Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are hoping to use the blood of patients who’ve recovered from the coronavirus to treat severe infections. They hope “convalescent serum” containing antibodies harvested from the recovered patients’ blood might be used to slow or treat the disease. Doctors using similar transfusions during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 reported a 50 percent drop in deaths.
A passenger who boarded a JetBlue flight while awaiting results from a coronavirus test—which came back positive—has been banned for life by the airline. The unnamed passenger flew from New York City to West Palm Beach, Fla., learned via text during the flight that he’d tested positive, and informed the crew, setting off a dash to clean the plane, gates, security checkpoints, and check-in counters he’d passed through.
Gun and ammunition sales are surging in states hard hit by the new coronavirus. Major supplies are out of stock, and customers have been lining up outside gun shops.
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement has 3.3 million illegal migrants on its “nondetained docket,” meaning people who have been apprehended and released in the U.S. while awaiting the disposition of their cases. The number has risen from 2.4 million in 2017, after a surge in border crossings.