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CGTN America 23 Mar 2020

U.S. RNA medicines company part of race toward vaccine

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Several biotech firms are racing to develop an effective COVID vaccine. One company in San Diego, California, says it might already have a viable product, but, as CGTN's Alasdair Baverstock reports, there are several challenges to getting it onto the market.


Parts of Europe are beginning to reopen after coronavirus movement curbs are slowly lifted.
Greece has reopened more than 500 of its beaches to domestic tourists.
But the continent's worst-hit country - the UK - is still considering how and when to reopen schools.
And infections in Russia are still rising at an alarming rate.
Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports.
The Channel Island of Guernsey is set to become the first part of the British Isles to remove nearly all lockdown restrictions.

Guernsey hasn't had any new case of Covid-19 for over three weeks. Schools there will be reopening, with distancing measures, from early June. The island's tourism industry has been losing millions of pounds since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile across the UK, lockdown has presented challenges for many people's mental health. A new survey suggests that young people are particularly affected, with many saying they are experiencing increased anxiety.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News reports from Robert Hall and Ashley John-Baptiste.
At a memorial service for George Floyd in North Carolina on Saturday, Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin issued a powerful call to fellow members of law enforcement, saying, "We are part of the problem." Peterkin spoke with CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the changes he's urging law enforcement agencies to make.
Parts of Africa and Asia are suffering from a devastating plague of locusts, which devour crops. The International Rescue Committee is warning that millions of people might be struck by famine if the matter is not urgently addresses. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta joins CBSN from Johannesburg with more.

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