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Ask Dr. Nandi: Blood from SARS survivor yields an antibody that neutralizes new coronavirus

Ask Dr. Nandi: Blood from SARS survivor yields an antibody that neutralizes new coronavirus

A potent antibody has been found that neutralizes the coronavirus and blocks it from entering human cells. The antibody, called S309, is being fast-tracked for [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Blood from SARS survivor ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Blood from SARS survivor yields an antibody that neutralizes new coronavirus

Ask Dr. Nandi: Blood from SARS survivor yields an antibody that neutralizes new coronavirus

A potent antibody has been found that neutralizes the coronavirus and blocks it from entering human cells. The antibody, called S309, is being fast-tracked for [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Blood from SARS survivor ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Insecticide associated with death risk, study says

Ask Dr. Nandi: Insecticide associated with death risk, study says

In our Health Alert tonight, as annoying as summer bugs can be, you might want to think twice about using insect-killing chemicals. Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Insecticide associated wi...→

As Blood Shortage Increases, Carter BloodCare Offers COVID-19 Antibody Tests

As Blood Shortage Increases, Carter BloodCare Offers COVID-19 Antibody Tests

Starting Monday, June 22, Carter BloodCare will offer coronavirus antibody testing for a limited time, according to a press release from the non-profit. The an [...] Read full article: As Blood Shortage Increases, Carter Bloo...→

Red Cross Offering COVID-19 Antibody Tests to Blood Donors

Red Cross Offering COVID-19 Antibody Tests to Blood Donors

The American Red Cross is offering coronavirus antibody tests to people who donate blood. The Red Cross says when the pandemic hit, blood donations plummeted, [...] Read full article: Red Cross Offering COVID-19 Antibody Tes...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna plans to start phase 3 testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in July

Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna plans to start phase 3 testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in July

Plans have been announced regarding phase 3 testing for a leading COVID-19 vaccine. Biotech company Moderna says their late-stage trial for the mRNA-1273 vacci [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna plans to start ph...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Up to 80% of COVID-19 infections are asymptomatic, a new case report says

Ask Dr. Nandi: Up to 80% of COVID-19 infections are asymptomatic, a new case report says

Newly released research shows that up to 80% of COVID-19 Infections are asymptomatic. Scientists who studied passengers aboard a cruise ship found that eight o [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Up to 80% of COVID-19 inf...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: How to reenter society: Questions and advice on life post-quarantine

Ask Dr. Nandi: How to reenter society: Questions and advice on life post-quarantine

Now that Governor Whitmer has relaxed restrictions in the Upper and parts of the Lower Peninsula, and our stay-at-home order is expected to end next week, it’s [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: How to reenter society: Q...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine shows encouraging early results in human safety trial

Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine shows encouraging early results in human safety trial

(WXYZ) — There’s some positive news concerning an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus. Drugmaker Moderna has announced that all of their participants in a [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna’s coronavirus vac...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Children are falling ill with a baffling ailment related to COVID-19

Ask Dr. Nandi: Children are falling ill with a baffling ailment related to COVID-19

This mysterious illness appears to be related to or linked to the coronavirus as many of the children who are suspected of having this syndrome have either tes [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Children are falling ill ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus could be more contagious than original

Ask Dr. Nandi: Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus could be more contagious than original

(WXYZ) — The original coronavirus from Wuhan China has mutated. Scientists say it’s more contagious and not surprisingly, it’s also now the dominant strain fou [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Scientists say a now-domi...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: With many states reopening, coronavirus testing levels still too low, experts say

Ask Dr. Nandi: With many states reopening, coronavirus testing levels still too low, experts say

A new analysis that looked at coronavirus testing levels has found that 60% of states do not have sufficient tests readily available. And with many states rela [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: With many states reopenin...→

Coronavirus survivor Andy Cohen fights for change in blood plasma donation rules for gay men

Coronavirus survivor Andy Cohen fights for change in blood plasma donation rules for gay men

TV host says FDA guidelines currently prevent him from donating blood plasma, which may contain antibodies helpful in finding a COVID-19 vaccine. Read full article: Coronavirus survivor Andy Cohen fights f...→

Dr. Anthony Fauci pumps the brakes on antibody testing

Dr. Anthony Fauci pumps the brakes on antibody testing

Dr. Anthony Fauci is pumping the brakes on near-term prospects for reliable antibody testing that can conclusively show whether a person is immune to the coron [...] Read full article: Dr. Anthony Fauci pumps the brakes on an...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Tips for wearing masks in the summer heat and should you wear a mask at the gym?

Ask Dr. Nandi: Tips for wearing masks in the summer heat and should you wear a mask at the gym?

