How This DIY Ventilator Could Keep Covid-19 Patients Alive | WIRED

This ventilator may not look like an important piece of medical equipment but it may be one of the critical things keeping Covid-19 patients alive. MIT has designed an emergency ventilator that uses commonly found and easily sourced materials. FDA-approved ventilators are expensive and require hundreds of components, and in these trying times a cheaper … Read more How This DIY Ventilator Could Keep Covid-19 Patients Alive | WIRED

Dave Penman says Boris Johnson needs to ‘explain’ after chief advisor allegedly broke lockdown rules

General secretary of the FDA, Dave Penman, said Boris Johnson must explain the situation after chief advisor Dominic Cummings allegedly broke lockdown rules to stay with his family. Mr Penman said it is ultimately a matter for the Mr Johnson adding that families up and down the country who faced very similar circumstances and interpreted … Read more Dave Penman says Boris Johnson needs to ‘explain’ after chief advisor allegedly broke lockdown rules

Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warnings

US President Donald Trump says he is taking a drug called hydroxychloroquine to ward off the coronavirus, despite widespread medical advice that it is not useful in treating COVID-19 and can even be harmful. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria and a leading government immunologist testified to Congress last week that he was removed for … Read more Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warnings

Coronavirus: Trump claims he takes hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warnings

Donald Trump claimed he has been taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent Covid-19, despite no compelling evidence that the drug is effective against the coronavirus. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against using hydroxychloroquine or a related compound, chloroquine, for treating or preventing Covid-19 unless under medical supervision in a hospital or as part … Read more Coronavirus: Trump claims he takes hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warnings

FDA alert on inaccurate testing | WNT

The Food and Drug Administration announced it was investigating preliminary data suggesting the Abbott test can miss a large number of COVID-19 cases, falsely clearing infected patients. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT’: https://bit.ly/2ZePsmK WATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: http://abc.go.com/shows/world-news-tonight WATCH WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON HULU: https://hulu.tv/33iKepm #WorldNewsTonight #FDA #COVID19 … Read more FDA alert on inaccurate testing | WNT

Trump Says FDA Has Approved More Than 100 Covid-19 Drugs for Trials

President Donald Trump on Friday officially introduced a former pharmaceutical executive and a four star-general who will lead his crash coronavirus vaccine effort, amid a whistle-blower’s criticism that the administration lacked a plan to combat the outbreak. Trump named General Gustave Perna, who directs the U.S. Army Materiel Command, as chief operating officer of “Operation … Read more Trump Says FDA Has Approved More Than 100 Covid-19 Drugs for Trials

Whistleblower delivers damning testimony on Trump response

Rick Bright, senior advisor with the National Institutes of Health, warned there’s still not enough testing capability in the US. “The virus is still spreading everywhere,” Bright told the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. Bright was ousted last month as director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a government agency that procures … Read more Whistleblower delivers damning testimony on Trump response

Ousted U.S. Health Official Rick Bright Testifies to House Panel Over Coronavirus Response

Watch as whistleblower Immunologist Dr. Rick Bright appears before the U.S House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, May 14. Bright was removed from his post as head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority after sounding the alarm about the pandemic — in his words — America faces the “darkest winter in modern … Read more Ousted U.S. Health Official Rick Bright Testifies to House Panel Over Coronavirus Response

CDC Will Recommend Social Distancing at Workplaces Schools, Director Says

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is warning Congress that reopening the economy too soon during the coronavirus pandemic will result in “needless suffering and death.” Fauci is among the health experts testifying Tuesday to a Senate panel. His testimony comes as President Donald Trump is praising states that are reopening after … Read more CDC Will Recommend Social Distancing at Workplaces Schools, Director Says

Fauci Says at Least 8 ‘Top’ Covid-19 Vaccines Are in Development

Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is warning Congress that reopening the economy too soon during the coronavirus pandemic will result in “needless suffering and death.” Fauci is among the health experts testifying Tuesday to a Senate panel. His testimony comes as President Donald Trump is praising states that are reopening after … Read more Fauci Says at Least 8 ‘Top’ Covid-19 Vaccines Are in Development

Fauci Warns of ‘Inevitable Return’ of Covid-19 Cases If States Reopen Too Soon

Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is warning Congress that reopening the economy too soon during the coronavirus pandemic will result in “needless suffering and death.” Fauci is among the health experts testifying Tuesday to a Senate panel. His testimony comes as President Donald Trump is praising states that are reopening after … Read more Fauci Warns of ‘Inevitable Return’ of Covid-19 Cases If States Reopen Too Soon

Trump meets with military leaders. No one wears a mask

Lawrence Summers, who served in the Obama and Clinton administrations, reacts to photos showing President Donald Trump’s meeting with military leaders the day it was announced that the CDC director, FDA commissioner and Dr. Anthony Fauci would take various measures to quarantine after being exposed to a person at the White House who tested positive … Read more Trump meets with military leaders. No one wears a mask

NASA Engineers Make Ventilators for Covid-19 Patients

NASA says a new ventilator, developed by its engineers to treat coronavirus patients, has been approved for emergency use by the FDA. Engineers at the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California designed and built the high-pressure device in just 37 days. The sound of success. Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in … Read more NASA Engineers Make Ventilators for Covid-19 Patients