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FDA will allow doctors to treat critically ill coronavirus patients with blood from survivors

The Food and Drug Administration will allow doctors across the country to begin using plasma donated by coronavirus survivors to treat patients who are critically ill with the virus under new emergency protocols approved Tuesday. The FDA’s decision comes a day after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s health department planned to […]

Sport

76ers coaches apprehensive about agreeing to reduced salaries

76ers coach Brett Brown has been on the hot seat for a while. Could there soon be an inflection point in Philadelphia? The 76ers – owned by billionaire Josh Harris – are cutting the salaries of at-will employees. (Joel Embiid is pledging to cover some of those employees’ losses.) Contracted employees, including coaches, have greater […]

Lifestyle

Make these scones with three store cupboard ingredients as an isolation treat

With lots of time on our hands now we are stuck at home due to coronavirus isolation, you might want to try out a new hobby, like sewing or baking. But with some food still in short supply and people being told to stay at home and only go to the supermarket when you need […]

Business

Coronavirus redraws battle lines on airline emissions

European airlines crippled by the coronavirus have demanded lasting relief from environmental taxes – in a move that pits their immediate survival against longer-term emissions goals. The looming tax tussle underscores shifting environmental battle lines and a broader question for governments injecting billions into their afflicted economies: Should bailouts come before climate objectives or rather […]

Technology

Dell Mobile Connect on Windows 10 gets useful features in latest update

Seamless smartphone connectivity with Windows 10 PCs saw noticeable improvement with Microsoft’s Your Phone app, however, as with Apple’s Continuity feature, there are always some strings attached to using such a service. While Cupertino’s offering only works with its own devices, Microsoft’s Your Phone app is currently limited to Android devices, with Samsung owners getting […]

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‘Lives are on the line’: Science matters in finding coronavirus treatments

In Nebraska, researchers are studying whether an experimental drug, remdesivir, can treat COVID-19, the illness that results from coronavirus infection. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state would begin trials looking at the drug combination hydroxychloroquine and Zithromax. All told, more than 100 clinical trials of dozens of potential treatments have […]