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Second virus study halted over safety concerns; more sports stars test positive
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Second virus study halted over safety concerns; more sports stars test positive

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Independent monitors have paused enrollment in a study testing the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir plus an experimental antibody therapy being developed by Eli Lilly.

The pause in the Lilly study comes a day after a temporary halt to enrollment in a coronavirus vaccine study. Johnson & Johnson executives said Tuesday that it will be a few days before they know more about an unexplained illness in one participant that caused a pause in its late-stage vaccine study.

In sports, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the latest high-profile soccer player infected with the coronavirus. The Portuguese soccer federation says Ronaldo is doing well and has no symptoms.

Meanwhile, golf's No. 1 player in the world is also sidelined: Dustin Johnson is out of the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek because of a positive test for the coronavirus.

 More developments today around the nation and world

  • The International Monetary Fund envisions a steep fall in international growth this year as the global economy struggles to recover from the pandemic-induced recession, its worst collapse in nearly a century.
  • The Dutch government decided to close bars and restaurants as part of a partial lockdown that will last at least four weeks to counter the sustained surge in coronavirus cases across the Netherlands.
  • France has launched a flu vaccine campaign in an effort to avoid facing another epidemic peak as the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the country.
  • Texas is one of just five states that did not substantially expand mail-in voting this year, despite official health warnings against attending large gatherings to curb the spread of COVID-19.

When it comes to sympathetic figures, landlords aren’t exactly at the top of the list. But they, too, have fallen on hard times, and times seem likely to get harder as a national survey shows households increasingly worried about making rent payments:

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