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Covid cases, vaccinations on the rise as U.S. officials urge continued caution

Amid growing fears of a fourth wave of U.S. Covid-19 cases, government officials urged Americans to continue taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. During a press conference on Monday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said she had a feeling of “impending doom” and urged Americans to “just… Read More »

AstraZeneca results may have included outdated information, US health officials say

Loading the player… Results from a U.S. trial of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine may have included “outdated information” and that could mean the company provided an incomplete view of efficacy data, American federal health officials said early Tuesday. AstraZeneca said in a statement that the data it released Monday included cases up to Feb. 17, as… Read More »

3M sues New Jersey company for alleged price gouging of masks to NYC officials

3M N95 particulate filtering face mask are seen at a store in East Palo Alto, California, United States on January 26, 2020. Yichuan Cao | NurPhoto | Getty Images Industrial company 3M announced Friday that it is suing a New Jersey company for alleged price gouging and illegal trade practices involving N95 respirators, a key… Read More »

Google may help UK officials track coronavirus social distancing

By Adam Vaughan The UK government is looking at ways of tracking people’s movementsChris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images Google is discussing sharing aggregated and anonymised location data from its apps with the UK government, to show whether people are practising social distancing to combat the coronavirus. The technology giant told New Scientist it was at… Read More »

As US officials shift tone, Trump stops short of 1 provider ask

Wednesday marked a turning point in coronavirus outbreak with the World Health Organization officially calling it a pandemic and the U.S. president addressing the nation in prime time. Still, some providers worry it’s not enough. Hours after hospital executives met with President Donald Trump, he did not declare a disaster or national emergency. The American… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: Chinese health officials say death toll has risen to 132

People wearing face masks ride escalators inside Hankou Railway Station on January 22, 2020 in Wuhan, China. A new infectious coronavirus known as “2019-nCoV” was discovered in Wuhan last week. Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below in Beijing Time, beginning on Wednesday. 9:30 am: Hong Kong… Read More »