In the race to provide effective treatments for patients stricken with COVID-19, hydroxychloroquine—an already available, albeit now controversial, drug—is considered to be amongst the front-running candidates in the fight against the coronavirus that’s behind the pandemic. But despite promising in vitro study results (and a premature endorsement by President Donaldread more

By now, we’re all familiar with the common refrain: wash your hands, and frequently. 20 seconds of washing one’s hands with a good lather of soap, along with a healthy dose of social-distancing, has been touted as one of the most important tools in combating the spread of COVID-19, aread more

In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Ministry of Truth constricted the vocabulary used by the population in an attempt to narrow the individual’s range of thought. And it would appear that the Trump administration is copying this move from Minitrue’s playbook: In an apparent attempt to influence specific avenues of research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Trump administration has issued a directive banning specific words from appearing in future budget proposals issued by the agency. This directive, banning seven key words, was delivered during a December 14 meeting with senior CDC officials that oversee the agency’s budget.
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