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Coronavirus: Test and trace system ‘successful’, says health minister

The government has defended its test and trace programme in England amid plans to cut 6,000 contact tracers. Health minister Edward Argar insisted it was a “successful system” and would be strengthened by giving more powers to local public health teams. The plans mean people who have been in contact with confirmed coronavirus cases may… Read More »

U.S. government gives Moderna Inc $472 million for coronavirus vaccine development

A view of Moderna headquarters on May 08, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Moderna was given FDA approval to continue to phase 2 of Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine trials with 600 participants. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Moderna Inc., a biotech company that develops pharmaceuticals, received $ 472 million award from the federal Biomedical Advanced Research and… Read More »

Coronavirus Cases Now Climbing in the Midwest

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 — Midwestern states are starting to see surges in coronavirus cases, just as Southern and Western states are scrambling to contain their own outbreaks of COVID-19. Missouri, Montana and Oklahoma are among those witnessing the largest percentage surge of infections over the past week, the Washington Post reported. At the same… Read More »