Saliva test receives FDA authorization

COVID-19 updates for Sunday, August 16

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  1. Demonstrating that antibodies are protective in Covid

    Neutralizing antibodies correlate with protection from SARS-CoV-2 in humans during a fishery vessel outbreak with high attack rate

  2. FDA grants emergency authorization to Yale SalivaDirect test

    FDA clears saliva test for Covid-19, opening door to wider testing

  3. Public Health England will be replaced with a new organization

    Hancock axes ‘failing’ Public Health England

  4. Why enforcing social distancing requires an empathetic approach

    The Fun Police Should Stand Down

  5. New study from South Korea analyzing transmission from children

    Older Children and the Coronavirus: A New Wrinkle in the Debate