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Approval of at-home tests releases a pandemic-fighting weapon

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved inexpensive, at-home coronavirus tests for over-the-counter sales this week, adding a potentially powerful weapon to the nation’s pandemic-fighting arsenal that experts say will likely still be needed despite increasing numbers of vaccinated Americans. One of them is Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology, who has called on federal… Read More »

AstraZeneca, Under Fire for Vaccine Safety, Releases Trial Blueprints

AstraZeneca revealed details of its large coronavirus vaccine trials on Saturday, the third in a wave of rare disclosures by drug companies under pressure to be more transparent about how they are testing products that are the world’s best hope for ending the pandemic. Polls are finding Americans increasingly wary of accepting a coronavirus vaccine.… Read More »

Iran temporarily releases 70,000 prisoners as coronavirus cases surge

A member of Iranian Border Guards wears a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the new coronavirus, inside the Shalamcha Border Crossing, after Iraq shut a border crossing to travellers between Iraq and Iran, Iraq March 8, 2020. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has temporarily freed about 70,000 prisoners to combat the spread… Read More »