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Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race
Race for the vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works.
How the world missed COVID-19's silent spread
Public awareness campaigns, airport screening and stay-home-if-you’re sick, policies might not ...
Lockdown, Day 77: Delhi drowning
In the meantime, it looks like the world will have to start getting used to having the virus around, with th...
China, Korea report new infections; Trump wants less testing
Chinese authorities reported 25 new confirmed cases with 22 in Beijing and three in neighboring Hubei province. They said 2.3 million people have been tested in an effort to contain the outbreak in the capital that led to the closure of its biggest wholesale food market.
The four front runners of the race for Covid vaccine
The vaccines for the deadly Covid-19 are in various stages of trial. ET takes a look at four vaccine candidates, where the results of the current stages of trials are expected to be out in July:
WHO chief warns virus pandemic 'accelerating'
"We are in a new and dangerous phase," head of the World Health Organizatio said, warning that restrictive measures are still needed to stop the pandemic. "Many people are understandably fed up with being at home (and) countries are understandably eager to open up their societies."
Chinese researchers launch phase-2 human test for possible vaccine
About a dozen vaccines are in different stages of human tests globally, as the World Health Organization warns the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating and "the world is in a new and dangerous phase".
Donald Trump halts World Health Organization funding over handling of coronavirus
Donald Trump, at a White House news conference, said the WHO had "failed in its basic duty and it must be held accountable." He said the group had promoted China's "disinformation" about the virus that likely led to a wider outbreak of the virus than otherwise would have occurred.
Coronavirus can spread through air very fast
Airborne transmission could be the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19.
World Health Organization declares coronavirus outbreak as pandemic
"Deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread. COVID-19 can be characterised as a pandemic," WHO said.
WHO: Virus surge due to peak in big countries
At a media briefing on Monday, WHO's emergencies chief Dr.Michael Ryan said that "the numbers are increasing because the epidemic is developing in a number of populous countries at the same time." .
Coronavirus spread by asymptomatic patients 'appears to be rare': WHO
The spread of COVID-19 by those who do not show symptoms of being infected by the contagion appears to be rare, Maria Van Kerkhove, the Worl...
World leaders face dilemma: Deal with Donald Trump or hang on for Joe Biden
The president addressed that dilemma himself in a tweet celebrating the release of an American prisoner, Michael White, from Iran earlier this month. “Don’t wait until after US Election to make the Big deal,” Trump wrote. “I’m going to win. You'll make a better deal now!”
WHO sees 'green shoots' of hope in COVID-19 pandemic
While cases are still rapidly rising there are green shoots of hope the WHO Director General said.
Gold rate jump as rising Covid-19 cases dent hopes of quick recovery
Gold in the national capital rose on Friday by Rs 144 to Rs 48,334 per 10 gram in-line with gain in international prices of the precious metal, according to HDFC Securities.
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