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How COVID-19 drug/vaccine decisions might be based on little evidence

At this point, the Food and Drug Administration could grant emergency-use authorization. In other words, the two vaccines could hinge on the combined results of 64 people. Haseltine concludes: If — or perhaps when — positive early results from these trials are announced, keep my warnings in mind. These protocols seem designed to get a… Read More »

Professor: ‘No empirical evidence’ shows government lockdowns stymied coronavirus

A professor said there is “no empirical evidence” to indicate government-imposed lockdowns have been successful in combating the spread of the coronavirus. Wilfred Reilly, who is a professor at Kentucky State University, posted a piece last week on the Spiked website that examined the effectiveness of various strategies federal and state governments have implemented to… Read More »

White House officials see ‘real evidence’ that coronvirus mitigation efforts are slowing outbreak, even as some states struggle

Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Tasos Katopodis | Bloomberg | Getty Images White House officials are seeing “real evidence” that statewide lockdowns and other efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic are working in states… Read More »

FDA real-world evidence to be made available on Google Cloud

Google announced this week that it will make the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s open-source MyStudies platform available on the Google Cloud Platform. WHY IT MATTERSThe goal, said Jameson Rogers, product manager at Google Cloud Healthcare & Life Sciences, is “stimulate an open ecosystem that will improve the ability of organizations to perform research that… Read More »

Vendors aim to put real-world evidence from images on AWS

A new vendor partnership aims to bring real-world evidence related to medical images to Amazon Web Service’s AWS Data Exchange. The collaboration, between Life Image and Graticule is expected to make available a de-identified patient-level data set with information from natural language processing derived from Life Image’s data. The goal of the initiative is to… Read More »