Month: November 2020

A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters More data will be needed from AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine trials to determine the drug’s safety and efficacy following concerns from experts in the U.S., scientists from the University of Oxford and the
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Travelers wearing protective masks wait in line to go through security at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images With Covid-19 deaths rising rapidly and daily new cases and hospitalizations both reaching all-time highs, epidemiologists and public health officials are
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View of Corporate and Research and Development Headquarters of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Old Saw Mill River Road in Tarrytown, New York. Lev Radin | LightRocket | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted an emergency use authorization for Regeneron‘s Covid-19 antibody treatment, the experimental therapy given to President Donald Trump when he
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The Dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, Dr. Ashish Jha, warned that the United States could “see another 100,000 deaths by Inauguration Day” as the coronavirus death rate climbs and public health professionals raise the alarm.  “Once we get into the spring we easily could be at 450,000 or even 500,000 deaths,” said
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Pfizer and Moderna released positive late-stage trial data this month showing their coronavirus vaccines were highly effective in preventing Covid-19. The news sent stock markets across the world soaring and gave business executives and world leaders some of the first glimmers of hope that they can bring the epidemic under control and employees back to
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With Amazon Pharmacy, Prime customers in the United States can get their prescription medications shipped to their home for free. Amazon Amazon is entering the pharmacy business with a new offering called Amazon Pharmacy, allowing customers in the United States to order prescription medications for home delivery, including free delivery for Amazon Prime members. Amazon
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday that the devastating coronavirus pandemic could “effectively” be ended next year, following promising developments around Moderna‘s Covid-19 vaccine. The Massachusetts-based biotech company on Monday announced that its coronavirus vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing Covid-19, based on preliminary data from its phase-three trial. The news comes one week after Pfizer
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Medical professionals treat a patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, November 12, 2020. Callaghan O’Hare | Reuters The United States reported a record-high number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 on Friday as more states roll out fresh restrictions to slow the spread of the virus ahead
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Spc. Demetrie Barnett of the Nevada National Guard administers a COVID-19 test during a preview of a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in the parking garage of the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel on November 12, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller | Getty Images The United States reported another record one-day
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Hundreds of millions of people around the world were suffering from common mental health issues including anxiety and depression before Covid-19, and the scale of the health-care crisis has escalated as a result of the pandemic. But demand for mental health services is far outstripping the available supply of trained professionals. Machines are rising to
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A screen shows Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during the 15th annual end-of-year news conference at the World Trade Centre in Moscow. Valery Sharifulin President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia is about to register its third vaccine against the coronavirus, according to Russian news agencies. Putin also said “all” Russian coronavirus vaccines were effective, the RIA
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The U.S. can expect increased Covid-19 testing, a national mask policy and the possibility of nationwide lockdowns once President-elect Joe Biden takes office Jan. 20. The Biden-Harris campaign laid out a step-by-step plan for addressing the coronavirus pandemic that includes more testing, increasing use of the Defense Production Act to make protective equipment for frontline
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In the spring, U.S. medical workers were heralded as heroes. But by the fall, the rhetoric had started to shift, with the public growing increasingly fatigued by the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump accusing doctors of inflating Covid-19 death counts for money. With the death toll from the coronavirus continuing to tick up, many
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People take off their face masks in protest on November 3, 2020 in Venice, Italy. Stefano Mazzola | Awakening | Getty Images LONDON — The key to improving compliance with coronavirus health measures lies in effective communication between policymakers and the broader population, infectious disease experts have said. It comes as several European countries seek
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A medical professional applies a nasal swab during testing at the Orange County Health Services Covid-19 drive-thru site at Barnett Park in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, October 29, 2020. Joe Burbank | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Cellular, or “T-cell,” immunity against Covid-19 is likely to be present within most adults six months after primary
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