Michiganders are definitely not strangers to heat and humidity, but the summer weather can at times, make face masks almost unbearable to wear. Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Tips for wearing masks in...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: U.K. researchers say they have found first drug that improves COVID-19 survival

Ask Dr. Nandi: U.K. researchers say they have found first drug that improves COVID-19 survival

There’s new hope for critically ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19. A commonly used drug has shown to improve survival rates by one third. That’s accordin [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: U.K. researchers say they...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Widespread facemask use could shrink the 'R' number and prevent a second COVID-19 wave: study

Ask Dr. Nandi: Widespread facemask use could shrink the 'R' number and prevent a second COVID-19 wave: study

A British study suggests that a second wave of COVID-19 might be prevented if people wore facemasks in public. The researchers found that even homemade masks c [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Widespread facemask use c...→

Blood drive with COVID-19 antibody tests held in Margate

Blood drive with COVID-19 antibody tests held in Margate

MARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) - The City of Margate hosted a blood drive with COVID-19 antibody tests. The drive was held along the 5700 block of... Read full article: Blood drive with COVID-19 antibody tests...→

'Particularly potent' antibody found in SARS patients from 17 years ago inhibits COVID-19, study says

'Particularly potent' antibody found in SARS patients from 17 years ago inhibits COVID-19, study says

As the war against the coronavirus pandemic wages on, a new study has revealed that a person who recovered from SARS 17 years ago has an antibody that inhibits [...] Read full article: 'Particularly potent' antibody found in ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA cautions about accuracy of widely used Abbott coronavirus test

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA cautions about accuracy of widely used Abbott coronavirus test

A coronavirus test used across the county may have an accuracy problem. The FDA has issued a warning that the test made by Abbott Laboratories can produce fals [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA cautions about accura...→

MLB’s coronavirus antibody test for employees yields 0.7% positive rate

MLB’s coronavirus antibody test for employees yields 0.7% positive rate

Results were based from about 5,600 completed records from employees of 26 of the league’s 30 clubs. Read full article: MLB’s coronavirus antibody test for empl...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: COVID-19 Treatment Update: Blood Plasma, Hydroxychloroquine and Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug

Ask Dr. Nandi: COVID-19 Treatment Update: Blood Plasma, Hydroxychloroquine and Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug

There’s more bad news concerning Hydroxychloroquine, the drug once touted to be “one of the biggest game-changers” for COVID-19. The largest study to date foun [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: COVID-19 Treatment Update...→

Northwestern develops coronavirus antibody test using single drop of blood

Northwestern develops coronavirus antibody test using single drop of blood

The team's lead author said dried blood-spot sampling offers an inexpensive, painless way for people to collect their own blood before sending it into a lab. Read full article: Northwestern develops coronavirus antibo...→

Quest Diagnostics selling coronavirus antibody test Consumers can buy the $199 test online, but must then schedule an appointment at a blood-draw center. 1M ago

Quest Diagnostics selling coronavirus antibody test Consumers can buy the $199 test online, but must then schedule an appointment at a blood-draw center. 1M ago

April 29, 2020 / 12:23 PM / MoneyWatch... Quest Diagnostics is selling a direct-to-consumer antibody test that the company says will make it easy for people to [...] Read full article: Quest Diagnostics selling coronavirus an...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Trump suggests 'injection' of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and 'clean' the lungs

Ask Dr. Nandi: Trump suggests 'injection' of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and 'clean' the lungs

New research suggests that the coronavirus can be destroyed by sunlight. After the info was presented to President Trump, he suggested that ultraviolet or very [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Trump suggests 'injection...→

Dr. Mike says crucial COVID-19 antibody tests can’t confirm immunity

Dr. Mike says crucial COVID-19 antibody tests can’t confirm immunity

Antibody tests are flooding the market, but only four so far are FDA-approved. Dr. Mike, a family medicine physician, says we still don’t have enough informati [...] Read full article: Dr. Mike says crucial COVID-19 antibody ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Recovered coronavirus patients are testing positive again. Can you get reinfected?

Ask Dr. Nandi: Recovered coronavirus patients are testing positive again. Can you get reinfected?

