Stories tagged: "coronavirus testing"


An unidentified nurse at Marshfield Clinic Health System's Eau Claire hospital
State’s Chief Medical Officer on COVID at 2: Worst Case Scenario, but Safeguards Prevented Many More Deaths

Dr. Ryan Westergaard reflects on how pandemic politics by some got in the way of saving lives.

Prospective UW-Eau Claire students tour campus Friday, wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be required of students and faculty on campus when classes begin at the university and other UW System campuses in two weeks.
Schools and Universities Worry About Reopening as COVID-19 Test Supplies Again Run Low

Without fast results, a school or campus outbreak is much harder to contain.

Medical workers perform a coronavirus test on driver at the Temple University Ambler campus in Ambler, Pa., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
40 Coronavirus Testing Sites Lose Federal Funding Even Though Tests Are Still Hard to Get

The decision to end funding for these sites could exacerbate the existing shortage of COVID-19 tests just as many states are hurtling toward their peak in cases.

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Experts Predicted a Coronavirus Pandemic as Far Back as 2017. Trump Ignored Them.

The Trump administration ignored warning signs, failed to adequately prepare for PPE shortages, botched the rollout of tests, and repeatedly downplayed the severity of the coronavirus.