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Starbucks giving away free coffee to coronavirus first responders

Starbucks giving away free coffee to coronavirus first responders

Starbucks is helping keep first responders and medical workers stay energized during the coronavirus pandemic with free coffee. According to WIVB , Starbucks will be offering free coffee to al...

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Imperial COVID-19 vaccine team secures £22.5 million support

The development time for a vaccine is normally 18 months to a year, but despite this the team of researchers led by Oxford vaccinology professor Sarah Gilbert believe massive production might begin ...

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Do It Yourself: Home Virus Test Just Approved by FDA

The first wave of test kits will be reserved for health-care workers and first responders before being made available to the general public in most states in the coming weeks. "Throughout this pandemi...

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First U.S. coronavirus death occurred in early Feb in California

First U.S. coronavirus death occurred in early Feb in California

The county did not report a COVID-19 death until March 9, but on Tuesday said that at least three people had died from the illness before that. The individuals were not tested for the virus because ...

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Beware! Covid-19 to be worse next winter, warns US CDC Director

Beware! Covid-19 to be worse next winter, warns US CDC Director

Already, hospital systems in major hot spots like New York City are overwhelmed with patients and, in many cases, lack the necessary medical equipment like ventilators and personal protective gear for...

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This Facebook map highlights self-reported coronavirus cases in all USA counties

The social media platform is working with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to update the maps daily throughout the coronavirus pandemic. He said although most practices are conducting consultat...

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Study finds higher death rate in COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine

Study finds higher death rate in COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine

The data showed that 27.8% of patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine alone died, compared to 22.1% of those treated with the combination of drugs and 11.4% of those who were not treated wit...

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People who recovered from COVID-19 donate plasma in Vitebsk

People who recovered from COVID-19 donate plasma in Vitebsk

Donors must have a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19, and be otherwise eligible to donate blood . "As a doctor, I am confident that this therapy will work". What is a plasma therapy? In this t...

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Andrew Cuomo says he had a 'productive' White House meeting with Trump

Andrew Cuomo says he had a 'productive' White House meeting with Trump

What does testing mean and how can we do it?" The pair traded barbs as recently as Friday, when Trump said Cuomo should get to work after the governor argued that the federal government needed to ...

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President Barack Obama endorses Joe Biden for president

President Barack Obama endorses Joe Biden for president

At least Obama didn't hold off until Inauguration Day to see if it was Biden being sworn in. Warren told Maddow that although she has had differences with Biden in the past, she believes he is now t...

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Facebook Unveils US Map Breaking Down Reported Coronavirus Symptoms by County

The map was developed with millions of responses to surveys of Facebook and Google users as part of an effort to monitor the spread of the virus. According to a description on the page, the map d...

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Coronavirus: Second, worse wave of Covid-19 in winter likely

Having two simultaneous respiratory outbreaks would put unimaginable strain on the health-care system, he said. Over the weekend, the CDC updated its case count to 720,630 and said 37,202 people had...

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Sanford Health Treats First Coronavirus Patient With Plasma

So far, 17 patients have been treated with the plasma, and doctors are awaiting on FDA approval for further treatments. The NHS Blood and Transplant website is calling on people in England who h...

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Deepika Padukone to discuss mental health with WHO chief

Deepika Padukone to discuss mental health with WHO chief

I feel like that journey for me already began in 2014, so I am not finding this period hard at all. "And, the reason I came out in the open about it was because I just did not want to feel what I was ...

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Government announce coronavirus vaccine will be trialled on people from Thursday onwards

Government announce coronavirus vaccine will be trialled on people from Thursday onwards

The nation has invested more than $41 million to clinical trials at Oxford University. Hancock said an additional £22.5 million in funding will be made available for researchers at Imperial College,...

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Gov. Wolf Extends Stay-At-Home Order Until May 8th

Gov. Wolf Extends Stay-At-Home Order Until May 8th

Additionally, he said that regulations restricting large gatherings "must remain in place for the duration of the re-opening process". Governor Wolf says the state will closely monitor that situation ...

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4 new deaths, 105 new known cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta

4 new deaths, 105 new known cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta

The hardest-hit care centre in the province, the McKenzie Towne Care Centre in Calgary, has 50 residents and 41 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Saturday, April 18. Today, the...

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More deaths, no benefit from malaria drug in VA virus study

More deaths, no benefit from malaria drug in VA virus study

Researchers based in SC and Virginia performed a retrospective analysis of data from patients hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in veterans hospitals until April 11. Hydroxychloroquine, ac...

