Explainer: what’s the new coronavirus saliva test, and how does it work?

A cornerstone of containing the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread testing to identify cases and prevent new outbreaks emerging. This strategy is known as “test, trace and isolate”. The standard test so far has been the swab test, in which a swab goes up your nose and to the back of your throat. But an alternative method of specimen collection, using […]

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New York opens traffic-clogged streets to people during pandemic, the city’s latest redesign in times of dramatic change

On some normally congested New York City streets, cars are gone, replaced by diners tentatively returning to restaurants—though only outside—after months of lockdown. On June 22, the city entered phase two of reopening after its severe coronavirus outbreak, allowing many businesses to resume operations with restrictions. Permitting restaurants to spread into streets is one of several pandemic-induced initiatives designed to […]

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Decline in new US coronavirus deaths may be temporary reprieve – The Denver Post

The number of deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. has fallen in recent weeks to the lowest level since late March, even as states increasingly reopen for business. But scientists are deeply afraid the trend may be about to reverse itself. “For now, it’s too soon to be reassured that deaths are going down and everything’s OK,” […]

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Denver opens new coronavirus testing sites to reach underserved populations

Denver public health officials are offering free testing for the novel coronavirus in new locations to reach underserved populations as the pandemic highlights racial inequalities. People of color are seeing higher infection rates of COVID-19, while black Coloradans have died from the disease caused by the new coronavirus at a disproportionately high rate. The city already offers free drive-up, testing […]

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Colorado announces no new deaths tied directly to COVID-19 for second straight day

Reports of deaths related to the new coronavirus continue to slow in Colorado, with state health officials for the second straight day announcing no new fatalities tied directly to COVID-19 and only two additional deaths of people who had contracted the virus. Deaths announced by Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment each day have not necessarily occurred in the […]

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New Colorado marketplace for PPE intended to help businesses restart

A volunteer-run initiative will offer businesses a place to buy personal protective equipment, like masks, for as reasonable a price as they’re likely to get during a pandemic. Energize Colorado, a nonprofit organization started by some of the private-sector volunteers on Gov. Jared Polis’ COVID-19 task forces, opened its online marketplace for protective equipment about two weeks ago. So far, […]

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New coronavirus clusters show risks of second wave as protests flare

BERLIN — A family in China, nightclubs in South Korea and a slaughterhouse in Germany: New clusters of coronavirus infections are igniting concerns about a second wave even as calls grow in some countries to relax restrictions even further. In Germany, where thousands have protested remaining restrictions in recent days, health officials say the number of people each confirmed coronavirus […]

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