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FDA approves anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for emergency coronavirus treatment | Forbes

Anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been approved by the FDA as an emergency treatment in hopes to curb the number of coronavirus deaths. Doctors can now prescribe the drugs to teen and adult COVID-19 patients. However, there is inconclusive clinical proof showing if the treatment will help or not. The HHS has stated that in Germany they are already ... Read More »

General Milley drops hammer on Mexican cartels: ‘we will defend our country regardless of the cost’ | Daily Wire

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley has remarked that he won’t allow Mexican cartels to gain a foothold in the U.S. during the coronavirus confusion. Drug cartels have been looking to ramp up traffic into and throughout the U.S, and General Milley isn’t having it. The comment comes shortly after President Trump announced that a new offensive against drug ... Read More »

Coronavirus expected to cripple US auto sales; companies push 0% financing, online buying | CNBC

U.S. auto sales have taken a major hit by the coronavirus. Showrooms have had to close, Americans are being put out of work, and some dealerships and shops are not considered essential. Now companies are offering online buying options, deferred payments, and even 0% financing. Some dealers have reported a decline in sales by over 80% since the pandemic started ... Read More »

Cannabis may help veterans with PTSD. And lawmakers may be acknowledging that | Forbes

Former Green Beret Adam Smith is one of thousands of veterans who experienced numerous issues after rejoining civilian life. “I had a hard time sleeping lots of anxiety, lots of hyper-vigilance, all the symptoms that revolve around post-traumatic stress,” Smith commented. However, he said he found relief in cannabis, and it was the only kind of medication that was able ... Read More »

IDF’s elite Sayeret Matkal playing role in war against coronavirus | Jerusalem Post

The General Staff Reconnaissance Unit, more commonly known as Sayeret Matkal, has been helping the country combat the growing pandemic. The IDF has been inside hospitals helping to keep order and are counting and distributing respirators. They are also overseeing the production of more personal protective equipment and working to make the country more self-sustaining. Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has commented ... Read More »

Exclusive: Captain of aircraft carrier with growing coronavirus outbreak pleads for help from Navy | San Francisco Chronicle

A nuclear aircraft carrier currently has over 100 infected soldiers on board. The captain is now begging the Navy to send in more supplies and resources as more soldiers have become sick. He is also asking that the crew members be allowed on dry land and go into isolation, since quarantine and isolation methods on the carrier are almost impossible ... Read More »

Air Force Academy eases restrictions after 2 suspected suicides | Military.com

Numerous complaints have been made in the recent days following strict guidelines implemented at the Air Force Academy. Around 1,000 seniors are still on campus, and emails have shown that social distancing and other restrictions have created a prison-like environment. Cadets still on campus had been spread out, were unable to have any contact with others, and were not allowed ... Read More »

More soldiers called in to combat coronavirus | Sydney Morning Herald

The Australian Defence Force will be deploying more units throughout the country in order to help combat the coronavirus. A new mission, Operation COVID-19 ASSIST, will have hundreds of solders deploy to all states and territories. These troops will help enforce quarantine regulations and business closures. Senator Reynolds commented that the operation was created to “protect Australians and support state ... Read More »

Drones’ new mission | Israel Homeland Security

Drones are now being used around the world to assist officials in spreading news about the coronavirus. In China, drones with loudspeakers are being flown through the streets to remind residents to stay indoors and inform them of new regulations. Police in both France and Spain have also been using UAVs to locate people breaking the law and ignoring quarantine ... Read More »

The Honor Foundation: A Community Post Community | The Honor Foundation, The Blast

The Honor Foundation is a nonprofit focused on helping the SOF community transition from military life to the civilian world. They are partners with the Navy SEAL Foundation and aim to provide the best possible transition for SOF members and their families. Numerous programs and educational materials are offered through courses online and across the country. The Honor Foundation also ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Countries reject Chinese-made equipment | BBC

Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands have called out China for sending them thousands of defective coronavirus testing kits and protective masks. On Saturday the Dutch health ministry announced that they had to recall over 600,000 medical masks that came from China due to them being below standard or defective. The equipment had already been distributed to medical workers and had ... Read More »

Blood test ‘can check for more than 50 types of cancer’ | BBC

Current trials have shown that a certain blood test can predict over 50 types of cancer with 99% accuracy before someone shows any symptoms. The testing looks at samples of blood to find telltale chemical changes to pieces of genetic code that leaked into the bloodstream that comes from a tumor. Some of the types of cancer tested include bowel, ... Read More »

How advanced military medical technology could help in the fight against COVID-19 | War on the Rocks

COVID-19 has continued to spread across the globe and impact citizens, businesses, and the military everywhere. While certain necessities needed to fight the virus and care for patients are more easily accessible, certain aspects such as staffing, medicine, and protective equipment are harder to come by. Now, the Department of Defense should look to telemedicine as one of the solutions. ... Read More »