Emma CourtQuest Diagnostics -- one of the biggest labs in the country -- says that in the last week, Covid-19 testing demand has only continued to rise. Turnaround times have gone from 3-5 days for non-priority patients to 4-6 days.
Emma CourtNew from me, @chrispalmeri + @angelicalavito:
Covid-19 testing is a critical tool to stem the virus's spread. But few employers are implementing the screenings as part of a back-to-work push.
Emma CourtLines for testing extend outside of urgent-care offices and other sites. Two high-school football stadiums in Houston regularly hit capacity by mid-morning and have to turn people away.
The U.S. Covid-19 testing crunch is still very much with us.
Emma CourtNEW: When Pfizer first priced a new $225,000-a-year heart drug, critics warned it would present a prohibitive financial barrier. A new analysis suggests that may be true for many patients.
Emma CourtAfter years of outrage over U.S. drug prices, which are the highest in the world, has the Covid-19 pandemic endangered chances for reform? In short, yes.
By @rileyraygriffin and I, for @BW
Emma CourtThe latest on the U.S. virus testing push, from me and @CynthiaLKoons: Urgent-care facilities say that they’ve stayed open for business and ready to test -- but have largely been left out of the equation
Emma CourtFarm workers -- a largely immigrant workforce facing tough conditions, little pay and meager benefits -- are getting sick by the dozens at farms in New York, New Jersey and Tennessee. These early outbreaks are drawing comparisons to the meat industry.
Emma CourtOf the 20,000 drugs the FDA regulates, the abortion pill is the only one required to be picked up in person. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, doctors' groups are suing the regulator to try and change that. bloomberg.com/news/articles/… a tremendous story by @CynthiaLKoons
Emma CourtNew: The CDC and some states say they have mixed diagnostic and antibody tests in public datasets, confirming yesterday's @TheAtlantic story. Two states say they recently stopped, while the CDC plans to differentiate the data in the coming weeks