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Abbott gets emergency FDA approval for antibody test that detects recent COVID-19 infectionsCHICAGO — Abbott’s latest antibody test — meant to show whether a person has recently had COVID-19 — has gained emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.The blood test detects a type of antibody, called IgM, that’s present after a person has been recently infected with COVID-19, Abbott said in a news release.It’s the second antibody test made by Illinois-based Abbott to gain emergency use authorization, in which the FDA allows the use of unapproved medical products to diagn…

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