• Dr. Birx: Before schools can reopen, coronavirus outbreaks must get under control

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

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    White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said that coronavirus outbreaks in the United States need to be slowed down before schools can reopen.
    Birx emphasized the importance of Americans following existing public health recommendations like avoiding large groups and distancing in public places to help with lifting reopening schools.
    Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said school reopenings shouldn't only take students' health into account, but "teachers need to be thought of as front-line workers."
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  • White House coronavirus testing czar says it's time to 'move on' from hydroxychloroquine

    White House coronavirus testing czar says it's time to 'move on' from hydroxychloroquine

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

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    White House coronavirus testing czar Brett P. Giroir on Sunday said it was time to "move on" from discussing hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment, adding "evidence just doesn't show hydroxychloroquine is effective, for now."
    There is no scientific data to suggest that hydroxychloroquine can treat or prevent the novel coronavirus, although President Donald Trump has continued to tout the drug during the pandemic.
    The president last week shared a video from a controversial doctor who advocated for the use of the drug and reminded reporters at a press...
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