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Citing COVID-19, Australia seeks to bar George Floyd protests

Citing COVID-19, Australia seeks to bar George Floyd protests

Most protesters wore face masks and used hand sanitiser as they marched in protest of police brutality in Australia and the United States. On Friday, Berejiklian denied she had ever given a "green ...

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Covid-19: Lancet retracts study on hydroxychloroquine that flagged drug’s risks

Covid-19: Lancet retracts study on hydroxychloroquine that flagged drug’s risks

For example, because it employed data from comprehensive electronic medical records (the VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure, or VINCI), rather than administrative health insurance claims, the...

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Joint inquiry into Nova Scotia mass killing will be called: AG

Joint inquiry into Nova Scotia mass killing will be called: AG

Heidi Stevenson, who was killed while trying to stop the gunman. Police also addressed a police bulletin from 2011 that warned police agencies across Nova Scotia that a denturist named Gabriel Wortm...

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58,749 coronavirus cases confirmed in MI

58,749 coronavirus cases confirmed in MI

Telangana reported the second highest Covid-19 positivity rate in the country last week when the state high court had pulled up the state government for low testing. According to the Health Departmen...

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Gargling with bleach? Americans misusing disinfectants to prevent coronavirus

Gargling with bleach? Americans misusing disinfectants to prevent coronavirus

Some are going as far as dunking their food in, and drinking bleach - yeah, I'm being serious. The results were gotten from a survey carried out by the CDC. "The biggest spaces were found in knowledge...

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Florida coronavirus: 62,758 cases, 2,688 deaths

Florida coronavirus: 62,758 cases, 2,688 deaths

Manatee County's death rate from the disease per positive case, however, is at 9 percent - more than double the state's 4 percent death rate. A number of deaths in Allen County were reported this pa...

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India overtakes Italy's coronavirus tally - latest updates

India overtakes Italy's coronavirus tally - latest updates

India reports 9,851 new coronavirus cases and 273 deaths in the last 24 hours. Pakistan reported a record 97 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,935, while t...

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COVID-19 cases double in five days

COVID-19 cases double in five days

Black people in Monroe County are dying of COVID-19 at nearly three times the rate of white people, according to the health department's figures. Of these, 914 came back negative and 10 are pending re...

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COVID-19 Pandemic 'under Control' in France, Govt Adviser Says

COVID-19 Pandemic 'under Control' in France, Govt Adviser Says

The immunologist noted that compared with the new single-day cases reported in March, it now shows "a significant decrease" in the virus circulation. On June 2, France allowed restaurants to open af...

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World Health Organization recommends wider use of face masks to curb COVID-19

World Health Organization recommends wider use of face masks to curb COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed its advice on face masks, saying they should be worn in public to help stop the spread of coronavirus. They stressed that masks alone will not protect y...

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Scientists resume COVID-19 trials of hydroxychloroquine

Scientists resume COVID-19 trials of hydroxychloroquine

Despite the retraction , hydroxychloroquine should still be approached with caution as other studies are still sticking to their conclusions that the drug has little to no effect on Covid-19. But...

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Congo records 8 fresh cases of Ebola

Congo records 8 fresh cases of Ebola

An epidemic of the virus on the other side of the country has killed more than 2,200 people since 2018. More than 150 trained Red Cross volunteers have been deployed as part of a first wave of respo...

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Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Address Options for Handling Violating Content

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Address Options for Handling Violating Content

Yesterday, almost three dozen former employees from Facebook's early days blasted Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to act against incendiary posts by US President Donald Trump as "...

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Explained: Study finds link between high BP and Covid-19 death risk

Explained: Study finds link between high BP and Covid-19 death risk

The findings, published in The Lancet , also showed that the patients with hypertension who didn't take medication for the condition had a 2.17-fold increased risk of dying from COVID-19 compared to ...

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The D.C. Board of Elections’ epic fail

The D.C. Board of Elections’ epic fail

In-person voters also reported good experiences using the county's ExpressVote® XL universal voting machines . "These factors are why I'm so happy to be able to report that today's election went ...

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India supports crisis utilization of Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients !!

India supports crisis utilization of Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients !!

A month ago, he United States food and medication administrative body Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had allowed crisis use approval (EUA) for remdesivir to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients....

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McHenry County reports 4 additional deaths, 20 new coronavirus cases

McHenry County reports 4 additional deaths, 20 new coronavirus cases

But they still feel confident the data paints a fair picture of COVID-19 in nursing homes. "As a part of the Governor's directive for full testing of skilled nursing facility residents and staff, whic...

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World Health Organization updates guidelines on wearing masks

World Health Organization updates guidelines on wearing masks

Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, listed new precautions on Friday at virtual news conference. He cautioned, however, that "masks on their own will not protect humanity from COVID-19 and...

