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United Nations countries call for equal access for all to coronavaccine

United Nations countries call for equal access for all to coronavaccine

All 193 countries of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) approved a resolution calling to prevent speculation on the future coronavirus vaccine and to ensure the accessibility of medicine...

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CDC: Poisonings from cleaners, disinfectants rose sharply in March

CDC: Poisonings from cleaners, disinfectants rose sharply in March

The agency recommends some common-sense precautions, including reading all labels thoroughly, ensuring adequate ventilation while cleaning, and never combining cleaning agents or chemicals. The CDC of...

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BC announces largest single day jump in COVID-19 cases since March

BC announces largest single day jump in COVID-19 cases since March

The recorded total of cases in B.C.is up to 1,824, with a recovery rate of 60 per cent. "Today, we are announcing 71 new cases, for a total of 1,795 cases in British Columbia". Two people have teste...

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Parkinson Says Long Term Care Facilities Need COVID-19 Testing, PPE Now

Parkinson Says Long Term Care Facilities Need COVID-19 Testing, PPE Now

Cuomo also said an additional 35 nursing home residents had died from COVID-19 since his Wednesday briefing. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today that nursing homes must immediately report the actions they ...

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Trudeau announces $1.1B COVID-19 research strategy

Trudeau announces $1.1B COVID-19 research strategy

The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took too long to roll out emergency support programs, and, as a result, many companies won't survive, says CFIB. 23, 2020. The new benefit and oth...

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Coronavirus kills 5-year-old child of Detroit firefighter, officer

Coronavirus kills 5-year-old child of Detroit firefighter, officer

Following two weeks on a ventilator, she passed away. There's sad news to report out of Detroit concerning coronavirus and a child. When doctors told Skylar's parents that their daughter was lik...

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Germany approves human trials of potential vaccine by Pfizer, BioNTech

Germany approves human trials of potential vaccine by Pfizer, BioNTech

In an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus , a number of countries have now approved vaccine trials in humans. According to Reuters, the vaccines are being developed by a Beijing-based ...

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Trump signs executive order to suspend immigration to United States for 60 days

Trump signs executive order to suspend immigration to United States for 60 days

It might be interesting to note that two out of Trump's three wives have been immigrants, and four out of his five children the offspring of immigrants. Democrats and immigrant advocates have criticis...

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Autopsy reveals eerie detail about when first virus cases occurred

Santa Clara County Executive Jeff Smith said the fact that several people were apparently infected " right around the beginning of February and late January " - and that two of them had passed away - ...

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First U.S. coronavirus deaths occurred in February, autopsies suggest

First U.S. coronavirus deaths occurred in February, autopsies suggest

Part of the issue was that Santa Clara County was only initially testing people with travel history, Cody explained. Two other people - a 69-year-old man who died on February 17 and a 70-year-o...

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Illinois Gov. Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through end of May

Illinois Gov. Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through end of May

Pritzker is expecting to sign the new executive order next week and it will go into effect on May 1 through May 30. "Make no mistake, IL has saved lives". Essential businesses and manufacturers wil...

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Coronavirus May Have Infected Hundreds of Thousands in LA County

Coronavirus May Have Infected Hundreds of Thousands in LA County

On the bright side, the study results also might suggest that the mortality rate linked to the novel coronavirus could, in fact, be lower than estimated. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 i...

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Two cats in NY state test positive for coronavirus

Two cats in NY state test positive for coronavirus

Cats can contract COVID-19, it has been revealed. The cats experienced a mild respiratory illness from the virus and are expected to recover. "There are several groups that are conducting investi...

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Trump signs immigration order featuring numerous exemptions

Trump signs immigration order featuring numerous exemptions

Democrats and immigrant advocates have criticized the new policy as an attempt to distract from Trump's response to the pandemic. While the order includes a number of exemptions, including for w...

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World Health Organization announces where coronavirus originated from

World Health Organization announces where coronavirus originated from

Speaking at a State Department news conference, Pompeo said Beijing had failed to report the outbreak in a timely manner and failed to report human-to-human transmission of the virus "for a month un...

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CDC chief Redfield 'misquoted' on 'fall coronavirus outbreak,' Trump says

CDC chief Redfield 'misquoted' on 'fall coronavirus outbreak,' Trump says

Both the flu and COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus , are afflictions of the respiratory system. While US President Donald Trump repeatedly tried to mediate Redfield's exchange with ...

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China to conduct clinical trials on Pakistani patients for covid-19 vaccine

According to the institute, 200 healthy people between the ages of 18 and 55 will be administered doses of the drug at the initial stage of the trial, while the second phase will be administered on hi...

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Coronavirus: English care home deaths may be double number thought

Coronavirus: English care home deaths may be double number thought

The reporting mechanism for such deaths is different from that used by hospitals and the data can take longer to pull together, because there are far more care homes than hospitals. This indicates the...

