Two Vaccines to Protect Against Ebola Could Be Available Within Weeks

Two potential vaccines against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa could be available as soon as November and would first be given to health care workers most at risk of exposure to the disease there, the World Health Organization announced on Friday.

The organization also announced that blood from recovered Ebola patients and serums derived from that blood should be used to treat the sick, and it said treatment centers should quickly begin testing other experimental therapies to combat the viral disease, which has escalated into a devastating health crisis.

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CVS Stores Stop Selling All Tobacco Products

CVS Stores Stop Selling All Tobacco Products

Antismoking signs are posted where cigarettes once were displayed at a CVS in Manhattan that no longer sells tobacco products. Credit Andrew Renneisen/The New York Times

At a CVS store near Times Square, the shelves are notable for what they no longer display: cigarettes. Now the only smoking products to be found are those that could help customers quit.

As of midnight on Tuesday, all 7,700 CVS locations nationwide will no longer sell tobacco products, fulfilling a pledge the company made in February, as it seeks to reposition itself as a health care destination.

The rebranding even comes with a new name: CVS Health.

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