For the Sick, an agonizing wait for tests in Massachusetts – NBC Boston

Danni Aubain has cancer, so when she started feeling lousy late last month, she was particularly worried. Aubain said the disease hit her like a ton of bricks. He had a 103-degree fever and a horrible, dry cough. “I really couldn’t breathe,” he said, “and that’s scary for anyone undergoing chemotherapy.” When seeking medical attention, […]

The FDA expands coronavirus tests after CDC defects undermine the fight against disease

The effort of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect Americans from the new coronavirus has been hampered by a poor disease test and limited access to reliable analysis, resulting in significant delays in determining which people have the virus, according to officials and experts. But the Food and Drug Administration announced […]