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Coronavirus digest: Britain names COVID vaccine minister

Britain on Saturday appointed a vaccine minister as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the virus, potentially starting within days. Prime Minister Boris…

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Coronavirus: Germany’s Angela Merkel urges avoiding unnecessary social contacts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the extension of Germany’s partial lockdown in a speech to lawmakers Thursday. She said current…

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Coronavirus: German states agree on Christmas rules

Tighten the screws in a bid to salvage some semblance of normalcy at Christmas: That seems to be the essence…

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Coronavirus: WHO advises against remdesivir for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

International experts with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that the anti-viral drug remdesivir shouldn’t be used to treat hospitalized…

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FDA approves first COVID-19 test kit for home use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had approved the first COVID-19 self-testing kit for home use that provides…

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More than a quarter of a million Americans have been killed by Covid-19

Covid-19 has killed more than 250,000 people in the United States in less than 10 months, according to data from…

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Pfizer and BioNTech say final analysis shows coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective with no safety concerns

A final analysis of the Phase 3 trial of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine shows it was 95% effective in preventing infections,…

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FDA advisory panel not convinced of experimental Alzheimer’s drug’s effectiveness

An advisory committee to the US Food and Drug Administration largely concluded in a meeting on Friday that there is…

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Burkina Faso: Growing Violence Threatens Health Care

Away from the worlds attention, Burkina Faso has been slipping into violence. In less than a year, t..

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World Bank and WHO Statement on Partnership & Deployment of Financing to WHO for Ebola Response in DRC

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2019—The World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), along with the G..

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