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Model cited by White House says 82,000 people could die from coronavirus by August, even with social distancing

Model cited by White House says 82,000 people could die from coronavirus by August, even with social distancing

President Donald Trump’s decision to extend social distancing guidelines until April 30 came after officials reviewed 12 different statistical models, said Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, during a Sunday press briefing. But standing in the Rose Garden, Birx also mentioned another model, created independently, that “ended up at the same numbers.”…MORE

Johnson & Johnson wants to start testing its coronavirus vaccine by September

Johnson & Johnson wants to start testing its coronavirus vaccine by September

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson plans to begin human clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine by September with a goal of the first batches being made available for emergency use authorization by early next year, according to a company announcement released Monday. Johnson & Johnson says it has been working on a vaccine since January…MORE

Air pollution and heart disease skyrockets risk for dementia, study says

Air pollution and heart disease skyrockets risk for dementia, study says

People with heart conditions who live in areas with even minimal air pollution are at increased risk for dementia, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Neurology. “Interestingly, we were able to establish harmful effects on human health at levels below current air pollution standards,” said lead author Giulia Grande, a researcher at…MORE

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