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Health Insurance and Demand for Masking, Testing and Contact Tracing – New Data from The Commonwealth Fund

The coronavirus pandemic occasioned the Great Lockdown for people to shelter-at-home, tele-work if possible, and shut down large parts of the U.S. economy considered “non-essential.” As health insurance for working-age people is tied to employment, COVID-19 led to disproportionate loss of health plan coverage especially among people earning lower incomes, as well as non-white workers,… Read More »

Pharmacists Society president discusses pilot program for independent pharmacy testing – Brooklyn Reporter

Last month, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a COVID-19 testing pilot program for 5,000 independent pharmacies statewide that will result in 7,000 diagnostic tests per week and that the federal government will procure testing kits and PPE on behalf of New York State, which will in turn provide the materials to independent pharmacies. Steve Moore, president… Read More »

New York churches transformed into COVID-19 testing sites to serve Black, Latinx communities

Medical workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) test for COViD-19 at Abyssinian Baptist Church, one of 11 churches across the city as well as Nassau County and Westchester that has begun testing for the virus on May 13, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The New… 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 »

Century-old food testing method updated to include complex fluid dynamics

The texture of food, including properties that determine how consumers experience biting and swallowing, is an important part of development of more enjoyable foods. In order to completely understand these properties, better methods and devices for testing are required to capture the motion inside liquid materials, especially in the case of foods that are complex… Read More »