NewsNet 4 Sep 2020

IHME COVID-19 Global Forecast: 750K+ Lives Could be Saved by January 1


A new model from the University's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says we are likely not even at the halfway point of worldwide coronavirus deaths this year.
The report projects about 1.9 million more deaths worldwide from now until the January 1st, a cumulative number of 2.8 million deaths for all of 2020 because of COVID-19.

First lady Melania Trump campaigned for her husband in North Carolina the day before the election. She slammed critics of a potential Covid-19 vaccine, saying it should not be dismissed simply because it may happen under President Trump's leadership.
The United States says it may be able to start vaccinating people as early as next month if the drug company Pfizer submits data to health regulators soon.
More than 10 potential vaccines are in late-stage trials, but early results from Pfizer and partner company BioNTech have created interest globally.
Despite this, numerous hurdles remain.
Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.
Travelers entering Canada by land or air through Alberta will soon have the option of being tested for COVID-19 at the border in a move that could shorten quarantine times.
A potentially life-saving antibody treatment for COVID-19 for people with a weak immune system, may offer protection for a year.

An intensive care nurse in West Yorkshire has become the first person in the world to receive the treatment.

Around 5,000 people will eventually take part in the clinical trial, including 1,000 in the UK.

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