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Read full article on NPR A panel of experts convened by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recommends against doctors using a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for the treatment of COVID-19 patients because of potential toxicities. "The combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin was associated with QTc prolongation in patients with COVID-19," the
Read full articles on CTV or CNN Singapore reported 942 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a single-day high for the tiny city-state that pushed its total number of infections to 5,992, including 11 deaths. The number of cases in Singapore has more than doubled over the past week amid an explosion of infections among foreign
See news report on ALJAZEERA Major sporting events have been cancelled or postponed. The most significant one that was due to take place in Japan this summer was the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Find out which ones and eventuel postponements here.
Read full article in the NYTimes Germany, seeking a path out of lockdown, begins broad random testing for antibodies. While other nations are still struggling to test for infections, Germany is doing that and more. It is aiming to sample the entire population for antibodies in coming months, hoping to gain valuable insight into how
Read full article on the BBC The One World: Together At Home show sees more than 100 artists play live from their homes. The eight-hour event run by the Global Citizen movement and the WHO is being live-streamed and broadcast on TV. Lady Gaga, who helped organise the concert, will also perform. Some more can
See news report on ABC News. While the White House on Friday insisted that the United States has the testing capacity to begin reopening the economy in certain states, under the administration's new guidelines, some public health experts warned that the country still lacks adequate testing to track and contain potential coronavirus outbreaks.
Read full article on FOX News. America needs to "hunker down" for a bit longer to avoid a potentially "catastrophic" resurgence in coronavirus cases, Dr. Nicole Saphier urged Saturday. Saphier agreed with a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) model predicting an "exponential explosion" in COVID-19 cases if the nation's lockdown measures are lifted too
Read full article on NPR. SEOUL—More than 160 South Koreans have tested positive a second time for the coronavirus, a development that suggests the disease may have a longer shelf life than expected. NPR news site reports that a growing number of recovered COVID-19 patients are relapsing in South Korea, raising new questions and concerns
Read full article on ABC News. As company leaders and government officials look to reopen the economy, one of the safety measures frequently touted is temperature screening to track fevers, a common symptom of coronavirus infections. But some experts say checking for fevers is unreliable and, on its own, could even be deceiving as means