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South Carolina announces latest COVID-19 update (October 18, 2020) – WYFF4 Greenville

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 157,394 and confirmed deaths to 3,439.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. —The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 722 new confirmed cases and 20 new probable cases of COVID-19, 12 additional confirmed deaths and 1 new probable death.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 157,394, probable cases to 6,596, confirmed deaths to 3,439, and 211 probable deaths.
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You Can Now Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in China. That Might Not Be a Good Thing – Yahoo News

An unofficial vaccine rollout is gathering pace despite the warnings of international public health experts

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A staff member works during a media tour of a new factory built to produce a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at Sinovac, one of 11 Chinese companies approved to carry out clinical trials of potential coronavirus vaccines, in Beijing on September 24, 2020. Credit – Wang ZhaoAFP/Getty Images
Li Shurui didnt hesitate. Faced with putting his life on hold indefinitely or the risk of catching COVID-19 by returning to university in the U.K., the 22-year-old business student decided to roll…

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The number of older people getting coronavirus in Europe is rising again. That’s really bad news – CNN

Europe is deep in the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic, and a particularly worrying trend is beginning to emerge: More older people are becoming infected….

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(CNN)Europe is deep in the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic, and a particularly worrying trend is beginning to emerge: More older people are becoming infected.
Over the summer months, the continent saw infection clusters popping up mostly among younger people who were venturing out into bars, restaurants and other public spaces. While that wasn’t ideal, it meant the death rate stayed relatively low, since younger people are statistically less vulnerable to the virus and most avoid getting…

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Covid-19 vaccine trials won’t tell us if the shots save lives, expert notes – CNN

The most advanced trials for coronavirus vaccines cannot tell researchers if the shots will save lives, or even if they’ll prevent serious disease, a drug development…

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(CNN)The most advanced trials for coronavirus vaccines cannot tell researchers if the shots will save lives, or even if they’ll prevent serious disease, a drug development expert pointed out Wednesday.
The ongoing trials are only designed to show if the vaccines prevent infection — and most infections are mild infections, Peter Doshi, an associate editor at the BMJ medical journal and a drug development specialist at the University of Maryland’s school of pharmacy, said.
“I think there are some…

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