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Everything old is new again: Repurposing drugs to treat Covid-19

Everything old is new again: Repurposing drugs to treat Covid-19

The practice of finding new uses for old medications — called repurposing or repositioning drugs — is not new. The most famous (or perhaps infamous) example is sildenafil — aka: Viagra. Originally developed to treat high blood pressure, the little blue pill received US Food and Drug Administration approval in 1998 to treat erectile dysfunction,…MORE

CDC announces travel restrictions for countries hit by Ebola

CDC announces travel restrictions for countries hit by Ebola

Travel precautions will be imposed for individuals coming to the US from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo — two countries fighting recent outbreaks of the Ebola virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. Next week, the US government will start directing travelers from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of…MORE

Comfort yourself with these 6 hearty soups

Comfort yourself with these 6 hearty soups

How many more weeks of winter? Sounds like it’s the right time for a bowl — no, make that a cauldron — of soup. “People get so excited about soup,” said Caroline Wright, author of the forthcoming cookbook “Soup Club” and founder of a Seattle-based weekly community soup club. “Soup is more than a food,…MORE

Open a window to reduce virus spread, CDC tells schools

Open a window to reduce virus spread, CDC tells schools

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted new recommendations Friday on the importance of good ventilation in preventing coronavirus spread in schools and daycares. Its top recommendation: Open a window. It’s the first time the agency has separately emphasized the role ventilation plays in helping or preventing the spread of the virus, which…MORE

Canada to receive 6.5 million Covid-19 vaccines by end of March

Canada to receive 6.5 million Covid-19 vaccines by end of March

Canada expects to receive more than 6.5 million Covid-19 vaccines by the end of March, with tens of millions more vaccines arriving between April and June, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Canada has secured access to nearly 400 million doses of vaccines, but manufacturers have been slow to ship the authorized medicine. Just…MORE

When will the US reach herd immunity and what will it look like?

A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, it appears that trends have finally shifted in a positive direction. New cases, hospitalizations and deaths are dropping rapidly, and the supply of available vaccine is growing. The country could be well on its way to herd immunity, the point at which enough people are protected against a disease…MORE

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