Dr. V.K. Paul heads a government task force on vaccines and called the partnership a “win-win for India and the world.” He says Tuesday that Russia had asked for assistance to conduct more research, including Phase 3 clinical trials to assess the safety and efficacy of the vaccine in India. … [Read more...] about The Latest: CEOs pledge safety for coronavirus vaccines
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It's unclear how likely the bill is to pass; though it has four other Republican cosponsors, there are also only a few months left in this congressional session. If it isn't signed into law by the session's end in January, it'll have to be scrapped and later re-introduced. … [Read more...] about US lawmakers want to stop calling Xi Jinping a President. But will he care?
3:27 p.m. Fauci declines to embrace Trump’s ‘rounding the corner’ view: Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, said Friday, “I’m not sure what he means,” in reference to President Trump’s comment that the country is rounding the corner on the pandemic. Some states are doing well, Fauci said in a CNN interview, but he added, “Our concern right now is that there are a number of states … starting to have an uptick” in cases. He mentioned the Dakotas, Montana, Michigan and Minnesota. He said he’s concerned about the holiday weekend, and repeated that people must wear maks, stay outside, avoid crowds and keep social distance. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Sept. 4-5
2:19 p.m. Florida virus numbers are lowest since June: Florida reported 1,838 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, the lowest single-day number of new infections reported by state health officials since June 15, the Associated Press reported. But health officials across the state were waiting to see if the Labor Day weekend might produce an uptick in the number of coronavirus cases, as might have been the case following the Fourth of July holiday — when the largest single-day surge in new cases was reported about a week later. The latest state data released by the Florida Health Department reflected 22 new deaths. That pushed down the average number of deaths over the past week to 99 a day — the lowest average since July 16. In all, the state has tallied 12,023 deaths linked to the virus. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Sept. 6-7
The president maintained that political interests have elevated tensions in Chihuahua as Mexico tries to pay off a water debt owed to the United States. Hundreds of farmers had faced off with National Guardsmen Tuesday at the La Boquilla dam. The troops eventually withdrew and the protesters closed the valves that were releasing water from the reservoir. … [Read more...] about Mexico president regrets protester killing, wants justice