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WHO opens door to broader use of masks to limit spread of coronavirus

By Stephanie Nebehay and Andrea Shalal GENEVA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Friday said that medical masks should be prioritised for health workers, but it opened the door to

Tricuspid TVR tied to better outcomes in severe tricuspid regurgitation

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Transcatheter edge-to-edge tricuspid valve repair (TTVR) was associated with reductions in hospitalizations for heart failure and in postprocedural

EXPLAINER - How an old tuberculosis vaccine might help fight the new coronavirus

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters) - There is no vaccine against the novel coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, that is spreading rapidly around the world. But scientists in several countries are testing a

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy promising for oligometastatic prostate cancer

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) improved outcomes for men with recurrent hormone-sensitive oligometastatic prostate cancer in the phase-2

'They just sedate them;' coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

By Nacho Doce and Nathan Allen MADRID (Reuters) - As Spain struggles desperately to cope with almost 120,000 coronavirus infections, it barely has the strength to help its overwhelmed care homes and

EXCLUSIVE-Jump in Jakarta funerals raises fears of unreported coronavirus deaths

By Tom Allard, Kanupriya Kapoor and Stanley Widianto JAKARTA (Reuters) - The number of funerals in Jakarta rose sharply in March, a development the governor of Indonesia's capital city said suggested

Even with no respiratory symptoms, infants with COVID-19 can spread virus

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Describing the case of a SARS-CoV-2 positive 6-month-old infant who was admitted to a Singapore hospital and kept in isolation there, researchers found viral

Maternal biologics for inflammatory disease not tied to congenital abnormalities

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women with inflammatory systemic diseases who take biologics during pregnancy are not at increased risk for preterm delivery or congenital abnormalities after

French doctor apologises for suggesting COVID-19 treatment be tested in Africa

By Reuters Staff DAKAR (Reuters) - A French doctor apologised on Friday for suggesting a possible treatment for COVID-19 should be tested in Africa, after the remarks sparked an outcry on social media

Millions of women feared at risk of backstreet abortions during pandemic

By Sonia Elks LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of women and girls may be forced to carry unwanted pregnancies or risk unsafe backstreet abortions as the coronavirus lockdowns restrict

Italy looks to safeguard biomedical valley leading fight against COVID-19

By Stephen Jewkes MILAN (Reuters) - Italy plans to tighten health checks to ensure that work is not disrupted in a small northern town specialising in the production of medical supplies to tackle its

SARS-CoV-2 antibodies emerge within two weeks after COVID-19 infection

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For most patients with COVID-19, antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 emerge within 15 days after the onset of infection, researchers in China report. Currently,

Masks do reduce spread of flu and some coronaviruses, study finds

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers who studied the effect of surgical masks on the transmission of other

Italy experts say reliable coronavirus antibody test may be ready soon

By Giselda Vagnoni and Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) - A reliable antibody blood test to find out who has already had the coronavirus would give a better picture of the extent of Italy's epidemic and

Intensified drug regimen may prevent intrapartum HIV transmission after late cART start

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Perinatal antiretroviral intensification may prevent intrapartum transmission of HIV in women who start combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) late in

Thyroid dysfunction with checkpoint inhibitors more common than thought

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Thyroid dysfunction following cancer treatment with an immune-checkpoint inhibitor appears to be much more common than was previously reported in clinical

AI tool improves detection of bone fractures on x-rays

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An artificial-intelligence tool outperforms radiologists in flagging fractures on imaging and may help get more patients at risk for osteoporosis on

Obstetric providers face special risks during pandemic

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two women with no COVID-19 symptoms admitted to a New York City hospital for routine labor induction developed symptomatic infection after delivery and

Doctors should reach out to OCD patients during COVID-19, experts say

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) – People with obsessive-compulsive disorder and related anxiety issues may face greater stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, and doctors should reach out to them, the

Paternal acitretin exposure not tied to malformations in offspring

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The psoriasis drug acitretin is highly teratogenic before and during pregnancy, but paternal exposure appears to have no such impact, according to Danish

