COVID-19 News

COVID-19 News

A collection of features and news articles published in ASH Clinical News related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into Federal Contributions to Remdesivir Development

A letter penned by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), of the Senate Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who chairs the...

NIH Awards $249 Million to Seven Companies for COVID-19 Diagnostic Development

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $249 million in grants to seven medical diagnostic companies making new coronavirus diagnostic technology, in hopes...

How Well Do Antibody Tests Detect Mild COVID-19 Infection?

An Oxford University study of more than 9,000 health-care workers suggests antibody tests are not effective for people who had only a mild COVID-19...

NIH-Sponsored COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Launch with 30,000 Volunteers

Phase III clinical trials to evaluate mRNA-1273, an investigational vaccine against COVID-19 developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and drug developer Moderna,...
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Inflammatory Biomarkers at Presentation May Predict Thrombosis in COVID-19

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have identified several markers at presentation that predict coagulation-associated complications in patients with COVID-19: elevated D-dimer, C-reactive...

Medicine’s New Virtual Reality

Providers discuss the almost overnight adoption of telemedicine – and their hopes for its future. When asked how often telehealth or virtual patient visits...

FDA Releases Statistical Guidance for Clinical Trials Affected by COVID-19

The FDA has released new guidance regarding statistical considerations for clinical trials affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of maintaining integrity of...

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Pooled Sample Testing for COVID-19

The FDA reissued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Quest Diagnostics SARS-CoV-2 rRT-PCR test for COVID-19 diagnostic use with pooled samples containing up...

Two Studies Debunk Connection Between Blood Type and COVID-19 Risk

Two recent studies, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, did not find significant evidence that blood...

5.4 Million Americans Lost Employer-Based Health Insurance Due to Pandemic

A study released by the nonpartisan consumer advocacy group Families USA estimates that 5.4 million American workers lost their employer-based health insurance between February...
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August 2020 Volume 6, Issue 10

This issue looks at the rapid expansion of telemedicine, explores access to leukemia treatment in Brazil, and more.

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