3 million residents tested in Qingdao after Covid outbreak found

3 million residents tested in Qingdao after Covid outbreak found

HEALTH officials claim to have taken more than three million swabs in a handful of days in Qingdao, the Chinese city in the northeast, where a 'minor' coronavirus outbreak has spurred a sweeping response. Queues for testing stretched deep into Monday night across the port city, which detected six virus ...

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Recovery will be stop-start if Covid-19 treatment not found 

Recovery will be stop-start if Covid-19 treatment not found 

(ATF) Investors are understandably eager to figure out the likelihood of getting the Covid-19 pandemic under control. Unfortunately, those looking for answers are faced with conflicting signals, including the prospects for and effectiveness of a vaccine and the economic outlook. The search for a vaccine has been broadly in line ...

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Rich world could be close to normal by late 2021 if vaccine works: Gates

Rich world could be close to normal by late 2021 if vaccine works: Gates

Rich countries could be back to close to normal by late 2021 if a Covid-19 vaccine works, is ready soon and distributed properly at scale, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said on Tuesday. "By late next year you can have things going back pretty close to normal – that's the best ...

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Rich nations tighten aid as Covid outlasts early efforts

Rich nations tighten aid as virus beats early efforts

The world's biggest economies are taking a narrower and more tactical approach for more assistance to businesses and consumers after the initial barrage of coronavirus relief. Governments around the world went in big, hard and fast in their first efforts to blunt the economic hit from the global pandemic, drumming ...

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China to vaccinate all citizens in 1-2 years

China to vaccinate all citizens in 1-2 years

(ATF) Around the world t here are more than 100 coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine projects and among them are six Chinese vaccines that have entered clinical trials. Two, developed by China Biological, have entered the phase III trial stage and appear the most likely to be mass produced. On Thursday, September ...

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Moderna shares Covid-19 vaccine trial blueprints, Pfizer follows

Moderna shares Covid-19 vaccine trial blueprints, Pfizer follows

US biotech firm Moderna, one of nine companies in the late stages of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine, became the first to publish the complete blueprints of its study after calls for greater transparency. Pfizer, the other American company currently carrying out Phase 3 trials in the US, followed ...

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Rich nations snap up vaccine stocks in global race for jab

Rich nations snap up vaccine stocks in global race for jab

Rich nations representing a fraction of the global population have already bought up over half the promised Covid-19 vaccine stocks, a study showed, as US President Donald Trump pledged to begin inoculating Americans within weeks. Big pharma is racing to produce an effective jab to counter a virus that has ...

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