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12/09/2020 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - New results on a possible COVID-19 vaccine from Oxford University and AstraZeneca suggest it is safe and about 70% effective, but questions remain about how well it may help protect those over 55 — a key concern for a vaccine that health officials hope to rely on around the world because of its low cost, availability and ease of use.

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12/09/2020 - The Hill by: Zack Budryk
WASHINGTON, DC - State officials are balking at requests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the personal data of residents receiving the coronavirus vaccine.

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12/09/2020 - WVNews
MORGANTOWN, WV - A mask-observation study, performed by the West Virginia University School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded. There are plans to continue the project in the spring.

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12/09/2020 - WVU Today by: Tara Scatterday
MORGANTOWN, WV - To address the challenges of COVID-19 testing shortages and lagging turnaround times, West Virginia University and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources have teamed up to create a new testing laboratory at the Health Sciences Center.

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12/09/2020 - Modern Healthcare
WASHINGTON, DC - In step with growing Medicare spending on genetic testing, the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General is also tracking increases in fraudulent billing practices.

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12/09/2020 - West Virginia Press Association
SUMMERSVILLE, WV - Stonerise, West Virginia’s leading provider of clinician-led transitional care, and WVU Medicine Summersville Regional Medical Center (SRMC) are partnering to expand and improve healthcare to Nicholas County citizens as they age.

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12/08/2020 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - How could scientists race out COVID-19 vaccines so fast without cutting corners? A head start helped -- over a decade of behind-the-scenes research that had new vaccine technology poised for a challenge just as the coronavirus erupted.

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