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Phone Data Show Stay-Home, Distancing Order Effects

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Anonymous data collected from millions of mobile phones last spring show stay-at-home and social distancing orders helped slow the spread of Covid-19 in the U.S. . . . → Read More: Phone Data Show Stay-Home, Distancing Order Effects

Biotechs, Pharmas Vow Not to Rush Covid-19 Vaccines

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In a joint statement today, CEOs of nine companies promised to follow the highest ethical and scientific standards in development and testing of their Covid-19 vaccines. . . . → Read More: Biotechs, Pharmas Vow Not to Rush Covid-19 Vaccines

Infographic – Willingness to Take Covid-19 Vaccine

Chart- Agree to Covid-19 vaccine

The chart shows data from surveys by polling company Ipsos MORI in 27 countries at the end of July and beginning of August, for the World Economic Forum. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Willingness to Take Covid-19 Vaccine

NIH Nixes Convalescent Plasma Covid-19 Therapy

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An expert panel convened by National Institutes of Health says current data do not support recommending convalescent plasma as a treatment for Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: NIH Nixes Convalescent Plasma Covid-19 Therapy

Late-Stage Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Underway in U.S.

Covid-19 vaccine infographic

Global drug maker AstraZeneca is starting its late-stage Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial in the U.S., with a vow not to cut corners in its processes. . . . → Read More: Late-Stage Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Underway in U.S.

Engineered Mosquitoes Approved for Disease Control

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In an apparent end to a long-running dispute, authorities in the Florida Keys approved a field trial of engineered mosquitoes to control tropical diseases. . . . → Read More: Engineered Mosquitoes Approved for Disease Control

Institute Assessing Covid-19 Mental Health Programs

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A research institute evaluating real-world health outcomes is funding studies of Covid-19 mental health programs for health care workers and low-income communities. . . . → Read More: Institute Assessing Covid-19 Mental Health Programs

Infographic – An Ounce of Pandemic Prevention

Chart: Cost of pandemic prevention

A recent journal article estimates the public investments needed to prevent the next damaging pandemic, against the costs imposed on the world from Covid-19. . . . → Read More: Infographic – An Ounce of Pandemic Prevention

Infographic – Social Media Seen Having Too Much Power

Social media power chart

Majorities of Americans say social media companies have too much power and influence in politics, a view that cuts across ideologies and parties. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Social Media Seen Having Too Much Power

FDA Halts Off-the-Shelf Engineered T-Cell Trial

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A company designing gene-edited T-cells as cancer therapies stopped its clinical trial of a treatment for multiple myeloma when a patient in the trial died. . . . → Read More: FDA Halts Off-the-Shelf Engineered T-Cell Trial