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Hope dims for pandemic relief before election

Senate Democrats blocked passage of a scaled-back Republican coronavirus aid package Thursday, a sign of dwindling chances of another coronavirus aid package by Election Day. “They can tell American families they care more about politics than helping them,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said of Democrats Thursday. The 52-47 vote was mostly along party lines,… Read More »

Ebola drug gives new hope to patients with coronavirus, says Dr Miriam Stoppard

Mid-March I wrote an article on possible drug treatments for Covid-19. Some of them were already available and being used to treat other ­conditions, but there was a move afoot among scientists to adapt them to overcome Covid. Among them was a promising ­candidate, remdesivir, which had achieved some success against Ebola and two coronaviruses.… Read More »