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Closing schools 'greater public health risk' than reopening, says top U.S. health official

4:50pm EDT

Keeping schools closed in the coming academic year is a greater risk to children's health than reopening them, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Closing schools 'greater public health risk' than reopening, says top U.S. health official

4:31pm EDT

July 9 Keeping schools closed in the coming academic year is a greater risk to children's health than reopening them, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

Closing schools 'greater public health risk' than reopening, says top U.S. health official

3:53pm EDT

July 9 Keeping schools closed in the coming academic year is a greater risk to children's health than reopening them, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

Nonprofits urge Johnson & Johnson to halt sales of Baby Powder globally

Jul 08 2020

More than 170 nonprofit groups on Wednesday called for Johnson & Johnson to stop selling its talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder world-wide, citing concerns that it contains cancer-causing asbestos, according to a statement from advocacy group Black Women for Wellness.

Potential COVID-19 vaccine not 'single solution' to pandemic, Johnson & Johnson CEO says

Jul 08 2020

U.S. drugmaker Johnson & Johnson aims to begin clinical testing of its COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks and produce billions of doses in 2021, chief executive officer Alex Gorsky said on Wednesday, but cautioned that it will take more than one vaccine to rein in the virus.

China could have done more to aid world's COVID-19 response, top U.S. health official says

Jul 07 2020

U.S. coronavirus task force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said that the United States and other countries could have had a stronger initial response to COVID-19 if China had been more forthcoming about key features of the virus.

China could have done more to aid world's COVID-19 response, top U.S. health official says

Jul 07 2020

July 7 U.S. coronavirus task force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said that the United States and other countries could have had a stronger initial response to COVID-19 if China had been more forthcoming about key features of the virus.

Becton Dickinson's rapid antigen test for COVID-19 authorized by FDA, shares rise

Jul 06 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization to Becton Dickinson and Co for a COVID-19 antigen test that can be administered at the point of care and produce results within 15 minutes, the company said on Monday.

U.S. regulator greenlights Becton Dickinson's rapid antigen test for COVID-19

Jul 06 2020

July 6 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to Becton Dickinson and Co for a COVID-19 antigen test that can be administered at the point of care and produce results within 15 minutes, the company said on Monday.

Wall Street shifts bets to big pharma as COVID-19 vaccine race progresses

Jul 03 2020

Wall Street is moving some bets on COVID-19 vaccines to large pharmaceutical companies with robust manufacturing capabilities, signaling that a love affair with small biotech firms might be ending after the sector’s best quarter in almost 20 years.

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