Getting Tested for COVID-19 After Protesting
Medical experts support the ongoing protests against racist police killings and brutality, but experts do also worry these protests could increase coronavirus spread. If you participate in the protests, Dr. Wiley discusses how you can do so as safely as possible.
Are Antigens the Answer to Coronavirus Testing?
Now that lab experts are developing COVID-19 antigen tests, Dr. Wiley explains how these tests work. Compared with current coronavirus tests, these new tests will be easier to scale up and offer widely—but will they also be less accurate?
Why is it so hard to get tested for COVID-19?
Dr. Wiley sheds light on why testing capacity remains frustratingly limited, explaining that shortages of crucial supplies are a significant obstacle to widespread testing—and what the federal government can do to remedy this issue.
What is PCR testing for COVID-19?
Dr. Wiley gives an overview of PCR testing, which is the most common type of test for COVID-19 and the one that patients are currently most likely to encounter.
Antibodies and COVID-19: Explained
AACC President-Elect Dr. David Grenache discusses what we know so far about the body’s immune response to COVID-19, and why the presence of antibodies to the novel coronavirus doesn’t yet tell us whether or not a person is immune.
How do serology tests work for COVID-19?
Dr. Grenache addresses the growing push for COVID-19 antibody testing, bringing much-needed clarity to the question of what these tests can—and can’t—do.