One of the world’s biggest trials of COVID-19 therapies released its long-awaited interim results yesterday—and they’re a letdown. None of the four treatments in the Solidarity trial, which enrolled more than 11,000 patients in 400 hospitals around the globe, increased survival—not even the much-touted antiviral drug remdesivir.  The results, announcedContinue Reading

According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, most “so-called immune boosting supplements” actually do “nothing.” However, there are two vitamins Fauci does recommend to help keep your immune system healthy. Dr. Fauci takes Vitamin D and C supplements based on scientific studies that show that these two vitamins do help the immuneContinue Reading

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota reports on NSAIDs and COVID-19. Contrary to early reports, the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen is not associated with severe COVID-19 disease or death, according to a cohort study published yesterday in PLOS One. There wereContinue Reading

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a statement Tuesday affirming that the national stockpile has now reached its maximum capacity for the life-saving breathing machines, with nearly 120,000 available for deployment to state and local health officials if needed.  By terminating the remainder of deliveries from these contracts,Continue Reading

The World Health Organization calls for corticosteroids — which are inexpensive and easily accessible — to become the new standard for coronavirus care based on the evidence of its lifesaving benefit in a series of clinical trials. Researchers from the World Health Organization combined data from seven randomized clinical trialsContinue Reading

Beckman Coulter is a test manufacturer and explains what COVID-19 antibody tests are. Currently, there are two types of tests for Coronavirus, which provide different kinds of information. Diagnostic tests tell us if someone is currently infected. Antibody tests, also known as serology tests, tell us if an individual wasContinue Reading

Getting a flu vaccine this year is even more important than usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public health officials. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told   Cardiology Magazine it’s hard to predict what this flu season will look like. “The worst-case scenarioContinue Reading