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Pfizer applIES for FDA emergency use authorization for coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech applied to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization for their coronavirus vaccine candidate. This is the first coronavirus vaccine to seek regulatory clearance in the United States.

 

The vaccine could potentially be available for use in high-risk populations in the United States by the middle to end of December, Pfizer and BioNTech said in a statement earlier Friday. The vaccine requires two doses a few weeks apart, and protection is achieved 28 days after the first shot.

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COVID-19 patient Thanked Hospital Staff with Violin serenade

A retired music teacher was being intubated to help treat the COVID-19 that had infected his lungs. While he couldn’t talk, Grover Wilhelmsen came up with another way to say ‘thank you’ to the angels who were caring for him in the intensive care unit.
 

“He let the violin do the talking for him because he couldn’t talk himself,” she told CBS News.

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native american communities hurt by covid receive donations from ireland 

"In 1847, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma sent $170 to Ireland during the Great Famine — a time of mass starvation on the island. More than 170 years later, Ireland has returned the favor, helping to raise more than $2 million for the Navajo and Hopi nations, which have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic."

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bill gates funding search for covid-19 vaccine

Bill Gates has just announced that he and his foundation are accelerating the COVID-19 response effort by building factories for all seven of the most promising vaccines currently in development—even though only one or two of them will likely be produced.

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Brooklyn Landlord Waives April Rent

Mario Salerno said many of his tenants started calling him to say they were worried about not being able to make rent. “I told them just relax, don’t panic, it’s gonna work out,” said Salerno.

Salerno owns 80 apartments and said 30 percent of his 200-plus tenants have taken advantage of the rent waiver.

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Some good news with john krasinski

In the first episode, John Krasinski highlights some good news from around the world, including an interview with Steve Carell to mark the 15th anniversary of THE OFFICE, as well as John’s newest hero Coco.

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Love in the Time of CoronA

"Like a responsible New Yorker, Brooklyn-based photographer Jeremy Cohen was cooped up in his apartment practicing social distancing during the coronavirus lockdown. But when he spotted a girl dancing on her rooftop, he channeled his inner Romeo, using his balcony and technology to get her attention."

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90-year-old great-great-grandmother recovers from coronavirus

While making an incredible recovery from a stroke the month before, 90 year old Geneva Wood developed a fever and soon tested positive for COVID-19 on March 6th. After a prolonged hospitalization, she no longer requires supplemental oxygen, and her only remaining symptoms are a stuffy nose and some coughing. 

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Hanes will start making masks for health care professionals 

Hanes will be modifying their factories to start producing 1.5 million badly needed N95 masks weekly and will ramp up to 5 - 6 million masks weekly in the near future. 

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After closing due to the coronavirus, Penguins explore Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is closed until at least March 29th, but group of rockhopper penguins got to take an adorable field trip to visit the colorful fish in the Amazon exhibit! 

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special shopping hours for the elderly at major grocery chains

Fairway will be open to shoppers aged 65 and older as well as those with "increased susceptibility to serious illness" from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday - Saturday; Whole Foods Market will open to customers 60 and over one hour before opening to the general public; Stop and Shop will open for their "most vulnerable" customers from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.