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3 Stories You Should Read 07/17/2020: Shopping, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Brazil

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In the category of:  Test tubes and volunteers

Brazil’s coronavirus chaos provides a global laboratory for the vaccine race

As the coronavirus pandemic tears through Brazil, researchers and pharmaceutical companies are turning to the South American giant in search of a vaccine.

Brazil, where the number of cases has now surpassed 2 million, is one of a small handful of sites for testing experimental coronavirus vaccines. It offers an unusual and appealing mix for research: a skyrocketing rate of transmission, as well as internationally respected research centers and a public health system experienced in creating and distributing vaccines.
According to the World Health Organization, as of July 14, 163 Covid-19 vaccines were being developed around the world, and 23 of them had started clinical trials involving humans. But only two have reached Phase 3 — the last scientific stage before approval to be marketed — which requires large-scale trials with thousands of individuals to assess the efficacy and safety of the vaccine.

In the category of:  Prayers up

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Is Receiving Chemotherapy

The Supreme Court justice began the treatment in May, in response to a recurrence of cancer.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is receiving chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of cancer, the Supreme Court said Friday.

Ginsburg began the treatment in May, she said in a statement released by the court. She said that it “is yielding positive results” and that she intends to remain on the court, “as long as I can do the job full steam. I remain fully able to do that.”

The justice, 87, has been treated for cancer four times over the last 20 years: in 1999, 2009, 2018, and most recently, last year, for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas.

She has been hospitalized several times recently for unrelated reasons. In May, she received treatment for a benign gallbladder condition.

Earlier this week, she had a possible infection and underwent an operation to clean out a bile duct stent that was inserted last year.



In the category of:  Retail therapy?

Is click-and-collect the future of shopping?

The Covid-19 crisis has sparked a rise in kerbside shopping options. Consumers like them, so will they stick around in a post-pandemic world?

According to Adobe Analytics, US click-and-collect orders – both kerbside and in-store pick-up – surged 208% between 1 April and 20 April, compared to a year ago. Although this pace of growth has since slowed as shops have begun to reopen, adoption remains high, indicating that many people who tried these services while shops were closed are likely to continue to use them after they reopen. Adobe researchers also found that 23% of online shoppers prefer some form of click-and-collect over having orders delivered to their homes.



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