HEADLINE: Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state


Here's the very latest on the coronavirus epidemic provided by the Guardian...

How the US compares to other countries
Number of cases since the day of the 100th case (log scale)
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Source: Johns Hopkins CSSE Note: The CSSE states that its numbers rely upon publicly available data from multiple sources, which do not always agree

In the 80% of patients experiencing a mild form of the illness, which can include a fever and pneumonia, many of these cases require little to no medical intervention." But you mustn't ignore the symptoms and should contact your primary care physician for advice. Most of the time it is in-home quarantine but let them make that decision. However...
"elderly people and those with underlying conditions such as diabetes or heart and lung issues are the most vulnerable."
The death rate for the elderly in China was 14.8%, so take notice.

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GM deal to buy ventilators sounds fishy


Not exactly a lie but a case of cover-up or just more incompetence...


This is Rawstory's headline: "Trump blames General Motors for botched ventilator manufacturing deal: ‘They want top dollar!’" That may be true, but all the White House maniac just invoked the Defense Production Act, requiring GM to produce the ventilators. My research provided that the Act also has price controls, thus he could set a reasonable price...
The Act authorizes the President to requisition property, force industry to expand production and the supply of basic resources, impose wage and price controls, settle labor disputes, control consumer and real estate credit, establish contractual priorities, and allocate raw materials towards national defense.Here are Trump's actual words...
Trump orders GM with DPA...


Trump's actual words...
“As usual with ‘this’ General Motors, things just never seem to work out,” the president wrote. “They said they were going to give us 40,000 much needed Ventilators, ‘very quickly’. Now they are saying it will only be 6000, in late April, and they want top dollar. Always a mess.”
GM is charging more than $1 billion, but I don't know whether that relates to 40,000 quantity or 6,000. With the larger number $12,500 per would seem reasonable. It was just a short time ago that T-rump was admonishing hospitals for why they needed so many ventilators. The ventilators have been ordered using the DPA, but the quantity still uncertain Go figure.

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Here's the latest...U.S. surpasses all other countries as leader in COVID-19 cases


How could this happen in the United States where we supposedly have the best of everything, including healthcare?...

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The blame all rests on the shoulders of the guy in the White House who last January was "touting his health care record as a key reason voters should grant him another term." His record then was trying to get rid of Obamacare, which he failed at, and it has gotten progressively worse as the U.S. now leads the world in coronavirus cases: 81,321 as of Thursday with 1,000 deaths. But it gets worse...
"A cadre of right-wing news sites pulled from the fringes in recent years through repeated mention by President Trump is now taking aim at Anthony S. Fauci, the ­nation’s top infectious diseases ­expert, who has given interviews in which he has tempered praise for the president with doubts about his pronouncements."
Not only have we failed miserably at coronavirus testing, headed up originally by number two, Mike Pence, and now son-in-law screw-up Jared Kushner, but now the Oval Office lunatic wants to fire all the experts to just listen to those who will say what he wants to hear. And he is more concerned with a faltering U.S. economy that could hurt his November chances in the election than help the Americans he was elected to serve.

NY Gov. Cuomo needs ventilators, pleads with Trump to use Defense Production Act...


His running war with New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo has no doubt attributed to that state, and the city of New York, becoming the epicenter of the U.S. COVID-19 epicenter, where there are 74,000 cases. A dedicated New York city nurse, Kious Jordan Kelly, 48, assistant nursing manager at Mount Sinai Hospital, has died of the virus in New York's escalating crisis. Kelly also suffered from severe asthma The NY crisis was caused by...
"surging numbers of coronavirus patients and shortages of crucial medical equipment and protective gear for staffers."
The New York Times reports...
"Scientists warned that the United States someday would become the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. That moment arrived on Thursday."
The Times is compiling data throughout the U.S. showing a comprehensive picture of the COVID-19 pandemic and I will bring that to you as available. Any delays, the paper says, are due to the fact...
"Trump has sent mixed messages about the scale of the danger and how to fight it, ensuring there was no coherent, unified response to a grave public health threat.
 "A series of missteps and lost opportunities dogged the nation’s response."
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In hindsight, T-rump's failed to take the pandemic seriously...
"even as it engulfed China, a deeply flawed effort to provide broad testing for the virus that left the country blind to the extent of the crisis, and a dire shortage of masks and protective gear to protect doctors and nurses on the front lines, as well as ventilators to keep the critically ill alive."
China took a slow start on attacking the disease, but then...
"China’s autocratic government acted with ferocious intensity after the belated start, eventually shutting down swaths of the country. Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan quickly began preparing for the worst."
We already have the autocracy in Donald Trump, but the idiot didn't have the brains to implement the necessary measures to prevent the predicament we are now in. That is the difference between the intelligence of China's president, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump. In this case, Jinping worked for the good of his people. Trump worked for the good of his reelection and approval rating. We may never recover from what this moron has done to the United States.

