Ohio governor tests positive for coronavirus ahead of meeting with Trump

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, an early advocate among Republicans of wearing masks and other pandemic precautions, tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned … Read More

Coronavirus: Africa now over 3M cases, but millions still untested

JOHANNESBURG — Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed one million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting the gaping lack of testing for … Read More

Coronavirus: CDC lifts travel warnings for 20 countries, Trump rescinds worldwide advisory

NEW YORK — The Trump administration on Thursday rescinded its warnings to Americans against all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying conditions no longer warrant a blanket worldwide … Read More

Coronavirus: CDC relaxes travel advice for about 20 countries

By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press Posted August 6, 2020 2:31 pm     Updated August 6, 2020 2:32 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Coronavirus: It’s possible U.S. will have vaccine before Nov. 3 election, Trump claims

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was possible the United States would have a coronavirus vaccine before the Nov. 3 election, a more optimistic forecast than … Read More

Scotland reimposes coronavirus lockdown in Aberdeen after ‘cluster’ of new cases

Officials in Scotland ordered bars, cafes and restaurants in the city of Aberdeen to close Wednesday, reimposing anti-virus restrictions after a cluster of 54 COVID-19 cases in the area was … Read More

Test results ‘inconclusive’ for North Korea’s 1st suspected coronavirus case: WHO

North Korea’s test results for a man suspected of being the country’s first coronavirus case were inconclusive, though authorities have quarantined more than 3,635 primary and secondary contacts, a World … Read More

Florida surpasses 500K coronavirus cases as testing resumes after tropical storm

Florida surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday as testing ramped up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias, state officials said. A long line of cars … Read More

Done properly, night curfews can be helpful in curbing coronavirus outbreaks, experts say

Night curfews have been implemented in various countries around the world to help curb novel coronavirus outbreaks. In Australia’s Victoria, a late night curfew was enforced in August for a … Read More

Drugmakers will have tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses by early 2021: Fauci

By Michael Erman and Jeff Mason Reuters Posted August 5, 2020 4:54 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Drugmakers will likely … Read More

Coronavirus: Testing in U.S. dropping as case count stays high, deaths rise

U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely … Read More

Coronavirus security restrictions enforced in Kashmir 1 year after autonomy was stripped

Authorities enforced security restrictions in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in a decision that set off anger and … Read More

U.S. health chief to visit Taiwan amid the coronavirus pandemic, likely angering China

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in four … Read More

Australia’s Queensland closes state border in attempt to stave off 2nd coronavirus wave

Australia’s Queensland state on Wednesday said it would close its border with New South Wales state to hold back a second wave of COVID-19, while the country’s second-largest city Melbourne … Read More

Novavax says its coronavirus vaccine produced immune response in small study

Novavax Inc said on Tuesday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced antibodies against the novel coronavirus and appears to be safe, according to initial data from a small, early-stage clinical trial. The … Read More

Don’t expect fully stocked shelves of Clorox disinfecting wipes until 2021: CEO

Grocery shelves won’t be fully stocked with Clorox’s disinfecting wipes until next year, CEO Benno Dorer told Reuters on Monday, as the world’s biggest cleaning products maker struggles with overwhelming … Read More

Face masks at home may be needed as U.S. battles coronavirus: task force head

The coronavirus is “extraordinarily widespread” in the United States and the growing number of infections into rural areas is raising the prospect that some may need to wear masks at … Read More

Melbourne declares disaster, enforces curfew as coronavirus cases spike

Victoria state, Australia‘s coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. Victoria Premier Daniel … Read More

Coronavirus cases worldwide jump another million in 4 days, surpass 18M in total

Coronavirus cases around the world jumped another million in yet another four-day period, surpassing 18 million cases late Sunday. According to public health data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, there … Read More

Data and demographics: Is the COVID-19 death rate lower in the developing world?

A report published in India in July revealed some worrying numbers on the prevalence of COVID-19 in some of Mumbai’s slums. It estimated that around 57 per cent of people … Read More

Debate begins on who gets the coronavirus vaccine first

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, … Read More

U.S. drops another $2.1B for doses of experimental coronavirus vaccine candidate

LONDON — Pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur have announced they will supply 100 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to the United States as governments buy up supplies … Read More

Mexico’s coronavirus chief ducks calls to resign as country’s death count overtakes U.K.

