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NIRVANA Test Rapidly Identifies and Sequences COVID-19 Viral Variants

Researchers at the Salk Institute in California, working with outside collaborators, have developed a COVID-19 test that can rapidly identify and sequence the causative virus, helping to track new variants. The test, called “nanopore sequencing of isothermal rapid viral amplification for near real-time analysis,” (NIRVANA), can also simultaneously test for other viruses, such as influenza,… Read More »

Why A Negative Test Doesn’t Rule Out COVID

Oct. 3, 2020 — Since the recent presidential debate, at least 11 people involved in the event have tested positive for COVID-19, raising questions about how the virus could have run rampant there despite precautions, which included testing for everyone there. The Cleveland Clinic supervised the event. In a statement issued Friday, it said it… Read More »