April 17, 2020

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 News Media Coverage for April 17, 2020

By Emily Blahnik

CNBC, Mayo Clinic CEO discusses potential of plasma donations for treating Covid-19

Associated Press, Trump, aides float outlier theory on origins of coronavirus. Additional coverage: ABC News, Arizona ABC 15, New York Times, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Florida Times-Union, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Associated Press, Dr. Elvis cuts EP to aid COVID-19 fund. Additional coverage: ABC News, Pioneer Press, Star Tribune

USA Today, Study of Trump-touted chloroquine for coronavirus stopped due to heart problems, deaths

NBC News, Family of New York woman blames hydroxychloroquine combo for fatal heart attack

NBC News, Black scientists hope to begin testing antiviral drug for coronavirus in two weeks

ABC News, Why coronavirus can make some severely ill and others hardly at all

New York Times, Asthma Is Absent Among Top Covid-19 Risk Factors, Early Data Shows

Washington Post, Dr. Oz, Fox’s all-purpose coronavirus pundit, apologizes for pushing the ‘trade-off’ of reopening schools

Wall Street Journal, New Home Workouts Come With New Aches and Pains

FOX News, A head lice drug to beat coronavirus? Researchers reportedly exploring potential

YahooI Finance, Mayo Clinic Professor weighs in on assessing plasma treatment for COVID

BuzzFeed, Coronavirus Antibody Tests Could Help Us Get Back To Normal — Or They Could Be The Next Testing Crisis

Minneapolis Star Tribune, The U and Mayo boost testing capacity and confidence. Additional coverage: Bring Me the News

Minneapolis Star Tribune, University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic ramp up COVID-19 testing, putting Gov. Tim Walz's 'moon shot' goal in reach. Additional coverage: WJON-Radio

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota hospitals stretching, conserving COVID-19 masks

St. Paul Pioneer Press, Beyond testing: Minnesota needs 750 contact tracers for normalcy. There are 110 now. Here’s the plan.

KMSP (Minneapolis), COVID-19 presents a bigger risk to those with muscle disorders

KMSP (Minneapolis), Man who recovered from COVID-19 wants to donate plasma to Mayo Clinic

KMSP (Minneapolis), Mayo Clinic doctor explains potential blood plasma COVID-19 treatment

KARE 11 (Minneapolis), Live updates: Walz continues to 'lean into' COVID-19 testing for Minnesota

WCCO (Minneapolis), Top Mayo Clinic Doctor Says His Lab Can Soon Meet Gov’s Testing Requirement To Reopen State

Rochester Post-Bulletin, Testing could start soon on possible COVID-19 treatment

Rochester Post-Bulletin, For those with physical disabilities, COVID-19 holds special fears

Rochester Post-Bulletin, Are COVID mitigation efforts victims of their own success?

KIMT (SE Minnesota), Extra COVID-19 precautions for people with physical disabilities

KIMT (SE Minnesota), COVID-19 Saliva Tests: A Mayo Clinic doctor explains the benefits and the downfalls

KAAL (SE Minnesota), Mayo Clinic develops COVID-19 test for state in desperate need. Additional coverage: KROC-Radio, Bring Me the News

KAAL (SE Minnesota), Assisted travel company brings patient to clinical trial at Mayo Clinic

KAAL (SE Minnesota), VIDEO: Mayo Clinic talks about Serologic tests and who gets them first.

KROC-Radio (SE Minnesota), Mayo’s Charter House reports first case

Owatonna People’s Press (SE Minnesota), Army of Mayo employees identify COVID-19 exposures within hour

Fairmont Sentinel (SE Minnesota), Allergy sufferers may feel on alert

Mankato Free Press (SE Minnesota), Reader Response: Area practices social distancing

Austin Daily Herald (SE Minnesota), Designed for comfort: Family comes together to develop a more comfortable face mask

News4Jax (Florida), Coronavirus: Jacksonville nurse serving on hospital ship in New York. Additional coverage: Action News Jax

WJCT-Radio (Florida), Jacksonville Nonprofit Using Local Restaurants To Help Feed Medical Staff, First Responders

NBC 2 (Florida), NCH partners with Mayo Clinic to receive plasma from recovered coronavirus patients

Arizona Republic, Arizonans who had COVID-19 can begin donating plasma to help patients

WKBT News (SW Wisconsin), Contact lenses may put some at risk of COVID-19

WKBT La Crosse (SW Wisconsin), Emergency doctors say patients shouldn’t avoid going to the ER

WXOW La Crosse (SW Wisconsin), Mayo Clinic surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 tests at La Crosse drive-thru site. Additional coverage: WKBT News, WIZM-Radio

Chicago Tribune, When you can’t cough — extra COVID-19 precautions for people with physical disabilities

Boston Herald, Experts: Handshakes should stop, even after coronavirus

Consumer Reports, Doctors on the Front Lines Are Testing New Therapies to Treat COVID-19

HealthDay, COVID-19 Can Trigger Serious Heart Injuries

Neurology Today, Neurologists Scramble to Respond to COVID-19 with Telemedicine - The Challenges and Opportunities

ABC 13 (Texas), Self-driving technology may be used to prevent the spread COVID-19

WJHL Tennessee, Ballad Health partnering with Mayo Clinic, asking for plasma donations for research. Additional coverage: WCYB Virginia

Mass Device, How glass tubing supports Mayo Clinic innovation

Becker’s Health IT, Mount Sinai, Mayo Clinic & 7 other health systems launching tech tools in response to COVID-19 pandemic. Additional coverage: EHR Intelligence

El Comercio (Peru), ¿Las personas se recuperan completamente del COVID-19?

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Editors: Emily BlahnikKevin Punsky

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