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Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race – The New York Times

The world’s largest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute, announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven inoculation. It’s a gamble with a huge upside. And huge risks.

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Live updates: U.S. enters ‘new phase’ as coronavirus outbreaks become ‘extraordinarily widespread,’ says Birx – The Washington Post

Outbreaks are increasing in both rural and urban areas, touching isolated parts of the country that once counted on their remoteness to keep them safe.

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Numerous countries hit grim milestones over the weekend as coronavirus caseloads continued to surge throughout the developing world, pushing the global death toll past 686,600.
South Africa surpassed 500,000 confirmed cases on Saturday, meaning that the country now accounts for more than half the coronavirus infections reported in Africa to date, and has the fifth-highest number of cases worldwide. The total number of infections detected in the Philippines exceeded 100,000 on Sunday, when the c…

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Last-minute Google Pixel 4a leak leaves little to reveal at today’s launch – TechRadar

Renders, specs, and pricing all-but confirmed

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The Google Pixel 4a is officially hours away from launch and, as weve come to expect these days, has quite thoroughly leaked by this point. Still, that hasnt stopped a new raft of official-looking renders, specs and pricing details spilling out in these final moments.
Googles upcoming mid-range handset (and successor to the well-received Pixel 3a) has been hotly anticipated for months, but a few days ago we got confirmation from Google that it would be landing August 3
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SpaceX splashdown replay: See NASA astronauts safely return to Earth – CNET

The historic Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission makes a clean water landing in the Gulf of Mexico and the crew exits the capsule.

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NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were strapped into Crew Dragon and ready to go prior to the launch scrub on May 27.
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The first return of a commercially built and operated US spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts from the International Space Station made waves Sunday when it splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico right as scheduled at 11:48 a.m. PT. 
The SpaceX Crew Dragon passengers — NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley — fittingly named the history-making spacecraf…

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