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Dr. Anthony Fauci Enters ‘Modified’ Self-Quarantine After Coronavirus Exposure

Dr. Anthony Fauci, along with several other members of the White House coronavirus task force, are taking precautions after possible exposure to the coronavirus. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and lead health expert on the White House’s coronavirus task force, has entered a “modified quarantine” for 14 days after making a “low risk” contact with a White House staffer who tested positive for the coronavirus. ...Read more

President Trump Now Says Coronavirus Task Force “Will Continue On Indefinitely”

A day after President Donald Trump stated that he planned to disband the White House coronavirus task force, Trump announced Wednesday that it will now continue indefinitely. In a series of tweets, Trump said the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, has done a “fantastic job of bringing together vast highly complex resources that have set a high standard for others to follow in the future.” Trump said later Wednesday that the task force will also be “very focused” on the development of a coronavirus vaccine and treatments and he would be announcing “two or three new members to the task force” as soon as Monday.  ...Read more

Blood Thinners May Help Improve Survival Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

In treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients, anticoagulants–  or blood thinners — are helping improve their chances of survival.  In recent weeks, physicians have noticed that the sickest coronavirus patients are more prone to forming blood clots — an unexpected symptom for a respiratory virus. Clotting means “patients are at increased risk for deep vein thrombosis, strokes, heart attacks” and pulmonary embolisms. ...Read more

15 Children Identified With Rare COVID-Related Condition

At least 15 children in New York City have been hospitalized with a mysterious illness believed to be linked to COVID-19. Ranging in age from 2 to 15 years old, the children have shown symptoms consistent with other inflammatory illnesses, such as Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome, which affect the heart and blood vessels. Other cases of what’s now being called “pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome” have also been reported in Europe. ...Read more