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World Health Organization encourages masks where physical distancing is hard

World Health Organization encourages masks where physical distancing is hard

They also say that, in areas with community transmission and in settings where physical distancing is hard, like on public transportation or in a grocery store, governments should encourage community ...

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World Health Organization resumes hydroxychloroquine trials in light of study controversy

World Health Organization resumes hydroxychloroquine trials in light of study controversy

However, on Tuesday, The Lancet published a statement expressing concern over the study after over 100 scientists from across the world flagged discrepancies in the research in an open lett...

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High blood pressure can double risk of Covid-19 death, study says

High blood pressure can double risk of Covid-19 death, study says

The more notable of the two gene areas they identified was one that codes for people's blood types. But those taking any type of medicine to control their blood pressure had a significantly lower ri...

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White House picks five coronavirus vaccine candidates for 'Operation Warp Speed' initiative

White House picks five coronavirus vaccine candidates for 'Operation Warp Speed' initiative

The vaccine should enter Phase 3, by mid-summer, with nearly 30,000 volunteers for testing the vaccine. US biotechnology company Inovio will embark on Korea's first clinical trials for a Covid-19 va...

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PM Modi pledges United States dollars 15 mn to global vaccines alliance, Gavi

PM Modi pledges United States dollars 15 mn to global vaccines alliance, Gavi

There needed to be "global solidarity to ensure that every person, everywhere, has access", he added. "It is critical that we maintain routine immunization during the course of the coronavirus pan...

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Tear gas used to quell protests could help spread Covid-19

Tear gas used to quell protests could help spread Covid-19

The agency has not provided more details about the contents of the smoke it deployed, and a spokesman for the Park Police did not respond to requests seeking clarification Wednesday. Life-threatening ...

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Mandatory face masks on public transport in England

Mandatory face masks on public transport in England

Shapps said that many other countries had done this, and the new rule will apply to buses, trains, tubes, aircraft, and ferries. Shapps said: "While respecting social distancing and maintaining good...

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N95 or cotton masks? The fashion wars begin

N95 or cotton masks? The fashion wars begin

But do you need to wear one outside, where there's fresh air and ventilation? For just outside walk use you can go for either "2PLY & 3PLY Masks" or normal "Cloth Masks" option. It is essential to wea...

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Everything You Should Know About Antibody Testing for COVID-19

Everything You Should Know About Antibody Testing for COVID-19

Health minister Osagie Ehanire, announcing the result of validation tests, said no antigen test kits have been evaluated yet. It's important to stress that experts believe that the antibody test d...

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Trump administration selects five coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists

Trump administration selects five coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists

As AstraZeneca has communicated recently, we are progressing construction and preparation activities at the West Chester site, and other sites globally, to be fully prepared for the formulation, fil...

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Islanders MUST Wear Face Coverings On Public Transport Soon, Says Government

Islanders MUST Wear Face Coverings On Public Transport Soon, Says Government

The Transport Minister said if you don't comply you could face a fine and/or be refused travel. "That doesn't mean surgical masks, which we must keep for clinical settings, it means the kind of face...

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Last Island COVID-19 patient released from hospital

Last Island COVID-19 patient released from hospital

Health officials in British Columbia have released new modelling data that reveals where the most common strains of COVID-19 circulating in the province came from. The remaining are recovering at home...

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Authors pull study in The Lancet flagging hydroxychloroquine risks

Authors pull study in The Lancet flagging hydroxychloroquine risks

The founder of Surgisphere, Dr. Sapan Desai, was the other author on the paper. Surgisphere has responded to criticism of their research in a statement on their website where they defend the vali...

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Study Shows Hydroxychloroquine Does Not Protect from COVID-19

Study Shows Hydroxychloroquine Does Not Protect from COVID-19

Demand for the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine soared after US President Donald Trump announced that he was taking it as an anti-coronavirus measure, despite that it has never been clinically p...

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Coronavirus patients receiving Remdesivir anti-viral drug recovering quickly

Coronavirus patients receiving Remdesivir anti-viral drug recovering quickly

Gilead's shares leapt more than 15% in after-hours trading following the report. The University Hospital in Chicago is one of 152 hospitals participating in the Gilead study with seriously ill Covid -...

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45th COVID-19 case diagnosed in county

45th COVID-19 case diagnosed in county

The La Salle County Health Department on Wednesday verified two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 156 cases. Merced County has two new cases to bring the total t...

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Most of Virginia to enter phase two Friday

Most of Virginia to enter phase two Friday

Museums, zoos, botanical gardens and some outdoor entertainment venues can also reopen under some restrictions. A state of emergency allows the Commonwealth to mobilize resources, including the Virg...

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