Coronavirus

Enrollment of 150 patients in phase 2b/3 trial of RLF-100™
Nov14

Enrollment of 150 patients in phase 2b/3 trial of RLF-100™

NeuroRx and Relief Therapeutics announce enrollment of 150 patients in phase 2b/3 trial of RLF-100™ for Critical COVID-19 with Respiratory Failure – Observations of rapid recovery noted on chest x-ray and no drug-related Serious Adverse Events reported NEWS PROVIDED BY NeuroRx  Nov 13, 2020, 05:00 ET RADNOR, Pa. and GENEVA, Nov. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NeuroRx, Inc. and Relief Therapeutics Holdings AG (SIX:RLF,OTCBB:RLFTF)...

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La Plata County Moves to ‘Level Orange: High Risk’
Nov14

La Plata County Moves to ‘Level Orange: High Risk’

La Plata County Moves to ‘Level Orange: High Risk’   by Claire Ninde | Nov 11, 2020 | Education/Health To reduce community transmission and slow a dramatic rise in cases that threatens our school learning models and our local economy, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are moving La Plata County to COVID-19 Level Orange: High Risk (formerly known as ‘Safer at...

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Fauci urges American public to double down on COVID-19 safety measures amid surge
Nov13

Fauci urges American public to double down on COVID-19 safety measures amid surge

Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called on Americans to double down on health precautions like wearing a mask or face covering, social distancing and more as COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country. Fauci told “Good Morning America” on Thursday that “What we need to do is what we’ve been talking about for some time now, but really doubling down on it. There are...

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County Enters into High-Risk for COVID-19
Nov12

County Enters into High-Risk for COVID-19

Coronavirus infections are increasing exponentially in Colorado, and La Plata County saw a 23 percent increase in confirmed cases over the cumulative total as of Nov. 6. Health officials warn that the county could be headed for another shutdown if residents don’t take health precautions more seriously.

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SJBPH’s CV-19 community testing site updates hours of operation
Nov11

SJBPH’s CV-19 community testing site updates hours of operation

SJBPH’s CV-19 community testing site updates hours of operation San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) updated its COVID-19 Community Testing Site hours of operation, effective Wednesday, Nov. 4. The new hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The testing site closes promptly at 4:30 p.m., so it is recommended that those needing testing arrive as early as possible....

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La Plata County Economic Development Alliance
Nov05

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance We are at a very critical juncture here in La Plata with COVID case count and transmittal rates that will determine the ability for businesses to remain at current operational capacity.  At a state level, the transmittal rates are experiencing an uncontrolled spread with current estimates of 1 in every 200 people in CO may be contagious with cases being over 175 per 100,000 people. The R0...

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NeuroRx, Inc. and Relief Therapeutics Holdings AG to continue as planned
Nov05

NeuroRx, Inc. and Relief Therapeutics Holdings AG to continue as planned

RADNOR, Pa. and GENEVA, Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NeuroRx, Inc. and Relief Therapeutics Holdings AG (SIX:RLF, OTCBB:RLFTF) (“Relief”) announced that the independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) met yesterday and voted unanimously that NCT 04311697 should continue as planned to its full enrollment of 165 patients. Specifically, the committee identified no safety concerns and viewed the study as capable of...

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The ‘dose’ of coronavirus
Nov02

The ‘dose’ of coronavirus

The ‘dose’ of coronavirus a person gets may determine how sick they get; masks could help By Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Andrea Kane, CNN Updated 1:23 AM ET, Mon November 2, 2020 (CNN)”The dose makes the poison” is an adage credited to Paracelsus, a Swiss physician-philosopher from the early Renaissance. Basically, it means that any substance can become toxic if given at a high enough concentration. Even too much...

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Fauci: We ‘Could Not Be Positioned More Poorly’ On COVID-19
Nov02

Fauci: We ‘Could Not Be Positioned More Poorly’ On COVID-19

Fauci: We ‘Could Not Be Positioned More Poorly’ On COVID-19 “We’re in for a whole lot of hurt,” warned the nation’s top infectious disease expert. By Mary Papenfuss The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, painted a grim future in a bombshell interview on COVID-19 with The Washington Post Saturday, warning that the nation “could not be positioned more poorly” to battle the pandemic. “We’re in for a whole lot of...

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SJBPH Moves La Plata County into More Restrictive ‘Safer at Home Level 2’
Oct31

SJBPH Moves La Plata County into More Restrictive ‘Safer at Home Level 2’

SJBPH Moves La Plata County into More Restrictive ‘Safer at Home Level 2’ Durango, Colorado, on a slow business day. by Claire Ninde | Oct 29, 2020 | Business, Education/Health Logically it follows, that when people are coming from many different places, the probability that somebody will be infected increases. Yet in the southwest corner of Colorado, tourism is thriving while case counts remain low, relative to other Colorado...

