Live Update: Coronavirus developments in Washington state
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Live Update: Coronavirus developments in Washington state

Updated at 3:30 p.m. Pierce County on Tuesday reported 24 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths. The county now has 1,552 cases and 54 deaths, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The health department noted that it learned “several previously reported cases were duplicates or assigned to another county,” giving Tuesday an adjusted […]

Scientists Rush to Find Coronavirus Cure—but It Still Isn’t Fast Enough
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Scientists Rush to Find Coronavirus Cure—but It Still Isn’t Fast Enough

For drug companies, there is suddenly only one priority: the coronavirus. More than 140 experimental drug treatments and vaccines for the coronavirus are in development world-wide, most in early stages, including 11 already in clinical trials, according to Informa Pharma Intelligence. Counting drugs approved for other diseases, there are 254 clinical trials testing treatments or […]

Gilead disputes negative report on coronavirus drug trial – The Mercury News
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Gilead disputes negative report on coronavirus drug trial – The Mercury News

By Saumya Joseph and Deena Beasley | Reuters A closely-watched Gilead Sciences Inc experimental antiviral drug failed to help patients with severe COVID-19 in a clinical trial conducted in China, but the drugmaker said the findings were inconclusive because the study was terminated early. Gilead shares closed down 4.3% after the data was inadvertently released […]

Our new women’s health reporter and copy editor
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Our new women’s health reporter and copy editor

We’re happy to announce that two Texas Tribune journalists are taking on exciting new roles in our newsroom. Shannon Najmabadi, who has spent the past two years covering higher education for the Tribune, is now our women’s health reporter. Emily Goldstein is our new staff copy editor. Both first came to the Tribune through our […]

The unsung hero of the coronavirus pandemic: respiratory therapists
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The unsung hero of the coronavirus pandemic: respiratory therapists – Health News

MODESTO, Calif. (KXTV) — While covering the coronavirus pandemic, ABC10 has been sharing stories of doctors and nurses on the front lines fighting the invisible enemy. But there’s one hospital worker we haven’t heard much from: The respiratory therapist. “You honestly can’t go through a respiratory pandemic without having a respiratory therapist,” Kayla Morton, a […]

Norton records first COVID-19 case; LENOWISCO Health District reports second death
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Norton records first COVID-19 case; LENOWISCO Health District reports second death

According to the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 tracking website (http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus), one new case each was confirmed in Wise and Scott counties and Norton. Details of when the cases actually occurred were not listed, per VDH patient privacy policy. Details on the second reported death also were not listed on the VDH site. The new […]