Coronavirus live updates: Spirit cancels New York flights, Spain’s death toll surges
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- Global cases: More than 800,000
- Global deaths: At least 38,714
- US cases: At least 164,610
- US deaths: At least 3,170
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
9:53 am: First cell treatment to fight the coronavirus awaits FDA approval for clinical trial
New Jersey-based therapeutics company Celularity announced that its cancer treatment CYNK-001 is awaiting “investigational new drug” status for COVID-19 from the Food and Drug Administration, which could come any day. Once the treatment gets the status, it will immediately enter a preliminary clinical trial to see if it can help people suffering from the illness. Independent immunologists say the rationale for the treatment is solid but warn that it could exacerbate the most severe cases of …continued .
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