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In chloroquine’s shadow

Antiviral remdesivir, now in clinical trials here, could be the best hope to combat COVID-19. But statements by President Trump have put the spotlight on antimalarial drugs of unproven effectiveness against the coronavirus.

Providers equipped to tackle rising COVID-19 cases

For the next two weeks, Monroe County’s health care resources are adequate to deal with the still-growing number of coronavirus cases. After that, keeping the advance of the virus in check will depend on the success of social-distancing efforts.

Nursing homes’ coronavirus response

With two COVID-19 cases already identified at area skilled nursing and senior living complexes, officials have put in place tight restrictions to protect against spread of the disease among residents and staff.

In chloroquine’s shadow

Antiviral remdesivir, now in clinical trials here, could be the best hope to combat COVID-19. But statements by President Trump have put the spotlight on antimalarial drugs of unproven effectiveness against the coronavirus.

Providers equipped to tackle rising COVID-19 cases

For the next two weeks, Monroe County’s health care resources are adequate to deal with the still-growing number of coronavirus cases. After that, keeping the advance of the virus in check will depend on the success of social-distancing efforts.

Nursing homes’ coronavirus response

With two COVID-19 cases already identified at area skilled nursing and senior living complexes, officials have put in place tight restrictions to protect against spread of the disease among residents and staff.

A lifesaving lesson from 1918

As Rochester’s effective response to the Spanish flu illustrates, what we do now about COVID-19 really matters.

A millennial takes the lead

The White House Task Force on Coronavirus recently appealed to millennials to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In Washington D.C., Param Jaggi, has taken that role seriously. Will others follow?

Upstate CEOs pledge to fight COVID-19

Upstate Venture Connect has formed a coalition of CEOs from emerging technology companies in the region to navigate the coronavirus crisis. These business leaders are pledging to fight the virus in their workplaces and support community efforts.

Rochester and the coronavirus crisis

The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption to Rochester. Most Beacon readers, however, are optimistic about the region’s ability to respond effectively to the health and economic emergency.