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White House plans to turbocharge vaccine effort

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/18/20, 11:02 am

The Trump administration hopes to deploy 300 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States and around the world by January. Former drug company executive Moncef Slaoui and U.S. Army Gen. Gustave Perna are spearheading the nearly $10 billion project, dubbed Operation Warp Speed, to fast-track a vaccine, President Donald Trump announced Friday.

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Summit raises funds for coronavirus vaccine

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/05/20, 11:41 am

World leaders, organizations, and banks have pooled $8.3 billion to back vaccine research and treatment options for COVID-19. The European Commission led a virtual summit to raise the money on Monday. The donors included Canada, France, India, Spain, and others. Officials from the United States and Russia did not attend.

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Jumping off the transgender bandwagon

Family | A U.K. official considers policies to protect children from life-altering sex-change procedures
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/01/20, 06:13 pm

When Keira Bell began pursuing sex-change options at age 16, she said no one questioned her as she took puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and eventually had a double mastectomy in an attempt to become a man. Now, at age 23, Bell said she “should have been challenged more,” but instead she made irreversible changes she would live to regret without her healthcare providers offering her alternatives.

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