The Doctor Behind the Disputed COVID Data

Several physicians who worked with Dr. Sapan Desai during his residency at Duke University Medical Center said it became standard practice to double check anything he said about a patient. (Pete Kiehart/The New York Times)
Several physicians who worked with Dr. Sapan Desai during his residency at Duke University Medical Center said it became standard practice to double check anything he said about a patient. (Pete Kiehart/The New York Times)

A college degree at 19. A medical school graduate with a Ph.D. at 27.

By the time he completed training in vascular surgery in 2014, Dr. Sapan Desai had cast himself as an ambitious physician, an entrepreneur with an MBA and a prolific researcher published in medical journals.

Then the novel coronavirus hit, and Desai seized the moment. With a Harvard professor, he produced two studies in May that almost instantly disrupted multiple clinical trials amid the pandemic.

One study’s findings were particularly dramatic, reporting that anti-malaria drugs like hydroxychloroquine, which President Donald Trump promoted, were linked to increased deaths of COVID-19 patients. But that study and another were retracted in June by the renowned

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‘A day of hope.’ Pence visits Miami for launch of COVID vaccine trial.

With President Donald Trump’s poll numbers flagging in Florida and the state continuing to struggle with one of the nation’s highest rates of new COVID-19 cases, Vice President Mike Pence visited the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine on Monday to focus attention on one of the pandemic’s few potential bright spots: the rapid development of a vaccine against the disease.

Noting the president’s emphasis on speed, Pence said the federal government has positioned itself through public-private collaborations with drug makers to ramp up mass production of a vaccine at the first sign of its safety and effectiveness.

“We’re actually having these companies produce the vaccines as we speak, and as soon as they’re confirmed to be safe and effective we’ll have tens of millions of doses ready to distribute across the country,” Pence said, after he met with doctors and researchers at UM’s medical campus in downtown

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The curve is no longer flat in Alberta, Ford warns of ‘$100,000 fine’ for Brampton party-goers

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 112,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,800 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

July 27

6:40 p.m. COVID-19 questions of the day

7:00 p.m.: ‘We bend the curve, not the rules’

Dr. Bonnie Henry,

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Northwestern Wants 5,000 Volunteers For COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

CHICAGO — Northwestern Medicine is looking for 5,000 people at risk for contracting coronavirus to sign up for clinical trials aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.

The clinical trials run by Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine are seeking people at least 18 years old working in jobs that put them at an increased risk for contracting coronavirus including health care workers, grocery and retail store employees, public transportation employees and factory workers. The registry is also seeking volunteers from racial and ethic groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19 including African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanic people with underlying health conditions.

“We want to recruit participants in the Chicago area who are at risk for exposure to COVID-19 and who are potentially interested in participating in different studies for prevention of the infection,” Dr. Karen Krueger, the principle investigator of the registry, said in a statement.

“We are casting a

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Internet star Gabbie Hanna says YouTube has fostered a toxic environment where drama channels are encouraged to take down top creators

Gabbie Hanna's career as a Viner turned YouTuber took a dark turn over the past year.
Gabbie Hanna’s career as a Viner turned YouTuber took a dark turn over the past year.

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  • Internet personality Gabbie Hanna recently stoked controversy by fighting with friends, drama channels, and YouTube itself before deactivating her Twitter and Instagram accounts.

  • Hanna, who has over 6 million YouTube subscribers, also became a TikTok meme when users turned one of her rants into a sound bite.

  • In an interview with Insider, Hanna discussed her recent controversies, her mental health, and her relationship with YouTube.

  • Hanna said the platform had fostered a toxic environment where drama, commentary, and “tea” channels are incentivized to repeatedly tear down top creators.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Before her abrupt disappearance from the internet, Gabbie Hanna seemed as if she were living the influencer dream.

After beginning her online career in 2014 on the TikTok predecessor Vine, Hanna transitioned her audience to YouTube, where she

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‘We have to learn how to live with COVID’

Hundreds of messages from parents and educators flooded in as soon as the Chicago Public Schools’ first fall reopening feedback meeting Monday opened up to the audience for questions — many doubting the district’s safety protocols and wanting more detail for what happens when someone in school tests positive for COVID-19.

In response to many of the concerns, CPS officials repeatedly highlighted the district’s proposal to split students into “pods” of 15 to minimize contact with other classmates.

CPS CEO Janice Jackson said coronavirus will likely be a concern “not just for a few months until a magical vaccination appears” but for the next year-and-a-half to two years.

“Even with what we know about COVID and the risk being minimal for children, the thought of one child getting it freaks everyone out, so we want to make sure people understand we take that seriously,” Jackson said. “But I think the

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Ford blasts Brampton party-goers, announces funding for transit

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 112,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,800 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

July 27

1:45 p.m.: $4 billion in financial support to go to Ontario municipalities

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that $4

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How to Find a Good Therapist

In early July, about 39 percent of adults in the U.S. reported symptoms of anxiety or depression compared to about 11 percent in the first half of 2019. This is not surprising. Between parenting and working at home, dealing with great unknowns like whether you will send your kids back to school, and avoiding a deadly virus that has impacted millions the mental toll is to be expected. Even for those not suffering from clinical depression or anxiety, the impacts are still very real. For everyone, a professional therapist can help. 

The key to having success in therapy is to find the right therapist, one who you can trust, communicate well with, and fosters the kind of relaxed environment that you need to turn inward. Of course, finding that environment on Zoom is pretty freaking tough. But teletherapy still works and it can work well if you find

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How to stay safe on vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic

How to stay safe on vacation during the pandemic
How to stay safe on vacation during the pandemic

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Summer is often the time for road trips, beach vacations, and camping getaways. But amid the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people are understandably hesitant to travel, even as many states start to lift stay-at-home orders. Despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stresses that staying home is the best way to protect both yourself and others from getting sick, more and more people are choosing to get away this season after months in quarantine.

Over the last month, there’s been a surge in rental home reservations, campsite bookings, and even RV rentals. Airbnb says it’s received more bookings from May 17 to June 3 than it did in 2019 while campsites across the country continue to report

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COVID-19 Impacts Moncler’s First-Half Earnings, Sales

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MILAN — Moncler SpA was not exempt from the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, on Monday reporting a net loss of 31.6 million euros in the first six months of the year. This compares with a profit of 70 million euros in the first half of 2019.

Earnings before interests and taxes fell to a loss of 35.5 million euros compared to an operating profit of 102.6 million euros in the same period last year. This includes extraordinary costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic of about 40 million euros, comprising of extraordinary inventory write-downs of about 30 million euros and donations to the city of Milan of about 10 million euros.

In the period ended June 30, consolidated revenues were down 29 percent to 403.3 million euros, compared with 570.2 million euros in the first half of 2019.

Moncler underscored that the second

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