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WHO to review biosecurity measures after Covid outbreak in Danish mink farms

The World Health Organization has said it will review biosecurity measures in mink farms across the globe, shortly after...

Unicef and WHO say Covid disruption has left 94 million without measles immunisation

Unicef and the World Health Organization have called for urgent action to prevent millions of avoidable child deaths from measles and polio by resuming...

WHO says coronavirus can be beaten — but prepare for the next pandemic now

The World Health Organization (WHO) shared three key messages with member states ahead of its 73rd World Health Assembly next week: Covid-19...

New study explains ‘long COVID’, or persistence of coronavirus symptoms

The COVID-19 pandemic is raging across the world, and a new study sheds light on why someone experiences “long COVID”, whereby people...

A coronavirus study in Germany offers hope for concertgoers

Researchers in Germany may have some good news for frustrated concertgoers around the world whose activities have been constrained by the spread of the...

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Victoria records no new coronavirus cases or deaths ahead of Melbourne restrictions announcement

Victoria has recorded no new coronavirus cases or deaths for an eighth consecutive day. Melbourne's 14-day case average has...

Texas poised to hit 1 million Covid-19 cases, the most in the nation

While the nation was focused Friday on the presidential election, Texas was quietly closing in on its 1 millionth case of Covid-19.

Germany registers 21,506 new Coronavirus cases

In Germany, the country’s disease control agency has registered 21,506 new infections over the last 24 hours, and 166 new deaths. With the...

Covid cases climb in battleground states as final presidential votes are counted

There was no election pause for the pandemic as a record number of new Covid-19 cases were reported Thursday, with many of the infections...

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Record number of Covid-19 cases in France for second day in a row

France has registered a new record number of coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, according to data...

Social distancing earlier could have saved over 59,000 lives in the US

More than 1 million US Covid-19 cases and more than 59,000 deaths could have been prevented by...

Illinois Governor Isolates After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker self-isolated Friday and was awaiting test results after learning that he may have...

Death row inmate granted reprieve over Covid-19 pandemic

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (R) has granted death row inmate Pervis Payne a temporary reprieve from execution...

Covid-19 infections could double in next month according to Harvard epidemiologist

Coronavirus infections could double over the next month as the virus continues to spread across the United States, Harvard...

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Unicef and WHO say Covid disruption has left 94 million without measles immunisation

Unicef and the World Health Organization have called for urgent action to prevent millions of avoidable child deaths from measles and polio by resuming...

New study explains ‘long COVID’, or persistence of coronavirus symptoms

The COVID-19 pandemic is raging across the world, and a new study sheds light on why someone experiences “long COVID”, whereby people...

Already, pharmaceutical companies’ predictions about Covid-19 vaccines haven’t come true

Over the past six months pharmaceutical companies have made various predictions about their Covid-19 vaccine timelines that have turned out not to...

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Why We Should Resist Over-Optimism About Covid-19 Vaccines

The world eagerly awaits a Covid-19 vaccine. In the United States, one quarter of Americans are inclined to delay resuming normal activities until a...

If restaurants go, what happens to cities?

By Aug. 31, more than 32,000 restaurants and 6,400 bars and nightspots that had been open on March 1 were marked closed...

Could Low Doses Of Radiation Raise COVID-19 Survival Rates?

The greater than 3% average case fatality rate of COVID-19 patients is quite large - by comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than...

Pregnant During Covid? Here’s What You Need To Know

One of the hardest things about living through the early stages of a pandemic is not yet knowing the full impacts of...

Four Reasons Why WHO Won’t Admit Coronavirus Is Airborne

Coronavirus spreads via droplets that are expelled into the air by an infected person, even if they only exhale. Many scientists believe...

How are other countries enduring the pandemic?

I thought I was hallucinating. I was sitting outside in the garden of my hotel in Liberia when a...

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Ireland-based airline Ryanair reported a loss of €197m (£178m) in the first half of the year.

Ireland-based airline Ryanair said it is preparing for a “hugely challenging” period to continue as it reported a loss of €197m (£178m) in the first half of the year. The low-cost carrier said it...

If restaurants go, what happens to cities?

By Aug. 31, more than 32,000 restaurants and 6,400 bars and nightspots that had been open on March 1 were marked closed...