Rivaroxaban-aspirin combo effective with, without diabetes

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The combination of low-dose rivaroxaban and aspirin improves outcomes, including mortality, in patients who have atherosclerosis with or without diabetes,

Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic

By Edward McAllister and Antoine Rolland DAKAR/BANGUI (Reuters) - Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because

SPECIAL REPORT- How the COVID-19 lockdown will take its own toll on health

By M.B. Pell and Benjamin Lesser NEW YORK (Reuters)It's the most dramatic government intervention into our lives since World War II. To fight the coronavirus outbreak, governments across the globe

REFILE-Risk of coronavirus transmission through tears appears low, but jury still out

(Adds slug, no change to article text) By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission through tears of infected

Risk of coronavirus transmission through tears appears low, but jury still out

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission through tears of infected patients appears to be low, suggests a new

Many COVID-19 patients test positive for virus after symptoms resolve

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As many as half of patients with COVID-19 infection continue to test positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus as late as eight days after symptoms resolve,

Bullying common among surgeons

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Four in ten surgeons say they've been bullied, with many too worried about reprisals to report it, a new study finds. In the survey of 775 U.S. surgeons, women were

EXCLUSIVE-Sanofi can produce millions of doses of potential coronavirus drug -CEO

By Matthias Blamont and Michael Erman PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi SA will be able to provide millions of doses of hydroxychloroquine for patients with the illness caused by the novel coronavirus if the

U.S. officials redistribute protective gear seized from alleged hoarder

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials said on Thursday they would distribute a stockpile of personal protective equipment, including 192,000 N95 respirator masks, which they seized

Catheter-based renal denervation reduces blood pressure

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Catheter-based renal denervation safely lowers blood pressure in the absence of antihypertensive medications, according to results from the sham-controlled

Osimertinib may be beneficial for NSCLC patients with intracranial metastasis

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis support a possible role for osimertinib in the management of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients

Evolocumab reduces lipid levels in patients with HIV and dyslipidemia

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The PCSK9 antibody evolocumab reduces lipid levels in patients with HIV and dyslipidemia, according to findings from the randomized BEIJERINCK study. "The

Two-thirds of mantle-cell cancer patients show complete response to CAR T-cell treatment

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - A CAR T-cell therapy produced a complete response in 67% of 60 patients with mantle-cell lymphoma, all of whom had failed to be cured by established treatment,

Should biologic therapy in dermatology be interrupted during the pandemic?

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic has raised concerns about whether biologic therapy could make psoriasis patients more susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, the

Britain looking at virus immunity certificates but more research needed

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is looking at issuing immunity certificates to people who have developed resistance to the coronavirus, but there needs to be more research into the science

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor

(updates headline) By Brad Brooks (Reuters) - The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate much higher than in New

UPDATE 1-Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate 7 times New York's? Obesity is a factor

(Updates with mortality rate comparison in paragraph 6) By Brad Brooks (Reuters) - The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita

EXCLUSIVE-Opioid supply crunch for U.S. coronavirus patients prompts appeal to relax limits

By Dan Levine (Reuters) - U.S. doctors running out of narcotics needed for COVID-19 patients on ventilators are asking the federal government to raise production limits for drugmakers, according to a

U.S. eases ban on gay blood donors amid coronavirus

By Matthew Lavietes NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States eased its policy on gay and bisexual men donating blood on Thursday due to rising concerns about blood supplies during the

Mistrustful of state, Brazil slum hires own doctors to fight virus

By Stephen Eisenhammer SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Emerson Barata draws a circular map of Sao Paulo's largest slum, Paraisopolis, and begins to mark confirmed coronavirus cases in blue ink. At the center of

New York City crematories work overtime as coronavirus brings backlog of bodies

By Nick Brown and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City crematories are extending their hours, burning bodies into the night. The state has started a running tally of all cremations and

Dutch end-of-life debate flares as coronavirus tests healthcare limits

By Stephanie van den Berg and Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Doctors in the Netherlands have been advising elderly patients to think twice before agreeing to COVID-19 treatment in hospital

