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    Brazil state signs deal to make Russian vaccine

    Agence France-Presse. Brasília | Updated at 10:36am on August 13, 2020

    The Brazilian state of Parana signed a deal Wednesday to test and produce Russia's new coronavirus vaccine, though officials stressed they would have to be...

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    WHO wants to review Russian vaccine safety data

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 10:31am on August 12, 2020

    The World Health Organization said any WHO stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review, after Russia announced...

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    Masks help reduce COVID-19 transmission: Study

    Xinhua/UNB. Washington | Updated at 01:26pm on August 04, 2020

    A new study says US communities that made using masks in public compulsory saw a decline in the spread of coronavirus. After five days of...

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    WHO: There may never be a COVID-19 'silver bullet'

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 05:32pm on August 03, 2020

    The World Health Organization said Monday that there might never be a ‘silver bullet’ answer to the new coronavirus, despite the rush to discover effective...

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    Sanofi, GSK reach virus vaccine deals with US, EU

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 11:02am on August 01, 2020

    Pharma giants Sanofi and GSK will receive up to $2.1 billion from the US government for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, the companies said...

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    Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine worked well in monkeys

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 06:13pm on July 29, 2020

    US biotech firm Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response and prevented the coronavirus from replicating in the noses and lungs of monkeys, a...

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    Global toll rises to 6,54,477

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 05:30pm on July 28, 2020

    The spread of the novel coronavirus does not appear to be impacted by seasonality, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday, warning against false beliefs that...

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    Govt fails to fight COVID-19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:45pm on July 25, 2020

    Politicians, rights activists and critics on Saturday accused the government of failing to fight COVID-19 outbreak. Addressing a webinar, titled ‘Public Health Convention 2020’ organised...

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    Worldwide coronavirus toll rises to 6,27,307

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:36am on July 23, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 6,27,307 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled...

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    Oxford coronavirus vaccine appears safe

    New Age Desk | Updated at 07:54pm on July 20, 2020

    A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and trains the immune system, reports BBConline. Phase one trials involving about 1,077 people...

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