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What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, September 14

September 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Secondary lockdowns are coming into force and restrictions being renewed, as countries struggle to get a handle on new waves of coronavirus cases while attempting to keep their economies afloat.

(CNN)Secondary lockdowns are coming into force and restrictions being renewed, as countries struggle to get a handle on new waves of coronavirus cases while attempting to keep their economies afloat.

Q: Since there are multiple vaccines in trials, what happens if you get a vaccine, but a more effective one comes out later?

Can you take more than one Covid-19 vaccine?

A: It's too early to say for sure with Covid-19 vaccines, said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.

As wildfires spread rapidly across the western United States, several medical professionals are warning that unhealthy air quality from smoke and ash can make people more susceptible to Covid-19 and worsen existing infections.

"Multiple studies have shown a correlation between higher levels of pollution in the air and greater spread and severity of Covid-19 cases," said Dr. Brad Spellberg, chief medical officer of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has proposed expanding Phase 3 clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine to include 44,000 participants (up from 30,000) and more diverse patient populations, including people as young as 16.

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Moncef Slaoui, Chief Advisor of Operation Warp Speed, the US government's Covid-19 vaccine program.

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