Kate Holton, Josephine Mason and Kate Kelland, Reuters | Updated Nov 23rd - 10:08pm
AstraZeneca said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine was 70% effective in pivotal trials and could be up to 90% effective, giving the world's fight against the global pandemic a third new weapon that can be cheaper to make, easier to distribute and faster to scale-up than rivals.
'Tis the season to stay home and stay safe. That may mean no more raucous get-togethers with extended family, being relegated to the kids' table or figuring out how to politely decline Grandma's fruitcake.
Dee-ann Durbin and David Koenig, Associated Press | Updated Nov 23rd - 2:27pm
About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings.
Daniel Trotta and Nathan Layne, Reuters | Updated Nov 23rd - 12:54pm
Millions of Americans appear to be defying health warnings and traveling ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, likely exacerbating a surge in coronavirus infections before a series of promising new vaccines become widely available.
Alistair Smout, Kate Kelland and Ludwig Burger, Reuters | Updated Nov 23rd - 12:03pm
It took Oxford University's brightest minds decades of work to give them the expertise to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. In the end, it was a momentary error — and a dose of good fortune — that carried them over the line.
Volunteers from the nursing school at Brigham Young University have tested 8,000 students for COVID-19 before they head home for Thanksgiving. It is a huge effort that they pulled together with very short notice.