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Experts rebuff Trump on likely Covid-19 return

Experts rebuff Trump on likely Covid-19 return

But officials on the White House coronavirus task force have said the country will be better equipped to address a second outbreak, thanks in part to the development of treatments and surveillance eff...

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More COVID-19 deaths reported in Toronto long-term care homes

More COVID-19 deaths reported in Toronto long-term care homes

Ford has said he's been facing increasing pressure from businesses and even members of his own family to get people back to work, especially in light of new modelling released this week that sugge...

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FDA gives its first emergency approval to a do-it-yourself home coronavirus test

FDA gives its first emergency approval to a do-it-yourself home coronavirus test

Phil Murphy cited more testing as a benchmark necessary for the state's reopening. If authorized by a physician, LabCorp will ship a testing kit to their residences. The kit and associated costs, incl...

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UK Has ‘Reached the Peak’ of Coronavirus, Says Health Secretary

UK Has ‘Reached the Peak’ of Coronavirus, Says Health Secretary

The number of daily deaths of people with coronavirus in the United Kingdom has "flattened off", but there will be no "sudden fall away" in cases, Mr Whitty said. Ministers have a range of options a...

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Hydroxychloroquine Phase 3 Study Launching in the USA

Hydroxychloroquine Phase 3 Study Launching in the USA

Researchers based in SC and Virginia performed a retrospective analysis of data from patients hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in veterans hospitals until April 11. Meanwhile, an global g...

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Anti-malaria drug Trump touted as a coronavirus cure isn’t effective

Anti-malaria drug Trump touted as a coronavirus cure isn’t effective

The study examined retrospectively 368 COVID-19 patient cases at VA hospitals from March 9 through April 11. Taken together, the medicines were "associated with QTc prolongation in patients with C...

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United States green cards to be halted for 60 days, Trump says

United States green cards to be halted for 60 days, Trump says

Trump denied to reporters on Tuesday that he was taking advantage of the pandemic to restrict legal immigration , instead emphasizing the economic argument for protecting U.S. "That's a very import...

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Jake Tapper Smacks Down Bill de Blasio's Parade Idea

Jake Tapper Smacks Down Bill de Blasio's Parade Idea

Medical workers transport a patient outside of a special CCP virus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York City, on April 20, 2020. De Blasio unveiled the controversial scheme o...

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Trump says he'll help New York's Cuomo boost virus testing

Trump says he'll help New York's Cuomo boost virus testing

State officials in NY say they're confident the worst of the pandemic has passed, but speaking earlier Tuesday Cuomo said another 481 New Yorkers had died in the previous 24 hours. "We are better ...

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This Tool Uses Facebook Data To Predict Possible Coronavirus Outbreaks

This Tool Uses Facebook Data To Predict Possible Coronavirus Outbreaks

Carnegie Mellon University Associate Professor Ryan Tibshirani, who is part of the team, explained that if Facebook users report symptoms in their countries and the participation rate is similar to t...

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Alberta surpasses 3000 COVID-19 cases, Central numbers hold steady

Alberta surpasses 3000 COVID-19 cases, Central numbers hold steady

The virus is still with us. "We will need to keep following core elements of the public health for many months to come", Hinshaw said, adding that even as businesses open up in the coming months a b...

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Two Pet Cats Test Positive for COVID-19 in NY

Two Pet Cats Test Positive for COVID-19 in NY

Both had mild respiratory illness and are expected to make a full recovery. The feline also went outside, so it could have been in contact with an infected person in the neighborhood. The confirmatory...

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Coronavirus death earlier than thought

Coronavirus death earlier than thought

Dr. Ashish K. Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, tells CNN , "Somebody who died on February 6, they probably contracted that virus early to mid-January". "We did have a very unco...

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Ontario to test all long-term care residents, staff for COVID-19

Ford will be joined by Health Minister Christine Elliott and Minister of Long-Term Care Dr. Merrilee Fullerton for the 1 p.m. announcement. "We will begin by directing that the additional personnel ...

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United Kingdom coronavirus death toll may be 40 per cent higher than reported

United Kingdom coronavirus death toll may be 40 per cent higher than reported

The Office for National Statistic released data today for COVID-19 deaths for 2020 up to 10th April - including those not in hospitals. The Department of Health also feared a "significant rise" in...

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Two Coronavirus Deaths Confirmed Weeks Before The First Recorded U.S. Death

Two Coronavirus Deaths Confirmed Weeks Before The First Recorded U.S. Death

Another person who passed away in Santa Clara County on March 6 also died of the disease caused by the coronavirus , the medical examiner-coroner said in a statement . The third Santa Clara County r...

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Facebook Publishes First COVID-19 Maps

Facebook Publishes First COVID-19 Maps

This week, the company also released a mobility dashboard that aggregates information on people's movements from a conglomerate of private companies, as well as public resources like satellite imag...

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