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Coronavirus vaccine: Are we close to finding one? Here’s what’s happening

Coronavirus vaccine: Are we close to finding one? Here’s what’s happening

Experts are hopeful that a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus will become available sooner rather than later. SOPA Images/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. New Coronavirus cases are on the rise in 45 states across the US. This has prompted at least 19 state governments…
Facebook and Instagram will remind you to wear a mask atop your feed

Facebook and Instagram will remind you to wear a mask atop...

Back in May, it seemed the number of new coronavirus cases was beginning to go down. Then, as states began to reopen (often against the advice of health officials), the number of new cases shot up dramatically — now at record daily levels that can’t be explained away by increased testing. One of the primary…
Coronavirus Outbreak Continues To Accelerate In Arizona, Positivity Rate Nears 25%

Coronavirus Outbreak Continues To Accelerate In Arizona, Positivity Rate Nears 25%

Vice President Mike Pence visited Arizona Wednesday. He said 500 federal health care workers would be sent to the state, as the number of cases soars and the positivity rate hovers around 25%.
Coronavirus In The U.S.: Where The Hotspots Are Now And Where To Expect New Ones

Coronavirus In The U.S.: Where The Hotspots Are Now And Where...

As coronavirus cases surge across the U.S., NPR discusses the metrics that identify which states, counties and cities are facing the biggest challenges now — and which could be future hotspots.
Vanilla Ice Latest Artist Set To Perform In Front Of Thousands, Despite Coronavirus Surge

Vanilla Ice Latest Artist Set To Perform In Front Of Thousands,...

TOPLINE Rapper Vanilla Ice is getting heat for planning to take the stage at an Austin, Texas, concert scheduled for Friday night—as the state’s daily confirmed coronavirus infections continue to surge—and becomes the latest artist to draw criticism for resuming performances, with fans who are unlikely to socially distance or wear masks. Vanilla Ice performs…
Coronavirus cases spiking in 45 US states. What that means for a second wave

Coronavirus cases spiking in 45 US states. What that means for...

Most US states and countries are reopening to some degree. Experts warn that coronavirus infections could begin to increase as a result. Sarah Tew/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. As confirmed coronavirus cases top 10.5 million globally and as many as 45 US states are seeing increases in new…
Tom Hanks Joins The Mask Debate: ‘Shame On You’ For Not Wearing One

Tom Hanks Joins The Mask Debate: ‘Shame On You’ For Not...

TOPLINE Asked about face masks during a press junket for the upcoming Apple TV+ movie Greyhound, actor Tom Hanks didn’t hold back, calling “shame” on those who opt out of wearing the face coverings. Tom Hanks at the 2020 Academy Awards in February. AP Photo/Chris Pizzello KEY FACTS People magazine first reported the comments of…
Researchers Find People Who Don’t Wear Masks Are Misunderstanding How Coronavirus Spreads

Researchers Find People Who Don’t Wear Masks Are Misunderstanding How Coronavirus...

TAMPA, FL - JUNE 26: Coronavirus cases are spiking in Florida, yet many people don't understand the ... [+] need for masks for social distancing. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images) Getty Images Wearing masks and social distancing have been shown the be the most important measures we can take to fight coronavirus. Yet a large…
Tracking COVID-19’s spread through an Italian town

Tracking COVID-19’s spread through an Italian town

Enlarge / Even after the national lockdown ended, Italy is still locking down residential buildings if clusters of cases develop there. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Italy was one of the countries hit earliest as the COVID-19 pandemic spread beyond its origin in China, and the country struggled with a sudden surge in cases that…
Regeneron’s Billionaire Cofounder Criticized After ‘All Lives Matter’ Graduation Speech

Regeneron’s Billionaire Cofounder Criticized After ‘All Lives Matter’ Graduation Speech

George Yancopoulos, president and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, right, ... [+] speaks during the Bloomberg Year Ahead Conference in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Photographer: Alex Flynn/Bloomberg © 2017 Bloomberg Finance LP George Yancopoulos, the billionaire cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, created a stir over the weekend…

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