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Testing blunders crippled U.S. response as coronavirus spread

March 24, 2020, 12:45pm Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of missteps at the nation’s top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the pandemic spread across the country like wildfire, an Associated Press review found. Read story

Volunteers sew masks for health workers facing shortages

March 24, 2020, 11:51am Health

CHICAGO (AP) — Bill Purdue waterproofs basements for a living, but he has spent the past few days in his buddy's Washington, Indiana, auto trim and upholstery shop cutting rectangles of cotton fabric that his friend sews into face masks. Read story

Clark County confirms three new COVID-19 cases

March 24, 2020, 11:13am Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed three more COVID-19 cases Tuesday, all people in their 40s. Read story

Husband dies, wife critical after taking chloroquine phosphate to prevent COVID-19

March 24, 2020, 9:10am Health

PHOENIX — A Phoenix-area man has died and his wife was in critical condition after the couple took chloroquine phosphate, an additive used to clean fish tanks that is also found in an anti-malaria medication that’s been touted by President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19. Read story

Can blood from coronavirus survivors treat the newly ill?

March 24, 2020, 9:09am Health

WASHINGTON — Hospitals are gearing up to test if a century-old treatment used to fight off flu and measles outbreaks in the days before vaccines, and tried more recently against SARS and Ebola, just might work for COVID-19, too: using blood donated from patients who’ve recovered. Read story

98.6 not really ‘normal’ anymore

March 24, 2020, 6:05am Health

CHICAGO — For centuries, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit was said to be the average, normal body temperature. It’s not. Read story

Study: Blood type factor in virus cases

March 24, 2020, 6:05am Health

People with type A blood are more likely to catch coronavirus and die from it, according to a new study published in Wuhan, China. Read story

Best ways to disinfect for virus

March 24, 2020, 6:03am Health

Brand-name disinfectants are flying off store shelves, snatched up by shoppers looking for effective weapons against the novel coronavirus. Read story

Virus can leave elderly in Clark County isolated

March 24, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Health

Even though people 60 and older should stay home to protect themselves from COVID-19, they can avoid feelings of isolation with a bit of creativity, several experts said. Read story

Clark County looks to house affected homeless

March 24, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Health

Clark County Community Services is searching for motels to house homeless people who need to be quarantined or isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story