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Protests in Top 25 Virus Hot Spots Ignite Fears of Contagion

As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm - the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many cases to wear masks, along with the police using tear gas, could fuel new... Reported by Newsmax

U.S. CDC reports total of 1.8 million coronavirus cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday reported a total of 1,802,470 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 14,790 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 761 to 105,157. Reported by Reuters

U.S. temporarily to allow certain impurities in hand sanitizer

The Trump administration said this week it will temporarily allow some impurities in alcohol-based hand sanitizer to ensure access to the product during the coronavirus pandemic, reversing course after having tightened restrictions in April. Reported by Reuters

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO, documents and recordings reveal

Throughout January, the WHO publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. In fact, Chinese officials sat on releasing the genetic map of the deadly virus for over a week after multiple government labs had fully decoded it, The Associated Press has found ... Reported by CBC

Lancet says concerned about validity of widely-cited hydroxychloroquine study

The Lancet medical journal on Tuesday said "serious scientific questions" had been brought to its attention about the validity of the data behind a widely-cited study on the dangers of the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Reported by Reuters

California court hears appeal of $289 million verdict against Bayer in first Roundup cancer trial

A California appeals court on Tuesday heard arguments in the first case that went to trial over allegations that Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, resulting in a $289 million judgment against the company. Reported by Reuters

Combat 5G COVID-19 fake news, urges Europe

European Union (EU) nations banking on 5G to boost economic growth are eager to tackle conspiracy theories linking the wireless technology to the spread of the novel coronavirus that have seen masts torched in several places. Reported by Reuters

WHO director for Americas urges U.S. help as coronavirus surges in region

The World Health Organization's regional director for the Americas urged the United States on Tuesday to keep helping countries in the region to fight the novel coronavirus even as the Trump administration leaves the U.N. agency. Reported by Reuters

Black and Asian people in England more likely to die from COVID-19, says report

Black and Asian people in England are up to 50% more likely to die after becoming infected with COVID-19, an official study said on Tuesday, putting pressure on the government to outline plans to protect the most at-risk communities. Reported by Reuters India

Trump and Bolsonaro discussed research effort on using hydroxychloroquine to fight coronavirus, White House says

U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro discussed a joint research effort on using the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as both a prophylaxis and treatment for the coronavirus, the White House said on Tuesday. Reported by Reuters

New Book Argues Migration Isn't A Crisis — It's The Solution

When living things cross into new territory, they are often viewed as threats. But Sonia Shah, who has written a new book — The Next Great Migration -- says the "invaders" are just following biology. Reported by NPR

Timely screening, isolation helped U.S. Air Force base contain coronavirus

Measures taken at a U.S. Air Force base in Texas to curb the spread of the coronavirus resulted less than one percent of its population becoming infected over seven weeks between March and April, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. Reported by Reuters

Reasonable to expect some coronavirus vaccine by year-end, Pentagon researcher says

A senior U.S. Army vaccine researcher said on Tuesday it was reasonable to expect that some sort of coronavirus vaccine could be available to part of the U.S. population by the end of the year. Reported by Reuters

6 Ways You Can Feel More In Control During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is triggering fear and anxiety in many Americans who feel they've lost control of their lives. Beth Marnix, a clinical psychologist in Austin, Texas, said that many of us feel helpless, scared and worried because of the uncertainty of the current... Reported by Newsmax

Any resurgence of virus would likely be local, says UK testing coordinator

Any resurgence of COVID-19 in Britain would probably be local and patchy, testing coordinator John Newton said on Tuesday. Reported by Reuters

UK has more to do to understand why virus hits ethnic minorities harder, says Hancock

Britain has more work to do to understand why COVID-19 has a disproportionate effect on black and minority ethnic minorities, health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday. Reported by Reuters

Too early to exclude travellers from UK coronavirus quarantine: testing coordinator

It is too early to be able to exclude some international travellers from quarantine measures due to be introduced next week to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus, Britain's COVID-19 testing coordinator said on Tuesday. Reported by Reuters

WHO director for Americas says region close to 3 million COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organization's regional director for the Americas Carissa Etienne said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 epidemiological curve is still rising sharply in the region, with close to 3 million confirmed cases. Reported by Reuters

Coronavirus: Why we don't know how many are being tested

The UK Statistics Authority has criticised the government's handling of Covid-19 testing data. Reported by BBC News

U.S. Army says reasonable to expect some sort of coronavirus vaccine by year-end

A senior U.S. army vaccine researcher said on Tuesday it was reasonable to expect that some sort of coronavirus vaccine could be available to some parts of the U.S. population by the end of the year. Reported by Reuters

NC governor: GOP must prepare for scaled-back convention

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor said in a letter Tuesday that the GOP must prepare for a scaled-back convention in Charlotte because of the coronavirus pandemic despite demands from President Donald Trump for a full-scale, in-person event. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said ... Reported by SeattlePI

'A great sadness': Bolivia strains under COVID-19 as cases top 10,000

Bolivian authorities are doing door-to-door checks in regions with severe coronavirus outbreaks as it looks to stem the spread of COVID-19 infections which have risen above 10,000, even as the country eases quarantine measures that have hammered growth. Reported by Reuters

Dentists Extract New 'Infection Control' Fee

Going to the dentist may drill a hole in your pocketbook as well as your teeth. A growing number of dental practices across the nation are adding a $10 to $20 surcharge to cover the extra costs of personal protection equipment and air purifiers for their offices. As... Reported by Newsmax

Report: Child disparities highest in US South, West

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Childhood disparities around malnutrition, graduation rates, and early deaths are worst among rural, black-majority counties in the American South and isolated counties with Native American populations, according to a new report. Those inequities put these ... Reported by SeattlePI

Pentagon Launches Plasma Drive to Fight Coronavirus

The Department of Defense has initiated a drive for plasma from military members and other people who have recovered from COVID-19 so it can be used to develop a treatment, Stars and Stripes reports. Reported by Newsmax

EU eyes overhaul of pharma rules to tackle vaccine, antibiotic shortages

The European Commission on Tuesday started a process that could lead to reforms of drug manufacturing to limit shortages of vaccines and antibiotics and make medicines more easily available. Reported by Reuters

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Countries around the world continue easing restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and regaining a bit of what life was like before the outbreak. In Paris, sidewalk cafes are open for outdoor business — albeit with appropriate social distancing guidelines. Members of Britain's ... Reported by SeattlePI

Inside the WHO's early struggle to get coronavirus data from China

U.N. health agency lauded Beijing's information sharing but left out frustration over expediency, because it needed further cooperation. Reported by CBS News

Brazil passes the half million mark for COVID-19 cases

Brazil registered 16,409 new cases of novel coronavirus on Sunday, raising the total of infected cases to 514,849 in the second worst outbreak of COVID-19 in the world after the United Sates, the health ministry said. Reported by Reuters


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