The drug companies Pfizer and BioNTech say the coronavirus vaccine they're developing seems to be 90% successful at preventing people from getting Covid-19. The results aren't final, but the news is much better than many experts expected.
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In today's news roundup, a major US health company is hit by a massive computer attack, a new emir takes over in Kuwait after Sheikh Sabah dies, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins plans to vote from space.
Governments and businesses worldwide are creating smartphone apps to help track the spread of the new coronavirus. The apps could be an important part of easing up on lockdowns, but they are also causing some worries.
The coronavirus is making life hard for people all over the world. But the difficult times have encouraged people to do what they can to make life better for others, and to give thanks to workers who are risking their lives to help out.
Following a large number of injuries and deaths related to vaping, governments are starting to react. Experts say action is needed to protect children and young adults, who are targeted by vaping companies.
On Sunday, India began the world's largest government health care plan. The plan, which some are calling "Modicare", will bring free health care to 500 million people.
Each year, tobacco kills over 7 million people. Millions more live with serious illnesses caused by tobacco. The problems may be getting better for adults, but worse for teens.