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Collateral COVID-19 damage

Science | The pandemic indirectly hurts people who are dealing with other medical conditions
by Julie Borg
Posted 4/09/20, 11:00 am

In mid-February, doctors diagnosed 48-year-old Christine Rayburn from Olympia, Wash., with breast cancer that had already spread to her lymph nodes. Her doctor recommended immediate surgery to remove the tumor. But the hospital canceled the surgery as the COVID-19 outbreak ramped up in Seattle, just an hour north.

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Testing treatments

Science | Researchers continue to hunt for a medication to battle the coronavirus
by Julie Borg
Posted 4/02/20, 03:56 pm

On March 21, 38-year-old Jim Santilli thought he was going to die. Lying in the hospital in Clinton Township, Mich., with COVID-19, he gasped for air and felt like he was slowly drowning. Then, an infectious disease specialist decided to give him a combination of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and the widely used antibiotic azithromycin.

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Zoom hacking raises privacy concerns

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/31/20, 12:16 pm

As people look for creative ways to navigate social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, many churches, schools, corporations, and other groups have turned to the videoconference application Zoom. But some users report getting “Zoombombed”—third parties hacking into their meetings to share inappropriate material.

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