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A Nation Divided by Turmoil: Biden's Victory is America's Failure

Another long-winded, incoherent speech fraught with inaccuracies and false accusations.  As the polls have closed and ballots are meticulously being counted across key states, many deign to criminalize Trump for his boisterous proclamations and unorthodox leadership. However, the truth of the matter may be far more sinister than you care to imagine...Biden asserts that he and his party maintain the moral high ground in this tumultuous race for presidency. But do they really? In fact, the vast majority of Southern Democrats vehemently opposed a ban on slavery while the Republican party sought to win their freedom. Indeed, it may appear that times have changed... unless you bother to read the many defamatory statements made throughout Biden's long and storied political career -- statements targeting both women and African Americans. Although to be safe, let's assume his bigotry extended far beyond that which we've covered. So as it now seems more certain than ever that we'

Heartburn Drug Shows Some Promise in the Treatment of COVID-19

A study is currently being conducted in NYC on patients who have experienced the effects of Coronavirus; many of whom are in critical condition. Famotidine, the active compound in the OTC drug Pepcid, has shown some efficacy in treating COVID-19.

Heartburn capsules spill out onto a clean white surface. Could these be part of the solution to our current crisis?

On April 7th, a randomized, double-blind trial began in which 187 patients are currently enrolled. In the future, however, that number is expected to increase to 1174 individuals in critical condition and in dire need of hope. Ventilators are in high demand and short supply at the moment. For some, it seems like fighting to hang on is a futile endeavor.

But is it possible that we've had a viable treatment within reach all along? Not precisely. Based on drug studies undertaken in China, patients taking famotidine were dying at a 14% rate. When compared to the 27% fatality rate of those not on the drugs, it might seem insignificant, yet it managed to catch the attention of US researchers.

In the beginning, medical professionals were required to maintain secrecy in order to prevent an extreme shortage of heartburn medications. However, despite their best efforts, it seems the shortage has already occurred in many major pharmacies across the nation. As soon as people learned about the potential use of Pepcid's active compound, it began flying off the shelves.

Still, this isn't quite the miraculous cure the world needs. If we hope to eradicate this pandemic for good, we'll need to develop a vaccine that can stop the pathogen's effects entirely. And until that day arrives, we mustn't lose faith in the medical experts who are working tirelessly to ensure a brighter future for not only ourselves, but for those we love and care about.

It's only a matter of time until a cure is produced. We've fought insurmountable challenges throughout history and always emerged as victors. This situation is no different from any past adversity. Grand in scale, yes, but something we'll beat into submission. Rest assured in the ingenuity and persistence of mankind.

Until next time, stay positive and keep an open heart. There are many around you who could benefit from your support -- be it financial or something as simple as a smile. 

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