Moderna loses patent challenge against Arbutus vaccine technology

nationalpost.com- Update: July 24, 02:25 am
Shares of Moderna Inc fell nearly 10% after the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board determined that the company’s claims against Arbutus Biopharma’s vaccine technology patent were not valid.

Which Canadians get COVID-19 vaccines first? Experts will face tough decisions

nationalpost.com- Update: July 24, 02:24 am
A volunteer receiving the COVID-19 vaccine during the trial stage of the vaccine produced by the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech at the Hospital das Clinicas in Sao Paulo state, Brazil, on July 21, 2020. HANDOUT/SAO PAULO STATE GOVERNMENT/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Pompeo Announces Shift in U.S. Policy of Engaging with Chinese

usnews.com- Update: July 24, 02:22 am
SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE Pompeo said Thursday the U.S. will adopt a policy shift on China, breaking from decades of engagement with the expectation the communist country would become more aligned with the liberal democracies of the West.

Government Watchdogs to Investigate Actions of Federal Forces in D.C., Portland

usnews.com- Update: July 24, 02:22 am
THE INSPECTORS GENERAL for the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice have opened investigations into the actions of federal agents sent to protests in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Oregon.

Risks Are High at Low-Volume Hospitals

usnews.com- Update: July 24, 02:20 am
LIKE OTHER HOSPITALS IN thinly populated areas, Sterling Regional Medical Center does a bit of everything. The 25-bed Colorado hospital has its own heliport, delivers about 200 babies a year and admits more than 1,200 patients for a variety of conditions and procedures. Replacing worn and painful hips and knees is among them. To patients, the surgery may seem perfectly routine.

After a Dip, Data Show Fatal Drug Overdoses on the Rise

usnews.com- Update: July 24, 02:18 am
FATAL DRUG OVERDOSES rose 4.6% in 2019, preliminary federal data shows, and experts fear drug deaths are set to rise even higher this year amid a global pandemic that has isolated millions of people, disrupted health care and altogether upended American life.

U.S. Surpasses 4 Million Coronavirus Cases as CDC Predicts 164,000 Deaths by Mid-August

usnews.com- Update: July 24, 02:17 am
OFFICIALS ON THURSDAY confirmed more than 4 million cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., as the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control predicts increased fatalities from the virus in the coming weeks.

Three brothers are behind a series of viral videos trolling Trump

cnn.com- Update: July 23, 1:36 pm
(CNN)A little known Democratic group called MeidasTouch posted a video on Twitter less than two weeks ago that began with Kellyanne Conway, President Donald Trump's longtime aide, lashing out at presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Australia suspends extradition with Hong Kong and offers path to citizenship for city's residents

cnn.com- Update: July 10, 04:39 am
(CNN)Australia has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday, as the country moves to offer a path to citizenship for those Hong Kongers who wish to leave the city.

California set to take on Trump administration over ICE foreign-student rule

usatoday.com- Update: July 10, 04:37 am
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the state's 86th lawsuit against the Trump administration during a virtual news conference.

60-second hack can make your face mask fit better

usatoday.com- Update: July 10, 04:35 am
Olivia Cui demonstrates how to make a loose-fitting surgical mask tighter and more snug in a now-viral TikTok.

Reopening: At least 21 states take new steps to stop coronavirus

Usatoday.com- Update: July 10, 04:30 am
States with rising COVID-19 cases, including Texas, Arizona and Florida, are pausing reopening, requiring masks or taking other steps. See the list.