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Pine-Sol cleaner has been approved to kill coronavirus on hard surfaces

Pine-Sol cleaner has been approved to kill coronavirus on hard surfaces

Pine-Sol’s original cleaner has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a product that can kill the coronavirus on frequently used surfaces. The product was added to the agency’s list of products expected to kill the virus after meeting the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, an EPA…MORE

Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols,” which are produced even when a person breathes. “Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among the most contagious and easily spread,” the site now says. Previously,…MORE

Internal AstraZeneca safety report sheds light on neurological condition suffered by vaccine trial participant

Internal AstraZeneca safety report sheds light on neurological condition suffered by vaccine trial participant

CNN has obtained an internal safety report by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca that sheds light on the neurological condition suffered by one of the participants in its coronavirus vaccine clinical trial. The report details how the study volunteer, a previously healthy 37-year-old woman, “experienced confirmed transverse myelitis” after receiving her second dose of the vaccine, and…MORE

Pharma company drastically boosts its potential coronavirus vaccine production

Pharma company drastically boosts its potential coronavirus vaccine production

German pharmaceutical company BioNTech, which is currently developing a possible vaccine against the novel coronavirus together with US drug giant Pfizer, announced Thursday it was buying a new production plant in order drastically to increase its production capacities. BioNTech said the acquisition of the vaccine plant in Marburg, Germany, from the pharmaceutical firm Novartis, would…MORE

Coronavirus measures may help blunt flu season, experts say

Coronavirus measures may help blunt flu season, experts say

The United States may not see a “double whammy” this fall of both the coronavirus and influenza, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases pointed to the Southern Hemisphere, where it’s late winter. Australia has experienced an almost non-existent flu season, Fauci said in an interview…MORE

When does a good attitude become toxic positivity?

When does a good attitude become toxic positivity?

Between sleepless nights, diapers and feeding times, having small children at home could leave Priscilla Goins feeling exhausted. She loved her kids, but it was a lot. “I would sometimes say ‘I just want a minute to myself,’” Goins, of Knoxville, Tennessee, said. “People would be like: ‘Oh, you’ll miss it when they’re older.’” And…MORE

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

President Donald Trump knew back in the spring that it would probably take a year to develop a coronavirus vaccine, according to interviews with journalist Bob Woodward. Trump also suggests that’s why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved…MORE

Federal government details plans to distribute free Covid-19 vaccines

Federal government details plans to distribute free Covid-19 vaccines

The federal government released plans on Wednesday detailing how it will distribute Covid-19 vaccines once they’ve been okayed by the US Food and Drug Administration. Operation Warp Speed aims to have Covid-19 vaccines moving to administration sites within 24 hours of an FDA license or emergency use authorization, an official said. And the aim is…MORE

How to help siblings get along better

How to help siblings get along better

Sibling rivalry is often taken as an unexamined fact of family life — as much a part of parenting as potty training or bedtime stories. But experts say parents don’t have to put up with the bickering and the fights: There are strategies and techniques to help brothers and sisters get along better, strengthening a…MORE