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AstraZeneca has yet to get FDA approval to resume its coronavirus vaccine trial, stopped after a participant developed an unusual neurological condition in a parallel British study. ( Reuters)
Since 8: 00 a.m. ET Friday, the approximated U.S. COVID-19 toll consisted of 6,979,937 cases and 202,827 deaths, increases of 44,523 and 907 because the same time Thursday.
Computer system models that correctly predicted a U.S. coronavirus death toll of 200,000 now suggest that 350,000 to 400,000 could die of the viral illness by year’s end … but scientists acknowledge that transmittable illness modeling can be tricky. ( NBC News)
” That’s what college kids do”: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) suggested a “expense of rights” to safeguard university student against expulsion for breaking social-distancing guidelines at celebrations. ( Politico)
The city council in Norman, Oklahoma, home to the University of Oklahoma, expanded the meaning of “public setting” to include private homes and homes where more than 25 individuals collect. ( Newsweek)
Reversing a course taken just six weeks earlier, the PAC-12 athletic conference announced that football season can start Nov. 6, and the basketball season can begin Nov.25 ( NBC News)
Finnish authorities have actually released specifically trained pet dogs to ferret out the coronavirus at the Helsinki airport. ( CNBC)
Presidents of the National Academy of Science and National Academy of Medication stated they are alarmed by “political disturbance in science amidst the pandemic.”
Operation Warp Speed’s chief said he favors more stringent rules for COVID-19 vaccine authorization. ( Reuters)
As almost two dozen states reported increases in COVID-19 cases, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, alerted that the U.S. part of the pandemic is still in its very first phase and to get ready for a “obstacle” in the fall and winter. ( CNN)
Meanwhile, nations across Europe battle a 2nd wave, though hospitalization rates remain fairly low. ( New York City Times)
” I’m not going to rely on the federal government’s opinion”: New york city Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said state officials may delay distribution of coronavirus vaccine if they question the vaccine’s safety. ( New York Times)
So which COVID vaccine might be included in Britain’s supposed difficulty trial? Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Sanofi state it won’t be theirs. ( Reuters)
In other news:
HHS communications officer Michael Caputo, who took medical leave after a widely publicized social networks rant versus the CDC, has metastatic head and neck cancer, according to a household representative. ( The Hill)
- A federal appeals court declined a lower court judge’s choice that would have enabled 33,000 cities, towns and counties to have a say in any settlement of opioid claims ( Reuters)
- Pointing out misuse developing from a “hazardous ‘Benadryl Challenge,'” the FDA cautioned versus taking in higher-than-recommended doses of the over-the-counter antihistamine, understood generically as diphenhydramine.
- The company likewise upped its cautions on mercury-containing dental amalgams
Last Updated September 25, 2020
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