Stories tagged: "covid-19 tests"


A health worker shows a negative COVID-19 antigen test result. (AP Photo/Andre Penner0
Insurers to Start Covering Home COVID Tests

Americans will be able to either purchase home testing kits for free under their insurance or submit receipts for the tests for reimbursement.

President Joe Biden talks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Washington. The Biden administration is increasing federal support for COVID-19 testing for schools in a bid to keep them open amid the omicron surge. The White House said Wednesday the administration is making a dedicated stream of 5 million rapid tests and 5 million lab-based PCR tests available to schools starting this month. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden Redoubling Focus on Testing Amid Shortages, Confusion

The White House announced Wednesday that a dedicated stream of 5 million rapid tests and 5 million lab-based PCR tests will be made available to schools starting this month to ease supply shortages and promote the safe reopening of schools.

Dr. Ala Stanford administers a COVID-19 swab test on Wade Jeffries in the parking lot of Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Stanford and other doctors formed the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to offer testing and help address heath disparities in the African American community. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Doctor Recognized for Leading the Charge to Fight COVID in Philadelphia’s Underserved Neighborhoods

More than 50,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 through the efforts of Dr. Ala Stanford, founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.

An American flag is in a classroom as students work on laptops in Newlon Elementary School early Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, which is one of 55 Discovery Link sites set up by Denver Public Schools where students are participating in remote learning in this time of the new coronavirus from a school in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Another Challenge for Parents During COVID-19? Getting Their Kids Tested.

Many facilities won't administer tests for young children, creating more problems for parents and schools trying to reopen.

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U.S. Needs to Conduct 20 Million Coronavirus Tests a Day Before Reopening, Harvard Researchers Say

The new report comes just a day before health officials confirmed that two people died with the coronavirus weeks before the first reported death, thus underscoring the need for widespread testing.