South Korea may have flattened the curve, but a growing number of recovered coronavirus patients have relapsed and have tested positive again. So, is it possib [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Recovered coronavirus pat...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: What we now know about COVID-19 that we didn’t 3 weeks ago

Ask Dr. Nandi: What we now know about COVID-19 that we didn’t 3 weeks ago

As coronavirus cases and deaths continue to climb, scientists around the globe are hard at work, discovering more and more about this highly contagious virus. [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: What we now know about CO...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: 'No-swab' COVID-19 saliva test begins trials in Britain

Ask Dr. Nandi: 'No-swab' COVID-19 saliva test begins trials in Britain

A study trial of a new “no-swab” test for COVID-19 is kicking off in Britain. Health officials there say participants are able to collect their saliva sample f [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: 'No-swab' COVID-19 saliva...→

Discover your antibody test status with Red Cross blood donation

Discover your antibody test status with Red Cross blood donation

For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to donors [...] Read full article: Discover your antibody test status with ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Mutation could make coronavirus more infectious, study suggests

Ask Dr. Nandi: Mutation could make coronavirus more infectious, study suggests

Has the coronavirus become more infectious? Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida point to lab experiments, saying it’s clear that the virus [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Mutation could make coron...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Where does the quest for COVID-19 vaccines stand?

Ask Dr. Nandi: Where does the quest for COVID-19 vaccines stand?

As the COVID-19 death toll continues to rise, how close are scientists to finding a vaccine? There are now over 100 vaccine trials underway. Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Where does the quest for ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Outdoor swimming pools are not a high COVID-19 risk, expert says

Ask Dr. Nandi: Outdoor swimming pools are not a high COVID-19 risk, expert says

(WXYZ) — With the weather hot and sunny, you might be thinking a great way to cool off is at the local beach or pool. But with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, w [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Outdoor swimming pools ar...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Ann Arbor company says its nasal antiseptic can kill coronavirus

Ask Dr. Nandi: Ann Arbor company says its nasal antiseptic can kill coronavirus

Chief Health Editor Dr. Partha Nandi weighs in on this nasal antiseptic that supposedly can kill the coronavirus. But is this product approved by the FDA? Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Ann Arbor company says it...→

Gay Coronavirus Survivor Decries Policy Barring Blood Plasma Donation Due To Sexual Activity With His Husband

Gay Coronavirus Survivor Decries Policy Barring Blood Plasma Donation Due To Sexual Activity With His Husband

LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD believes this is an issue of stigma that dates back to the '80s during the HIV/AIDS crisis. The organization is petitioning to have [...] Read full article: Gay Coronavirus Survivor Decries Policy ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Coronavirus medication updates, plus heartburn medicine being studied as potential treatment

Ask Dr. Nandi: Coronavirus medication updates, plus heartburn medicine being studied as potential treatment

As the search continues to find a cure for COVID-19, how far are we from a life-saving drug? We’ve heard about a promising drug that researchers have kept unde [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Coronavirus medication up...→

Dr. Oz Hears From A COVID-19 Survivor Who Had To Go On A Ventilator Not Once, But Twice, About How She Said Goodbye To Her Family From The Hospital. 

Dr. Oz Hears From A COVID-19 Survivor Who Had To Go On A Ventilator Not Once, But Twice, About How She Said Goodbye To Her Family From The Hospital. 

Dr. Oz Hears From A COVID-19 Survivor Who Had To Go On A Ventilator Not Once, But Twice, About How She Said Goodbye To Her Family From The Hospital.  Read full article: Dr. Oz Hears From A COVID-19 Survivor Wh...→

Dr. Fauci urges caution about relying on coronavirus antibody tests

Dr. Fauci urges caution about relying on coronavirus antibody tests

White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging caution about relying on coronavirus antibody tests to determine whether someone who has [...] Read full article: Dr. Fauci urges caution about relying on...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA authorizes COVID-19 saliva test for emergency use

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA authorizes COVID-19 saliva test for emergency use

A new testing method to diagnose COVID-19 kicks off today. It’s a saliva test that was recently authorized for emergency use by the FDA. And it’s expected to h [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA authorizes COVID-19 s...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Insecticide associated with death risk, study says

Ask Dr. Nandi: Insecticide associated with death risk, study says

In our Health Alert tonight, as annoying as summer bugs can be, you might want to think twice about using insect-killing chemicals. Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Insecticide associated wi...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: 'No-swab' COVID-19 saliva test begins trials in Britain

Ask Dr. Nandi: 'No-swab' COVID-19 saliva test begins trials in Britain

A study trial of a new “no-swab” test for COVID-19 is kicking off in Britain. Health officials there say participants are able to collect their saliva sample f [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: 'No-swab' COVID-19 saliva...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Tips for wearing masks in the summer heat and should you wear a mask at the gym?

Ask Dr. Nandi: Tips for wearing masks in the summer heat and should you wear a mask at the gym?

