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PA Defends Against License Suspension for COVID Treatment

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A physician assistant who runs a pediatric clinic in Washington State says he’ll fight against a license suspension over prescribing ivermectin as a cure for COVID, among other allegations. The suspension stemmed from allegations against Scott C. Miller, PA-C, by at […]

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Doctors Grow Increasingly Frustrated Over COVID-19 Denial

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 patient’s health was deteriorating quickly at a Michigan hospital, but he was having none of the doctor’s diagnosis. Despite dangerously low oxygen levels, the unvaccinated man didn’t think he was that sick and got so irate over a hospital […]

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Biden Vaccine Mandate Splits US on Party Lines: AP-NORC Poll

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A survey of Americans on President Joe Biden’s plan to require most workers to get either vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19 finds a deep and familiar divide: Democrats are overwhelmingly for it, while most Republicans are against it. With the […]

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Eosinophilic GI Disease May Offer Protection Against Poor COVID-19 Outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new analysis supports other work suggesting that eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) may protect against severe SARS-CoV-2 illness. “Though no specific conclusions can be made about mechanisms driving these observations, it is plausible that the reduced expression of ACE2/TMPRSS2 and the eosinophilic disease itself may play a protective role in […]

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Official: Ruling Means S. Carolina Schools Can Require Masks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — School districts in South Carolina now have the authority to require masks and should check with their lawyers on what kind of accommodations they need to make for medically vulnerable students, the state’s education chief said Wednesday. […]

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Children and COVID: New Cases Topped 200,000

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Weekly COVID-19 cases in children dropped again, but the count remained above 200,000 for the fifth consecutive week, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.   Over that 5-week span since the end of August, in […]