Antibody Tests Coming "Very Soon"; Is The Coronavirus Seasonal?

Updated: 2020-04-09 21:16:05
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"The antibody tests are developed, there are several out there," Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director said on Thursday. "We are told by the people, the companies that make them, that very soon — when they say soon, they're talking days to weeks — that we'd be able to have a large number of these tests available."

"The antibody tests are developed, there are several out there," Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director said on Thursday. "We are told by the people, the companies that make them, that very soon — when they say soon, they're talking days to weeks — that we'd be able to have a large number of these tests available."

Antibody tests that could help determine who has had the virus are being developed Dr. Anthony Fauci said. There's hope those people will have some measure of immunity.

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Scientists are trying to figure out whether changing seasons will affect the spread of the coronavirus.

Plus, how public health experts create models to help us predict where the outbreak is headed.

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