U.S. doctors on coronavirus frontline seek protection from malpractice suits

By Tom Hals (Reuters) - U.S. medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic are lobbying policymakers for protection from potential malpractice lawsuits as hospitals triage care

Potential COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse study

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Initial tests in mice of a potential COVID-19 vaccine delivered via a fingertip-sized patch have shown it can induce an immune response against the new coronavirus

Healthcare workers face mental-health challenges during COVID-19

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Healthcare workers need to prepare for mental distress resulting from having to make morally challenging decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts

Teprotumumab effective for thyroid eye disease across subgroups

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For adults with thyroid eye disease, treatment with teprotumumab provides significant improvement in eye bulging, regardless of gender, age or smoking

More angina, less CAD in women with stable ischemic disease

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with stable ischemic disease have more angina, less widespread coronary-artery disease (CAD) and milder ischemia than men, according to a secondary

Endoscopy during COVID-19 pandemic requires extra safety precautions

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Extra safety precautions are needed to avoid the transmission of COVID-19 in the endoscopy unit, according to two new reports. "We need to develop a

Most care at allergy clinics could be postponed during COVID-19

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most allergy and immunology care could be postponed or handled virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to consensus-based recommendations. "We

Australia begins pre-clinical testing for coronavirus vaccine

By Jill Gralow and Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's national science agency said on Thursday it has commenced the first stage of testing potential vaccines for COVID-19, as it joins a

Fauci says threats to his personal security 'secondary' to curbing coronavirus

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The infectious diseases expert at the forefront of the U.S. fight against the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday downplayed reports that his personal security was

INSIGHT-As Spain battles virus, medics' unions hit out

By Emma Pinedo and Joan Faus MADRID (Reuters) - When Spain's first case of coronavirus was recorded on Jan. 31 - a German tourist in La Gomera, one of the remote Canary Islands - there seemed little

UK consortium targets 1,500 ventilators per week in race against time

By Kate Holton and Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - A consortium of aerospace, Formula One and engineering firms hopes soon to be making at least 1,500 ventilators a week as Britain races to boost the

Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate 7 times New York's? Obesity is a factor

By Brad Brooks (Reuters) - The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate much higher than in New York City. Doctors,

Mobile health tech helps curb risks of afib rehospitalization, adverse events

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A holistic approach to atrial fibrillation, supported by mobile health technology, lowered the risks of rehospitalization and adverse events in a

No benefit seen for rushing endoscopy in some high-risk GI patients

By Reuters Staff (Reuters Health) - Performing endoscopy during the first six hours after a patient with gastrointestinal bleeding is handed off to a specialist does not lower the 30-day mortality

Phone-based CBT added to usual treatment eases depression with Parkinson's

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Parkinson's disease patients with depression who receive telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in addition to usual treatment may experience a greater

Oral anticoagulants often inappropriately prescribed for HIV patients on ART

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are frequently prescribed for individuals on antiretroviral boosters, despite the risk of drug-drug interactions,

EXCLUSIVE-'Things under control': how Europe sleepwalked into the coronavirus crisis

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Barely a month before Europe embarked on a scramble for masks, ventilators and testing kits to fight coronavirus, governments told Brussels their healthcare

One Brazilian minister shines as coronavirus clobbers Bolsonaro

By Gabriel Stargardter and Lisandra Paraguassu RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - As criticism has grown over President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, many Brazilians are

Simulations can reveal deficiencies in PPE coverage

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Simulations to test the effectiveness of personal protective equipment (PPE) may reveal shortcomings in both the equipment and in the manner that PPEs are used, a

Liraglutide trims BMI by 5% in fewer than half of obese teens, by 10% in one quarter

By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study of liraglutide as a weight-loss treatment for obese adolescents has concluded that it can reduce BMI by at least 5% in 43% of patients and by at

CORRECTED-Becton Dickinson, BioMedomics launch test to detect past, current coronavirus exposure

