Global coronavirus vaccine competition could result in higher prices, the World Health Organization warns. There are 170 vaccine candidates and 26 are in clinical trials. (CNBC)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has called for a national mask mandate. Biden cited statistics showing that, if everybody wears masks for the next three months, 40,000 lives could potentially be saved. (AP News)

The U.S. is recruiting scientists in South Africa and Latin America for vaccine testing. This will help diversify the population of individuals testing a potential vaccine. The U.S. has committed $11 billion so far to developing, testing, manufacturing and stockpiling coronavirus vaccines. (Reuters)

Cancer deaths decreased by 2.2% from 2016 to 2017, according to the Cancer Facts and Figures 2020 report. Fewer deaths from lung cancer is noted as the main reason for the overall decrease. (STAT)

Be one of the top two participants who log the most miles this week in MM&M Move Together and earn a $100 gift card. Haven’t registered yet? Do so before Tuesday to get your t-shirt and water bottle swag for the virtual event, scheduled for August 24-28. (MM&M)