Health

BFHD reports new COVID-19 death since Oct. 13

TRI-CITIES, Wash. --- Local health officials just announced the first confirmed COVID-19 death in the bi-county area since Oct. 13. The individual was from Benton County. Benton and Franklin Counties now had 188 confirmed deaths. Despite this, Benton County only…

FDA approves remdesivir to treat Covid-19

The US Food and Drug Administration approved remdesivir for the treatment of coronavirus infection, the drug's maker, Gilead Sciences, said Thursday. The drug, sold under the brand name Veklury, has been used under emergency use authorization. It is the first…

Two new studies point to drop in COVID-19 death rates

Though COVID-19 cases have been increasing overall nationwide, two new peer-reviewed studies are showing a sharp drop in mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, cited in a recent article by NPR. The drop was even seen in older patients and those…

Covid-19 is surging in small-town America

After more than half a year of fighting the novel coronavirus, many countries, including the United States, are now experiencing a calamitous upward turn in Covid-19 cases. Last week saw consecutive days of over 50,000 cases nationwide pushing the total number of diagnosed cases over 8 million.