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Pakistan’s Covid-19 cases reach 225,283 with 4619 deaths


July 4, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) claimed 68 more lives in the country in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 4,619. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 3,387 new infections were detected after 22,050 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours, taking the national tally of cases to 225,283. More than 1.3 million tests …

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Here is what you should know about Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate


July 4, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently named AstraZeneca’s AZD1222 and Moderna’s mRNA-1273 as two of the leading candidates in the COVID-19 vaccine race. Here we look at what Moderna’s mRNA-1273 has to offer. About mRNA-1273, Moderna’s Vaccine Candidate Against COVID-19 mRNA-1273 is an mRNA vaccine candidate against COVID-19 encoding for a prefusion stabilized form of the Spike (S) protein, which was selected by Moderna …

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Brazil health regulator gives nod for Chinese COVID-19 vaccine trial


July 4, 2020

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Friday approved clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac, according to an official gazette publication. The study – first announced on June 11 – is led by Instituto Butantan, a research center funded by the state of Sao Paulo. The agreement with Sinovac includes not only trials but also the transference …

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Here is what you need to know the COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for China’s military


July 4, 2020

China’s military last month received the greenlight to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, Ad5-nCoV, developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics. The Ad5-nCoV is one of China’s eight vaccine candidates approved for human trials at home and abroad for the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. The shot also won approval for human testing in Canada. China’s Central …

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Gov. Abbott says your kids could be learning at home this fall


July 4, 2020

While educators and state leaders agree that the best place for children to begin school is in a classroom, the reality is the coronavirus pandemic is forcing Texas officials to reconsider those plans. That’s according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott during Thursday’s ABC13 Town Hall on reopening the state. “We want to start schools on time as scheduled,” Abbott said. …

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Statewide mask order for Texas now in effect


July 4, 2020

A statewide mask order is now in effect for Texas. In a groundbreaking move, Gov. Greg Abbott issued the order on Thursday. This means every Texan is required to wear a mask or facial covering when out in public. According to the governor, the order applies to all counties in the state with more than 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The …

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Need a COVID-19 test? Here’s what you need to know


July 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Here’s what you need to know if you need to get a COVID-19 test in Harris County or the Houston area. In a press conference Thursday, Dr. David Persse with the Houston Health Department said in Houston the positivity rate for COVID-19 has increased to almost 25 percent, which means one in four tests are coming …

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Mask best practices and how to avoid contamination


July 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — With the governor’s mask order now in effect, mask safety is something to keep in mind. The governor’s mask order says everyone must wear a face covering anywhere you can’t social distance. It applies to anyone in a county where there have been 20 or more confirmed COVID cases. We spoke with an infectious disease doctor …

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Fireworks at Shell Freedom Over Texas will go higher, be more visible


July 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Pyrotecnico, the company that executes the firework show at Shell Freedom Over Texas, says a lot goes into a big show like Saturday’s. “There are hundreds of different effects,” said creative director, Rocco Vitale. “It’s vast.” And, those effects have names, such as White Lightning, Silver Turbillions and Stained Glass. This year’s show is expected to …

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