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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...

Florida-based medical cannabis company Trulieve Cannabis Corp. said it is expanding into Pennsylvania by acquiring two cannabis companies in the state. The company noted that the acquisitions align with its focus on expanding within the northeast. Trulieve has agreed to acquire cultivator and producer...

who europe covid 091720 The World Health Organization on Thursday warned that Europe is bracing for a "very serious situation" regarding the coronavirus, as it is going to transmit at alarming rates across the continent. "We have a very serious situation unfolding before us," WHO Regional Director Hans Kluge said while addressing a news conference. "Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in Europe in March."

vaccine sept17 President Donald Trump claimed that the United States is on track to deliver and distribute a vaccine against coronavirus in October. "We're on track to deliver and distribute the vaccine in a very, very safe and effective manner. We think we can start sometime in October. So as soon as it is announced, we'll be able to start. That'll be from mid-October on. It may be a little bit later than that

uscoronavirus sept16 The United States recorded 1,406 cornavirus-related casualties in the last 24 hours, the second highest daily number in nearly four months. 1490 COVID deaths reported on August 12 was the worst during this period. The total death toll in the country rose to 195942 as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. 56,169 additional infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the national

uscorona april08 15sep20 Even as new COVID cases show a slowdown trend in the United States, seven states have reportedly recorded their highest increases in infections or deaths in a 24-hour period in September. Arkansas, Illinois, North Dakota, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming reported record one-day increases in cases, Reuters reported based on its analysis of state and county-wise data. The state

uscoronavirus sept14 The World Health Organization reported the biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases across the world on Sunday. With 307,930 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the total number of global COVID infections reached 28637952. Half of these cases are in the Americas. The latest surge breaks the previous one-day record of 306,857 new infections that WHO reported on September 6. The biggest in

astrazeneca sept14 British drug major AstraZeneca, which had halted the trial of coronavirus vaccine AZD1222 last week, has resumed the trial in the U.K, while it is still not certain when the company will start its US trial again. The company said it will continue to work with other global health authorities and be guided as to when other clinical trials can resume.

qiagen sept09 Qiagen on Tuesday announced its plans to launch a new portable coronavirus test, that can yield results in 15 minutes and can analyze more than 30 samples in an hour.

astrazeneca sept09 AstraZeneca has halted its late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial due to a potentially unexplained illness in a U.K. volunteer, according to reports citing an email statement issued by the company's spokesperson.

uscorona sep08 With 23,418 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections in the country rose to 6301320 as per Johns Hopkins University's latest update Tuesday.

uscoronavirus sept07 On a day India overtook Brazil as the country second worst-hit by coronavirus, the United States recorded one of the lowest tolls in recent months in both new cases and deaths due to the pandemic. With 33174 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections in the country rose to 6277902 as of Johns Hopkins University's latest update Monday. 406 COVID-infected deaths were

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