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COVID-19 In Depth

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Observational Study of Hydroxychloroquine in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19

In this observational study involving patients with Covid-19 who had been admitted to the hospital, hydroxychloroquine administration was not associated with either a greatly lowered or an increased risk of the composite end point of intubation or death. Randomized, controlled trials of hydroxychloroquine in patients with Covid-19 are needed.

NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVID-19 diagnostics

The National Institutes of Health announced a new initiative aimed at speeding innovation, development and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies, a pivotal component needed to return to normal during this unprecedented global pandemic. With a $1.5 billion investment from federal stimulus funding, the newly launched Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative will infuse funding into […]

Quidel diagnostic gives quick COVID19 results but it’s less than perfect

The FDA gave emergency use authorization (EUA) late Friday to the first SARS-CoV-2 antigen test, which provides results indicating active infection in 15 minutes. It’s less sensitive than the current PCR-based molecular tests, however, and comes with important limits on its use.

Massachusetts Coronavirus Map and Case Count

The New York Times is engaged in a comprehensive effort to track details about every confirmed case in the United States, collecting information from federal, state and local officials around the clock. The numbers in this article are being updated several times a day based on the latest information our journalists are gathering from around […]

Will Summer Slow The Spread Of COVID-19? Scientists Try To Figure It Out

The worst outbreaks of COVID-19 so far have been in colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere during winter or early spring. Will warmer weather slow the transmission?

Is Hydroxychloroquine a Suitable Treatment for COVID-19? Not Yet, According to CDC.

In recent news from various media outlets, it has been reported that certain drug therapies have shown effectiveness in treating patients suffering from COVID-19. One of the more publicized of these therapies is an anti-malarial drug called hydroxychloroquine or Plaquenil, which is also known for its use in treatment of auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid […]

The Science Behind A 14-Day Quarantine After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

To stop the spread of the coronavirus, health officials have a favorite refrain: After being in a city or region where there have been a lot of COVID-19 cases, spend 14 days in quarantine even if you feel perfectly fine — don’t leave your house.

COMIC: Grocery Workers Are Essential, And Feeling The Strain

From produce clerks to personal shoppers to warehouse stockers, millions of grocery workers across the U.S. are keeping food on the shelves throughout this pandemic for those of us hunkering at home. Their work is essential — needed and valued — and yet, many say they don’t feel safe.