National Institutes of Health began a study of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine. The study will look at hydroxychloroquine combined with an antibiotic to prevent hospitalization and death in COVID-19 patients. (Reuters)

Five regions in New York will be allowed to begin a phased reopening. The first phase will allow areas in upstate and central New York to resume manufacturing, construction and agricultural operations and allow retailers to reopen with limitations. (CNBC)

A coronavirus vaccine will take longer than 18 months, said former vaccine expert at the Department of Health and Human Services. Rick Bright, who previously led the federal agency coordinating vaccine development, said the 12 to 18 month timeline is aggressive and it may take longer before a vaccine is ready. (CNBC)

The new CEO of advocacy group BIO is a self-described “social justice advocate.” Michelle McMurry-Heath was named president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization this week. (STAT

Sanofi will ensure a potential vaccine is equally available all over the world. The company saw backlash after an executive suggested its potential vaccine would go to some countries first. (Reuters)