Michiganders are definitely not strangers to heat and humidity, but the summer weather can at times, make face masks almost unbearable to wear. Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Tips for wearing masks in...→

Red Cross Offering COVID-19 Antibody Tests to Blood Donors

Red Cross Offering COVID-19 Antibody Tests to Blood Donors

The American Red Cross is offering coronavirus antibody tests to people who donate blood. The Red Cross says when the pandemic hit, blood donations plummeted, [...] Read full article: Red Cross Offering COVID-19 Antibody Tes...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Mutation could make coronavirus more infectious, study suggests

Ask Dr. Nandi: Mutation could make coronavirus more infectious, study suggests

Has the coronavirus become more infectious? Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida point to lab experiments, saying it’s clear that the virus [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Mutation could make coron...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Widespread facemask use could shrink the 'R' number and prevent a second COVID-19 wave: study

Ask Dr. Nandi: Widespread facemask use could shrink the 'R' number and prevent a second COVID-19 wave: study

A British study suggests that a second wave of COVID-19 might be prevented if people wore facemasks in public. The researchers found that even homemade masks c [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Widespread facemask use c...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Up to 80% of COVID-19 infections are asymptomatic, a new case report says

Ask Dr. Nandi: Up to 80% of COVID-19 infections are asymptomatic, a new case report says

Newly released research shows that up to 80% of COVID-19 Infections are asymptomatic. Scientists who studied passengers aboard a cruise ship found that eight o [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Up to 80% of COVID-19 inf...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Outdoor swimming pools are not a high COVID-19 risk, expert says

Ask Dr. Nandi: Outdoor swimming pools are not a high COVID-19 risk, expert says

(WXYZ) — With the weather hot and sunny, you might be thinking a great way to cool off is at the local beach or pool. But with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, w [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Outdoor swimming pools ar...→

'Particularly potent' antibody found in SARS patients from 17 years ago inhibits COVID-19, study says

'Particularly potent' antibody found in SARS patients from 17 years ago inhibits COVID-19, study says

As the war against the coronavirus pandemic wages on, a new study has revealed that a person who recovered from SARS 17 years ago has an antibody that inhibits [...] Read full article: 'Particularly potent' antibody found in ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine shows encouraging early results in human safety trial

Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine shows encouraging early results in human safety trial

(WXYZ) — There’s some positive news concerning an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus. Drugmaker Moderna has announced that all of their participants in a [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna’s coronavirus vac...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Ann Arbor company says its nasal antiseptic can kill coronavirus

Ask Dr. Nandi: Ann Arbor company says its nasal antiseptic can kill coronavirus

Chief Health Editor Dr. Partha Nandi weighs in on this nasal antiseptic that supposedly can kill the coronavirus. But is this product approved by the FDA? Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Ann Arbor company says it...→

MLB’s coronavirus antibody test for employees yields 0.7% positive rate

MLB’s coronavirus antibody test for employees yields 0.7% positive rate

Results were based from about 5,600 completed records from employees of 26 of the league’s 30 clubs. Read full article: MLB’s coronavirus antibody test for empl...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Children are falling ill with a baffling ailment related to COVID-19

Ask Dr. Nandi: Children are falling ill with a baffling ailment related to COVID-19

This mysterious illness appears to be related to or linked to the coronavirus as many of the children who are suspected of having this syndrome have either tes [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Children are falling ill ...→

Northwestern develops coronavirus antibody test using single drop of blood

Northwestern develops coronavirus antibody test using single drop of blood

The team's lead author said dried blood-spot sampling offers an inexpensive, painless way for people to collect their own blood before sending it into a lab. Read full article: Northwestern develops coronavirus antibo...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: With many states reopening, coronavirus testing levels still too low, experts say

Ask Dr. Nandi: With many states reopening, coronavirus testing levels still too low, experts say

A new analysis that looked at coronavirus testing levels has found that 60% of states do not have sufficient tests readily available. And with many states rela [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: With many states reopenin...→

Quest Diagnostics selling coronavirus antibody test Consumers can buy the $199 test online, but must then schedule an appointment at a blood-draw center. 1M ago

Quest Diagnostics selling coronavirus antibody test Consumers can buy the $199 test online, but must then schedule an appointment at a blood-draw center. 1M ago

April 29, 2020 / 12:23 PM / MoneyWatch... Quest Diagnostics is selling a direct-to-consumer antibody test that the company says will make it easy for people to [...] Read full article: Quest Diagnostics selling coronavirus an...→

Coronavirus survivor Andy Cohen fights for change in blood plasma donation rules for gay men

Coronavirus survivor Andy Cohen fights for change in blood plasma donation rules for gay men

TV host says FDA guidelines currently prevent him from donating blood plasma, which may contain antibodies helpful in finding a COVID-19 vaccine. Read full article: Coronavirus survivor Andy Cohen fights f...→

Dr. Oz Hears From A COVID-19 Survivor Who Had To Go On A Ventilator Not Once, But Twice, About How She Said Goodbye To Her Family From The Hospital. 

