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FDA Warns Against Malaria Drug’s COVID-19 Use Outside Hospitals

April 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday cautioned against the use of malaria drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, in COVID-19 patients outside of hospitals and clinical trials, citing risks of serious heart rhythm problems. The agency’s announcement comes a day after the European Union’s drug regulator warned of the drugs’ side […]

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Health Experts Rebuke Donald Trump’s WHO Funding Freeze: ‘Crime Against Humanity’

Leading health experts have delivered a stinging rebuke of President Donald Trump’s decision to halt U.S. funding for the World Health Organization amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump announced the move on Tuesday, accusing the WHO of failing “in its basic duty” to initially warn the world of the burgeoning public health crisis that is believed […]

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Helicopters, Police Checks, Fines: Australia’s Easter Travel Crackdown Against Coronavirus

See the latest stories on the coronavirus outbreak.   MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia will deploy helicopters, set up police checkpoints and hand out hefty fines to deter people from breaking an Easter travel ban, officials warned on Friday, in their toughest crackdown against the coronavirus, even as its spread slows. More than half of Australians identify themselves as Christians, […]

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Dr. Deborah Birx Sees ‘Some Flattening’ Of The Curve, But Warns Against Complacency

Some “shoots of success” indicate social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders have begun to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections in the U.S., according to White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, but Americans need to remain vigilant. “We are beginning to see some flattening of the number of new cases per day in […]