(Corrects to remove reference to companies needing to apply for regulatory clearance; clarifies FDA guidance in 6th paragraph) By Carl O'Donnell March 31 (Reuters) - Becton Dickinson and Co and

Worldwide groups offer new parenting resources during COVID-19 outbreak

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Parenting and teaching children during the COVID-19 pandemic may be difficult, but this time can also lead to creative opportunity, a group of child development and

Shifts in cancer care may ease strain on public-health system during pandemic

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Clinicians caring for cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic must balance the usefulness of any intervention against the risk of exposure to the

U.S. FDA moves to remove all versions of heartburn drug Zantac from market

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it was requesting makers of all versions of heartburn drug Zantac to remove the drugs from the market immediately

Tommy the robot nurse helps keep Italy doctors safe from coronavirus

By Flavio Lo Scalzo VARESE, Italy (Reuters) - He doesn't wear a mask but he is helping save lives from coronavirus just the same. Meet Tommy, the robot nurse. Tommy is one of six new robots helping

INSIGHT-Mother of invention: the new gadgets dreamt up to fight coronavirus

By Josephine Mason, Peter Henderson and Luiza Ilie LONDON/OAKLAND/BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Driving to work at his factory to the west of London last week, designer Steve Brooks had coronavirus on his

Becton Dickinson, BioMedomics launch test to detect past, current coronavirus exposure

By Carl O'Donnell (Reuters) - Becton Dickinson and Co and diagnostics company BioMedomics on Tuesday said they will launch a diagnostic test that can detect current or past exposure to the coronavirus

Fresenius Medical Care working with dialysis providers in U.S. to tackle coronavirus

By Reuters Staff BERLIN (Reuters) - Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) on Wednesday said it was working with other dialysis providers to provide care in isolation for people with kidney problems in the

Retired doctors, medics abroad answer coronavirus calls

By Padraic Halpin and Paola Luelmo DUBLIN/MADRID (Reuters) - On a St. Patrick's Day like no other last month, Irish Health Minister Simon Harris launched a recruitment drive to tackle the coronavirus

Learning on the job: French student doctor thrown into coronavirus front line

By Clotaire Achi CHAMPIGNY-SUR-MARNE, France, April 1 (Reuters) - Medical student Elodie Vieira uses her stethoscope to check the breathing of a patient, who coughs strongly as she gets closer. "Very

Somali doctor, veteran of many battles, girds for war with coronavirus

By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali doctor Abdirizak Yusuf Ahmed has escaped an execution, battled deadly diseases and treated war victims. Now - at 35 years old - he's been tapped to lead his

Most COVID-19 patients can be managed remotely

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most patients with COVID-19 infection can be managed by phone or video chat, according to a new report providing step-by-step guidance on remote

Bundled intervention significantly reduces surgical-site infections

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A bundled intervention aimed at improving basic preventive measures significantly reduces surgical-site infections and Staphylococcus aureus transmission

Autonomous drone delivers insulin to patient, returns with blood sample

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Last fall, an autonomous drone flew from Galway, Ireland, to the Aran Islands about 12 miles off the west coast of Ireland, to deliver insulin (and glucagon

Multicomponent intervention reduces CT radiation doses

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An intervention that combines feedback, suggestions and education significantly reduces radiation doses to patients undergoing CT, a new randomized trial

Anticoagulant use tied to improved outcomes of portal-vein thrombosis in IBD

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Anticoagulant treatment is associated with better outcomes of portal-vein thrombosis (PVT) related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to new

Polygenic risk score predicts treatment resistance in schizohrenia

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A polygenic risk score (PRS) can help predict resistance to treatment with antipsychotic medication in schizophrenia, according to Scandinavian researchers

Chinese scientists seeking potential COVID-19 treatment find 'effective' antibodies

By Martin Quin Pollard BEIJING (Reuters) - A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are "extremely effective" at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter

Preliminary study finds UK lockdown is slowing spread of COVID-19

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Lockdown and social distancing measures introduced by the British government to slow the spread of COVID-19 may already be working, according to preliminary research

