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First Human Vaccine Trial for Coronavirus Begins in Seattle

By VOA News health officials say the first human trial has begun to test an experimental coronavirus vaccine, as scientists race to find treatments for the ; Scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle gave the first shots Monday to a small group of healthy ; The National Institutes of Health (NIH) said the trial would involve 45 healthy adult volunteers ages 18 to 55 years old who would be given the experimental vaccine over a six-week ;  One of the test subjects, Jennifer Haller, 43, of Seattle, told the Associated Press, "This is an amazing opportunity for me to…
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Cleveland Clinic Offers Drive-Thru Coronavirus Tests

BY VOA News Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and University Hospitals have added a second location for drive-through COVID-19 testing for patients with a doctor’s ; Patients can stay in their cars while samples are taken with nasal and throat ;  People with symptoms are instructed to start with an online visit to  Cleveland Clinic’s Express Care Online or call their primary care ; The Cleveland Clinic says it has tested more than 600 people on ; The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals opened their first testing location on Saturday. So far they have tested 800 patients, with 26 testing positive who are then treated at the ;  Brian Rubin, head of the clinic's pathology…
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.

By CDC COVID-19: at a Glance* Total cases: 938Total deaths: 29Jurisdictions reporting cases: 39 (38 states and District of Columbia) * Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020, with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan. State and local public health departments are now testing and publicly reporting their cases. In the event of a discrepancy between CDC cases and cases reported by state and local public health officials, data reported by states should be considered the…
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South Korea’s Coronavirus Response Impressive, But It’s Not Over Yet

VOA News By William Gallo SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has shown the world it may be possible to slow the spread of the coronavirus without resorting to heavy-handed lockdowns as seen in China, Italy and elsewhere. Although South Korea has reported a decrease, followed by a leveling off, in new coronavirus infections over the past week, no one here is declaring victory. A major question is whether the Seoul area, where nearly half of South Korea’s population lives, can avoid a major outbreak. In an unnerving development, authorities this week discovered more than 100 new infections linked to an…
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Trump Announces New Economic Measures, Europe Travel Suspension

VOA News By Steve Herman WHITE HOUSE - After the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic and stocks plunged into a bear market, President Donald Trump announced new economic measures and a European travel ban intended to calm an increasingly nervous nation. In a nationally broadcast evening address, only the second of his 38-month-old administration, Trump said “we are marshaling the full power of the federal government and the private sector to protect the American people. This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history.” The president stopped short of declaring a…
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People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19

If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should: Stock up on  everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands crowds as much as  cruise travel and non-essential air a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed. Who is at Higher Risk? Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes: Older adultsPeople who…
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Saldo económico del coronavirus se hace global

VOA News Foto: Personas usando máscaras de protección en Florencia, al tiempo que Italia lucha contra un brote de coronavirus. 7 marzo 2020. Siete semanas después de la confirmación del primer caso del nuevo coronavirus en Estados Unidos, la diseminación del virus ha causado extensos daños a sectores clave de la economía. Las aerolíneas están reduciendo vuelos, la gente está trabajando desde sus casas, grandes eventos públicos que generan millones de dólares para comunidades locales han sido cancelados, incluyendo el Desfile por el Día de San Patricio en Boston. Los aeropuertos de Europa pronostican 187 millones de pasajeros menos este…
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