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Florida has ‘all the markings’ to become next coronavirus epicenter

By Fabrice Pierre-Toussaint Staff Writer for Telegraph Local | See my LinkedIn According to WESH.com, new projections claim Florida has the “markings of the next epicenter” of the coronavirus, days after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis denied the fact that Florida is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. WHO says asymptomatic COVID-19 spread is ‘very rare’ […]

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WHO says asymptomatic COVID-19 spread is ‘very rare’

By Fabrice Pierre-Toussaint Staff Writer for Telegraph Local | See my LinkedIn Asymptomatic transmission of the new coronavirus appears to be “very rare,” a World Health Organization (WHO) official said Monday. France bans hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment “From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward […]

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As west reopens, new coronavirus infection clusters emerge in Asia

By Fabrice Pierre-Toussaint Staff Writer for Telegraph Local | See my LinkedIn As west reopens, new coronavirus clusters emerge in Asia. Particularly South Korea. Sources from CBS News reveal that the 86 confirmed new cases prompted officials to delay the beginning of classes for high school seniors, which had been scheduled for Wednesday, by a […]

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New study reveals the best conditions for spreading coronavirus

By Fabrice Pierre-Toussaint Staff Writer for Telegraph Local | See my LinkedIn Hospital workers treating COVID-19 patients are known to face a higher risk of acquiring the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. But the nature by which the virus spreads is still poorly understood, hindering experts’ ability to completely limit transmission.  Gilead’s coronavirus treatment […]

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Gilead’s coronavirus treatment remdesivir just succeeded in a crucial study

By Fabrice Pierre-Toussaint Staff Writer for Telegraph Local | See my LinkedIn A leading coronavirus treatment candidate succeeded in a critical trial, helping COVID-19 patients recover more quickly than those who got a placebo. New York clinical trial tests heartburn remedy against coronavirus The (NIH), the U.S National Institutes of Health, released preliminary results Wednesday […]

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New York clinical trial tests heartburn remedy against coronavirus

By Fabrice Pierre-Toussaint Staff Writer for Telegraph Local | See my LinkedIn Pepcid has been added to the fast growing list of potential treatments for the novel coronavirus, specifically it’s active compound, famotidine. On April 7th, the first COVID-19 patients at Northwell Health in the New York City area began receiving famotidine intravenously, at nine […]

Autoimmune disease patients worry about drug shortage amid COVID-19 crisis
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Autoimmune disease patients worry about drug shortage amid COVID-19 crisis

By Fabrice Pierre-Toussaint Staff Writer for Telegraph Local | See my LinkedIn Sara Esidore has lived with the autoimmune disease, lupus for more than a decade. There’s no cure, the disease causes a person’s immune system to attack healthy tissue, organs and joints.  Covid-19 test shortages lead to uncounted deaths One of the main drugs […]

Coronavirus saliva test gets FDA emergency use approval, Rutgers University says
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Coronavirus saliva test gets FDA emergency use approval, Rutgers University says

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See @tommyfradenburg In an effort to increase the available testing for COVID-19, the Food and Drug administration has granted emergency authorization for use of a saliva test developed at Rutgers University. One of the largest pork processing facilities in the US is closing until further notice […]

PM Boris Johnson released from hospital and says he 'owes his life' to National Health Service
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PM Boris Johnson released from hospital and says he ‘owes his life’ to National Health Service

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See @tommyfradenburg British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was released from the hospital on Sunday after spending three nights in the Intensive Care Unit with the Coronavirus. CDC extends ‘no sail order’ for all cruises during coronavirus crisis While still recovering, he will continue his treatment at […]

Scientists say coronavirus won't end with warmer weather while US plans for life under a new normal
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Scientists say coronavirus won’t end with warmer weather while US plans for life under a new normal

By Fabrice Pierre-Toussaint Staff Writer for Telegraph Local | See my LinkedIn Officials are developing a framework for what America’s new normal could look like, even though health experts are warning that warmer seasons won’t end the virus.  Some Swedish hospitals have stopped using chloroquine to treat COVID-19 after reports of severe side effects According […]

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Medical group endorses anti-malarial drug treatment for coronavirus patients

By | Rachel Brooks Staff | Telegraph Local  See | The New African Living Standard Above, CBC The National broadcast captures drug production. A medical group has endorsed anti-malarial drug treatment for coronavirus patients, the International Business Times reports. The drugs have been issued to critical patients, despite the fact that antimalarial drugs are still […]

Some Swedish hospitals have stopped using chloroquine to treat COVID-19 after reports of severe side effects
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Some Swedish hospitals have stopped using chloroquine to treat COVID-19 after reports of severe side effects

By Fabrice Pierre-Toussaint Staff Writer for Telegraph Local | See my LinkedIn Sources from Sweden’s national paper, Expressen states that hospitals in the Västra Götaland region are no longer offering the antimalarial medication chloroquine, with side effects reported to include cramps and the loss of peripheral vision. One of the patients affected was Carl Sydenhag, […]