NIH Director 'Guardedly Optimistic' About Vaccine Approval By End Of 2020

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But Dr. Francis Collins says it's unlikely a vaccine will be approved before late November. He also urges people to trust health experts like Anthony Fauci who "don't really have an ax to grind."

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Health Care Workers Ask Therapist: 'Why Aren't More People Taking This Seriously?'

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The pandemic continues to exact a heavy emotional toll on health care workers, says Kimberly Johnson, who provides them with free therapy. "I wish people knew ... what I saw," clients tell her.

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Ireland To Impose Six Week National Lockdown, Estimates 150,000 Job Losses

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Under the lockdown, non-essential retail businesses are closed and restaurants and bars are take-out only. Residents are to stay within about a three-mile radius of their homes.

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U.K. Preparing COVID-19 Vaccine Trials That Deliberately Infect Study Subjects

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Proponents say that such controversial "human challenge" studies can speed up vaccine development. But others cite ethical concerns.

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Air Travel High: TSA Screens 1 Million For First Time Since March

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The agency screened more than one million travelers at airport security checkpoints Sunday, the most since the start of the pandemic. But the modest air travel increase may be short-lived.

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U.S. Borders With Canada And Mexico Will Stay Closed Another Month

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"The situation in the United States continues to be of concern. So we're going to make sure we're keeping Canadians safe as best as we can," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

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UNICEF To Stockpile Over Half A Billion Syringes For Future COVID-19 Vaccine

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The agency, also known as the United Nations Children's Fund, plans to distribute up to 1 billion syringes by 2021.

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South Korea Eases Coronavirus Restrictions, Touts 'Exceptional' Success

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Churches resume in-person services and stadiums welcome sports fans as the country once again manages to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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40 Million Coronavirus Cases Are Now Reported Worldwide

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With the flu season looming, the rate of new cases in the U.S. and other countries is rising at rates not seen in months.

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Top Palestinian Official Receiving COVID-19 Treatment In Jerusalem Hospital

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Palestinian politician Saeb Erekat is in critical but stable condition in Hadassah Hospital, where he has been moved after reportedly testing positive for coronavirus earlier this month.

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