quick tests

Why your COVID test results take so long

January 14, 2022 – As the Omicron variant is swept across the United States, which is now blamed for more than 98% of COVID-19 infections, the demand for testing in laboratories has risen sharply – especially as antigen testing in the home is few. Also … Read More

More masks, COVID tests and troops to fight Omicron

January 13, 2022 – President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the U.S. government will make free, upgraded face masks available for ordering online from next week. In addition, he orders 500 million faster COVID-19 tests to meet future demand and deploys more military teams to … Read More

Vat nose, throat or both for COVID-19 quick tests?

January 11, 2022 – Many Americans are familiar with the rapid antigen tests for COVID-19, which involve sharpening the nose. However, some new evidence suggests that a saliva sample may increase the accuracy of the test. Experts agree on one thing: If you want to … Read More

Are Holiday Trips Still Safe With Omicron?

Variants are a bit like breaks: There is never a good time for one to strike, but there are absolutely awful times. With Omicron, it’s hard to imagine a worse possible moment. The promise of this holiday season has long been that the Americans would … Read More

Omicron enforces its own soft lockdown

“I do not see a scenario for any kind of closure,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared this week as parts of New York actually shut down all around him. Broadway canceled show after show. Restaurants closed their kitchens. De Blasio’s successor, Eric Adams, … Read More