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Irish repay Native American generosity

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/05/20, 11:23 am

A fundraising effort for Native American tribes hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic has received numerous notes and contributions from across the Atlantic. As of Tuesday morning, the GoFundMe page for the Navajo and Hopi reservations is close to its goal of $2 million, thanks to many gifts coming in from friends in Ireland.

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What the tests can tell us

Medicine | New antibody testing suggests the coronavirus may be less deadly than feared, but it’s still more dangerous than seasonal flu
by Charles Horton, M.D.
Posted 5/04/20, 05:23 pm

Early tests to detect the coronavirus were designed literally to do that: They detect the virus itself, identifying patients who harbor it. Those tests help with decisions about quarantines and treatment, but they have a key weakness. They don’t reveal whether a patient has already encountered the virus and then successfully recovered.

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FDA approves antibody test and drug

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/04/20, 12:59 pm

Doctors have the green light to use the medication remdesivir on patients with severe cases of COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the intravenous experimental drug made in the United States by Gilead Sciences only for patients in critical need such as those on ventilators or with severe breathing problems.

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