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What you need to know about coronavirus today

A version of this story appeared in the September 16 edition of CNN’s Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. At an ABC town hall in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania, the President hit back at a question over his remarks to renowned journalist Bob Woodward… Read More »

Universal mask wearing could save almost 130,000 lives from coronavirus, epidemiologist says

Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Mokdad is advising people across the U.S. “to be very careful” and “to change our behaviors” as the nation heads toward winter, the worst season for viral transmission. Mokdad’s research estimates America could see more than 500,000 total deaths from Covid-19 by the end of February, more than double the current toll,… Read More »

NJ governor hopes to use a ‘scalpel’ to deal with coronavirus hot spots not another broad shutdown

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday on CNBC he hopes to avoid broad economic lockdowns to deal with rising coronavirus cases in the state and the nation. “I think we’re less likely, and please God that this is the case, we’re less likely to use blunt instruments we used in March and April… Read More »

Pfizer urged to hold off on coronavirus vaccine until late November: report

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla and his vaccine partner BioNTech have said the companies expect phase 3 data by the end of October—and that an FDA application could soon follow. But more than 60 researchers and bioethicists urged the partners to wait for more safety data before submitting their shot for a green light, Bloomberg reports. The experts called on… Read More »