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U.S. to Spend $3.2 Billion to Help Develop Antiviral Pills for COVID

By Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 — After spending billions to speed the creation of COVID-19 vaccines, the United States said Thursday that it will now devote $ 3.2 billion to the development of antiviral pills that could stop the new coronavirus before it does its worst damage. Along… Read More »

Southern states have a ‘real vulnerability’ to Delta Covid variant this summer, warns Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez warned that Southern U.S. states could feel the impact of the highly transmissible Delta Covid variant as early as this summer, due in part to low vaccination rates.  “I’m really holding my breath about the South and what happens over the summer,” said Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at… Read More »

India isn’t the only one. Covid cases are rising at record levels in these places too

A patient receives oxygen while she waits outside a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 13, 2021. Government hospitals in the country lack beds for Covid-19 patients. Sunil Pradhan | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images India is currently at the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic — but it is not the only country with… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says vaccinations are not the only factor driving U.S. Covid cases down

More Americans are vaccinated against Covid everyday, but that’s not the only reason coronavirus cases in the U.S. keep falling, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. In an interview on “Closing Bell,” the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said additional factors contributing to declining infection levels include warming weather and the fact that a portion… Read More »