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Vaccine search sees progress

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/14/20, 06:42 pm

A vaccine against COVID-19 has successfully boosted patients’ immune systems, researchers said on Tuesday. The 45 early volunteers developed neutralizing antibodies in their bloodstream, the team reported in The New England Journal of Medicine. The National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc. formed a partnership to develop the vaccine. “No matter how you slice this, this is good news,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert.

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COVID-19 pressure mounts in the Sun Belt

Coronavirus | States from California to Florida are seeing a spike in coronavirus cases. After weeks of declining mortality rates, the death toll is beginning to rise
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 7/13/20, 05:07 pm

Sherry Tutt remembers her big sister LaKecial Tutt—or Keshia to some, “Mz. Pinky” to others—combing her hair when they were little. Then as teenagers, they used to fight over the house phone. It drove their mom, Doris LaVon “Von” Sims, crazy, but the three women were close: “We were all each other had,” Tutt said. 

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Florida sets new infection record

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/13/20, 03:39 am

The day after parts of Walt Disney World in Orlando reopened to the public, Florida reported 15,299 people tested positive for the coronavirus. Sunday’s numbers mark the highest single-day increase in infections in a single state, topping California’s previous daily record of 11,694 on Wednesday.

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