New French coronavirus deaths steady, infections creep up

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk past the he Galeries Lafayette department store on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris as France softens its strict lockdown rules during the outbreak of... Read more »

Blood type, genes tied to risk of severe COVID-19: European study

FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in... Read more »

Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases, major challenges remain

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada officially racked up 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday and although the outbreak is slowing, health experts said major challenges remain. FILE PHOTO: A paramedic transports... Read more »

UK ditches homegrown COVID-19 tracing app to use Google-Apple model

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will switch to the Apple and Google model for its COVID-19 test-and-trace app, ditching an attempt to develop an app by itself after the homegrown system did not... Read more »

No date for release of test-and-trace app in UK, minister says

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s health minister declined on Thursday to set a date for when a smartphone app to help trace people who have been in contact with a person infected with... Read more »

Johnson & Johnson in talks with governments on possible COVID-19 vaccine

FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake LONDON (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson is in talks with multiple governments and global... Read more »

U.S. court rules in favor of Mylan over Biogen’s key MS drug patent

(Reuters) – A U.S. district court on Thursday ruled in favor of generic drugmaker Mylan NV in a patent dispute over Biogen Inc’s blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug, Tecfidera, sending Biogen’s shares down... Read more »

UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system

A 3D printed Google logo is placed on the Apple Macbook in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Thursday said it would switch to Apple... Read more »

Filipino SFX artist seeks to ward off virus with horror-inspired face masks

TV prosthetics artist Rene Abelardo tries on a sample of his prosthetic face mask, his latest creation as TV projects took a halt amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in San Pedro,... Read more »

New study casts more doubt on Swedish coronavirus immunity hopes

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s hopes of getting help from herd immunity in combating the coronavirus received a fresh blow on Thursday, when a new study showed fewer than anticipated had developed antibodies.... Read more »