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Lockdowns and Spray-Downs: Do Measures Against Coronavirus Work?

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8:08 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My father is trustee of my late mother’s estate. He is marrying again, and won’t distribute our inheritance ‘He and his new wife have already traveled to France together, and apparently intend to live it up on his personal trust and their combined income’‘He and his new wife have already traveled to France together, and apparently intend to live it up on his personal trust and their combined income.’
9:33 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden to reinstate travel bans amid fears about new variants as global case tally heads toward 100 million Dr. Fauci says Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine could bet emergency use authorization within two weeksThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 headed closer to 100 million on Monday with the U.S. accounting for a quarter of that total, as President Joe Biden prepared to reinstate travel restrictions against foreign citizens visiting the U.S. from Brazil, the U.K, Ireland and much of the rest of Europe, as well as South Africa.
5:48 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - By Catey Hill
What it’s really like to retire on a Caribbean island — on $3,000 a month This Virginia couple retired to the Caribbean island of Bequia and opened an art galleryThis Virginia couple retired to the Caribbean island of Bequia and opened an art gallery.
8:00 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden to overhaul U.S. pandemic management as death toll heads above 402,000 New president is expected to rejoin WHO, sign up for COVAX program and restore NSC-backed pandemic committeeThe global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 96.4million on Wednesday, and the U.S. death toll headed above 402,000 as President Joe Biden was inaugurated with plans to fully overhaul the U.S. approach to the pandemic.
1:15 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. could see up to 150,000 more COVID-19 deaths by February as new strain takes hold, expert warns More infectious variant makes it even more crucial to get vaccine program on track after early disappointment, says Dr. Ashish JhaThe U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 on Wednesday, as experts said the new, far more infectious variant makes it even more crucial to get the nation’s so-far underwhelming vaccine program on track.
9:56 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. heads toward 21 million COVID-19 cases and 353,000 deaths as vaccine program continues to lag all targets ‘Last mile’ vaccine distribution has been far slower than required, ‘with millions of doses still sitting on the shelves,’ says Raymond James analystThe global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COIVID-19 climbed above 85 million on Monday, as the U.S. headed toward 21 million cases and 353,000 deaths, as the vaccine program continued to advance with fits and starts and to lag all early targets.
2:39 a.m. Dec. 21, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
Agio's shares jump 20% after announcing plans to sell cancer portfolioShares of Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. soared 20.6% in premarket trading on Monday after the company said it is selling its oncology portfolio to Servier, a privately held French pharmaceutical company. Servier will pay $1.8 billion in cash upfront and $200 million in potential future milestone payments for vorasidenib as well as a small percentage of royalties for U.S. net sales of acute myeloid leukemia treatment Tibsovo and U.S. net sales of vorasidenib, if the experimental therapy is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of next year. Shares of Agios have tumbled 30.0% this year, while the S&P 500 is up 14.8%.
8:49 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
More than 101,000 COVID-19 patients are now in U.S. hospitals, and Dakotas lead nation in cases per capita ‘The vaccine’s critical. But it’s not going to save us from this current surge. Only we can save us from this current surge,’ says Dr. BirxThe U.S. set another record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Sunday, while case numbers and fatalities remained high, and the nation braced for what is expected to be a very dark winter.
12:12 p.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. posts record one-day COVID death toll — before the predicted post-Thanksgiving surge December, January and February will be the ‘most difficult time in the public health history of this nation, largely because of the stress that it’s going to put on our health-care system,’ says CDC head Robert RedfieldThe U.S. hit some grim milestones in the coronavirus pandemic in a single day Wednesday, with a record number of fatalities and more than 100,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals for the first time since the start of the outbreak, as a leading public health official warned of a cold, hard winter to come.
9:12 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Cytokine Storm’ — the ‘intriguing’ similarity between COVID-19 and the 1918 influenza A hyperinflammatory immune response to the influenza of 1918 was seen as one reason healthy people were so hard hit. How big a role has it played in 2020?A hyperinflammatory immune response to the influenza of 1918 was seen as one reason healthy people were so hard hit. How big a role has it played in 2020?
