Alabama Coronavirus News & Articles

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...

Alabama Could See $1.4 Billion “Fiscal Shock” From COVID-19

Brent Wilson | April 30, 2020

Moody’s Analytics estimates that Alabama would face a fiscal shock of $1.4 billion in a scenario where the COVID-19 pandemic caused a severe recession. Moody’s Analytics, in an effort to try to provide policymakers and other stakeholders with an estimate of the potential downside implications,...

COVID-19 Is Exposing Ugly Truths

Clete Wetli | April 30, 2020 | Opinion Article

The sheer volume of infections, deaths, and related statistics associated with this crisis are nightmarish and unfathomable. What’s worse is that it’s highly likely that much has gone unreported and uncounted.

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...

Rep. Garrett: Ivey Will Announce Reopening Plans Tomorrow

Dakota Layton | April 27, 2020

On Monday, Alabama State Rep. Danny Garrett tweeted that Governor Kay Ivey would an announcement tomorrow regarding her plans for reopening the state’s economy. “On a call w/ members of the Alabama Legislature this morning, Gov. Ivey said she would make an announcement tomorrow (4/28)...

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