What Missouri schools learned the hard way about rapid Covid testing

What Missouri schools learned the hard way about rapid Covid testing

[ad_1] Early in the tumultuous 2020-21 school year, Missouri officials made a big gamble: They set aside about 1 million rapid Covid tests for the state‚Äôs K-12 schools in hope of quickly identifying sick students or staff members. The Trump administration had spent $760 million to procure 150 million rapid-response antigen tests from Abbott Laboratories, … Read more

Johnson & Johnson says booster shot provides ‘rapid and robust’ Covid antibody increase

Johnson & Johnson says booster shot provides 'rapid and robust' Covid antibody increase

[ad_1] Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday that studies show a booster shot of its vaccine provides a “rapid and robust increase” in Covid-19 antibodies when used on people who have already received its first dose. The interim data showed people who already had been given the J&J vaccine experienced a nine-fold increase in spike-binding … Read more

FDA approval of a Covid vaccine could mean a rapid jump in shots in arms

FDA approval of a Covid vaccine could mean a rapid jump in shots in arms

[ad_1] As of last week, in spite of an extremely high level of confidence among policy officials and public health experts that any of the three Covid-19 vaccines with emergency use authorization are safe and effective, about 70 million adults in the U.S. remained unvaccinated, as well as nearly 50 million children under age 12 … Read more