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Health experts on the psychological cost of Covid-19

On top of the mounting statistics looms a further casualty of the pandemic: our psychological wellbeing. Will we be able to cope with the fallout?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/07/health-experts-on-the-psychological-cost-of-covid-19

The US government's supply of the only proven Covid-19 drug runs out at the end of the month

The US government's current supply of remdesivir, the only drug known to work against Covid-19, will run out at the end of the month, Dr. Robert Kadlec, a US Department of Health and Human Services official, told CNN.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/07/health/remdesivir-donation-runs-out-coronavirus/index.html

Why a positive Covid-19 antibody test doesn't mean much of anything yet

Covid-19 antibody tests can tell you if you have had a previous infection, but with varying degrees of accuracy. Here's what you need to know about Covid-19 antibody tests.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/12/health/covid-19-antibody-test-explained-wellness/index.html

Pass this course and work as a contact tracer

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins is offering a free online contact tracer course to anyone who wants to take it.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/johns-hopkins-launches-free-contact-tracing-amid-covid/story?id=70618298

Two potential therapies for covid-19 have some effect

Hope rears its head, but more information is needed

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2020/05/09/two-potential-therapies-for-covid-19-have-some-effect

Silent hypoxia: Covid-19 patients who should be gasping for air but aren't

An unusual subset of Covid-19 patients have few breathing struggles, called 'silent hypoxia' and horribly nicknamed 'happy' hypoxia, even though their oxygen levels and lungs show signs of terrible illness.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/06/health/happy-hypoxia-pulse-oximeter-trnd-wellness/index.html

Some patients who survive COVID-19 may suffer lasting lung damage

Results from a study in China suggest that some COVID-19 patients will be left with long-term lung problems.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/coronavirus-covid-19-some-patients-may-suffer-lasting-lung-damage

Singapore Was A Shining Star In COVID-19 Control — Until It Wasn't

The Southeast Asian city-state was lauded as a success story when it came to controlling the coronavirus. Now, it's facing an enormous outbreak in the cramped quarters where migrant laborers live.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/05/03/849135036/singapore-was-a-shining-star-in-covid-control-until-it-wasnt

Doctors Link COVID-19 To Potentially Deadly Blood Clots And Strokes

COVID-19 appears to thicken the blood of many patients, making them vulnerable to clots that can damage the lungs, kidneys and brain.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/29/847917017/doctors-link-covid-19-to-potentially-deadly-blood-clots-and-strokes

Drug has 'clear cut' power to fight coronavirus

The data on its effect on symptoms comes from a trial of more than 1,000 patients in the US.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-52478783

Large-scale human trial of potential COVID-19 vaccine kicks off at Oxford

Britain's government is putting more than $50 million toward the race for a coronavirus vaccine, and says "promising projects are making rapid progress."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-vaccine-covid-19-human-clinical-trial-oxford-england/

Inadvertently Leaked Report Shows Gilead’s Promising Antiviral Drug Fails To Benefit COVID-19 Patients

Gilead spokesperson Amy Flood said the company believes “the post included inappropriate characterization of the study” because it was stopped early due to the fact that it had too few patien…

https://khn.org/morning-breakout/inadvertently-leaked-report-shows-gileads-promising-antiviral-drug-fails-to-benefit-covid-19-patients/

Covid-19 is rapidly becoming America’s leading cause of death

How does the coronavirus compare to other major causes of death in an average week?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/16/coronavirus-leading-cause-death/?arc404=true

Small Chloroquine Study Halted Over Risk of Fatal Heart Complications

A research trial of coronavirus patients in Brazil ended after patients taking a higher dose of chloroquine, one of the drugs President Trump has promoted, developed irregular heart rates.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/12/health/chloroquine-coronavirus-trump.html

Mysterious Heart Damage, Not Just Lung Troubles, Befalling COVID-19 Patients

Most of the attention in the COVID-19 pandemic has been on how the virus affects the lungs. But evidence shows that up to 1 in 5 infected patients have signs of heart damage and many are dying due …

https://khn.org/news/mysterious-heart-damage-not-just-lung-troubles-befalling-covid-19-patients/

Connecticut has one of the nation’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks but lags behind other states in testing. Here’s why, and why it matters

As of Sunday night, Connecticut ranked 14th among states in reported test results per capita, despite having the nation’s fifth highest rates of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

https://www.courant.com/coronavirus/hc-news-coronavirus-covid-19-testing-drive-through-numbers-0402-20200406-yi7fymio3bejfo66i3h2nr4ksq-story.html

Tiger at US zoo tests positive for coronavirus

The Bronx Zoo in New York says this case of human-to-animal transmission appears to be unique.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52177586