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What you need to know about coronavirus today

A version of this story appeared in the September 16 edition of CNN’s Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. At an ABC town hall in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania, the President hit back at a question over his remarks to renowned journalist Bob Woodward… Read More »

Study finds link between coronavirus mortality risk and obesity

The World Obesity Foundation released a new study Thursday that found a link between a country’s COVID-19 mortality and obesity prevalence in its population.  The researchers found “high mortality rates only in countries where overweight prevalence exceeds around 50% of the adult population.” “Globally, at the end of 2020, COVID-19 mortality rates were more than ten… Read More »

Vials maker Stevanto plans IPO as coronavirus vaccine companies clamor for packaging: Reuters

The global pandemic promised a windfall for forward-thinking companies making products to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. Count the Stevanto Group, one of the world’s foremost makers of glass vials, among them. Since the onset of the pandemic, business has been booming at the 72-year-old Italian company, so much so that Stevanto is… Read More »

No Evidence Coronavirus Spreads Through Food or Food Packaging: FDA

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2021 — There’s no evidence that the new coronavirus can spread through food or food packaging, U.S. health officials say. Of the more than 100 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, there hasn’t been any epidemiological evidence of food or food packaging as the source of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) transmission… Read More »