Andrew Lloyd Webber Puts His Money Where His Mouth IsAndrew Lloyd Webber is anxious to get audiences back to the theater, which is why he's now taking part in a coronavirus vaccine trial from Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. "I am excited that tomorrow I am going to be vaccinated for the Oxford Covid 19 trial," the composer...
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Imported Chicken Wings Test Positive for COVID-19If you're in Shenzhen, China, think twice about buying imported chicken wings—which might just contain the coronavirus, CNN reports. That's according to a municipal statement that a surface sample of frozen wings from Brazil tested positive Wednesday during a screening in the city's Longgang district. Health officials say they...
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Africa begins continent-wide study of COVID-19 antibodiesThe Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an Africa-wide study of antibodies to the coronavirus has begun, while evidence from a smaller study indicates that many more people have been infected than official numbers show
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US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high
The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago, yet still remains at a high level
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Wednesday Was Our Deadliest COVID Day in MonthsThe US recorded almost 1,500 coronavirus deaths Wednesday, making it the pandemic's deadliest day since mid-May, according to the Washington Post . The figures include 105 deaths in Georgia, 342 in Texas, and 45 in North Carolina, tying the single-day death record the state set on July 29. The US...
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Coronavirus positive? Thousands in Germany left wonderingOfficials in Germany's Bavaria state have acknowledged that tens of thousands of travelers tested for the coronavirus upon entering the country over the past two weeks are still waiting to find out whether they were infected
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The Latest: NYC mayor still plans to reopen schools on timeNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held firm to plans to reopen the nation’s largest public school system within a month, despite pleas from teachers and principals to delay the return of students to classrooms
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Biden calls for nationwide mask mandateJoe Biden is calling for a nationwide mask mandate, citing health experts’ predictions that it could save 40,000 lives over the next three months
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