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COVID-19 testing and treatments explained: Cases ramp up as researchers race to find sustainable cures

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed a test kit in February, during the early stages of the outbreak, but it proved to be faulty. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in March that it would begin to issue Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) to clinical laboratories and commercial manufacturers that have produced tests that are screened by the FDA before their distribution and use.

by Mark Hu, Katie Wang, and Nicholas Wei

May 20, 2020

As COVID-19 infections continue to spread across the nation, hospitals across Santa Clara Valley are taking measures to increase the number of resources available for patients, including ventilators and hospital beds, as researchers search for a vaccine, a long term solution to the virus.  Commercial and academic laboratories throughout the Bay Area are faci...

Staying Healthy with Saloni: Flu Shot Season

Patients wait at the check-in counter. The flu season typically starts in December, peaks in February and ends in April.

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker Editor and Features Columnist

November 17, 2018

“Hey Alexa, open Flu Doctor, ” I said. Did you know that the app Flu Doctor has tons of information available on flu to promote flu vaccines using smart speakers and home-based AI? I definitely didn’t. It’s flu season again, and I’m trying to beat the long lines at my doctor’s office. Every...

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