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Convalescent plasma: another controversial clash of politics & science

You’d need a pretty big, stiff broom to sweep away all of the hype dished out by the Trump Administration as it announced an Emergency Use Authorization for convalescent plasma – the liquid component of blood that may be tapped for disease-fighting antibodies from people who’ve been infected with COVID-19. Before the announcement was even… Read More »

New helmet and tent aim to protect health care workers from the coronavirus – Science Magazine

Kevin Ward, a University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, emergency medicine physician, tests a negative pressure helmet he helped design. Michigan Medicine and FlexSys, Inc. By Rodrigo Pérez Ortega May. 15, 2020 , 5:05 PM Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. COVID-19 is a threat to the very people fighting it—nurses, doctors, and… Read More »

UK’s coronavirus science advice won’t be published until pandemic ends

By David Adam Patrick Vallance (centre) is the UK’s chief scientific adviserIan Davidson/Alamy Live News Key scientific data and advice the UK government is using to guide its covid-19 response won’t be published until the pandemic ends. Documents used to make decisions and the minutes of meetings of the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE)… Read More »

The health carer – Science Magazine

Summary When Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus took office as director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) on 1 July 2017, he brought an ambitious to-do list: Reform WHO, strengthen evidence-based decision-making, highlight the health impact of climate change, and provide 1 billion more people with health coverage. But now, the rapid spread of a novel coronavirus, declared a Public… Read More »

Beef and bacon healthy? A fight raging in nutrition science, explained. – Vox.com

A group of 14 researchers just set off a firestorm with a new series of studies that upends years of nutrition advice about meat. Their five systematic reviews, published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest there’s no health reason to eat less red meat — not even the bacon and salami we’ve… Read More »