Why is COVID-19 testing important?
Effective testing for SARS-CoV-2 is essential in helping slow the spread of the virus by identifying those who have the virus and enabling Covid-19 treatment or isolation. Coronavirus testing is also crucial to learn more about how the virus spreads and how prevalent it remains in each community.
But for those reasons, too, health officials must be careful that they’re being efficient with their rapid test kits. In other words, with ongoing shortages still an issue, the importance of making sure those most in need get tested means not everyone should be getting tested.
What will Thanksgiving be like this year?
Experts weigh on how to celebrate safely. The coronavirus vaccines have changed the way we look at the pandemic — and they can make a positive impact on holiday gatherings.
This year, doctors are highlighting the importance of vaccination for all eligible people. Being fully immunized against the coronavirus protects against contracting the virus, and significantly lowers the risk of severe illness or death.
What is the latest Coronavirus news?
CDC vaccine advisers voted to recommend booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines.
Yesterday, the US FDA authorized booster doses of both Covid-19 vaccines and said any of the three authorized vaccines could be used as a booster in a mix-and-match approach.
Meanwhile, the White House unveiled its plans to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, pending FDA authorization.
Important News: Rapid COVID-19 tests are in high demand as the world reopens.