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New French coronavirus deaths steady, infections creep up

06/18/20 2:50 PM

The number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 28 to 29,603 on Thursday, the same increase as Wednesday, but the number of new confirmed cases crept up again to reach a five-day high.

Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases, major challenges remain

06/18/20 2:36 PM

Canada officially racked up 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday and although the outbreak is slowing, health experts said major challenges remain.

Blood type, genes tied to risk of severe COVID-19: European study

06/18/20 2:26 PM

A person's blood type and other genetic factors may be linked with severity of coronavirus infection, according to European researchers looking for further clues about why COVID-19 hits some so much harder than others.

Iran's death toll from coronavirus outbreak approaches 10,000

06/18/20 2:25 PM

Iran is approaching 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak in the country, according to official figures from the Ministry of Health.

UK ditches homegrown COVID-19 tracing app to use Google-Apple model

06/18/20 2:05 PM

Britain will switch to the Apple and Google model for its COVID-19 test-and-trace app, ditching an attempt to develop an app by itself after the homegrown system did not work well enough on Apple's iPhone, the government said on Thursday.

No date for release of test-and-trace app in UK, minister says

06/18/20 12:40 PM

Britain's health minister declined on Thursday to set a date for when a smartphone app to help trace people who have been in contact with a person infected with the new coronavirus would be rolled out.

Exclusive: EU in advanced talks with Johnson & Johnson on COVID-19 vaccine deal - sources

06/18/20 12:00 PM

The European Commission is in advanced talks with pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson to reserve or make an up-front purchase of its COVID-19 vaccine under development, two officials familiar with the talks told Reuters.

Johnson & Johnson in talks with governments on possible COVID-19 vaccine

06/18/20 11:51 AM

Johnson & Johnson is in talks with multiple governments and global organizations as it seeks to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, it said on Thursday after Reuters reported that the U.S. company is in talks over a potential EU supply deal.

U.S. court rules in favor of Mylan over Biogen's key MS drug patent

06/18/20 11:37 AM

A U.S. district court on Thursday ruled in favor of generic drugmaker Mylan NV in a patent dispute over Biogen Inc's blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug, Tecfidera, sending Biogen's shares down nearly 6%.

Filipino SFX artist seeks to ward off virus with horror-inspired face masks

06/18/20 11:05 AM

With film and television productions halted in the Philippines due to lockdown, one special effects artist is maximizing his skills by making scary face masks to raise cash and a few smiles.

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