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Pharma wrap: Three coronavirus vaccine makers release clinical trial blueprint as part of transparency push Coronavirus vaccine makers

AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna have released the blueprint that contains information such as clinical trial design, primary and secondary endpoints, patient selection, statistical analysis, measurement of outcomes and adverse events.

IPL 2020: Meet four-time champions Mumbai Indians

Defending champions Mumbai Indians once again start as the favourites to win IPL 2020.

Moderna would seek limited emergency use of covid vaccine based on early data

Moderna's vaccine candidate - mRNA-1273 - is nearing the finish line in its push to enroll 30,000 individuals in a late-stage trial of a novel coronavirus vaccine.

AstraZeneca reports positive results from OSTRO trial of Fasenra

AstraZeneca has reported positive results from the Phase III OSTRO clinical trial of Fasenra (benralizumab) to treat patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP).

FCRA registration for Golden Temple is a path-breaking move by Modi govt: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said FCRA registration for the Golden Temple in Amritsar is a path-breaking move. Under FCRA norms.the Golden Temple will now be able to receive funds from abroad.

Russia Reportedly Seeking Help From Hyderabad Vaccine Manufacturers To Launch Sputnik V

Sputnik V, a human adenoviral vector vaccine candidate, is the world's first registered vaccine against COVID-19 and is now getting into the phase-3 trials in many countries this month. 
According to sources, a couple of companies are considering manufacturing the Russian vaccine but companies like Shantha Biotech annd Bio E have not shown interest as they have their own vaccine candidates up for the bid. 
Russian Direct Investment Fund have approached manufacturers in Hyderabad.

Doctor Says Don't Kiss And Wear Face Mask While Having Sex To Avoid Contracting Coronavirus

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She said in a statement that there is little chance of catching COVID-19 from semen or vaginal fluid.
However, sexual activity with new partners does increase the risk of contracting the virus, particularly if there is close contact like kissing.

US stock market sees worst fall since June, tech selloff forces S&P 500, Nasdaq into reverse

The Nasdaq led the pullback with a decline of almost 5% a day after it and the S&P 500 posted record closing highs.

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Russian Health Minister Claims Mass Delivery Of Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine Will Begin In September

A mass vaccination campaign will begin among Russian volunteers in October, a month after industrial production is expected to launch, according to the head of the national sovereign fund paying for the vaccination project.
Russia says more than 20 countries have requested over 1 billion doses of the Sputnik V vaccine despite safety concerns.
Russia is the first country to license a COVID-19 vaccine, calling it "Sputnik V" in homage to the world's first satellite, launched by the Soviet Union.

'Troll factory': Facebook, Twitter suspend accounts, pages linked to Russian network ahead of US election

The FBI in a statement said that it will provide information to the platforms 'to better protect against threats to the nation’s security and democratic processes'

 

Canada wants to be at 'front of line' for coronavirus vaccines, signs deals with Novavax and Johnson & Johnson

Canada is also in "the final stages of negotiations" to secure AstraZeneca`s potential vaccine and is in talks to secure more doses of the Pfizer vaccine candidate, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said.

US says it won’t join global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine

The decision to go it alone, first reported by The Washington Post, follows the White House's decision in early July to pull the United States out of the WHO. Trump claims the WHO is in need of reform and is heavily influenced by China.

In landmark shift, Fed rewrites approach to inflation, labor market

JACKSON HOLE - The Federal Reserve on Thursday rolled out a sweeping rewrite of its approach to its dual role of achieving maximum employment and stable prices, putting new weight on bolstering the U.S. labor market and less on worries about too-high inflation. It promises to aim for 2% inflation on average, so that periods of too-low inflation would likely be followed by an effort to lift inflation “moderately above 2% for some time.”

The change suggests the U.S. central bank’s key overnight interest rate, already near zero, will stay there for potentially years to come as policymakers woo higher inflation.

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