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Hello, everyone, and how are you today? A bright shiny sun and cool breezes are enveloping the Pharmalot campus, a decidedly welcome break from the steamy heat of the past few days. This calls for celebration. So please join us as we reach for the mandatory cup of stimulation. There is another reason to celebrate, by the way, and that is the middle of the week has arrived. In other words, you made it this far, so why not continue? Consider the alternatives, after all. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits. Have a great day, and keep in touch. …

Moderna (MRNA) agreed to provide the U.S. government 100 million doses of its experimental coronavirus vaccine in exchange for more than $1.5 billion, The Wall Street Journal writes. The agreement is the latest with the U.S., which has already secured hundreds of millions of doses from other companies. In this latest deal, the federal government will provide the Moderna vaccine to people in the U.S. free of charge and have the option to purchase up to an additional 400 million doses.

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