Governor, State health services, deliver more anti
Governor, State health services, deliver more antiviral drug in Waco and Bell County - KWTX
Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday announced the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is distributing five cases of the antiviral drug remdesivir to a hospital in Waco, Texas and another in neighboring Bell County.
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday announced the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is distributing five cases of the antiviral drug remdesivir to a hospital in Waco, Texas and another in neighboring Bell County. McLennan County, home to Waco, and Bell County currently have the most confirmed and active cases of COVID-19 in Central Texas. The governors office said this is the sixth round of distribution of the drug from the federal government. At 448 cases, this is the largest distribution and is enough to treat approximately 1,792 patients, Abbotts office said. State health officials said remdesivir has shown promise in early trials in speeding up the recovery time among hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Medical staff at each hospital will determine who is administered the drug, Abbotts office said. Copyright 2020 KWTX. All rights reserved.
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Dodgers' David Price opts out of MLB 2020 season over health concerns - New York Post
The Dodgers will be without one of their big-name arms as they try to win their first World Series since 1988. David Price became the latest MLB player to opt out of the 2020 season, announcing his…
The Dodgers will be without one of their big-name arms as they try to win their first World Series since 1988. David Price became the latest MLB player to opt out of the 2020 season, announcing his decision with a social media post on Saturday. He was set to begin his first season in Los Angles after being traded to the Dodgers as part of the deal for Mookie Betts in February. After considerable thought and discussion with my family and the Dodgers, I have decided it is in the best interest of my health and my family’s health for me to not play this season, Price wrote. I will miss my teammates and will be cheering for them throughout the season and on to a World Series victory. I’m sorry I won’t be playing for you this year, but look forward to representing you next year. Stay safe, be well, and be kind. And Go Dodgers! The 34-year-old left-hander is the fifth MLB player to say they will not be participating in the baseballs 60-game season during the coronavirus pandemic, joining Mike Leake, Joe Ross, Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond. Price, who still has two years remaining on his contract, will forfeit around $12 million by not playing this season. He has made $184 million in 13 seasons. The Dodgers fully support Davids decision to sit out the 2020 season, the team said in a statement. We have been in constant contact with David and we understand how much this deliberation weighed on him and his family. We know hell be rooting hard for the club every day and look forward to having him back with us in 2021.” Price went 7-5 last season with a 4.28 ERA in 22 starts, with the Red Sox. He was shut down in September because of an ongoing left wrist injury