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  • FDA halts Bill Gates coronavirus testing program

    05/15/2020 8:03:38 PM PDT · by WWG1WWA · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/15/20 | Tal Axelrod
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) halted a coronavirus testing program promoted by billionaire Bill Gates and Seattle health officials pending reviews. The program sought to send test kits to the homes of people both healthy and sick to try to bring the country to the level of testing officials say is necessary before states can begin safely reopening. The program, which had already gone through thousands of tests, found dozens of cases that had been previously undiagnosed. The Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN) said on its website that the FDA had asked it to pause testing while it receives...
  • Bill Gates-Funded COVID-19 Tracking Program Shut Down by FDA

    05/15/2020 6:52:36 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 24 replies
    NN ^ | 05-15-20 | Jay Greenberg
    A Bill Gates-funded COVID-19 tracking program has been shut down by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to reports.The Seattle-based initiative, Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network, or SCAN, has been ordered to halt its at-home coronavirus testing scheme by the federal authorities.
  • Trump administration preparing to require that some essential drugs be made in US: report

    05/14/2020 7:20:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 14 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    The White House is preparing to require that some essential drugs be made in the U.S. as the Trump administration tries to limit dependency on China for medical supplies, sources told CNBC. An executive order, proposed by White House trade advisor Peter Navarro, will streamline regulatory approvals for “American-made” products and impose similar Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions on U.S. facilities as those abroad. It will also encourage government agencies to only buy American-made medical products. The order could reportedly come as soon as Friday. According to the FDA, 90 percent of drugs in the U.S. are imported, and...
  • Four Questions senators should ask Redfield and Fauci on Tuesday

    05/10/2020 7:01:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/10/2020 | Howard Richman
    On Tuesday, health bureaucrats Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIAID, will testify at a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Republican Senators should ask them four questions about their failures to expedite deployment of vaccines and test the successful HCQ-zinc treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Vaccine question for Redfield: Why haven’t you invoked the Accelerated Approval Process to get Moderna’s Vaccine out right away? During the H1N1 (Swine Flu) epidemic in 2009 when a Democrat was President, the CDC approved four vaccines just 7 weeks after...
  • Biotechnology Offers Hope for the World’s Hungry

    05/09/2020 4:42:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | May 9, 2020 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Amidst the human tragedy and media storm that is the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that persistent threats to human health and well-being that pre-existed the COVID-19 still remain. Hunger and malnutrition, constantly simmering threats that only rarely get the attention of the pandemic de jour, kill and harm far more people every year than the coronavirus. This is worth remembering as the world recovers from the coronavirus crisis and life returns to a semblance of normality. Whatever the new normal will be, we should sustain and increase efforts to reduce premature mortality from starvation...
  • Souplantation’s buffet-style restaurants closing for good because of the coronavirus

    05/07/2020 10:00:57 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 73 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 7, 2020 | Lori Weisberg, Lucas Kwan Peterson
    Souplantation, the popular buffet-style dining brand founded in San Diego 42 years ago, is closing all of its restaurants permanently, a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic that is likely to be the death knell for all self-serve eateries. The permanent closing of the 97 restaurants, including 44 in California, was announced Thursday after weeks of efforts to salvage San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurants, the parent company of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes. The closing will mean lost jobs for 4,400 employees. “The FDA had previously put out recommendations that included discontinuing self-serve stations, like self-serve beverages in fast food, but they...
  • The Media Is Blatantly Lying About Trump’s Coronavirus Response

    05/04/2020 11:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 4, 2020 | David Marcus
    Conventional wisdom fueled by the media is that the White House ignored the coronavirus threat in January and February. It is absolutely false.There are times in the life of a body politic when conventional wisdom grows out of falsehoods. The danger of such a situation is that once it takes hold few people will actually look beyond the deception to discover the truth. We are living through just such a moment as much of our news media perpetrates a lie that the Trump administration was doing nothing to combat the novel coronavirus during January and February.Last week, The Federalist obtained...
  • FDA allows emergency use of remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients after promising study

    05/01/2020 2:23:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01 2020 | Louis Casiano, James Rogers
    President Trump announced Friday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the emergency use of Gilead Science's experimental antiviral drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients after early results of a clinical study indicated the drug helps speed recovery. Trump announced the news at the White House alongside Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day and FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn. "FDA's emergency authorization of remdesivir, two days after the National Institutes of Health's clinical trial showed promising results, is a significant step forward in battling COVID-19 and another example of the Trump Administration moving as quickly as possible to use science to...
  • Let People Try Gelsolin!

    04/29/2020 8:34:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall .com ^ | April 29, 2020 | John Stossel
    We need new drugs to fight COVID-19 and other diseases. But our government's approval process makes that too hard. This year's pandemic got regulators to say they'll speed the approval process. The FDA adopted Emergency Use Authorization to speed up approval of some tests, medical equipment and ventilators. But that's not enough. I know about the FDA's rules because my older brother, Dr. Thomas Stossel, discovered something that might save a lot of lives. Doing medical research at Harvard, he found a protein in our blood that helps reduce excess inflammation. He named the protein gelsolin. Some inflammation is useful....
  • FBI Raids Detroit-Area Medical Facility 'For Using Intravenous Vitamin C to Treat COVID-19 Patients

    04/25/2020 1:07:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 80 replies
    InformationLiberation ^ | Apr. 24, 2020 | Chris Menahan
    From Click on Detroit, "Macomb County business raided by the FBI over possible improper COVID-19 treatments": FBI agents went into building wearing full protective gear to protect themselves from potential exposure. Sources claim the raid is because Allure has been allegedly performing treatments for COVID-19 patients without an approved treatment or cure. On April 18, Allure’s Facebook page had a post that said "At Allure Medical, we have been using intravenous vitamin c therapy to treat COVID-19 in non-hospitalized patients with great results." That post, as well as a post on Allure Medical's official website on vitamin c treatments, has...
  • FDA Warns Against Widespread Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Outside Hospitals or Clinical Trials

