Chinese Company Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Available in U.S. in Early 2021

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 — A Chinese pharmaceutical company claims its COVID-19 vaccine should available by early next year for distribution in the United States and other countries. If it passes its final round of human tests, SinoVac will apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell the CoronaVac vaccine, company CEO Yin Weidong said Thursday, the Associated […]

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Is lockdown worth the pain? No, it’s a sledgehammer, and we have better options

Melbourne’s lockdown has been described as one of the harshest in the world. And jurisdictions outside Australia have taken other measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 once case numbers have eased. So, in the absence of a reliable COVID-19 treatment or licensed vaccine, is lockdown still worth it? To answer this, we not only need scientific evidence, we need […]

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What it's like to be in a psychiatric hospital during Covid-19

As restrictions are put into place across the UK to prevent the spread of Covid-19, what’s happening in mental health hospitals? According to The Royal College of Psychiatrists, these spaces have taken important steps to ensure their patients’ safety. They state: ‘There is no doubt that providing even basic treatment for patients’ mental health needs is compromised in the present […]

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6 months after New Zealand’s first COVID-19 case, it’s time for a more strategic approach

Today marks six months since New Zealand’s first COVID-19 case was identified on February 26. So far New Zealand has been largely in reactive mode, initially during the first elimination stage which finished in early June and now in response to the ongoing Auckland outbreak. Given the vigorous response to controlling this current cluster, we have a good chance of […]

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Disney World is reducing its hours, but not for the reason you might think

The happiest place on earth has some sad news for Mickey Mouse fans — but the reason why may surprise you. Sadly, Disney World is already operating at reduced hours and now will be decreasing them even more, according to the Washington Post. The safety of cast, crew, and guests amid a global pandemic is surely why the park is […]

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EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists due to coronavirus – The Denver Post

BRUSSELS — The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact […]

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Colorado hasn’t needed its overflow coronavirus hospitals, but plans to keep them in case of a fall surge

One month ago, Gov. Jared Polis stood inside Denver’s cavernous Colorado Convention Center and said he hoped the planned 2,000-bed emergency hospital wouldn’t have to be used for patients suffering from the novel coronavirus. Right now, he’s getting his wish. Through the governor’s stay-at-home order and social-distancing measures, Colorado health officials say they flattened the COVID-19 curve enough to avoid […]

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