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Health Aug 24Scientists say Hong Kong man became infected with coronavirus a second time
"That's a win as far as I'm concerned" because it suggests a first infection may protect a person from moderate to severe disease the second time around, a vaccine expert said.
Health Jul 01Some health experts criticize U.S. mass purchase of licensed virus drug
The U.S. government announced this week that it had an agreement with Gilead Sciences to make the bulk of their production of remdesivir available to Americans for the next three months.
Nation Jun 25As many as 20 million in U.S. have had COVID-19, officials say — 10 times more than previously thought
U.S. officials believe as many as 20 million Americans have contracted the coronavirus since it first arrived in the country. That's nearly 10 times as many infections as the 2.3 million cases that have been confirmed so far.
Health Jun 16Drug dexamethasone provides first evidence of improving COVID-19 survival
Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients.
Health Jun 04Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retracted
Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report. They say independent reviewers weren't able to verify information that's been widely questioned by other scientists.
Health May 23AP FACT CHECK: Trump trashing virus science he doesn’t like
So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give pause to anyone thinking of following Trump's lead and ingesting a potentially risky drug for the coronavirus. He branded the study's researchers, financed in…
Politics May 19Aides scramble to defend Trump’s use of hydroxychloroquine
He's making himself an example for use of the drug, and that's drawing criticism from some health experts as well as Democratic leaders.
Health May 18Early coronavirus vaccine results are encouraging, Moderna says
An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday.
Health May 07Malaria drug shows no benefit in another coronavirus study
A new study finds no evidence of benefit from a malaria drug widely promoted as a treatment for coronavirus infection. Hydroxychloroquine did not lower the risk of dying or needing a breathing tube in a comparison that involved nearly 1,400…
Science Apr 24FDA warns of heart risks with Trump-promoted malaria drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against prescribing a malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus outside of hospitals or research settings.