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The FDA says these hand sanitizers could kill you

The FDA says these hand sanitizers could kill you

The US Food and Drug Administration has released a list of potentially fatal hand sanitizers, which if used could be toxic or worse. The COVID-19 crisis saw a rush on alcohol hand rub supplies, clearing store shelves as worried shoppers tried to find a backup for when traditional hand-washing with soap and water wasn't available.

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COVID-19 vaccine rules see FDA try to win over anti-vaxxers

COVID-19 vaccine rules see FDA try to win over anti-vaxxers

Fearing skepticism or even outright refusal among some Americans to consider a COVID-19 vaccination, the US Food and Drug Administration has preemptively published its guidelines for the development of a lasting coronavirus treatment. The recommendations, released today, cover the process by which the FDA will eventually approve potential COVID-19 vaccines, at least in part to try to bring "anti-vaxx" advocates onboard.

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Polar Unite smart fitness watch will cost you around $150

Polar Unite smart fitness watch will cost you around $150

The smart fitness watch Polar Unite was revealed today with an essential set of features that allow it to be priced at approximately $150. This same brand has a device called Polar Grit X that goes all-out on features for approximately 430-Euro, down to the Polar Ignite, a device that'll cost just under 200-Euro. They've also got a Fitness Tracker device called Polar A370 that'll run you around $170-Euro - and the Polar M200, a "GPS Running Watch" that costs almost exactly the same amount of cash as the Polar Unite.

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Gilead CEO answers big COVID-19 question: How much will remdesivir cost

Gilead CEO answers big COVID-19 question: How much will remdesivir cost

Gilead Sciences has addressed the big question surrounding just how much its drug remdesivir will cost for COVID-19 treatment, after positive early trials indicated the medicine could hasten recovery during the pandemic. The announcement will come as a disappointment to anybody hoping coronavirus treatment might be given free of charge, though Gilead argues that it's pricing remdesivir aggressively.

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Cinemark theaters just made home theaters a lot more appealing

Cinemark theaters just made home theaters a lot more appealing

This week the folks at Cinemark Theaters released a video to their Twitter account showing their sanitization process. The video is brief - just 18 seconds long. In the video we see a man by the name of "Marc" in a theater in West Planto, Texas. Marc's job is "sanitizing [Cinemark's] auditorium seats before each movie." The entire situation is strange, to be sure.

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New COVID-19 drug study reveals affordable coronavirus treatment

New COVID-19 drug study reveals affordable coronavirus treatment

A potential COVID-19 treatment is delivering promising results in clinical trials, with dexamethasone helping cut deaths in cases of severe respiratory complications. The potential of the drug, a low-cost steroid usually used to treat inflammation, was described as "a ground-breaking development" in treating coronavirus by the UK Government's Chief Scientific Advisor.

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FDA pulls authorization for COVID-19 treatment Trump touted

FDA pulls authorization for COVID-19 treatment Trump touted

Hydroxychloroquine can no longer be used for COVID-19 treatment in the US, with the FDA revoking its emergency use authorization for the controversial drug touted by President Trump. Chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate had been credited with reducing coronavirus infection after an early study, but critics were quick to dispute both those findings and the drugs' efficacy.

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COVID-19 destroyed her lungs: A cutting-edge double transplant replaced them

COVID-19 destroyed her lungs: A cutting-edge double transplant replaced them

A cutting-edge lung transplant on a patient with COVID-19 has been carried out for the first time, after the coronavirus caused damage that left them on life support. The risky surgery was undertaken at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, with specialists concluding that without two new lungs the patient would have no chance of survival.

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WHO describes “ideal” face mask with COVID-19 “far from over”

WHO describes “ideal” face mask with COVID-19 “far from over”

The COVID-19 pandemic is "far from over," experts at the World Health Organization have warned, cautioning against complacency as global cases are still rising and a second wave entirely possible. The ominous announcement comes as the WHO amends its guidance on masks, setting out several important factors wearers should bear in mind as they protect themselves and others in daily life.

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The WHO just changed its COVID-19 face mask advice: Here’s what’s new

The WHO just changed its COVID-19 face mask advice: Here’s what’s new

The World Health Organization now recommends wearing a face mask to help avoid the spread of COVID-19, updating its guidance after acknowledging new research during the coronavirus pandemic. The WHO had previously stopped short of recommending face masks, cautioning that the evidence for their efficacy was still insufficient.

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The CDC has bad news if a COVID-19 antibody test made you think you had immunity

The CDC has bad news if a COVID-19 antibody test made you think you had immunity

COVID-19 serologic tests that aim to identify whether people have already come into contact with coronavirus could be giving false hope, the CDC has warned, cautioning that false-positives are likely in many situations. Currently, two types of COVID-19 testing are primarily underway as the extent of the pandemic is measured, focusing either on whether patients are currently infected with the virus, or whether they have been in the past.

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Ford roasts away COVID-19 in Police SUV mod

Ford roasts away COVID-19 in Police SUV mod

Ford has cooked up a way to quite literally roast out COVID-19 from cars, developing the Police Interceptor version of an oven's self-cleaning mode to decontaminate the cabin. The new system cranks up the HVAC to a temperature sufficient to kill off coronavirus, Ford says, with more efficiency - and fewer chemicals - than traditional disinfection processes.

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