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Abbott Launches Molecular Point-of-Care Test to Detect Novel Coronavirus in as Little as Five Minutes

 

AbbottAbbott Park, IL –  Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), delivering positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes.

The test will run on the company’s ID NOW platform, providing rapid results in a wide range of healthcare settings such as physicians’ offices, urgent care clinics and hospital emergency departments.

Testing being performed on Abbott’s ID NOW platform.

Testing being performed on Abbott’s ID NOW platform.

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TWRA announces 2020 Tennessee Turkey Season opens Saturday, April 4th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2020 spring turkey hunting season is set to be open for business in Tennessee beginning Saturday, April 4th, 2020. Turkey hunting is an excellent way to keep social distance, enjoy the outdoors, and take part in a popular activity which has seen tremendous growth in recent years.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has affected many aspects of normal life. Fortunately for the thousands of Tennesseans who head to the woods each spring in pursuit of the wily gamebird, the season will go on as scheduled through May 17th.

TWRA says 2020 Turkey Season will be Open for Business, April 4th.

TWRA says 2020 Turkey Season will be Open for Business, April 4th.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Watch until late tonight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee until 2:00am CT Sunday morning.

Strong to severe thunderstorms may develop late this afternoon though the greatest chance for severe weather will be from 8:00pm tonight through early Sunday morning. All modes of severe weather are possible, including damaging wind gusts, large hail, and a few tornadoes.

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDASilver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:

The FDA is working closely with manufacturers to make sure that they continue to notify the agency of any permanent discontinuance or interruption of drug and biological product manufacturing in a timely manner.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

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Apple works with White House on Coronavirus app

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Trusted medical information is crucial for Americans in our fight against the Coronavirus. Now, it’ll be easier than ever to find.
 
Apple Inc., together with the White House, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has launched a coronavirus (COVID-19) screening tool.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 170 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee as of March 28th

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Saturday, March 28th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) announced that there are 1373 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee. That is up 170 cases from Friday’s 1203. There have been six deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

Two more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Montgomery County bringing the total to eleven.

Coronavirus.

Coronavirus.

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices drop 14 Cents

 

AAANashville, TN – The Tennessee gas price average continues to decrease amid growing concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) and has dropped 14 cents since this time last week.

The Tennessee Gas Price average  is now $1.89 which is nearly 34 cents less than one month ago and 54 cents less than one year ago. 

Oil Prices Decline

Oil Prices Decline

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Tennessee’s Unemployment Rate sees slight increase in February

 

Tennessee Statewide Unemployment Remained Relatively Unaffected by COVID-19 in February

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Unemployment rates are a lagging measure and for the month of February remained relatively unaffected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for February 2020 experienced a slight increase according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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Marsha Blackburn syas China Must Be Held Accountable for Role in Coronavirus Outbreak

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is calling on the Chinese government to take responsibility for its abject failure to be forthright about the severity of its coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis at its inception. She is joined by Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) who led bipartisan companion resolution in the House of Representatives.

“Chinese officials destroyed early coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits, suppressed information and refused international assistance,” Senator Blackburn said.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Austin Peay State University changes Summer Classes to Online, other non-face-to-face instruction due to Coronavirus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) officials have announced their decision to move all of this year’s face-to-face summer classes online or to other forms of non-face-to-face instruction. 

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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