S.African insurer Discovery, Vodacom set up online virus consultation service

By Reuters Staff JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African insurance company Discovery and mobile operator Vodacom are teaming up to offer a free, online doctor consultation service to all South Africans

1.5 million Israelis using voluntary coronavirus monitoring app

By Tova Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Around 1.5 million Israelis have downloaded a mobile app in the past week that alerts users who have crossed paths with a coronavirus patient, according to the

European experts ready smartphone technology to help halt coronavirus spread

By Douglas Busvine BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of European experts said on Wednesday they would soon launch technology for smartphones to help trace people who had come into contact with those infected

Loss of taste and smell key COVID-19 symptoms, app study finds

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have COVID-19, according to a study of data collected via a symptom tracker app developed by

CORRECTED-Duodenal mucosal resurfacing a potential non-drug therapy for type 2 diabetes

(Corrects title/affiliation of Dr. Joel Zonszein in paragraphs 14 and 15) By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The Revita procedure for duodenal mucosal resurfacing (DMR) improves blood glucose

Diabetes, lung and heart disease common in U.S. coronavirus patients -CDC

By Gene Emery (Reuters) - Diabetes, heart disease and long-term lung problems are the most common underlying conditions among Americans hospitalized with the illness caused by the new coronavirus, but

No evidence to support biologic switching guidelines for juvenile idiopathic arthritis

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis who don't achieve disease control, switching to a different class of biologic is unlikely to be

New York's Northwell Health begins 3D printing nasal swabs for coronavirus testing

By Linda Carroll NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York-based hospital system Northwell Health said it has started to make its own nasal swabs using 3D printing, enabling it to produce thousands of swabs a day

U.S. strategic stockpile of medical supplies 'now empty' -Connecticut governor

By Andrew Hay (Reuters) - Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said on Tuesday that the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile of medical supplies was now empty and the state was "on its own" trying to secure

Cruise ship with coronavirus outbreak sails to uncertain Florida welcome

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - A Dutch cruise ship that has been in limbo since cases of the coronavirus were confirmed onboard faces an uncertain welcome at its planned destination in Florida, where

Dyslipidemic non-HDL-C predicts youth at risk for high cIMT in adulthood

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children with dyslipedemic non-HDL cholesterol (non-HDL-C) are at increased risk for high carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) in adulthood, a new analysis

Molecular imaging bests conventional approach for staging aggressive prostate cancer

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET-CT is more accurate than conventional imaging with CT and bone scanning for staging high-risk prostate

FDG-PET/CT may identify head-and-neck cancer patients at high risk of progression

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fluorodeoxyglucose F 18-labeled positron emission tomography and computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) parameters had prognostic value in a systematic review

Dior turns its hand to face masks in coronavirus battle

By Reuters Staff PARIS (Reuters) - French fashion label Christian Dior said on Tuesday one of its workshops had started to produce face masks for workers in supermarkets and other sectors still

Losing sense of smell, taste, may be early signs of COVID-19

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Loss of the senses of smell and taste may be an early sign of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, Italian researchers report in Clinical

U.S. appeals court allows Texas abortion curbs amid pandemic

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday allowed Texas to enforce limits at least temporarily on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state's policy

U.S. hospitals halt lucrative procedures amid coronavirus crisis, job cuts follow  

By Robin Respaut and Rebecca Spalding SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. hospitals and physician groups are beginning to feel severe financial strain as they shift operations from profitable

'It's just impossible': tracing contacts takes backseat as virus spreads

By Nathan Layne RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (Reuters) - Faced with more than 70 cases of the novel coronavirus and a deadly outbreak in an assisted living community in his town, Ed Briggs is overwhelmed. The

SPECIAL REPORT-The Mask Middlemen: How pop-up brokers seek big paydays in a frenzied market

By Joseph Tanfani and Josh Horwitz (Reuters) - Brian Kolfage, a Florida military veteran, recently convinced Americans to donate millions of dollars for a privately built wall on the U.S. southern

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