UK housing starts this year could be down 40% due to COVID: minister
LONDON (Reuters) - The number of new housing starts in the United Kingdom could be down as much as 40% this year because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, British Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said on Thursday.
New Zealand researchers hail 'breakthrough' with non-targeted test
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers at New Zealand's Otago University are hailing a "breakthrough" in the fight against drug cheats with a non-targeted test for designer steroids which they hope can be deployed in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pull Trump posts over coronavirus misinformation
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc
on Wednesday took down a post by U.S. President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus.
FDA lets NeuroRx, Relief Therapeutics test RLF-100 in COVID-19 patients
ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted NeuroRx Inc Investigational New Drug (IND) permission to test RLF-100 (aviptadil) for inhaled use in patients with moderate and severe COVID-19 to prevent progression to respiratory failure, it and partner Relief Therapeutics Holdings said on Thursday.
Facebook purges ads for illegal wildlife in Southeast Asia as online trade surges
YANGON (Reuters) - An ad showing a civet cat cowering in a cage being offered for sale on Facebook was just one of hundreds that the social media giant has removed in a crackdown on Southeast Asia's illegal wildlife trade during recent weeks.
Facebook purges ads for illegal wildlife in SE Asia as online trade surges
YANGON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - An ad showing a civet cat cowering in a cage being offered for sale on Facebook was just one of hundreds that the social media giant has removed in a crackdown on Southeast Asia's illegal wildlife trade during recent weeks.
Fauci expects tens of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses at start of 2021
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Drugmakers will likely have tens of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines in the early part of next year, Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases official, said in a Reuters interview on Wednesday, offering a more conservative view of the ramp up than some Trump administration officials.
Exclusive: Fauci says regulators promise politics will not guide vaccine timing
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have assured scientists that political pressure will not determine when a coronavirus vaccine is approved even as the White House hopes to have one ready ahead of the November presidential election, the country's leading infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday.
Distribution of parks in U.S. neighborhoods reveals racial disparities
NEW YORK, Aug 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Parks in primarily nonwhite neighborhoods are half the size and five times as crowded as parks in mostly white neighborhoods, putting communities of color at risk during the summer heat, research showed on Wednesday.
Brazil's court rules government must protect tribes from coronavirus
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that President Jair Bolsonaro's government must adopt measures to stop the spread of novel coronavirus to the country's vulnerable indigenous communities.
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