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Thailand’s coronavirus vaccine gives positive results in mice


May 20, 2020

BANGKOK: Thailand expects to have a vaccine for the novel coronavirus ready next year, a senior official said on Wednesday, after finding positive trial results in mice. Thailand will begin testing the mRNA (messenger RNA) vaccine in monkeys next week after successful trials in mice, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration. “The Thai vaccine …

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Here is how you can hide the ‘seen’ notification on Facebook Messenger


May 20, 2020

A little-known Google Chrome plugin allows Facebook Messenger users to hide the ‘seen’ notification on their message exchanges, removing the pressure many feel to respond to friends right away. The add-on, which only works if you use Chrome as your internet browser, is free to install and can be turned on and off at your discretion, so the power of …

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KP’s Covid-19 recovery rate better than other provinces: Taimur Jhagra


May 20, 2020

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra on Wednesday said that the recovery rate of coronavirus patients in the KP is better as compared to other provinces, ARY News reported. Addressing a press conference in Peshawar, the KP health minister said that the recovery rate of coronavirus patients in the province stands at 31 percent, which is the …

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A highly contagious virus is killing wild rabbits in US


May 20, 2020

A deadly virus is spreading across the southwestern United States and killing wild rabbits on this continent for the first time, wildlife officials say. It’s a strain of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, and it’s recently appeared in pockets of the Western US. If it continues to spread unchecked, it could harm all dozen-plus species of rabbits in the US and the …

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Avigan not showing clear efficacy in some coronavirus trials


May 20, 2020

TOKYO: Shares of Fujifilm Holdings fell on Wednesday after Kyodo news reported that so far there has been no clear evidence of efficacy for its drug Avigan in treating the novel coronavirus in some clinical trials. The data reported to Japan’s health ministry by hospitals treating people showing mild or no symptoms raises doubts about whether the drug can be …

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New relief program will help you pay your electricity bill


May 20, 2020

  HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — If you’ve lost your job and can’t afford to pay your electricity bill, you may need to enroll in the Public Utility Commission of Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program. The program will temporarily suspend power disconnections and offer some payment assistance. If you’re currently receiving unemployment benefits through the Texas Workforce Commission, you qualify. Here are …

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Dr. Peter Hotez says lack of social distancing could cause spike in cases later


May 20, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, is worried that Houstonians are not practicing social distancing and wearing masks. “I think here in Houston we’re underachieving in a lot of aspects in public health, and it’s no fault of the leadership, public health leaders. We have, you …

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Deadly tornadoes tore through Houston 36 years ago


May 20, 2020

HOUSTON (KTRK) — It was 37 years ago today that a swarm of killer tornadoes ripped through the Houston area, killing 11 people and injuring dozens of others. The storm cut a swath from Brenham to Beaumont, smashing into mobile home parks, including one park that was hit once in the morning and once in the evening.   A swarm …

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Houston-area attorneys help hundreds fight evictions under CARES Act


May 20, 2020

With business shut downs, and the economy coming to a halt at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, families have begun to struggle financially and finding means for rent. But as ordered by the federal government, some were given protections. Under the CARES Act, enacted at the end of March by the federal government, in addition to foreclosure protections for …

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