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And now for some good news on health

When it comes to health concerns, the COVID-19 pandemic is top of mind for most people right now. And that’s for good reason. But there is some very good non-COVID health news that may not be getting the attention it deserves. According to the CDC, the rates of six of the top 10 causes of death… Read More »

Trump wants some states to reopen soon but new outbreaks continue in nursing homes and food processing plants

“Our national shutdown is not a sustainable long-term solution,” Trump told reporters. Trump unveiled new guidelines on Thursday to help states loosen social distancing restrictions and restart the economy. The guidelines, which won’t be mandatory, suggest a phased approach that will still keep schools closed and allow some restaurants and gyms to operate under social… Read More »

Cytokine Storms May Be Fueling Some COVID Deaths

Another doctor, Jeff Brown, MD, in Richmond, VA, also recovered from a serious COVID-19 infection after several doses of Actemra. His story was reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. While stories like these are encouraging, researchers caution the drugs were experimental, and the cases don’t really provide solid scientific information about whether the drugs work the… Read More »

Are old malaria drugs really the COVID-19 ‘game changer’ some people believe? Not so fast, warn health officials

U.S. president Donald Trump considers them a COVID-19 “game changer,” his top infectious diseases advisor says the evidence is flimsy, while ethicists worry pouring millions of the tablets into hospitals is a long shot that could make people sicker. Two old anti-malaria medications are being pushed as potential treatments in the scramble to find something,… Read More »

Some coronavirus test kits shipped to states are not working as expected, the CDC says

As a result, the CDC is remaking parts of the test kits after some produced inconclusive test results. The kits were sent to the states to speed up the testing process, the CDC’s Nancy Messonnier told reporters Wednesday. The states found out the flaw during the verification process. For quality control, when states get any… Read More »