A legacy of racism has left a dangerous divide between the medical establishment and black Americans, who are now dying at high rates in the coronavirus pandemic.
The agency had previously relaxed its rules for verifying manufacturers’ accuracy data, leading more than 165 unauthorized tests to flood the US market.
The economic ramifications of the coronavirus are bleak enough, but the mental health crisis that frontline workers are about to face may be even worse.
Several tweets went viral that falsely claimed the CDC had drastically revised down the number of deaths in the US from the coronavirus — but it seems some people didn't read to the end of the page.
A viral video in which Dr. Annie Bukacek questions the severity of COVID-19 has given anti-lockdown activists across the country a sense of validation.
New data seen by ministers and government scientists shows the proportion of severely obese people in ICUs is twice the proportion in the general population.
Facing low sales and trouble from regulators, the e-cigarette giant is planning to be off shelves in Austria, Belgium, Portugal, France, and Spain by the end of the year.
The drug's approval comes days after a preliminary study showed a four-day decrease in hospital stays following treatment.
Politicians Are Being Flooded With Letters From People Who Think Writing The Words “My Will” Lets Them Dodge Vaccination Laws
"Hey guys, save your postage and don't bother," one politician responded.
A US Senator Wants To Know Which Federal Authorities Are Using Clearview AI To Track The Coronavirus
“Technology has an important role to play in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic, but this health crisis cannot justify using unreliable surveillance tools that could undermine our privacy rights,” said Sen. Ed Markey.
Recent research suggests that summer conditions can help kill the coronavirus more quickly. But “don’t expect miracles,” one scientist said.
Without enough human contact tracers to identify infected people, the US is barreling toward a digital solution, and possible disaster.
These Kids With Rare Genetic Diseases Were Part Of Research Into New Treatments. The Coronavirus Has Stopped All Of It.
“All of our labs are shut down, and as a result the precious little time my son has left is being wasted,” said one mother. “So I guess I would say the cost of this is the lives of children.”
The CDC had previously only listed fever, coughing, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing as the main symptoms of COVID-19.
“What good is the privilege I have when I feel like I can’t do anything meaningful with it?”
"FDA is concerned that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are being used inappropriately to treat non-hospitalized patients for coronavirus," the agency wrote in a health warning.
A Stanford Professor’s Wife Recruited People For His Coronavirus Study By Claiming It Would Reveal If They Could “Return To Work Without Fear”
An email sent to a Silicon Valley middle school’s private listserv tried to recruit families for the antibody study, promising “peace of mind” about their immunity to the coronavirus.
Please Don't Drink Disinfectant, Lysol And Dettol Maker Said After Trump Suggested People Could Inject It To Kill The Coronavirus
"We must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body."
Scientists Now Say No, They Weren’t Reporting The First Case Of A Dead Body Spreading The Coronavirus
The authors of the controversial report issued a correction saying their initial claims were misinterpreted. “This is really unusual, you don't publish a report that someone is dead and then say, no he isn't,” another scientist said.
During the coronavirus crisis, the market for masks and other medical equipment is competitive, confusing, and often corrupt.
In California, two of the nation’s first big antibody surveys estimated that the true number of coronavirus infections is significantly higher than believed. But scientists are skeptical.
One of the owners had tested positive for COVID-19 before their cat started showing symptoms.
Scientists Are Calling For Vaccine Experiments That Would Deliberately Infect People With The Novel Coronavirus
“Normally, deliberately giving someone an infection that is potentially lethal would be unacceptable,” one bioethicist said. “But in extreme times, like a plague, you might look to extreme measures.”
“Today we feel like one big army devoted to one fight. Today it feels like maybe, just maybe, we can keep up.”
Fifty years ago, before the environment was seen as a political cause, it united everyone.
“I think we should expect to see companies continue to pop up selling unproven, and in some cases probably just bad, testing,” a former FDA lawyer said.
The White House’s plan for states to reopen their economies sidesteps the desperate need for greater testing, public health experts say.
Shameem comes from a line of gravediggers. But he’s the first one in his family to oversee burials in a pandemic.
In less than a month, the baseless claim went from an obscure biohacking blog to the New York Post and RT.
"It was unbelievable. I was sharing pictures of the Wikipedia page, journal article, and everything to prove that it had actually happened," he said.