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COVID-19 candidate vaccine induces strong immune response; late-stage trial to start July 23

COVID-19 candidate vaccine induces strong immune response; late-stage trial to start July 23

Health
July 15 (UPI) -- U.S. biotech company Moderna said a vaccine it is developing has shown to induce a "rapid and strong" immune response against COVID-19, stating it will begin late-stage testing in less than two weeks. In a press release, the company said analysis of trial results for its potential COVID-19 vaccine "mRNA-1273" reaffirmed the "positive interim data assessment" it announced mid-May when the drug first showed a "potential to prevent" the deadly and infectious coronavirus. Advertisement During the trial, 45 healthy adult volunteers under 55 years of age were given two doses of the vaccine separated by 28 days with all participates who received doses of the drug in 100 micrograms or less reporting only mild, transient reactions such as fatigue, chills and headaches. The finding...
Ivory Coast PM, presidential candidate Amadou Coulibaly dies

Ivory Coast PM, presidential candidate Amadou Coulibaly dies

World
Ivory Coast's presidency says the country's prime minister, who is the ruling party's presidential candidate, has diedBy TOUSSAINT N'GOTTA and KRISTA LARSON Associated PressJuly 8, 2020, 8:45 PM3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the presidential candidate of Ivory Coast's ruling party, died Wednesday just days after returning from two months of medical treatment in France, where he previously had undergone a heart transplant. Coulibaly's death throws the upcoming presidential election into disarray, raising concerns about who now will represent the party of President Alassane Ouattara, who is required to step down after his second term. Coulibaly, 61, had not spoken publicly about why he went to France ...
Reddit co-founder resigns and calls for his job to be given to black candidate

Reddit co-founder resigns and calls for his job to be given to black candidate

Technology
A co-founder of Reddit has resigned from his position and said his spot should be filled by a black candidate.Alexis Ohanian, who started the discussion website with Steve Huffman and Aaron Swartz in 2005, said he stepped down from his role as he felt it was the right thing to do for "myself, my country and my family". Ohanian, who is married to tennis legend Serena Williams, said he wanted to be able to tell the couple's two-year-old daughter in the future what he did to show support to the black community in the US.It comes as the protests in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of US police officers in Minnesota, entered their tenth day.In a video posted on his Twitter account, Ohanian, 37, said: "I co-founded @reddit 15 years ago to help ...
Losing DR Congo presidential candidate Martin Fayulu challenges results in court

Losing DR Congo presidential candidate Martin Fayulu challenges results in court

World
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Martin Fayulu, the runner-up presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has gone to court to challenge the election results. Another opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi, was declared the winner Thursday by the electoral commission but Fayulu's coalition said Friday he captured 61 percent of the vote in the Central African nation, Voice of America reported. They cited figures from the Catholic Church, which placed 40,000 election observers across the country. The coalition said Tshisekedi won 18 percent of the vote. The commission's report said Tshisekedi received 39 percent of the vote, Fayulu had 35 and 24 percent went to outgoing President Joseph Kabila's preferred successor Emmanuel Shadary The results from the Dec. 30 election are due to be publis...