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The science behind treating coronavirus

April 7th, 2020
The science behind treating coronavirus

Live Watch CBSN Live The scientific community has turned to a promising near-term solution to treat COVID-19: use of antibody drugs. There are several companies, including Regeneron, that are developing this kind of approach. The biotech company’s president and chief scientific officer Dr. George Yancopoulos joins “CBS Evening News” with more. Read More  Read More

Coronavirus hitting vulnerable populations in the South

April 7th, 2020
Coronavirus hitting vulnerable populations in the South

Last Updated Apr 7, 2020 7:04 PM EDT The coronavirus has been exploding across the South. In a dozen Southern states, there have been nearly 65,000 confirmed cases and more than 1,700 deaths. The death rate from the virus in Louisiana is the second-highest in the U.S. Many victims there had underlying conditions. The most common factor is high blood pressure. Governor John Bel Edwards reported 70 new deaths Tuesday and said they’re still bracing for the worst. There’s an alarming disparity in the state: more than 70% of the coronavirus deaths are African Americans, who comprise... Read More

Surviving coronavirus: How long does it take to recover?

April 7th, 2020
Surviving coronavirus: How long does it take to recover?

Tom Duszynski is director of epidemiology education at IUPUI. The coronavirus is certainly scary, but despite the constant reporting on total cases and a climbing death toll, the reality is that the vast majority of people who come down with COVID-19 survive it. Just as the number of cases grows, so does another number: those who have recovered. In mid-March, the number of patients in the U.S. who had officially recovered from the virus was close to zero. That number is now in the tens of thousands and is climbing every day. But recovering from COVID-19 is more complicated than simply feeling... Read More

Coronavirus death toll puts huge strain on funeral homes

April 7th, 2020
Coronavirus death toll puts huge strain on funeral homes

Coronavirus Updates Coronavirus Task Force Press Secretary Out Testing Backlog COVID-19 “Tsunami” In Italy “One World: Together At Home” Broadway Stars Unite Kindness 101 News US World ... Read More

Baby of mom with COVID-19 dies after premature birth

April 7th, 2020
Baby of mom with COVID-19 dies after premature birth

Officials in Louisiana say COVID-19 likely caused a woman to go into premature labor and as a result, her baby did not survive. East Baton Rouge Coroner Dr. Beau Clark announced in a press briefing on Monday that the baby’s death was counted as a coronavirus-related death. Clark said the mother went to the hospital after experiencing coronavirus symptoms. “She ultimately ended up having to be put on the ventilator because of the profound nature of the shortness of breath, and has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus,” Clark said during the briefing. The coroner said the... Read More

“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli wants prison release to fight COVID-19

April 7th, 2020
“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli wants prison release to fight COVID-19

Martin Shkreli charged with price-fixing Martin Shkreli, currently incarcerated for securities fraud, is asking to be released from prison so he can help the world fight the novel coronavirus. The biotech entrepreneur who earned the nickname “Pharma Bro” after buying the rights to an existing drug and jacking up the price, has co-authored a paper from prison that examines the efficacy of existing drugs against the virus.  In an author statement at the end of the research, Shkreli asked for a three month-furlough to assist with COVID-19 research, citing his... Read More

Photos of New York City during the coronavirus crisis

April 7th, 2020
Photos of New York City during the coronavirus crisis

On a normal day, Times Square would be packed with people. But on March 22, 2020, a stay-at-home order shut down New York in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.  Streets are largely empty. Offices, theaters and many other businesses have closed. Landmarks sit abandoned.  What follows is an album of photos of New York City, America’s most populous city, during the coronavirus crisis of 2020. Credit: John Nacion/NurPhoto/Getty Images The Empire State Building was topped with a swirling red light to indicate the city’s state of emergency. Credit: Getty Images Because... Read More

Hospitals struggle with nationwide coronavirus testing backlog

April 7th, 2020
Hospitals struggle with nationwide coronavirus testing backlog

Coronavirus Updates Coronavirus Task Force Press Secretary Out Testing Backlog COVID-19 “Tsunami” In Italy “One World: Together At Home” Broadway Stars Unite Kindness 101 News US World ... Read More

Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 symptoms keep U.K. leader in intensive care

April 7th, 2020
Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 symptoms keep U.K. leader in intensive care

  52m ago Texas Attorney General said he expects the coronavirus abortion ban will reach the Supreme Court As coronavirus cases continue to climb in the U.S., another public health crisis is brewing. State officials in the South and Midwest have banned most abortions amid the pandemic, arguing the action is necessary to free up resources to fight the virus. On Tuesday, a federal appeals court allowed Texas to continue its near-total ban on the procedure. In an exclusive interview with CBS News, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he’s committed... Read More

African Americans make up over 70% of Chicago’s COVID-19 deaths

April 6th, 2020
African Americans make up over 70% of Chicago’s COVID-19 deaths

More than half of the people in Chicago who have contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, and over 70% of those who have died are African Americans, health officials and Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday. African Americans make up 30% of the city’s population, according to the city’s data. According to data shared by the city on Sunday, 98 people have died from COVID-19 in Chicago. Of those 98 deaths, 67 were African American. “Fifty-two percent of our cases have been in black Chicagoans, and, most strikingly, 72% of our deaths here in Chicago,” Chicago... Read More