10:03 a.m. Nov. 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record of more than 90,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals and health-care workers warn situation is dire CDC model estimates that true U.S. case tally was close to 58 million through September and is closer to 100 million now The U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Thanksgiving Day, with more than 90,000 Americans in U.S. hospitals, the most since the start of the pandemic.
9:55 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Hospital workers called exhausted as U.S. records highest number of COVID deaths since May Parts of Europe are reporting declining cases and Sicily has asked Cuba to send doctors and nursesThe U.S. recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 since May on Tuesday, and continues to average close to 200,000 new cases a day, with hospitals across the nation reporting exhausted health care workers and steadily filling intensive care units.
9:58 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. coronavirus case tally tops 12 million amid growing fears that Thanksgiving travel will spark another surge of infections ‘Four days before a holiday with potentially the most indoor and in-person gatherings of the year in the U.S., the virus is here and more prevalent than ever,’ says one analystThe global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose to 58.8 million on Monday and the U.S. tally rose above 12 million, with new daily infections heading toward 200,0000 a day amid growing fears that Thanksgiving travel will spark another surge.
12:50 p.m. Nov. 22, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci on Biden’s scientific credentials — and the delay in the transfer of power The director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases spoke about political transitions and past mistakesThe director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases spoke about political transitions and past mistakes.
5:40 a.m. Nov. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
G-20 summit opens as leaders urge united response to virus The pandemic, which has claimed more than 1.37 million lives worldwide, has offered the G-20 an opportunity to prove how such bodies can facilitate international cooperation in crisesThe Group of 20 summit began on Saturday with appeals by the world’s most powerful leaders to collectively chart a way forward as the coronavirus pandemic overshadows this year’s gathering, transforming it from in-person meetings to a virtual gathering of speeches and declarations.
1:44 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
A lung doctor on what she’s learning about coronavirus ‘long haulers’: shortness of breath, fatigue, and depression but also ‘improvement over time’ Dr. Dixie Harris is a pulmonologist at the Intermountain Healthcare hospital system in UtahBack in April, Dr. Dixie Harris and about 100 nurses and doctors from the Intermountain Healthcare hospital system in Utah flew to New York City to work in the region’s overburdened hospitals.
4:11 p.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Third straight single-day case record in U.S.; Trump chief of staff Meadows tests positive President-elect Joe Biden will announce a COVID-19 task force on Monday, Axios reportsThe U.S. case tally from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose by a record of almost 133,000 on Friday, a third straight day of record-setting levels, as hospitals in rural areas of the Midwest and southern states including Texas and Florida continued to feel the strain.
12:20 p.m. Nov. 6, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. new cases jump 20% to record 121,200 in a single day; ‘We North Dakotans are in crisis,’ says doctor 13 states posted record case numbers on Thursday, including Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska and North DakotaJust one day after the U.S. surpassed 100,000 new cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in a singe day, it set a fresh record that was 20% higher, straining hospitals in areas of the Midwest and South as they struggle to cope with an influx of patients.
1:04 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Portia Crowe
‘Au revoir, bon courage!’ Parisians begin Lockdown 2.0 with sombre resignation ‘Renewed debate around secularism and separatism’ stirred up this fall, have added to social tensions, and coincided with multiple violent attacks’‘Renewed debate around secularism and separatism’ stirred up this fall, have added to social tensions, and coincided with multiple violent attacks.’
1:02 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
GW Pharma shares rally on earnings and news of late-stage trial of cannabis-based treatment for MS patientsShares of GW Pharmaceuticals PLC jumped 18% Tuesday, after the biotech posted a narrower-than-expected third-quarter loss and a revenue beat and said a delayed late-stage trial of its cannabinoid-based treatment for multiple sclerosis spasticity can now proceed.
