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7/4/2020

A tale of 2 pandemics: Why people are protesting despite COVID-19 risks


A tale of 2 pandemics: Why people are protesting despite COVID-19 risksMass protests after George Floyd’s death in police custody have sparked concerns that the gatherings may lead to a second wave of coronavirus infections.



Trump praises success against coronavirus in states that are seeing cases spike


Trump praises success against coronavirus in states that are seeing cases spike“Look at what’s going in Florida, it’s incredible,” Trump said at one point. “The job the governor of Florida’s done, it’s incredible. The numbers they’re doing ... you gotta open it up.” Much like Florida, Georgia has had the integrity of its coronavirus numbers questioned.



Nation 'not prepared' for next pandemic


Nation 'not prepared' for next pandemicAt a congressional hearing, Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the CDC, issued stark warnings about the potential for future pandemics.



Coronavirus cases are climbing again in the South and the West. Will crowded protests spark bigger outbreaks?


Coronavirus cases are climbing again in the South and the West. Will crowded protests spark bigger outbreaks?As people across all 50 states continue to gather to protest police brutality and systemic racism, the question is whether this will spark a COVID-19 resurgence right when the U.S. seemed to be getting its epidemic under control.



Counties in Florida, Iowa worry CDC as emerging coronavirus 'areas of concern'


Counties in Florida, Iowa worry CDC as emerging coronavirus 'areas of concern'A document created by the CDC and reviewed by Yahoo News lists nine counties and one city with rising infection levels, many in states that have eased lockdown restrictions.



Pence hails 'remarkable progress' on COVID-19 as new cases surge in many states


Pence hails 'remarkable progress' on COVID-19 as new cases surge in many statesVice President Mike Pence hailed “remarkable progress” toward returning the nation to normalcy at the first public briefing of the coronavirus task force in nearly two months on Friday, a day the U.S. saw a new high for coronavirus cases recorded.



New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: Two-thirds of Americans say masks should be mandatory, siding with Biden over Trump


New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: Two-thirds of Americans say masks should be mandatory, siding with Biden over TrumpAs coronavirus case counts soar, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that two-thirds of Americans now share Joe Biden’s position on masks — even as Republicans, and President Trump, continue to oppose it.  



CDC maps show Florida's deepening coronavirus crisis, as state shatters daily case record


CDC maps show Florida's deepening coronavirus crisis, as state shatters daily case recordThe Sunshine State reported nearly 9,000 new cases on Friday as its death toll ticked over 3,400.



In face of pandemic, Trump pushes Obamacare repeal


In face of pandemic, Trump pushes Obamacare repealIf the health care program is overturned by the Supreme Court, millions of Americans could lose their insurance coverage.



Beto O'Rourke thinks Texas is 'Biden's to lose'


Beto O'Rourke thinks Texas is 'Biden's to lose'Although his presidential bid failed to gain traction, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke came within a hair of becoming a senator from Texas in 2018 and performed better than any Democrat in a statewide race in nearly 30 years. 



New U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass peak set in April as states rethink strategy


New U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass peak set in April as states rethink strategyStates stretching from Florida to California are seeing record highs in cases as hospitals begin to fill up and Republican governors urge the use of masks.



As COVID cases fall in Europe, calls to ban travel from America rise. What the EU got right about controlling coronavirus.


As COVID cases fall in Europe, calls to ban travel from America rise. What the EU got right about controlling coronavirus.The potential ban not only underscores how much worse the U.S. outbreak has gotten in recent days. It also highlights how much better the EU is currently doing than the U.S. But why?



Trump didn't order testing slowdown, Fauci says


Trump didn't order testing slowdown, Fauci saysPresident Trump did not order a slowdown in coronavirus testing because he wanted to depress the nation’s infection rate, top officials of the White House coronavirus task force, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, said in congressional testimony on Tuesday.



Trump denies he joked about wanting to slow COVID-19 testing: 'I don't kid'


Trump denies he joked about wanting to slow COVID-19 testing: 'I don't kid'The White House insisted President Trump was kidding when he told supporters at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., over the weekend that he wanted coronavirus testing in the United States slowed down in order to halt the country's mounting case count. The president said he was not.



