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Media companies expect a tough quarter for TV advertising, with no live sports and spending delayed

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As TV networks start to run out of content to air and big advertiser draws like live sports are tabled, those companies are warning about severe advertising declines ahead. In recent days, companies including ABC and ESPN parent Disney, Fox Corp., AMC Networks, NBCUniversal parent Comcast, ViacomCBS and Discovery reported earnings that showed ...

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WHO conditionally backs Covid-19 vaccine trials that infect people


‘Challenge’ studies would deliberately give coronavirus to healthy volunteers Controversial trials in which volunteers are intentionally infected with Covid-19 could accelerate vaccine development, according to the World Health Organization, which has released new guidance on how the approach could be ethically justified despite the potential dangers for participants. So-called challenge ...

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