Plasma Therapy Not a Standard Treatment for COVID-19?
A week after the FDA announced that they were granting emergency authorization on the use of convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19, an NIH panel says it should not be a standard treatment. The NIH says the treatment lacks foundation and proof of clinical trials.
Try Out These 5 Easy-to-Make Desserts That Will Lighten Up Your Mood
During this stressful time and the severe economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, desserts are a simple way to lighten up your mood for the days ahead. These five simple and easy-to-make desserts will guarantee that your cravings are satisfied.
Trump Plans Relief Funds for Kids, Sparking Opposition from Democrats
United States President Donald Trump wants to provide coronavirus relief funds for children amid the pandemic. However, Democrats have severely opposed to the notion of providing too much money to citizens amid the battered economy.
Americans are Buying More Guns than Ever During the Pandemic, Record Shows
In the recent months, more and more Americans are purchasing guns. The coronairus pandemic and the protests created a surge in demand, causing some to panic-buy.
COVID-19 Continues to Hit Economy, 1M more Americans Apply for Unemployment Aid
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, the economy of the United States suffers as well. Amid the crisis 1- Million more Americans have applied for the government’s jobless aid.
CDC Alters COVID-19 Testing Guidelines, Announces Asymptomatic Cases No Longer Need Testing
The CDC has announced that people who do not exhibit COVID-19 symptoms are no longer required to get tested for COVID-19. The updated guidelines received various reactions from the medical community.
Boris Johnson Says He’s Not Quitting as British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson is not quitting anytime soon and plans to stay on as the prime minister of Britain. People are worried that his bout with COVID-19 might he been more serious.
German Researchers Simulate a Pop Concert to Study How COVID-19 Spreads in Crowds
Aiming to get a better understanding of how COVID-19 spreads in crowds, a group of researchers from Germany ran a concert simulation. Thousands of people volunteered to attend the concert and help with the experiment.
COVID-19 Vaccine: China Announced Using Experimental Vaccine in Public Since July
As the race for the COVID-19 vaccine continues, China claimed that it was the first to release a vaccine for public use. According to Chinese health officials, an experimental vaccine has been administered to high-risk groups since late in July.
FDA Gives Emergency Authorization on Usage of Plasma for COVID-19 Treatment
The FDA has succumbed to the pressure of the Trump administration to issue an approval on the use of convalescent plasma in treating patients of COVID-19.
$300 Unemployment Benefit: Who Will Get It and When?
So far, 13 states have received approval for the $300 unemployment benefit and it may arrive this week or next week. However, there are still states that may take longer to arrive.
Fauci Dubs Russia’s ‘Safe and Effective’ Vaccine Claims ‘Bogus’
The United States’ top infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that Russia’s claim that their vaccine is safe and effective is not true. He also said that the vaccines still need to be proven effective through well-designed clinical trials.
Experts Urge People to Get Flu Shot, Fear a Possible ‘Twindemic’ as Flu Season Approaches
Despite the health officials not really knowing the degree of severity of the flu season, they are concerned that many people would not get their flu shots which can cause widespread outbreaks. The concerns about the so-called ‘twindemic’ have become very intense that flu shot has been pushed by officials globally before it becomes available in clinic and physicians’ offices.
FDA Authorizes ‘SalivaDirect’, Yale’s COVID-19 Rapid Saliva Test
The development of the new test to determine the presence of the novel coronavirus was led by Nathan Grubaugh, assistant professor and Anne Wyllie, associate research scientist, at Yale School of Public Health. The aim of the researchers was to decrease the overall testing costs and times and to increase the availability of saliva-based testing.
New Zealand Delays Elections as Surge of Coronavirus Cases Terrorize the Country
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand's election would be delayed after a spike of new coronavirus cases were recorded in the country. The official revealed politicians were prepared to undergo restricted elections and had planned measures to safely conduct the event.