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The Covid testing slump A few weeks ago, Citigroup began providing at-home Covid-19 testing kits to many of its workers in Chicago and New York. Each kit includes a nasal swab, a paper strip and a liquid solution, and people get a result within minutes. “It looks a little like a pregnancy test,” Dr. Lori...

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Cannabidiol, or CBD, may help reduce the cytokine storm and excessive lung inflammation that is killing many patients with COVID-19, researchers say. While more work, including clinical trials to determine optimal dosage and timing, is needed before CBD becomes part of the treatment for COVID-19, researchers at The Dental College of Georgia and Medical College of Georgia have early...

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Researchers screen rapid-detection COVID-19 tests for sensitivity/specificity, limit of detection, and time to results ANN ARBOR, MI, and VANCOUVER, BC—February 10, 2021—After screening more than 1,100 independently assessed, point-of-care COVID-19 tests, researchers at NSF International and Novateur Ventures have identified five direct (antigen/RNA) tests for detection of acute infection and six indirect (antibody) tests for...