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Global tally of COVID cases top 180 million as fast-spreading delta variant continues to alarm experts

[ad_1] The global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 180 million on Friday and the death toll moved closer to 4 million, amid fresh outbreaks of the highly infectious delta variant around the world that experts say are concerning. Israel, an early success story in …

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30 states likely to miss President Biden’s July 4 vaccination goal, and Brazil death toll tops 500,000

[ad_1] The U.S. is getting close to President Joe Biden’s goal of having 70% of the adult population receive at least one vaccine dose by July 4, but at least 30 states will likely miss that goal and a handful may not reach it by year-end. That’s according to a …

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Moderna Plans to Expand Production to Make Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters, Supply More Countries

[ad_1] NORWOOD, Mass.— Moderna Inc. MRNA -1.62% is adding two new production lines at the rebuilt former Polaroid plant where it manufactures its Covid-19 vaccine, part of a push to prepare for making booster shots and the future of the pandemic. At a site brimming with new steel production tanks …

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Regeneron’s Antibody Drug Cuts Risk of Death in Some Covid-19 Patients

[ad_1] An antibody treatment developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. REGN -0.24% has been shown to significantly cut the risk of death among certain hospitalized Covid-19 patients, raising hopes for a valuable new tool for tackling severe cases. A large U.K. trial involving nearly 10,000 patients showed that administering REGEN-COV on …

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AstraZeneca Covid-19 Antibody Treatment Suffers Setback

[ad_1] AstraZeneca AZN 0.09% PLC’s coronavirus antibody treatment failed in late-stage clinical trials to achieve its primary goal of preventing symptomatic Covid-19 in people recently exposed to the virus, the latest disappointment in a broader search for reliable post-infection therapies. A single dose of the AZD7442 long-acting antibody treatment wasn’t …

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U.K. to delay reopening as Delta variant accounts for 90% of cases and U.S. court upholds mandatory vaccination

[ad_1] The global tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbed above 176 million on Monday, and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed the full lifting of restrictions on movement amid a surge in new cases caused by the Delta variant. The U.K. began easing in March and was expected to …

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Novavax says Covid-19 vaccine shows immune response against Beta virus variant

[ad_1] A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Novavax logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Novavax said on Friday its experimental Covid-19 vaccine showed immune response and protection against the …

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