Dr. Oz Hears From A COVID-19 Survivor Who Had To Go On A Ventilator Not Once, But Twice, About How She Said Goodbye To Her Family From The Hospital. 

Dr. Oz Hears From A COVID-19 Survivor Who Had To Go On A Ventilator Not Once, But Twice, About How She Said Goodbye To Her Family From The Hospital.  Read full article: Dr. Oz Hears From A COVID-19 Survivor Wh...→

Dr. Mike says crucial COVID-19 antibody tests can’t confirm immunity

Dr. Mike says crucial COVID-19 antibody tests can’t confirm immunity

Antibody tests are flooding the market, but only four so far are FDA-approved. Dr. Mike, a family medicine physician, says we still don’t have enough informati [...] Read full article: Dr. Mike says crucial COVID-19 antibody ...→

Dr. Fauci urges caution about relying on coronavirus antibody tests

Dr. Fauci urges caution about relying on coronavirus antibody tests

White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging caution about relying on coronavirus antibody tests to determine whether someone who has [...] Read full article: Dr. Fauci urges caution about relying on...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: What we now know about COVID-19 that we didn’t 3 weeks ago

Ask Dr. Nandi: What we now know about COVID-19 that we didn’t 3 weeks ago

As coronavirus cases and deaths continue to climb, scientists around the globe are hard at work, discovering more and more about this highly contagious virus. [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: What we now know about CO...→

As Blood Shortage Increases, Carter BloodCare Offers COVID-19 Antibody Tests

As Blood Shortage Increases, Carter BloodCare Offers COVID-19 Antibody Tests

Starting Monday, June 22, Carter BloodCare will offer coronavirus antibody testing for a limited time, according to a press release from the non-profit. The an [...] Read full article: As Blood Shortage Increases, Carter Bloo...→

Discover your antibody test status with Red Cross blood donation

Discover your antibody test status with Red Cross blood donation

For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to donors [...] Read full article: Discover your antibody test status with ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: U.K. researchers say they have found first drug that improves COVID-19 survival

Ask Dr. Nandi: U.K. researchers say they have found first drug that improves COVID-19 survival

There’s new hope for critically ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19. A commonly used drug has shown to improve survival rates by one third. That’s accordin [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: U.K. researchers say they...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna plans to start phase 3 testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in July

Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna plans to start phase 3 testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in July

Plans have been announced regarding phase 3 testing for a leading COVID-19 vaccine. Biotech company Moderna says their late-stage trial for the mRNA-1273 vacci [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna plans to start ph...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Where does the quest for COVID-19 vaccines stand?

Ask Dr. Nandi: Where does the quest for COVID-19 vaccines stand?

As the COVID-19 death toll continues to rise, how close are scientists to finding a vaccine? There are now over 100 vaccine trials underway. Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Where does the quest for ...→

Blood drive with COVID-19 antibody tests held in Margate

Blood drive with COVID-19 antibody tests held in Margate

MARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) - The City of Margate hosted a blood drive with COVID-19 antibody tests. The drive was held along the 5700 block of... Read full article: Blood drive with COVID-19 antibody tests...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: How to reenter society: Questions and advice on life post-quarantine

Ask Dr. Nandi: How to reenter society: Questions and advice on life post-quarantine

Now that Governor Whitmer has relaxed restrictions in the Upper and parts of the Lower Peninsula, and our stay-at-home order is expected to end next week, it’s [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: How to reenter society: Q...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA cautions about accuracy of widely used Abbott coronavirus test

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA cautions about accuracy of widely used Abbott coronavirus test

A coronavirus test used across the county may have an accuracy problem. The FDA has issued a warning that the test made by Abbott Laboratories can produce fals [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA cautions about accura...→

Gay Coronavirus Survivor Decries Policy Barring Blood Plasma Donation Due To Sexual Activity With His Husband

Gay Coronavirus Survivor Decries Policy Barring Blood Plasma Donation Due To Sexual Activity With His Husband

LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD believes this is an issue of stigma that dates back to the '80s during the HIV/AIDS crisis. The organization is petitioning to have [...] Read full article: Gay Coronavirus Survivor Decries Policy ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: COVID-19 Treatment Update: Blood Plasma, Hydroxychloroquine and Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug

Ask Dr. Nandi: COVID-19 Treatment Update: Blood Plasma, Hydroxychloroquine and Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug

There’s more bad news concerning Hydroxychloroquine, the drug once touted to be “one of the biggest game-changers” for COVID-19. The largest study to date foun [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: COVID-19 Treatment Update...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus could be more contagious than original

Ask Dr. Nandi: Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus could be more contagious than original

