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What Is Hydroxychloroquine and Does It Treat COVID-19?

An approved, standard treatment for coronavirus does not exist. In light of that, the FDA has approved compassionate use of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19. This means doctors are allowed to give experimental drugs to extremely sick people as a last-ditch effort. Learn more here. Article by Megan Schmidt

By |2020-06-16T23:20:27+00:00June 16th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on What Is Hydroxychloroquine and Does It Treat COVID-19?

FDA revokes authorization of drug Trump touted

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked its emergency use authorization for the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for the treatment of Covid-19. Learn more here. Article by Jacqueline Howard

By |2020-06-16T23:14:13+00:00June 16th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on FDA revokes authorization of drug Trump touted

Vaccine experts want the FDA to commit to 30,000 people in Covid-19 vaccine trials

Vaccine experts are afraid President Trump will authorize a vaccine without enough testing done in clinical studies. Many experts advise having at least 30,000 volunteers to study a vaccine. Learn more here. Article by Elizabeth Cohen

By |2020-06-13T00:33:39+00:00June 13th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Vaccine experts want the FDA to commit to 30,000 people in Covid-19 vaccine trials

Social Justice Vs. Social Distance? Art Caplan Says We Can ‘Walk And Chew Gum’ At The Same Time

Concerns about social distancing have come up due to protests all over the nation. Dr. Art Caplan advises that these protests can happen if people wear masks, bring hand sanitizer, and follow social distancing protocols. Learn more here. Article by Zoe Mathews

By |2020-06-11T14:42:11+00:00June 11th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Social Justice Vs. Social Distance? Art Caplan Says We Can ‘Walk And Chew Gum’ At The Same Time

Exceptionalism Is Killing Americans

How has the world’s richest country, home to world-class health institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, produced one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world? Learn more here. Article by Jeremy Konyndyk

By |2020-06-09T15:23:31+00:00June 9th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Exceptionalism Is Killing Americans

Thousands worldwide volunteer for deliberate coronavirus exposure to speed up vaccine development

1 Day Sooner, a grassroots group of scientists and researchers, is planning on conducting a challenge trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Many people all over the world have signed up. Learn more here. Article by Jacquelyn Lebel

By |2020-06-05T05:21:32+00:00June 5th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Thousands worldwide volunteer for deliberate coronavirus exposure to speed up vaccine development

Art Caplan On Protesting During A Pandemic: ‘The Virus is Still Here’

Art Caplan talks to Boston Public Radio about te health risks of protesting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here. Article by Aiden Connelly

By |2020-06-05T05:17:02+00:00June 5th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Art Caplan On Protesting During A Pandemic: ‘The Virus is Still Here’

Malaria Drug Promoted by Trump Did Not Prevent Covid Infections, Study Finds

"The take-home message for the general public is that if you’re exposed to someone with Covid-19, hydroxychloroquine is not an effective post-exposure preventive therapy,” the lead author of the study, Dr. David R. Boulware, from the University of Minnesota, said in an interview. Learn more here. Article by Denise Grady

By |2020-06-05T05:17:15+00:00June 4th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Malaria Drug Promoted by Trump Did Not Prevent Covid Infections, Study Finds

More than 19,000 new COVID-19 cases in US over past 24 hours

Nearly six in 10 Americans say they are not ready to go back to their pre-pandemic activities like going to stores and restaurants, according to a new ABC News-Washington Post poll. Video Video by ABC News Videos    

By |2020-06-03T22:20:17+00:00June 3rd, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on More than 19,000 new COVID-19 cases in US over past 24 hours