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Coronavirus Care Planning 'More Important Than Containment'

Although quarantines and the number of people affected are dominating the headlines about the coronavirus, emergency preparedness — not COVID-19 containment — is the more appropriate response, said Amesh Adalja, MD, an infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore. "We're seeing an over-reaction in the form of quarantines,...

Comparing the analytical performance of three SARS-CoV-2 molecular diagnostic assays.
Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology; Uhteg K, Jarrett J et. al.

May 3rd, 2020 - In December 2019, a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was first isolated from Wuhan city, China and within three months, the global community was challenged with a devastating pandemic. The rapid spread of the virus challenged diagnostic laboratories to rapidly develop molecular diagnostic methods. As SARS CoV-2 assays became available for testing on existing molecular platforms, lab...

Onc Daily: Center to Pay $100M Penalty, Blood Test Aids Detection

Here are the most important stories that Medscape Oncology's editors picked for you to read today. Cancer Center Pays $100 Million Antitrust Penalty A high-profile oncology practice in Florida has agreed to pay a $100 million penalty related to a criminal antitrust conspiracy charge, says the US Department of Justice (DOJ). The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) & Research Institute had an antico...