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2nd COVID-19 vaccine gets public review ahead of US decision

A second COVID-19 vaccine moved closer to joining the U.S. fight against the pandemic Thursday as government advisers convened for a public review of its safety and effectiveness. It’s the next-to-last step for the vaccine developed by drugmaker Moderna and the National Institutes of Health. The panel of physicians and medical researchers is expected to […]

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Testing timeline: What’s ahead for COVID-19 vaccines

Pfizer’s surprising news that its COVID-19 vaccine might offer more protection than anticipated—an announcement right after a fraught U.S. presidential election campaign—is raising questions about exactly how the different shots will make it to market. Pfizer Inc. and the maker of the other leading U.S. vaccine candidate, Moderna Inc., have been cautioning for weeks that […]

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Florida forges ahead in lifting curbs amid virus concerns

As the summer coronavirus spike in Sunbelt states subsides, Florida has gone the furthest in lifting restrictions, especially on restaurants where the burden of ensuring safety has shifted to business owners and residents—raising concerns of a resurgence. In his drive to return the state to normalcy, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted limits on indoor seating […]