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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 […]

State fares poorly on Covid safety in nationwide Wallethub study

Crain’s New York Business – Health Pulse Plus: Oscar launches IPO that could be worth $1.1B AdvantageCare opens Flushing gastroenterology office BioReference, New York Forward partner to offer more rapid tests In assessing Covid-19 vaccination, testing, hospitalization, death and transmission rates, New York came in 49th out of all the states and Washington, D.C., according […]

Covid-19 Tests Take Priority as New York City Arenas Seek Normalcy

Wall Street Journal Barclays Center, Madison Square Garden to welcome back fans this week—under capacity limits and as long as the spectators test negative When fans head to the Barclays Center on Tuesday, they will be entering a space where everyone around them, from NBA players to security guards, has tested negative for Covid-19. It […]

The Lab Powering Pandemic Sports

Axios BioReference Laboratories, Inc. has been a key cog in the sports-amid-a-pandemic machine, providing tailor-made, COVID-19 testing solutions for most major American sports leagues. What to know: Founded in 1981 and owned by parent company OPKO Health, BioReference is one of the largest full-service, specialty laboratories in the U.S., averaging 50-60,000 PCR tests per day. The […]

BioReference Laboratories Capitalizes on Increasing Demand for Rapid POC SARS-CoV-2 Tests

360Dx NEW YORK – On Opko’s conference call to discuss its fourth quarter earnings results, subsidiary BioReference Laboratories emphasized the demand it has seen for rapid point-of-care tests for SARS-CoV-2 as the pandemic rages on.  BioReference Executive Chairman Jon Cohen said on the call that the laboratory has performed 100,000 rapid SARS-CoV-2 tests to date, adding that […]

New Rapid COVID Testing Sites In New York City Expected To Accelerate Reopening

CBS 2 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s anticipation and excitement for families who will soon be able to see loved ones living in nursing homes in New York. This announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo also included big news about rapid testing, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported Friday. “I believe reopening is going to be accelerated by testing,” Cuomo said. More places in New […]

How the NFL navigated COVID-19 this season: 959,860 tests, $100 million and zero cancellations

ESPN Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had his barber tested for COVID-19 to ensure a safe trim. Then he turned to a game of Uno for late-night entertainment. Former Lions QB Matthew Stafford spent a week isolated in a hotel, traveled by private plane to Minneapolis and started a game without taking a single practice snap. […]

Data that sheds light on New York State’s decision to re-open large arenas

WKBW When KeyBank Center opens up to spectators, the Buffalo Sabres front office will have some data to draw upon from New York State’s experiment with the two Buffalo Bills playoff games in January. BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — When KeyBank Center opens up to spectators, the Buffalo Sabres front office will have some data to […]

How The NFL Pulled Off a Safe Super Bowl LV Halftime Show in the Middle of a Pandemic

Billboard Completing the 2020-2021 NFL season in the midst of a pandemic was already a herculean task. But putting on a traditional Super Bowl halftime show inside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, as COVID-19 continues to rage across the nation seemed like a bridge too far after a year when live performance and […]

Seahawks COVID-19 Testers Chosen As Honorary 12 Flag Raisers For Wild Card Weekend

Seahawks The “Seahawks Swab Team” is a big reason why the 2020 season was even possible, and they’re being honored for their extremely dedicated work testing players and staff day in and day out at the VMAC. All season long, the honor of raising the 12 Flag has gone to people and organizations who have […]