Coronavirus Update: WHO Aims For 2 Billion Doses, Oral Vaccine Selected For Warp Speed
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As vaccine development progresses, worldwide deaths caused by SARS-CoV-2 continue to rise, and now exceed 500,000, with more than 10 million confirmed cases. Daily new infections also hit a new peak, as some US states are being forced to consider lockdowns again as the situation worsens.
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