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EMTs help a patient at Mt. Sinai Morningside Hospital in New York City on May 18, 2020.

Former FDA commissioner says reopened states are to blame for an increase in coronavirus hospitalizations

Scott Gottlieb called for people to reorient their social lives around people they trust, and to avoid large groups.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

WHO announces it will temporarily suspend hydroxychloroquine trials for COVID-19 treatment

The study's steering committee met over the weekend, agreeing to suspend enrollment while gathering data about the safety and efficacy of the drug.

Trump says he has started taking hydroxychloroquine. Last month the FDA said the drug has ‘not been shown to be safe and effective for treating ...

The drug is often used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria as well as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other conditions.
A medical biologist, wearing protective suit and face mask, administers a nasal swab to a garbage collector during a COVID-19 testing operation at Veolia waste collection site in Saint-Denis near Paris, France, May 7, 2020.

An at-home coronavirus test just got emergency approval from the FDA, and it could return results within 3 days

The test kits will be available in late May for $135 each, an Everlywell spokesperson told The New York Times.
People wearing face masks walk in downtown Seattle, Washington during the coronavirus outbreak on April 30, 2020.

The FDA ordered an at-home coronavirus testing program funded by Bill Gates to stop testing until the agency gives approval

SCAN offers at-home test kits and is an extension of Gates' cutting-edge flu research program that found the first coronavirus case in the US.
Scientists are seen working on a potential vaccine for COVID-19 in Keele, Britain.

Moderna skyrockets 16% to record high after FDA clears coronavirus vaccine for phase 2 study

The biotech firm aims to start a phase 3 study in the summer and begin marketing the drug as early as 2021, according to a Thursday statement.
Hand sanitizer.

FDA asks manufacturers to make hand sanitizer taste worse so people don’t eat it

The agency recently received a report of a 13-year-old drinking hand sanitizer packaged in a liquor bottle from a distiller.
Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

There are already 72 drugs in human trials for coronavirus in the US. With hundreds more on the way, a top drug regulator warns we could run out of re...

The US has received over 950 proposals for coronavirus treatments, "a rather overwhelming amount in such a short time," a longtime FDA leader said.
Brian Harrison (left), chief os staff at the department of Health and Human Services, spent six years as a labradoodle breeder

HHS chief Alex Azar chose a former labradoodle breeder with minimal public health experience to lead the department’s coronavirus response

Alex Azar picked Brian Harrison to lead the HHS day-to-day coronavirus response. Harrison previously spent six years as a labradoodle breeder.

Fauci says the government is considering giving out COVID-19 ‘immunity cards’ as part of push to reopen the economy

Dr. Fauci said a "large number" of antibody tests, which show whether someone has recovered from coronavirus, will be available in the coming week.