15 September 2020

• India surpasses million cases of coronavirus. Source
• Germany announces a €750 million ($891 million) investment in three domestic companies who are working on developing a coronavirus vaccine by summer 2021, intended for Germany and the EU. Source
• The US FDA is deciding whether to re-launch the AstraZeneca vaccine trial, as trials resume in Brazil and South Africa.Sources 1,2,3
• A 13,273- person survey on the international standing of the US, conducted by the Pew Reseasrch Center in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the UK, reported that only 15% of respondents believed that the US has done a good job fighting coronavirus. Source
• In a move described as a “power grab,” Alex M. Azar II, the US secretary of health and human services, issued a memo preventing 27 national health agencies, including the FDA, from signing any new rules on foods, medicines, medical devices, vaccines and other products. Source

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