Trump’s Testimonial Is a Double-Edged Sword for Regeneron
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Trump’s Testimonial Is a Double-Edged Sword for Regeneron

  When President Trump promoted an experimental drug as a “cure” for Covid-19 in a video on Wednesday, it might have seemed that he was at it again: touting a questionable fix for a deadly pandemic, not unlike his earlier enthusiasm for the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine or even, at one point, disinfectant. But the treatment…

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White House Blocked C.D.C. From Requiring Masks on Public Transportation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drafted a sweeping order last month requiring all passengers and employees to wear masks on all forms of public and commercial transportation in the United States, but it was blocked by the White House, according to two federal health officials. The order would have been the toughest federal…

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Trump’s Covid Treatments Were Tested in Cells Derived From Fetal Tissue

When the Trump administration suspended federal funding in 2019 for most new scientific research projects involving fetal tissue derived from abortions, officials argued that whatever the scientific benefits, there was a pressing moral imperative to find alternative research methods. “Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very…

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2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Scientists Who Discovered Hepatitis C

[View the latest updates to the 2020 Nobel Prize winners list.] The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Dr. Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice on Monday for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a breakthrough the Nobel committee said had “made possible blood tests and new…

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India’s Covid-19 Outbreak Spreads Through Rural Areas

MASLI, India — Sliding out of their rickshaw, masks on, fresh sanitizer smeared across their hands, a team of health workers approached one of the mud-walled homes in Masli, a remote village in northeast India surrounded by miles of mountainous rainforest. “Are you Amit Deb?” they asked a lean, shirtless man standing in his yard….

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Regeneron Asks F.D.A. for Emergency Approval for Drug That Trump Claimed Cured Him

The drugmaker Regeneron said on Wednesday evening that it had submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency approval of the experimental antibody cocktail that President Trump had praised just hours earlier without evidence as a “cure” for the coronavirus. The company said that at first, access to the treatment would be…