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FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Regeneron Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued an emergency use authorization to Regeneron for its covid-19 monoclonal antibody cocktail, which is made up of the antibodies casirivimab and imdevimab, citing a reduction in hospitalizations and emergency room visits in patients in a clinical trial as well as a reduction in viral load.

Worldwide COVID-19 Deaths Have Now Surpassed 1 Million

Deaths from COVID-19 have now surpassed a worldwide total of 1 million. As you should expect by now, the U.S.—whose response to the pandemic at the federal level should remain an ongoing source of grave concern for citizens—is at the top of the list when breaking down the total number of deaths by country. Continue reading Worldwide COVID-19 Deaths Have Now Surpassed 1 Million

Scientists can’t explain puzzling lack of coronavirus outbreaks in Africa

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 26.35 million people, with just four countries accounting for over 15 million cases. They are the United States, Brazil, India and Russia — the same four that have been at the top for months. The US surprised the world when it rose to the top spot in multiple COVID-19 statistics, both for the total number of confirmed cases and the number of deaths. Since then, no other country has surpassed America. Continue reading Scientists can’t explain puzzling lack of coronavirus outbreaks in Africa

Nevada Man Hospitalized After Apparent Coronavirus Reinfection

Scientists in Nevada are the latest to report a likely case of reinfection from the coronavirus that causes covid-19, with genetic evidence backing up their claim. While it remains to be seen whether reinfection will be a common phenomenon, this newest case suggests that a second infection can cause more severe illness than the first, even in young and seemingly healthy people. Continue reading Nevada Man Hospitalized After Apparent Coronavirus Reinfection