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For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the US added more than 1 million cases in each of the past 2 weeks.
Also, Pfizer and BioNTech submitted an EUA request for their vaccine, offering hope it will be available this year.
Also, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it is committing another $70 million to a WHO vaccine initiative.
In addition, a large group of scientists signs on to the John Snow Memorandum to mobilize against the herd immunity response concept.
The COVID-19 pandemic cast its shadow over the first US presidential debate last night.
India now has the world's second-highest case count, behind the US.
"If countries are serious about opening up, they must be serious about suppressing transmission and saving lives."
France, Germany, and Spain report their highest daily COVID-19 case counts since easing out of lockdowns.
As cases surge in intense transmission countries, illness levels are rising in countries that curbed the spread, including many in Europe.
Cases in Africa passed the 1 million mark, as more countries in Europe reported notable spikes in cases.
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