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Novavax shares rise after deal to provide 60 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to U.K.

Dr. Sonia Macieiewski (R) and Dr. Nita Patel, Director of Antibody discovery and Vaccine development, look at a sample of a respiratory virus at Novavax labs in Rockville, Maryland on March 20, 2020, one of the labs developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Novavax shares rose Friday after… Read More »

New experimental coronavirus vaccine boosted antibody levels in mice 90-fold

New experimental coronavirus vaccine prevented severe disease in mice after two doses of the jab boosted their antibody levels 90-fold Researchers genetically modified vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), which causes a mild illness in livestock, to become a vaccine The team took out a gene from VSV and inserted the spike protein from the coronavirus, which… Read More »

Coronavirus Task Force’s Dr. Birx tells 9 cities ‘get on top of it’ as positive cases rise

White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx told several state and local officials in nine cities seeing an increase trend in positive COVID-19 cases to “get on top of it” this week, according to multiple reports. Birx warned the leaders of the nine cities — Atlanta; Omaha, Neb.; Boston; Kansas City, Mo.;  Portland, Ore.; Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and… Read More »

WHO says the late-stage coronavirus trials don’t mean a vaccine is ‘nearly there’

Tony Potts, a 69-year-old retiree living in Ormond Beach, is examined by Dr. Bruce Rankin, Medical Director at Accel Research Sites, before Potts receives his first injection as a participant in a Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial sponsored by Moderna on August 4, 2020 in DeLand, Florida. Paul Hennessy | NurPhoto | Getty Images… Read More »

Coronavirus: Ethnic minorities ‘over-exposed’ to Covid-19

People from ethnic minority backgrounds in Britain “face greater barriers” when trying to protect themselves from coronavirus, according to a report. The Runnymede Trust, a race equality think-tank, said Bangladeshi and black African people were most vulnerable. Jobs, households and using public transport are all said to be risk factors. The government said it is… Read More »