How much freedom should front-line clinicians have in treating Covid-19 patients with unproven drugs? The question opened up a civil war in some hospitals.
Dr. Sapan Desai, who supplied the data for two prominent and later retracted studies, is said to have a history of cutting corners and misrepresenting information in pursuit of his ambitions.
Despite a history of success in public health crises, the country has one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks.
The man behind Trump’s favorite unproven treatment has made a great career assailing orthodoxy. His claim of a 100 percent cure rate shocked scientists around the world.
The president’s Covid-19 response has extended the administration’s longstanding practice of undermining scientific expertise for political purposes.
Prescriptions for two antimalarial drugs jumped by 46 times the average when the president praised them on TV. There’s no proof they work against Covid-19.
A cult of personality is no match for a pandemic.
A panel of experts said there was insufficient evidence about many drugs that have been considered as possible remedies for coronavirus patients, including some President Trump has advocated.
There will be no quick return to our previous lives, according to nearly two dozen experts. But there is hope for managing the scourge now and in the long term.
A government report found medical facilities stretched to capacity and in need of everything from ventilators to thermometers. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain was in the hospital. Iran moved to end a shutdown of businesses.
How Dr. Vladimir Zelenko’s claims for his coronavirus treatment spread from a New York village all the way to President Trump.