COVID-19 LATEST: UK trial could show results in as little as five weeks, chief medical officers say | News blog
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COVID-19 LATEST: UK trial could show results in as little as five weeks, chief medical officers say | News blog

Wednesday 6 May 12.35 If recruitment for the Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial is kept above 1,000 patients per week, results on some of the treatments being tested could be available within 5-7 weeks, the UK’s chief medical officers (CMO) have revealed in a letter to NHS staff. The letter, which was signed by […]

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says protesters should 'come after me,' not the health chief or the press, if they don't like restrictions
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says protesters should ‘come after me,’ not the health chief or the press, if they don’t like restrictions

Videos showed one protester antagonizing a NBC4 Columbus reporter in a face mask, ignoring the reporter’s requests to stay six feet away while accusing the reporter of “terrifying the general public.” “You know that the company you work for is lying to the American people,” the protester yelled. Later, roughly two dozen demonstrators showed up […]

ICON Appoints New Chief Medical Officer
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ICON Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a leading global provider of drug and device development and commercialisation services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that Dr. Kristen K. Buck has been appointed Chief Medical Officer. Kristen joins ICON from Optum Insights (part of the United Healthcare group) where she was SVP & […]

Alberta's chief medical officer to provide latest update on COVID-19
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Chief medical officer of health updates Albertans on COVID-19

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health will update Albertans Monday on the COVID-19 crisis after a weekend that saw golfers hit the links for the first time this year. On Friday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw unveiled ABTraceTogether, a mobile app that uses Bluetooth technology to identify other nearby cellphones that also have the app installed. In a tweet Monday, […]

Australia's Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy is pictured. Source: AAP
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Chief health officer reveals detail on how restrictions will be eased

Yahoo News Australia’s Life After Lockdown series investigates what life will be like after coronavirus restrictions. While Australia eagerly awaits the findings of the National Cabinet meeting this Friday, Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy has warned any easing of coronavirus restrictions need to be done in a “slow” and “cautious” manner. Last Friday, Scott Morrison announced the […]

Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Could See 'Persistent Spread' of COVID-19 Through Summer, Former FDA Chief Says
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Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Could See ‘Persistent Spread’ of COVID-19 Through Summer, Former FDA Chief Says

Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the U.S. could see 20,000 to 30,000 new cases and 1,000 deaths a day this summer. Dr. Birx called the protests in Michigan’s State House “devastatingly worrisome.” Seven Northeastern states joined to purchase PPEs and other medical supplies. In the U.S., and around the world, people took advantage this weekend of […]

Chief Medical Officer expects staged easing of coronavirus restrictions but wants physical distancing maintained
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Chief Medical Officer expects staged easing of coronavirus restrictions but wants physical distancing maintained

The Chief Medical Officer says a greater uptake of the coronavirus tracing app will calm lingering concerns about containing the virus, and give leaders the ability to be more “bold” in easing restrictions. Key points: National Cabinet will assess easing some coronavirus restrictions later this week About a quarter of adults with a smartphone have […]