CDC Releases Recommendations Declaring Communities of Faith Essential

CDC Releases Recommendations Declaring Communities of Faith Essential

Atlanta, GA…Across America, states and localities are experiencing different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many state and local officials have determined to begin moving gradually and strategically toward reopening their regions. Today, CDC published guidance to help prevent exposures to COVID-19 in facilities used by communities of faith and to keep their staff and attendees […]

FDA Authorizes First Antigen Test to Help in the Rapid Detection of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Patients

FDA Authorizes First Antigen Test to Help in the Rapid Detection of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Patients

White Oak, MD…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued the first <a href=”https://www.fda.gov/media/137886/download”>emergency use authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 antigen test</a>, a new category of tests for use in the ongoing pandemic. These diagnostic tests quickly detect fragments of proteins found on or within the virus by testing samples collected from the nasal cavity using swabs. […]

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts for April 30th! 48,917 Infected, 1,982 Deaths

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts for April 30th!  48,917 Infected, 1,982 Deaths

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 48,917 confirmed cases and 1,982 deaths. Testing in California As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, the California Department of Public Health is working to expand access to COVID-19 testing.  Testing should be used for medical […]

NIH Clinical Trial Shows Remdesivir Accelerates Recovery from Advanced COVID-19

NIH Clinical Trial Shows Remdesivir Accelerates Recovery from Advanced COVID-19

Bethesda, MD…Hospitalized patients with advanced COVID-19 and lung involvement who received remdesivir recovered faster than similar patients who received placebo, according to a preliminary data analysis from a randomized, controlled trial involving 1063 patients, which began on February 21. The trial (known as the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial, or ACTT), sponsored by the National Institute […]

ACEP-AAEM Issue Joint Statement on Physician Misinformation as Consensus in Medical Community Breaks Down

ACEP-AAEM Issue Joint Statement on Physician Misinformation as Consensus in Medical Community Breaks Down

Irving, TX & Milwaukee, WI…The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) jointly and emphatically condemn the recent opinions released by Dr. Daniel Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi. These reckless and untested musings do not speak for medical societies and are inconsistent with current science and epidemiology regarding […]

Lysol Maker Warns on Injection, Ingestion or Other Improper use of Disinfectants

Lysol Maker Warns on Injection, Ingestion or Other Improper use of Disinfectants

Parsippany, NJ…Due to recent speculation and social media activity, RB (the makers of Lysol and Dettol) has been asked whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant […]

Governor Newsom Announces Plan to Resume Delayed Health Care that was Deferred as Hospitals Prepared for COVID-19 Surge

Governor Newsom Announces Plan to Resume Delayed Health Care that was Deferred as Hospitals Prepared for COVID-19 Surge

Sacramento, CA…Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced plans to allow hospitals and health systems to resume delayed medical care for Californians – such as heart valve replacements, angioplasty and tumor removals, and key preventive care services, such as colonoscopies – which were deferred as the state’s health care delivery systems prepared for a surge of […]

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts for April 21st! 33,261 Infected, 1,268 Deaths

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts for April 21st!  33,261 Infected, 1,268 Deaths

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 33,261 confirmed cases and 1,268 deaths.  Racial Demographics – A More Complete Picture  The California Department of Public Health is committed to health equity and collecting more detailed racial and ethnic data that will provide additional understanding […]

Monterey County Now Has 141 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and Another Death Reported Yesterday.

Monterey County Now Has 141 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and Another Death Reported Yesterday.

Salinas, CA…It is with great sadness Monterey Co Health Depart announces a death of a Monterey Co resident as a result of COVID-19 disease. The individual was an adult with underlying conditions. Monterey County Health Department continues to work with local medical providers to identify and test individuals included in the CDC’s priority groups for […]

Abbott Shipping 4,000,000 COVID-19 Antibody Tests This Month & 20,000.000 By June

Abbott Shipping 4,000,000 COVID-19 Antibody Tests This Month & 20,000.000 By June

Abbott Park, IL…This adds to Abbott’s previously announced COVID-19 molecular tests: the m2000™ lab-based test and ID NOW™ rapid point-of-care test. New antibody test will run on Abbott’s ARCHITECT® i1000SR and i2000SR laboratory instruments and will expand to its new Alinity™ i system. Abbott is shipping now and intends to distribute 4 million tests in […]

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