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
Dallas Keuchel didn’t show any rust in his return from the injured list.
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.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Indians headed out of Minnesota on Sunday bashed and battered after a weekend-long home run assault by Twins hitters that resulted in a three-game sweep. Powered by the long ball, Minnesota rallied from an early three-run deficit in the series finale for a 7-5 win at Target Field.
Cleveland’s losing streak now stands at six games, the most consecutive losses for the club since July 23-28 in 2015.
Despite the loss, the Indians remain in playoff position, occupying the seventh spot in the American League race, one game ahead of the eighth-place Yankees. The Indians fell 3 1/2 games behind Minnesota for second place in the AL Central Division and 4 1/2 games behind the division-leading White Sox.
Minnesota slugged four home runs Sunday, upping their total to 11 in the three-game weekend sweep of Cleveland. All but one of the Twins’ 18 runs scored since
CHICAGO — Jose Abreu saw his career-high 22-game hit streak end Friday.
The Chicago White Sox first baseman started a new one with an RBI single in his first at-bat Saturday against the Detroit Tigers.
He was just getting warmed up.
Abreu went 4 for 4 with two three-run home runs, seven RBIs, one walk and five runs in a 14-0 victory at Guaranteed Rate Field.
He’s the first player in team history to record four-plus hits, two home runs, seven RBIs and five runs in one game.
Shortstop Tim Anderson had four singles, two runs and one RBI for the