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Dr. Fauci Just Said if We’d Have to Lock Down
Oct29

Dr. Fauci Just Said if We’d Have to Lock Down

Dr. Fauci Just Said if We’d Have to Lock Down Alek Korab Wed, October 28, 2020, 8:51 AM MDT·4 mins read As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations soar, you must be wondering when, if ever, we will be asked to “lock down.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, spoke at the University of Melbourne’s virtual Conversations on COVID-19: A Global View with Dr Anthony Fauci and...

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Relief Therapeutics’ COVID-19 drug shows positive results ahead of trial readout
Oct22

Relief Therapeutics’ COVID-19 drug shows positive results ahead of trial readout

Relief Therapeutics’ COVID-19 drug shows positive results ahead of trial readout   Relief and NeuroRx are still awaiting the detailed results from rigorous randomised studies of RLF-100 (aviptadil) for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. However, in top-line results from an open-label prospective study of patients who had severe comorbidities that meant they were ineligible for the ongoing controlled phase 2/3b trial, RLF-100...

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Dr. Fauci: ‘It’s still not too late to vigorously apply good public-health measures’
Oct19

Dr. Fauci: ‘It’s still not too late to vigorously apply good public-health measures’

Dr. Fauci: ‘It’s still not too late to vigorously apply good public-health measures’   Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said: ‘Whenever we public-health officials talk about implementing public-health measures people think that we want to shut the country down. We don’t want to do that.’ GETTY IMAGES As winter approaches and the flu season begins, Dr. Anthony Fauci has some timely...

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Fauci on coronavirus herd immunity
Oct19

Fauci on coronavirus herd immunity

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks with Yahoo News’ Daniel Klaidman and Michael Isikoff. (Yahoo News) Fauci on coronavirus herd immunity: ‘That is nonsense and very dangerous’ Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday denounced the concept of herd immunity — the notion that if a large enough group of people contract an infection, it will ultimately stop the disease from spreading — calling it “nonsense” during an interview with Yahoo...

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Coronavirus can live on skin for 9 hours, Japanese researchers say
Oct09

Coronavirus can live on skin for 9 hours, Japanese researchers say

Researchers from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Japan found that the novel coronavirus can survive on human skin for approximately nine hours, which is significantly longer than the flu virus. The study, published in a journal of Oxford Academic in Clinical Infectious Diseases on Oct. 3, was a joint effort among the university’s Department of Infectious Diseases, Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and...

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Dr. Fauci contradicts Trump’s false claim that COVID-19 is as deadly as flu
Oct09

Dr. Fauci contradicts Trump’s false claim that COVID-19 is as deadly as flu

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, emphasized the dangers of COVID-19 on Tuesday, contradicting President Donald Trump’s false claim that the coronavirus was only as deadly as the flu. People infected with COVID-19 do display “flu-like” symptoms, Fauci said Tuesday in an interview with NBC News’ Kate Snow. But the damage the coronavirus can do “is very much different...

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Now the CDC confirms Covid-19 is airborne — here’s what that means for you
Oct09

Now the CDC confirms Covid-19 is airborne — here’s what that means for you

The Centers for Disease Control revised its Covid-19 guidelines on Monday to include that the novel coronavirus can be spread through aerosols, which “can linger in the air for minutes to hours” and travel farther than six feet. Until now it was understood that the coronavirus is spread is through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breathes, and experts still believe that is the main...

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Now the CDC confirms Covid-19 is airborne
Oct08

Now the CDC confirms Covid-19 is airborne

The Centers for Disease Control revised its Covid-19 guidelines on Monday to include that the novel coronavirus can be spread through aerosols, which “can linger in the air for minutes to hours” and travel farther than six feet. Until now it was understood that the coronavirus is spread is through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breathes, and experts still believe that is the main...

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Dr. Fauci Just Said How Exactly You’ll Catch COVID
Oct08

Dr. Fauci Just Said How Exactly You’ll Catch COVID

    Despite the politicization of the coronavirus, it has been a long-held thought on both sides of the aisle that people can transmit diseases to one another—why else would you recoil when someone sneezes on you? But a sneeze is one thing. The coronavirus is a particularly sneaky disease because it can be spread by people with no symptoms. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and member of the...

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Dr. Fauci Just Said the 4 Words You’ve Been Waiting to Hear
Oct04

Dr. Fauci Just Said the 4 Words You’ve Been Waiting to Hear

It feels like we’re at another turning point with the COVID pandemic. After weeks of declining coronavirus case numbers nationwide, we’ve had a change of luck and cases are now climbing in 32 states across the U.S., The New York Times reports. But it’s not all bad news, according to Anthony Fauci, MD. In a conversation with Wired editor at large Steven Levy published on Sept. 30, Fauci actually sounded optimistic,...

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