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Moderna Inc said on Wednesday smaller volume agreements for its experimental coronavirus vaccine have been priced in the range of $32 to $37 per dose, higher than the price set by the U.S. deal for Pfizer Inc's vaccine candidate.

From John's Hopkins Hospital regarding the Covid-19 virus

* This virus is not a living organism. It is a protein molecule (RNA or DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular (eyes), nasal (nose) or buccal mucosa (mouth), changes their genetic code (mutates) and converts into aggressor and multiplier cells.

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The outbreak on the MS Roald Amundsen comes just weeks after the cruise industry began to reopen.
Coronavirus: Dozens test positive for Covid-19 on Norwegian cruise ship - BBC News

Current scientific evidence does not support the use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent or cure COVID-19. In contrast to some small early studies showing an increased recovery rate among patients treated with hydroxychloroquine, more recent large and well-designed clinical trials showed no such improvement when the drug was used alone or in combination with zinc or azithromycin. ...
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Still no evidence that hydroxychloroquine can cure or prevent COVID-19 - Health Feedback

Why do some people get very sick and even die from Covid-19, while others show few if any symptoms? We know some of the big factors that put people at higher risk of having a severe course of disease, but could certain people actually have some type of protection?
Do some people have protection against the coronavirus?

Florida on Sunday surpassed its record for the most COVID-19 deaths in a single week, with 1,230 reported in the past seven days. 
Florida surpasses record for most COVID-19 deaths in single week | TheHill

At least 40 passengers and crew from a luxury cruise liner have tested positive for COVID-19 and the authorities are still trying to trace a number of passengers from two recent Arctic voyages, public health officials in Norway said on Sunday.

New film The End of Medicine—created by award-winning British filmmaker Alex Lockwood and What the Health co-director Keegan Kuhn—aims to spotlight the role of animal agriculture in the rise of zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19. 
Vegan Couple Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara to Produce Film Exposing Link Between Factory Farms and Pandemics | VegNews

Authorities in South Korea have arrested the leader of a church linked to a significant number of the country's confirmed COVID-19 cases.
South Korean prosecutors arrest leader of church tied to virus cases | TheHill

FDA updates on hand sanitizers consumers should not use

CDC revises isolation rules based on mounting data about contagiousness of coronavirus

There is much talk of a second wave of coronavirus in Europe. But what does the data tell us?
Is Europe having a COVID-19 second wave? Country-by-country breakdown  | Euronews

The Australian state has reported a record rise this week, suggesting stay-at-home measures may not be working.
Coronavirus: Why is Melbourne seeing more cases? - BBC News

The Dutch government on Wednesday advised the public that there will be no mask mandate to slow the spread of coronavirus, stating that their effectiveness remains unproven.

The Minister for Medical Care Tamara van Ark made the decision after a review by the country’s National Institute for Health (RIVM).
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Dutch Lawmaker Advises Public Not to Wear Masks

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has reversed a rule that prohibited the selling and dispensing of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine in the state.
Ohio Board of Pharmacy Reverses Rule, Okays Hydroxychloroquine

As a solution to this problem, Pennsylvania is encouraging healthcare providers to use a “weighted lottery” system to decide which patients are treated with this lifesaving drug and who goes without. Instead of medical need being the deciding factor of who receives a drug, this lottery is weighted in favor of those who sit lower on the socioeconomic spectrum.
Pennsylvania uses 'weighted lottery' to distribute lifesaving remdesivir in favor of low-income patients | Fox News

Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, said Wednesday that the U.S.
Fauci says eye protection can help prevent spread of coronavirus | TheHill

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) issued an order Thursday requiring all residents to wear a face covering when in public as the number of COVID-19 cases increases across the state. 
Wisconsin governor issues statewide mask mandate | TheHill


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