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Coronavirus: NHS staff off work due to testing shortages, say bosses

Media playback is unsupported on your device A lack of coronavirus tests for NHS staff is leading to staff absences and services being put at risk, hospital bosses have warned. NHS Providers, which represents English hospital trusts, said staff are having to self-isolate because they cannot get tests for themselves or family members. It comes… Read More »

CMS announces $5B in funding, new testing requirements and training for nursing homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released Wednesday a number of new initiatives to aid nursing homes during the pandemic including additional funding, testing, training and data. A fresh $ 5 billion from the Provider Relief Fund authorized by the CARES Act will be given to nursing homes by the U.S. Department of Health… Read More »

Testing Backlogs May Cloud the True Spread of the Coronavirus

As demand for coronavirus testing surges around the nation, laboratories that process samples are again experiencing backlogs that have left anxious patients and their doctors waiting days — sometimes a week or more — for results. At the city and state levels, testing delays could mask persistent rises in case numbers and could cloud ways to combat the… Read More »

White House renews argument that increased cases come from increased testing

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany reiterated that spikes in coronavirus cases are a function of increased access to testing, an argument that public health officials have debunked. “When you lead the world in testing, that means that you identify more cases,” McEnany told reporters Monday. President Trump has often touted the U.S. capacity for… Read More »