JAMA study shows spike on hydroxychloroquine prescriptions as pandemic struck. The spike quickly dropped but overall there were almost a half million extra prescriptions in 10 weeks.

Here’s what recent polls tell us about coronavirus attitudes in the United States.

Officials are forced to rely on evolving data to make quick and crucial decisions.


“The crisis has highlighted the human toll of our broken health-care system,” says Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

People are more willing to give the benefit of the doubt to a governor within their own party.

Federal investigators found most facilities have violated federal guidelines at least once.

Research finds stay-at-home orders made a big difference, but not school closings.

The biotech company hasn’t even given a full report on the first phase of several clinical trials.

The civil liberties group says they would especially harm service-sector workers.

Rick Bright warned the process could take longer than 18 months.

A new site rating states’ progress combating coronavirus shows 30 states are making progress.

This includes governors in red and blue states.

The administration says testing three million people a week is sufficient for reopening.

Some substance abuse treatment centers are being denied funding.

That is, if they’re able to meet while the virus still spreads.

Equipment, testing and staff shortages are plaguing Maryland nursing homes.

Covid-19 cases are growing at a faster rate in rural counties.

The plateau is real: Overall cases and deaths are holding steady and even growing in some states and counties.

About 20,000 people texted the hotline last month, compared with 1,790 texts in April 2019, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The pressure’s on to reopen as their economies get crushed.

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