Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Hydroxychloroquine fails rigorous study

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/04/20, 12:54 pm

Researchers conducted a more thorough study into the malaria drug many hoped could prevent COVID-19, but results continue to disappoint. In the latest study, researchers looked at 821 people from the United States and Canada who were at a high risk of contracting the disease, and hydroxychloroquine provided no better protection from the coronavirus than a placebo. The research team published its results in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.

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The last Civil War pensioner dies

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/04/20, 12:45 pm

The death of a 90-year-old North Carolina woman ended more than 150 years of federal government payments to her immediate family. Irene Triplett, who died on Tuesday in Wilkesboro, N.C., was the last recipient of a government pension associated with the Civil War.

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New York City prepares to reopen

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/03/20, 03:56 pm

New York City has hired 1,700 contact tracers, many of whom began tracking close to 600 people who tested positive for COVID-19 this week. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the city needs at least 2,500 tracers for the city to be ready to enter the first of four phases of reopening on Monday.

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