(WXYZ) — The original coronavirus from Wuhan China has mutated. Scientists say it’s more contagious and not surprisingly, it’s also now the dominant strain fou [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Scientists say a now-domi...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Coronavirus medication updates, plus heartburn medicine being studied as potential treatment

Ask Dr. Nandi: Coronavirus medication updates, plus heartburn medicine being studied as potential treatment

As the search continues to find a cure for COVID-19, how far are we from a life-saving drug? We’ve heard about a promising drug that researchers have kept unde [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Coronavirus medication up...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Trump suggests 'injection' of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and 'clean' the lungs

Ask Dr. Nandi: Trump suggests 'injection' of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and 'clean' the lungs

New research suggests that the coronavirus can be destroyed by sunlight. After the info was presented to President Trump, he suggested that ultraviolet or very [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Trump suggests 'injection...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Recovered coronavirus patients are testing positive again. Can you get reinfected?

Ask Dr. Nandi: Recovered coronavirus patients are testing positive again. Can you get reinfected?

South Korea may have flattened the curve, but a growing number of recovered coronavirus patients have relapsed and have tested positive again. So, is it possib [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Recovered coronavirus pat...→

Dr. Anthony Fauci pumps the brakes on antibody testing

Dr. Anthony Fauci pumps the brakes on antibody testing

Dr. Anthony Fauci is pumping the brakes on near-term prospects for reliable antibody testing that can conclusively show whether a person is immune to the coron [...] Read full article: Dr. Anthony Fauci pumps the brakes on an...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA authorizes COVID-19 saliva test for emergency use

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA authorizes COVID-19 saliva test for emergency use

A new testing method to diagnose COVID-19 kicks off today. It’s a saliva test that was recently authorized for emergency use by the FDA. And it’s expected to h [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA authorizes COVID-19 s...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Insecticide associated with death risk, study says

Ask Dr. Nandi: Insecticide associated with death risk, study says

In our Health Alert tonight, as annoying as summer bugs can be, you might want to think twice about using insect-killing chemicals. Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Insecticide associated wi...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: 'No-swab' COVID-19 saliva test begins trials in Britain

Ask Dr. Nandi: 'No-swab' COVID-19 saliva test begins trials in Britain

A study trial of a new “no-swab” test for COVID-19 is kicking off in Britain. Health officials there say participants are able to collect their saliva sample f [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: 'No-swab' COVID-19 saliva...→

As Blood Shortage Increases, Carter BloodCare Offers COVID-19 Antibody Tests

As Blood Shortage Increases, Carter BloodCare Offers COVID-19 Antibody Tests

Starting Monday, June 22, Carter BloodCare will offer coronavirus antibody testing for a limited time, according to a press release from the non-profit. The an [...] Read full article: As Blood Shortage Increases, Carter Bloo...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Tips for wearing masks in the summer heat and should you wear a mask at the gym?

Ask Dr. Nandi: Tips for wearing masks in the summer heat and should you wear a mask at the gym?

Michiganders are definitely not strangers to heat and humidity, but the summer weather can at times, make face masks almost unbearable to wear. Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Tips for wearing masks in...→

Discover your antibody test status with Red Cross blood donation

Discover your antibody test status with Red Cross blood donation

For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to donors [...] Read full article: Discover your antibody test status with ...→

Red Cross Offering COVID-19 Antibody Tests to Blood Donors

Red Cross Offering COVID-19 Antibody Tests to Blood Donors

The American Red Cross is offering coronavirus antibody tests to people who donate blood. The Red Cross says when the pandemic hit, blood donations plummeted, [...] Read full article: Red Cross Offering COVID-19 Antibody Tes...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: U.K. researchers say they have found first drug that improves COVID-19 survival

Ask Dr. Nandi: U.K. researchers say they have found first drug that improves COVID-19 survival

There’s new hope for critically ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19. A commonly used drug has shown to improve survival rates by one third. That’s accordin [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: U.K. researchers say they...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Mutation could make coronavirus more infectious, study suggests

Ask Dr. Nandi: Mutation could make coronavirus more infectious, study suggests

Has the coronavirus become more infectious? Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida point to lab experiments, saying it’s clear that the virus [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Mutation could make coron...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna plans to start phase 3 testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in July

Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna plans to start phase 3 testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in July

Plans have been announced regarding phase 3 testing for a leading COVID-19 vaccine. Biotech company Moderna says their late-stage trial for the mRNA-1273 vacci [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna plans to start ph...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Widespread facemask use could shrink the 'R' number and prevent a second COVID-19 wave: study

Ask Dr. Nandi: Widespread facemask use could shrink the 'R' number and prevent a second COVID-19 wave: study

A British study suggests that a second wave of COVID-19 might be prevented if people wore facemasks in public. The researchers found that even homemade masks c [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Widespread facemask use c...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Where does the quest for COVID-19 vaccines stand?

