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Each of the three COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the U.S. passed animal testing studies. Claims otherwise are false.

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Controversy continues to surround the use of ivermectin despite warnings from health officials and a lack of evidence that it has any preventative benefits against COVID-19.

Now some proponents of the anti-parasitic drug traditionally used for animals are falsely claiming COVID-19 vaccinations haven't passed animal studies.

“The people making horse medicine jokes are getting injections that haven’t passed animal studies,” claims an image in singer Ted Nugent's Sept. 7 Facebook post. 

The post received more than 2,500 shares in its first three days.

But the claim is wrong. Each of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. have completed animal testing. 

USA TODAY reached out to Nugent for comment.

Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson produce the only COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson continue to roll out vaccines under Emergency Use Authorizations. Pfizer became the first vaccine to gain official FDA approval in August.

All have conducted animal testing on their vaccines.

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson each discussed their vaccines’ animal studies in press releases. In each of the vaccines’ animal testing trials, the vaccines showed they effectively limit COVID-19 contraction. 

In the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Emergency Use Authorization forms, the FDA  referenced the results from each of the vaccines’ animal studies. 

The results from these animal studies were also published in peer-reviewed journals.

FDA spokesperson Alison Hunt told USA TODAY the claim is "not true."

In May, USA TODAY debunked a claim that COVID-19 vaccine makers had to halt animal testing due to widespread deaths.

We rate FALSE the claim that COVID-19 vaccines didn't pass animal studies, based on our research. Each of the vaccines currently authorized for use in the U.S. has passed animal testing. The FDA referenced these studies in the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines’ Emergency Use Authorization forms, and an FDA spokesperson confirmed this claim is false.

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Pixel 6 teaser / Will Android 12.1 come before Android 13?!

9to5Google 12 September, 2021 - 10:20am

Your phone alarms should work now, but you'll need some updates (Updated)

Android Authority 10 September, 2021 - 04:00pm

Original article, September 9, 2021 (04:23 PM ET): Google’s official Clock app for Android may still be failing to set off alarms as expected despite a Wednesday update, leaving it a risky choice for people who want to use it to wake up.

The update, 6.4.1, has improved the app in that it will generally default to a stock Android tone if Spotify integration fails, according to Play Store reviews caught by Android Police. Some users are still complaining about missed alarms, however. If they are using the 6.4.1 release, that suggests that Google hasn’t fully patched the issue.

Related: A definitive guide to the Google Play Store for beginners

The glitch seems to have begun with an earlier app update. This prompted a flurry of criticism, culminating in a Reddit post in which Google said it had identified the cause and was preparing a fix. In the interim, it suggested using system sounds for alarms.

A lot of people prefer waking up to their own music, of course, and Spotify hooks would normally make this convenient. Until Google finds a permanent solution, it’s probably safer to use a third-party app.

New Google Pixel 6 teasers show phone in hand — and possible October 19 launch

Tom's Guide 09 September, 2021 - 08:15am

Google has officially teased the Pixel 6 again, but this time there are real-life images

A new video from Made By Google YouTube channel and an Instagram post have revealed a more detailed and real-life look at the phone. And with the suggestion that the phone will launch in the middle of next month, these may be the last official teasers we get before launch day.

We see what appears to be Pixel 6 Pro right at the start of the video, featuring the phone's new rear camera bar. We can tell it's the Pro model from the unique gold color and the presence of a metal side rail, rather than the matte black one on the basic models. This means that while it's not shown off in the clip, that camera bar should include three cameras, the most ever on the back of a Pixel phone, according to the leaks.

Much of the rest of the video focuses on the software side of the Pixel 6. This includes parts of the upcoming Android 12, such as the Material You design changes to buttons and sliders, as well as custom colors based on your selected wallpaper.

There's also a brief glimpse at the Tensor chip that will power the phone. This new Google-designed silicon is promising to bring a new level of AI-enhanced features to the Pixel 6, and will drive the personalization shown off in this video.

MORE: Google Pixel 6 Pro alleged benchmarks just tipped key specs

Meanwhile on Instagram, Google showed off a different teaser in the form of a series of Pixel 6 home screens, in apparent reference to Drake's "Certified Lover Boy" album art. These all use slightly different colors and arrangements of widgets, and show off just how different your home screen can look while still looking attractive.

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Perhaps more interesting is an apparent hint at a launch date. All the dates that appear on this image are Tuesday 19th, which just so happens to be a day in October next month, when we'd expect the Pixel 6 to get its official debut.

Although Google is being unusually forthcoming with the Pixel 6 details, there are still some things it hasn't told us, but that leakers are claiming to know. For example, there will apparently be an under-display fingerprint scanner, another first for Pixels. 

But we don't know about the Pixel 6 pricing and hope to get more details soon. 

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