‘A day of hope.’ Pence visits Miami for launch of COVID vaccine trial.

With President Donald Trump’s poll numbers flagging in Florida and the state continuing to struggle with one of the nation’s highest rates of new COVID-19 cases, Vice President Mike Pence visited the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine on Monday to focus attention on one of the pandemic’s few potential bright spots: the rapid development of a vaccine against the disease.

Noting the president’s emphasis on speed, Pence said the federal government has positioned itself through public-private collaborations with drug makers to ramp up mass production of a vaccine at the first sign of its safety and effectiveness.

“We’re actually having these companies produce the vaccines as we speak, and as soon as they’re confirmed to be safe and effective we’ll have tens of millions of doses ready to distribute across the country,” Pence said, after he met with doctors and researchers at UM’s medical campus in downtown

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College Roommates Launch Program to Help Essential Workers in Need: ‘Make a Meaningful Impact’

A group of students at Dartmouth College are doing their part to ensure that no frontline worker struggles to obtain essential items during the coronavirus pandemic — one donor match at a time.

Back in March, roommates Amy Guan and Rine Uhm helplessly watched as their spring semester and summer plans crumbled due to the pandemic.

“We ended up losing internships, I lost my in-person graduation, but at the same time, it was hard to be sad about these losses with everything else going around in the world,” Guan, 21, tells PEOPLE. “We would spend a lot of time reading the news and sharing stories that we found interesting about the risks and struggles that essential workers have been facing.”

“The more we read, the more we realized that there was a lack of access to basic necessities that a lot of other people might have lying around their house

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LloydsPharmacy and Deliveroo launch partnership to deliver medication to your door within 30 minutes

Many restaurants and takeaway services are offering discounts and delivering free meals to NHS workers: Getty
Many restaurants and takeaway services are offering discounts and delivering free meals to NHS workers: Getty

LloydsPharmacy and Deliveroo have teamed up to help bring medication to your door within 30 minutes.

The partnership means that customers will be able to order more than 50 medical essentials, including over-the-counter medicines, for delivery from 16 LloydsPharmacy stores across the UK.

The two companies state that the delivery service will prove especially important for those who are isolating at home due to Covid-19 and the elderly.

Starting this week, delivery is available to customers from shops in cities, including Southampton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Bristol, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge and Coventry.

The partnership will then roll-out to a further 24 stores across the UK.

A range of LloydsPharmacy’s 50 best-selling products will be available to purchase via Deliveroo’s app, such as PPE including face masks, hand sanitiser and gloves, as well as hay fever

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