Items Tagged ‘COVID-19’

March 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic rolls out fast-tracked COVID-19 test

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

Star Tribuneby Christopher Snowbeck The Mayo Clinic has begun rolling out a test to detect the virus that causes COVID-19, a development that comes as concerns build that a lack of testing capacity could thwart a robust response to the outbreak. Mayo’s large commercial lab in Rochester is one of several that have scrambled in […]

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Tags: COVID-19, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Star Tribune


March 20, 2020

Nurses screening patients for coronavirus step outside to a rainbow, ‘a sign of hope’

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

USA Todayby Adrianna Rodriguez “A sign of hope.” That’s how the Mayo Clinic in Arizona interpreted a rainbow that appeared over health professionals who were screening patients for COVID-19. A photo of the natural phenomenon went viral after the Mayo Clinic posted it on their Facebook page garnering more 2,700 likes and 300 shares as […]

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Tags: Alex Kruysman, coronavirus, COVID-19, Mayo Clinic nursing, USA Today


March 6, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 6, 2020

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

TIME, You Can Learn a Lot About Yourself From a DNA Test. Here’s What Your Genes Cannot Tell You by Libby Copeland — …What is a consumer to believe? A few years ago, Helix, originally a spin-out of genomics giant Illumina (which makes many of the chips and machines used to analyze DNA), unveiled a […]

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March 5, 2020

How to prepare for the Coronavirus

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

Wall Street Journalby Sumathi Reddy Right now the odds are far greater that your cold or fever is caused by influenza or another respiratory disease, says Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group in Rochester, Minn. He notes that the fewer-than-100 cases in the U.S. compares to some 20 million cases of […]

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Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Dr. Gregory Poland, Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, Wall Street Journal


February 20, 2020

‘People always forget their thumbs.’ Mayo doctor’s late-night TV cameo on handwashing worth another look.

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

Star Tribune Most of us are flunking handwashing. That’s an important public health message at any time, but especially during the height of the winter influenza season — one complicated by the emergence of COVID-19, the name given to the coronavirus that got its start in Wuhan, China, and has since spread across the world. […]

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Tags: COVID-19, Dr. Gregory Poland, infectious disease, Star Tribune, vaccine specialist


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