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Coronavirus: US cases pass 10M with 239,000 deaths recorded

 - COVID-19 - Nov 9 SHARE ON:

According to the recent reports, over 10 million individuals have now been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the US. The alarming mark was reached as the number of cases hit 50 million worldwide. 

More than 239,000 deaths have now been confirmed in the US. Over the last 10 days, more than 1 million confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in the US alone. 

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Zoom stock price plummets as new vaccine is announced

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Zoom Video Communications have been doing pretty good for the last couple of months with the COVID-19 pandemic ramping up stock price and generating millions of new users worldwide.

However, that could be coming to an end very soon as the company’s share price has fallen following the announcement of Pfizer and BioNTech’s 90% effective vaccine. 

The company’s stock dropped 15 percent in pre-market trading and looks to be dropping more and the situation develops.

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UK secure 30 million doses of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine

 - COVID-19 - Nov 9 SHARE ON:

The UK has locked in 30 million doses of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine after breaking reports of its 90% effectiveness rate. 

The results came from the third stage of human trials involving more than 43,000 participants who received two doses, a placebo or an immunisation jab, which resulted in a 90% success rate in protection from COVID-19.

Pfizer and BioNTech aim to send the vaccine to regulators for approval by the end of November, with the UK’s order of 30 million being enough for 15 million people.

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U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is part of Joe Biden’s transition team

 - Business - Nov 9 SHARE ON:

After initially doing well, Buttigieg, whose father was Maltese, dropped out of the primaries that nominated the presidential candidate and then campaigned for Biden. 

Biden signed an agreement with President Donald Trump’s Administration of General Services on Thursday to start planning for the transfer of power after winning the November election.

Buttigieg was made a member of the team in September, well in advance of the election.

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