    04/24/2020 12:20:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/24/2020 | Zachary Steiber
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday warned against the use of hydroxychloroquine or the closely related chloroquine for COVID-19 outside of hospitals or clinical trials. The drugs, approved decades ago for several uses, including the treatment of malaria, have shown promise in small studies and in hospitals for treating COVID-19 but other studies have suggested harmful side effects or no evidence they work against the new disease. The FDA said in the warning that it was aware of reports of heart rhythm problems seen in some patients with COVID-19 treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, often in combination with...
  • Malaria drugs touted by President Trump as possible COVID-19 treatment trigger FDA warning of 'serious side effects and death’

    04/24/2020 9:49:31 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 79 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 24, 2020 | AP
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against prescribing a malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus outside of hospitals or research settings. In an alert Friday, regulators flagged reports of serious side effects and death among patients taking hydroxychloroquine and the related drug chloroquine. The drugs, also prescribed for lupus, can cause a number of side effects, including heart rhythm problems, severely low blood pressure and muscle or nerve damage.
  • Company Developing Leading Coronavirus Vaccine Made It With Cells From Aborted Babies

    04/22/2020 1:56:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | April 22, 2020 | Precious Life
    As the lockdown continues across the world, pharmaceutical companies are accelerating their efforts to provide a vaccine to prevent the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, Moderna, the company which has gained prominence in news headlines for developing Mrna-1273 vaccine to fight the disease, uses cells of aborted babies. Although alternatives exist which could be considered morally acceptable, they are not getting as much coverage as Moderna’s vaccine work. Suspicions about the vaccine were raised after checking Moderna’s patents and in particular, the use of the Spike (S) protein. The idea behind using this Spike protein in a vaccine with messenger...
  • Media Push Fake News About FDA Official Supposedly Fired Over Opposing Hydroxychloroquine, Then the Real Story Comes Out

    04/23/2020 9:03:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/23/2020 | Bonchie
    Christine Blasey Ford takes a break in her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawyers seated are Debra Katz and Michael Bromwich. (Saul Loeb/ Pool Image via AP) It’s almost like The New York Times is nothing but a partisan gossip rag.Yesterday, a story was put out by Maggie Haberman that made a rather convenient claim that just so happened to reinforce every media narrative. Namely, that an FDA official named Rick Bright was fired for selflessly sounding the alarm on the supposed vast dangers of hydroxychloroquine. Breaking News: A doctor who...
  • ‘Scientific breakdown’ at CDC lab led to coronavirus testing delays, report says

    04/22/2020 7:27:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    NYP ^ | April 18, 2020 | Melissa Klein
    A “glaring scientific breakdown” at the CDC’s main laboratory was behind the federal agency’s failure to quickly make a coronavirus test kit... One of the three test components became contaminated because the way the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory put the kits together violated sound manufacturing practices... cross contamination because the chemical mixtures were put together into testing kits in a lab space that was also dealing with synthetic coronavirus material. The Food and Drug Administration also concluded the CDC violated its own laboratory standards,
  • First at-home coronavirus test approved by FDA

    04/22/2020 9:24:48 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 28 replies
    KVAL (CBS, Eugene Oregon) ^ | April 22nd 2020 | Kaylin Jorge
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first at-home test for the coronavirus. It's made by LabCorp, that said due to limited quantities, it will first be made available to healthcare workers and first responders... The FDA approval is not a "general authorization for at-home collection of patient samples" and only applies to the LabCorp testing kit. Right now, the kits are available in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.
  • FDA authorizes first coronavirus test collected at home

    04/21/2020 8:44:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 21 2020 | Peter Sullivan
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday announced that is authorizing the first coronavirus test that allows patients to collect samples at home themselves. The FDA said the emergency authorization would make coronavirus testing easier and smoother by allowing some patients to collect their test samples without having to leave home. The patients, after using the nasal swab, would then mail the sample to LabCorp, the company that makes the test, to be tested. “With this action, there is now a convenient and reliable option for patient sample collection from the comfort and safety of their home,” FDA Commissioner...

    04/21/2020 7:45:58 AM PDT · by Hostage · 80 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 20, 2020 | Dr. Zev Zelenko
  • FDA authorizes first at-home coronavirus test

    04/21/2020 7:46:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 21 2020 | James Rogers
    The FDA has authorized the first diagnostic test with a home collection option for COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. In a statement released Tuesday, the FDA said that it had reissued an Emergency Use Authorization for LabCorp to COVID-19 RT-PCR Test to permit testing of samples that were self-collected by patients at home using LabCorp's Pixel by LabCorp COVID-19 Test home collection kit. "Throughout this pandemic we have been facilitating test development to ensure patients access to accurate diagnostics, which includes supporting the development of reliable and accurate at-home sample collection options," said FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn.
  • FDA allows Novartis to test Hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19: Study to be conducted in a dozen US Labs

    04/20/2020 7:12:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/20/2020 | Justin Wise
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Novartis have reached an agreement to allow the Swiss pharmaceutical company to proceed with a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine for patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Novartis announced on Monday that it will begin enrollment for phase III of the clinical trial within the next few weeks and that the study will be conducted in more than a dozen U.S. labs. The trial is set to evaluate the anti-malaria drug, which President Trump has repeatedly touted as a potential "game changer" in the fight against COVID-19. Health officials...