Texas doctor on Biden's COVID-19 strategy and caring for patients
Dr. Ogechika Alozie, an infectious disease specialist in Texas, joins CBSN to discuss President Biden's strategy to fight the pandemic with measures including vaccine mandates. He also discusses how health care workers are dealing with COVID-filled hospitals and ICU beds.news.yahoo.com
Eye Opener: Biden unveils new COVID-19 vaccine mandate
President Biden unveils a sweeping new COVID-19 vaccine requirement which will affect roughly 100 million Americans. Also, the Justice Department filed suit against the state of Texas over its law that bans abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.news.yahoo.com
‘Our Warrior Princess’ honored: Memorial bench for Arianna Lopez unveiled at presentation
With a fourth wave of infections, more Americans are turning to ivermectin, a cheap drug used to kill worms and other parasites in humans and animals. The drug was even given to inmates at a jail in northwest Arkansas for COVID-19, despite federal warnings against that use. Some animal feed supply stores have run out of the drug because of people buying the veterinary form to try and treat COVID-19. Tablets are used for internal parasites while ointments are used to treat head lice and other skin infections. An NIH panel found “insufficient evidence” for or against the drug for COVID-19, calling for more large, well-designed trials.dailytimes.com
UT Health SA wants COVID-19 patients for drug study that includes Ivermectin
A new study will look at the effectiveness of existing drugs in fighting COVID-19. They include fluticasone, fluvoxamine, and ivermectin, an anti-parasitic made notorious by some patients' attempts to use the veterinary version intended for livestock.
Is deworming drug Ivermectin deemed a safe, effective treatment for COVID-19 right now?
There’s a question circulating right now around the country: Is the de-worming drug Ivermectin safe and effective to use as a COVID-19 treatment? We ran the question through our KSAT Trust Index, where our teams consult with doctors, researchers and experts about debated topics like this. Bowling said without finishing current clinical trials specific to COVID-19, there’s no way to determine safe doses, possible side effects, and of course, effectiveness. For that reason, combined with lack of FDA approval or emergency use authorization, the statement that ‘Ivermectin is deemed a safe and effective treatment for COVID-19 right now’, is being labeled Not True on our KSAT Trust Index. If you have a picture, video, post or claim you want us to check out, submit it on the KSAT Trust Index website.