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China gives the go-ahead for human trials of BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine candidate

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China has approved an early-stage trial in humans of German firm BioNTech’s experimental coronavirus vaccine, its local partner Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical said on Thursday. The potential vaccine is one of the two most advanced candidates that BioNTech is working on with its partner Pfizer and they received “fast track” status this week from the U.S. Food and Drug ...

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‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – study

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Exclusive: best analysis to date indicates significant increases in infections, hospital admissions and death   There is “compelling” evidence that air pollution significantly increases coronavirus infections, hospital admissions and deaths, according to the most detailed and comprehensive analysis to date. The research indicates that a small, single-unit increase in people’s ...

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