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White House blocks Fauci from testifying to Congress

White House blocks Fauci from testifying to Congress

The House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies sought to have Fauci appear at its Wednesday hearing . In re...

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Third GTA frontline worker dies of COVID-19

As of May 2, Ontario is reporting 17,119 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. According to the website, 310,359 people have been tested for the virus and 12,829 possible cases are under i...

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USA emergency approval broadens use of Gilead's COVID-19 drug remdesivir

USA emergency approval broadens use of Gilead's COVID-19 drug remdesivir

Health in conjunction with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , a part of the National Institutes of Health. Pooling data across treatment arms, by Day 14, 62 percent of pati...

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71 new cases reported in Nashik; district tally rises to 276

71 new cases reported in Nashik; district tally rises to 276

Bihar has seen a spike in cases with number rising to 418 out of which 82 have recovered and discharged and two people have died in the state. Jerome Salomon said the death toll had increased 0.9%...

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AstraZeneca, Oxford University team up to develop Covid-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca, Oxford University team up to develop Covid-19 vaccine

The first human trial in Europe of a vaccine began in Oxford last week . AstraZeneca chief executive Pascal Soriot said that investment in a new coronavirus vaccine is a risk worth taking for...

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US Food and Drug Administration allows emergency use of drug for coronavirus

US Food and Drug Administration allows emergency use of drug for coronavirus

But the lack of supply means it will be a while before remdesivir becomes a major treatment option for Japan's coronavirus patients. Without a placebo, other factors relating to the patient's care r...

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SOCIAL DISTANCING: Now Includes Your Dogs and Cats! | iHeartRadio | Toby Knapp

SOCIAL DISTANCING: Now Includes Your Dogs and Cats! | iHeartRadio | Toby Knapp

In animals that test positive for COVID-19, signs of illness are rarely seen. But that's not to say animals are unable to contract the virus . The coronavirus test on pets is also a nightmare, as i...

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New symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, identified

New symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, identified

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC has warned people to monitor themselves for fever, cough and shortness of breath. Dr. John Swartzberg, an infectious disease specialist at UC Be...

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Covid-19: Contact Tracing Will Take An Army of Disease Detectives

Covid-19: Contact Tracing Will Take An Army of Disease Detectives

Countries around the world are rushing to launch contact tracing apps to identify who an infected person has had contact with, as part of efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus . The Johns H...

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Coronavirus: Number of deaths in care homes in the area revealed

Coronavirus: Number of deaths in care homes in the area revealed

One in three deaths - 58 out of a total 182 - registered at the county's care homes in the two weeks to April 24 were linked to Covid-19, new Care Quality Commission (CQC) data reveals. Additionally...

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CoxHealth's leading doctor shares insight into possible COVID-19 drug

CoxHealth's leading doctor shares insight into possible COVID-19 drug

Dr. Trotman said moving forward, researchers and the FDA needs to be more cautious with these drug trials. The White House Task Force's leading doctor, Anthony Fauci, believes there's hope in treati...

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Cuomo orders all NY schools to remain closed through spring

Cuomo orders all NY schools to remain closed through spring

According to state data released Friday, 17.5 percent of new coronavirus cases in NY over the past three days came from Manhattan, 17.4 percent from Brooklyn, 12.8 percent from The Bronx, 11.9 perce...

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President Trump says he plans to visit Arizona next week

President Trump says he plans to visit Arizona next week

President Donald Trump said the government's social distancing guidelines, geared to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus that has killed 60,999 people in the USA, will end today. "I don't want people...

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FDA to authorize Remdesivir for emergency use

FDA to authorize Remdesivir for emergency use

Remdesivir is the result of more than a decade of research, experimentation and iteration by Gilead scientists. An antiviral drug being tested in the United States is the closest we've come to f...

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NJ Parks Reopening Too Soon Or Par For The Course?

NJ Parks Reopening Too Soon Or Par For The Course?

Although studies show New Jerseyans feel more impacted by coronavirus than residents of any other state , many condemned Murphy for starting to reopen the state prematurely. Trump asked Murphy: "P...

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Federal lab won't publish COVID-19 antibody test accuracy results

Federal lab won't publish COVID-19 antibody test accuracy results

A test focused on finding antibodies in one's system will give medical professionals the ability to know if a person was exposed to COVID-19 despite not having symptoms. So far, the FDA has approved s...

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Dr. Henry: 100 days since first BC statement on COVID-19

Dr. Henry: 100 days since first BC statement on COVID-19

Thursday marks 100 days since B.C. health officials issued their first official warning on COVID-19, and in that time, the province's total has risen to 2,112 confirmed cases. The number of positive C...

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Georgia Drops Road Test Requirement for Teens Getting Driver's Licenses

Georgia Drops Road Test Requirement for Teens Getting Driver's Licenses

Kemp's recent order waives the requirement for most automobile road tests because of the state of emergency. The rules were relaxed so that state employees who administer road tests don't have to ...

