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Missouri agency pledges to end flawed virus data reporting

Missouri’s state health director on Tuesday confirmed that the state has been lumping together different coronavirus test results in a way that can be misleading, despite saying otherwise multiple times last week. The agency has been combining the results of ...

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Parson: Virus testing to focus on long-term care facilities

Missouri is expanding coronavirus testing to high-risk places where people are in close contact, with an emphasis on long-term care facilities, Gov. Mike Parson said Monday. Parson said he has directed agency heads to “get better” at testing so the ...

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No COVID-19 testing at home yet but quicker options coming

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Home testing for the new coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but U.S. regulators say it’s still too risky. They’ve stopped companies that quickly launched home-testing kits until they can show their products can accurately detect the virus. For now, the ...

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Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread

A series of missteps at the nation’s top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the pandemic spread across the nation. President Donald Trump assured Americans early this ...

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Behind the scenes, scientists prep for COVID-19 vaccine test

A team of scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus just might work. After weeks of round-the-clock research at the National Institutes of Health, ...

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