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A man with her protective face mask walks in Vellaces neighborhood after new restrictions came into force as Spain sees record daily coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, in Madrid, Spain on September 21, 2020. (Photo by Burak Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON — There can be no doubt now that Europe is facing the
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Tourists look at a placard by the city of Nice of hygienic measures and the activities allowed on the beach at the ‘Promenade des Anglais’ in the French riviera city of Nice, southern France, on May 16, 2020, after France eased lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the
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Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. Erin Scott | POOL | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reversed controversial coronavirus testing guidance, which previously said that people who
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, September 18, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will manufacture enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by April. He said the U.S. will have at
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Staff work at the Top Glove factory research and development lab in Shah Alam on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on August 26, 2020. MOHD RASFAN | AFP via Getty Images SINGAPORE — Malaysia’s Top Glove, the world’s largest medical glove maker, sees “very strong” growth ahead, according to the company’s managing director, Lee Kim Meow.
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Numerous design, management and regulatory failures during the development of the 737 Max preceded the “preventable death” of 346 people in two crashes of the popular Boeing jetliner, according to a damning congressional report released Wednesday. The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s 238-page report painted a Boeing that prioritized profits over safety and detailed
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Bill Gates addresses a virtual Covid-19 conference hosted by the International Aids Society. July 11, 2020 International Aids Society Handout Bill Gates doesn’t believe any of the coronavirus vaccines currently in development are likely to seek U.S. approval before the end of October — something that would be bad news for President Donald Trump, who
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An employee at work at the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Healthcare Ministry that produces a COVID-19 vaccine. Vyacheslav Prokofyev | TASS | Getty Images A group of scientists have questioned the reliability of data published by Russian epidemiologists on early clinical trials of its “Sputnik V” coronavirus vaccine,
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Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks while U.S. President Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Public health specialists and the medical community are criticizing the Trump
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The U.S. reported more than 35,200 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, its highest daily tally since Sep. 5, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The holiday weekend likely impacted the data over the past few days and is only now beginning to stabilize. The seven-day average of daily new cases has
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Nine drugmakers working on coronavirus vaccines publicly pledged on Tuesday to prioritize safety and uphold rigorous scientific standards as concerns mount of political pressure to bring a vaccine to market before the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election. The pledge sought to “ensure public confidence” by committing to only apply for regulatory authorization when enough data
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Roberto Arias prepares a grave for burial at Woodlawn Cemetery during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., May 27, 2020. Brian Snyder | Reutes The U.S. will top more than 410,000 Covid-19 deaths by the end of the year as the country heads into the fall and winter, according to a new forecast from the Institute
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With Labor Day weekend approaching, top U.S. health officials are pleading with the American public to maintain public safety precautions, such as mask wearing and social distancing. The U.S. is headed into the fall with a troubling level of spread, if the country can’t bring the daily numbers down through September, White House coronavirus advisor
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In this May 4, 2020 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first patient enrolled in Pfizer’s COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection. University of Maryland School of Medicine | AP Pfizer could have results from its late-stage coronavirus
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The U.S. reported just 33,888 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, the lowest daily tally reported in weeks, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. However, daily case reporting tends to dip early in the week after local public health offices close for the weekend. Across the country, 26 states reported rising cases,
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A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey. Chris Helgren | Reuters It’s time to say goodbye to the $200 ticket-change fee. United Airlines on Sunday said that it will permanently scrap fees to change domestic flights, a big bet that more flexible
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A Detroit resident is tested for free for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and antibodies at the Sheffield Center in Detroit, Michigan, April 28, 2020. Rebecca Cook | Reuters Coronavirus cases in the Midwest are beginning to increase following warnings from top U.S. health officials that the country’s heartland could be vulnerable to new outbreaks.  Coronavirus
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A pig with a Neuralink implant. Screengrab of live demo Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface company, Neuralink, conducted a live demo of its technology on Friday, showing a coin-sized device without wires. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO brought along three pigs, who had varying levels of interest in cooperating. Eventually, the audience was shown real-time neural
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New cases of the coronavirus continue to fall in the U.S., as does testing across the country, according to data compiled by Covid Tracking Project, a volunteer project founded by journalists at The Atlantic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly revised its testing guidance earlier this week to say that most people without
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The discussion around U.S. use of convalescent plasma as a Covid-19 treatment continued on Tuesday. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn acknowledged late Monday that criticism of his comments about the benefits of the treatment are “entirely justified.” Hahn, at a press conference with President Donald Trump, said that of 100 Covid-19 patients, “35
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