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Single-dose vaccine trial launched

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/23/20, 04:53 pm

Johnson & Johnson plans to enroll 60,000 volunteers in the biggest COVID-19 immunization test so far. The company on Wednesday announced its international Stage 3 trial for a single-dose vaccine based on its Ebola shot. Dr. Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson’s chief scientific officer, said the study could yield answers by early next year.

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U.S. COVID-19 deaths exceed 200,000

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/23/20, 04:06 am

The United States reached a grim milestone on Tuesday in the number of coronavirus deaths, as the nation continues to lead the world in fatalities. The U.S. total of more than 200,000 accounts for almost 20 percent of global deaths. The United States has led the world in the number of infections for months, recording nearly 6.9 million cases by early Wednesday. “The idea of 200,000 deaths is really very sobering, in some respects stunning,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, told CNN.

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Government preps for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/16/20, 01:27 pm

U.S. health agencies plan to offer everyone free immunization against the coronavirus. The government on Wednesday outlined its plan to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as a safe and effective one becomes available.

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