Moderna plans 100 million Covid vaccine doses in early 2021

Moderna plans to have 100 to 125 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine available in the first quarter of 2021, the vast majority of which will go to the United States, the biotechnology company announced Thursday. Between 85 and 100 million of the doses will be distributed in the United States, with the rest of the world receiving the remaining […]

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Almost a million people inoculated with Chinese Covid-19 vaccine: firm

Nearly a million people have taken an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese company Sinopharm, the firm said, although it has not yet provided any clear clinical evidence of efficacy. China has been giving experimental COVID-19 vaccines to people including state employees, international students and essential workers heading abroad since July. Sinopharm’s chairman told media this week that nearly a […]

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Study of one million children shows adversity increases risk of premature death in adulthood

A new study published in The Lancet, conducted by researchers from the Universities of Copenhagen and Liverpool, shows that adversity in childhood increases the risk of premature death in early adulthood. Children who have experienced repeated serious adversity such as losing a parent, mental illness in the family, poverty or being placed in foster care have a 4.5 times higher […]

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Layoffs cost 5.4 million americans their health insurance

(HealthDay)—About 5.4 million Americans lost their health insurance after being laid off between February and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study shows. The number of adults who lost coverage due to unemployment during those months is higher than the number of those who have ever lost insurance in a single year, The New York Times reported. The […]

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World coronavirus cases pass 1 million mark

—Coronavirus in the US: Map & cases —What are coronavirus symptoms? —How deadly is the new coronavirus? —How long does coronavirus last on surfaces? —Is there a cure for COVID-19? —How does coronavirus compare with seasonal flu? —How does the coronavirus spread? —Can people spread the coronavirus after they recover? More than 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 have now […]

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Arkansas company recalls 2 million pounds of poultry over metal contamination concerns

CDC: Don’t wash your raw chicken The CDC is issuing a stern warning against washing raw chicken and explains why it is so dangerous. An Arkansas-based company is recalling more than 2 million pounds of poultry over “extraneous materials” concerns. The Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. […]

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Congo distributes 3 million mosquito nets in anti-malaria campaign

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Republic of Congo on Thursday launched a campaign to distribute anti-malaria bed nets to more than 90 percent of the nation’s households. More than three million insecticide-treated nets will be distributed over the five-day operation, initiated by Prime Minister Clement Mouamba in the capital Brazzaville. The cost of the operation, put at 12 million euros […]

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