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Any COVID-19 ‘Cure’ Is a Scam

This is your periodic reminder that there is still no known cure, nor specific pharmaceutical preventative or treatment, for COVID-19. So if anybody is selling one, it’s a scam.

Why Your Positive Coronavirus Antibody Test Might Be Wrong

Why Your Positive Coronavirus Antibody Test Might Be Wrong

The U.S. CDC has released new guidelines on antibody testing that note it’s possible for a test that’s 90-95% accurate to deliver incorrect positive results more than half the time. That sounds shocking, but it can be true—and it’s important to understand why, if you’re considering getting tested or have…

Chloroquine Is Not A Ready-To-Go Wonder Drug For COVID-19

Chloroquine Is Not A Ready-To-Go Wonder Drug For COVID-19

Chloroquine is a drug used to treat malaria and other conditions, and the President tweeted recently that it should “be put in use IMMEDIATELY” to treat COVID-19. Unfortunately that’s not how experts feel about it, so please for the love of god do not ask your doctor friend to sneak…