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     AN on-the-spot coronavirus test that gives results in 15 to 30 minutes is set to be rolled out globally. The rapid kits work in a similar way to a pregnancy test and display two blue lines when testing positive for Covid-19. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Brett Giroir,...
    By Rajesh Khanna, The Conversation Imagine being infected with a deadly virus that makes you impervious to pain. By the time you realize you are infected, it’s already too late. You have spread it far and wide. Recent findings in my lab suggest that this scenario may be one reason that people infected with SARS-CoV-2,...
    (CNN)The global Covid-19 death toll has crossed one million -- and the United States accounts for more than 20%.It took less than eight months to go from the first reported coronavirus-related death in Wuhan, China, on January 9 to a global death toll of 1,001,800 on early Tuesday morning, according to data from Johns Hopkins...
    LEIDEN, Netherlands (AP) — This is not the student life Iris Raats had hoped for when she was accepted at Leiden University to study law. With the coronavirus pandemic casting its long shadow over education in the Netherlands and around the world, most of her lectures are online and the vibrant social life in...
    Up to two dozen people in Britain could be deliberately infected with a weakened form of coronavirus as part of a trial to develop a vaccine against Covid-19. New York-based company Codagenix plans to begin experiments of its vaccine in London by the end of the year. The jab will be of a type called...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's government wants to restrict the size of parties to suppress the spread of the coronavirus in Germany, a draft resolution seen by Reuters ahead of a meeting between the chancellor and state premiers on Tuesday showed. Germany has fared better than many other European countries so far during the pandemic,...
    BERLIN, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Angela Merkel’s government wants to restrict the size of parties to suppress the spread of the coronavirus in Germany, a draft resolution seen by Reuters ahead of a meeting between the chancellor and state premiers on Tuesday showed. Germany has fared better than many other European countries so far during...
    Why do some people get more severe symptoms from coronavirus?What would you say to parents who are thinking of skipping flu shots for their kids?Can pool water chemicals be used as a sinus wash to kill the virus?These were some of the questions addressed by Dr. Anthony Cardillo in his latest Ask the Doctor session...
    House Democrats on Monday night unveiled a scaled-down $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid package in an attempt to revive long-stalled talks with the Trump administration on the measure. The package, $1.2 billion less than the version that passed the lower chamber in May, would include a second round of $1,200 checks to most Americans and...
    By JANIE HAR, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray costs, including surge prices on elastic and fabric that jumped dramatically due to the pandemic. The application process was simple and she qualified for a $5,000...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray costs, including surge prices on elastic and fabric that jumped dramatically due to the pandemic. The application process was simple and she qualified for a $5,000 “resiliency” grant, despite being a...
    House Democrats on Monday night unveiled a scaled-down $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid package in an attempt to revive long-stalled talks with the Trump administration on the measure. The package, $1.2 billion less than the version that passed the lower chamber in May, would include a second round of $1,200 checks to most Americans and bring...
            by Jonathan Mattise  NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A judge has ruled that Tennessee officials have to change the absentee ballot application again to reflect their promise to let voters cast mail ballots if someone in their household has an underlying health condition that makes them more susceptible to COVID-19. In her...
    SAN FRANCISCO – The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray costs, including surge prices on elastic and fabric that jumped dramatically due to the pandemic. The application process was simple and she qualified for a $5,000 “resiliency” grant, despite being a solo...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump heads into Tuesday's first crucial debate with Joe Biden recommitting to the failed strategy that ensured the Covid-19 disaster will be the defining legacy feature of his term.He is again ignoring world-renowned US government scientists, claiming a pandemic that is getting worse is almost over, demanding state openings that will make it...
    By practically every metric, California is steadily beating back the coronavirus pandemic. But officials are watching data that could suggest a second surge of the virus is on the way, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. As COVID-19 test positivity rates, hospitalizations and deaths have fallen, more than half of California’s counties have been allowed...
    (Reuters) - Here is a selection of quotes from world leaders and ordinary people about the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has now killed more than 1 million people. AUSTRALIA - Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Sept. 4: "In the absence of a vaccine, we may have to live this way for years." BRAZIL - President Jair...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s daily coronavirus increase was the lowest in about 50 days Tuesday as new infections trend lower. Many experts have warned, however, that the virus could spread again after this week’s traditional Chuseok autumn holidays, when people usually travel to visit their relatives. Health authorities have urged people to...
