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FBI warns of fraudulent COVID-19 antibody tests – ABC News

June 30th, 2020
FBI warns of fraudulent COVID-19 antibody tests – ABC News

It is only one of the virus-related scams noted recently. June 30, 2020, 4:03 PM 5 min read The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning of fraudulent COVID-19 antibody tests. While real tests indicate whether or not an individual was previously infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, the FBI warns the false tests are not only a method for scammers to give out fraudulent results but also to steal personal information from people who take the fake tests. Scammers, according to the FBI, are also looking for insurance and Medicare information, “which can be used in... Read More

WATCH: Trump claims he’s finalizing executive order on police reform – ABC News

June 30th, 2020
WATCH: Trump claims he’s finalizing executive order on police reform – ABC News

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Pause in cancer treatments during COVID may cause other public health crisis – ABC News

June 30th, 2020
Pause in cancer treatments during COVID may cause other public health crisis – ABC News

Yet another unfortunate outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic: More people with cancer are going undiagnosed and untreated. With health and government officials focused on COVID-19, and people afraid to go to doctor’s offices and hospitals for fear of catching the disease, cancer experts see a new emerging public health crisis going unnoticed which may lead to more cancer deaths. Dr. Norman “Ned” Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute and former acting director of the Food and Drug Administration, is one of the experts sounding the alarm. “Less cancer is... Read More

Gov’t to sink billions into a vaccine, prioritize vulnerable populations – ABC News

June 30th, 2020
Gov’t to sink billions into a vaccine, prioritize vulnerable populations – ABC News

The approach on a vaccine would likely prioritize elderly, essential workers. June 16, 2020, 4:19 PM 6 min read A COVID-19 vaccine remains on track to reach the American public by January 2021, with the expectation that vulnerable communities like nursing homes and frontline “essential” workers would be inoculated first – for free – and the broader population would follow suit before flu season kicks in that fall, administration officials told reporters on Tuesday. The idea of generating 300 million doses by next year is an ambitious timeline dependent upon billions of... Read More

COVID-19 drug remdesivir could cost $3,120 for some US patients – ABC News

June 29th, 2020
COVID-19 drug remdesivir could cost $3,120 for some US patients – ABC News

Remdesivir has shown effectiveness against the virus. June 29, 2020, 1:52 PM 4 min read California-based drugmaker Gilead Sciences announced its pricing plans for remdesivir, an antiviral COVID-19 drug candidate, saying the treatment will cost $520 per dose for U.S. private insurance companies and $390 per dose for the U.S. government. For a majority of people who receive a five-day treatment of the drug using six vials (based on current patterns), the total for patients with private insurance in the U.S. will be $3,120. For those under U.S. government health programs the... Read More

Coronavirus updates: US reports more than 38,800 new cases in a single day – ABC News

June 29th, 2020
Coronavirus updates: US reports more than 38,800 new cases in a single day – ABC News

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 502,000 people worldwide. Over 10.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become... Read More

The Note: Republican alarms grow as Trump’s slide continues – ABC News

June 29th, 2020
The Note: Republican alarms grow as Trump’s slide continues – ABC News

The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump‘s allies and opponents have spent much of the past five years wondering if the laws of political gravity apply to him. It turns out that it’s not physics so much as biology that has contributed to the worst political stretch of his presidency. A crisis he has downplayed and even mocked at times has Trump at a low point — searching for a message while the country backslides amid a pandemic he asserted would be long since passed. Blunt assessments are reaching the president directly: “He is losing,” former New... Read More

Embattled state health director resigns amid COVID crisis – ABC News

June 29th, 2020
Embattled state health director resigns amid COVID crisis – ABC News

Acton will continue to address the pandemic in a new role. June 11, 2020, 8:22 PM 5 min read Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton has resigned, effectively immediately, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. The public health official became a lauded national figure during the coronavirus pandemic, but has also faced challenges to her authority. During his daily coronavirus briefing, DeWine said Acton told him this week it was “time for her to step down.” She will stay in his administration as a chief health adviser, he said. “She will continue to be able to serve... Read More

WATCH: Top US general apologizes for Trump photo-op – ABC News

June 29th, 2020
WATCH: Top US general apologizes for Trump photo-op – ABC News

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Coronavirus updates: 4 states hit record high number of cases in a single day – ABC News

June 28th, 2020
Coronavirus updates: 4 states hit record high number of cases in a single day – ABC News

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 499,000 people worldwide. Over 10 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 2.5 million diagnosed... Read More