Trump draws fire for saying he wanted coronavirus testing slowed down


Trump draws fire for saying he wanted coronavirus testing slowed downPresident Trump drew harsh criticism this weekend for his flippant remarks about the coronavirus at a Tulsa, Okla., rally.



Trump back in rally form in Tulsa, but the promised crowd doesn't show


Trump back in rally form in Tulsa, but the promised crowd doesn't showPresident Trump’s reelection campaign got off to a rocky start Saturday, with a rally in Tulsa, Okla., that he had hoped would draw a much larger audience than the one that showed up.



As businesses reopen and shoppers return, coronavirus is rebounding, but government isn't tracking retail-based outbreaks


As businesses reopen and shoppers return, coronavirus is rebounding, but government isn't tracking retail-based outbreaksWith states reopening, shoppers are returning to malls and stores, prompting public health officials to point to rebounding coronavirus cases in some regions. Yet despite the continued risk, there is no system in place for tracking whether these establishments have been involved in an outbreak.



More than 2 weeks after start of nationwide protests, little sign of COVID spike, but officials remain cautious


More than 2 weeks after start of nationwide protests, little sign of COVID spike, but officials remain cautiousWhen protests started after the killing of George Floyd, health experts worried they could spark outbreaks of the coronavirus. There is little evidence that has happened, though officials caution it is far too early to draw conclusions. 



Police killings have 'exacted a trauma' on Black community, top CDC official says


Police killings have 'exacted a trauma' on Black community, top CDC official saysA top federal official charged with addressing racial disparities in health outcomes in the coronavirus pandemic acknowledged that police killings of Black Americans also pose a public health threat.



The emerging face of COVID: Younger patients, more cases, but fewer deaths


The emerging face of COVID: Younger patients, more cases, but fewer deathsCase counts are climbing in more than 20 states. But so far COVID-19 death counts have not been climbing along with them. Is that because patients are starting to skew younger?



Has the U.S. given up on containing the coronavirus?


Has the U.S. given up on containing the coronavirus?States across the country are lifting lockdown restrictions at the same time as the number of coronavirus cases are on the rise in many places. Is America accepting that it's lost the fight to contain the pandemic?



Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. coronavirus cases 'have stabilized'


Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. coronavirus cases 'have stabilized'Even as Vice President Mike Pence wrote that U.S. coronavirus cases "have stabilized," the CDC circulated a document warning that infections have increased more than 18 percent.



Biden, in fiery speech, goes after Trump's coronavirus response


Biden, in fiery speech, goes after Trump's coronavirus responseAn impassioned former Vice President Joe Biden hammered the president’s coronavirus response in a speech Wednesday, lambasting Donald Trump’s recent remarks suggesting that cases would go down if the country stopped testing.



Doctors, mayors plead for mask enforcement as COVID-19 cases continue to spike


Doctors, mayors plead for mask enforcement as COVID-19 cases continue to spikeThe city council in Montgomery, Ala., voted down a mask enforcement ordinance Tuesday night, while letters were sent to the governors of Arizona and Texas.



People of color account for majority of coronavirus infections, new CDC study says


People of color account for majority of coronavirus infections, new CDC study saysAfrican-Americans and Latinos are vastly overrepresented when it comes to coronavirus infections, according to an analysis released by the Centers for Disease Control on Monday morning. 



Administration officials back away from promise of vaccine by the New Year


Administration officials back away from promise of vaccine by the New YearA month after President Trump announced Operation Warp Speed, administration officials are offering no guarantees the project will meet its goal of 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by January.



Trump's Tulsa rally will be held indoors despite Oklahoma's record spike in COVID-19 cases


Trump's Tulsa rally will be held indoors despite Oklahoma's record spike in COVID-19 casesThe Trump campaign said Tuesday it would stick with its plan for a giant indoor rally in Tulsa — on the same day the Centers for Disease Control reported that Oklahoma showed a 7.7 percent increase in COVID-19 cases, the highest in the country.



Trump on coronavirus: 'If we stop testing right now, we'd have very few cases, if any.' Why he's dangerously wrong.