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Outbreak at Alberta oilsands work camp prompts warning from Interior Health

Outbreak at Alberta oilsands work camp prompts warning from Interior Health

Five more people have died of COVID-19 in B.C, three on Saturday and two on Sunday, bringing the death toll of the pandemic in B.C.to 86, Henry said. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost ...

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FDA approves first at-home coronavirus test

Testing for COVID-19 in the USA now relies on drive-through sites, as well as in-clinic and hospital testing. With a doctor's order, the home collection kits will become available to consumers in mo...

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Feds to Track, Share information on Nursing Home Outbreaks | JFP Mobile

Feds to Track, Share information on Nursing Home Outbreaks | JFP Mobile

In one affidavit , a nurse at Montefiore reported symptoms of COVID-19 but was informed that the hospital would not test her. The NCF collected data from 47 care homes which support more than 30,00...

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John Newton warns against unapproved antibody tests - Latest Pharmacy News

John Newton warns against unapproved antibody tests - Latest Pharmacy News

Recognizing that more flexibility was needed during a pandemic, we have also provided regulatory flexibility for serological tests in an effort to provide laboratories and health care providers with e...

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Rite Aid plans to bring drive-up coronavirus testing to Delaware

Rite Aid plans to bring drive-up coronavirus testing to Delaware

Accoridng to the drug store, they are expanding the COVID-19 testing sites with locations in Eaton Rapids, Swartz Creek and Macomb Township, in partnership with the U.S. Each site is to use self-swab ...

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Facebook Releases Map of People Reporting Virus Symptoms

Facebook Releases Map of People Reporting Virus Symptoms

As NBC News notes, former Facebook employees Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom, the co-founders of Instagram, launched their own COVID-tracking tool last week. As NBC News reports , Facebook has been ...

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Prisma Health blood drive created to help COVID-19 patients

After receiving the treatment, the patient showed progressive improvement and by the fourth day, was weaned off ventilator support on the morning of 18 April and continued on supplementary oxygen, the...

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Woman Who Organized NJ Anti-Lockdown Protest Charged With Violating Lockdown

Woman Who Organized NJ Anti-Lockdown Protest Charged With Violating Lockdown

Carlson continued to press Murphy, saying his action "clearly contravenes the Bill of Rights". A recent New York Times report said a number of foreign nurses and doctors are prepared to assist but t...

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Alberta COVID-19 outbreak could impact Interior Health region

Alberta COVID-19 outbreak could impact Interior Health region

Officials in Alberta have been tracking an outbreak at the Kearl Lake oil sands work camp north of Fort McMuray, and Alberta's chief medical officer of health said Friday the number of Alberta cases a...

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U.S. lockdowns coincide with rise in poisonings from cleaners

U.S. lockdowns coincide with rise in poisonings from cleaners

The agency found that poison control centers received more than 3,100 additional calls for exposure to cleaning products through the end of March than they had for the first three months of 2019. One ...

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees biggest increase in COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees biggest increase in COVID-19 cases

The province now has a total of 10,578 confirmed cases and a death toll of 553. Numbers also continued to climb in Quebec, which has by far the highest COVID-19 caseload in Canada. "We have to conti...

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Gov. Kemp: Some businesses can begin reopening with social distancing guidelines

Gov. Kemp: Some businesses can begin reopening with social distancing guidelines

Live performance venues, amusement parks, bars and nightclubs will remain closed. Governors of Georgia and Tennessee announce dates; SC businesses open Monday at 5 p.m. McMaster went further, ...

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COVID-19 testing in Detroit expands to all essential workers

COVID-19 testing in Detroit expands to all essential workers

But, when the antibiotics didn't alleviate the pain, Skylar's parents rushed her to the emergency room. "We basically just knew she wasn't coming back to us", said the 46-year-old mom, a Detroit cop...

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Trump defends social distancing protesters, shares suspicions of China during briefing

Trump defends social distancing protesters, shares suspicions of China during briefing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said an investigation was under way into how the virus "got out into the world". The restrictions took effect March 21. Britain's overall death toll is officially 15,4...

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Feds to track, share information on nursing home outbreaks

But the true toll of the mostly frail and elderly people who live in such facilities is likely much higher, experts say, because many homes have not reported their deaths and state counts may not incl...

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National testing coordinator warns against unapproved antibody tests

National testing coordinator warns against unapproved antibody tests

Serology testing looks for coronavirus antibodies in your system. Antibody tests - created to detect if people have had the virus and are now immune - are a key part of the government's strategy...

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Problem with CDC coronavirus test kits already fixed, says Pence

Problem with CDC coronavirus test kits already fixed, says Pence

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . According to the Washington Post , it appears that certain manufacturing practices in the assembly of test kits were violated at CDC facilities....

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