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Vishwadha Chander

U.S. reports about 300,000 more deaths during pandemic than in typical year

21 Oct 2020

Nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic than would be expected based on historical trends, with at least two-thirds due to COVID-19, a government report released on Tuesday showed, adding that COVID deaths likely were undercounted. | Video

U.S. reports about 300,000 more deaths than usual during pandemic - CDC

21 Oct 2020

Nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic than expected based on historical trends, with about two-thirds of the deaths due to COVID-19 illnesses, according to a report released on Tuesday. | Video

Gilead questions WHO study that cast doubts on drug's COVID-19 benefits

16 Oct 2020

Gilead Sciences Inc has questioned the findings of a World Health Organization (WHO) study that concluded its COVID-19 drug remdesivir does not help patients who have been admitted to hospital.

CDC revises guidance, says COVID-19 can spread through virus lingering in air

06 Oct 2020

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday said COVID-19 can spread through virus lingering in the air, sometimes for hours, acknowledging concerns widely voiced by public health experts about airborne transmission of the virus. | Video

COVID-19 cases among young adults in U.S. rise 55% in August: CDC

30 Sep 2020

Coronavirus cases among young adults rose steadily across the United States in recent weeks as universities reopened, suggesting the need for this group to take more measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a U.S. health agency said.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in early trial

26 Sep 2020

A single dose of Johnson & Johnson's experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced a strong immune response against the novel coronavirus in an early-to-mid stage clinical trial, according to interim results published on Friday.

Colleges reopenings in-person likely added 3,000 U.S. COVID-19 cases per day: study

25 Sep 2020

Reopening college and university campuses for in-person instruction during late summer this year could be associated with more than 3,000 additional cases of COVID-19 per day in the United States in recent weeks, according to a new study.

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