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Mount Sinai South Nassau is now offering COVID-19 antibody tests at 10 locations.

South Nassau Now Offering COVID Antibody Testing At 10 Locations

NASSAU COUNTY, NY — New and existing patients of Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside may now access antibody screening blood tests at a number of the hospital’s satellite locations across Nassau County.

These antibody tests are authorized by the FDA and have a high degree of reliability. The presence of COVID-19 antibodies in your system is an indication that you were probably exposed to the virus, even if you did not have any symptoms, and that you may have some degree of immunity to the virus, although this is not proven yet.

Testing is available at the following locations:

  • Mount Sinai Doctors-Baldwin Primary Care, 2280 Grand Ave., Ste 208, Baldwin, (516) 623-4800

  • Mount Sinai Doctors-Bellmore Primary Care, 2750 Merrick Rd., Bellmore, (516) 409-2000

  • Mount Sinai Doctors-Freeport Primary Care, 155 W. Merrick Rd., Ste 101, Freeport, (516) 379-3139

  • Mount Sinai Doctors-1436 Broadway, Hewlett, (516) 360-2962

  • Mount Sinai Doctors-Hewlett Cardiovascular,

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Hudson-Odoi back in Chelsea training despite arrest after testing negative for coronavirus

Hudson-Odoi back in Chelsea training despite arrest after testing negative for coronavirus

Chelsea’s players are back training in restricted small groups after they all passed their first phase of screening for coronavirus amid attempts for the Premier League to return by mid-June.

Callum Hudson-Odoi was pictured at Cobham having had a negative test days after he was arrested following allegations of rape. Both Chelsea and Hudson-Odoi have yet to comment after the news emerged on Sunday night.

19 of the 20 Premier League clubs were screened for Covid-19 on Sunday and Monday with the pandemic having disrupted football across the United Kingdom and Europe.

The players were given their results at 2pm on Tuesday afternoon and Chelsea opted to train from 4pm after Frank Lampard instructed his players to immediately return upon being cleared.

The session marked Chelsea’s first day back on the training ground in groups for 72 days, having been allowed to do solo sessions with a doctor present in

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Premier League refuses to disclose whether it knew Covid-19 testing firm chief executive had been barred from making deceptive health claims

Premier League refuses to disclose whether it knew Covid-19 testing firm chief executive had been barred from making deceptive health claims

The Premier League has refused to reveal what due diligence it carried out on the firm in charge of its £4 million Covid-19 testing programme after Telegraph Sport revealed its chief executive settled a regulatory action in which he was accused in the United States of making “deceptive health claims” for a medical app his company marketed

The world’s richest league declined to disclose if it had been aware the head of Prenetics, the biotechnology company leading the Project Screen consortium that has already begun testing top-flight players and staff, had agreed to a suspended $58,623.42 (£47,830) penalty with a United States government regulator.

The Premier League would also not answer questions on whether a formal tender process had been conducted for a contract upon which the entire fate of ‘Project Restart’ could rest.

Telegraph Sport revealed on Tuesday how Prenetics’ chief executive, South African-born, British-based businessman Avi Lasarow, settled

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Auburn Gresham Gets Testing Sites

Auburn Gresham Gets Testing Sites

CHICAGO — Gov. J.B. Pritzker deserves a hearty pat on the back.

Sixty days after the state’s first new coronavirus fatality struck the 60620 ZIP code, 45 days after an election judge there died from COVID-19 and more than two weeks after state Sen. Jacqueline Collins started publicly complaining, the governor finally brought a COVID-19 testing site to African American neighborhoods where people are getting sick and dying at an alarming rate.

Pritzker made the announcement Friday while trying to sell Illinoisans on the idea that his administration has done a great job increasing coronavirus testing by pointing to statistical rankings that lack context, and fuzzy calculations of data hastily cobbled together and presented to the public as meaningful facts.

But today, I refuse to let a steaming pile of political spin get in the way of praising the governor for doing something wonderful … that he should have done

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Trump Annihilated Online Over Claim 'We'd Have Very Few Cases' Without Testing

Trump Annihilated Online Over Claim ‘We’d Have Very Few Cases’ Without Testing

In a bizarre attempt to explain away the United States’ high COVID-19 case count and simultaneously boast about the number of tests conducted, President Donald Trump on Thursday claimed that without testing, there would be fewer coronavirus cases.

“Don’t forget, we have more cases than anybody in the world. But why? We do more testing,” Trump said following a tour of a medical supply distributor in Allentown, Pennsylvania. “When you test, you have a case. When you test, you find something is wrong with people. If we didn’t do any testing, we would have very few cases.”

