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Experts cautiously optimistic on Moderna’s early Covid-19 vaccine data as market exuberance fades

Earlier this week, shares of Moderna skyrocketed following the company’s announcement of early data from the Phase I clinical trial the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is conducting of mRNA-1273, its vaccine against the virus that causes Covid-19. But despite investors’ initial enthusiasm, physicians were cautiously optimistic, highlighting important caveats in the data. […]

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Dr. Fauci to testify reopening too early risks ‘needless suffering’ from coronavirus: Report

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Coronavirus Preparedness and Response, in Rayburn Building on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist and […]

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Senator asks AG William Barr to deny early prison release for Bernie Madoff, Allen Stanford

Senator John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., on Monday asked Attorney General William Barr to deny requests from infamous Ponzi schemers Bernie Madoff and R. Allen Stanford for early prison release due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Releasing either of these individuals, or anyone similarly […]

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Yes, early data for Gilead’s Covid-19 drug look good, but don’t pop the champagne yet

Data from Gilead Sciences’ two Phase III trials of the investigational Covid-19 drug remdesivir are anticipated to come out this month or next. Some early results have already trickled into the public domain, providing snapshots that, while limited, have nevertheless sent the company’s shares soaring. But medical experts and other observers have urged caution. On […]

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Coronavirus: ‘Deadly resurgence’ if curbs lifted too early, WHO warns

Lifting coronavirus lockdown measures too early could spark a “deadly resurgence” in infections, the World Health Organization chief has warned. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said countries should be cautious about easing restrictions, even as some struggle with the economic impact. He said there had been a “welcome slowing” of the epidemics in some European countries. […]