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Operation Warp Speed commits $1.6 billion to Covid-19 vaccine maker Novavax

Operation Warp Speed commits $1.6 billion to Covid-19 vaccine maker Novavax

“Operation Warp Speed,” the federal government’s Covid-19 vaccine program, on Tuesday announced the largest government Covid-19 vaccine contract to date — a $1.6 billion contract with Novavax, a Maryland biotech company. “It speaks to the confidence that they have in our platform to be able to develop a vaccine,” Stanley Erck, Novavax’s president and CEO,…MORE

Can probiotics help with depression? New research suggests a link

Can probiotics help with depression? New research suggests a link

A gut-wrenching experience. Butterflies in your stomach. Many of us instinctively feel the connection between our gut and our brain. That connection and how the range of bacteria residing in our digestive tract — our microbiome — might help treat mental illness has become a field of interest for scientists in recent years. A new…MORE

US prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine skyrocketed from February to March, study finds

US prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine skyrocketed from February to March, study finds

Prescriptions for the anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine skyrocketed in the US from February to March, a time when the drugs, though unproven, were touted as treatments for the coronavirus. Researchers found the estimated number of hydroxychloroquine prescriptions increased 86.2% from February to March, from 367,346 to 683,999, and dispensed chloroquine prescriptions increased 158.6%, rising…MORE

Texas coronavirus cases top 1,300 from child care facilities alone

Texas coronavirus cases top 1,300 from child care facilities alone

As parents nationwide wonder if it’s safe to send kids back to day care, Texas is grappling with a surge of Covid-19 cases from child care centers. At least 1,335 people have tested positive from child care facilities in Texas, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services reported Monday, citing figures from Friday. Of…MORE