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Study finds hydroxychloroquine may have boosted survival, but other researchers have doubts

Study finds hydroxychloroquine may have boosted survival, but other researchers have doubts

A surprising new study found the controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine helped patients better survive in the hospital. But the findings, like the federal government’s use of the drug itself, were disputed. A team at Henry Ford Health System in southeast Michigan said Thursday their study of 2,541 hospitalized patients found that those given hydroxychloroquine were…MORE

Coronavirus gives global doctors’ group a new frontier: US nursing homes

As a coordinator and communicator with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), Heather Pagano has worked in Liberia helping communities fight Ebola; with refugees in Nigeria fleeing conflict; and in South Sudan, where violence has forced millions of people out of their homes. She never expected to be working in Detroit. But now Pagano is…MORE

How to find resilience during the coronavirus pandemic

How to find resilience during the coronavirus pandemic

A few weeks into the coronavirus quarantine, 16-year-old Emmy Apfel was sitting at home in Palo Alto, California, with nothing to do. It was her school’s spring break, everything was canceled and the overwhelming boredom left her grasping for something, anything, to occupy her time. She posted an ad on the website Nextdoor, offering to…MORE

Another day of record coronavirus cases as more states rethink mask mandate

Another day of record coronavirus cases as more states rethink mask mandate

The United States saw a record number of new coronavirus cases in a single day Thursday, with 51,504 reported, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally of cases. There are at least 2,739,092 cases of coronavirus nationwide. The previous record set on Wednesday was 51,174. As the numbers skyrocket, some states are having a change of…MORE

Americans who stayed home before they were told to saved lives, study finds

Americans who stayed home before they were told to saved lives, study finds

If you were one of the Americans who decided to self-isolate before you were required to by state or local mandate, good for you. You saved lives. That’s the finding of a study published Monday in the journal “The Lancet: Infectious Diseases,” which used mobile phone data to track how people behaved between January 1…MORE

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