Richard Harris

Richard Harris appears in the following:

Update On Trump's Medical Status

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

NPR discusses the latest on President Trump's health, his treatment for COVID-19 and his misleading statements on social media downplaying the lethality of the illness.

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Trump Says He'll Return To The White House Soon. Is It Safe?

Monday, October 05, 2020

Lots of questions remain about President Trump's condition. NPR discusses his health and medical treatment and what would be the best safety protocols for the White House to follow.

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Physician Clarifies Contradictory Statements But Maintains Trump Is 'Doing Well'

Sunday, October 04, 2020

President Trump is hospitalized and is being treated with experimental therapies less than a month from Election Day. There was a briefing on his condition Sunday.

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Advances In ICU Care Are Saving More Patients Who Have COVID-19

Sunday, September 20, 2020

One thing that has improved a lot over the course of the pandemic is treatment of seriously ill COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Here's one man's success story.

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Experimental Medicines For COVID-19 Could Help Someday, But Home Runs Not Guaranteed

Friday, September 18, 2020

Drugs are being tested that could reduce symptoms and save lives. But, given the way drugs are developed, it's unlikely that any single medicine will be anywhere as potent as a successful vaccine.

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COVID-19 Medications Are In Development, But A True Cure Would Likely Take Years

Friday, September 18, 2020

Most drugs don't actually cure diseases. They can help ease symptoms and up the odds of survival. This will likely be true for COVID-19 drugs. A true cure would likely take years to develop.

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Inexpensive Steroids Can Save Lives Of Seriously Ill COVID-19 Patients

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Multiple studies now confirm earlier research: Dexamethasone and hydrocortisone, drugs that reduce an immune system's overreaction, can help reduce deaths of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

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Corticosteroids Can Be Used In COVID-19 Treatment, New Studies Show

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

New studies strongly support the use of corticosteroids to treat COVID-19. These drugs are inexpensive and widely available. Early controversy over their effectiveness may now largely be settled.

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U.S. Records 6 Million Coronavirus Cases

Monday, August 31, 2020

Health officials have confirmed 6 million cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., though the actual number might be far higher.

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Public Health Authorities Face Credibility Crisis

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are facing a credibility crisis after botched communication efforts and perceptions of political interference.

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CDC's Changed Testing Guidelines Could Lead To Less Testing, Experts Fear

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The agency now says contacts of people with COVID-19 don't necessarily need to get tested. Public health experts say less testing of potential carriers could lead to more spread of the disease.

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CDC Changes Testing Guidelines To Exclude People With No COVID-19 Symptoms

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its coronavirus testing guidelines, raising questions about whether the move was done to reduce testing.

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FDA's Hahn Apologizes For Overselling Plasma's Benefits As A COVID-19 Treatment

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration's chief said Sunday the therapy reduces deaths among COVID-19 patients by 35%. On Monday he apologized, acknowledging that statistic greatly exaggerates any benefit.

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Coronavirus Update: Convalescent Plasma Treatment And Risks Of Reinfection

Monday, August 24, 2020

NPR takes a look at the effectiveness of convalescent plasma in treating COVID-19 and discusses a patient in Hong Kong who got infected with the coronavirus twice.

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Are All Masks Created Equal? How To Find The Right Mask To Protect Against COVID-19

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Masks are a key weapon against COVID-19, but how do you pick one? We have an update on the mask news of the week.

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Russia Says It Approved A Coronavirus Vaccine

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Russia said it has approved a coronavirus vaccine, even though skeptics say it has not been tested for safety and effectiveness. Vaccine experts say it is a potentially dangerous political stunt.

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Harvested Antibodies Now Being Tested As A Prevention Tool Against COVID-19

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Scientists are now checking to see if purified blood serum from people who have recovered from COVID-19 might be more than a useful treatment. Perhaps it's a way to prevent disease in someone else.

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Scientists Are Researching Ways To Transfuse Antibodies In Coronavirus Treatment

Friday, July 24, 2020

Scientists are trying to determine whether blood serum taken from recovered COVID-19 patients could help prevent the disease in others.

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How Long Will Immunity To The Coronavirus Last?

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Recent studies have raised fears that immunity to the coronavirus might be fleeting, thus making potential vaccines ineffective. The reality of the science is more complex — and more reassuring.

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Studies Suggest Immunity To The Coronavirus Is Likely To Be Short Term

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Some studies suggest immunity to the coronavirus doesn't last long. That might have implications for the development of vaccines.

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