As global coronavirus cases shot past 250,000 Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, joined the “CBS Evening News” to discuss possible treatments and best practices for slowing the spread of the disease. Here are our top takeaways from the interview:1. A website is coming to connect patients and doctorsDr. Fauci told us the FDA is working on “an online system where people can actually get on and have a doctor make the determination whether or not they should be put on” hydroxychloroquine. The website will also allow researchers to gather data about patients taking the drug for coronavirus, in addition to the clinical trial. 2. There is not a proven treatment or prevention for COVID-19Dr. Fauci cautioned that while there is some hope that two drugs could be effective, “there is not a proven … treatment or prevention. However, there’s some anecdotal information that one or two of these may possibly have some benefit.” The CDC is fast-tracking studies the effects of hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir on the virus.3. On trying possible treatmentsBecause hydroxychloroquine was approved by the FDA more than half a century ago, it is currently available for doctors to prescribe for off-label

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