27 August 2020

• India reports 60,000 deaths from COVID-19 and 75,760 new cases in a single day.
• CanSino cancels the phase III trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine in Canada, after Chinese officials refuse to allow the company to ship its vaccine candidate to Canada. Source
• President Trump promises that there will be a coronavirus vaccine before the end of 2020 or even sooner, coinciding with the US presidential election in November. Source
• The US FDA grants emergency use authorization for Abbott’s BinaxNOW point-of-care coronavirus antigen test, which delivers results in 15 minutes and will cost $5. Source
• The Trump administration announces that it has bought 150 million BinaxNOW tests, which will be distributed across the country. Source

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