Remedy Race | Profit-for-pharma COVID19 vaccine consumes billions of US tax $

The race for a vaccine is intensifying as the number of COVID-19 infections hit 18 million, with 5 million cases in the US alone.
It’s no surprise that America is pumping billions into R&D of a vaccine, but once one is found, it may still be out of reach for those who can’t afford it.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Coronavirus pandemic in France: Hospital slows down operations after staff suspension • FRANCE 24
  • COVID delivers silver lining for manufacturers as customers turn to Australian made | ABC News
  • ACT increases COVID-compliance checks on businesses as territory records 16 new cases | ABC News
  • Vaccine push falling on deaf ears in remote Indigenous communities | COVID-19 | ABC News
  • Queensland’s free NRL ticket offer cancelled | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • In This Story: Moscow

    Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.

    2 Recent Items: Moscow

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  • In This Story: Paris

    Paris, France‘s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Major landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées.

    3 Recent Items: Paris

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  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells French President to “get a grip” – BBC News
  • In This Story: Russia

    Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.

    Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.

    The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

    3 Recent Items: Russia

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  • In This Story: Vaccine

    A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins.

    9 Recent Items: Vaccine

  • Coronavirus pandemic in France: Hospital slows down operations after staff suspension • FRANCE 24
  • Young Canberrans lining up for their first Moderna vaccine, open for 12 to 59-year-olds | ABC News
  • Vaccine push falling on deaf ears in remote Indigenous communities | COVID-19 | ABC News
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