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A Drug UAB Helped Develop Will Now Be Used To Treat COVID-19 Patients

Brent Wilson | May 1, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. They note, “While there is limited information known about the safety and...

Birmingham To Require Face Coverings Starting May 1

Brent Wilson | April 28, 2020

Mayor Randall L. Woodfin has proposed and the Birmingham City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance to require the wearing of a face-covering in public during the COVID-19 health emergency. The ordinance requires an item to cover the nose and mouth of a person to...

AL Democrats Look To Tackle Coronavirus And Healthcare Issues

Brent Wilson | March 12, 2020

In the next few hours, Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville), Rep. Mary Moore (D-Birmingham), and Rep. Neil Rafferty (D-Birmingham) will hold a press conference to introduce four pieces of legislation that will address the rural health care crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization...

Doug Jones Reacts To Nathaniel Woods Execution Case

Dakota Layton | March 6, 2020

On Thursday night, Nathaniel Woods was executed for his role in the fatal shootings of three Birmingham police officers back in 2004. Erik Ortiz of NBC news reports that Woods “was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. by lethal injection, the Alabama Department of Corrections said....

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