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uscoronavirus sept25 As the coronavirus cases in the United States move closer to 7 million, the country's top infectious disease expert warned not to downplay the relevance of current public health measures such as wearing a mask, social distancing and washing hands even if an effective Covid-19 vaccine is developed and distributed nationwide. "I think if we can get 75 to 80 percent of the population vaccinated, I t

Khiron Life Sciences Corp. said Thursday it has filled the first prescriptions for medical cannabis to patients in Peru, and also surpassed the milestone of 3,000 medical cannabis prescriptions in Colombia. Khiron noted that it is the first company to sell and fill full-spectrum high CBD or cannabidiol...

uscoronavirus sept24 President Donald Trump announced that his administration is awarding $200 million of CARES Act funding to all 50 states to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine to high-risk residents. Addressing a news conference at the White House, Trump said four vaccine candidates in the United States have reached the final stage of clinical trials, with Johnson & Johnson being the latest.

Ethos Cannabis, a Pennsylvania-based multi-state cannabis operator, has announced its entry into the Maryland market. The company said it has officially acquired the right to manage and ultimately purchase Maryland medical cannabis dispensaries of 4Front Ventures Corp., which are currently operated...

maternalhildhealth sept23 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced financial support of $360 million towards maternal and child health in the country. Out of this, $341 million was allocated to 55 states, territories and nonprofit organizations through the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, and $16 million to the State Maternal Health Innovation (State MHI) Pro

uscoronavirus sept23 Tuesday, coronavirus death toll in the United States crossed 200,000. With 994 additional deaths reporting in the last 24 hours, the national total reached 200814, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. After a lull in the number of infections, daily number of cases rose back to the levels seen at the beginning of this month. With the addition of 39,465 coronavirus-related cases in the

MediPharm Labs Corp., a Canada-based provider of cannabis oil and concentrates, said it is entering Brazil in partnership with XLR8 Brazil, a Rio de Janeiro-based distributor for medical cannabis products. Brazil is Latin America's largest medical cannabis market. The company said its wholly owned...

uscoronavirus sept22 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly retracted its updated guidance that coronavirus can sthrough air. It comes three days after it published on its website a guidance under the title "How COVID-19 Spreads" that coronavirus "most commonly spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority or OMMA has signed a contract with Florida-based cannabis traceability company Metrc for the implementation of a seed-to-sale tracking system for the state's medical marijuana program. The contract creates a statewide system to track marijuana plants and products...

uscoronavirus sept21 In a guidance under the title "How COVID-19 Spreads" published on its website, The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC says coronavirus "most commonly spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes." It also says that "Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among th

Blackbird, a subsidiary of Tilt Holdings, Inc. and a supplier of software and logistics solutions for cannabis operators, said it has launched a cannabis delivery services in the state of Massachusetts through its proprietary digital cannabis marketplace, BlackbirdGo. Blackbird is partnering Commonwealth...

cdc obesity 091820 New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, show that adult obesity is increasing in the United States, and obese individuals are at heightened risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19. The phenomenon remains high in 12 states, according to the 2019 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps.

european commission 091820 The European Commission said Friday that it has signed a deal with Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline to secure up to 300 million doses of their potential COVID-19 vaccine.

trumpbiden sept20 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden demanded President Donald Trump's resignation saying he was not honest in handling of the coronavirus pandemic. "If the president had done his job... had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive," Biden said during a CNN town hall event Thursday night. "He knew it and did nothing. It's close to criminal," he told the audienc

Swiss drug maker Roche Group (RHHBY) announced Friday the launch of its Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test for markets accepting the CE Mark. The company has filed for Emergency Use Authorisation or EUA from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new test is expected to support the evaluation...

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