28-Year-Old ER Doctor Hospitalized for COVID: ‘I Want People to Understand How Serious This Is’

For months, Dr. Dave Burkard has seen up close the effects of COVID-19 as an emergency medicine resident in Western Michigan. Burkard has helped patients who are struggling to breathe, and watched as some say a final goodbye to their loved ones. And then two weeks ago, he started to notice the now-familiar signs of COVID-19 infection in himself. The […]

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‘Super Healthy’ 19-Year-Old Dies from Coronavirus Complications After Returning to College

A “super healthy” 19-year-old who contracted COVID-19 died of serious neurological complications from the disease after returning to college. Chad Dorrill, a sophomore at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, was a long-distance runner and basketball player in “tremendous shape,” his uncle, David Dorrill, told The New York Times. “He was healthy … Skinny. Could run six miles without […]

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Trump Administration Shut Down U.S. Postal Service Plan to Mail Masks to Every American: Reports

The Trump administration shut down a plan from the U.S. Postal Service to mail five free face masks to every U.S. household in April, according to several reports. The USPS, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), had drafted a press release announcing that it would distribute a stockpile of 650 million reusable masks to every […]

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WHO Suspends Hydroxychloroquine Trials After Reports of High Death Rates in COVID-19 Patients

The World Health Organization said that they are temporarily suspending their clinical trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine, which was being studied as a possible treatment for COVID-19, after several studies have found a higher death rate among the patients given the drug. WHO announced their decision on Monday, after the largest study yet on hydroxychloroquine found that coronavirus patients given […]

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