"It's wonderful news," WHO official Dr. David Nabarro said.
The drug was touted by President Donald Trump earlier in the pandemic.
The charity worker had already survived malaria and dengue fever infections before contracting COVID-19.
Watkins appeared on the show's sixth season, becoming a fan-favorite.
Pfizer and German company BioNTech SE on Monday announced a vaccine candidate for COVID-19, which the world has been battling since early this year. The companies said BNT162b2 has proved successful in the first interim analysis from the phase three study.
America recorded more than 1,000 new coronavirus deaths on Thursday as the number of active hospitalizations reached their highest point in nearly two months—around 41,000.
Though a vaccine might not be publicly available in the near future, medical experts have utilized existing medicine and over 27 million people have recovered from COVID-19.
The latest outbreak is the second that has been linked to a church in the state.
A total of 370 North Dakotans have died as a result of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 51-year-old patient had recently been fitted with a tracheostomy tube in her neck.
"By targeting specific age groups we can substantially reduce the number of doses required to achieve an equivalent reduction in transmission," researcher Michael Meehan said.
Frequently cited estimates suggest this can only be achieved when 60 percent or more of the population is infected.
"That was a very difficult decision because I knew it would have very serious economic consequences," he said.
"I can't be locked up in a room upstairs and totally safe," Trump said.
"It is getting worse faster in Paris and the surrounding area," said French Health Minister Olivier Véran.
"Voters who aren't wearing masks could put public health at risk,' said Mississippi Representative Jeramey Anderson.
To the front-line doctors, nurses, epidemiologists and hospital administrators: Welcome to the politicization of medicine—and what must be our collective fight against it.
So far this year, Mongolia has had 22 suspected plague cases, six of which have been confirmed with laboratory testing.
Long-term moon missions could pose "substantial risks" to astronauts from space radiation, according to a study.
North Dakota has also recorded more COVID-19 deaths in September than any other month.
One would think the "silver bullet" would be designed to address the overt bias that is killing a knowingly marginalized patient population. I fear not.
Bev Veals, a three-time cancer survivor from Carolina Beach, recorded her call with a member of North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis' Washington, D.C., staff after she grew upset with his apparent lack of empathy.
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Three of the leading vaccine candidates—being developed by Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca—began large-scale trials recently.
"The more vaccines we have, the better for the whole of humanity," the director of Russia's sovereign wealth fund said.
Individuals infected with salmonella may develop symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
Plasma therapy has long been used to treat other diseases.
Oleandrin is an extract of the highly toxic Nerium oleander plant.