Trump on coronavirus: 'If we stop testing right now, we'd have very few cases, if any.' Why he's dangerously wrong.Florida has certainly been finding more cases. On June 1, Florida’s seven-day average stood at 726 cases per day. As of June 15, it had more than doubled to 1,775. However, Florida has been conducting roughly the same average number of COVID-19 tests every day for the last month.



West Virginia sees coronavirus outbreaks in churches


West Virginia sees coronavirus outbreaks in churchesLess than a month after President Trump urged churches to reopen, West Virginia has reported a significant number of coronavirus outbreaks linked to houses of worship.



Coronavirus warnings ratchet up in Tulsa ahead of Trump rally as cases surge


Coronavirus warnings ratchet up in Tulsa ahead of Trump rally as cases surgeThe city's paper and public health director have urged the president to postpone his rally scheduled for June 20.



Hillary Clinton knocks Trump's liability waiver for Oklahoma rally


Hillary Clinton knocks Trump's liability waiver for Oklahoma rallyClinton chided Trump’s campaign for resuming large rallies amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and obliging those seeking tickets to his first event to sign a liability waiver.



Coronavirus infections appear to spike in U.S. even as they decline elsewhere


Coronavirus infections appear to spike in U.S. even as they decline elsewhereWhile many countries are seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases, infections in the United States appear to be spiking, according to documents obtained by Yahoo News.



Trump administration 'flying blind' without coronavirus race data, says testing czar


Trump administration 'flying blind' without coronavirus race data, says testing czarA top public health official in the Trump administration acknowledged Tuesday that no national coronavirus response for underserved communities is possible until laboratories that perform diagnostic testing begin to collect race-specific data.



Former FDA commissioner sees 'a lot of risk' of 2nd coronavirus wave


Former FDA commissioner sees 'a lot of risk' of 2nd coronavirus waveDr. Scott Gottlieb told Yahoo News' “Skullduggery” podcast that he is worried Americans are on track to confront a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.



Only 14 states are seeing coronavirus declines


Only 14 states are seeing coronavirus declinesAs reopening plans either stall or move forward slowly, the vast majority of states have not been able to drive down their infection rates, according to an internal HHS map obtained by Yahoo News.



As coronavirus surges, Fox News shifts its message on masks


As coronavirus surges, Fox News shifts its message on masksHowever haltingly and incompletely, the president’s favorite news outlet has started to acknowledge that the coronavirus is a far graver threat than even Trump will acknowledge.



Trump again touts good news on COVID: It's going away by itself. (Someday. He hopes.)


Trump again touts good news on COVID: It's going away by itself. (Someday. He hopes.)As the United States crossed 50,000 new daily cases, the president repeated a line he’s used for months: The virus will just disappear — eventually.



Arizona tells Pence it needs additional 500 health care workers as COVID-19 cases soar


Arizona tells Pence it needs additional 500 health care workers as COVID-19 cases soarArizona Gov. Doug Ducey told Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday that the state needed an additional 500 health care workers as the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to set records there.



Racial and economic inequality are supercharging the coronavirus surge in states like California


Racial and economic inequality are supercharging the coronavirus surge in states like CaliforniaCalifornia locked down aggressively and never dismissed the threat. Yet now it’s being mentioned in the same breath as Florida, Arizona and Texas, states suffering new outbreaks. What went wrong?



Federal government runs out of free face masks; TSA also 'susceptible' to shortages


Federal government runs out of free face masks; TSA also 'susceptible' to shortagesAn initiative to provide Americans with free face coverings has run out of supplies, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.



Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masks


Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masksAs the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage large swaths of the U.S., leading Republicans and even some right-wing TV personalities have come out in favor of wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus.



Can the developing world endure the coronavirus?


Can the developing world endure the coronavirus?For the first few months of the pandemic, the worst impacts were concentrated in rich countries. Recently, the number of cases in developing countries that may be vulnerable to severe outbreaks has increased.



Biden says Trump has 'surrendered' in fight against coronavirus


Biden says Trump has 'surrendered' in fight against coronavirusPresumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday that President Trump has “surrendered” in the fight against the coronavirus as new cases skyrocket in the U.S.



