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China To Test 9 Million People For Covid-19 This Week As New Outbreak Emerges
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China To Test 9 Million People For Covid-19 This Week As New Outbreak Emerges


Some 9 million people will be tested for Covid-19 in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao over a five-day period, Chinese authorities announced on Monday following an outbreak of the virus at the city’s Municipal Chest Hospital that spread to eight patients and one family member. KEY FACTS - Qingdao’s entire population will be tested “within five days” according to…

World Health Organization Reports Record Daily Number Of Covid-19 Infections

World Health Organization Reports Record Daily Number Of Covid-19 Infections


There was a record high 350,766 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the World Health Organization on Friday, with numerous countries seeing worrying resurgence of the virus, especially with influenza season on the horizon. KEY FACTS - The figure tops Thursday's 22% rise in daily cases to 338,408, beating the previous high of 330,342 on October 2. - The past 24 hours saw 6,339…

EU Secures Up To 500,000 Remdesivir Treatment Courses Amid Global Shortages

EU Secures Up To 500,000 Remdesivir Treatment Courses Amid Global Shortages


The European Union’s executive arm has signed a deal with Gilead Sciences for up to 500,000 treatment courses of its antiviral drug remdesivir, one of just two drugs approved to treat Covid-19 in Europe — the drug had been in short supply ever since the United States secured almost the entire world supply this summer.   KEY FACTS - A number of European countries are experiencing…

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France Sets New Daily Coronavirus Record—13,000 Cases—As Other Countries Lock Down

France Sets New Daily Coronavirus Record—13,000 Cases—As Other Countries Lock Down

France has stumbled over a menacing new hurdle in their battle to beat coronavirus as the country counted upwards of 13,000 new coronavirus cases Friday, an all-time daily high including even before the French lockdown in spring, as other countries…


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WHO Warns Of ‘Alarming’ Coronavirus Growth Rate In Europe

WHO Warns Of ‘Alarming’ Coronavirus Growth Rate In Europe

The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Europe Thursday warned of “alarming rates” of coronavirus transmission across the region with the greatest proportion of new cases coming among young and middle-aged adults,…


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AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Back On In U.K. After Abrupt Halt

AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Back On In U.K. After Abrupt Halt

AstraZeneca has resumed its phase three clinical trials in the United Kingdom for the company’s coronavirus vaccine candidate after abruptly halting the program earlier this week over fears that a study participant living in…


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Gates Foundation Donates $150 Million To Distribute Covid-19 Vaccine To Developing Nations As They Struggle With Accelerating Pandemic

Gates Foundation Donates $150 Million To Distribute Covid-19 Vaccine To Developing Nations As They Struggle With Accelerating Pandemic

As Covid-19 cases continue to increase in developing countries, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $150 million to the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, Serum Institute of India, to provide up to 100 million Covid-19…


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Young People Most Likely To Spread Coronavirus At Home, Large Study Finds

Younger people aged 10 to 19 years old are more likely than other age groups to spread the coronavirus in their household, according to a large contact tracing study in South Korea soon to be published by the Centers for Disease Control,…


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Moderna’s Covid Vaccine Candidate Elicits ‘Robust’ Antibody Response In All Participants In First Trial

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate produced a robust immune response in all 45 individuals who participated in an early-stage human trial, raising hopes that the vaccine may offer some protection against the coronavirus, according to…


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Study: Immunity To Coronavirus May Fade Away Within Weeks

Study: Immunity To Coronavirus May Fade Away Within Weeks

Many patients who have recovered from Covid-19 may lose their immunity to the disease within months, according to research from scientists at King's College London, which, if proven true, will have wide implications for vaccine…


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Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Now Open To Volunteers In U.S.

Volunteers can now sign up to participate in Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, with the new operating center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, saying Wednesday…


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Global Death Toll From Coronavirus Tops 500,000

The death toll from the pandemic has hit 500,000 as some regions face an uptick in cases, while some countries like the United States are still struggling to contain the first wave. KEY FACTS - Johns Hopkins University data shows…


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World Sets Daily Record For New Coronavirus Cases, WHO Says

The world set a single-day record for new cases of the coronavirus, the World Health Organization said Sunday—more than six months into a pandemic the top official there warns is “accelerating”—reporting over 183,000…


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Researchers: ‘Major Breakthrough’ Drug Reduces Coronavirus Deaths By One-Third

Researchers: ‘Major Breakthrough’ Drug Reduces Coronavirus Deaths By One-Third

A steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one-third in severely ill hospitalized patients, according to researchers in England, who announced results from a clinical trial on Tuesday. KEY FACTS - According to the study,…


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New Coronavirus Cases In Beijing Stoke Fears Of A Second Wave In China

Concerns about a second wave of coronavirus infections in China heightened on Sunday after capital Beijing reported a further 36 cases, all linked to the city’s largest wholesale food market, despite the country appearing to have got…