MEXICO CITY — The head of Mexico’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic has sidestepped calls to resign after Mexico’s death count rose to overtake the United Kingdom as the … Read More

Mexico now has 3rd most coronavirus deaths, as Vietnam struggles with new outbreak

Mexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind the United States and Brazil, while former success story Vietnam is struggling to control an outbreak spreading in … Read More

Coronavirus: UN food agency, Air Force to tackle hunger in Latin America

The head of the UN World Food Program says the COVID-19 crisis has dramatically increased the number of starving people in Latin America, which could trigger a refugee exodus to … Read More

Vietnam sees first 3 deaths from coronavirus thanks to growing outbreak

A third person died of coronavirus complications in Vietnam, officials said Saturday, a day after it recorded its first-ever death as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days … Read More

California reports its first coronavirus death of a child as fatalities soar

California health officials reported the state’s first coronavirus death of a child on Friday as the statewide tally of fatalities surpassed 9,000, saying the victim was a teenager who had other … Read More

Over 25,000 Americans died from coronavirus in July, as cases rose by 1.87M

U.S. coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally, dealing a crushing blow to hopes of … Read More

South Korea arrests head of religious sect linked to 36% of country’s coronavirus cases

South Korean authorities arrested the founder of a secretive Christian sect at the center of the country’s largest outbreak of COVID-19 infections on Saturday for allegedly hiding crucial information from … Read More

Fauci says he’s confident coronavirus vaccine will get to U.S. by 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that he remains confident that a coronavirus vaccine will be ready by early next year, telling lawmakers that a quarter-million Americans already … Read More

Eid al-Adha celebrations around the world impacted by coronavirus pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the Islamic hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid … Read More

From unemployed to overwhelmed, COVID-19 strains U.S. healthcare workers

The astonishing toll of COVID-19 in the United States is not limited to the number of cases and deaths. The pandemic has also led to record unemployment among an unlikely … Read More

U.S. election likely won’t be delayed, but officials warn results may be

A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November’s presidential race on election night. But that doesn’t mean the results will … Read More

Coronavirus cases hit 17 million worldwide after setting new single-day record

Worldwide coronavirus cases surpassed 17 million late Wednesday, just hours before the six-month anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global health emergency. According to public health data … Read More

Mask debate reaches peak in U.S. Congress after member tests positive for coronavirus

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Capitol officials issued broad new mask requirements Wednesday after a Republican member of Congress tested positive for the coronavirus. The member, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, often … Read More

North Korea inspects border after defector returns from South with coronavirus symptoms

North Korea’s nominal head of state inspected the locked down border town Kaesong after a defector suspected of having the coronavirus returned from South Korea, said state media, signaling serious … Read More

California, Texas, Florida set new daily records for COVID-19 deaths

California, Florida and Texas, the three largest U.S. states, all set one-day records for fatalities from COVID-19 on Wednesday, a Reuters tally showed, and the Miami-area school district said students … Read More

Trump backs doctor who believes in COVID-19 cure and ‘demon sperm’

Dr. Stella Immanuel, one of the “very respected doctors” who backed U.S. President Donald Trump‘s disproven theory about hydroxychloroquine, also believes that dream sex with demons will make you sick. Immanuel … Read More

Australia sends emergency medical teams to coronavirus-ravaged nursing homes

Australia has sent defense and emergency medical teams, usually deployed to disaster zones, to aged care homes in the city of Melbourne to help contain the country’s worst outbreak of … Read More

Latinos hit hardest by U.S. coronavirus surge as 5 states report record deaths

Five U.S. states in the South and West reported one-day records for coronavirus deaths on Tuesday and cases in Texas passed the 400,000 mark as California health officials said Latinos … Read More

Latinos hit hardest by U.S. coronavirus surge as 6 states report record deaths

A half-dozen U.S. states in the South and West reported one-day records for coronavirus deaths on Tuesday and cases in Texas passed the 400,000 mark as California health officials said … Read More

Hong Kong leader warns city on brink of ‘large-scale’ coronavirus outbreak

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a large-scale outbreak of the coronavirus and urged people to stay indoors as much as possible … Read More

Dogs might be able to sniff out COVID-19, study suggests

With just one week of training, a pack of dogs in Germany has learned how to detect COVID-19 in human samples. Researchers with a German veterinary university trained eight dogs … Read More

Trump renews claims unproven anti-malaria drug treats COVID-19, challenges Fauci

WASHINGTON — A week after appearing to project a more serious tone about the coronavirus, President Donald Trump is back to pushing unproven claims that an anti-malaria drug is an … Read More

Coronavirus is causing 10,000 more children to die of hunger per month globally: UN

The lean season is coming for Burkina Faso’s children. And this time, the long wait for the harvest is bringing a hunger more ferocious than most have ever known. That … Read More

Vietnam locks down 3rd-largest city to travel as new coronavirus cases spread

Vietnam has suspended all flights to and from Da Nang for 15 days after at least 14 cases of the novel coronavirus had been detected in the city, the government … Read More

Global coronavirus cases are on the rise. But not everywhere.

The world is seeing an uptick in novel coronavirus cases. So far, 16.3 million people have been infected with the virus across the globe while 650,918 people have died, according … Read More

Around 80,000 people flee Vietnamese city after new coronavirus cases emerge

About 80,000 people, mostly local tourists, are being evacuated from the popular Vietnamese beach city of Da Nang after more than a dozen people there were confirmed to have COVID-19, … Read More

North Korea declares emergency in border town over suspected coronavirus case

SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared an emergency and a lockdown in a border town after a person suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus returned … Read More

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