• There are already 72 drugs in human trials for coronavirus in the US. With hundreds more on the way, a top drug regulator warns we could run out of researchers to test them all

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    Drug companies are flooding the space with treatment ideas for the novel coronavirus. A top US regulator warned Thursday that conducting all of these proposed studies will be a challenge.
    Dr. Janet Woodcock, the longtime director of the US Food and Drug Administration's drug division, said the agency has received over 950 proposals for coronavirus treatments.
    "That's a rather overwhelming amount in such a short time," said Woodcock, who has been at the FDA since 1986.
    "Although we may not run out of patients, unfortunately, we may run out of research personnel and time...
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  • The coronavirus pandemic could leave 'a profound economic impact' on the Pentagon

    The coronavirus pandemic could leave 'a profound economic impact' on the Pentagon

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    The coronavirus and related economic slowdown is affecting the defense industry, disrupting work by major firms and smaller suppliers alike.
    In the longer-term, however, a nationwide economic contraction caused by the pandemic could mean more dramatic budget cuts for which the Pentagon isn't prepared.
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    The Pentagon's top acquisition official said this week that the Defense Department expects the economic impact of the coronavirus on supply chains to delay major weapons programs for three...
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  • A statewide antibody study estimates that 21% of New York City residents have had the coronavirus, Cuomo says

    A statewide antibody study estimates that 21% of New York City residents have had the coronavirus, Cuomo says

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    A preliminary study surveyed 3,000 New Yorkers across 19 counties in the state and found that 13.9% tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.
    The rate was higher in New York City, where 21.2% of residents had antibodies, indicating they were infected with the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.
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    A statewide antibody study found that 21.2% of New York City residents have been infected with the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.
    The study tested 3,000 New York residents statewide at grocery...
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  • Theodore Roosevelt sailors organized a thank-you for Marines helping them during quarantine in Guam

    Theodore Roosevelt sailors organized a thank-you for Marines helping them during quarantine in Guam

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    Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt organized shows of gratitude for the Marines and other personnel who've been assisting them during their quarantine in Guam.
    A video shared by the Facebook page of the Navy's Commander Task Force 75 highlighted a recent swarm of letters sailors have left outside their hotel doors for the Marines.
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    Sailors from the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt may be isolated in quarantine on Guam, but that hasn't prevented them from expressing...
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  • US Navy finishes testing every sailor on aircraft carrier hit by coronavirus, with over 800 testing positive

    US Navy finishes testing every sailor on aircraft carrier hit by coronavirus, with over 800 testing positive

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    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaylianna Genier
    The US Navy has finished testing the entire crew of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, the service announced Thursday.
    Since the outbreak began a month ago, 840 sailors assigned to the carrier have tested positive for the virus.
    The carrier is mostly empty at the moment, as around 88% of the crew has been moved ashore in Guam, where the ship has been sidelined for weeks.
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    One month after the first coronavirus cases appeared on the USS...
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