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A health worker grabs at-home COVID-19 test kits

Why rapid COVID tests aren’t more accurate and how scientists hope to improve them

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — How much should you trust the results of a rapid antigen test? That’s a question many people are asking these days amid recent research and anecdotes suggesting these tests may be less sensitive to omicron. Researchers are working fast to figure out what’s going on and how to improve… Read More

NIOSH-approved N95 respirators

Ready for an N95? Here’s how to find a high-quality one that fits you well

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — After months of public health experts urging Americans to start wearing higher-quality masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated its mask guidance for consumers. While the agency didn’t recommend one type of mask over another, its new guidance emphasizes that N95s and similar high-filtration respirators offer the… Read More