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Solar wind evolution imaged for the first time

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The solar wind nearest the sun is structured in distinct rays, much like a child’s simple drawing of the sun. However, as it approaches Earth, the solar wind becomes gusty and turbulent. Now, scientists using NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) say they have imaged the boundary between the sun’s corona and the solar wind where…

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In the rush to innovate for COVID-19 drugs, sound science is still essential

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Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have been at the center of debate in recent weeks over which drugs should be used to treat COVID-19. Neither product has strong evidence to support use for this purpose, and small studies reported to date have either had significant flaws or failed to demonstrate effect.

Nonetheless, the president can’t seem to stop pushing them, arguing that patients have nothing to lose. As physicians, bioethicists and drug law experts, we have a responsibility to inject caution here. As public officials and scientists rush to innovate, no one should overlook the critical role of strong regulatory protections in supporting our ability to actually figure out which drugs work against COVID-19. Weakening commitment to science and evidence during this crisis truly would be “a cure worse” than the disease.

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Increasingly detached Trump frequently fantasizes about proving critics wrong about unproven coronavirus treatment: report

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President Donald Trump is leaning on the comfort of Fox News pals, Rudy Giuliani and his family as the coronavirus overwhelms his presidency and keeps him from the campaign trail.

The president has grown even more detached and distrustful of the government he oversees and the medical experts trying to guide him through the pandemic, and he's betting heavily on the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a miracle cure for the virus, reported The Daily Beast.

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America is drinking its way through the coronavirus crisis – that means more health woes ahead

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In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, it has become easier to buy alcohol than toilet paper or eggs.

Across the U.S., governors are terming alcohol sales an essential business and loosening restrictions to permit home delivery and carryout cocktails, throwing an economic lifeline to one group of small businesses.

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