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Moderna says coronavirus vaccine 94.1 percent efficient

US Biotechnology firm says it plans to manufacture 500 million to 1 billion doses globally in 2021. US biotechnology firm Moderna on Monday said its vaccine efficacy against the novel coronavirus is 94.1% after the Phase 3 clinical trial, saying it is immediately filing

US records over 12 million coronavirus cases

US Centers for Disease Control has issued a strong recommendation to Americans to refrain from all kinds of travel over Thanksgiving. The United States recorded its 12th million coronavirus case on Saturday, even as millions of Americans were expected to travel for the upcoming

Russia approves second vaccine for coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that EpiVakKorona passes regulatory approval. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that a second coronavirus vaccine has been granted regulatory approval. Putin said the vaccine, EpiVakKorona, was registered at the Vector State Research Center in Novosibirsk. FIRST VACCINE HAD

Italy reduces virus quarantine period to 10 days

The country on Friday topped 5,000 new cases in a day for the first time since March. Italy on Monday made changes to the country’s coronavirus quarantine rules, reducing to 10 from 14 days the minimum quarantine period for people who test positive for

Japan faces high suicide rates amid pandemic

Although suicide is a major societal issue in the island nation, restrictions on social interaction have left people isolated, and many have lost their jobs due to the pandemic’s economic fallout. Japan has witnessed a surge in suicides amid the coronavirus pandemic, latest data

New study finds coronavirus survives on surfaces for 28 days

The study also found the length of time the infectious virus was able to survive in different temperature zones. The novel coronavirus survives on surfaces for 28 days, a study by Australian national science agency has found. “To improve our understanding of how this

Japanese gov’t pledges 130 million dollars for vaccine

At least 87,756 Japanese people have tested positive in the country since the outbreak began last December. Japan’s capital Tokyo on Friday reported 203 new coronavirus cases as the country pledged $130 million for the production of a vaccine to treat the infection. 1,613

Trump’s doctor says he can return to public events

Trump’s physical examination has remained stable and devoid of any indications to suggest progression of illness, he said. US President Donald Trump’s physician said Thursday that he fully anticipates the president’s safe return to public engagements by Saturday. “HE CAN RETURN TO DUTY BY

Israeli minister breaks rules to stem coronavirus

The Israeli authorities have imposed a restricted lock-down for 10 days that lasts until Oct. 14 in an effort to curb the increase of the coronavirus infections across Israel. An Israeli minister who tested positive for coronavirus has broken the Israeli health ministry’s rules

Doctors optimistic Trump will return later Monday

Trump, 74, was taken to Walter Reed on Friday evening, about 18 hours after announcing he and First Lady Melania tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Monday he is optimistic that President Donald Trump would