STRONGER Brings Together Science, Experts and the American Public, Targeting Misinformation Spread Against Science, Medicine, and Vaccines NEW YORK, July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PGP, (The Public Good Projects), a public health nonprofit responsible for some of the nation’s most successful health campaigns, announces today the launch of STRONGER, a first-of-its-kind national advocacy campaign against misinformation and for vaccines. While previous…

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Pandemic puts premium on life-sciences space, while undercutting hotels, shopping centers and senior housing Covid-19 is clobbering hotels, shopping centers and senior housing communities. But the pandemic is providing an extra boost to landlords leasing to biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other life-sciences businesses. Those owners were already doing a lot of business with companies working on health problems…

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Scientists expect emissions, driven by fossil fuels and agriculture, to continue rising rapidly. Global emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, soared to a record high in 2017, the most recent year for which worldwide data are available, researchers said Tuesday. And they warned that the rise — driven by fossil fuel leaks and agriculture…

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When it comes to finding a vaccine for chlamydia, the world’s most common sexually transmitted infection, koalas may prove a key ally. TOORBUL, Australia — The first sign is the smell: smoky, like a campfire, with a hint of urine. The second is the koala’s rear end: If it is damp and inflamed, with streaks…

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New medicines are desperately needed to treat a growing number of drug-resistant infections, but many companies developing the drugs are short on cash and investments. Twenty of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies on Thursday announced the creation of a $1 billion fund to buoy financially strapped biotech start-ups that are developing new antibiotics to treat…

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Treatment would need to be at least 50% more effective than placebo in preventing disease WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration released guidance Tuesday outlining conditions for approving a Covid-19 vaccine, including that any vaccine be at least 50% more effective than a placebo in preventing the disease. That 50% benchmark is used routinely for flu…

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By 4:30 a.m. Saturday, people seeking a Covid-19 test had parked their cars in a line that wrapped around a 13-acre Alpharetta shopping center and looped and weaved through the center of it. Some caught a nap behind the wheel.  Others read on their smartphones.  Many wore masks as they waited for the rapid drive-through…

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Federal health leaders discuss efforts to combat the pandemic after president said he had asked the government to slow testing The federal government’s top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and other health officials defended the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying that they planned to increase testing over the summer and hadn’t been told…

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A study out of Britain shows how to learn more, faster about promising coronavirus treatments. A new study finds that adding a simple steroid to the treatment of severe Covid-19 cases can significantly reduce deaths. That’s another milestone in the battle against the virus. It shows a path for reducing Covid deaths faster through medical…

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