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Vaccines may arrive in record time, but the virus has been faster

Scientists have created candidate vaccines, which eventually could protect billions of people from COVID-19, with astonishing speed, compressing scientific efforts that usually take years into months. But the leader of a key drug trial said Tuesday that the blistering research pace has nonetheless been too slow to catch the coronavirus. “We are now five months… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: There’s not enough support for long-term virus recovery

Quite rightly we’ve been ­concentrating on saving the lives of thousands of people threatened by Covid right through the pandemic. But with numbers of new cases ­falling, hospital beds emptying, and figures of those who’ve died reassuringly descending, it’s time to turn our ­attention to those stalwart people who did survive and concentrate on their… Read More »

Japan’s regions, companies emerge from virus emergency while Tokyo restrictions remain

TOKYO (Reuters) – Large parts of Japan marked the first day out of a state of emergency on Friday while major cities remained under coronavirus restrictions and new testing suggested that contagion in Tokyo was wider than official figures. Passersby wearing protective face masks are seen on the street after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe… Read More »