New coronavirus test that is eight times faster can help locate asymptomatic carriers

BEER-SHEVA, Israel…April 20, 2020 – A team of Israeli researchers is using AI to develop an algorithm-based test that can speed COVID-19 testing eightfold and help locate asymptomatic carriers, funded by a grant from the Ben-Gurion University Covid-19 Effort. The research team, which is using a laboratory robot to conduct the tests includes Prof. Angel…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: White House Calls Testing ‘Sufficient’ but States Say They Need More

Here’s what you need to know: ImageMedical personal outside of Cobble Hill Health Center in Brooklyn on Sunday.Credit…Marian Carrasquero for The New York Times Pressed to reopen, governors say their states need more time and more testing. Across the country, governors are finding themselves caught between increasingly competitive pressures, several said on Sunday, as they…

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Lady Gaga’s One World Concert: Pop Music Faces the Coronavirus in Prime Time

Songs called for inspiration, empathy and perseverance on “One World: Together at Home,” the prime-time special produced by Global Citizen that was broadcast Saturday night on CBS, NBC and ABC and online. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, late-night representatives from each network, were the hosts, toggling awkwardly between deadpan comedy and earnestness. Lady…

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Thousands in Bangladesh Defy Coronavirus Lockdown for Funeral: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTens of thousands of people attended a funeral prayer for Maulana Jubayer Ahmed Ansari, a senior member of a Muslim party, in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh, on Saturday.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Politician’s funeral in Bangladesh draws 100,000, prompting fears of a new outbreak. Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis ignored a…

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