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Trump to announce $750 million deal with Abbott for at least 150 million rapid coronavirus tests

President Donald Trump plans to announce Thursday the purchase of 150 million rapid Covid-19 tests as part of a $ 750 million agreement with Abbott Laboratories, a White House official confirmed.  Trump plans to use his speech at the Republican National Convention to announce the deal, the official said. “This is a major development that… Read More »

Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says

A Harvard epidemiologist and expert in disease testing is calling for a shift in strategy toward a cheap, daily, do-it-yourself test that he says can be as effective as a vaccine at interrupting coronavirus transmission — and is currently the only viable option for a quick return to an approximation of normal life. “These are our… Read More »