He claimed that the media “don’t want to write” this “common sense” explanation for the U.S. case count, which on Thursday surpassed 1.4 million ― more than five times greater than any other country has reported. More than 85,800 people in the U.S. have died.

It is true that the U.S. has conducted

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MD Testing Coronavirus Drug In Montgomery County

MD Testing Coronavirus Drug In Montgomery County

BETHESDA, MD — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Wednesday announced that 1,600 doses of Remdesivir — an anti-viral drug designed to treat some COVID-19 patients — will be given to Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Gilead Sciences’ Remdesivir is the only drug proven in a clinical study to shave several days off the recovery time of a seriously ill patient. Hogan said these initial doses will be sent immediately to Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The two jurisdictions have the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

“All of this puts us much closer to being able to launch Stage 1 of our reopening,” Hogan said.

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In late April, the Republican governor unveiled “Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery,” a three-stage plan designed to get the state back on its feet.

“When I introduced the Roadmap to

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Marquez reveals where Honda went wrong in testing

Marquez reveals where Honda went wrong in testing

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says Honda lost its way during pre-season testing because it was “convinced” the real issue was his injured shoulder.

Marquez had to undergo surgery on a partially dislocated right shoulder he suffered in a heavy crash during qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix, and which he aggravated further in a small off during November’s Jerez test.

He entered pre-season testing at “60-70%” fitness and struggled in Malaysia and Qatar with the 2020-spec RC213V.

Both Marquez and LCR’s Cal Crutchlow complained that the new bike was even harder to turn than its difficult predecessor, and it wasn’t until the final day of testing in Qatar that the problem was found to be the updated aerodynamic package.

But, speaking to Sky Sports, Marquez says the biggest issue was Honda linking his negative feedback of the bike to his shoulder not being 100% fit.

“The condition of

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Cases By ZIP Code, Testing Sites

Cases By ZIP Code, Testing Sites

TOWSON, MD — There are 85 cases of the new coronavirus in Towson in the 21204 ZIP code, according to data released Wednesday. To protect the privacy of those who have tested positive for the virus, Baltimore County is not reporting on ZIP codes with fewer than seven cases, which is the case for neighboring areas like 21239 (Northwood), 21210 (Roland Park) and 21057 (Glen Arm).

Testing remains limited in Maryland, where the Maryland Department of Health says: “Generally, only patients who exhibit symptoms and are at high risk require a test.”

Overall, Baltimore County has 4,160 confirmed cases and 203 deaths, with another 15 deaths believed to be related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to the Maryland Department of Health.

Officials say 34,812 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus and 1,694 have died from COVID-19 in Maryland. An additional 115 have COVID-19

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With all eyes on coronavirus testing, some researchers say 'group testing' could make up the shortage

With all eyes on coronavirus testing, some researchers say ‘group testing’ could make up the shortage

When the nation’s top health officials testified virtually before lawmakers Tuesday, a major focus on getting a handle on the coronavirus was the ability to test more Americans, long seen as one of the keys to safely re-opening the country.

Though Health and Human Services Secretary Adm. Brett Giroir lauded a testing effort that was expanding weekly, Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said he found America’s “testing record nothing to celebrate whatsoever” and described a nation that was racing to catch up.

In recent weeks the U.S. has ramped up testing significantly to the point where officials said more than 9 million coronavirus tests have been conducted nationwide.

Experts have said the U.S. capacity has to be far greater to fully re-open the country — though the total number of tests needed and the amount of re-testing necessary is a matter of debate.

But some researchers say there could be

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Tanzania’s president is blaming the sharp rise of coronavirus cases on faulty testing kits

Tanzania’s president is blaming the sharp rise of coronavirus cases on faulty testing kits

In just a month, Tanzania went from having only 20 coronavirus cases recorded to 480 cases, an alarming increase which puts the country with the highest number of cases in East Africa. However, the country’s president John Magufuli is convinced the number may be exaggerated due to technical hiccups with the imported testing kits.

Magufuli, who holds a doctorate in chemistry, said the testers had randomly obtained several non-human samples on animals and fruits which included a sheep, a goat and a pawpaw and the results came out positive. The samples were given human names and ages and were submitted to the country’s National Referral Laboratory to test for coronavirus without the lab technicians knowing the true identity of the samples.

This apparently prompted Magufuli to believe some people who were tested positive for Covid-19 might not have contracted the novel virus after all. “I have always raised my suspicions

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