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US COVID-19 tops daily record of 114,000 new cases

Yesterday, the US set an alarming record for the number of new coronavirus cases in a single day, recording more than 100,000 cases of the deadly virus. According to a NYT tally, the US...

Fauci predicts the US on track for ‘a whole lot of hurt’ from COVID-19 this winter

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned that the United States is primed to experience "a whole lot of hurt" as winter approaches due to the potential for surging coronavirus cases...

Germany and France announce new lockdowns as COVID-19 spikes in Europe

Germany and France are the two latest countries to announce new lockdown measures Wednesday as new COVID-19 cases in Europe spiked to record levels. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a four-week shutdown for restaurants, bars,...

Eli Lilly Drug Fails in COVID-19 hospitalization trials

Eli Lilly said its investigational monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab -- one of the agents used in treating former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, has failed to improve outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The ACTIV-3 clinical...

US Treasury Sanctions Iranian Entities for Attempted Election Interference

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Iranian entities for attempting to influence elections in the United States after an email campaign attempting to intimidate Democratic voters, the Trump administration blacklisted...

FDA approves Gilead’s drug antiviral drug, Remdesivir as a coronavirus treatment

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir as a treatment for the coronavirus. In May, the FDA granted the drug an emergency use authorization, allowing hospitals and doctors to...

Ireland Re-Enters Full Lockdown as COVID-19 second wave hits EU

As countries loosen restrictions, Ireland will clamp down in an effort to curb infections during the second wave of COVID. Ireland will implement its highest level restrictions, from midnight starting on this week. The country is the...

British government to pursue first COVID-19 human challenge trials

The British government has signed a contract with a pharmaceutical services company, Open Orphan for the first COVID-19 human challenge study where healthy volunteers will be exposed to the virus to test a vaccine. Open Orphan...

Coronavirus cases climbing at record levels to 40 million Worldwide

Worldwide coronavirus cases continue to surge to around 40 million, growing at a rate of about 1 million every three days. Since the first cases were identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019 infections...

Barrett tells doubtful Dems she’d keep an open mind on the court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett presented herself Wednesday in her final round of Senate confirmation questioning as a judge with a traditional approach, holding deep personal and religious beliefs but committed to keeping an open...
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WHO recommends groundbreaking malaria vaccine for African children at risk

The World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the malaria vaccine Mosquirix, the first step in a process that should lead to wide...

COVID-19’s Vaccine and Drug Innovators Chosen as Recipients of the Galien Foundation 2021 Roy Vagelos Pro Bono Humanum Award for Global Health Equity

The Prix Galien Awards Committee announced that six world-leading biopharma companies responsible for the development of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics will jointly...

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to garner full FDA approval next week

According to media reports, the Food and Drug Administration is pushing to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine by early next week, further...

WWE® issues John Cena NFTs Leading Into SummerSlam

The WWE will create non-fungible-tokens (NFTs) inspired by WWE Superstar John Cena, along with never-before-sold memorabilia and experiences, just in time for...