US strikes $1.5bn deal for 100mn doses of Moderna Covid vax

New York, Aug 12 (IANS) The US government has entered into a $1.5 billion deal with biotechnology company Moderna for the manufacturing and delivery of 100 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273. Continue reading US strikes $1.5bn deal for 100mn doses of Moderna Covid vax

NASA satellite finds 66 new exoplanets, 2,100 more ‘candidates’

Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) During its two-year-long primary mission, NASA’s planet hunter TESS has found 66 new exoplanets, or worlds beyond our solar system, as well as nearly 2,100 candidates astronomers are working to confirm, the US space agency has said. Continue reading NASA satellite finds 66 new exoplanets, 2,100 more ‘candidates’

“The promise of the American dream”: Praise pours in for Kamala Harris

New York, Aug 12 (IANS) An outpouring of high praise, heady emotion and a sense of collective pride among people of colour is surging across internet chatter and media coverage soon after Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced Indian American Kamala Harris as his choice of running mate to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 US election this November. Continue reading “The promise of the American dream”: Praise pours in for Kamala Harris

Alarming 90% rise in US kids cases over 4 weeks: Report

New York, Aug 11 (IANS) COVID-19 cases in US children have climbed an alarming 90 per cent in the last 30 days alone, according to new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association that has landed just ahead of the Fall school reopening season in the country. Continue reading Alarming 90% rise in US kids cases over 4 weeks: Report