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US government strikes $1.525 billion deal with Moderna for 100 million doses of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine

President Trump announced the deal during a media briefing on Tuesday. Moderna is one of several companies manufacturing the vaccine “at risk,” as the industry calls it, meaning the company is currently making the vaccine before it is approved. Clinical trials are currently underway to test whether it’s safe and effective. Under this contract, worth… Read More »

US surpasses 4 million reported coronavirus cases as hospitalizations near record

The country’s rising daily rate of confirmed coronavirus cases, along with a near-record number of hospitalizations, signals the US is far from containing a virus that is straining hospitals and labs, health experts say. “We’ve rolled back essentially two months’ worth of progress with what we’re seeing in number of cases … in the United… Read More »

United Health Foundation donates $5 million to support the homeless, food insecure, during COVID-19 crisis

The United Health Foundation has pledged $ 5 million to support three organizations that help the homeless and those who are food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the $ 5 million, $ 2.5 million will go to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council to support both the immediate need for homeless programs… Read More »

Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 10K as number of confirmed cases nears quarter million

The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 10,000 on Friday morning. In addition to the 10,038 deaths, approximately two-thirds of which occurred in China and Italy, there have been nearly a quarter of a million confirmed cases around the globe. There have also been 86,035 people who have recovered from the COVID-19 virus,… Read More »