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Trump suggests hydroxychloroquine may protect against Covid-19. Researchers say there’s no evidence of that

Trump suggests hydroxychloroquine may protect against Covid-19. Researchers say there’s no evidence of that

President Donald Trump has twice tested negative for the coronavirus, but during a briefing at the White House on Saturday, he said he “may take” the drug hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19. He suggested it has protective effects against the novel coronavirus, although researchers say there’s no evidence of that. “I think people should [take hydroxychloroquine],” he…MORE

What happened to the big cats of ‘Tiger King’?

What happened to the big cats of ‘Tiger King’?

With their sanctuary closed to visitors, the most excitement four male tigers got on a chilly but sunny April afternoon was the shattering sound of icicles falling from empty walkways high above their enclosure. Because of Colorado’s mandated coronavirus precautions, the only people these tigers had seen in a week at the Wild Animal Sanctuary…MORE

Trump doubles down on unproven drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus

Trump doubles down on unproven drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus

President Donald Trump on Sunday again doubled down on an unproven therapy for the novel coronavirus: hydroxychloroquine. Without citing evidence, he said it’s a “great” and “powerful” anti-malaria drug “and there are signs that it works on this, some very strong signs.” For people without heart problems, Trump recommended combining hydroxychloroquine with azithromycin, a common…MORE

Arizona hospital employee arrested, accused of stealing protective equipment

Arizona hospital employee arrested, accused of stealing protective equipment

An employee at an Arizona hospital was arrested after being accused of stealing $1,700 worth of protective equipment and cleaning supplies, police said. Keith Brown, 49, was arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail on one count of felony theft and one count of fraud, the Prescott Police Department said in a statement Saturday.…MORE

Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday

Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday when asked why he wasn’t wearing a face mask as the pandemic spreads across the nation. “There are a couple of reasons. One of them is part of the, in fact the major reason to wear a face mask is to protect…MORE

Inside an ER during the coronavirus outbreak

Inside an ER during the coronavirus outbreak

One emergency room. 40 minutes. Six patients went into cardiac arrest. Four died before they made it out of the ER. The blare of the critical “CODE 99” from the hospital alert system rang out five other times in less than an hour, calling medics to scramble to a patient needing resuscitation. It’s not chaos,…MORE

US stock futures rise and oil drops 8.5% after OPEC meeting postponed

US stock futures rise and oil drops 8.5% after OPEC meeting postponed

US stock futures were up Sunday evening. But oil futures fell, a sign that investors may be feeling pessimistic that a resolution to the price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia — a disagreement which has driven oil prices to their lowest in decades — will really be coming this week. Dow futures gained 282…MORE

Churches hold Palm Sunday services despite state bans on gatherings

Churches hold Palm Sunday services despite state bans on gatherings

Several churches around the country held services Palm Sunday, some in defiance of state bans on gatherings aimed at stopping the deadly spread of coronavirus. “We don’t get our rights to worship freely from the government we get those from God,” said the Rev. Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “We’d…MORE

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