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Covid: Scientists developing vaccine boosters to tackle variants

Reuters Scientists are developing booster jabs to tackle Covid-19 variants, a health minister says, amid concerns about the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine’s efficacy against the South Africa strain. The vaccine provides good protection against the dominant ‘Kent’ variant in the UK. But a small study suggests it offers “minimal protection” against mild disease from the South Africa […]

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Harvard Health Professor Slams Trump’s ‘Catastrophic Failure’ To Tackle Coronavirus

Harvard global health professor Dr. Ashish Jha on Thursday lamented the U.S.’s haphazard response to the coronavirus pandemic, describing it as “among the very worst in the world.” “Certainly among all the major countries,” Jha told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, noting how “every major country has more testing than we do across Europe, South Korea, Japan, even Vietnam […]

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Elizabeth Warren Can’t Think Of ‘A Worse Person’ Than Mike Pence To Tackle Coronavirus

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Friday joined the growing chorus of criticism being leveled at President Donald Trump over his controversial appointment of Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. The Democratic presidential candidate argued to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that Pence “is the wrong person” to tackle the outbreak […]

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Bernie Sanders And Ro Khanna Have A New Plan To Tackle Prescription Drug Rip-Offs

The problem with prescription drugs is simple: The U.S. government bestows long-term monopolies on pharmaceutical companies, immunizing them from the forces of market competition and public regulation. As a result, Americans shoulder the highest drug prices in the world while receiving significantly poorer public health outcomes than most of the developed world. There are a […]