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First US trial cruise returns to PortMiami after testing COVID safety protocols

Channel 7 News Miami Broadcast video MIAMI (WSVN) – After a two-night trip, Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas has returned to port. The cruise ship returned to PortMiami early Tuesday morning after setting sail with around 600 vaccinated volunteer employees. The employees acted as passengers so Royal Caribbean could test COVID-19 safety protocols. Some of […]

“Striving to Find That Answer”: At BioReference and GeneDx, Lab Professionals Put Their Hearts Into All That They Do

ALCA Blog and Video Delivering answers for patients isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. For Katie Aoyama, the Assistant Director of the Technology, Transfer and Validation Department at GeneDx, a subsidiary of BioReference Laboratories, Inc. and OPKO Health Company, each day offers an opportunity to rethink what it means to put patients first and […]

Detroit Pistons’ COVID testers reflect on successful season of keeping players safe

Testers gifted custom jerseys, suites for final game  Click on Detroit DETROIT – There was a group of people who played a fundamental role in the Detroit Pistons’ season — but they didn’t do any scoring or rebounding. Instead, they made sure the 17 players could safely play despite the COVID pandemic. The group of COVID testers said […]

Labs Preparing for Increase in POC, Home Testing Post-Pandemic

360Dx NEW YORK – COVID-19 has driven an uptick in healthcare delivery approaches like telemedicine and point-of-care, home, and direct-to-consumer testing, a shift that some observers believe could continue to accelerate even after the pandemic is over. Click here for full post on 360Dx website

Wizards ditch jerseys in team photo to make statement

The Undefeated  Washington players wore social justice T-shirts that read ‘Equality,’ ‘Justice’ or ‘Accountability’ instead of their team uniforms NBA team photos are typically boring, taken primarily for archival purposes at the end of the season to commemorate the team, and are rarely viewed afterward. And then there is the 2020-21 Washington Wizards team photo. […]

Name of the NFL Draft game in Cleveland this year is safety

Cleveland 19 News CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – It is not the kind of safety you expect in football. But with NFL “Draft Days” here in Cleveland, and the draft being held in-person this year, safety is the name of the game to keep everyone healthy. The National Football League franchises plan to score big over […]

New York expands rapid testing capabilities for economic reopening

News 10 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State is continuing to expand its rapid testing capabilities in an effort to safely reopen parts of the economy. “We really want to help those who are asymptomatic, feel that sense of normal life,” says Meghan Ziobro, the General Manager of Consumer Diagnostics for BioReference Laboratories. BioReference […]

BioReference Labs will test MLB players, employees all season

NJ BIZ BioReference Laboratories Inc. in Elmwood Park entered into a COVID-19 testing agreement for players and staff, stadium employees and league staff for the 2021 Major League Baseball season. Under the agreement announced April 1, BioReference will provide on-site rapid PCR COVID-19 testing to all 30 MLB teams, leveraging Mesa Biotech’s Accula System. Testing begins on April 1, which […]

Vaccines alone won’t end Covid. Biden’s new testing strategy could help finish the job.

Politico The administration wants to shift focus from diagnosing people who suspect they’re infected to regularly screening millions of Americans at school or work. The Biden administration is trying to transform the United States’ Covid-19 testing system — shifting focus from diagnosing people who suspect they’re infected to regularly screening millions of Americans at school […]