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Covid-19 vaccine developers pledge safety and efficacy amid political pressure

Several Major Pharmaceutical companies have signed a pledge to ensure a vaccine against the Coronavirus is safe and effective.

New Jersey opens up indoor dining, movie theaters for the first time in six months

Governor Murphy announced earlier this month the reopening of Movie Theaters and limited indoor dining, while also warning businesses to follow the guidelines set by the state.

Trump writes memo requesting an investigation to potentially defund U.S. cities

President Trump has ordered an inquiry into potentially defunding major metropolitan cities amid a rise in violence and cuts to police budgets.

Department of Justice asks New Jersey, three other states for nursing home data for inquiry

The Department of Justice is looking for data from four states regarding policies pertaining to Nursing homes taking coronavirus patients, alleging that the policies may have been responsible for massive outbreaks.

‘Only six percent:’ social media trend misinterprets new CDC death data

A new revision in the CDC's death totals, suggesting only six percent of recorded fatalities died from COVID alone,has sparked controversy on the actual death count of the Pandemic.

Republicans and democrats wrap up virtual conventions

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions wrapped up their virtual conventions as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to reshape the presidential race.

From local governments to nationwide protests, police reform is continuing to gain momentum

In response to the protests since the death of George Floyd, local, state and national governments have started to pay attention. Activists are meeting lawmakers to discuss ways for sustainable reform.

Social isolation in response to pandemic decreases global pollution

The strict measures countries are taking to decrease the spread of the coronavirus has inadvertently decreased global pollution.

The science behind the coronavirus

The novel coronavirus stems from a family of viruses that generally cause colds. There have been several coronavirus outbreaks, from the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, MERS-CoV, to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, SARS-CoV. According to the World Health Organization, the current virus is frequently referred to as COVID-19.

Caterpillars may provide answer to pollution

Plastic waste, the crux of the ever-increasing threat of global pollution, is growing at rapid rates, according to National Geographic. Since the ‘50s, the world has produced more than 8 billion metric tons of plastic — and of that, only nine percent has been recycled. If trends continue, landfills could contain approximately 12 billion metric tons of plastic waste by 2050. But this is an issue that a little caterpillar might be able to solve.

U.S. and Taliban discuss terms for peace

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the annual Munich Security Conference in southern Germany on Feb. 14 to discuss a temporary truce between the United States and the Taliban, according to the Associated Press.

Coronavirus becomes global threat

The COVID-19 Coronavirus has now reached a death toll of more than 2,800 people globally and has infected more than 83,000 individuals despite attempts to stop its spread, according to CBS News.

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