“Many of us in the scientific community were just very angry at seeing a poorly written and executed study published in The Lancet, given loads of publicity, and then having a hugely negative impact on carefully planned clinical trials around the world,” said James Watson, a Thailand-based statistician with the University of Oxford’s Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health who helped draft the letter, in an email to BuzzFeed News. … [Read more...] about Massive hydroxychloroquine study raising health concerns about the drug under scrutiny from scientists
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I always viewed it as this pressure cooker of emotions, because I was becoming more sure of who I was, and more sure of the fact that who I was was perfectly OK. In fact, it was awesome. It was something to be added to the conversation and not taken away. I just felt like, “We are keeping people in these little boxes. Not just me, but everybody. And you don’t get to the best solutions unless people are free to be who they are and how they are.” So I wrestled with that, and I had to wrestle with it privately, because I couldn’t talk to anyone about it. Ultimately, I wound up deciding I couldn’t continue to live these two separate lives. And I ended up deciding to leave. … [Read more...] about Air Force major reflects on‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ cancer
The PPP was conceived of as the “battleship” initiative for Washington to counter the COVID-19 induced economic crisis, as Bernstein put it; indeed, it’s been the focus of fighting between Democrats and Republicans in the last week. Before the PPP funding ran out, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushed for Congress to approve more money to reopen the program; Democrats declined to go along in hopes of striking a deal to include more funding for struggling hospitals and state governments alongside it. … [Read more...] about Five Million People Need This Lifeline. But It’s Gone Broke.
South Africa has conducted more tests for the virus than any other country in Africa — more than 655,000 — and has more confirmed cases than any other country on the continent with 27,403. The ministry says one of the latest people to die in South Africa was an employee with the National Health Laboratory Services. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Russia has highest daily spike in virus deaths
There isn’t a black person I know who wants to debate race and racism all day. Truth be told, just like every other American, black people – myself included – want to live in peace. We want to sleep in our beds without fear. We want to send our kids to school without worrying about an overzealous school resource officer. We want to live in our communities without trauma, judgment, scrutiny or being deemed a threat. … [Read more...] about Richard Fowler: George Floyd is latest in a long line of victims of deadly epidemic of racism