U.S. regulator is reviewing Abbott’s fast COVID test after studies raise accuracy concerns


(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday that Abbott Laboratories’ (ABT.N) speedy coronavirus test, which can deliver results within minutes and is used at the White House, could potentially be inaccurate but can still be used to test patients.

FILE PHOTO: An Abbott company logo is pictured at the reception of its office in Mumbai, India, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

The regulator said in a statement that early data about the Abbott ID Now test suggested it could produce potentially inaccurate results, particularly by failing to detect people who have the illness.


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Nitric oxide studies aim to help to treat Covid-19


A Cataldo EMS team transports a suspected Covid-19 patient from Chelsea to Massachusetts General Hospital on April 23, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts United States.

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Medical researchers are testing whether inhaled nitric oxide could help treat patients with the coronavirus.

A range of studies and clinical trials underway at Massachusetts General Hospital aims to find out if the familiar treatment can help save those who are sick, prevent people from being intubated and potentially even keep health care workers infection-free.

As of Friday, more than 3.25 million people had contracted Covid-19 worldwide, with 233,439 deaths, according

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Coronavirus-related job losses hit U.S. black, Hispanic families hardest, studies find


FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks wait in line for donated food distribution at the Queensbridge Houses, a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) public housing complex, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

(Reuters) – Black and Hispanic families in the United States are taking the biggest income hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, and they are less prepared to withstand the blow, according to two studies released on Tuesday.

Low-income workers, including people of color and those without a college degree, are more

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