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U.S. now has the second-highest number of known cases of coronavirus in the world


Because of Donald Trump's incompetence, this country has 80,000 recorded cases of COVID-19...

.The two incompetents behind it all
This can be attributed to early denials by the Oval Office lunatic, then delays in more ineptitude in testing. Here's the latest count...
"As of Thursday afternoon, China was reporting 81,782 cases and the United States had at least 80,837. There have been more than 510,000 cases reported worldwide."
As of today, Italy had 80,589 cases, in part due to a nationwide lockdown, which seems to have worked for this country. The best T-rump has come up with so far is encouraging distancing and not socializing. However, this idiot is reluctant to press for stay-at-home and is now talking of rescinding distancing and no socializing and returning to normal activities by Easter. All to improve an economy that he hopes will help his November election chances. But here's the way it is...
"Health officials are warning that numerous hospitals around the country may run out of beds within two weeks as cases continue rising.
"If more beds don't become available, 'then we don't have resources to save the lives that we need to save,' former Louisiana Secretary of Health Dr. Rebekah Gee said. 'That's why these stay-at-home orders are so important.'
"But "we have not seen the peak of the crisis yet," Gee said."
Here's the latest COVID-19 map...


Experts on distribution of much-needed hospital supplies...


 So, what happened to the Defense Production Act to speed up the availability of critical health equipment? Here is CNN's take after Trump was contradicted again, this time by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator...
Around 8 a.m. Tuesday, Trump tweeted, "The Defense Production Act is in full force, but haven't had to use it because no one has said NO! Millions of masks coming as back up to States."
Minutes later, FEMA administrator Pete Gaynor told CNN the administration will start wielding the powers in the Defense Production Act for 60,000 tests kits and "use the allocation portion of the DPA" starting today.
"Just a little while ago my team came in and we're actually going to use the DPA for first time today," Gaynor said.
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One of Donald Trump's biggest non-fans, Kathy Griffin Rips Trump After Being Denied COVID-19 Test, with a comment re. the White House maniac's COVID-19 testing program...
She tweeted, “He’s lying. I was sent to the [COVID19] isolation wardroom in a major hospital ER from a separate urgent care facility after showing UNBEARABLY PAINFUL symptoms. The hospital couldn’t test me for [coronavirus] because of CDC (Pence task force) restrictions.”
"Griffin’s tweet came just hours after Trump took to Twitter to boast about the United States’ testing capacity." This is what Trump tweeted...
Trump’s tweet read, “Just reported that the United States has done far more ‘testing’ than any other nation, by far! In fact, over an eight-day span, the United States now does more testing than what South Korea (which has been a very successful tester) does over an eight-week span. Great job!”
In perhaps one of the worst, if not the worst crisis the United States has ever faced, the guy who is supposed to be running this country is bold-face lying about what he is supposedly doing to curb the situation. It is not only unconscionable, but appears to me to be bordering on treason, lying to the American public in a way that could be detrimental to their health in this dire emergency...READ MORE...
 
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The coronavirus pandemic...TODAY...



Trump partners with tech firm Oracle to promote his two drugs, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, online with none other than his family henchman, Jared Kushner, in charge. Both are unproven and a chloroquine derivative has killed an Arizona man...READ MORE...

