TSA casts doubts on effectiveness of passenger temperature checks at airports


A traveler wearing a protective mask walks through Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

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Checking temperatures at airports might not be the best way to weed out travelers with Covid-19, the head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.

TSA and other industry officials urged all travelers to wear masks throughout the airport and onboard, but the federal government hasn’t determined if it will perform temperature checks on passengers.

“No decision has been made,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske said on a call with reporters.


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FDA warns hydroxychloroquine may weaken effectiveness of coronavirus drug remdesivir


A pharmacy tech holds a bottle and a pill of Hydroxychloroquine at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, on May 20, 2020.

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The Food and Drug Administration warned Monday that Covid-19 patients taking anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine along with antiviral drug remdesivir may weaken the effectiveness of the latter.

The FDA is revising its fact sheet for health-care providers that accompanies remdesivir to state “that co-administration of remdesivir and chloroquine phosphate or hydroxychloroquine sulfate is not recommended as it may result in reduced antiviral activity of remdesivir.”

A recently completed non-clinical study discovered the potential drug

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S&P 500 ETF jumps 2% after hours on report Gilead drug showing effectiveness treating coronavirus


The Wall Street Bull, located in the financial district of New York City.

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The ETF that tracks the S&P 500 rallied in after-hours trading Thursday after a report said a Gilead Sciences drug was showing effectiveness in treating the coronavirus. The move pointed to a jump for the stock market on Friday.

Around 5 p.m. ET, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) was up 2%. Stock futures open at 6 p.m. ET.

Gilead shares jumped by 9% after STAT news reported that a Chicago hospital treating coronavirus patients

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