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Reckoning: how US failed in coronavirus pandemic

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Chuck Todd

NBC

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How New Zealand successfully eliminated Covid-19? New England Journal of Medicine

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Michael G. Baker

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

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FDA grants priority review on Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab. if approved, it would be the first drug to slow cognitive decline of Alzheimer’s disease, and to verify beta amyloid theory for the disease

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Adam Feuerstein

STAT

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Pfizer to manufacture Covid-19 treatment remdesivir for Gilead to meet the demands. Gilead plans to produce 2 million treatment courses by end of 2020, which would meet global demand of this drug

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Berkeley Lovelace Jr.

CNBC

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400 health experts urge FDA to make COVID19 vaccine decisions transparent & public. Fauci: politics won’t influence vaccine approval. FDA commissioner: No matter what, only a safe, effective vaccine will get our approval

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Cnbc.Com Staff

CNBC

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AstraZeneca signs deal with Shenzhen Kangtai to make 100 million doses of its Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2020, and 200 million doses by the end of 2021, to supply China marketplace

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Roxanne Liu

Reuters

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New York City to set up checkpoints to track travelers from 30+ states of COVID-19 hot spots and enforce quarantine

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Brian Mann

NPR - National Public Radio

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A major problem facing Covid-19 clinical trials: would most participants be White people? Blacks & Latinos are hit the hardest by the virus. CDC data shows Covid-19 hospitalization rates for Blacks and Latinos are 5 times of whites

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Jared S. Hopkins

Wall Street Journal

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J&J contracted with US Government to deliver 100 million doses coronavirus vaccine for $1 billion. US Government also reached similar deals with Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sanofi/ GlaxoSmithKline

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NIH starts 2 phase 2/3 clinical trials to assess Eli Lilly /AbCellera's antibody drug in non-hospitalized & hospitalized Covid-19 patients. The Company has started a phase 3 trial to assess if the drug can prevent Covid infection in nursing homes

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Berkeley Lovelace Jr.

CNBC

Related: National Institutes of Health (NIH) - US

Regeneron's antibody cocktail drug found in animal studies to both prevent & treat Covid-19. Phase 3 clinical trials ongoing to evaluate the drug for prevention (uninfected people) & treatment (hospitalized & non-hospitalized patients) of Covid-19

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Michael Erman

Reuters

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Eli Lilly starts phase 3 study of antibody drug (not vaccine) in nursing homes that had a recent diagnosis of Covid-19 case, and hope the drug can help reduce the rate of infection and disease

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Peter Loftus

Wall Street Journal

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“The next epidemic will be chronic kidney disease in the U.S. among those who recovered from the coronavirus” - study found Covid-19 led to kidney injury or failure in many patients, requiring urgent dialysis

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Lori Ioannou

CNBC

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The brain, hard work, and finance behind Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine

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Jenny Strasburg

Wall Street Journal

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Dr. Birx: US Covid-19 pandemic ‘extraordinarily widespread..both rural and urban..in multi-generational households, & there's an outbreak in your rural area or in your city, you need to really consider wearing a mask AT HOME"

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Veronica Stracqualursi

CNN

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Trump slams Fauci on reason of coronavirus surge. Fauci: EU countries shut down economy by 95%, while US only by 50%. Trump: "because we have tested far more than any other country, 60,000,000. If we tested less, there would be less cases"

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Daniel Politi

Slate Magazine

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Remembering Henrietta Lacks, whose life cut short tragically at age of 31 in 1951 by a vicious cervical cancer. Her cells proven invaluable for research & innovation in life science and medical community

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Amy Dockser Marcus

Wall Street Journal

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Bill Gates questions the value of coronavirus testing if no results within 24 hrs, suggests peer-pressure to enhance mask-wearing, hopeful on vaccines, chips in on US leadership during pandemic and future outlook

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Hilary Brueck

Business Insider

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Study shown kids younger than 5 may carry up to 100 times of coronavirus in nose & throat as adults do. Not a direct prove, but it is suggestive of much higher risk of more virus transmission by younger children

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Apoorva Mandavilli

New York Times

Related: JAMA-Journal of American Medical Association

Merck to start ‘large pivotal’ studies of oral coronavirus therapeutic in September. Phase 2 trials are currently ongoing

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Noah Higgins-Dunn

CNBC


Another bet on vaccine by US government to fight coronavirus: Sanofi & GSK awarded $2.1 billion for 100 million doses vaccine. Slightly behind other companies, phase 1 study to start in September and phase 3 by end 2020

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James Paton

Fortune Magazine

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Biogen Stock Surges As FDA Fast-Tracks Alzheimer's Drug Application

07 Aug 2020, 10:10 PM, Michael Larkin, Investor's Business Daily


Covid 19 coronavirus: US Government issues New Zealand travel warning due to its '23 active cases'

07 Aug 2020, 5:00 PM, Staff Writer, NZ Herald


Successful Elimination of Covid-19 Transmission in New Zealand

07 Aug 2020, 4:51 PM, Michael G. Baker, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)


Pfizer to Manufacture Gilead’s Remdesivir for Covid-19 Treatment

07 Aug 2020, 3:16 PM, Matt Grossman, Wall Street Journal


FDA agrees to review Biogen's Alzheimer's drug

07 Aug 2020, 12:22 PM, Jacob Bell, BioPharma Dive


Pfizer agrees to manufacture Gilead's coronavirus drug remdesivir

07 Aug 2020, Berkeley Lovelace Jr., CNBC


FDA grants priority review for Biogen's Alzheimer's drug

07 Aug 2020, Adam Feuerstein, STAT


Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Takes Step Toward FDA Approval By Timothy Annett and Bailey Lipschultz

07 Aug 2020, Staff Writer, Bloomberg


AstraZeneca in first COVID-19 vaccine deal with Chinese company

06 Aug 2020, 11:35 AM, Roxanne Liu, Reuters


NYC sets up coronavirus quarantine checkpoints

06 Aug 2020, 3:21 AM, Staff Writer, YouTube


NYC to Set Up Checkpoints to Enforce Quarantine Order

06 Aug 2020, 3:17 AM, Talal Ansari, Wall Street Journal


Coronavirus updates: Fauci says politics won't influence vaccine approval; AstraZeneca strikes production deal

06 Aug 2020, Cnbc.Com Staff, CNBC


U.S. government to pay $1 billion for 100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

05 Aug 2020, 2:04 PM, CNBC, YouTube


Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Have a Problem: Minority Groups Don’t Trust Them

05 Aug 2020, 1:06 PM, Jared S. Hopkins, Wall Street Journal


Health Experts to F.D.A.: Make Your Vaccine Deliberations Public

05 Aug 2020, Sheila Kaplan, New York Times


FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn: Only a safe, effective vaccine will get our approval - The Washington Post

05 Aug 2020, Stephen M. Hahn, The Washington Post


NYC Setting Up Quarantine Checkpoints For Travelers From COVID-19 Hot Spots

05 Aug 2020, Brian Mann, NPR - National Public Radio


Johnson & Johnson Forges Vaccine Pact With U.S. Government

05 Aug 2020, Timothy Annett, Bloomberg


Regeneron’s Antibody Cocktail Prevents and Treats COVID-19 in Lab Animals

04 Aug 2020, 3:17 PM, Mark Terry, BioSpace


NIH clinical trial to test antibodies and other experimental therapeutics for mild and moderate COVID-19

04 Aug 2020, 12:15 PM, Staff Writer, National Institutes of Health (NIH) - US