Here's a statement from Maryland's Republican Governor Larry Hogan, who warned Tuesday...
that the messaging coming from Donald Trump and his administration about the coronavirus pandemic is "pretty confusing," while also countering the president's suggestion that life would soon go back to normal.
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Here's the latest on Donald Trump's miracle drugHydroxychloroquin. for coronavirus...
"Hydroxychloroquine — an anti-malaria drug that President Donald Trump has touted as a potential “game-changer” in the treatment of the coronavirus — was no more effective than standard treatments in a new study."
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With coronavirus, domestic violence victims locked in with abuser...
“My husband won’t let me leave the house,” a victim of domestic violence, tells a representative for the National Domestic Violence Hotline over the phone. “He’s had flu-like symptoms and blames keeping me here on not wanting to infect others or bringing something like COVID-19 home. But I feel like it’s just an attempt to isolate me.“
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Experts warn of second wave of COVID-19 in China...
relates to As China’s Virus Cases Reach Zero, Experts Warn of Second Wave"China has no new infections of the coronavirus domestically for the first time since the start of a crisis that has sickened over 80,000 Chinese people. But what could be a sign the country has defeated the fatal pathogen is likely to just be a temporary reprieve.
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Here's a headline that perfectly describes the character of Donald Trump: "Psychiatrist warns sociopath Trump ‘could see dead bodies’ from coronavirus ‘and step over them.’"...
"Dr. Justin Frank literally wrote the book on Donald Trump’s mind and behavior. In “Trump on the Couch,” Frank tracks Trump’s life from childhood to adulthood and reveals a man who is mentally unfit in many ways — from his intelligence, values, emotions and temperament down to the deepest parts of the psyche — to be president of the United States of America."
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Trump makes up "stuff" to look like a competent leader...
"Writing in The Bulwark this Wednesday, Tim Miller chronicled how President Trump 'downplayed the threat of and ignored warnings' of the burgeoning threat of coronavirus in the early days of the outbreak. Despite the documented evidence of the White House initially attempting to minimize the threat, the Trump administration is trying to establish an 'alternate reality' that paints Trump as a competent leader who was ahead of the situation."
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Grocery store had to throw out $35,000 in food when a woman intentionally coughed on it...
Employees at Gerrity's Supermarket in Hanover Township disposed of $35,000 worth of produce that the woman had contact with and disinfected the areas where she coughed. "The unnamed woman entered small grocery chain Gerrity's Supermarket in Hanover Township and started coughing on produce, bakery items, meat and other merchandise, chain co-owner Joe Fasula wrote on Facebook."
She was arrested by police and will be criminally charged...READ MORE...

More spite for Obama in the following headline: "Trump White House ignored Obama-era NSC ‘playbook’ for pandemic response: report"...
"The Trump White House has no excuses for its lack of pandemic preparedness. None. Every few days we learn about yet another warning from the past, another way some part of the government tried to prepare for a pandemic, only to have Team Trump ignore all the preparation and waste months denying that coronavirus was a danger to the United States, while the virus spread and our chances to contain it ebbed away."
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STOP coronavirus anti-vaxxers NOW!


Anti-vaxxers at it again, this time attacking coronavirus...

Jude McGee, who died of the flu at age two. His mother, Jill Promoli, has suffered abuse from anti-vaxers.
Jude McGee, dead at age 4, killed by anti-vaxxer mother

Anti-vaxxers are the scum of the earth, responsible for flu and measles deaths some time back, which were mostly children. There was no remorse when a mother let her 4-year-old young son die in Colorado in February of the flu because a Facebook group told her to medicate him with thyme and elderberry instead of the drug known to help the flu, Tamiflu. If that wasn't enough, after his death she was swamped with hate mail and attacked by anti-vaxxers.

These people are certifiably nuts and need to be corralled together and let them fight diseases and other viruses all on their own. As the spread of the virus has turned into a pandemic, across the world, "Anti-Vaxxers Are Terrified the Government Will ‘Enforce’ a Vaccine for Coronavirus," reports Vice. Here's the scenario...
"The rapid spread of coronavirus is beginning to look a lot like a pandemic, and besides its often deadly effects on human health, it’s also having a serious effect on the global economy, raising the prospect that everyday life could be disrupted all over the world. But anti-vaccine corners of the internet are worried about something else: that the government might develop—or even “enforce”—a coronavirus vaccine."
In another of my posts, "Brit convinced anti-vaxxers have blood on their hands." This is how they are viewed across the pond...
"The UK's health secretary Matt Hancock said anti-vaccination campaigners were 'morally reprehensible, deeply irresponsible' and had 'blood on their hands,'"
The understatement of the year when it comes to these muckrakers, but they cannot be ignored. Another way of looking at it...
"For most people, the news that a vaccine had been developed against the disease would come as a relief, but for anti-vaxxers it ties together two things. The first is, naturally, an overwhelming fear and distrust of vaccines; the second is a terrified certainty that some day the government will find a convenient excuse to enforce Orwellian degrees of control."
Strictly Orwellian but effective in this coronavirus emergency-MUST WATCH...


 George Orwell would consider anti-vaxxers despicable, and there is nothing Orwellian about the government's enforcement of any vaccine that saves lives. It is pure common sense, which is completely absent in this group of baby-killers. This is how these idiots think...
"This is a common theme in the anti-vax world, and conspiracy theorist communities more broadly: that every disease outbreak is a pretext to enforce a secret, frequently sinister agenda. (Conspiracy theorists of all stripes have already seized on that idea; almost as soon as the disease started to spread, they were busily peddling paranoia alongside xenophobia and bullshit treatments.) In this case, they have a real-world data point to draw on: the way the Chinese government is furiously cracking down on dissenting voices who criticize its response to the outbreak."
The outlook is now "that while there’s no coronavirus vaccine yet, it’ll soon be impressed on an unwilling population, along with other vaccines." And I hope to be one of the first in line to get a vaccination.

