On June 30, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new guidance to industry and researchers engaged in developing safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. One of the most-reported parts of the report is that any approved vaccine must demonstrate a minimum of 50 percent efficacy in protecting individuals from virus infection compared to those who receive a placebo. However, the report is extensive and offers guidance on many parts of the vaccine development process, and it underscores what FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said during his congressional testimony: There will be no shortcuts to a vaccine and public health will not be compromised in the pursuit of pharmacological weapons to fight COVID-19. … [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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The daily tally posted Tuesday on California's COVID-19 data page showed 4,526 additional confirmed positives, the lowest total in more than six weeks and a precipitous drop from the record of nearly 13,000 reported two weeks ago. Many counties individually reported to the state that they think their case numbers are being underreported or delayed. … [Read more...] about Data glitch: Up to one-third of cases not counted in Sonoma Co.
“Many millions of American families are either out of work or lost a lot of hours and income through no fault of their own because of the pandemic and the out of control virus,” said Aaron Sojourner, a senior economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisers from 2016 to 2017. “They still have to pay the bills and they still have to eat and they still have to take care of their families, and we all have an interest in that happening." … [Read more...] about Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks
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
Recently filled graves are seen in the Olifantsveil Cemetery outside Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday Aug. 5, 2020. The frequency of burials in South Africa has significantly increased during the coronavirus pandemic, as the country became one of the top five worst-hit nation. New infection numbers around the world are a reminder that a return to normal life is still far from sight. (AP) … [Read more...] about Africa reaches 1 million coronavirus cases