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Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

Trump also suggests that’s why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved for other uses. “Well, we’re doing great on vaccines,” Woodward quotes Trump as saying in his latest book, “Rage.” “The problem with a vaccine is a vaccine… Read More »

Hospitals still struggle with volumes, finances due to COVID-19

Dive Brief: The distribution of vaccinations may signal an end in sight for the pandemic, but COVID-19 continues to financially impact hospital operations, according to the latest report from Kaufman Hall. Hospital operating margins remained deeply depressed compared to January 2020, even with CARES Act funding, although pre-tax earnings remained in the black, the consultancy… Read More »

CD4 count below 350 increases the risk of severe COVID-19

European HIV medical groups recommend priority vaccination for people with CD4 counts below 350 People with HIV with CD4 counts below 350 were almost three times more likely to experience severe COVID-19 symptoms than people with higher CD4 counts, confirming warnings by the British HIV Association and the European AIDS Clinical Society that immunosuppressed people… Read More »