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Voluntary coronavirus socializing party produces...what else? Coronavirus victim


Young people come up with the idea, let's have a "coronavirus party" to socialize...

Kentucky "coronavirus party" that worked

One of the biggest socializing events of the year happens when the 146th Kentucky Derby runs in September...if it isn't cancelled due to coronavirus. But it does have its competition in the area of socializing when a group of double-digit IQs from the state got together to socialize just to prove a point; a 'coronavirus party' of young adults. They did. One of them--there may be more--came up with the COVID-19 virus, with this comment from CNN...
"The partygoers intentionally got together 'thinking they were invincible" and purposely defying state guidance to practice social distancing."
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear chides coronavirus partygoers...


I did a recent piece on the dumbness of this age group, "Latest COVID-19 Crisis: These millennials are just stupid about coronavirus," which portrays these 18 to 29-year-old young people who make the me-group look like missionaries. And then earlier there was a guy on spring break who made the comment. "If I get corona, I get corona," who has since apologized, but you have to wonder how many of this Miami Beach gang will come up with the virus.

We talked to someone in this age group recently who is close to the family and responded to warnings that they should protect themselves, with the reply, "It's only a virus." That says it all, and it is damn tragic.

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Here's the latest Coronavirus Headline News


Lots is going on with COVID-19 so here are some headliners with no added comment...


"Here’s the disturbing Fox News clip that appears to have triggered one of Trump’s most dangerous tweets yet"

"Trump suggests he might soon prioritize the economy over public health"

"Who is getting sick, and how sick? A breakdown of coronavirus risk by demographic factors"






"Here's why you should take coronavirus social distancing seriously, and how to wash your hands"

"America’s ‘economic meltdown’ is ‘without historic parallel’ — and deteriorating rapidly: report"

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Trump touted coronavirus vaccine derivative, chloroquine, kills Arizona man


Strong words of experience from someone who has been there: "Listen to doctors, not Donald Trump"...

Dr Anthony Fauci speaks as US President Donald Trump listens during the daily press briefing
Dr. Fauci has urged caution on chloroquine

The above from the wife of the Arizona man who died after taking chloroquine, when hearing Donald Trump pushing it in press conferences and also by his minions, that it could cure coronavirus and was safe to take. The BBC says...
"The drug has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis but is unproven for use against the novel coronavirus."
In these press conference the wife mentions, Trump went off on his usual tirades of telling the American public he was there to save lives and here's the drug to do it, chloroquine, which has been approved to fight malaria, but is also an ingredient used in cleaning fish tanks, thus, an obvious toxicity. The Arizona couple, in their sixties, took the Oval Office lunatic's advice, the wife commenting...
"We saw his press conference. It was on a lot, actually," she said. "Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure."
 "We were afraid of getting sick," she told NBC.
Reporter talks to dead husband's wife...


She is still in intensive care and her husband is dead. Here is what the wife advises...
"The wife of an Arizona man who died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate to protect himself from the novel coronavirus urged the public on Monday not to "believe anything that the president says" and rely on doctors instead."
But here's the kicker...
"The couple had used chloroquine previously as a treatment for their koi fish and still had some remaining in their home. This additive is formulated differently than the drug used to treat malaria."
And there you have it. They hear the White House maniac recommend the drug, chloroquine, recognize the name from the fact they have it as a treatment for their koi fish, and to my knowledge Trump did not add a disclaimer in pushing the drug saying it was also used to clean fish tanks. I must say, this couple should have used more common sense in self-medicating this drug, but Arizonans are dire-hard Trump fans and this idiot does have the authority of the White House.

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It goes in here, not in your mouth

So what we have is tragedy in the desert that could easily have been prevented if Donald Trump had just kept his mouth shut and let the experts make the statements that so severely affect people's lives. As a matter of fact, Dr. Andrew Fauci, who serves as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), nixed T-rump's touting of the three drugs, including chloroquine saying the results were so far anecdotal, needed more testing for coronavirus. But...
"The president has repeatedly touted chloroquine as a "very powerful" treatment against the coronavirus and falsely claimed it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration."
And finally, the Arizona wife pleads...
"The president has repeatedly touted chloroquine as a 'very powerful' treatment against the coronavirus and falsely claimed it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration."
It is impossible to understand how Donald Trump can live with what he has done.

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The idiots are active: Trump approval up 5 points


Just when you think the people of this country might come to their senses, they assume a mantle of stupidity that is amazing beyond comprehension...

