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WHO Suspends Trial Of Drug Touted By Trump Over Safety Fears For COVID-19 Patients

The World Health Organization is suspending its international trial of hydroxycholorquine, the anti-malarial drug repeatedly touted by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus treatment, because of concerns that it’s not safe to use on people with COVID-19. “The Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the Solidarity Trial while the safety […]

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Car Thefts Spike During COVID-19 Pandemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves. Despite silent streets and nearly nonexistent traffic, vehicle larcenies shot up […]

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Top Medical Journal Refutes Trump Statement On WHO’s Response To COVID-19 In China

The Lancet, a respected medical journal, has pushed back against President Donald Trump’s criticism of how the World Health Organization responded to the coronavirus pandemic.  In a letter to WHO’s director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, dated Monday, Trump sought to justify the sudden halt of U.S. funding to the public health organization ordered last month by […]

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Asthma and Coronavirus: Does Asthma Increase Your Risk for Severe COVID-19 Symptoms?

In a study published in Allergy recently, researchers looked at 140 patients infected with the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. They identified several underlying illnesses in many of the patients, including eosinopenia and lymphopenia (types of low white blood cell count). But asthma wasn’t one of those conditions, suggesting that having asthma doesn’t make it […]