China Tightens Restrictions On Australian Exports

China has stepped up trade restrictions against Australia, suspending imports of some timber and barley, the agriculture minister said Tuesday, amid tension...

Ireland-based airline Ryanair reported a loss of €197m (£178m) in the first half of the year.

Ireland-based airline Ryanair said it is preparing for a “hugely challenging” period to continue as it reported a loss of €197m (£178m)...

Disney World To Lay Off 11,000 Amid Pandemic

Walt Disney World says it plans to lay off more than 11,000 unionized workers because of the new coronavirus, bringing the total...

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Record number of Covid-19 cases in France for second day in a row

France has registered a new record number of coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, according to data...

Social distancing earlier could have saved over 59,000 lives in the US

More than 1 million US Covid-19 cases and more than 59,000 deaths could have been prevented by...

Illinois Governor Isolates After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker self-isolated Friday and was awaiting test results after learning that he may have...

Death row inmate granted reprieve over Covid-19 pandemic

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (R) has granted death row inmate Pervis Payne a temporary reprieve from execution...

Covid-19 infections could double in next month according to Harvard epidemiologist

Coronavirus infections could double over the next month as the virus continues to spread across the United States, Harvard...

Illinois Governor Isolates After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker self-isolated Friday and was awaiting test results after learning that he may have been exposed to the coronavirus during a...

Death row inmate granted reprieve over Covid-19 pandemic

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (R) has granted death row inmate Pervis Payne a temporary reprieve from execution until April 9, 2021, “due...

Covid-19 infections could double in next month according to Harvard epidemiologist

Coronavirus infections could double over the next month as the virus continues to spread across the United States, Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch predicted during an online...

A study of grocery store workers in Boston found one in five were infected, and most were asymptomatic

A study of grocery store employees in Boston found an alarmingly high rate of asymptomatic infection among workers, suggesting that grocery workers...

Researchers in Britain begin a trial of another possible Covid treatment: aspirin

Scientists in Britain have started a clinical trial of a cheap, commonly used drug — aspirin — to see whether the anti-inflammatory...

Denmark defends its plans to slaughter millions of farmed mink over fears of viral mutation

Officials in Denmark defended their decision to slaughter millions of farmed mink on Friday, stressing that they were acting cautiously out of...

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IMF approved US$370m loan program for Afghanistan

The loan aims to help stabilise the country’s economy, shore up its Covid-19 response and catalyse donor support, the IMF said in...

Lebanon sees record Covid-19 numbers as ICU beds in Syria’s Idlib exceed 80% capacity

Lebanon reported 2,142 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, which is the highest daily number of infections recorded since the beginning of...

Russia Says Coronavirus Deaths More Than Double Earlier Figure

Russia’s Federal Statistics Service said Friday 55,671 people have died with Covid-19 from April through September, more than double the direct toll...

Coronavirus tally soars in Arab countries

Health authorities in Libya, Palestine, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar on Friday registered more coronavirus cases and deaths.

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Illinois Governor Isolates After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker self-isolated Friday and was awaiting test results after learning that he may have been exposed to the coronavirus during a...

Death row inmate granted reprieve over Covid-19 pandemic

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (R) has granted death row inmate Pervis Payne a temporary reprieve from execution until April 9, 2021, “due...

A study of grocery store workers in Boston found one in five were infected, and most were asymptomatic

A study of grocery store employees in Boston found an alarmingly high rate of asymptomatic infection among workers, suggesting that grocery workers...

Governor warns of new restrictions in New Jersey, where the virus is surgingvvvvvvvv

A spike in cases in recent weeks has left New Jersey on the cusp of new restrictions meant to keep the coronavirus at bay,...

Europe News

Record number of Covid-19 cases in France for second day in a row

France has registered a new record number of coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the French Health...

Researchers in Britain begin a trial of another possible Covid treatment: aspirin

Scientists in Britain have started a clinical trial of a cheap, commonly used drug — aspirin — to see whether the anti-inflammatory...

Denmark defends its plans to slaughter millions of farmed mink over fears of viral mutation

Officials in Denmark defended their decision to slaughter millions of farmed mink on Friday, stressing that they were acting cautiously out of...

France reports record 60,486 new cases in last 24 hours

France registered a record 60,486 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, following the previous high of 58,046 on Thursday, health ministry data showed.