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CEPI grants $9M to Inovio to develop coronavirus vaccine

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, USA has announced the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has awarded Inovio a grant of up to $9 million to develop a vaccine against the recently emerged strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV)....

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Pandora Report: 1.24.2020

ASM Biothreats Coverage With this three-day conference just around the corner, make sure not to miss our coverage in the coming weeks. GMU Biodefense has been sending graduate students to attend ASM Biothreats since...

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WHO Panel Puts Off Decision on Declaration of PHEIC

After two days of deliberations, the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee was divided on whether to declare a an official Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) for the emerging respiratory disease Novel...

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Doomsday Clock 2020

It is 100 seconds to midnight! This is the closest the clock has ever sat. Head over to https://thebulletin.org/ now to catch the panel discussing why the hands of the Doomsday Clock are ticking...

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China locks down Wuhan at epicenter of virus outbreak

(Reuters) – China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the...

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Seoul rebukes US envoy over Moon comments

Seoul (AFP) Jan 17, 2020 – South Korea’s presidential office on Friday publicly rebuked the US ambassador for urging consultations over President Moon Jae-in’s plans for joint projects with the nuclear-armed North, calling his...

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BGCAPP Begins Sarin Destruction

Last week full scale destruction of munitions containing Sarin began at the Blue Grass Army Depot. Candace Coyle, Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant site project manager commented “This is another major milestone toward...

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Discovery of US WWII bomb in Cologne

(DW) – Thousands of people were evacuated in parts of the German city of Cologne following the discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb yesterday. A statement from Cologne officials say that the...

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