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Fauci says Covid-19 vaccine may not get US to herd immunity if too many people refuse to get it

With government support, three coronavirus vaccines are expected to be studied in large-scale clinical trials in the next three months. “The best we’ve ever done is measles, which is 97 to 98 percent effective,” said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “That would be wonderful if we get there.… Read More »

People rent RVs in droves for fun, safe adventures amid chaos

Meet some happy campers. Sales professional Bennett Prescott, 36, and his family usually spend summers adventuring far from their home in Wallingford, Conn. His job keeps him traveling more than half the year anyway, while his 38-year-old science-teacher wife,  Selena Gell, gets time off. Last year, the couple, with toddler Jacob, made stops in Fire… Read More »

Are old malaria drugs really the COVID-19 ‘game changer’ some people believe? Not so fast, warn health officials

U.S. president Donald Trump considers them a COVID-19 “game changer,” his top infectious diseases advisor says the evidence is flimsy, while ethicists worry pouring millions of the tablets into hospitals is a long shot that could make people sicker. Two old anti-malaria medications are being pushed as potential treatments in the scramble to find something,… Read More »

‘Protect your granddaddy’: Surgeon general urges ‘social distancing’ to shield high-risk people from coronavirus

Surgeon General Jerome Adams stressed the importance of “social distancing” in the battle against the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. At the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the White House on Saturday, Adams explained how the tactic could help prevent the most at-risk groups, older people and those with underlying conditions,… Read More »