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Coronavirus Cases In Russia Surge Past 100,000

Authorities began recording a sharp rise in cases this month after registering much lower case numbers than other countries in the early stages of the outbreak. Putin warned that the peak of coronavir...

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Monkeys Did Not Get Coronavirus Infection After Given Experimental Vaccine By Oxford

Monkeys Did Not Get Coronavirus Infection After Given Experimental Vaccine By Oxford

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it was "hugely welcome news" that Oxford University had agreed with AstraZeneca to scale up its coronavirus vaccine . And after exposing them to the virus, 28...

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Up to 60 bodies found in 4 trucks outside Brooklyn funeral home

Up to 60 bodies found in 4 trucks outside Brooklyn funeral home

Hart Island is a public cemetery and mass grave in the Bronx where the city buries people whose bodies go unclaimed and those whose families can not afford another option. Media captionDrone footage ...

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COVID-19: Nigeria records fresh 195 cases, four deaths

COVID-19: Nigeria records fresh 195 cases, four deaths

The NCDC's report also stated that seven new death were recorded bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Nigeria to 51. Nigeria economic hub Lagos and Kano states has the highes...

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ONS data lays bare catastrophe unfolding in Britain’s care homes

Britain's Office for National Statistics (ONS) found the true death toll from the coronavirus in England and Wales up to April 17 was 54 percent higher than the United Kingdom government's daily fig...

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Costco to Require Customers Wear Masks or Face Coverings

Costco to Require Customers Wear Masks or Face Coverings

The statement also said all Costco members and guests will be required to wear face masks or coverings. Costco representatives say the change is for the safety of guests, employees and other mem...

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Broome Hospitals Get the Green Light for Elective Surgeries

Broome Hospitals Get the Green Light for Elective Surgeries

Cuomo previously announced that the state will allow elective outpatient treatments to resume in counties and hospitals without significant risk of COVID-19 surge in the near term. Andrew Cuomo (D) h...

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Fauci touts remdesivir as coronavirus treatment after study shows success in recovery

In this study of 237 patients in Wuhan, China, doctors found no positive effects of administering the drug compared with a control group of adults, except for those patients who required ventilators. ...

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Gilead: Remdesivir Hit Primary Target in COVID-19 Study

Details are expected to be released later, the company said in a statement . Data from the study also suggest that starting remdesivir therapy sooner after symptoms develop might help patients wi...

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Coronavirus: Norms relaxed for biz activities in green zone in Karnataka

Coronavirus: Norms relaxed for biz activities in green zone in Karnataka

However, there will be no relaxation even after May 3 in districts categorised as "hotspots" or 'Red Zones'. The Karnataka order also lets industries operate in rural areas and allows manufacturi...

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Why we need to wear face masks and stay at home

Why we need to wear face masks and stay at home

It is as a result of this that the Food and Drugs Authority has registered and approved 10 face masks and face shields for use in Ghana. It is now not compulsory to wear a mask or face covering and ...

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Michigan's Whitmer proposes GI bill-style free college for coronavirus essential workers

Michigan's Whitmer proposes GI bill-style free college for coronavirus essential workers

About 3 million MI workers would qualify under legislation pending in Congress. Whitmer said the program is the first of its kind in the country and "was inspired by the federal government's support...

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Qld COVID-19 vaccine shows promise

Qld COVID-19 vaccine shows promise

Three other Chinese projects are in phase I trials: one led by the pharmaceutical giant Sinovac, listed on the Nasdaq, as well as two led by the Shenzhen Medical Institute, according to information fr...

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Nicola Sturgeon recommends face coverings in 'limited circumstances'

Nicola Sturgeon recommends face coverings in 'limited circumstances'

Scotland's move contrasts to the approach of the United Kingdom government, which on Tuesday was still resisting calls to recommend use of face coverings. However, she insists this does not replace t...

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Mike Pence ignores Mayo Clinic's face mask rule during visit

Mike Pence ignores Mayo Clinic's face mask rule during visit

Pence's move reflects Trump's personal distaste for wearing a mask. CNN broadcaster Chris Cuomo, the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, eviscerated Pence for deciding not to wear a mask. ...

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Remdesivir, tested against coronavirus showed positive results: U.S. company Gilead Sciences

Remdesivir, tested against coronavirus showed positive results: U.S. company Gilead Sciences

It is a Phase 3 trial, the final stage before any medication can receive regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As of now, there are no approved medicines for COVID-19. Gilea...

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Three US children with Covid-19 have rare inflammatory syndrome

Three US children with Covid-19 have rare inflammatory syndrome

There is some evidence that individuals can inherit a predisposition to the disease, but the pattern is not clear. Doctors in Europe are working to determine if the virus might be linked to rare...

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