New French coronavirus deaths steady, infections creep up

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk past the he Galeries Lafayette department store on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris as France softens its strict lockdown rules during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, May 11,...

Blood type, genes tied to risk of severe COVID-19: European study

FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease...

Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases, major challenges remain

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada officially racked up 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday and although the outbreak is slowing, health experts said major challenges remain. FILE PHOTO: A paramedic transports a patient to Mount Sinai Hospital as the...

UK ditches homegrown COVID-19 tracing app to use Google-Apple model

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will switch to the Apple and Google model for its COVID-19 test-and-trace app, ditching an attempt to develop an app by itself after the homegrown system did not work well enough on Apple’s iPhone, the government...

No date for release of test-and-trace app in UK, minister says

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s health minister declined on Thursday to set a date for when a smartphone app to help trace people who have been in contact with a person infected with the new coronavirus would be rolled out. “We’re...

Johnson & Johnson in talks with governments on possible COVID-19 vaccine

FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike BlakeLONDON (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is in talks with multiple governments and global organizations as it seeks to develop a COVID-19 vaccine,...

U.S. court rules in favor of Mylan over Biogen’s key MS drug patent

(Reuters) - A U.S. district court on Thursday ruled in favor of generic drugmaker Mylan NV in a patent dispute over Biogen Inc’s blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug, Tecfidera, sending Biogen’s shares down nearly 6%. Tecfidera has been Biogen’s main growth...

Filipino SFX artist seeks to ward off virus with horror-inspired face masks

TV prosthetics artist Rene Abelardo tries on a sample of his prosthetic face mask, his latest creation as TV projects took a halt amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines, June 17, 2020. Picture taken June...

UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system

A 3D printed Google logo is placed on the Apple Macbook in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationLONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Thursday said it would switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its...

New study casts more doubt on Swedish coronavirus immunity hopes

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s hopes of getting help from herd immunity in combating the coronavirus received a fresh blow on Thursday, when a new study showed fewer than anticipated had developed antibodies. Sweden’s has opted for a more liberal strategy...
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