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A seven-year-old boy from Georgia with no underlying health conditions became the youngest person in the state to die from coronavirus, a day after president Donald Trump said children are “almost immune from the disease”. The Georgia Department of Public Health announced on Thursday that the seven-year-old from Savannah, Georgia, had died after suffering a…

Positive COVID-19 cases slow — for now — in Missouri, St. Louis Randall Williams, director of the department of health and senior services, puts on a mask in honor of the Blues leaving for Edmonton during a press conference outside of the Governor’s office at the Missouri State Capitol Building in Jefferson City on Monday,…

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision.”Not everybody’s going to like the answer,” Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, recently told one of…

For life to return to normal, the world needs a COVID-19 vaccine — possibly a few of them.Over the past month, several companies have announced promising early results for COVID-19 vaccines. But before a vaccine can be approved by the Food & Drug Administration, mass produced and distributed, it needs to be tested on tens…

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — Friday’s Cardinals game against the Milwaukee Brewers has been postponed after two players tested positive for COVID-19. MLB has announced the game will be rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Sunday.Saturday’s game is currently expected to be played as scheduled, with Sunday likely representing the first example of the new 7-inning…

A Chicago woman who last month became the country’s first COVID-19 patient to undergo a double lung transplant said she woke up days later, unaware about the surgery and unable to ‘recognize my body.’ Mayra Ramirez, 28, spoke to the media on Thursday alongside Brian Kuhns, 62, of Lake Zurich, Illinois, who followed her as the second…

3D print of a spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19–in front of a 3D print of a SARS-CoV-2 virus particle. The spike protein (foreground) enables the virus to enter and infect human cells. On the virus model, the virus surface (blue) is covered with spike proteins (red) that enable the virus to…

Birx says COVID-19 shifting to Missouri, other Midwest states Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a meeting with higher education leaders on safely reopening schools, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Darron Cummings WASHINGTON — Coronavirus infections appear to be picking up in the Midwest, the coordinator of…

This story originally appeared on STAT, a health and medicine website that provides ambitious coverage of the coronavirus. Go here for more stories on the virus. Try STAT Plus for exclusive analysis of biotech, pharma, and the life sciences. And check out STAT’s COVID-19 tracker. Two new studies from Germany paint a sobering picture of the toll that Covid-19 takes on the…

More than 150 coronavirus vaccine candidates are in various stages of development, with 23 prospects in human trials across the globe and Moderna’s candidate among the farthest along in development [Brian Snyder/Reuters] Moderna Inc said on Monday it had started a late-stage trial to test the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, the first such study under the Trump administration’s programme…


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