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Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

Demand for coronavirus tests has almost trebled among young children in England this month – but only 1% were found to have the virus, figures show. In the first two weeks of September, more than 200,000 under-nines were tested, according to government’s test-and-trace programme. That is nearly three times as many as in the previous… Read More »

WHO says 2 million coronavirus deaths is ‘not impossible’ as world approaches 1 million

As the global death toll from the coronavirus approaches 1 million people, the World Health Organization said Friday that it’s “not impossible” that number could double if countries don’t uniformly work to suppress the virus’ spread. “It’s certainly unimaginable, but it’s not impossible, because if we look at losing 1 million people in nine months… Read More »

Moderna CEO expects to know by November whether coronavirus vaccine works: report

Moderna reached human testing for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in record time, and now with its phase 3 trial moving right along, the company is expecting efficacy data in November—likely after Pfizer and BioNTech, but before everyone else. The biotech believes it’ll know in November whether the vaccine works, CEO Stéphane Bancel said on CNBC Thursday. A readout in October is possible but… Read More »

Coronavirus: Tackling testing delays ‘number one’ priority, says minister

Plans to put the NHS top of the list for coronavirus tests will be published in the coming days, the justice secretary has said. People in care homes would also be a priority, while schools could be considered, Robert Buckland said. Resolving delays with testing was “the number one issue”, he added. It comes as… Read More »

University of Missouri expels two students, suspends three for violating coronavirus rules

University of Missouri, Columbia Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images The University of Missouri has expelled two students and suspended three for “willful and knowing actions” that violated the school’s coronavirus rules, threatening campus safety, according to an  official. Bill Stackman, the university’s vice chancellor for student affairs, said in a letter to students and staff Tuesday that… Read More »