• HHS relaxed oversight of problematic Covid-19 tests despite being told of accuracy concerns

    1 month ago - By STAT

    Early in the coronavirus pandemic, management at the North Hill Retirement Community - a sprawling high-end campus for older adults in suburban Boston - kept a wary eye on how the virus was sweeping through similar facilities with devastating, deadly consequences.
    It took precautions to protect its residents, and when the order came down that by mid-July, all of its 400 staff members had to be tested for the virus every week, administrators scanned a list of approved tests provided by the Massachusetts health department and selected a vendor - a Boston-based DNA lab named Orig3n that had...
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