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Ugur Sahin, CEO of BioNTech. Andreas Arnold | picture alliance | Getty Images LONDON — Daily life may return to normal by next winter, according to one of the creators of the highly-anticipated prospective coronavirus vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech. Professor Ugur Sahin, co-founder and chief executive of BioNTech, also suggested the vaccine could halve
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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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In a Friday evening interview on “The News with Shepard Smith,” Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said, “there doesn’t appear to be a rhyme or reason to some of the decisions to reverse the statewide mask mandates” as coronavirus hospitalization rates reach the highest level in the state in 2.5 months. “We’re not only the
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Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, testifies during a US Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine Covid-19, focusing on an update on the federal response in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2020. Graeme Jennings | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — America’s leading expert
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A health care worker holds an injection syringe of the phase 3 vaccine trial, developed against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by the U.S. Pfizer and German BioNTech company, at the Ankara University Ibni Sina Hospital in Ankara, Turkey on October 27, 2020. Dogukan Keskinkilic | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The announcement earlier this
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Friday offered a dismal assessment of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, suggesting the real number of new infections per day is more than 500,000 — more than four times the current record of daily new diagnosed Covid-19 cases. That record came Thursday, when 121,888 new infections were reported, according to data from Johns
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Peter Thiel, co-founder and chairman of Palantir Technologies Inc., pauses during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON – The U.K. government is considering using software from U.S. data analytics firm Palantir for coronavirus contact tracing in England, according to reports from Bloomberg
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SINGAPORE — Fast and accurate coronavirus tests have become a reality, according to genetic testing firm Prenetics. The Hong Kong-based company last week told CNBC that the accuracy of its rapid coronavirus tests is comparable to the “gold standard” of PCR testing. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been widely used to detect coronavirus infections
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned that the United States is only “at the beginning of the steep part of the epidemic” as the number of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations across the country break grim records. In an interview on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Friday, the former FDA chief said, “You’ll see cases start
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Performer Marc Anthony wanted the Trump administration to agree — in writing — that it wouldn’t use his comments for a public service campaign on the coronavirus to be used for President Donald Trump’s reelection. Actor Dennis Quaid and singers CeCe Winans and Shulem Lemmer taped their PSAs before withdrawing their consent to participate. Rapper
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A lab technician inspects filled vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California. Gilead Sciences Inc | Reuters Gilead Sciences reported stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings on Wednesday with revenue rising 17% from a year earlier, driven by sales of coronavirus treatment remdesivir. Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir,
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A waiter prepares to close a bar-restaurant on Piazza Navona in Rome on October 26, 2020, as the country faces a second wave of infections to the Covid-19 (the novel coronavirus). Tiziana Fabi | AFP | Getty Images The World Health Organization warned Monday that some countries may need to shut down their non-essential businesses
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Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Mokdad is advising people across the U.S. “to be very careful” and ” to change our behaviors” as the nation heads toward winter, the worst season for viral transmission. Mokdad’s research estimates America could see more than 500,000 total deaths from Covid-19 by the end of February, more than double the current
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The United States could see “staggering” numbers of coronavirus deaths in the coming months as infection rates increase during the colder months, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Friday. There were 916 deaths from Covid-19 in the U.S. on Friday, according to data compiled by the Covid Tracking Project, an independent volunteer organization launched
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The FDA took the unusual step Thursday in opening to the public a routine meeting with an advisory group that’s weighing in on approving the coronavirus vaccine as the agency battles public concerns about its safety as well as political pressure from President Donald Trump to approve it before the Nov. 3 election. The Vaccines
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Blood collection specialist Niilo Juntunen removes the IV from recovered coronavirus patient Monica Jacobs as she finishes donating convalescent plasma at the Central Seattle Donor Center of Bloodworks Northwest during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global outbreak, in Seattle, Washington, September 2, 2020. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters A new study has identified the main factors that
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