CDC map: More than 30 states are open despite having 'zero' days of decreasing coronavirus cases


CDC map: More than 30 states are open despite having 'zero' days of decreasing coronavirus casesAn internal map from the CDC shows that as many as 32 states are not seeing any decreases in coronavirus cases, and positive lab test results have jumped to nearly 8 percent nationwide.



'We are not ready for the 2nd wave,' warn national security Democrats


'We are not ready for the 2nd wave,' warn national security DemocratsUsing their expertise in military or intelligence services to compensate for what they see as President Trump’s deficient handling of the crisis, national security Democrats have enjoined their Republican counterparts to refocus on the pandemic. 



As COVID spikes again in some states, bars are shuttered and faces covered


As COVID spikes again in some states, bars are shuttered and faces coveredLocal leaders are rolling back reopenings, issuing mandates for wearing masks and closing down some beaches in advance of the Fourth of July holiday.



As coronavirus spreads to people under 40, it's making them sicker — and for longer — than once thought


As coronavirus spreads to people under 40, it's making them sicker — and for longer — than once thoughtOnce assumed to be safe from the dangers of COVID-19, younger adults share their prolonged struggles with the disease.



As Texas coronavirus cases surge, Pence attends megachurch service


As Texas coronavirus cases surge, Pence attends megachurch serviceVice President Mike Pence peeled off his White House-branded mask and smiled at a crowd of thousands Sunday morning. Yet he wasn’t technically headlining a political rally — he was at church in a state that has seen a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases.



Americans confront 'very scary' next phase of coronavirus pandemic as new infections spike across the South


Americans confront 'very scary' next phase of coronavirus pandemic as new infections spike across the SouthCalling the recent surge in coronavirus cases in states like Florida, Texas and Arizona “very scary,” Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel said she fears the virus will continue to flare up in communities around the country throughout the summer.



Citing 'irrational fears' of killer pandemic, Republicans fight face masks in Congress


Citing 'irrational fears' of killer pandemic, Republicans fight face masks in CongressThe face mask culture war arrived in full force on Capitol Hill on Friday when a bitter dispute erupted in a congressional hearing room, with Republicans refusing to wear face coverings and Democrats insisting that they do so. 



Coronavirus gives global doctors' group a new frontier: US nursing homes


As a coordinator and communicator with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), Heather Pagano has worked in Liberia helping communities fight Ebola; with refugees in Nigeria fleeing conflict; and in South Sudan, where violence has forced millions of people out of their homes.

Young people are throwing coronavirus parties with a payout when one gets infected, official says


Some young people in Alabama are throwing Covid-19 parties, a disturbing competition where people who have coronavirus attend and the first person to get infected receives a payout, local officials said.

Quarantine hotel sex scandal linked to coronavirus outbreak in Australian city of Melbourne


Australian officials have launched a judicial inquiry amid allegations a fresh coronavirus outbreak in the state of Victoria was sparked by some contracted workers not following protocols at a hotel used to quarantine international arrivals -- including reportedly having sex with people under lockdown.

The kid next door: Neighborhood friendships on a comeback amid the coronavirus pandemic


As the weather has warmed in my Midwestern town, my neighborhood is full of children on bicycles pretending to be riding through the Wild West. I can't walk down the sidewalk without stepping on chalk drawings or hopscotch boards. There are children jumping rope and playing ball. In the eight years I've lived here, I've never witnessed this before. As a clinical psychologist who studies children's friendships, I am fascinated by this development.

As coronavirus cases skyrocket, US marks July Fourth with pleas for people to skip the parties


After a week of skyrocketing coronavirus cases in the United States, officials are issuing a stark warning this July Fourth: Skip the parties.

Reopening the economy doesn't mean Covid-19 is getting better. It just shifts more responsibility to you


It's easy to fall into a false sense of security now that states have reopened. And many are already paying the price.

Latin America sees half of all new Covid-19 infections as health systems flounder


At the end of April, video emerged from the main hospital in the Brazilian city of Manaus of bodies lined up in corridors, the victims of a sudden surge in the coronavirus. At the same time, the city began digging mass graves for hundreds of people who'd not even had the chance of treatment.

