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Premier Dan Andrews Requests Melburnians To Wear Masks If They Can

Premier Dan Andrews Requests Melburnians To Wear Masks If They Can

Most of the new COVID-19 cases - 165 - were reported in the southern state of Victoria , where stringent restrictions, including a six-week lockdown in Australia's second largest city Melbourne, ha...

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COVID-19: Over 60000 new cases recorded in US

COVID-19: Over 60000 new cases recorded in US

The United States faces a bleak summer as infections surge and many states are forced to close bars and popular beaches to try to curb the rise. More than 60,500 new COVID-19 infections were reporte...

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World Health Organization admits emerging evidence on airborne transmission of coronavirus

World Health Organization admits emerging evidence on airborne transmission of coronavirus

This week, 239 researchers wrote an open letter to the World Health Organization, urging officials to accept the possibility that aerosols were an important contributor to the spread of the virus. "...

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Chinese Embassy Warns About Outbreak of Unknown Deadly Pneumonia in Kazakhstan

Chinese Embassy Warns About Outbreak of Unknown Deadly Pneumonia in Kazakhstan

According to the Chinese diplomatic mission, this type of pneumonia has a much higher mortality rate than COVID-19. They also said the Kazakh Ministry of Health is doing a comparative study , with th...

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This Brazilian Man Possibly First Person 'Cured' of HIV With Drugs Alone

This Brazilian Man Possibly First Person 'Cured' of HIV With Drugs Alone

A man in Brazil man who was treated with an intensive experimental regimen has no evidence of remaining HIV after more than 15 months off antiretroviral therapy, researchers reported Tuesday at the ...

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Florida Teen Dies After Mom Takes Her To COVID Party | 1290 WJNO

Florida Teen Dies After Mom Takes Her To COVID Party | 1290 WJNO

Before her untimely death, she struggled with a rare nervous-system disorder, obesity, and an auto-immune disorder. Screenshot by Buzzfeed News . Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones, while sharing...

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Supreme Court rules in favor of religious liberty in 2 landmark cases

Supreme Court rules in favor of religious liberty in 2 landmark cases

In a 7-to-2 ruling , the court rejected the states' arguments that the Trump administration lacked the authority to exempt more than just churches from the contraception mandate. Gen. Josh Shapiro. "...

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Fauci says partisanship is hurting USA response to Covid-19

Fauci says partisanship is hurting USA response to Covid-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci , the nation's top infectious disease expert, said Thursday that partisanship is hurting the USA response to Covid-19 in his latest blunt assessment of the country's handling of t...

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Walgreens opening hundreds of doctor offices alongside pharmacies

Walgreens opening hundreds of doctor offices alongside pharmacies

Walgreens announced Wednesday it would add doctor offices through a partnership with VillageMD at its stores after a successful test run a year ago to bring more health care access under one roof...

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Amusement Parks In Japan Request No Screaming On Roller Coasters During Pandemic

Amusement Parks In Japan Request No Screaming On Roller Coasters During Pandemic

Visit Insider's homepage for more stories . Thrillseekers in Japan have to enjoy themselves in silence, after the country's theme parks imposed a no screaming rule on rides to prevent the spread...

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NM reports 4 virus deaths, 221 new cases

NM reports 4 virus deaths, 221 new cases

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's online map noted that 7,578 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far. Wednesday's health department report brings the number of...

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Spain's coronavirus antibodies study adds evidence against herd immunity

Spain's coronavirus antibodies study adds evidence against herd immunity

This means that herd immunity is infeasible and unattainable since 95 percent of the population in Spain remains susceptible to the virus. "At present, herd immunity is hard to achieve without acc...

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City in China's Inner Mongolia warns of suspected bubonic plague

City in China's Inner Mongolia warns of suspected bubonic plague

The first case was reported on Saturday at a hospital in Urad Middle Banner, in Bayannur city, the man is now in quarantine and in stable condition although it's not known how he contracted the dise...

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Can India really have a coronavirus vaccine ready by August?

Can India really have a coronavirus vaccine ready by August?

Early-stage testing in humans is expected to begin in mid-July. Offit is also co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, manufactured by Merck & Co Inc. Reuters also noted that China has been lar...

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Several pubs in England close after positive coronavirus tests

Several pubs in England close after positive coronavirus tests

Crowds descending in some towns and cities have prompted fears social distancing measures are no longer being adhered to. "As soon as I got the message about the positive test result on Sunday, I im...

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New study warns of brain damages linked to COVID-19

New study warns of brain damages linked to COVID-19

There were also 12 cases of brain inflammation, eight cases of strokes, and eight others with nerve damage, mainly Guillain-Barre syndrome (which usually occurs after a respiratory or gastrointestin...

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Record 60,021 new COVID-19 cases reported in the US

Record 60,021 new COVID-19 cases reported in the US

The total number of cases in Florida had skyrocketed to almost 224,000 as of July 8, with the death toll across the state climbing past 3,900. More COVID-19 deaths were reported in Florida and Texas...

