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As coronavirus deaths mount, virus testing is dropping in U.S.

U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend. A couple things are going on.

COVID-19 testing delays presenting a real problem

Surging COVID-19 outbreaks in several states are straining testing capacity across the country as people wait several days or even weeks to get their results back, causing another setback to the U.S. response to the months-long pandemic.

Op-Ed: Trump's approval on handling of COVID-19 is now underwater

American approval of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has dropped to the lowest level on record, the latest Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll shows. And this includes both Republicans and Democrats voicing their displeasure.

Italians question merits of virus testing

Rome - Testing is being held up as the world's best bet for ending the economically crippling -- and emotionally draining -- coronavirus lockdown.

South Africa rolls out mobile testing in virus lockdown

Johanesburg - South African public healthcare workers dispersed into the buzzing streets of Johannesburg's Yeoville neighbourhood as Africa's worst virus-hit country rolled out mass door-to-door testing for COVID-19.

Coronavirus test kits pour off South Korean production line

Cheongju - Every few seconds, a batch of white plastic cases shoots along a conveyor belt in a South Korean factory –- coronavirus test kits destined for export around the world as the global pandemic sends demand soaring.

FDA puts the brakes on test-at-home coronavirus kits Special

Many companies are developing coronavirus test kits, designed to provide answers to the general population in relation to COVID-19 infections. The U.S. FDA has placed a hold on this home screening service.

Dublin stadium is now virus drive-thru testing site

Dublin - Ireland's largest sports stadium is now serving as a drive-thru coronavirus testing site, Ireland's health service said Wednesday.

Portable cannabis potency test launched

The world's first portable, instant cannabis potency testing solution has been developed by a U.S. company which specializes in testing of cannabis for its biochemical properties. The technology is based around a smartphone.

Artificial intelligence can assess personality

A new artificial intelligence driven platform can assess a person’s personality by scanning the eyes. This is through assessing the way that the eyes move, through the use of an advanced tracker and data analysis software.

Cosmetics sold in the U.S. receive very little FDA regulation

Anyone in the United States can come up with a homemade cosmetic, whip it up in the kitchen, package and sell it — and it's perfectly legal. No testing, paperwork or registration is required. And this has become a big health problem.

New, faster test for Lyme disease developed

A new method for the early detection of Lyme disease has been developed. Current tests for Lyme bacteria, close to the point of probable infection, are normally produce "false" negative results. The new method overcomes this problem.

Samsung responds to bending S6 claims with its own video test

Samsung has responded to earlier claims that its S6 and S6 Edge smartphones could be bent in the same way as an iPhone 6 Plus by releasing its own video of the phones being put under pressure. The force used is significantly less though.

Op-Ed: Bill to bypass high school end-of-course exams hurts education

Austin - To graduate from high school in Texas, you must pass standardized tests: Algebra I, English I and II, Biology, and U.S. History. With many students unlikely to pass them all, the state Senate has just passed a bill allowing exemptions. It's bad law.

Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

Tokyo - Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.

EPA asks car manufacturers for mileage tests in the real world

After several cases in the American judicial system over mileage claims the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now asking manufacturers to do mileage tests in the real world in addition to any lab work.

Should hepatitis B screening be introduced?

Los Angeles - Some health professionals are recommending that all teens and adults who are high risk for hepatitis B get screened for the infection. A simple blood test can detect if a person is one of the 2 billion people worldwide infected with hepatitis B.

Could Common Core mean the end of mindless testing?

The Common Core Standards, a new set of national educational standards to replace standards set by individual states, have been in the news lately as a hotly debated shift for the nation’s future of education.

Massa on top for Williams, Vettel sidelined

Brazilian Felipe Massa put Williams on top on the penultimate day of pre-season testing in Bahrain on Saturday while Red Bull's quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel failed to complete a lap.

Perez on top in Bahrain, Red Bull recover

Manama - Force India's Sergio Perez topped the time charts for the second successive day of pre-season Formula One testing on Friday as world champions Red Bull finally found some pace.Perez clocked 1min 35.570sec off a marathon 108 laps with Ferrari's Fernando...

Red Bull improve on day two in Bahrain

Struggling Red Bull had cause for optimism following day two of Formula One's final pre-season test in Bahrain on Friday, with Daniel Ricciardo recording the team's fastest lap in six days of testing in the Middle East.

Rosberg quickest in morning testing

Manama - Germany's Nico Rosberg registered the fastest time in his Mercedes in Saturday morning's pre-season testing session at Bahrain's Sakhir circuit.Rosberg managed to go a second faster than his teammate Lewis Hamilton a day earlier, outpacing Jenson Butto...

Things look up for Red Bull on day two in Bahrain

Formula One champions Red Bull experienced their best day of pre-season testing as McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen topped the timesheets in Bahrain on Thursday.

Red Bull end testing after more problems

Formula One champions Red Bull called an early end to a nightmare first pre-season test in Spain on Friday and focused on fixing the problems before their next track outing in Bahrain in two weeks' time.

Ecclestone upset by F1 engine woes

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed the sport's new V6 turbo era as "completely unnecessary nonsense" after Renault engine woes sidelined champions Red Bull in pre-season testing.

Red Bull's F1 test nightmare continues

Red Bull designer Adrian Newey went back to his drawing board on Thursday after another nightmare day for the Formula One champions in pre-season testing in southern Spain.

Button fastest, Vettel struggles on day two of testing

Jerez - British former Formula One world champion Jenson Button made up for being unable to get out on the track on the first day of pre-season testing in the new McLaren MP4-29 by setting the fastest time on Wednesday.

Vettel has problems as Mercedes march on

Renault rushed to fix a problem with their new Formula One power unit on Wednesday after Red Bull's world champion Sebastian Vettel wrapped up his first pre-season test early with barely any laps co

Hamilton starts new F1 turbo era with a crash

Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes, world champion Sebastian Vettel failed to complete a timed lap and McLaren's car stayed in the garage as Formula One's new turbo era endured a difficult, and str

Raikkonen fastest on quiet opening day

Jerez - Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was fastest as Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes on an otherwise quiet opening day to Formula One's pre-season testing in Jerez, southern Spain on Tuesday.
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