News Clips for March 25, 2020

Warm, humid weather could slow coronavirus, new research finds

The novel coronavirus pandemic that has killed thousands, sickened more than 350,000 and sent major economies into a tailspin may be slowed by the upcoming changing of the seasons, several preliminary studies suggest. However, the research on how the novel coronavirus behaves in various temperature and humidity levels is only just getting underway.

As Utah COVID-19 cases near 300, how one hard-hit county is battling the virus

As Utah’s coronavirus numbers continue to rise, state and county officials are grappling with a dilemma: How to flatten the curve without being too intrusive on businesses and residents’ decisions.

Governor Herbert announces Utah's plan for recovery from coronavirus

Governor Gary Herbert has unveiled a plan he said could help Utah recover from the COVID-19 crisis, helping to reduce the pandemic and salvage the state's economy.

'Lifesaving' lupus drug in short supply after Trump touts possible coronavirus treatment

For nearly 30 years, Bonnie Lieberman has relied on a drug called Plaquenil to prevent a flare-up of symptoms associated with lupus: rashes, debilitating fatigue, "swollen, hot, painful joints."

Utah pharmacy board urges slow steps on using malaria drugs to treat coronavirus

The state of Utah wants to slow down panic buying of two drugs that some health officials — and President Donald Trump — have touted as a potential treatment for coronavirus.

Doctors Are Hoarding Drug Trump Hyped—for Themselves

On Sunday, Katherine Rowland, a pharmacist in Eugene, Oregon, got a call from a dentist who wanted her to fill prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that President Donald Trump has hyped as a possible treatment for the new coronavirus.