U.S. Nears 70,000 Coronavirus Deaths as California Moves to Reopen Some Businesses | Health News
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U.S. Nears 70,000 Coronavirus Deaths as California Moves to Reopen Some Businesses | Health News

As the U.S. death toll climbs toward 70,000, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday said he would allow some businesses to begin offering curbside pickup this week. Clothing stores, bookstores, toy stores, sporting goods stores and other retail businesses will be allowed to open for curbside services on Friday if workers are able to physically […]

Trump Pushes Coronavirus Death Toll Estimate to 100,000 as Task Force Projections Trend Higher | Health News
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Trump Pushes Coronavirus Death Toll Estimate to 100,000 as Task Force Projections Trend Higher | Health News

The coronavirus is threatening to take the lives of up to 100,000 Americans, President Donald Trump said over the weekend. The number is a jump from the president’s recent estimates of 60,000-70,000 deaths. However, the U.S. has already reached 67,000 deaths and 1.1 million cases without major signs of significant slowing. “Look, we’re going to […]

New York Partners With Six States to Purchase Coronavirus Tests, Medical Equipment | Health News
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New York Partners With Six States to Purchase Coronavirus Tests, Medical Equipment | Health News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that New York is launching a “regional buying consortium” with six other states to purchase medical supplies and coronavirus tests in order to “increase market power and bring down prices.” New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, Connecticut and Pennsylvania are teaming up to buy $5 billion worth […]

Deborah Birx: Coronavirus Vaccine Possible by January as Countries See Largest Single-Day Jumps | Health News
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Deborah Birx: Coronavirus Vaccine Possible by January as Countries See Largest Single-Day Jumps | Health News

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said a COVID-19 vaccine is possible by January as the number of cases across the globe continues to rise. Appearing on Fox Sunday, Birx said that a vaccine “on paper” is possible by the start of 2021, but it will require the proper execution. Experts have […]

Biotech Companies Moderna, Lonza Group Partner to Manufacture Potential Coronavirus Vaccine | Health News
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Biotech Companies Moderna, Lonza Group Partner to Manufacture Potential Coronavirus Vaccine | Health News

Biotech companies Lonza Group and Moderna announced on Friday they are teaming up to accelerate the manufacturing of a potential coronavirus vaccine. Swiss contract drugmaker Lonza Group and Massachusetts-based Moderna announced a 10-year collaboration agreement to manufacture up to 1 billion doses per year of Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine, as well as additional Moderna products in […]

Gilead Sciences Says Potential Coronavirus Treatment Remdesivir Shows Promise in Study | Health News
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Gilead Sciences Says Potential Coronavirus Treatment Remdesivir Shows Promise in Study | Health News

Positive data is emerging from the study of a possible COVID-19 treatment, according to biotech company Gilead Sciences. A trial of the antiviral drug remdesivir by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases “has met its primary endpoint,” the company said on Wednesday. More information about the development will be provided by the institute […]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Expected to Close Beaches After Overcrowding as U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 60,000 | Health News
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Expected to Close Beaches After Overcrowding as U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 60,000 | Health News

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to order the closure of beaches and state parks effective Friday. The decision, which Newsom is reportedly going to announce on Thursday, comes after a weekend of overcrowding at the state’s beaches. A memo from the California Police Chiefs Association obtained by Fox News said that following “well-publicized media […]