10:33 p.m. Nov. 1, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Italy tightens COVID-19 restrictions, plunging Venice back into ‘victorious solitude’ Residents reflect on the pandemic and the costs of globalizationResidents reflect on the pandemic and the costs of globalization.
6:46 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. continues to set new case records as Trump remains insistent that U.S. has ‘rounded the corner’ New COVID-19 cases are rising in 47 states, and 27 states recorded 1,000 or more new diagnoses in the last 24 hoursThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged closer to 228,000 on Thursday and more than 81,000 new infections were recorded in a single day, pushing the seven-day tally to record highs.
2:27 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Pandemic sets record case numbers across the U.S. as White House suggests the crisis is over U.S. has counted a record 500,000 new cases in the past week, and hospitals in isolated areas of the Midwest are rapidly fillingThe coronavirus pandemic continued to set records across the U.S. on Wednesday, even as the administration of President Donald Trump touted its first-term accomplishments in a news release that suggested it had ended the crisis that has cost more than 226,000 American lives and shows no signs of abating.
2:18 a.m. Oct. 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 222,000 and President Trump criticizes media for constant coverage of crisis ‘All you hear is Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid,’ Trump tells rallyThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 222,000 on Thursday, and President Donald Trump again falsely claimed the virus was disappearing and criticized the media for its constant coverage of the crisis.
10:18 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases top 40 million; White House task force reported to be hive of infighting over new adviser White House Task Force beset by internal strife over adviser who is spreading misinformation, says Washington PostThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 40 million on Monday, as new infections continued to rise in Europe and the U.S. and experts warned the pandemic could worsen during the cold winter months.
2:21 a.m. Oct. 18, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci: ‘This is an outbreak of historic proportions, the likes of which we’ve not seen in 102 years’ The veteran immunologist said, ‘I think we’re facing a whole lot of trouble’The veteran immunologist said, ‘I think we’re facing a whole lot of trouble.’
9:45 a.m. Oct. 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 216,000 as Midwest and Mountain West cases start to stretch hospital capacity In the last seven days, 16 states have added more new cases than at any other time since the beginning of the pandemic The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 216,000 on Wednesday, driven by a spike in new cases in the Midwest and Mountain West that are starting to fill hospital beds and squeeze health-care systems.
10:33 a.m. Oct. 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Russia and China win spots on U.N. human-rights council, but Saudi Arabia fails to make cutChina, Russia and Cuba won seats on the U.N.’s premiere human-rights body Tuesday despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human-rights records, but another target, Saudi Arabia, lost.
10:21 a.m. Oct. 12, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: Global daily case tally sets another record with a rise of nearly 380,000 on Saturday, as Trump claims he is now immune and can’t transmit the virus U.S. cases jump by more than 50,000 in a day as 38 states are seeing weekly increases; Twitter marks Trump’s tweet about immunity as ‘misleading,’ while Regeneron’s CEO won’t back Trump’s calling antibody treatment a ‘cure’A continued surge in new cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, including another record one-day rise globally and with more than three-fourths of the U.S. states seeing an increase in cases, has prompted calls for new shutdown measures, at a time that President Trump claimed that he is now immune and can’t transmit it to others.
9:34 a.m. Oct. 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: WHO warns of record single-day rise in global COVID-19 cases, while northeastern U.S. states heat up again Clusters emerge in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and New York City is seeing more than 500 cases a dayThe World Health Organization on Friday reported a record rise in global cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, in the latest sign that the illness is far from contained.
10:09 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 211,000 as doctors caution that Trump is entering a key phase in his diagnosis White House adviser Stephen Miller is latest to test positive for coronavirusThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged above 211,000 on Wednesday, as doctors and medical experts said President Donald Trump is entering a key phase in the illness which can take a turn for the worse seven to 10 days into the onset of symptoms.