If the United States were my patient: We aren't ready to celebrate yet


Back in the middle of May, I wrote an essay titled "If the United States were my patient," pondering what it would be like if the United States were a flesh-and-blood person who had gotten sick with coronavirus.

A 24-year-old Covid-19 survivor is celebrating a different kind of independence this July 4th


On Saturday, as people across the country celebrate America's independence, Shakell Avery will celebrate a different kind of freedom.

Military vets and fireworks: It's a complicated relationship


While the Fourth of July can be likened to one of America's biggest street parties — at least in pre-pandemic times — our celebration of the sacrifices made by our nation's warriors can cause intensely painful trauma reactions for some who fight our wars.

US reports over 50,000 new coronavirus cases for third straight day


As Americans find some beaches closed and Fourth of July fireworks scarce, authorities fear the holiday weekend may worsen the already ravaging coronavirus pandemic.

Think of these babies the next time you question wearing a mask


My twin boys were supposed to be born in June, but they had other plans. I went into early labor in March, just as the coronavirus was sweeping into my hometown of Atlanta.

Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US



Happy Birthday, America. Get Well Soon.



The US, Brazil and others lifted lockdowns early. These charts show just how deadly that decision was


Patience in lifting coronavirus restrictions is paying off all over the world, but lifting lockdowns too early can have deadly consequences.

These are the states requiring people to wear masks when out in public



How to celebrate a fun Fourth of July at home


A combination of factors could make the Fourth of July a "perfect storm" of coronavirus infections, warned one doctor -- but only for those who don't choose to safely navigate the holiday weekend.

Pets and fireworks: how to keep your animals calm and safe on July 4


Fireworks explode like magnified gunfire in the exquisitely sensitive ears of many of our pets.

Study finds hydroxychloroquine may have boosted survival, but other researchers have doubts


A surprising new study found the controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine helped patients better survive in the hospital. But the findings, like the federal government's use of the drug itself, were disputed.

An 11-year-old boy is Florida's youngest person to die from Covid-19 complications


An 11-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County has died from Covid-19 complications, according to the Florida Department of Health, making him the youngest person in the state of Florida to die from the disease.

Coronavirus vaccines: 'Encouraging' early data for some, a trial delay for another and more research ahead


Scientists around the world are racing to develop Covid-19 vaccines and there's news almost daily about steps forward -- this week, there was "encouraging" preliminary data for some vaccine candidates and word from top health officials that the United States could be on track to have a vaccine by the end of the year.

Study confirms new version of coronavirus spreads faster, but doesn't make people sicker


A global study has found strong evidence that a new form of the coronavirus has spread from Europe to the US. The new mutation makes the virus more likely to infect people but does not seem to make them any sicker than earlier variations of the virus, an international team of researchers reported Thursday.

Hospitals face 'an explosion of Covid' and signs of another surge as coronavirus case numbers climb


Inside a Houston hospital partly transformed into a coronavirus specialty unit, one doctor says he expects to reach capacity in the next 14 days.

You asked, we're answering: Your top coronavirus questions



At least 152 coronavirus cases linked to Michigan bar


At least 152 cases of coronavirus are linked to a bar in East Lansing, Michigan, health officials said.

School bus drivers excited and scared as school year approaches


School bus drivers are about to begin a school year unlike any they've ever experienced.

Indoor vs. outside dining: Which restaurant tables are safer?


Americans are flocking to their favorite restaurants again, especially those that have set up outdoor and indoor seating that follows the rules of social distancing.

He posted his regrets over attending a party in California. The next day, he died of coronavirus


A Southern California man who tested positive for coronavirus after attending a party expressed his fear and regret a day before he died.

Why Texas is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases


In the past week, the state has seen upwards of 6,000 new cases every day and hospitals are reaching capacity.

Coronavirus: Fauci warns of 100,000 US cases per day


The US infection rate is surging, with over 40,000 people currently infected each day.

Coronavirus: Six months that changed our world


A look back at how Covid-19 has swept the globe and altered the world in the course of six months.

Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine trial to restart


The UK's regulator says testing of the controversial anti-malarial drug can be resumed.

