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Health department says England counting anyone who died after testing positive for coronavirus as related death

England is counting anyone who has died there and had a coronavirus test come back positive at any point as a coronavirus death, Public Health England announced Friday. This comes after the British government ordered a review of how daily coronavirus death figures in England are tallied after some claimed that the figures were inflated.… Read More »

Germany slaughterhouse outbreak brings police, mass testing

German police have deployed hundreds of officers across two western regions that have been placed under renewed pandemic lockdown in an attempt to contain a coronavirus outbreak linked to a slaughterhouse By FRANK JORDANS and MSTYSLAV CHERNOV Associated Press June 25, 2020, 2:56 PM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail… Read More »

Lack of Covid-19 testing means no swift end to lockdown, says Dr Miriam Stoppard

Even now, when we don’t have nearly enough information on the Covid-19 pandemic to start theorising about an exit strategy, people are asking when lockdown can be relaxed. Not for some time in my opinion because we’re not getting the right information that would allow us to relax it. The key to removing lockdown is… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Blanket testing is crucial to lifting virus lockdown

From research done in Italy, it turns out the great majority of people infected with Covid-19 have no symptoms. Yet through no fault of their own they were a powerful source of infecting others, some of whom were more vulnerable than them. This finding has serious implications for the UK, and an Italian experiment run… Read More »

Pharmacy Heroes: Team Spearheads Efforts for Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing – Pharmacy Times

Today we’re celebrating Summer Kerley, PharmD, RPh; Mary Miller, PharmD, RPh; and Alison Devitt, PharmD, RPh, for their amazing work organizing a drive-through testing center. All 3 are pharmacists at a Rite Aid in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and they have been traveling back and forth between the testing site and the pharmacy to ensure the staff… Read More »

Testing Shortages Force Extreme Shift In Strategy By Local Health Officials

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Public health officials in California’s state capital region announced this week they have stopped tracing the contacts of patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. They’ve also ceased recommending quarantines for residents exposed to people confirmed to have the virus. It was a grim recognition… Read More »