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Large Remdesivir Study Finds No COVID-19 Survival Benefit

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. A lack of consensus in the evidence regarding the antiviral remdesivir (Veklury) to treat people with COVID-19 continues, leaving clinicians without clear direction on one of the few treatments for the illness approved under US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization. […]

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More Olympic Athletes Test Positive for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. At least two Olympic athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus since arriving in Tokyo ahead of Friday’s opening ceremonies. The two competitors were staying in the athletes village. The pair are from the same country and participate in the same […]

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U.S. issues 'Do Not Travel' advisory for UK over COVID-19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. State Department and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) both issued on Monday their highest warnings against travel to the United Kingdom because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases in that country.FILE PHOTO: A general view of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters […]

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COVID Leaves Wake of Medical Debt Among US Adults

About one third of US adults struggled with medical debt during the pandemic, according to data from a Commonwealth Fund survey released July 16. Despite the passage of four major relief bills in 2020 and 2021 and federal efforts to offset pandemic- and job-related coverage loss, many people continued to face financial challenges, especially those with […]

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California’s Mask Rule for Schools Prompts Controversy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California announced new coronavirus rules for public schools on Monday that let students and teachers sit as close to each other as they want while making sure no one will miss class time even if they are […]

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New CDC School Guidance Calls for In-Person Classes, With Caveats

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. School may be out for summer, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still in session. The agency released updated guidance July 9 that promotes in-person learning when K-12 students return in the fall, and relaxed mask recommendations […]