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Hydroxychloroquine, Hawked By Trump, Linked To Higher Risk Of Death, Study Finds

Hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug touted by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus treatment despite no solid evidence as such, is linked to an increased risk of heart problems and death, a new study of nearly 100,000 COVID-19 patients concluded. The patients treated with hydroxychloroquine or the related drug chloroquine were at higher risk of developing arrhythmia […]

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Asthma and Coronavirus: Does Asthma Increase Your Risk for Severe COVID-19 Symptoms?

In a study published in Allergy recently, researchers looked at 140 patients infected with the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. They identified several underlying illnesses in many of the patients, including eosinopenia and lymphopenia (types of low white blood cell count). But asthma wasn’t one of those conditions, suggesting that having asthma doesn’t make it […]

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Anthony Fauci Enters ‘Modified Quarantine’ After ‘Low Risk’ COVID-19 Contact

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and member of the White House coronavirus task force, says he’s going into a “modified quarantine” after coming into contact with an administration staff member who contracted COVID-19, CNN reported Saturday. Fauci told CNN that his contact with the staff member is considered “low risk,” meaning […]

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Police Are Trying To Free Inmates At Risk Of Coronavirus. Why Are Judges Blocking Them?

Faced with the looming threat of the coronavirus, Harris County, Texas, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez did something unusual for a lifelong law enforcement officer. Two weeks ago, he issued a “compassionate release” plan to complement an arrest-reduction strategy that shrank the jail population from 9,100 to 8,500 in just a few weeks.  Allowed to continue, the […]