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The Best Hopes for a Coronavirus Drug (The Atlantic)

If there is a way to stop COVID-19, it will be by blocking its proteins from hijacking, suppressing, and evading humans’ cellular...

What is Actually Known about Trump’s Malaria Drug? (The Atlantic)

What is actually known about hydroxychloroquine, the drug the president is fixated on recommending for COVID-19 Source: The Atlantic

FDA issues emergency authorization of anti-malaria drug for coronavirus care (Politico)

The drugs have been championed by President Donald Trump for treatment despite scant evidence. Source: Politico

Blood from people who recover from coronavirus could provide a treatment (Washington Post)

People who recover from the coronavirus could play an essential role in fighting the disease -- by donating plasma (called "convalescent plasma")...

Scientists, under pressure, try to balance speed and safety on coronavirus vaccine research (NBC News)

“This is not just fixing a plane while it’s flying — it’s fixing a plane that’s flying while its blueprints are still...

New coronavirus research suggests vaccines developed to treat it could be long-lasting (Techcrunch)

A new study from Italian researchers suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is the cause of the COVID-19 disease currently causing a...

How blood from coronavirus survivors might save lives (Nature)

New York City researchers hope antibody-rich plasma can keep people out of intensive care. Source: Nature

Which Covid-19 drugs work best? (MIT)

The first clinical trial results of COVID-19 drugs like chloroquine had mixed results. Source: MIT Technology Review

Drug makers are racing to develop immune therapies for Covid-19. Will they be ready in time? (STAT)

Antibodies from blood plasma present myriad hurdles: They have to be kept cold and must be infused into patients rather than swallowed....

Hundreds of Scientists Scramble to Find a Coronavirus Treatment (NY Times)

In an ambitious international collaboration, researchers have “mapped” proteins in the coronavirus and identified 50 drugs to test against it.

Scientists were close to a coronavirus vaccine years ago. Then the money dried up. (NBC News)

"We just could not generate much interest," a researcher said of the difficulty in getting funding to test the vaccine in humans.