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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)....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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