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Finland using dogs trained to sniff out coronavirus at Helsinki Airport – National

Finland using dogs trained to sniff out coronavirus at Helsinki Airport - National

Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers. Four dogs of different breeds trained by Finland’s Smell Detection Association started working Wednesday at the …

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Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine candidate begins phase 3 trial – National

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine candidate begins phase 3 trial - National

Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus. The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South …

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How Trump’s attacks on science led to over 200,000 dead from coronavirus – National

How Trump’s attacks on science led to over 200,000 dead from coronavirus - National

“I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how he had led the nation through the deadliest pandemic in a century. In a conversation overheard by an Associated …

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World leaders clash over coronavirus during virtual United Nations meeting – National

World leaders clash over coronavirus during virtual United Nations meeting - National

Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an unprecedented high-level meeting, where the U.N. chief exhorted them to unite and tackle the era’s towering problems: the coronavirus, the “economic calamity” it unleashed and the risk of a new Cold …

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200,000 dead, and still no plan to end America’s coronavirus crisis – National

200,000 dead, and still no plan to end America’s coronavirus crisis - National

Six months and 200,000 deaths later, the U.S. is right back where it started, staring down the barrel of mass fatalities, widespread infection and crippling economic loss from COVID-19. This once-in-a-generation crisis has not been met with a unified response, or a common will to fight. Instead, the nation …

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Boris Johnson announces new coronavirus restriction for Britain as cases surge – National

Boris Johnson announces new coronavirus restriction for Britain as cases surge - National

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson slammed the brakes Tuesday on the country’s return to offices and a normal social life, saying the U.K. was at a “perilous turning point” in its fight against coronavirus. Saying that Britain had to act now or face a huge second wave of the …

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Russia ‘so confident’ in coronavirus vaccine it will shoulder legal liability – National

Russia ‘so confident’ in coronavirus vaccine it will shoulder legal liability - National

Russia is so confident in its COVID-19 vaccine that it will shoulder some of the legal liability should anything go wrong, rather than requiring buyers to take on the full risk, the head of the state fund bankrolling the project told Reuters. The decision leaves the vaccine’s state-backed developers …

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Australia’s ‘extreme’ 2nd lockdown curbed coronavirus — here’s what it took – National

Australia’s ‘extreme’ 2nd lockdown curbed coronavirus — here’s what it took - National

As Canada’s coronavirus cases continue to climb, many health experts are warning the public that a second lockdown may be around the corner. And as Canadians prepare for a potential fall or winter shutdown, experts argue we may want to look at Australia’s strict second lockdown measures in order …

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U.K. PM to urge people to work from home if they can as coronavirus cases spike – National

U.K. PM to urge people to work from home if they can as coronavirus cases spike - National

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell people on Tuesday to work from home and will impose new curbs on pubs, bars and restaurants in a bid to tackle the swiftly accelerating second wave of the coronavirus outbreak. In an address to Parliament at 1130 GMT and then to …

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South Korea halts free flu shots meant to help coronavirus-plagued health system – National

South Korea halts free flu shots meant to help coronavirus-plagued health system - National

South Korea suspended free flu shots on Tuesday after reports of problems in storing the vaccinations during transportation, disrupting plans to pre-emptively ease the burden on a health-care system already strained by coronavirus outbreaks. The country, which has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases since August, planned to procure …

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