Hebei: China locks down 400,000 people after virus spike near Beijing


It is a small spike in Hebei near Beijing but enough for officials to reinstate a strict lockdown.

Coronavirus: Survivors 'at risk of PTSD'


Leading doctors call for regular check ups of those who have been treated in hospital.

Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China


The new strain, scientists say, is carried by pigs but can infect humans and requires close monitoring.

Coronavirus: Worst could be yet to come, WHO warns


The pandemic "is not even close to being over", the World Health Organization's chief says.

Coronavirus: Swift and dangerous turn in Texas cases, says governor


The governor says 5,000 people are being diagnosed with the virus as Texans are told to wear masks.

Singapore hands out coronavirus tracing devices


The government's TraceTogether tokens are aimed at people who do not have smartphones.

Coronavirus: Taxi drivers 'unprotected' against Covid-19


Industry leaders say they have been working without "adequate protection and guidance".

Coronavirus: Tracers ask over 100,000 to self-isolate


The close contacts of people who test positive are being traced by new NHS service in England.

Coronavirus: What is the true death toll of the pandemic?


Far more people have died during the coronavirus pandemic than official Covid-19 data can account for

Coronavirus: What is dexamethasone and how does it work?


A cheap steroid is hailed a big breakthrough in the treatment of seriously ill Covid-19 patients.

Coronavirus: Has a second wave of infections hit Iran?


Iran was one of the worst affected countries early on, so is the virus flaring up again?

Coronavirus: Could social distancing of less than two metres work?


The government has said it will be possible to relax the 2m social distancing from 4 July - but is it safe to do so?

Coronavirus: What is the k number and can superspreading be stopped?


Identifying superspreading events could be crucial in the fight against the virus, scientists say.

Coronavirus: 'I'm high risk but made a full recovery'


Positive stories from people considered at high risk who have made a full recovery from coronavirus.

Coronavirus: One week in one hospital


The BBC has been given unprecedented access to a hospital in the heart of London, for one week.

Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation


A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arson and deaths - and the potential for even greater indirect harm.

Coronavirus: What's going wrong in Sweden's care homes?


Swedish healthcare is under scrutiny over the high rate of Covid-19 deaths in care homes.

Coronavirus bites into Australia's bushfire recovery


Some tourist towns had barely survived fires when the virus hit, and locals say they are struggling.

Coronavirus and Antarctica: 'Isolated within isolation'


Why the people on the only continent without a recorded case of coronavirus are in lockdown.

Coronavirus lockdown around the world in pictures


Restrictions ease in some countries but the World Health Organization warns infections could rise.

Coronavirus: Will we ever shake hands again?


Will Covid-19 make handshakes a relic of the past? If so, what might that mean about the future of human touch and interaction?

Coronavirus: The health advice that is misleading or worse


There's still plenty of dangerous and untested medical advice circulating online.

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Is lockdown good for your heart?


Why do fewer people seem to be having heart attacks and strokes? One theory is that the lockdown lifestyle is healthy.

Coronavirus: How long does it take to recover?


Recovery from Covid-19 can be a lengthy process, depending on how seriously people get the virus.

Coronavirus: What are the risks for children?


Children seem to be at low risk from the disease, but can they still spread it?

Why the WHO got caught between China and Trump


President Trump has been critical - but what do others think of the "global guardian of public health"?

Coronavirus England lockdown easing: 'Nobody believes this is a risk-free step'


England's chief medical officer says lifting lockdown restrictions is "a reasonable package of risks".

Lockdown rules: How to keep your guests safe from Covid-19


How to keep your guests safe when they come round to visit during a global pandemic?

Coronavirus: Protest, rally or eating out - Where is riskier?


Dr Georges Benjamin breaks down the risks of going into crowds and how best to protect yourself.

999 Cenotaph: Planned Emergency Services Memorial updated to include PPE


The six-figure sculpture to celebrate emergency services is planned for central London in 2023.

Coronavirus: Immunity may be more widespread than tests suggest


A Swedish study found twice as many people had protective T-cells as tested positive for antibodies.

Coronavirus: US buys nearly all of Gilead's Covid-19 drug remdesivir


The US will acquire almost all the next three months' production of the drug from Gilead.

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