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5:18 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
JAMA study: Ivermectin doesn't speed up recovery for patients with mild COVID-19New research indicates that ivermectin, a type of treatment for parasitic worms, does not help patients with mild COVID-19 recover any faster. The peer-reviewed , published Thursday in JAMA, examined the findings of a double-blind, randomized trial conducted in Cali, Colombia, in roughly 475 people with mild symptoms of COVID-19. Researchers concluded "the findings do not support the use of ivermectin for treatment of mild COVID-19, although larger trials may be needed to understand the effects of ivermectin on other clinically relevant outcomes." The drug first caught the attention of clinicians in the early days of the pandemic after an said the drug can inhibit replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. However, the Food and Drug Administration and others [l:cautioned back in April|https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/product-safety-information/fda-letter-stakeholders-do-not-use-ivermectin-intended-animals-treatment-covid-19-humans%7CNEW] that trials needed to be conducted before the drug should be prescribed to COVID-19 patients.
2:07 a.m. July 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally edges toward 13 million, and Florida trounces one-day case record set by California last week ‘Not only do we need a stay home order now, but we need to stick with it this time until the hospitalization curve comes down, not just flattens,’ says Harris County Houston Judge Lina HidalgoThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide edged closer to 13 million on Monday, a day after the World Health Organization reported another one-day case record above 230,000, and Florida set a U.S. record that trounced the previous one set by California last week.
11:07 a.m. July 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. COVID-19 cases climb above 2.9 million; ‘We’re still knee-deep in the first wave,’ Dr. Fauci warns Novavax stock rockets on news of $1.6 billion in funding from U.S. government’s accelerated vaccine program ‘Operation Warp Speed’The number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 2.9 million on Tuesday, as Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Americans the country is “still knee deep in the first wave,” and reiterated his message to young people that they are not invulnerable.
2:12 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Pandemic is ‘not even close to being over,’ says WHO head, urging better testing — and face masks Micron Technology has a better-than-expected quarter thanks to a boom in demand for cloud computing during the pandemicThe coronavirus pandemic is “not even close to being over,” according to the head of the World Health Organization, and the worst is still to come, in what was a grim assessment of the state of affairs some six months after the first cases were reported in China.
11:41 a.m. June 22, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: Global case total tops 9 million and U.S. cases rises to 2.3 million, and don’t blame more testing Half of U.S. states see rising trends of new cases; Oklahoma sets daily record for new cases the day after Trump holds rallyThe number of new cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 keep rising in the U.S., with signs of acceleration in half the states, including three states recording more than 3,000 new cases in a day.
10:42 a.m. June 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally passes 2 million mark and 21 states are still seeing increases in infections Walmart’s Sam’s Club extends curbside delivery, while two biotechs upsize their IPOs and raise their price rangeThe number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 marked a grim milestone of more than 2 million on Thursday, and cases continued to climb in 21 states even as they push ahead with reopening economies after lockdowns and restrictions on movement.
9:06 a.m. June 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll passes 412,000, as Dr. Fauci warns that COVID-19 is far from over Starbucks expects to be profitable again by the fourth quarter, and Best Buy is letting customers back into its storesThe coronavirus pandemic that has cost more than 412,000 lives globally took just one month to span the globe and is still far from over, even as countries around the world move to lift quarantines, stay-at-home orders and other restrictions on movement.
10:45 a.m. June 8, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death tally tops 400,000; health experts urge police to stop using tear gas on anti-racism protesters Gilead’s stock rises on report AstraZeneca sought a deal, Sirius XM is planning to issue $1 billion in 10-year bondsThe number of deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 400,000 on Monday, as anti-racism protests swept the U.S. and much of the rest of the world, adding to concerns raised last week that gatherings may help spread the illness.
10:06 a.m. June 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs above 6.6 million and California reports a rise in infections amid protests and reopening Amazon is adding to its fleet of cargo jets at a time when aircraft values are depressed; Michaels Cos. earnings fall way shortThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose past 6.6 million on Thursday, and California reported a rise in infections after weeks of slowing, raising concerns that the protests at the death of George Floyd, and the reopening of certain counties, are helping spread the illness.
10:27 a.m. June 3, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 380,000 as Brazil records biggest one-day increase since start of outbreak As expected, Zoom Video posted blowout earnings as videoconferencing is proving popular during the pandemicThe global death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 380,000 on Wednesday after Brazil recorded its biggest one-day increase since the start of the outbreak, and protests about the death of George Floyd in Minnesota last week spread around the world.
11:12 a.m. June 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally tops 1.8 million; study finds face masks, social distancing effective at reducing infections Zoom Video will offer first look at how the pandemic has boosted its business later Tuesday, with Slack to follow on ThursdayThe number of Americans with confirmed case of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 1.8 million on Tuesday, amid concerns that protests about the death of George Floyd last week, and people gathering in groups as lockdowns are lifted, will spark a fresh wave of infections.
11:12 a.m. May 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. marks grim milestone as Trump preps executive order on social-media companies HP’s printing business takes a hit as office workers stay home, while Dollar General and Dollar Tree enjoy sales boost The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 101,000 on Thursday, one day after it exceeded the 100,000 level, a grim marker for the nation with the highest number of cases and deaths in the world.
2:15 p.m. May 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll climbs above 353,000; U.S. deaths surpass 100,000 Domino’s Pizza and Papa John’s enjoy strong sales bump, while Ralph Lauren’s sales falter with stores closedThe number of deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 353,000 on Wednesday, as the World Health Organization said the Americas are at the center of the pandemic following surges in infections in Brazil, Peru, Chile and others in the past few days.
11:20 a.m. May 19, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 91,000; Trump slams WHO, says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine to stave off COVID-19 Walmart cheers investors with blowout quarter; Southwest Airlines says demand is showing signs of improvementThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 91,000 on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump again threatened to cut off funding for the World Health Organization, accusing its leaders of failing to react quickly or aggressively enough at the start of the outbreak.
10:54 a.m. May 18, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally reaches 4.8 million; China’s Xi supports WHO-backed probe of origins of pandemic — once the crisis is over Tesla gets green light to reopen California plant, and investors await earnings from Walmart, Target and AlibabaThe number of cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 4.8 million on Monday, as Chinese President Xi Jinping said China would support an international investigation of the origins of the pandemic led by the World Health Organization, as soon as the crisis has been brought under control.
7:48 a.m. May 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: New outbreaks reported in states that plan to reopen soon, while Trump suggests testing is ‘overrated’ New York Stock Exchange will reopen floor on May 26 with small group at first; Nike says online sales are boomingThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 87,000 on Saturday, as new outbreaks were reported from states where stay-at-home orders are set to expire and in states that never imposed them, raising concerns that the reopening of economies will spur new infections.
2:40 a.m. May 15, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death hits 300,000; poll finds most Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of crisis Cisco says the pandemic is worse than the dot-com bust of 2000 and the 2008 crisis; Uber-Grubhub deal talks push aheadThe global death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 edged closer to 300,000 on Thursday, as a new poll found the majority of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic.
2:43 a.m. May 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 4.31 million as Russia sees spike in cases, Brazil and Mexico suffer deadliest day yet Tesla may be permitted to open California plant by next week — although Elon Musk has already reopened itThe number of global cases of COVID-19 rose above 4.31 million on Wednesday, as Russia counted another 10,000 infections and Brazil and Mexico suffered their deadliest day since the start of the pandemic.
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