ATS announces $500,000 COVID-19 crisis fund support from AstraZeneca

June 3, 2020 -Today, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) announced a $500,000 donation from AstraZeneca to the ATS COVID-19 Crisis Fund, launched to support the Society’s all-encompassing efforts to fight COVID-19. The Crisis Fund will help clinicians and scientists develop and disseminate research, education and scientific recommendations to providers in the pulmonary and critical care…

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CEPI awards up to $14.1 million to IVI and Bharat Biotech to advance development of Chikungunya vaccine

June 3 2020, Oslo, Norway; Seoul, South Korea; Telangana, India—CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, in collaboration with Ind-CEPI, has announced a new partnering agreement with a consortium comprising Bharat Biotech (BBIL) and the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) to advance the development of a Chikungunya vaccine. CEPI will provide the consortium with up to…

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The Great Instagram Blackout

Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, two black women who work in music marketing, proposed that the music industry hold a day of reflection on Tuesday after the death of George Floyd. But what began as a targeted effort quickly morphed into the sea of black boxes you see on Instagram and other social platforms under…

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Macy’s Damage Is Limited, but Looting Deals a Symbolic Blow

In the end, the damage to the store may have been limited. But images of looters smashing windows and running through Macy’s flagship location in Herald Square was another symbolic hit to the already badly battered retailer. As roving bands of people swarmed through Manhattan late Monday and early Tuesday during protests over the killing…

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Lawmakers Say Puff Bar Used Pandemic to Market to Teens

House lawmakers asked the Food and Drug Administration this week to ban Puff Bar, the fast-growing e-cigarette that has quickly replaced Juul as the vape of choice among young people. The disposable devices come in more than 20 flavors, among them piña colada, pink lemonade, watermelon and a mysterious blend called O.M.G. Although the Trump…

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36 Black-Owned Brands to Support Today, Tomorrow, and Forever

In the midst of the Kavanaugh hearings, Jeremy Scott took the finale lap at his spring 2019 show in a t-shirt that urged viewers to “Tell Your Senator NO On Kavanaugh.” For his fall 2017 show, Christian Siriano sent a model down the runway in a shirt that read “People are People” set to Depeche…

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Police Protest Supercut Videos Go Viral

An officer shoving a protester to the ground. Two New York Police Department cars ramming demonstrators. Police using batons, bicycles and car doors as weapons. These are becoming defining images of the protests against police brutality of black people that have swept the nation, sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Countless videos…

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How a Delay in Colonoscopy Screening May Affect Cancer Risk

Current guidelines recommend a colonoscopy starting at age 45 to 50, and then one every 10 years afterward if the results are negative. Those guidelines should still be followed, though for people at low risk for colon cancer, delays in colonoscopy screening may not dramatically affect cancer risk, a new study suggests. The analysis, in…

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Monster or Machine? A Profile of the Coronavirus at 6 Months

Listen to This Audio Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. A virus, at heart, is information, a packet of data that benefits from being shared. The information at stake is genetic: instructions to make more virus. Unlike a truly…

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