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- Pharma Exec Worried About Manufacturing Capacity For Virus Treatment, Vaccine
The United States has a worrisome limited capacity to manufacture potential COVID-19 treatments or vaccines, the CEO of pharmaceutical company Regeneron said Sunday.In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Leonard Schleifer said two things in the health care…
- COVID-19 Treatments Will Be Developed Before Vaccine To Eradicate Virus Available
A biomedical scientist on Sunday said the United States needs a vaccine in order to eradicate the coronavirus, but that there will be ways to prevent and treat COVID-19 until that happens.In remarks to ABC News’ “This Week,”..
- UV Light Tech Rising as Way to Disinfect Coronavirus
As the summer months approach, the effectiveness of ultraviolet provided by the sun and man-made tech is being considered a disinfectant tool to combat the global coronavirus pandemic….
- Expert Warns Majority Of Americans Will Be Infected By COVID-19
A top infectious disease expert on Sunday warned a vast majority of Americans will be infected by COVID-19 – and said officials shouldn’t be broadcasting “a false sense of security.”In remarks to NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” Dr. Michael Osterholm,..
- FDA Grants Approval for First At-Home Saliva Coronavirus Test
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized emergency use for an at-home, saliva coronavirus test, according to the agency’s website.
- Study: Malaria Drug HCQ Doesn’t Help Treat COVID-19
A study of over 1,000 patients at a New York City hospital found the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine did not appear to help COVID-19 patients any more than those who did not get the treatment.
- Airbus Eyeing Smell Sensors to Detect Coronavirus on Planes
Sensors are being developed by Airbus and a California startup company, Koniku, to see if they can “sniff out” COVID-19.
- Vitamin D Linked to Low Virus Death Rate Says New Study
A new study has found an association between low levels of vitamin D and high numbers of COVID-19 cases and mortality rates across 20 European countries.
- Italian Firm: Vaccine Neutralizes COVID-19 in Human Cells
An Italian firm claims to have developed a vaccine that neutralizes coronavirus in human cells, reports The Science Times.
- Scientists Find a Way to Disable Obesity Gene
Scientists might have found a way to disable the obesity gene in a study of mice, which burn calories in the same way as humans do, The Science Times reported.
- Arizona Researchers Told to Pause Virus Data Modeling
A team of university experts working on coronavirus projection modeling were told Tuesday by the Arizona Department of Health to pause all current work.
- Survey: One-Third of Americans Won’t Take Vaccine
Even though COVID-19 is expected to be around for years and has killed more than 70,000 in the United States already, a third of Americans say they will not take vaccine against the novel coronavirus, according to a new survey.
- Studies Show Evidence That Children Can Pass Coronavirus to Adults
Two new studies have revealed evidence that even though fewer children suffer serious complications from coronavirus infections, they can pass the virus on to adults. Epidemiologists who were not involved in the research told The New York Times…
- Las Vegas Startup Unveils Self-Cleaning Slot Machine Dividers
Many inventions have been born in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and for diehard gamblers, self-cleaning slot machine dividers might be just the ticket to safely pursue their passion.
- Skepticism Over Trump’s COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline
Public health experts are skeptical of President Donald Trump’s prediction of a COVID-19 vaccine by year’s end.
- FDA: Manufacturers Must Prove Antibody Test Accuracy
The Food and Drug Administration has reversed its stance and will now require commercial manufacturers to submit data that proves their antibody tests for the coronavirus are accurate.
- Drugmaker Says COVID-19 Treatment Headed To ‘Most Urgent’ Patients
Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O’Day said on Sunday that remdesivir, a drug granted emergency authorization to treat COVID-19, is headed to the “most urgent” patients “in the early part of this next week.”
- COVID-19 Three Times More Deadly Than Flu in Florida
The coronavirus has been roughly three times more deadly in Florida than the state’s deadliest flu season in a decade, according to Florida Department of Health data.In roughly two months of COVID-19 death data,…
- Researchers Scramble to Eradicate ‘Murder Hornet’ Species in US
Before their population grows, researchers are looking for ways to eradicate A species of “murder hornets” from Asia has arrived in the United States, according to The New York Times reported.
- NASA Gets FDA Approval for Cheaper Ventilator For Next Coronavirus Wave
NASA engineers have said they designed a low-cost ventilator to treat coronavirus patients that has been granted FDA approval, according to Business Insider.
- FCC’s Brandon Carr to Newsmax TV: US Should Review Huawei, TikTok
China wants to grab the world’s information with its 5G telecom platform, according to foreign affairs expert and Asia analyst Gordon Chang on Newsmax TV.
- Bezos, Musk Contracted to Get US Back to Moon by ’24
Companies owned by billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have been selected to build lunar landing systems that can bring astronauts to the moon by 2024, NASA announced Thursday.
- 3 US COVID-19 Positive Kids Develop Rare Inflammatory Disease
A rare inflammatory syndrome has developed in three U.S. children infected by coronavirus, according to Reuters.The three children, whose ages range from 6 months to eight-years-old, had inflammation of the gut and heart and fever. …
- Amazon Buys Cameras Off Blacklisted China Company
Amazon has purchased cameras designed to measure the temperature of its workers from a Chinese company that was blacklisted by the United States for helping China commit human rights violations against the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, Reuters reported.
- Fear of Germs Boosts Contactless Payments 40 Percent
Mastercard saw a 40% hike in the use of contactless payments, including tap-to-pay and mobile pay, as the coronavirus pandemic worsened during first quarter of this year.
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