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Hydroxychloroquine Shows Promise In Coronavirus Study

Researchers in China found that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine was effective in treating patients with mild cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a study released Tuesday. Patients treated with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) saw improvements in coughs, fever and pneumonia compared to a control group, the researchers found. The randomized trial looked at 62 patients admitted ...

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Scientist Who Predicted Pandemic Blasts WHO: ‘They Set Us Back A Great Deal’

Dr. Michael Osterholm, a leaded expert on infectious disease, blasted the World Health Organization’s early analysis of the threat posed by the novel coronavirus.  ‘When you look at what WHO did I think they set us back a great deal,’ Osterholm said in a podcast interview this week.  He said that WHO’s guidance about the transmissibility of coronavirus led health ...

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Sen Sanders, Mayor Bill De Blasio, Toss Support Behind Amazon Worker Who Was Fired For Breaking Coronavirus Quarantine

Sen. Bernie Sanders is expressing support for an Amazon employee who was fired Monday for breaking a coronavirus quarantine while trying to organize a mass walk-out. Amazon warehouse employee Chris Smalls was fired for violating a quarantine after he came into contact with a co-worker who tested positive for the virus, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Smalls, who tried to ...

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World Health Organization Spends Twice As Much On Travel As On Medical Supplies

The World Health Organization (WHO) spends twice as much on travel as it does on medical supplies, according to the WHO’s most recent financial report. Eight percent of the WHO’s budget in 2018 went to travel expenses, while just four percent went to medical supplies and materials, the report shows. “Of total travel expenditure, only 45% was for staff travel, ...

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Trump Admin Deploying 500 Troops To Southern Border As Coronavirus Pandemic Continues

The Department of Defense approved a request to send more than 500 additional troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, with an official saying the move is meant to help manage the coronavirus pandemic. The Pentagon is deploying 540 military personnel to the U.S. southern border, a spokesman confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday. The border — which touts ...

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FACT CHECK: Is Amazon Suspending All Deliveries Except For Medical Supplies Due To Coronavirus?

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An image shared on Facebook claims Amazon is suspending all deliveries except for medical supplies during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “This makes me sad!” reads the caption. Verdict: False Amazon is not suspending all deliveries except for medical supplies. The company is temporarily suspending shipments of non-essential items to their warehouses for third-party sellers who use Fulfillment by Amazon. Fact ...

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A Chinese Biologist Carrying Suspected SARS And MERS Samples Attempted To Enter The US

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials prevented a Chinese national from sneaking undeclared biological materials into the United States in late 2018, roughly one year before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan. An unnamed Chinese biologist carrying suspected vials of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) arrived at the Detroit ...

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Chinese Government Finally Acknowledges Underreporting Coronavirus Cases

A top Chinese health official said Wednesday that the government will begin counting coronavirus patients without symptoms in its official tally of cases of the virus, in what is a tacit acknowledgement that Beijing has underreported data on the pandemic. China’s National Health Commission disclosed that the government is monitoring 1,541 people who have tested positive for coronavirus but have ...

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‘Lack Of Confidence’: DOJ Watchdog Finds More Problems With FBI’s FISA Procedures

The Justice Department office of the inspector general has a “lack of confidence” in the FBI’s procedures to validate information used to obtain spy warrants on American citizens, the watchdog said in a report released on Tuesday. The office of the inspector general (OIG) found errors in all 29 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications that were ...

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China’s Propaganda Machine Loves WHO Official Bruce Aylward

China’s state-controlled media outlets have frequently boosted the remarks of Dr. Bruce Aylward, a top WHO official who has come under scrutiny following an interview in which he suggested Taiwan is part of China.  Aylward has been a staunch defender of Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  “If I had COVID-19, I’d want to be treated in China,” Aylward said ...

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Florida Sheriff Issues Arrest Warrant For Pastor Who Refused To Cancel Services

A Florida Sheriff has obtained an arrest warrant for a pastor who defied coronavirus social distancing orders and held church services on Sunday. Florida Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister issued a Monday warrant for megachurch pastor Rodney Howard-Browne after the pastor held two Sunday religious services at the River at Tampa Bay Church in Florida, the Tampa Bay Times reports.  ...

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Coronavirus Impact: US Returning Illegal Aliens to Mexico Just 96 Minutes After Capture

Bolstered by new emergency measures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border are able to return illegal crossers at an extremely fast rate. Aliens who unlawfully cross into the U.S. are currently being sent back to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes, according to government officials who spoke with the Washington Post. The ...

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Washington, DC: The Latest To Be Put Under Stay-At-Home Order

The mayor of Washington, D.C., joining a growing number of leaders across the country, issued a stay-at-home order for the entire city amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday afternoon issued a stay-at-home order for the District of Columbia, reinforcing a previous direction for residents to only leave their home for essential activities. The order came the same ...

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Trump Administration Includes Unaccompanied Minors In Border Closure Order

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed that underage minors who unlawfully enter the U.S. without any parents or guardians are now subject to immediate deportation, the latest action in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Trump administration, under orders from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), earlier this month declared that both the northern and southern borders would be sealed off ...

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Pro-Trump Super PAC Files FEC Complaint Alleging Bloomberg’s $18 Million DNC Donation Was Illegal

A political action committee  supporting President Donald Trump filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission saying former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s donation to the Democratic Party was illegal. Bloomberg’s $18 million donation to the Democratic National Committee is an attempt to circumvent contribution limits and violate campaign finance laws, Great America PAC said in the March 26 complaint. The ...

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