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Pope Warns: ‘Don’t Cry Victory Too Soon’ Over Coronavirus

Pope Francis has urged Italians not to lower their guard too soon over coronavirus even as infection rates fall, during his Sunday address to hundreds of socially distanced onlookers at the Vatican. KEY FACTS - “Be careful. Don’t…


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China Says A Coronavirus Vaccine May Be Ready This Year

A Chinese Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of the year, a government body has announced as nations race to be the first to come up with a defense against the virus that has infected nearly 6 million people and wrecked the…


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Chinese Virologist Warns Coronavirus Is 'Just Tip Of The Iceberg'

Chinese Virologist Warns Coronavirus Is 'Just Tip Of The Iceberg'

Shi Zhengli, the deputy director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, said in an interview Monday on China Global Television Network that new viruses being discovered, such as Covid-19, are "just the tip of the iceberg,"…


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All The Times Trump Has Promoted Hydroxychloroquine

 Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has embraced unproven treatments for coronavirus, especially anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which a new study found is linked to an increased risk of death in patients.…


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Can Covid-19 Be Smelled?

The answer is maybe, yes; The U.K. has invested about $600,000 to determine whether drug-sniffing dogs can be trained to smell COVID-19 while a small California-based company has partnered with airplane manufacturer Airbus to bring…


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Moderna Reveals ‘Positive’ Data In Coronavirus Vaccine Trial, Markets Spike

Boston biopharmaceutical Moderna announced Monday that “positive” data was collected from an early-stage human trial of a coronavirus vaccine, with all 45 participants producing COVID-19 antibodies⁠—and…


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CDC Warns Of Coronavirus-Related Inflammatory Syndrome Found In Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an alert Thursday on a rare, mysterious, coronavirus-related inflammatory syndrome increasingly being found in children and sometimes leading to death. KEY FACTS - Multisystem…


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Vaccine Company Novavax Gets $388 Million Grant For Coronavirus Vaccine

Vaccine Company Novavax Gets $388 Million Grant For Coronavirus Vaccine

Public vaccine company Novavax announced today that it will receive up to $388 million from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI) to continue development and manufacturing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. KEY FACTS - The company…


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A Timeline Of The COVID-19 Wuhan Lab Origin Theory

The theory COVID-19 originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China —  and not naturally in wildlife — has emerged as an explosive claim pitting scientists, who remain skeptical of the claim, against Trump administration…


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Here’s Why Experts Expect A Second Coronavirus Wave

Here’s Why Experts Expect A Second Coronavirus Wave

As U.S. states and countries across the world begin to gradually lift coronavirus lockdowns, experts and officials are ramping up warnings about the possibility of a second—and more deadly—wave of the pandemic.…


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Moderna

Fueled By $500 Million In Federal Cash, Moderna Races To Make A Billion Doses Of An Unproven Cure

The company’s billionaire CEO has secured huge grants on the promise of a new class of mRNA vaccines, but nobody really knows if they will work. From the moment the first case of what would later be called COVID-19 was announced, Moderna…


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China Covered Up Coronavirus To Hoard Medical Supplies, DHS Report Finds

China covered up the severity of COVID-19 and delayed telling the World Health Organization in order to import more medical supplies to respond to it, according to a new report by the Department for Homeland Security, seen by the…


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FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization For Gilead’s Coronavirus Treatment Remdesivir

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued an emergency use authorization for remdesivir, an antiviral drug that has shown some promising preliminary results in early clinical trials. KEY FACTS - The emergency use authorization…


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Trump Claims To Have Seen Evidence Linking Coronavirus To Wuhan Lab After Intelligence Chief Says Virus Not Manmade

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a statement on Thursday saying the U.S. intelligence community "concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified,"…


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Some Coronavirus Victims Are Dying Alone. Donating A Phone Charger Could Help

When Stephen Hefler was admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 symptoms in late March, his kidneys were on the brink of failure. From his bed in the ICU, the 77-year-old retired physician initially remained in contact with his family. “We…


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CDC Adds 6 New Coronavirus Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six new symptoms to its official list of COVID-19 symptoms Sunday, as the medical community continues to report new presentations of the virus and coalesces around a precise definition…


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Trump Suggests Injecting Coronavirus Patients With Light Or Disinfectants, Alarming Experts

Trump spent much of his Thursday White House briefing contradicting his health experts and bashing the media, particularly around his suggestion that scientists should investigate whether they could inject COVID-19 coronavirus patients with…


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Fitbit And Other Wearables Could Help Researchers Predict Coronavirus Before Symptoms Start

As coronavirus cases surged worldwide in March, Fitbit observed a global decline in physical activity among its 30 million activity tracker and smartwatch users. As governments implemented shelter-in-place orders, the company recorded…


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