Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Coronavirus Tests The Value Of Artificial Intelligence In Medicine

Dr. Albert Hsiao and his colleagues at the University of California-San Diego health system had been working for 18 months on an artificial intelligence program designed to help doctors identify pneumonia on a chest X-ray. When the coronavirus hit the United States, they decided to see what it could do. The researchers quickly deployed the application, which dots X-ray… Read More »

Coronavirus antibody tests become surprising new trend at wellness spas, Botox clinics, report says

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Across the U.S., a range of businesses are throwing in antibody tests with their normal services amid a surge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, though health experts caution that many have not been approved by the Food and… Read More »

Coronavirus shows contrasts between US, European safety nets

The coronavirus pandemic is straining social safety nets across the globe — and underlining sharp differences in approach between wealthy societies such as the United States and Europe. In Europe, the collapse in business activity is triggering wage support programs that are keeping millions on the job, for now. In contrast, in the United States… Read More »

Health standards organizations help codify novel coronavirus info

As part of the global effort to manage and contain the coronavirus response, two global health standards organizations have introduced new content. Regenstrief Institute and SNOMED International, are supporting care teams globally to code and track SARS-CoV-2 testing and COVID-19 cases, and by extension support clinicians and researchers in their efforts to address its containment.… Read More »

Gilead says draft of coronavirus treatment results contain ‘inappropriate characterization’ and are ‘inconclusive’

In this July 9, 2015, file photo, a man walks outside the headquarters of Gilead Sciences in Foster City, Calif. Eric Risberg | AP Gilead Sciences said that a draft document showing disappointing results from a closely watched clinical trial of the company’s treatment for the coronavirus contained “inappropriate characterizations” and that the study’s findings… Read More »

Coronavirus tracker: Hydroxychloroquine fails VA study; FDA approves at-home sample collection

Hydroxychloroquine, the medicine that gained early attention on praise from President Donald Trump and others, has failed a study in VA hospitals. Pharma’s reputation has benefited from the pandemic, and the FDA has signed off on a new at-home testing kit from LabCorp. Plus more headlines.  As of Tuesday, the number of global confirmed cases had passed… Read More »

The Red Tape of Testing for Coronavirus

The U.S. has failed to effectively implement widespread testing for COVID-19, allowing rates of infection to climb and extended stay-at-home orders to persist. Other countries, such as South Korea and Singapore, responded with aggressive testing early on, minimizing further spread and suppressing transmission of the virus without widespread shutdowns. Mike Ryan, head of the World… Read More »