Ask Dr. Nandi: Where does the quest for COVID-19 vaccines stand?

As the COVID-19 death toll continues to rise, how close are scientists to finding a vaccine? There are now over 100 vaccine trials underway. Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Where does the quest for ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Up to 80% of COVID-19 infections are asymptomatic, a new case report says

Ask Dr. Nandi: Up to 80% of COVID-19 infections are asymptomatic, a new case report says

Newly released research shows that up to 80% of COVID-19 Infections are asymptomatic. Scientists who studied passengers aboard a cruise ship found that eight o [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Up to 80% of COVID-19 inf...→

Blood drive with COVID-19 antibody tests held in Margate

Blood drive with COVID-19 antibody tests held in Margate

MARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) - The City of Margate hosted a blood drive with COVID-19 antibody tests. The drive was held along the 5700 block of... Read full article: Blood drive with COVID-19 antibody tests...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Outdoor swimming pools are not a high COVID-19 risk, expert says

Ask Dr. Nandi: Outdoor swimming pools are not a high COVID-19 risk, expert says

(WXYZ) — With the weather hot and sunny, you might be thinking a great way to cool off is at the local beach or pool. But with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, w [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Outdoor swimming pools ar...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: How to reenter society: Questions and advice on life post-quarantine

Ask Dr. Nandi: How to reenter society: Questions and advice on life post-quarantine

Now that Governor Whitmer has relaxed restrictions in the Upper and parts of the Lower Peninsula, and our stay-at-home order is expected to end next week, it’s [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: How to reenter society: Q...→

'Particularly potent' antibody found in SARS patients from 17 years ago inhibits COVID-19, study says

'Particularly potent' antibody found in SARS patients from 17 years ago inhibits COVID-19, study says

As the war against the coronavirus pandemic wages on, a new study has revealed that a person who recovered from SARS 17 years ago has an antibody that inhibits [...] Read full article: 'Particularly potent' antibody found in ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine shows encouraging early results in human safety trial

Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine shows encouraging early results in human safety trial

(WXYZ) — There’s some positive news concerning an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus. Drugmaker Moderna has announced that all of their participants in a [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Moderna’s coronavirus vac...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA cautions about accuracy of widely used Abbott coronavirus test

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA cautions about accuracy of widely used Abbott coronavirus test

A coronavirus test used across the county may have an accuracy problem. The FDA has issued a warning that the test made by Abbott Laboratories can produce fals [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA cautions about accura...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Ann Arbor company says its nasal antiseptic can kill coronavirus

Ask Dr. Nandi: Ann Arbor company says its nasal antiseptic can kill coronavirus

Chief Health Editor Dr. Partha Nandi weighs in on this nasal antiseptic that supposedly can kill the coronavirus. But is this product approved by the FDA? Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Ann Arbor company says it...→

MLB’s coronavirus antibody test for employees yields 0.7% positive rate

MLB’s coronavirus antibody test for employees yields 0.7% positive rate

Results were based from about 5,600 completed records from employees of 26 of the league’s 30 clubs. Read full article: MLB’s coronavirus antibody test for empl...→

Gay Coronavirus Survivor Decries Policy Barring Blood Plasma Donation Due To Sexual Activity With His Husband

Gay Coronavirus Survivor Decries Policy Barring Blood Plasma Donation Due To Sexual Activity With His Husband

LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD believes this is an issue of stigma that dates back to the '80s during the HIV/AIDS crisis. The organization is petitioning to have [...] Read full article: Gay Coronavirus Survivor Decries Policy ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Children are falling ill with a baffling ailment related to COVID-19

Ask Dr. Nandi: Children are falling ill with a baffling ailment related to COVID-19

This mysterious illness appears to be related to or linked to the coronavirus as many of the children who are suspected of having this syndrome have either tes [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Children are falling ill ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: COVID-19 Treatment Update: Blood Plasma, Hydroxychloroquine and Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug

Ask Dr. Nandi: COVID-19 Treatment Update: Blood Plasma, Hydroxychloroquine and Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug

There’s more bad news concerning Hydroxychloroquine, the drug once touted to be “one of the biggest game-changers” for COVID-19. The largest study to date foun [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: COVID-19 Treatment Update...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus could be more contagious than original

Ask Dr. Nandi: Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus could be more contagious than original

(WXYZ) — The original coronavirus from Wuhan China has mutated. Scientists say it’s more contagious and not surprisingly, it’s also now the dominant strain fou [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Scientists say a now-domi...→

