As experts from the medical field are rushing against the clock to find a cure for COVID-19, one New York doctor claims to have successfully healed around 500 patients using a cocktail of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin (Z-Pak), and zinc sulfate. The treatment plan of Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a board-certified family practitioner, has caught the attention of physicians around the world as well as President Trump. One America’s Caitlin Sinclair caught up with the New York doctor to discuss his success.
Vice President Mike Pence recently stated that the coronavirus is showing signs of stabilizing. While speaking Wednesday, he said the protocols in place are working.
A line of people were seen stretched around the block in Hialeah, Florida in violation of the state’s social distancing guidelines. However, the people risking their health had no choice as standing in line Tuesday was the only way to get an application for unemployment after the county’s online application portal crashed and those who tried to calling the hotline were forced to wait for hours on hold.
New York City officials are under the microscope after reports popped up showing they auctioned off their ventilator stockpile. On Monday, a 2006 New York City response plan to the bird flu, also known as avian influenza, was dug up to review how officials prepared for it.
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the U.S., new data shows promise that some states may be approaching the pandemic’s peak. During a televised address on Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) reviewed the progress of the virus through his state, which showed a possible flattening of the pandemic’s curve.
U.S. Navy officials confirmed a crew member aboard the USNS Comfort has tested positive for the coronavirus. This came after the Comfort and Mercy began treating COVID-19 patients in New York and Los Angeles respectively. Officials have said the case will not impact medical operations.
President Trump has said the next two weeks will be the toughest for Americans as the country nears the peak of the pandemic. During Saturday’s White House briefing, the president emphasized that saving lives is his administration’s top priority.
A tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus. Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger, developed a dry cough and was tested out of an abundance of caution.
The Pentagon is ramping up relief operations in New York amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed his department will deploy an additional 1,100 military doctors, nurses and other personnel to the state.