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Sixteen states have significantly reduced COVID-19 restrictions, while 18 have somewhat reduced restrictions, a new analysis from WalletHub reveals. The easing comes as the US reports nearly 70,000 COVID-19 deaths and more than 1.18 million confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

To help combat the global COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission has registered $8B in donations intended to ensure the collaborative development and universal deployment of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines against coronavirus. The funding was acquired through a collaborative effort between the European Union, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

The Milken Institute COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccine Tracker now has identified 111 vaccines and 197 treatments in the pipeline to treat and prevent COVID-19, up from 55 treatments and 38 vaccine candidates identified in early March. The Institute reports that nine vaccines and more than 50 treatments currently are in clinical trials.

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