Northwestern develops coronavirus antibody test using single drop of blood

Northwestern develops coronavirus antibody test using single drop of blood

The team's lead author said dried blood-spot sampling offers an inexpensive, painless way for people to collect their own blood before sending it into a lab. Read full article: Northwestern develops coronavirus antibo...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: With many states reopening, coronavirus testing levels still too low, experts say

Ask Dr. Nandi: With many states reopening, coronavirus testing levels still too low, experts say

A new analysis that looked at coronavirus testing levels has found that 60% of states do not have sufficient tests readily available. And with many states rela [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: With many states reopenin...→

Quest Diagnostics selling coronavirus antibody test Consumers can buy the $199 test online, but must then schedule an appointment at a blood-draw center. 1M ago

Quest Diagnostics selling coronavirus antibody test Consumers can buy the $199 test online, but must then schedule an appointment at a blood-draw center. 1M ago

April 29, 2020 / 12:23 PM / MoneyWatch... Quest Diagnostics is selling a direct-to-consumer antibody test that the company says will make it easy for people to [...] Read full article: Quest Diagnostics selling coronavirus an...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Coronavirus medication updates, plus heartburn medicine being studied as potential treatment

Ask Dr. Nandi: Coronavirus medication updates, plus heartburn medicine being studied as potential treatment

As the search continues to find a cure for COVID-19, how far are we from a life-saving drug? We’ve heard about a promising drug that researchers have kept unde [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Coronavirus medication up...→

Coronavirus survivor Andy Cohen fights for change in blood plasma donation rules for gay men

Coronavirus survivor Andy Cohen fights for change in blood plasma donation rules for gay men

TV host says FDA guidelines currently prevent him from donating blood plasma, which may contain antibodies helpful in finding a COVID-19 vaccine. Read full article: Coronavirus survivor Andy Cohen fights f...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Trump suggests 'injection' of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and 'clean' the lungs

Ask Dr. Nandi: Trump suggests 'injection' of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and 'clean' the lungs

New research suggests that the coronavirus can be destroyed by sunlight. After the info was presented to President Trump, he suggested that ultraviolet or very [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Trump suggests 'injection...→

Dr. Oz Hears From A COVID-19 Survivor Who Had To Go On A Ventilator Not Once, But Twice, About How She Said Goodbye To Her Family From The Hospital. 

Dr. Oz Hears From A COVID-19 Survivor Who Had To Go On A Ventilator Not Once, But Twice, About How She Said Goodbye To Her Family From The Hospital. 

Dr. Oz Hears From A COVID-19 Survivor Who Had To Go On A Ventilator Not Once, But Twice, About How She Said Goodbye To Her Family From The Hospital.  Read full article: Dr. Oz Hears From A COVID-19 Survivor Wh...→

Dr. Mike says crucial COVID-19 antibody tests can’t confirm immunity

Dr. Mike says crucial COVID-19 antibody tests can’t confirm immunity

Antibody tests are flooding the market, but only four so far are FDA-approved. Dr. Mike, a family medicine physician, says we still don’t have enough informati [...] Read full article: Dr. Mike says crucial COVID-19 antibody ...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: Recovered coronavirus patients are testing positive again. Can you get reinfected?

Ask Dr. Nandi: Recovered coronavirus patients are testing positive again. Can you get reinfected?

South Korea may have flattened the curve, but a growing number of recovered coronavirus patients have relapsed and have tested positive again. So, is it possib [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: Recovered coronavirus pat...→

Dr. Fauci urges caution about relying on coronavirus antibody tests

Dr. Fauci urges caution about relying on coronavirus antibody tests

White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging caution about relying on coronavirus antibody tests to determine whether someone who has [...] Read full article: Dr. Fauci urges caution about relying on...→

Dr. Anthony Fauci pumps the brakes on antibody testing

Dr. Anthony Fauci pumps the brakes on antibody testing

Dr. Anthony Fauci is pumping the brakes on near-term prospects for reliable antibody testing that can conclusively show whether a person is immune to the coron [...] Read full article: Dr. Anthony Fauci pumps the brakes on an...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: What we now know about COVID-19 that we didn’t 3 weeks ago

Ask Dr. Nandi: What we now know about COVID-19 that we didn’t 3 weeks ago

As coronavirus cases and deaths continue to climb, scientists around the globe are hard at work, discovering more and more about this highly contagious virus. [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: What we now know about CO...→

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA authorizes COVID-19 saliva test for emergency use

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA authorizes COVID-19 saliva test for emergency use

A new testing method to diagnose COVID-19 kicks off today. It’s a saliva test that was recently authorized for emergency use by the FDA. And it’s expected to h [...] Read full article: Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA authorizes COVID-19 s...→