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Global emergency aid delivery could end next month, UN warns

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A global emergency delivery service that has kept tons of humanitarian aid flowing despite coronavirus travel restrictions could shut down next month if funding can’t be found to keep it running, the World Food Program warned Friday.The shortfall comes “just as demand for this service is reaching its peak,” WFP said. Of…

The Environment Emergency Situation Will Not Await the Press to Play Catch-up Again

Newsrooms have to cover the real horse race in 2020: the race against climate breakdown. This story is being co-published by The Guardian, The Nation, and Columbia Journalism Review as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 400 news outlets committed to transforming news coverage of the defining story of our…

The best emergency kits to have in your car at all times

Be prepared for the unexpected with flares, bungee cords, and so many other useful things to keep in your car at all times. All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. By Veronika Kero2020-06-30 12:50:48 UTC You…

FDA ends emergency usage of hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus

A bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets. | David J. Phillip, File/AP Photo The Food and Drug Administration on Monday withdrew emergency use authorizations for two coronavirus treatments that President Donald Trump promoted despite concerns about their safety and effectiveness. The agency revoked the authorizations for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine after a request from Gary Disbrow, acting director…

Emergency situation relief screw-up hits 5 million trainee loan borrowers

Congress anticipated that deferring those payments might blemish a borrower's credit report. The errors on borrowers' credit reports come as credit scores and history are especially important as Americans in financial distress seek access to credit. So Congress required the Education Department to make sure the deferred payments were reported to credit bureaus as on-time…

FDA grants emergency use authorization to Abbott Labs’ new coronavirus antibody test

The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for Abbott Laboratories' new coronavirus test that detects Covid-19 antibodies, the company announced Monday.Abbott said it plans to ship nearly 30 million tests this month and will have the capacity to ship 60 million tests in June. The tests can indicate whether a person has had Covid-19 and…

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization For 1st Coronavirus Antigen Test

The FDA has granted its first emergency authorization for antigen testing. Cheaper and easier to administer than genetic diagnostic testing for the virus, the agency says it could potentially scale to daily testing of millions. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption toggle caption Seth Wenig/AP The FDA has granted its first emergency authorization for antigen testing. Cheaper…

FDA offers emergency authorization for new antigen test to help spot coronavirus quicker and less expensive

A health care professional swab tests a patient for coronavirus at drive-through testing outside the Emergency Room entrance at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Milton, MA on March 30, 2020.Matthew J. Lee | The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued the first emergency use authorization for a new category…

FDA provides emergency situation permission for first-ever coronavirus test using the gene-editing tool CRISPR

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued the first emergency use authorization for a coronavirus test use the gene-editing tool CRISPR.The team, which include scientists from several institutions, says the test can detect if a patient has coronavirus in about an hour.It works by using a molecule to search for the virus's genes…

Gilead gets emergency FDA authorization for remdesivir to treat coronavirus, Trump says

The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for Gilead Sciences' remdesivir drug to treat Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, President Donald Trump announced Friday.Trump made the announcement in the Oval Office alongside Gilead CEO Daniel O'Day."We want to thank the collaborators that brought remdesivir to this point and many of our people…

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Where the coronavirus pandemic is hitting hardest

Coronavirus cases are quickly spreading in Arizona, a handful of southern and western states and, ominously, Oklahoma — the planned site of President Trump's controversial rally this weekend.Why it matters: Once community spread takes off, cases can begin to increase exponentially.The big picture: “We’re at a point where there are warning signs going off, and…

The budget strain of the George Floyd protests

Cities and states have spent millions of dollars on police overtime over the past few weeks during the Black Lives Matter protests.Why it matters: Government budgets already were under severe strain from coronavirus shutdowns, due to steep tax revenue declines, and these extra expenses could make it even more difficult to meet obligations. By the…

“No advantage”: The WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trials on coronavirus clients

The World Health Organization has announced that it has stopped trials examining the potential of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the novel coronavirus after its multi-country trials showed "no benefit."The big picture: The WHO paused last month tests of the anti-malarial drug after a review published in The Lancet stated potentially fatal health problems. It…

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