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I knew the United States was populated by a number of idiots; yes, these same people elected Donald Trump in 2016 and have been avid supporters since. But just in the last few hours Gallup released poll results that the Oval Office lunatic's approval rating has jumped 5 points from 44 to 49. Based on his handling of the coronavirus issue. In a blog post yesterday, I pointed out the U.S. is second from the bottom in testing, behind So. Korea, Italy, the United Kingdom and four more countries.

This moron even denied the virus was even a problem for several weeks, which put us behind making curbing the disease a game of catch-up. And just recently T-rump has been heavily touting three drugs used for treating malaria as miracle cures for coronavirus, one of which is chloroquine. A derivative of this with the same name used to clean fish tanks was self-medicated by an Arizona couple. The husband died, the wife is in ICU.

Is there any hope at all for these people?...READ MORE...

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Will Donald Trump dump Dr. Fauci?


What if Trump dumps Dr. Fauci for disagreeing with him?...

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If Donald Trump ousts Dr. Andrew Fauci, who serves as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the transparency of the true status of coronavirus in the U.S. is dead...

Here is CNN's Chris Cillizza's take on the U.S coronavirus situation...
"In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, Antony Fauci has rapidly become America's security blanket."
Nothing could be truer, with an idiot daily spewing misinformation from the White House via tweets like the one provoking an Arizona man and his wife to take the chloroquine drug - actually a derivative they had on hand with the same name the couple used to treat their koi fish. Cillizza comments...
"Fauci's blunt, fact-based approach to the crisis -- as a member of President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force -- has been a refreshing alternative to the President's tendency to exaggerate and bluster in the now-daily press conferences on the virus and its spread."
Today Trump has begun to refute another Fauci, and every other medical professional across the country, premise of social distancing...
"Trump, within the last 48 hours, has begun to chafe at those [social distancing] restrictions as the economy continues to free fall. Tweeted Trump Tuesday morning:"
 "Our people want to return to work. They will practice Social Distancing and all else, and Seniors will be watched over protectively & lovingly. We can do two things together. THE CURE CANNOT BE WORSE (by far) THAN THE PROBLEM! Congress MUST ACT NOW. We will come back strong!"
All just to protect his November election. God help us.

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Trump talks very soon, very quick


Also, in Donald Trump's news conference, there were repeated uses of the words "soon" and "quick" to describe the end of coronavirus... 

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Dr. Fauci still skeptical over hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine
A rambling, sometimes incoherent coronavirus news conference was held yesterday by "Dr." Donald Trump, who professes to know more than the doctors who advise him, this time doing it without his top COVID-19 aide, Dr. Anthony Fauci. I believe one of Fauci's last comments was that he didn't want to embarrass Trump, going on to try and explain why he doesn't correct his boss during press conferences. Was this his swan song?

In Monday's news conference, the Oval Office lunatic was touting his latest finding that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, both of which are used to treat malaria, could also work to cure coronavirus. Dr. Fauci says any results on its success so far are anecdotal, which might account for the fact he was shuttered today. By the way, if we lose this man, we lose all access to accurate information on the status of COVID-19 in the U.S. Dr. Fauci...
"Fauci’s statements at a White House briefing Friday amounted to clinical cold water thrown on the president’s repeated upbeat assessments on the U.S. fight against the virus, also known as COVID-19."
Here's Trump's news conference, if you have the stomach...


It should also be noted that in Phoenix, a man has died and his wife is under critical care after the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate, an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks, also touted as a possible coronavirus  cure. The medication was self-ingested and one must wonder if they were Trump supporters. Banner Health reports they both were treated there and made this statement...
“We are strongly urging the medical community to not prescribe this medication to any non-hospitalized patients,” said Dr. Brooks.
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Fish tank cleaner?
The CDC says...
"a single 'small study' shows the combination helped against the SARS strain that causes Covid-19, the CDC said, but 'did not assess clinical benefits.'"
The agency also commented that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine taken in combination...
"can disrupt the heart's electrical activity and warns against prescribing the paired drugs to anyone with chronic medical conditions, such as renal failure or hepatic disease."
While Donald Trump rushes ahead on the two medications for market approval, the health community, including Trump's own CDC, move cautiously urging that more testing be done. New York begins trials this week for the two drugs plus the antibiotic azithromycin. The healthcare community says don't be too optimistic, but the New York region is desperate, having been recently designated the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. We can only wish the tests luck!
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HEADLINE: Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state

Here's the very latest on the coronavirus epidemic provided by the Guardian ... How the US compares to other countries Number of ...