Health Headlines for October 5, 2020

Trump doctors clear discharge, but not “out of the woods yet”

CBS News

The medical team treating President Trump said he has improved enough to return to the White House, but warned he is not yet fully in the clear.

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Use of Dexamethasone to treat Trump suggests severe Covid-19, experts say

The New York Times

Many of the measures cited by his doctors are reserved for patients severely affected by the coronavirus.

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CDC changed report on Covid and kids after Trump official’s request

Politico NY

As many school districts were still deciding whether to hold in-person classes, the CDC altered the title of a scientific report on the coronavirus and removed words like “pediatric” from its text, days after a Trump administration appointee requested similar changes.

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3 win Nobel Medicine Prize for discovering Hepatitus C virus

Associated Press

Two Americans and one British scientist have won the Nobel Prize for medicine for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus.

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Can the U.S. use its growing supply of rapid tests to stop the virus?

NPR

A new generation of faster, cheaper coronavirus tests is starting to hit the market. And some experts say these technologies could finally give the U.S. the ability to adopt a new, more effective testing strategy.

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New York City schools in Covid hot spots to close

Spectrum News

Schools in Rockland and Orange counties may also close due to the COVID case increase, though no decision has been made.

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