9 October 2020

• Re-infection with coronavirus is reported in an 89 year-old woman in the Netherlands who was immunocompromised; she fell ill 59 days after her first confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a virus that was significantly different from the one that caused her initial infection. She died within weeks. Source
• The Nobel Peace Prize goes to the World Food Program, recognizing its work to battle hunger before and during the coronavirus pandemic. Source
• The FDA releases stricter guidance on emergency use authorization for vaccines to prevent COVID-19, despite pressure from the Trump administration; they call for a median follow-up of two months after study participants receive the final dose of vaccine, and documentation of at least five cases of severe COVID-19 among people who received the placebo in vaccine trials. Source 1,2

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