First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought
First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought
Autopsies recently carried out in California show that one person died of the disease on February 6—three weeks before the nation recorded its first fatality.
First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought
First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought

Autopsies recently carried out in California show that one person died of the disease on February 6—three weeks before the nation recorded its first fatality.

Autopsies recently carried out in California show that one person died of the disease on February 6—three weeks before the nation recorded its first fatality.

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CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Coronavirus Testing
CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Coronavirus Testing
Ashley Yeager | Apr 20, 2020
Assembling the first COVID-19 test kits in the same room as coronavirus material, along with other practices that didn’t follow protocol, made the tests unusable, officials say.
Logistical Hurdles Leave COVID-19 Test Kits Unused
Logistical Hurdles Leave COVID-19 Test Kits Unused
Amy Schleunes | Apr 10, 2020
Scientists at academic labs equipped to test for SARS-CoV-2 report that multiple barriers are preventing from them from operating at full capacity.
How SARS-CoV-2 Tests Work and What’s Next in COVID-19 Diagnostics
How SARS-CoV-2 Tests Work and What’s Next in COVID-19 Diagnostics
Bianca Nogrady | Mar 3, 2020
Current methods to detect infections of the novel coronavirus rely on identifying particular genetic sequences, but new assays are being developed to meet the growing demand for rapid answers.
Government’s Mixed Messages on Coronavirus Are Dangerous: Experts
Government’s Mixed Messages on Coronavirus Are Dangerous: Experts
Ashley Yeager | Feb 28, 2020
Administration officials have given contradictory statements about how COVID-19 will affect the US, and it is not clear who is leading the infectious disease response effort, critics say.
Coronavirus Test Kits May Yield Inconclusive Results
Coronavirus Test Kits May Yield Inconclusive Results
Amy Schleunes | Feb 13, 2020
Some US states are waiting for the CDC to send replacement enzymes necessary for carrying out SARS-CoV-2 assays.
Test for Novel Coronavirus Approved for Wide Deployment
Test for Novel Coronavirus Approved for Wide Deployment
Shawna Williams | Feb 6, 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration authorizes the distribution of the 2019-nCoV diagnostic to state health departments and other facilities.
Person-to-Person Spread of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in China
Person-to-Person Spread of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in China
Shawna Williams | Jan 21, 2020
The number of cases spikes as the World Health Organization plans an emergency meeting on containing the epidemic.
Spending Bill Boosts US Science Budgets, Unlocks Gun Research
Spending Bill Boosts US Science Budgets, Unlocks Gun Research
Ashley Yeager | Dec 17, 2019
The legislative package for 2020 allots $25 million for gun-violence research, which has been on hold for more than two decades.
Vitamin E Acetate Tied to Vaping Illnesses: CDC
Vitamin E Acetate Tied to Vaping Illnesses: CDC
Emily Makowski | Nov 11, 2019
The chemical was found in all 29 lung fluid samples tested.