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Alberta confirms 47 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

Alberta confirms 47 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

Another 6,740 tests have been done, and 91 per cent of all cases in Alberta are considered recovered. The hospital is operating under restrictions including no new admissions or transfers for surgic...

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Misericordia Hospital closed to new admissions as COVID-19 outbreak spreads

Misericordia Hospital closed to new admissions as COVID-19 outbreak spreads

Two more patients linked to the outbreak have died. However, eight units are now included in the outbreak restrictions as a precaution. Of those, 607 cases are still active and 7,627 people have rec...

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The Lancet Retracts Hydroxychloroquine Study

The widely-cited article - which linked use of the antimalarial to higher rates of ventricular arrhythmia and death in COVID-19 patients - led to the suspension of a World Health Organization stu...

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'I disagree' with Fauci on COVID-19 in the US

'I disagree' with Fauci on COVID-19 in the US

Dr. Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wears a face covering as he listens during a Senate hearing on the June 30 Senate Committee on Health, Educat...

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WHO Revises COVID-19 Guidelines, Says Airborne Transmission Can't Be Ruled Out

WHO Revises COVID-19 Guidelines, Says Airborne Transmission Can't Be Ruled Out

The virus molecules can be in the air in the form of tiny particles. Aerosols, however, are less than five micrometres in diameter and travel beyond two metres from the infected individual. World He...

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New Cases Skyrocket As Test Positivity Rate Hits 11.6 Percent

New Cases Skyrocket As Test Positivity Rate Hits 11.6 Percent

The surge in new cases and the recent rollback of business reopenings prompted Supervisor Michelle Steel, who has repeatedly questioned the county health officer's decision to mandate masks , to appe...

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Ontario adds another 118 cases of COVID-19

Ontario adds another 118 cases of COVID-19

That's because early in the pandemic some deaths were not included since COVID-19 tests had not been conducted before the people - mostly elderly residents of long-term-care homes - passed away. Meanw...

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Teen COVID Victim Was Given Hydroxychloroquine at Home

Teen COVID Victim Was Given Hydroxychloroquine at Home

Davis, a cancer survivor, died June 23rd. Before her untimely death, she struggled with a rare nervous-system disorder, obesity, and an auto-immune disorder. Davis received convalescent plasma thera...

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Republicans to require coronavirus testing at party convention

Republicans to require coronavirus testing at party convention

The president and his campaign have planned all along on a sports arena packed to the rafters as the balloons dropped, and red, white and blue confetti filled the airspace. "If the numbers continue to...

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World Health Organization acknowledges 'emerging evidence' that coronavirus may be airborne

World Health Organization acknowledges 'emerging evidence' that coronavirus may be airborne

In a news briefing, Maria Van Kerkhove , technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic at the World Health Organization said, "We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and ae...

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Supreme Court upholds exemption allowing employers to skip contraceptive coverage

Supreme Court upholds exemption allowing employers to skip contraceptive coverage

Perhaps the president will pay for that in November, but in the meantime, the Supreme Court left the door open for the fight to continue. The Administrative Procedure Act requires federal agenci...

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With COVID-19 raging, China reports suspected case of deadly bubonic plague

With COVID-19 raging, China reports suspected case of deadly bubonic plague

It is not yet clear how or why the patient might have become infected . Septicemic plague results from bubonic plague , which may cause severe health consequences, such as meningitis, endotoxic sh...

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World Health Organization monitoring China bubonic plague situation

World Health Organization monitoring China bubonic plague situation

A suspected case of bubonic plague has been confirmed by health authorities in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. If not treated, plague can be fatal in up to 90% of cases. Chinese authorities ha...

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American visitor to Nova Scotia tests positive for COVID-19

People who visited the residence last Tuesday also will be contacted for testing, Morrison added. "They are both close contacts of one of the cases reported yesterday, an individual who travelled to N...

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What to watch for in Tuesday's New Jersey primaries

What to watch for in Tuesday's New Jersey primaries

The Democrats' congressional campaign arm weighed in with a poll asserting Van Drew is vulnerable. Kennedy, who is married to former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, a member of the storied political ...

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Fauci says state of virus in US is ‘not good’

Fauci says state of virus in US is ‘not good’

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the resurgence in places like Texas , Florida , Arizona and California , where cases have skyrocketed at an ...

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Man cleared of HIV infection in combo drug treatment, preliminary reports say

Man cleared of HIV infection in combo drug treatment, preliminary reports say

Anti-retroviral therapy, also called ARVs, is a life-saving treatment for HIV patients. The missed 2020 target comes against the backdrop of more intersecting crises brought on by the coronavirus....

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Bubonic plague cases in China: Do we need to panic?

Bubonic plague cases in China: Do we need to panic?

The patient, who had recently visited an area known to be susceptible to the disease, has been quarantined at Urad Middle Banner hospital in Bayan Nur and is in stable condition, the local health co...

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