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U.S. to discuss wider Covid vaccine licensing as India calls to waive patent protections

Ground staff unload coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief supplies from the United States at the Indira Gandhi International Airport cargo terminal in New Delhi, India April 30, 2021. Prakash Singh | Reuters WASHINGTON – White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Sunday that the Biden administration is looking to distribute the coronavirus vaccine to India… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says travel restrictions on India will have little impact on U.S. Covid cases

The Biden administration’s recently announced restrictions on travelers from India are unlikely to play a significant role in limiting new coronavirus cases in the U.S., Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. “Will it have an impact? Perhaps a minor impact on the margins in terms of reducing introductions. It’s not going to dramatically affect our… Read More »

Biden says U.S. will seek to ‘end cancer as we know it’ after Covid pandemic

President Joe Biden said Friday that once the coronavirus pandemic has been defeated, his administration will target another deadly disease: cancer. “I want you to know that, once we beat Covid, we’re going to do everything we can to end cancer as we know it,” Biden said in a speech after touring Pfizer’s massive coronavirus… Read More »

Trump isn’t the first sitting U.S. president to contract a potentially deadly virus in middle of a pandemic, so did Woodrow Wilson in 1918

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has tested positive for Covid-19, and he isn’t the first sitting president to contract a highly contagious and potentially deadly virus in the middle of a pandemic. Former President Woodrow Wilson became ill with the 1918 flu when he was in Paris in April of 1919 organizing a peace… Read More »