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Schools face big virus test as students return to classroom

08/08/2020

Reopening schools is easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part.

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Paris makes masks mandatory as virus toll crosses 722,000

08/08/2020

Paris on Saturday made face masks compulsory outdoors in crowded areas and tourist hotspots, as infections in and around the French capital rose and the global death toll crept past 722,000.

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South Africa coronavirus deaths top 10,000: government

08/08/2020

More than 10,000 people have died from coronavirus in South Africa since the pandemic arrived in the country in March, the health ministry said Saturday.

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Brazil near 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

08/08/2020

Brazil was leaping toward a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, and five months after the first reported case the country has not shown signs of crushing the disease.

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CheckMate 743 shows that dual immunotherapy, nivolumab + ipilimumab

08/08/2020

The combination of first-line nivolumab and ipilimumab demonstrated an improvement of overall survival for patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma compared to platinum-based chemotherapy, according to research presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Virtual Presidential Symposium.

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Phase 3 eXalt3 study shows significantly longer progression-free survival

08/08/2020

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) carrying anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene alterations who received ensartinib experienced substantially longer progression-free survival than a matched group of patients who received crizotinib, according to a presentation at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer World Conference on Lung Cancer Virtual Presidential Symposium.

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Addition of sintilimab to pemetrexed and platinum improved progression-free survival

08/08/2020

The interim analysis of ORIENT-11, a phase III double-blind randomized trial has shown a nearly two-fold increase in progression-free survival with addition of sintilimab to chemotherapy in patients with advanced or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer without EGFR or ALK genomic aberrations, according to research data presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Virtual Presidential Symposium.

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Coronavirus deaths in Latin America hit global high

08/08/2020

Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed Europe on Friday to become the region hardest-hit with coronavirus deaths, as India passed the milestone of two million infections.

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Second person dies from plague in China's Inner Mongolia

08/08/2020

A patient in northern China has died from the plague, the second death from the disease in the country's Inner Mongolia region this week.

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Big jump in Italy's daily new cases driven by travel

08/08/2020

The number of daily new coronavirus infections in Italy jumped 38% higher Friday, with 552 confirmed cases registered compared to the previous day.

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