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Recent articles by Matthew:

'Pooled testing' for COVID-19 holds promise, pitfalls

The potential benefits include stretching laboratory supplies, reducing costs and expanding testing to millions more Americans who may unknowingly be spreading the virus. Health officials think infected people who aren't showing symptoms are largely responsible for the rising number of cases across more than half of states. → Read More

‘Pooled testing’ for COVID-19 holds promise, pitfalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top health officials are banking on a new approach to dramatically boost U.S. screening for the coronavirus: combining test samples in batches instead of running them one by one. The potential benefits include stretching laboratory supplies, reducing costs and expanding testing to millions more Americans who may unknowingly be spreading […] → Read More

US warns 3 companies over illegal at-home COVID-19 tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are cracking down on three companies for selling at-home blood tests for coronavirus, warning that the products have not been shown to safely and accurately screen for COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to the companies Wednesday, saying their products are illegal because they have not […] → Read More

US yanks malaria drugs as coronavirus treatments

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause serious side effects.The Food and Drug... → Read More

Hydroxychloroquine: FDA pulls emergency use of malaria drug touted by Trump to treat the coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revoking its emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause deadly side effects.The agency said Monday that the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. Citing reports of heart… → Read More

US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus

U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause deadly side effects. → Read More

US revokes emergency use of drugs touted by Trump vs. virus

U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause deadly side effects. → Read More

US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t w… → Read More

US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don't work and could cause deadly side effects. The Food and Drug Administration said the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. Citing reports of heart… → Read More

US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus

The agency said Monday that the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. → Read More

US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus

The agency said Monday that the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. → Read More

24 Hour Fitness files for bankruptcy, closes 100 gyms

About 300 of the 24 Hour Fitness clubs will remain as the company comes out of bankruptcy. → Read More

U.S. revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revoking its emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause deadly side effects. → Read More

US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus

U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause serious side effects. → Read More

US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause serious side effects. The Food and Drug Administration said the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. Citing reports […] → Read More

US revokes emergency use of drugs touted by Trump vs. virus

Dr. Steven Nissen, a Cleveland Clinic researcher who has been a frequent FDA adviser, agreed with the decision and said he would not have granted emergency access in the first place. "There has never been any high-quality evidence suggesting that hyrdoxychloroquine is effective" for treating or preventing coronavirus infection, he said, but there is evidence of serious side effects. On Thursday,… → Read More

Graham Gal: Consider forming a public safety commission

I think the whole argument is backward. It is not a question of defunding police, but a question of how to fund public safety. Does defunding the police alone make the community safe or are there measures that can be take to make the community feel... → Read More

Mass. reports 208 new virus cases, 48 deaths

A look at coronavirus-related developments around New England on Sunday.MassachusettsThe state Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 208 new cases of COVID-19 and an additional 48 deaths. That brings the total number of cases in the state to... → Read More

Plaintiff in NH motorcycle fatalities looks to delay suit

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A woman who lost her partner in a collision that killed seven motorcyclists last year in New Hampshire wants to put a pause on her lawsuit against the company that employed a pickup truck driver involved in the crash. Mediation... → Read More

UMass Sunwheel open for solstice observation

AMHERST (AP) — UMass won’t be holding its usual presentations at the Amherst campus’ Sunwheel for the summer solstice this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the public is still invited to visit the site at sunrise and sunset this... → Read More