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  • COVID-19 cases in US may be 10 times higher than what’s reported, CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said on a call with reporters Thursday.
  • The FDA has identified an extremely toxic ingredient, Methanol (wood alcohol), found in hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico. Brands to avoid include: All-Clean; Esk Biochem; CleanCare NoGerm; Lavar 70; The Good Gel; and Saniderm Advanced. If you have been exposed to methanol, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Scientists claim an inexpensive and widely used steroid, dexamethasone, could reduce COVID-19 deaths from the severely ill by up to one third.
  • The FDA has revoked emergency authorization of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.
  • Red Cross announced testing of all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies.
  • Many COVID-19 screening tests were rapidly approved and rolled out for emergency use, but we still don’t know how effective they are. Experts urge more robust research to produce evidence of the tests’ accuracy.
  • A team of researchers at Scripps Research Institute in Florida suspect the virus may have mutated into a second, more infectious strain. This research has not yet been peer reviewed and requires further investigation.
  • A new report shows wearing face masks saves thousands of lives, pointing to the prevalence of airborne transmission.
  • An early report showed a possible increased risk of complications arising from COVID-19 infection for those with blood type A-positive and a possible protective effect for people with blood type O. 
  • Health experts are learning more about how COVID-19 attacks different parts of the body and how to fight back.
  • A recent government study showed that pregnant women infected with coronavirus are more likely to be hospitalized than non-pregnant women with coronavirus.
  • A preliminary study by Reuters showed that severe cases of COVID-19 can cause brain damage. Of the 125 cases studied, 77 experienced stroke complications.
  • Check here for the latest  COVID-19 statistics.