The FDA action follows a report last month by Connecticut public health officials that the test resulted in at least 90 people receiving false-positive results for the coronavirus.
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RIP: MARS DIGGER BITES THE DUST AFTER 2 YEARS ON RED PLANET
NASA declared the Mars digger dead after failing to burrow deep into the red planet to take its temperature.
TEENS TUTOR PEERS ONLINE TO FILL NEED DURING PANDEMIC
When her suburban Dallas high school was forced to move online last spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, Charvi Goyal realized that the schoolmates she’d been informally tutoring between classes would still need extra help but wouldn’t necessarily be able to get it. So she took her tutoring online, as well.
HIGH-TECH INDOOR FARMER APPHARVEST STARTS SHIPPING TOMATOES
AppHarvest — an indoor farming company backed by Martha Stewart — thinks the agriculture sector is ripe for disruption. And now, its tomatoes are ripe for eating.
US BLACKLISTS XIAOMI, CNOOC, SKYRIZON, RAISING HEAT ON CHINA
The U.S. government has blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. and China’s third-largest national oil company for alleged military links, heaping pressure on Beijing in President Donald Trump’s last week in office.
TALK SAFER: APPS TAKE PRIVACY FIGHT TO FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE
As messaging giant WhatsApp prepares to hand over more data to Facebook, users are flocking to rival services in protest, with Signal jumping from 250,000 downloads on the App Store a week to almost 10 million.
JACK'S BACK: CHINESE E-TYCOON ENDS SILENCE WITH ONLINE VIDEO
China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, Jack Ma, appeared this week in an online video, ending a 2 1/2-month absence from public view that prompted speculation about the future of the e-commerce billionaire and his Alibaba Group.
GOOGLE MUSCLES UP WITH FITBIT DEAL AMID ANTITRUST CONCERNS
Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, a deal that could help the internet company grow even stronger while U.S. government regulators pursue an antitrust case aimed at undermining its power.
GM TEAMS UP WITH MICROSOFT ON DRIVERLESS CARS
General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars.
EU FINES VIDEO GAME FIRMS FOR BLOCKING CROSS-BORDER SALES
The European Union has issued fines to a U.S. video game platform and five game makers after they blocked players from buying cheaper copies of the games in other countries in the bloc.
CANADA OKS RETURN OF BOEING 737 MAX AIRCRAFT
The Boeing 737 Max can return to Canadian airspace beginning this week, officials said, concluding nearly two years of government review after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the planes grounded worldwide.
PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC
The COVID-19 pandemic is both a public health crisis and an economic disrupter too.
Landing a Lifeline
For those whose livelihood depends on the ocean, a covid-spurred interruption in the seafood market might speed progress toward a more sustainable future—for them and for fish.
MAZDA NO. 1 IN CONSUMER REPORTS 2020 AUTO RELIABILITY SURVEY
Mazda beat traditional winners Lexus and Toyota to win top honors as the most dependable auto brand in Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey.
GATOR'S GRUDGE COMES TO A BAD END!
1,008-lb. predator stalked fisherman for three long years
THREE WAYS TO PREVENT BLANKET INJURIES
Of all the things your horse could injure himself with, his blanket seems an unlikely candidate. But don’t rule it out. Blanket mishaps do happen and they can be serious. Here are three things you can do to avoid them:
COVID VACCINES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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KEEP YOUR EYES HEALTHY DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC
During the coronavirus pandemic, people should guard their eyes with glasses or face shields to protect their eyes from virus infection.
EXTRA SAFETY SCRUTINY PLANNED AS VIRUS VACCINE WORRIES GROW
Facing public skepticism about rushed COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. health officials are planning extra scrutiny of the first people vaccinated when shots become available — an added safety layer experts call vital.
UF/IFAS Extension Helps Farmworkers Stay Safe From COVID
UF/IFAS EXTENSION EXPERTS are communicating with agricultural workers to connect them with COVID-19 free testing, safety information and training – a role they have been serving throughout the pandemic.
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