Russia on Tuesday became the first country to clear a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated.
With a vaccine months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to make them.
The problem: Docs moved too fast to do a formal study, so the use of blood plasma to treat COVID-19 isn't proven. Plus: New virus guides for parents, and data showing virus spread in our state and nation.
While some may see the rolling back of social distancing rules as a welcome step closer to normal, public health experts warn the U.S. is setting itself up for failure — again. Here's the latest virus news.