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 […]

McConnell, Schumer spar over health of lawmakers as Senate convenes for first time in weeks
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McConnell, Schumer spar over health of lawmakers as Senate convenes for first time in weeks

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.  The Senate on Monday convened for the first time since March 25 as Democrats and Republicans clashed over the health of senators, as well as GOP efforts to confirm federal judges amid the coronavirus pandemic. Calling his fellow lawmakers “essential workers” as […]

Lummi Nation has its first coronavirus cases in weeks; outbreak attributed to kids playing together
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Lummi Nation has its first coronavirus cases in weeks; outbreak attributed to kids playing together

A new cluster of coronavirus cases detected by testing at the Lummi Nation has been traced to children playing together, tribal health officials said. Sixteen new cases announced Wednesday through Friday by the Lummi health department bring the tribe’s total to 40 people infected. Before this outbreak, the reservation hadn’t had a new case in […]

Disability advocates warned B.C. health officials for weeks about COVID-19 hospital restrictions
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Disability advocates warned B.C. health officials for weeks about COVID-19 hospital restrictions

More than a month before Ariis Knight died alone in hospital, disability advocates had been sounding the alarm about the need for people with disabilities to have access to family or support staff despite COVID-19 hospital restrictions. “This case was 100 per cent predictable, 100 per cent preventable,” said Tim Louis, a member of the […]

Medical experts recommend extending Inslee's stay-home order by another three weeks
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Medical experts recommend extending Inslee’s stay-home order by another three weeks

by Michelle Esteban, KOMO News Reporter Published 6:57 am PDT, Thursday, April 23, 2020 A pedestrian walks past coronavirus-themed artwork of a person wearing a mask and gloves that was painted by street artists @theydrift and @ksra_ksra on a boarded-up business in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Street art has sprung up on […]

First U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Came Weeks Earlier Than Thought, Case Count Reaches 825,000 | Health News
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First U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Came Weeks Earlier Than Thought, Case Count Reaches 825,000 | Health News

The first deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus happened weeks earlier than previously believed, according to new medical results. Two coronavirus patients in California died in early and mid-February, weeks before the previous first death was reported in Washington on Feb. 29, the county medical examiner said Tuesday. The development moves forward the timeline […]