Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite — if that is the correct word — was somehow distracting and invigorating. Now, though, the time has come to embrace the usual routine of deadlines, conference calls, and to-do lists, even if we are doing so in isolation. So reach for a cup of stimulation — our choice today is caramel vanilla — and prepare to forge ahead. Meanwhile, here are a few items of interest to get you going. Stay in touch and stay safe.
France reported 43 cases of heart incidents linked to treating coronavirus patients with hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug President Trump has repeatedly touted as a potential “game changer,” Bloomberg News writes. As the U.S. stockpiles as many as 29 million doses of the drug, which is also used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, the data on adverse reactions from France’s drug safety agency highlights the risk of using unproven treatments to stem a pandemic that’s killed more than 100,000 people worldwide.