    SEOUL – South Korea’s daily coronavirus increase was the lowest in about 50 days Tuesday as new infections trend lower. Many experts have warned, however, that the virus could spread again after this week’s traditional Chuseok autumn holidays, when people usually travel to visit their relatives. Health authorities have urged people to refrain from traveling...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s daily coronavirus increase was the lowest in about 50 days Tuesday as new infections trend lower. Many experts have warned, however, that the virus could spread again after this week’s traditional Chuseok autumn holidays, when people usually travel to visit their relatives. Health authorities have urged people to...
    By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus forced 84-year-old Chung Seong-ran to do something new to celebrate South Korea's Thanksgiving holiday instead of being visited by her daughter. With a welfare worker's help, Chung sent a video greeting to her daughter for the first time in her life. “Please, always...
    NEW YORK -- The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders' resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work.More than 25,000 New Yorkers have died of COVID-19. Gov....
    NEW DELHI (AP) — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work. “It’s not just a number. It’s human beings....
    SEOUL – The coronavirus forced 84-year-old Chung Seong-ran to do something new to celebrate South Korea's Thanksgiving holiday instead of being visited by her daughter. With a welfare worker's help, Chung sent a video greeting to her daughter for the first time in her life. “Please, always wear masks and be vigilant! Mommy is eating...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus forced 84-year-old Chung Seong-ran to do something new to celebrate South Korea’s Thanksgiving holiday instead of being visited by her daughter. With a welfare worker’s help, Chung sent a video greeting to her daughter for the first time in her life. “Please, always wear masks and be vigilant!...
    NEW YORK -- The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders' resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work."It's not just a number. It's human beings. It's people...
    By Adam Geller and Risbah R. Jain | Associated Press NEW DELHI — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and...
    The Covid-19 pandemic that swept rapidly around the world over the last nine months didn't hit all countries or health systems equally.  Medical workers — some laboring in challenging conditions and without enough personal protective equipment  — said they've done their best to save as many patients as possible. Still, the death toll continues to...
    The coronavirus has killed over 1 million people worldwide since it was first documented in December – a staggering milestone in a pandemic that has raised more questions than answers. The highest death tolls come from the U.S., Brazil and India, according to Johns Hopkins University. Together they make up more than 40% of the...
    By ADAM GELLER and RISHABH R. JAIN, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported 1,397 new coronavirus cases on Monday, along with 11 more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. That brought the total number of Texas cases since tracking of the pandemic began in March to 739,743, with a death toll of 15,533, the Texas Department...
    By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a scaled-back $2.2 trillion aid measure Monday in an attempt to boost long-stalled talks on COVID-19 relief, though there was no sign of progress in continuing negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The latest Democratic measure would revive a...
    (CNN)More than 1 million people have died from the coronavirus worldwide, marking another milestone in the pandemic's brief but devastating history.The death toll from the coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, now stands at 1,000,555, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.The grim tally has been reached in less than nine months since the first death caused...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Joginder Chaudhary was his parents’ greatest pride, raised with the little they earned farming a half-acre plot in central India to become the first doctor from their village. For the coronavirus, though, he was just one more in a million. After the virus killed the 27-year-old Chaudhary in late July, his...
    Since outbreaks began at the end of 2019, the coronavirus has ripped through country after country, sickening more than 33 million people worldwide and killing over 1 million, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. The staggering death count reported Monday comes nine months after the first cases were reported in Wuhan, China. The...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a scaled-back $2.2 trillion aid measure Monday in an attempt to boost long-stalled talks on COVID-19 relief, though there was no sign of progress in continuing negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The latest Democratic measure would revive a $600-per-week pandemic jobless benefit and...
    By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is showing signs of a new surge of coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, warning of a potential third shutdown of businesses and more delays in school reopenings “if we're not vigilant.” Coronavirus-related hospitalizations have fallen more than 20% in the past two weeks...
    Over the past several months, there has been controversy over the way SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, travels from an infected person to others. While official guidance has often been unclear, some aerosol scientists and public health experts have maintained that the spread of the virus in aerosols traveling through the air at distances...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Monday night. Nirenberg reported 57,208 total COVID-19 cases...