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New study casts doubt on hyrdoxychloroquine’s effectiveness in treating coronavirus

In a prime example of why President Trump shouldn’t be endorsing any unproven potential treatments for the novel coronavirus behind the current global pandemic, a new small-scale study by researchers in China indicates that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine actually isn’t any more effective than standard, existing best practice for conventional care of patients with the ...

FDA now allows treatment of life-threatening COVID-19 cases using blood from patients who have recovered

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its rules around use of experimental treatments for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to include use of ‘convalescent plasma,’ in cases where the patient’s life is seriously or immediately threatened. This isn’t an approval of the procedure as a certified treatment, but rather an emergency clearance that ...

Stocks blast higher on expectation of sweeping federal action

There are no free market fanatics on corporate boards the moment the economy wobbles. Today makes the point, with stocks shooting higher on the back of news that a sweeping federal package of aid and stimulus should soon pass Congress. The goal of the financial package is to blunt the impact of COVID-19-related market disruptions ...

Hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine and other potential COVID-19 treatments explained

During two of this week’s White House briefings, President Trump referred specifically to two potential treatments that have been identified by medical researchers and clinicians, and that have undergone various degrees of investigation and testing in the ongoing fight against the global coronavirus pandemic. It’s important to note upfront that regardless of what you may ...

Open-source project spins up 3D-printed ventilator validation prototype in just one week

In a great example of what can happen when smart, technically-oriented people come together in a time of need, an open-source hardware project started by a group including Irish entrepreneur Colin Keogh and Breeze Automation CEO and co-founder Gui Calavanti has produced a prototype ventilator using 3D-printed parts and readily available, inexpensive material. The ventilator ...

Jared Kushner apparently got coronavirus advice from a Facebook group

03.13.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

When White House Senior Adviser (and presidential son-in-law) Jared Kushner needed resources to help fight the frightening coronavirus outbreak, he reportedly turned to the same place your kooky aunt might: Facebook. Politico reported on Friday that ... ...

US is preparing to ban foreign-made drones from government use

The Trump administration is preparing an executive order to ban federal departments and agencies from buying or using foreign-made drones, citing a risk to national security, TechCrunch has learned. The draft order, which was drafted in the past few weeks and seen by TechCrunch, would effectively ban both foreign-made drones or drones made with foreign ...

Photo of Trump’s shockingly orange face launches a thousand memes

02.08.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Donald Trump's face is making America do a double take again. On Friday, photographer William Moon, who posts his photos on the Twitter account @photowhitehouse, captured a photo of the president walking across the South Lawn of the White House after... ...

Buttigieg’s CISO resigns, leaving no known cybersecurity chiefs among the 2020 candidates

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has lost his campaign’s chief information security officer, who cited “differences” with the campaign over its security practices. **** Baccio, who served under the former South Bend mayor’s campaign for the White House, left his position earlier this month. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. TechCrunch also confirmed Baccio’s ...

Here’s the deal with the White House’s confusing ‘first snow of the year’ tweet

01.13.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

The White House is copping some negative feedback after posting a picture appearing to herald the year's first snowfall. Why? The temperature hit a high of 70 degrees Farenheit (21.1 C) that day. On a balmy Sunday evening in January, the White House ... ...