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Tony Potts, a 69-year-old retiree living in Ormond Beach, Fla., receives his first injection earlier this year as a participant in a Phase 3 clinical trial of Moderna's COVID-19 candidate vaccine.
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Advisers To CDC Debate How COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Rolled Out
In Nashville, Tenn., a sign reminds visitors to wear masks at Belmont University, which is preparing to host Thursday's presidential debate. Federal health officials say a new study highlights the need for masks.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Md. The agency this week has removed a top communications official in the wake of misleading claims it made about a treatment for COVID-19.
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President Trump has previously suggested that a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin may help in the fight against the virus — but the Food and Drug Administration has strongly warned against taking hydroxychloroquine without medical monitoring.
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A motorist gets a drive-through coronavirus test Thursday in Daly City, Calif. The U.S. has surpassed China to have the world's largest number of coronavirus cases.
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President Trump turns away from Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, as she says she had a low-grade fever over the weekend and was tested for coronavirus.