Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Trump: American 'genius' Will Unleash Coronavirus Vaccine In 'record time'; U.S. Cases Rise at Slowest Pace in Weeks. and Other C-Virus Updates

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President Trump said Monday his administration is “unleashing America’s scientific genius” to land a coronavirus vaccine that could return life to normal months from now.
Mr. Trump hailed the launch of a massive human trial of a vaccine developed by Moderna, Inc., with the National Institutes of Health and efforts by Fujifilm Biotechnologies, a lab in North Carolina that is working on elements of a vaccine candidate from Novavax.
A vaccine is considered the most crucial weapon in the fight against the coronavirus, which has disrupted everyday life and economic activity since March.
Mr. Trump, who is eyeing a successful candidate by the end of the year, said the pharmaceutical industry is on pace to deliver a vaccine in “record time.”
“Nothing even close,” Mr. Trump said after a tour of the Fujifilm site in Morrisville, North Carolina. “We’ve shaved years off the time it takes to develop a vaccine.”
Mr. Trump spoke hours after the White House confirmed that National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien had tested positive for the coronavirus.
LINK: U.S. Coronavirus Cases Rise at Slowest Pace in Weeks
Mr. O’Brien, the highest-ranking member of the administration known to have tested positive, has “mild symptoms” and is working from a secure location off-site. The White House said there is no reason to believe the adviser exposed Mr. Trump or Vice President Mike Pence to the virus.
Elsewhere, at least 14 members of the Miami Marlins baseball team tested positive, forcing it to remain in Philadelphia and postpone its home opener against the Baltimore Orioles, while raising doubts about Major League’s Baseball’s relaunch. The Phillies postponed a home game against the New York Yankees because the Marlins just used the visitors’ clubhouse.
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