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German infectious disease agency hit by hackers days before arson attack: Spiegel

10:47am EDT

BERLIN Germany's Robert Koch Institute for infectious disease control was hit by a cyber attack days before its headquarters was the target of an arson attempt, Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday.

Europe needs 'serious acceleration' in fight against coronavirus: WHO

Oct 26 2020

GENEVA Europe needs a "serious acceleration" in the fight against the coronavirus and a lack of contact-tracing capacity could drive the disease into the darkness, a top World Health Organization official said on Monday. | Video

Britain authorises temporary use of flu vaccine to help meet demand

Oct 22 2020

LONDON Britain has authorised the temporary use of the Flublok flu vaccine and ordered millions of doses as it seeks to give jabs to more people during the coronavirus pandemic.

EU medicine agency could approve COVID-19 vaccines early next year - report

Oct 16 2020

MILAN The European Medicines Agency could approve three COVID-19 vaccines early next year, its Executive Director Guido Rasi said on Friday, according to a report by Italian news agency ANSA.

Death rate rising in U.S. jails, Reuters data project finds

Oct 16 2020

WASHINGTON The death rate in more than 500 top U.S. jails has risen more than 8% since the last official data was released in 2016, a Reuters investigation found, led overwhelmingly by people never convicted of their alleged crime.

Death rate rising in U.S. jails, Reuters data project finds

Oct 16 2020

WASHINGTON The death rate in more than 500 top U.S. jails has risen more than 8% since the last official data was released in 2016, a Reuters investigation found, led overwhelmingly by people never convicted of their alleged crime.

France's new COVID-19 cases set new 24-hour record, above 30,000

Oct 15 2020

PARIS French health authorities on Thursday reported the number of new daily coronavirus infections jumped above 30,000 for the first time since the start of the epidemic.

J&J says review of illness that led to pause of coronavirus vaccine trial could take days

Oct 13 2020

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it would take a few days at least to hear from a safety monitoring panel about its review of the company's late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial after announcing that the large study had been paused due to an unexplained illness in one participant. | Video

Number of COVID patients in French intensive care units highest in nearly five months

Oct 12 2020

PARIS The number of people being treated in French intensive care units for COVID-19 exceeded 1,500 on Monday for the first time since May 27, authorities said, raising fears of local lockdowns being imposed across the country.

Thailand to make, supply AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

Oct 12 2020

Thailand has agreed to manufacture and supply AstraZeneca Plc's experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the southeast Asian country and other nations in the region, the British and Thai governments said on Monday.

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