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Latest on the global spread of coronavirus

ASIA-PACIFIC * India reported 94,372 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking total cases past 4.7 million, as infection numbers rose in several states amid a gradual opening up of businesses. *Indonesia has reported its sixth consecutive day of over 3,000 new cases of coronavirus infection, just as the capital city of Southeast Asia’s most populous… Read More »

U.S. coronavirus data is ‘disturbing,’ Dr. Fauci says, disputing Trump’s claim that U.S. is ’rounding the corner’

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci (R) listens as US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 24, 2020, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The current data on the U.S. Covid-19 outbreak… Read More »

Daily Coronavirus Testing at Home? Many Experts Are Skeptical

Over the past few weeks, a Harvard scientist has made headlines for a bold idea to curb the spread of the coronavirus: rolling out so-called antigen tests, a decades-old underdog in testing technology, to tens of millions of Americans for near-daily, at-home use. These tests aren’t very good at picking up low-level infections. But they’re… Read More »

Johnson & Johnson says coronavirus vaccine prevents severe illness in hamsters

Dado Ruvic | Reuters Johnson & Johnson‘s potential coronavirus vaccine prevented severe illness in a small group of Syrian golden hamsters, the company announced Thursday. J&J researchers vaccinated hamsters with a single dose and then exposed the rodents to the virus four week later, the company said. J&J said the vaccine elicited neutralizing antibodies, which… Read More »