A Cape Cod COVID Outbreak Shows The Delta Variant May Be Even More Infectious Than We Thought

The CDC’s about-face recommendation this week that vaccinated people in high-risk areas should resume wearing masks in indoor public spaces was spurred by new data that showed that even vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant can spread it, the agency said Friday. The data analyzed a large outbreak of COVID-19 cases among vaccinated beachgoers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts,…

Antigen Testing for Screening in Non-Healthcare Workplaces

Antigen tests are an effective tool to help employers prevent the spread COVID-19 in the workplace. Antigen tests, when used for screening employees in non-healthcare workplaces, can detect current infection before an employee enters the workplace or returns to work. Antigen tests are Easy to give Quick to return results Low in cost Antigen tests…

Few rapid antigen Covid-19 tests meet WHO standards

A new large scale international review of rapid Covid-19 tests finds that few of them meet the World Health Organization’s minimum acceptable performance standards. There are two kinds of rapid tests – molecular tests, including PCR, which are considered to be the gold standard of molecular diagnostics; and rapid antigen tests, which detect proteins of the virus.…

The American School of Warsaw manages pandemic risks for the sake of educational wellbeing of its students

Since the start of the pandemic, schools and universities across the world have been facing a daunting challenge as they re-opened their campuses while protecting the health of students and faculty. While keeping schools open to in-person learning poses epidemic risks, keeping them closed poses educational and social-emotional risks to all students, which can have…