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US pledges up to $1.2 billion to access 300 million doses of experimental COVID-19 vaccine US pledges up to $1.2 billion to access 300 million doses of experimental COVID-19 vaccine
The United States has pledged to pay as much as $1.2 billion to get early access to 300 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine being developed and tested in England. The vaccine is being developed by the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute and licensed to British drugmaker AstraZeneca. It is expected to be delivered as early as October, though that only means the doses will be...
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Aftershock: If coronavirus swells in a second wave later this year, will the nation be ready? Aftershock: If coronavirus swells in a second wave later this year, will the nation be ready?
Paul Romer, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, envisions a day when all Americans are tested regularly for COVID-19, and they present proof when dining out or visiting a dentist. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said that if a "big peak" of coronavirus floods hospitals this winter, "we have the potential here to g...
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SoCal has the sun, surf and most coronavirus cases SoCal has the sun, surf and most coronavirus cases
Five California counties have more than 70% of the entire state's coronavirus cases and when it comes to hospitalizations, the number's even higher. And Tesla CEO Elon Musk joins those requesting to reopen faster, but he didn't wait for an answer. It's Arlene Martínez, with news for Monday. But first, Disneyland Shanghai reopens, and tickets for the rest of the week are sold out. Is Anaheim...
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'Bad economies are as hurtful to health as viruses’: US lurches toward reopening despite ominous coronavirus models 'Bad economies are as hurtful to health as viruses’: US lurches toward reopening despite ominous coronavirus models
SAN FRANCISCO – Millions of Italians were allowed to return to work this week after nearly two months in lockdown because of the coronavirus. Children are free to play outside in Spain again after the pandemic kept them indoors for six weeks. About half the states in the USA have taken similar steps to loosen the social distancing measures imposed to keep the virus from spreading, and others ar...
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Colson Whitehead: Author wins Pulitzer Prize for a second time Colson Whitehead: Author wins Pulitzer Prize for a second time
US author Colson Whitehead has become only the fourth writer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction twice. The African-American author was honoured for The Nickel Boys, which chronicles the abuse of black boys at a juvenile reform school in Florida. Whitehead, a 50-year-old New Yorker, won the 2017 prize in the same category for his book The Underground Railroad. Before him, only Boot...
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Shopping malls could reopen soon. Here are the changes you can expect. Shopping malls could reopen soon. Here are the changes you can expect.
When shoppers return to their local Simon mall or outlet, they'll likely find food courts with lessseating, directional signs and dividers to control the flow of foot traffic, and free temperature testing via infrared thermometers. The safety protocols are outlined in a comprehensive guide that Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, the nation's largest owner and operator of shopping malls, p...
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Which states have relaxed restrictions? Find out what your state is doing Which states have relaxed restrictions? Find out what your state is doing
Dozens of states have announced plans to relax social distancing restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus – but few have yet to enact major changes. Georgia has become a high-profile outlier after it set in motion aggressive plans to ease stay-at-home restrictions over the objection of some local officials and even President Donald Trump. Gov. Brian Kemp announced that gyms, ...
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In CA: Social distancing in a heatwave — some beaches open, but pools stay closed In CA: Social distancing in a heatwave — some beaches open, but pools stay closed
It's been the deadliest day yet for the coronavirus in the Golden State, but there are signs of optimism. And as a heatwave makes its way to parts of the state, authorities gear up to enforce social distancing. Plus, don't miss stories that remind us that faith without works is dead. It's Arlene Martínez, with news for Thursday. But first, anyone else give themselves bangs while they're soc...
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Which states in the US have the highest tax burdens? Many can be found in North, Northeast Which states in the US have the highest tax burdens? Many can be found in North, Northeast
The nationwide effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 has taken a considerable economic toll. In recent weeks, travel has all but ground to a halt, and nonessential businesses have shuttered, causing mass layoffs and a historic unemployment crisis. The crunch has arrived at a time when many Americans are already facing financial strain – tax season. Exactly how much of a financial burden taxe...
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Maryland police remind residents to wear pants to mailbox: 'This is your final warning' Maryland police remind residents to wear pants to mailbox: 'This is your final warning'
A small-town police department in Maryland has reminded residents to wear pants while checking the mail, yet another sign that many people working during stay-at-home orders are dressing casually, if they're getting dressed at all. "Please remember to put pants on before leaving the house to check your mailbox. You know who you are. This is your final warning," the Taneytown Police Department w...
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