Many in the industry and in the media jumped to the conclusion after reading the report that the FDA had just closed down any path to successful vaccine development, approval and deployment/distribution in 2020. I can’t analyze whether that is the case or not. But I do know that everything we have heard from the White House coronavirus task force has been about shortening the timeline in vaccine development, changing the way and timing of clinical trials and leaning in on early drug experimentation approvals. And now, the FDA seems to be blowing a whistle and saying the process will slow and move not at warp speed, but much more incrementally and conventionally. … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Rep. Rodney Davis says most important thing White House can do on COVID-19 is give consistent messaging; US new cases surpass 50k for first time
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"Just as we had back in February and March when we didn't have enough testing, we felt blind. I would say right now we’re back to feeling blind. We don’t know how the epidemic is trending," Santa Clara County Health Officer Sara Cody said Wednesday. "It’s not just inconvenient. This lack of data doesn’t allow us to know where this epidemic is heading, if it’s growing." … [Read more...] about Data glitch: Up to one-third of cases not counted in Sonoma Co.
In the last 24 hrs, 100 cases were reported out of 1,574 test results. New cases range from 8 mo-101 yrs with 42 being the median age. Positive tests range from July 10-Aug 5. Twelve (12) hospitalizations & 3 deaths were also reported pic.twitter.com/VWIq2suC9a … [Read more...] about Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 100 More Coronavirus Cases, 3 Additional Deaths, As Countywide Cases Grow To Over 8,600
An unexpectedly positive report could buy Trump administration officials more time to negotiate, and even give them some leverage, as President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation MORE attempts to circumvent Congress with executive action. But a disappointing downturn could spur Trump to strike a quick deal with Democrats to avert deeper economic pain ahead of the November election. … [Read more...] about Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks
South Africa is fifth in the world for the number of confrimed infections, trailing behind the United States with 4.8 million cases, Brazil with 2.8 million cases, India with nearly 2 million cases and Russia with over 870,000 confirmed cases, yet they are ranked 15th globally in death rates, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU). … [Read more...] about Africa reaches 1 million coronavirus cases