Blood donation centers across the U.S. are ramping up efforts to collect plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in hopes it could be used to save the lives of others infected with the pandemic disease.
The unprecedented disruptions affecting millions of Oregonians appear to be reducing the transmission of the novel coronavirus between 50% and 70%, according to a new analysis released Wednesday by state health officials, the first positive sign that social distancing is helping in Oregon.
Coronavirus infections in Oregon senior care homes are far more widespread than previously known, with 29 nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult foster homes reporting at least one confirmed case as of Monday, according to a list provided by the state in response to questions from Th
Companies with experience in the “at-home” testing market began announcing in mid-March that they would be offering direct-to-consumer test kits for COVID-19.
With panic running high and tests at hospitals and doctors’ offices hard to come by, the appeal was obvious.
A wrenching conflict is emerging as the COVID-19 virus storms through U.S. communities: Some patients are falling into a no man’s land between hospitals and nursing homes.