Coronavirus reduces travel

October 29, 2020
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According to seismologists, one consequence of a global pandemic: fewer seismic vibrations due to less travel.

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WINTER WAVE BEGINS

October 28, 2020
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Worldwide, COVID infections, hospitalizations and deaths are beginning to soar, as scientists predicted. Broadly, European countries are considering lockdowns and the United States is approaching the highest figures of the year.

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Vaccines status as of today

October 28, 2020
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Moderna: Expecting data in late November 2020 Pfizer: Also expecting data in late November 2020 AstraZeneca: Began Phase III on August 31, paused due to adverse events on September 9, resumed October 23, 2020 Johnson & Johnson: Started Phase III on September 23, paused due to adverse events on October..
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Europe out of control

October 25, 2020
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France announced a daily record for coronavirus infections and Italy imposed the toughest restrictions on its population since ending its spring lockdown, as Europe’s second wave of the coronavirus pandemic threatened to spin out of control. Italy, struggling with an explosive rise in infections and approaching 20,000 confirmed cases a..
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Russia approves second vaccine

October 15, 2020
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that a vaccine developed by Vector State Virology and Biotechnology Center, a former Soviet bioweapons research lab, has received regulatory approval. Russian officials said that a third vaccine could be approved in December. Photo: A Covid-19 vaccine is administered in Russia / Tatyana Makeyeva..
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Six cities in France: four-week curfew

October 15, 2020
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered a nighttime curfew for Paris and eight other French cities to contain the spread of Covid-19 after daily new infection rates reached record levels. He said new daily coronavirus cases must be brought down to “3,000 or 5,000”, from current levels, which have..
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Eli Lilly pauses trial

October 14, 2020
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Shortly after Johnson & Johnson announced their Phase III pause, Eli Lilly has announced that, based on the discovery of an adverse event, they will temporarily pause their own clinical trial.

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News avalanche

October 13, 2020
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After a period of moderate news items, there is a sudden upsurge of COVID-related news items, coinciding with a clear uptick in cases worldwide as the northern hemisphere faces cooling weather. Below is just a sampling of today’s news items. UK: intensive care units are filling up at an extraordinary..
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Highest 24-hour increase in France

October 11, 2020
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In France, 26,896 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours — another record high for a daily increase in cases. The numbers were updated late Saturday on the French Health Authority website. On Friday, 20,339 new cases were reporting, breaking the 20,000-cases-in-a-day threshold. The positivity rate (number..
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Trudeau: We’re at a tipping point

October 9, 2020
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On Friday, Oct. 9, jurisdictions around Canada reported 2,558 new cases of COVID-19, which marks the largest single-day spike the nation has recorded throughout the pandemic. It surpasses the 2,437 cases that were announced a day earlier. If people don’t start to limit their contacts, we could be seeing up..
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