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Yahoo BusinessAug 13, 2020
Vaxart Positioned to Further Advance Oral COVID-19 Vaccine; Analyst Says ‘Buy'
In the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, the contenders aren't about to cross the finish line just yet. As the deadly virus resurfaces in several countries, the world is anxiously waiting to see which name will be the first to bring the coveted solution to market. Already underway for months now, it's still anyone's game in this battle of the ages.Who is emerging as a likely winner? If you ask 5-star analyst Vernon Bernardino, of H.C. Wainwright, of the 165-plus vaccine candidates (38 in clinical-stage testing) in development, Vaxart's (VXRT) chances are looking pretty good.Based on the company's Q2 2020 corporate update, it has reached multiple milestones that position it at the front of the pack. That being said, the analyst cites one accomplishment in particular as deserving of a major shoutout.Bernardino believes its selection to take part in a non-human primate (NHP) challenge study organized and funded by Operation Warp Speed (OWS) is the most "notable" of these milestones. Highlighting the candidate's "broad potential" in the battle against the virus, the analyst argues the Street might just be underestimating the role it could play.Expounding on this, the H.C. Wainwright analyst stated, "...our positive view of Vaxart's oral COVID-19 vaccine program advancing was bolstered by its selection for OWS participation, as this, in our opinion, represents recognition by BARDA that oral vaccines tested by Vaxart for other infectious diseases, such as influenza, noroviru

MarketWatchAug 13, 2020
Coronavirus update: Global cases top 20.7 million and U.S. suffers biggest one-day death toll since May
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose above 20.7 million on Thursday and the U.S. suffered its biggest death toll since May with almost 1,500 fatalities counted in a single day.

CNBC BusinessAug 13, 2020
Coronavirus live updates: Congress leaves without passing relief bill; Fauci concerned with U.S. outbreak
The coronavirus has infected more than 20.7 million people around the world as of Thursday, killing at least 751,400 people.

MarketWatchAug 13, 2020
Dr. Fauci says people should not politicize coronavirus: ‘We've been through a Depression, we've been through a World War. We pulled together through 9/11'
Speaking about trying to achieve 100% herd immunity, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said, ‘The death toll would be enormous and totally unacceptable.'

Yahoo BusinessAug 13, 2020
Amazon Considers Relocating Some Employees Out of Seattle
(Bloomberg) -- Inc. is offering Seattle-based employees a choice of smaller offices outside the city, suggesting the Covid-19 outbreak and a new local employers tax have pushed the e-commerce giant to consider alternatives to its hometown.In a message to employees Thursday, Amazon asked which communities near Seattle -- including Tacoma and Redmond, Washington -- they'd prefer. The title on the message, which was shared on Reddit and later deleted, was "office workplace options." Amazon declined to comment on the matter.Amazon, which reported a total global workforce of almost 877,000 as of June 30, has been expanding beyond Seattle for years. It is building a second major office center in suburban Virginia near the nation's capital and has satellite locations in cities including New York, Austin and Los Angeles.The company has threatened to focus employment growth outside Seattle due to a rocky relationship with city officials and new taxes imposed on big employers. The message suggests Amazon could significantly shrink its presence in its hometown, where it employs about 50,000 people in a mixture of offices it owns and leases. In 2019, it announced it would relocate its worldwide operations division, which oversees Amazon's shipping and logistics, to nearby Bellevue where it currently employs 3,000 people.Even before the pandemic, Amazon considered building more satellite offices outside the city, according to a person familiar with the matter. The company plans to expand its Bellev

Wall Street Journal US BusinessAug 13, 2020
'Fortnite' Kicked Off Apple and Google App Stores
Apple and Google yanked "Fortnite," one of the world's most popular videogames, from their app stores in an escalating battle over the fees they charge developers to distribute their software and process in-app purchases.

Google Business NewsAug 13, 2020
Chinese cities find coronavirus in frozen food imports, WHO downplays infection risk - Reuters
Chinese cities find coronavirus in frozen food imports, WHO downplays infection risk  ReutersChicken wings imported to China from Brazil test positive for COVID-19, Chinese officials say  CBS NewsCoronavirus found on frozen food packaging in Chinese cities  NBC NewsWHO: No Evidence of Coronavirus Transmission Through Food  U.S. News & World Report
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