1.5 Million Italians Had Coronavirus, Lockdown Critical in Stemming Infection: Antibody Test

For representation: People wearing protective masks walk in an increasingly busy street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Milan, Italy. (Reuters) Dr Franco Locatelli, a key scientific government adviser, said the tests were designed to understand the virus’ circulation nationwide and not whether Italians with antibodies were safe from the virus. Associated Press…

Obama Issues First 2020 Endorsements

File photo of former US President Barack Obama. (Image: Reuters) Obama endorsed 118 Democratic candidates from 17 states running for federal, statewide and state legislative offices. CNN Last Updated: August 4, 2020, 8:05 AM IST Former President Barack Obama on Monday issued his first wave of 2020 down-ballot endorsements and backed…

Mainland China, Hong Kong Report Fewer New Covid-19 Cases as Measures to Contain Infections Take Effect

A worker in protective suit measures the body temperature of a woman at the entrance to a residential compound, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China early July 28, 2020. Picture taken July 28, 2020. (cnsphoto via REUTERS) Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from…

As Scientists Race Against Time for Vaccine, Next Big Covid-19 Treatment May be Manufactured Antibodies

FILE PHOTO: The company logo for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, U.S., April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Drugmakers say monoclonal antibodies could temporarily prevent infection in at-risk people such as medical workers and the elderly. Reuters Last Updated: August 4,…