Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine has higher risk of death, study says


A pack of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate medication is held up on March 26.

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Hospitalized Covid-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug President Donald Trump says he’s taking to prevent the coronavirus, had a higher risk of death than those who didn’t take it, according to a study published Friday in The Lancet.

Patients who took the drug or chloroquine, which hydroxychloroquine is derived from, were also more likely to develop irregular heart rhythms, according to the study. The study looked at more than 96,000 patients from 671 hospitals across six continents. 

Researchers at Harvard Medical

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As cabin fever sets in, Americans’ vacation habits are changing


Heidi Bess, Owner of Candlelight Cottages in Bolton New York, said customers are anxious to get out of their house after being housebound for months.

Source: Heidi Bess

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer but the water parks are dry, amusement parks are shuttered and national parks are only beginning to reopen.

For thousands of small businesses that rely tourism, they are hoping that Americans will be ready to splurge on summer vacations once again — for many, their livelihood depends on it.

Heidi Bess is the owner of Candlelight Cottages, which has been in business nearly

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Cities let restaurants set up in streets to ease Covid-19 restrictions


Forbici Modern Italian’s temporary outdoor dining tent in Tampa, Florida.

Forbici Modern Italian

There’s not usually a white 1,800-square-foot tent set up in the street outside Forbici Modern Italian in Tampa, Florida. Then again, few things are as they were before the coronavirus pandemic. 

Tampa’s Snow Avenue embodies that new world, thanks to a pilot program created by the city that makes it easier for restaurants to set up tables outside — on certain streets, sidewalks or in their parking lots. 

The goal: Let restaurants and other retail establishments expand service and keep tables 6 feet apart, while still complying

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Fauci confident U.S. could have coronavirus vaccine by December


It is “conceivable” that the U.S. could begin to roll out a coronavirus vaccine by December, the White House’s top infectious disease expert said Friday.

Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted in January that a vaccine could be ready in 12 to 18 months. In an NPR interview Friday, he said the “schedule is still intact” but cautioned that there could be obstacles and any timeline is “never a promise.” 

“I think it is conceivable, if we don’t run into things that are, as they say, unanticipated setbacks, that we could have a vaccine that we could be beginning to deploy at

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