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Coronavirus: Singapore gets strict on ‘circuit breaker’ offenders as it reports 191 new cases, eighth death

Singapore’s health ministry confirmed 191 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking its total number of infections to 2,299.The city state also reported its eighth death from the disease, a 90-year-old man who tested positive for the coronavirus on April 3 and was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases that day. He died on Saturday morning.The country’s Ministry of Health said 51 of the new cases were linked to foreign worker dormitories and 21 were linked to other cases or…

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Experimental coronavirus treatment remdesivir shows promise in study where two thirds of patients improved

Two thirds of seriously ill Covid-19 patients saw their condition improve after receiving the experimental drug remdesivir, according to a study sponsored by its developer Gilead Sciences.The drug was originally developed to treat diseases such as Ebola and has since been found to have antiviral qualities.In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Saturday, Gilead Science said clinical trials had been carried out among 53 patients.“We cannot draw definitive conclusions from…

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Climate Change and Infectious Diseases

It isn’t making COVID-19 worse than it would otherwise have been—but we can’t say the same for malaria, dengue and other illnesses

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Doctor: There is no ‘magic drug’

In a press conference, President Donald Trump said a drug called chloroquine could be a "game-changer" in treating coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director, says he doesn't think it was described that way.

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