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Experts skeptical after researchers report positive vaccine results

Experts skeptical after researchers report positive vaccine results

Researchers in China reported results from one of the first Covid-19 vaccine trials Friday, but experts who spoke to CNN were skeptical of their findings and called the data lukewarm. In a study published in the medical journal The Lancet, researchers said their vaccine was well-tolerated and generated an immune response against the novel coronavirus.…MORE

CDC and 11 states acknowledge mixing results of viral and antibody tests

CDC and 11 states acknowledge mixing results of viral and antibody tests

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged on Friday it had mixed together results from viral and antibody coronavirus tests on its website. Eleven states also confirmed mixing viral and antibody test results. The CDC says it’s planning to separate those numbers in the coming weeks, but experts say the current method is…MORE

WHO says 80 million babies are missing out on routine childhood vaccines

WHO says 80 million babies are missing out on routine childhood vaccines

As many as 80 million babies worldwide are missing out on routine childhood vaccines because of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said Friday. The pandemic has disrupted vaccination programs in at least 68 countries, according to a joint news release by WHO, the global vaccine initiative Gavi, the United National Children’s Fund UNICEF…MORE

Covid-19 appears to attack placenta during pregnancy, study says

Covid-19 appears to attack placenta during pregnancy, study says

A small study of 16 pregnant women who tested positive for Covid-19 found evidence of injury to the placenta, the organ that acts as the gut, kidneys, liver and lungs for a fetus during pregnancy. Pathological exams completed directly following birth found evidence of insufficient blood flow from the mother to the fetus and blood…MORE

Large study finds drug Trump touted for Covid-19 is linked to greater risk of death and heart arrhythmia

Large study finds drug Trump touted for Covid-19 is linked to greater risk of death and heart arrhythmia

Seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine were more likely to die or develop dangerous irregular heart rhythms, according to a large observational study published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet. President Donald Trump has been a frequent cheerleader for a combination of the antimalarial hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin…MORE

A Special Message to the Class of 2020: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s podcast for May 22

Graduates all over the country heard virtual commencement speeches from actors, activists, presidents and more. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives his own advice about going out into the world, finding purpose and leading the way. You can listen on your favorite podcast app or read the transcript below. Dr.…MORE

Sales of drug touted by Trump have been soaring

Sales of drug touted by Trump have been soaring

Retail sales of the anti-malarial drug President Donald Trump has promoted as a potential coronavirus cure — and claims to be taking himself — have been soaring. The drug, hydroxychloroquine, has been around for decades but was thrust into the spotlight this spring when Trump began mentioning its name dozens of times during coronavirus briefings.…MORE