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Experimental Medicines For COVID-19 Could Help Someday, But Home Runs Not Guaranteed

If the coronavirus vaccines currently being tested don’t pan out, don’t expect new drugs to fill the gap any time soon.

Many drugs are in the works, and those that succeed could play a role in reducing symptoms and sometimes saving lives. But, given the way drugs are developed, it’s unlikely that any single medicine will be anywhere as potent against the coronavirus as a successful vaccine.

So far, scientists have only identified one kind of drug that has been shown to save lives: steroids. A key study found that the steroid dexamethasone reduced death rates among people on ventilators from 41% to 29%. That’s a substantial improvement, but still far short of a cure.

The other much-touted drug to treat COVID-19 is remdesivir. The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for this drug even though it has not been shown to save lives. It appears to shorten

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‘Heartbreaking’: Another blow for small Auckland CBD businesses as bridge repairs see many work from home

Struggling businesses in Auckland’s quiet city centre have been dealt another blow as urgent repairs on the harbour bridge see many workers skip their commute.

Commuters have been warned of lengthy delays this morning as urgent repairs continue on the battered Auckland Harbour Bridge cause mayhem.

Waka Kotahi/NZ Transport Agency has urged people to work from home if possible or use public transport if they have to travel into the city, after high winds toppled a truck on Friday afternoon.

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The resulting damage to a 22.7m steel strut closed several bridge lanes to assess the damage, causing gridlock and huge tailbacks across parts of the city.

And for Covid-hit businesses in the CBD, it’s the latest event in an extraordinarily tough year, Heart of the City’s Viv Beck says.

“It started with the Sky City fire this time last year, there’s been the impact of large, long-scale construction with the

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LET’S TALK MONEY: Some home improvement tips, suggestions | Business

Hi Taylor: I’ve got about $2,000 set aside for home improvements and I’m trying to figure out the best way to spend it.

I want all sorts of things like a new TV and a new couch, but I wonder if something like new windows or some sort of structural work could be a better choice in the long run. Any thoughts about the best way to put my money to work? — Marcia


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Maid chained to bed, another dies trying to escape: TX cops

After two maids were lured to their boss’ home Saturday, one died trying to escape and the other was found chained to a bed, Texas police say.

Both women worked as house cleaners at 59-year-old Jose Soriano’s Liberty County residence, KPRC reported. Police said Soriano told one of the women that he had revealing photos of her and that he would only delete them if she met him at his home, according to the outlet.

The two women went to Soriano’s home, but when they arrived, police said he sexually assaulted one of them and chained her by the ankle to the bed with a rope tied around her neck, KTRK reported.

The other woman — of whom Soriano claimed to have photos — tried to escape, but crashed her car while backing out of the driveway and it burst into flames, according to KHOU. When Soriano ran out of

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It was too smokey this week to even see the for sale signs around town.

Luckily, Neighborhood of the Week occasionally ventures into topics that help readers improve their current home. Whether you’re preparing to sell your home and want to maximize value via decor and staging, or you just want your house to be better than its current sloppy state, there are simple things to do when the smoke ruins those outdoor projects and activities.

Order those extra air filters now

Before you do anything, go double check the filter size in your air system and order some extras. You’ll probably want to change this out as soon as the smoke clears, and, if you’re anything like me, you always seem to be out of these when you actually want to replace them. I’ve finally settled on receiving an automatic shipment to arrive on my doorstep around the time

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3 flexible side gigs for parents to bring in extra cash from home

  • Many parents have had to leave their jobs to take care of and homeschool their kids during the pandemic.
  • Several people told Business Insider that they’ve used this time to pick up side gigs, such as becoming call center agents, bloggers, or talent procurers.
  • Teresa Fong, a 34-year-old mother based in San Francisco, dedicates just an hour a day to finding talent for the job search platform Wanted and makes around $20 per hour, or $500 to $600 a month.
  • Stephanie Craig, meanwhile, started a third blog focused on local travel, and has brought in several hundred dollars a month in addition to income from her other two blogs.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Many parents in recent months have had to leave their jobs to take care of and homeschool their kids as schools remain closed or remote. The Wall Street Journal reported in September that “as

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The Latest: 49ers DE Nick Bosa carted off with leg injury

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT):

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San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa was carted off the field with what appears to be a left leg injury.

Bosa, the reigning AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, had his left leg bent behind him at the end of a 4-yard run by Frank Gore with 6:22 left in the first quarter against the New York Jets.

Bosa stayed on one knee for several moments before lying on his back and being checked by trainers. He was helped onto the cart and driven to the locker room.

Two plays later, 49ers defensive tackle Solomon Thomas needed to be carted off with what appeared to be a left leg or knee injury after an 8-yard reception by Chris Hogan.

Bosa and Thomas were ruled out for the rest of the game.

— Dennis Waszak

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Brett Favre shows up to Tom Brady’s home opener just days after defending QB against coach’s criticism

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t allow any fans to attend their home opener on Sunday, but they did let Brett Favre enter the building. For some reason, the Hall of Fame quarterback decided to head to Tampa for Tom Brady’s first home game as a member of the Buccaneers. 

The fact that Favre decided to attend this game is kind of interesting and that’s because he made some interesting comments about the Buccaneers this week after they lost their season opener to the Saints. During an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio, not only did Favre defend Brady, but he also made sure to point out that Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians should NOT have been publicly criticizing his star quarterback after the 34-23 loss in New Orleans. 

“I think the last person you want to call out after the first game of the year is Tom Brady,” Favre

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Pensacola, Gulf Breeze Lowe’s stores giving away free supplies Monday

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All four of the Pensacola area Lowe’s stores are giving away free buckets of supplies Monday to help the community recover from Hurricane Sally.

The home improvement store will hold drive-thru bucket brigade events beginning at 11 a.m. while supplies last.

At each event, Lowe’s will pass out free buckets full of

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White Sox hit 5 home runs, Dallas Keuchel looks sharp in return in 5-0 win against Reds

Dallas Keuchel didn’t show any rust in his return from the injured list.



a pitcher throwing a baseball on a field: Yoan Moncada of the Chicago White Sox rounds second base after a triple during action against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.


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Yoan Moncada of the Chicago White Sox rounds second base after a triple during action against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

The Chicago White Sox starter struck out seven in four scoreless innings Saturday in a 5-0 victory against the Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

All five runs came via solo home runs. Tim Anderson homered twice and Nomar Mazara hit his first homer of the season. Anderson, Yasmani Grandal and Jose Abreu hit back-to-back-to-back homers in the eighth against reliever Robert Stephenson.



a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Chicago White Sox pitcher Dallas Keuchel, left, and catcher Yasmani Grandal confer during action against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.


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Chicago White Sox pitcher Dallas Keuchel, left, and catcher Yasmani Grandal confer during action against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, on Saturday, Sept. 19,

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