Americans still avoiding ERs in pandemic, but uptick seen in mental health crises

(HealthDay)—While ER visits have stayed below normal levels as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the number of people showing up in the emergency department with mental woes is increasing, new federal government data shows. Between March 29 and April 25, 2020, visits to emergency departments dropped 42%, researchers from the U.S. […]

The new 15-minute COVID test has potential, but standard tests are still the best way to track COVID-19

Testing remains a vital component of Australia’s success in managing COVID-19. We need to diagnose people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as early as possible so they can be isolated from others and their contacts quarantined. Testing also helps us understand to what degree the virus is […]