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UK Covid-19 trial ends hydroxychloroquine study because there’s no evidence the drug benefits patients

Researchers in the United Kingdom have put an abrupt stop to an arm of their Covid-19 trial that involves the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. The Recovery trial, a large UK-based trial investigating potential coronavirus treatments, has stopped including hydroxychloroquine in its study due to there being “no evidence of benefit,” researchers announced on Friday. Other arms…MORE

Chicago mayor says officer shown giving ‘the finger’ to protesters should be fired

Chicago mayor says officer shown giving ‘the finger’ to protesters should be fired

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants an officer who was photographed giving protesters the middle finger to be fired. Lightfoot was asked at a press conference on Friday about Chicago Police officers allegedly attempting to conceal their names and badge numbers from protesters while seen making obscene gestures. “It won’t be tolerated. We are actively at…MORE

Several University of Alabama football players test positive for Covid-19, reports say

Several University of Alabama football players test positive for Covid-19, reports say

Several University of Alabama football players have tested positive for coronavirus, according to multiple reports including Sports Illustrated and AL.com. This week, the NCAA allowed schools to welcome athletes back on campus for the first time since March. Sports Illustrated, citing unnamed sources, reported at least five players tested positive for Covid-19. AL.com reported that…MORE

Dear anti-racist allies: Here’s how to respond to microaggressions

It’s easy to sight the obvious racism such as using race-based slurs or threats. But there’s a more subtle and insidious form of racist stereotyping that can be hard to pin down. These stereotypes often come in the form of microaggressions — brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities, said Beverly Daniel Tatum, a…MORE

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