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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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Minneapolis Fed Chief Fears 18 Months Of ‘Rolling’ Shutdowns In COVID-19 Fight

The U.S. could face 18 months of “rolling” COVID-19 flareups and economic shutdowns until a vaccine or an effective treatment is developed, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis warned Sunday. As officials around the world ”relax the economic controls, the virus flares back up again,” Neel Kashkari noted on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We […]

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DOJ: Fears Of COVID-19 In Prisons Are ‘Unsubstantiated and Unwarranted’

Prosecutors at the Department of Justice have repeatedly argued in recent weeks that being incarcerated does not put individuals at a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus — despite overwhelming evidence that detention facilities are among the most dangerous places to be during the current public health crisis.  The federal prosecutors’ arguments came in response to […]

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Ivy League Cancels Basketball Tournament Amid Coronavirus Fears

The Ivy League on Tuesday canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. The four-team tournaments were scheduled to be played Friday through Sunday at Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge, Mass. The Ivy League instead will award its automatic NCAA Tournament bids to the regular-season champions, the Princeton women […]

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Olympic Torch Lighting Ceremony To Be Held Without Crowd Amid Coronavirus Fears

Greece’s Olympic Committee announced Monday that no spectators will be allowed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia on Thursday due to the coronavirus outbreak. “The Olympic Flame Touch Ceremony will be held without the presence of spectators and will be attended by only 100 guests with accreditation from the International […]