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Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90 per cent effective

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses.

A dose of the Phase 3 Novavax coronavirus vaccine is seen ready for use in the trial at St. George's University hospital in London Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Toxic PFAS chemicals widespread in long-lasting makeup, study finds

The 'No PFAS in Cosmetics Act' is scheduled to be introduced in the U.S. House and Senate on Tuesday, following the release of a new study that found high levels of a marker for toxic PFAS substances in 52 per cent of 231 makeup products purchased in the United States and Canada.

The lips are an area of the face vulnerable to PFAS chemical exposure. (Sergei Bobylev/TASS/Getty Images/CNN)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)

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