10:52 a.m. Oct. 5, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 35 million and deaths exceed 1 million, while Trump says ‘don’t be afraid of COVID’ Trump tweets he’s leaving Walter Reed Monday evening, urges people ‘don’t let it dominate your life’ as he feels better than he did 20 years agoThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 35 million on Monday, as doctors expressed alarm at President Donald Trump’s decision to leave his hospital bed to wave to supporters from a motorcade on Sunday, saying he has put all of the people in the vehicle with him at risk of contracting the deadly illness.
11:34 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Flu vaccine expected to be in high demand as U.S. and Europe aim to ward off ‘twindemic’ A record number of doses are on the way — between 194 million and 198 million for the U.S. aloneA record number of doses are on the way — between 194 million and 198 million for the U.S. alone.
9:57 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally 33.4 million, death toll above 1 million, and that’s likely an underestimate, says WHO expert White House reportedly pressed the CDC to play down the risks of sending children back to school and sought alternate data that would show the coronavirus was unlikely to harm kidsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 33.4 million on Tuesday, a day after the global death toll reached 1 million, as governments around the world moved to reimpose restrictions on movement in a fight to contain the spread.
9:29 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll inches toward 1 million as hot spots emerge in India, Europe, South America and Israel U.S. confirmed cases top 7 million as President Trump gears up for update on testing strategy; CDC head says new task force member is spreading misinformation, NBC reportsThe global death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 edged closer to a million on Monday, and India marked the grim milestone of more than six million confirmed cases, placing it second to the U.S. by case numbers.
10:14 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: U.S. cases top 7 million, after jumping by more than 45,000 in a single day Fiscal stimulus talks heat up as concerns grow over another COVID-19–related hit to the economy; Rio delays Carnival for the first time in a century, and Madrid calls for another shutdownA rising tide worldwide of new cases and deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has prompted calls for new shutdown measures overseas and accountability in the U.S., but also renewed attempts at a stimulus bill to fend of another pandemic-induced economic slowdown.
10:21 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll passes 200,000, as new cases rose by more than 50,000 in a day President Trump contradicts facts and himself, saying in some states ‘nobody young’ affected by the coronavirus, and that it affects ‘virtually nobody’The number of deaths as a result of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 surpassed 200,000 in the U.S., as the global total moved closer to 1 million, which prompted new shutdown measures in the U.K., even as President Donald Trump went against facts and his own previous statements by saying virtually nobody was affected.
7:53 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline signs deal with Canada to deliver 72 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline PLC announced Tuesday that the companies have signed agreements with Canada to supply up to 72 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine, starting in 2021. The companies had initiated a Phase 1/2 study on their vaccine candidate on Sept. 3, and expect first results in early December to support the initiation of a Phase 3 study before the end of the year. The companies said if the data is sufficient, they plan to request regulatory approval in the first half of 2021. "To address a global health crisis of this magnitude, it takes partnerships and we are grateful to Canada for its collaboration, and to [GlaxoSmithKline] for partnering with us to develop a safe and effective vaccine," said Thomas Triomphe, global head of Sanofi Pasteur. Separately, Moderna Inc. said Canada has increased its order commitment to 20 million doses of the company's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273. Moderna said its more than 75% of its participants. Shares of Sanofi have slipped 0.9% year to date, GlaxoSmithKline's stock has dropped 19.7% and Moderna's stock has soared 248.7%, while the S&P 500 has gained 1.8%.
10:29 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 30 million, and controversial CDC testing guideline changes were reportedly not made by CDC scientists HHS revised the guidelines to say asymptomatic patients don’t need testing and then ‘dropped’ them on CDC site without vetting, New York Times reportsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 30 million on Friday, and the death toll rose above 946,000, with the U.S. death toll edging closer to 200,000, or almost a fifth of the global tally.
10:05 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases near 30 million; Trump contradicts CDC head on vaccine timetable and again derides face masks WHO official says it’s important to have ‘consistent messaging’ on pandemic from all public officials The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide continued to head toward 30 million on Thursday, and the U.S. case tally climbed above 6.6 million, as President Donald Trump contradicted the head of the main U.S. public health agency to insist a vaccine would be ready in weeks.
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