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Azar warns vacation vacationers destructive COVID-19 check no ‘golden ticket’: ‘Please watch out over Thanksgiving’

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Well being and Human Providers Secretary Alex Azar warned would-be vacation vacationers lining up for coronavirus testing throughout the nation Monday {that a} destructive end result shouldn’t be the identical factor as immunity from the contagion.

Azar informed “Invoice Hemmer Stories” that whereas it’s sensible for folks to get examined in the event that they consider it’s essential, additionally they shouldn’t let their guard down in the event that they check destructive.

“Now we have over 120 million exams in the month of November and 70 million are speedy point-of-care exams … Individuals have to grasp, a destructive check shouldn’t be your golden ticket,” he stated.

“[A negative result] means at that very second the check is exhibiting you to be destructive. So please, folks, you continue to must be intensely cautious about your behaviors, even with a destructive check,” Azar implored. “Wash your palms, watch your distance and put on face coverings while you can’t watch your distance.”

Azar additionally dicussed the federal authorities’s approval of the Regeneron monoclonal antibody remedy for coronavirus sufferers over the weekend, The remedy “cocktail” that was administered to President Trump after he contracted the virus in October.

The secretary promised that 30,000 doses of the therapy would start transport Tuesday earlier than highlighting “promising outcomes” from a trial of AstraZeneca’s vaccine candidate. 


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