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Widespread Face Mask Use Could Help Prevent A Second Wave Of Coronavirus, Study Finds

LONDON (Reuters) – Population-wide facemask use could push COVID-19 transmission down to controllable levels for national epidemics and could prevent further waves of the pandemic disease when combined with lockdowns, according to a UK study published Wednesday. The research, led by scientists at Britain’s Cambridge and Greenwich Universities, suggests lockdowns alone will not stop the […]

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Doctor who survived Ebola: US needs more coronavirus testing to prevent ‘constant interruptions’

The U.S. may have flattened the curve of coronavirus cases through shelter-in-place orders, but the country’s public health response still must improve to limit future spread of the disease, according to Dr. Craig Spencer of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. “The problem is that right now, as soon as we reopen, we don’t have what we […]

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Federal, state authorities step up efforts to prevent hoarding of chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine

Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have received much attention as potential treatments. Interest in the drugs first sparked in early March after reports of promising test results in French and Chinese studies. In the French study, researchers reported in a non-peer-reviewed draft paper that 14 of 26 Covid-19 patients in their study […]