April 25 Coronavirus News
Today's updates on COVID-19
Hawaii has seen a 98 percent decrease in travelers arriving at airports since the state's 14-day quarantine rule was put in place, Governor David Ige said during a press conference Saturday. About 100 travelers are still arriving every day which is why the extension of the quarantine order for visitors to the state was necessary, Ige said.
It might be necessary to start manufacturing coronavirus vaccines even before they have been fully tested to see if they can protect people from infection, said Richard Hatchett, the CEO of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). CEPI is a non-profit put together organization formed to speed the development of vaccines. Manufacturing could begin even while some of the COVID-19 vaccines are in the first phase of human clinical testing, which are designed to demonstrate only safety, Hatchett said Saturday.
The Army will proceed with this year’s graduation ceremony at the US Military Academy, or West Point, according to a statement from Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. McCarthy said the Army is "putting the appropriate measures in place to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and to protect our force, cadets and families." Trump said earlier this month that he would be attending the ceremony.
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