A new coronavirus that could be even more dangerous was just discovered in China

A coronavirus strain found in pigs in China is thought to have originated in bats, which is the same route of transmission that the SARS-CoV-2 virus took. The virus attacks the gastrointestinal tract rather than the respiratory system, causing uncontrollable diarrhea and other serious symptoms. Existing coronavirus treatments have proven effective against the virus so…

Facebook continues to target problematic ads with new anti-vax ban

In its latest move against problematic content, Facebook has explicitly banned advertisements that promote anti-vaccine messages, removing a loophole that some groups had previously used to push misleading content. The new ad ban is effective globally, according to Facebook’s head of health Kang-Xing Jin, and it is joined by a new informational campaign focused specifically…

Two Major COVID Trials Paused for Safety Issues

“We want the vaccine to be safe and we’ve got to let the process play out, and it’s going to take a while…it’s reassuring that companies are acting responsibly and pausing when they need to,” the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health said. WebMD Health News

US stocks slide as stimulus stalemate continues

Summary List Placement US stocks slipped on Tuesday as a stalemate in fiscal stimulus negotiations continued. Initial results of the third-quarter earnings season kick off also failed to impress investors. JPMorgan and Citigroup reported quarterly results that beat expectations but were met with falling stock prices. A temporary pause in Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine…