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Coronavirus surges across Midwest strain staffing, intensive care capacity

As the U.S. broke past 100,000 new daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday, some states across the Midwest reported grappling with strained staffing and nearing intensive care capacity, per news reports. Across Minnesota, for instance, state director of infectious disease Kris Ehresmann said 92% of beds in intensive care units (ICUs) were full, per the Duluth News… Read More »

Gilead’s revenue rises 17% driven by sales of coronavirus treatment remdesivir

Gilead Sciences reported stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings on Wednesday as sales of its coronavirus treatment remdesivir touted by President Donald Trump drove revenue up by 17% from last year. Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir, selling under the brand name Veklury, last week became the first and only treatment granted full approval by the U.S. Food and Drug… Read More »

Pence to continue campaigning after ‘close contact’ staff contract coronavirus

Loading the player… While a number of people in Mike Pence‘s inner circle recently tested positive for COVID-19, the vice president reportedly has no plans to cancel his scheduled campaign events with the General Election drawing within a week away. Pence apparently does not plan to self-quarantine to be sure not to spread coronavirus under… Read More »

Coronavirus hospitalizations in this state just reached another record high

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in one state in the Midwest, an area of the country that is currently seeing a surge of new COVID-19 cases, have reached a record high — again.  Iowa on Tuesday reported some 564 hospitalizations, an increase from Monday’s 561, which also marked a record high, the Des Moines Register reported.  As of Tuesday morning,… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb: U.S. about ‘a week away from a rapid acceleration’ of coronavirus cases

Dr. Scott Gottlieb is warning that the United States is about “a week away from seeing a rapid acceleration in cases” of Covid-19 as the number of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations surge. In an interview on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Monday evening, the former FDA chief in the Trump administration explained that… Read More »