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Pine-Sol cleaner has been approved to kill coronavirus on hard surfaces

Pine-Sol cleaner has been approved to kill coronavirus on hard surfaces

Pine-Sol’s original cleaner has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a product that can kill the coronavirus on frequently used surfaces. The product was added to the agency’s list of products expected to kill the virus after meeting the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, an EPA…MORE

Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols,” which are produced even when a person breathes. “Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among the most contagious and easily spread,” the site now says. Previously,…MORE

Internal AstraZeneca safety report sheds light on neurological condition suffered by vaccine trial participant

Internal AstraZeneca safety report sheds light on neurological condition suffered by vaccine trial participant

CNN has obtained an internal safety report by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca that sheds light on the neurological condition suffered by one of the participants in its coronavirus vaccine clinical trial. The report details how the study volunteer, a previously healthy 37-year-old woman, “experienced confirmed transverse myelitis” after receiving her second dose of the vaccine, and…MORE

Pharma company drastically boosts its potential coronavirus vaccine production

Pharma company drastically boosts its potential coronavirus vaccine production

German pharmaceutical company BioNTech, which is currently developing a possible vaccine against the novel coronavirus together with US drug giant Pfizer, announced Thursday it was buying a new production plant in order drastically to increase its production capacities. BioNTech said the acquisition of the vaccine plant in Marburg, Germany, from the pharmaceutical firm Novartis, would…MORE

Coronavirus measures may help blunt flu season, experts say

Coronavirus measures may help blunt flu season, experts say

The United States may not see a “double whammy” this fall of both the coronavirus and influenza, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases pointed to the Southern Hemisphere, where it’s late winter. Australia has experienced an almost non-existent flu season, Fauci said in an interview…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Monday’s Dirt

Why wasn’t there an Elf 2?  Well, according to James Caan, who plays Buddy’s biological father, it’s because the director didn’t get along with Will Ferrell.  He says that Will wanted to do it without Jon Favreau but because of contractual obligations it just got too complicated and they didn’t do it. JLo is allegedly…

Friday’s Dirt

Lori Loughlin must surrender to authorities by November 19th at 2pm.  Her prison is a minimum security facility that offers pilates, saxophone or ukulele lessons, cartoon drawing, ceramics and crocheting and leather crafts. Congratulations to Ashley Tisdale!  The ‘High School Musical’ star confirmed that she is expecting her first child.  And more baby news…Chrissy Teigen…