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Did Lockdowns Lower Premature Births? A New Study Adds Evidence
Dutch researchers say the “impact was real,” adding to hopes that doctors will learn more about factors contributing to preterm birth.
How Mark Zuckerberg Learned Politics
Facebook’s CEO long left politics and policy to deputies. No more. As the company’s influence has grown, and with it controversies, political acumen has become an essential tool.
The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency
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How physician Deborah Birx’s unreasonable demands for hospital data created a “debacle” at CDC
COVID-19 ravaged meat plants: My refugee mother's life is worth more than the bottom line
My mother came to the United States pursuing the American dream. She died of coronavirus having never met her new grandson and attached to a ventilator.
Regeneron, and the pugnacious pair who run it, take center stage
President Trump's treatment with the company's experimental Covid-19 antibody drug has raised Regeneron's profile — and stirred criticism.
Verma, Meadows push to finalize $200 drug-card plan for seniors by Election Day
As officials debate how to get Trump’s name on the cards, health officials warn of a taxpayer-funded boondoggle to bolster president’s flagging poll numbers.
Dexamethasone price has increased 137% in recent months: Dexamethasone, the steroid drug President Donald Trump was recently prescribed to treat COVID-19, has seen a price increase of 137 percent in the last few months, according to nonprofit drug researc
Dexamethasone, the steroid drug President Donald Trump was recently prescribed to treat COVID-19, has seen a price increase of 137 percent in the last few months, according to nonprofit drug research firm 46brooklyn.
Harris, Pence square off on Covid-19 vaccine trust
In tonight's debate, Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence squared off on whether — and when — to trust a Covid-19 vaccine
Two CRISPR scientists win Nobel Prize in chemistry - STAT
Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Institute and Jennifer Doudna of the University of California have won for their CRISPR discovery.
This is incredible. Take that, US legal system, indeed!
Rick Bright, federal vaccine expert turned whistleblower, resigns NIH post
In an amended whistleblower complaint filed Tuesday, Bright said that he had only been given one assignment since being reassigned to the NIH.
‘We Need to Take Away Children,’ No Matter How Young, Justice Dept. Officials Said
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Top department officials were “a driving force” behind President Trump’s child separation policy, a draft investigation report said.
“It is a slaughter”: Infectious disease icon asks CDC director to expose White House, orchestrate his own firing
Public health titan wrote a private letter to CDC Director Redfield asking him to expose interference into COVID response and leave his post.
'Covid is all about privilege': Trump's care underscores health inequalities
Trump's experience is a world away from the stressful waiting game most patients wade through after a positive test.
The People Trump Is Coming Home To
The president’s behavior threatens the very employees charged with taking care of him.
Trio wins Nobel Prize in medicine for discovery of hepatitis C virus - STAT
Harvey Alter of the NIH, Michael Houghton of the University of Alberta, and Charles Rice of the Rockefeller University share the prize.
Trump getting a steroid usually for patients with severe Covid-19 - STAT
Trump has started receiving dexamethasone, a common steroid that has been shown to be helpful in people with severe cases of the disease.
Warp Speed's focus on vaccines may have shortchanged antibody treatments
Monoclonal antibodies are a potential treatment that could combat Covid outbreaks before and after a safe and effective vaccine is widely available.
What are polyclonal antibodies?
According to a statement from White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Trump received an 8-gram dose of the polyclonal antibody cocktail.
8 pressing questions about President Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis - STAT
STAT outlines eight of the crucial unknowns about the president and the course of his illness and its broader impact.
Regeneron Covid-19 antibody may help speed recovery, early data show
Experts caution more data from larger trials will be needed to know how potentially beneficial monoclonal antibodies are.
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