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Quebec researchers say they have found an effective drug to fight COVID-19

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Montreal - A team of researchers from the Montreal Heart Institute believes they have found an effective weapon against COVID-19: colchicine, an oral tablet already known...

  • 📣Caution: Lay press report only at this point, no paper yet, but #COLCORONA, int’l RCT (N=4.2K) of 30d of colchicine vs placebo in outpatients >40 yrs old w/ PCR-confirmed #SARSCoV2: 25% ⬇️ in hospitalizations, 50% ⬇️ in vent, 44% ⬇️ in death. #COVID19 https://t.co/S1B9xSBjbe

Surge of Student Suicides Pushes Las Vegas Schools to Reopen

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New York Times - Firmly linking teen suicides to school closings is difficult, but rising mental health emergencies and suicide rates point to the toll the pandemic lockdown...

  • #MentalHealth trigger warning This is a devastating piece about student #suicide in #quarantine. I’m a mom of 3 & I know these struggles are real. Pls create opps for yr kids to see friends outdoors: walk, hike, bike, scooter, skateboard, fire pit, etc. https://t.co/BpwaGwOuHz

This is how long it could take to vaccinate all the adults in the US against Covid-19

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CNN - The Trump administration aimed to vaccinate 20 million Americans against Covid-19 by the end of 2020 but fell short of that goal even at...

Fauci on What Working for Trump Was Really Like

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New York Times - From denialism to death threats, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci describes a fraught year as an adviser to President Donald J. Trump on the Covid-19...

  • I would rec ppl extend the same grace to Dr. Birx that they do to Dr. Fauci re times they chose to stay silent because they thought they'd do more good for US being in the room. Don't @ me. Just check yourself re #genderbias as you read all these stories. https://t.co/I4HhObYigl

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Washington Post - Please enable cookies on your web browser in order to continue. The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the...

Colchicine to be investigated as a possible treatment for COVID-19 in the RECOVERY trial

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www.recoverytrial.net - From today, colchicine – a commonly used anti-inflammatory treatment – will be investigated in the Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY (RECOVERY) trial. This is...

  • Note: The large randomized controlled platform trial #RECOVERY is also studying #colchicine in a sicker group (hospitalized pts w/ #COVID19). At this point, there is NO RCT data on colchicine in hospitalized pts. I predict no benefit in critically ill. https://t.co/48Z6thEwHw

This is how long it could take to vaccinate all the adults in the US against Covid-19

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CNN - The Trump administration aimed to vaccinate 20 million Americans against Covid-19 by the end of 2020 but fell short of that goal even at...

  • If you are elig for #coronavirus #vaccine #clinicaltrials, you should enroll. The rollout of existing vaccines is going too slowly. If we gave 1.3 mil/d, it would take all of 2021 to vaccinate all US adults (https://t.co/1urxPtFlc3). ://www.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org

Emergence of a Highly Fit SARS-CoV-2 Variant | NEJM

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New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) - Clinical Implications of Basic Research from The New England Journal of Medicine — Emergence of a Highly Fit SARS-CoV-2...

What the Post-Insurrection Congressional Outbreak Tells Us About COVID-19 Vaccination

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Slate Magazine - At least five vaccinated members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol...