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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

By MARCELO DE SOUSA and DAVID BILLER RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia. “I’m well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can’t due to medical recommendationS,” Bolsonaro said. The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds,...
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After testing positive for Covid-19, Florida Democ...

After testing positive for Covid-19, Florida Democratic state Rep. Shevrin Jones shares his experience with contact tracers in Florida as cases continue to surge.
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Operation Warp Speed commits $1.6 billion to Covid-19 vaccine maker Novavax

"Operation Warp Speed," the federal government's Covid-19 vaccine program, on Tuesday announced the largest government Covid-19 vaccine contract to date -- a $1.6 billion contract with Novavax, a Maryland biotech company.
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New technique evaluates connectivity of brain networks in COVID-19 patients

Many patients with severe coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19) remain unresponsive after surviving critical illness.
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Overwhelmed Southern California transferring coronavirus patients to Bay Area hospitals

The calls have been relentless. This patient needed to be flown by plane to the Bay Area for care — did he have a crew? That patient was awaiting transfer by helicopter to Santa Barbara for treatment. Could they swing it? “Everyone’s tired because this has been going on for so long,” said Sergio Cardenas, a longtime flight nurse who now serves as Reach Air Medical Services’ program director in Imperial County, a swath of agricultural land wedged into the southeast corner of the state against Mex...
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Spain's coronavirus antibodies study adds evidence against herd immunity

Spain's large-scale study on the coronavirus indicates just 5% of its population has developed antibodies, strengthening evidence that a so-called herd immunity to Covid-19 is "unachievable," the medical journal the Lancet reported on Monday.
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Research suggests protective effect of influenza vaccine against COVID-19 severity and mortality

A new study involving over 92,000 patients with COVID-19 in Brazil shows that the odds of severe disease, ventilatory support requirement, and death are reduced with a recent trivalent flu vaccine. This seems to indicate that these vaccines should be used as widely as possible to reduce the risk of severe COVID-19, especially among high-risk groups. The study is published on the preprint server medRxiv* in June 2020.
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Florida topped 200,000 coronavirus cases as nation marked a different July 4th

Florida surpassed 200,000 cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, following the Fourth of July holiday during which the state recorded its most cases reported in a single day.
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CBC Windsor July 5 COVID-19 update: 9 new cases reported today

There are now 1,665 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex County, an increase of nine cases over yesterday.Two of the new cases are in the agri-farm sector, four are community based and three are still under investigation.There have been 995 resolved cases of COVID-19. The number of deaths caused by the virus remains unchanged at 68.562 people with positive cases of the virus are currently in self-isolation and five are hospitalized. Riverside Place in Windsor is the latest long-term care...
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Coronavirus, policing reforms are topics of Rep. Brad Sherman’s town hall, July 7

  Protestors gathered in front of the LAUSD school district headquarters calling for the defunding of the LAUSD school police Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The protest took place as school board members considered a resolution to reduce or eliminate the school police budget. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) holds his eighth coronavirus-related telephone town hall, 7-8 p.m. July 7. Sherman will be joined by medical experts to discuss latest u...
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Some celebrated July 4th virtually while others packed beaches despite Covid-19 surge

Parts of the country marked a very different Independence Day this year, with many celebrations going virtual or canceled amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
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The Latest: After lockdown, cases up in Australian state

MELBOURNE, Australia — The hard-hit Australian state of Victoria has recorded 74 new coronavirus cases after announcing a record 108 new infections on Saturday.The Saturday increase resulted in state Premier Daniel Andrews announcing a lockdown of nine inner-city public housing blocks containing 3,000 people, where 27 cases have been detected.Police are guarding every entrance of the housing estates and residents are not allowed to leave their homes for any reason.Andrews said the residents will...
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Pandemic behavioral health tips from a psychiatrist [PODCAST]

“The unparalleled and pervasive nature of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic has touched all of us in some way. There is limited, albeit growing, research on the mental health effects of disasters.  A recent review article pointed out the potentially negative consequences of prolonged quarantine, while other research from Wuhan, China, highlighted the impact of COVID-19, particularly amongst healthcare personnel. Psychiatrists and […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physicia...
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Coronavirus: World has seen record 24-hour rise in COVID-19 cases - WHO

The world has seen a record rise in coronavirus cases over a 24-hour period, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The new record is 212,326, with the biggest rise in infections coming in the US , Brazil and India . In the US, there were a further 53,213 cases reported in the latest 24-hour period, ahead of Brazil (48,105) and India (22,771).
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Six additional COVID-19 deaths as Quebec sees hospital, ICU stays drop

Quebec reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for the first time in two weeks. The province's Health Department says authorities registered 102 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections in the province to 55,784.
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Genomic sequencing: what it is and how it's being used against Covid-19 in Victoria

Genomic sequencing: what it is and how it's being used against Covid-19 in Victoria. Experts in the testing science are playing an increasing role in containing transmission amid Australia’s biggest coronavirus cluster in Melbourne
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'People dying in the ICU is not new, but dying without family and friends around them is very unusual'

An emergency medicine physician on the terrors of Covid-19, and why lockdown is being lifted too soonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMy impression is that the population thinks that it’s all settled down now and everything’s OK. And that’s not true. Every time you go on to the intensive care unit you get a visual reminder of why it’s not, because of the amount of equipment that you have to put on to just go and simply say hello to a patient.Seeing the images from Ital...
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Are kids key vectors in the spread of COVID-19 or not? U of C scientists want to know

University of Calgary researchers are leading a North American study that aims to unlock some of the mysteries around how kids spread the virus that causes COVID-19 — information that could inform policy decisions around school re-openings or operations down the line.The study will involve 1,600 children who show up at 20 emergency departments — for other reasons — around Canada and the United States.Four hundred kids who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 — but have no symptoms — will be followed and...
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Police and health officials visit garment factories in Leicester

Investigation follows concerns about inadequate protection against Covid-19 at local firms Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe National Crime Agency and the workplace safety watchdog visited factories and businesses across Leicester on Friday as they sought to address concerns that inadequate standards at garment manufacturers played a role in the city’s second wave of coronavirus.The Health and Safety Executive visited 11 premises, in some cases alongside officials f...
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Judge upholds Hawaii’s pandemic quarantine on arriving travelers

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER HONOLULU — A U.S. judge will not stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, saying in a ruling that the emergency mandate is reasonable during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of Hawaii, California and Nevada residents tried to stop the quarantine by filing a lawsuit alleging it is unfair and unnecessary. It violates the fundamental right to travel freely, they argued. The quarantine mandate, which applies to out-...
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New outbreak declared at northeast Calgary long-term care home

A new outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at a long-term care home in northeast Calgary. Eight cases of the illness have been identified at Generations Calgary — six staff members and two residents.Ian West, vice-president of operations for Park Place Seniors, which operates the facility says they've been "systematically encouraging" staff to get tested.He worries about the impact of loosening restrictions tied to the pandemic, particularly easing limits on visitors at care homes. "The m...
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: Victoria records 66 new Covid-19 cases as premier Daniel Andrews provides update

NSW Health is urging residents in the inner-Sydney suburb of Balmain to take note of Covid-19 symptoms after a supermarket worker tested positive. Follow livePeople released from Melbourne hotel quarantine test positive Victoria records 77 new cases as cluster emerges in Melbourne’s northEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.19am BST More than 10,000 people in Victoria have r...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Balmain, NSW Health, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Jenny Mikakos

Carson allows Independence day block parties despite coronavirus surge

When Brian Collins holds his annual Independence Day block party on Saturday, just as he has done for the last two decades on Carson’s Tamcliff Avenue, the event will look very different from past years. And it’s all because of the coronavirus pandemic. The street will be barricaded as usual, but largely to stop vehicles from driving down the road rather than to create space for neighbors to mingle. There will be no potluck to ensure different households don’t share food. The city banned “bounce...
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More evidence on vitamin D deficiency and death rates from COVID-19

Physicians at the Complete Med Care clinic in Dallas, Texas, have conducted a study showing that the prevalence of severe vitamin D deficiency is strongly correlated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mortality rate in European countries.
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Coronavirus: How does California’s surge compare to Florida, Arizona and Texas?

California is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases unlike it has seen during the pandemic. But is the Golden State in the same, dire situation as Florida, Arizona and other states where the virus is spreading rapidly? Let’s take a look at the numbers. Confirmed cases: New cases slowed slightly in California on Wednesday, as county health departments reported 6,874 positive tests, shy of daily records set Monday and Tuesday but higher than any day prior to that, in addition to 81 more fatali...
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Pioneering CRISPR researcher Jennifer Doudna is coming to Disrupt

Jennifer Doudna, a woman whose work has triggered the explosion in innovation in the field of synthetic biology and has given researchers around the world a way to program and reprogram the living world, will be speaking at Disrupt in September. From her positions as the Chancellor’s Chair Professor in the University of California, Berkeley’s Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology Departments and a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes and professor at the University of California...
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Coronavirus vaccine tracker: How close are we to a vaccine?

More than 140 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective coronavirus vaccineResearchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than 140 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Continue reading...
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: national Covid-19 cases pass 8,000 as Victoria suburbs in lockdown

Prof Michael Kidd says the milestone was passed in the last 24 hours; stay-at-home orders in place for 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s northAustralia passes Covid-19 milestoneVictoria announces number of new casesMelbourne street split down the middle by Covid-19 lockdownEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.24am BST The new limits, implemented in all Coles stores in Victoria and...
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: 50 Woolworths staff in Sydney isolate as Victoria records 77 new cases and suburbs in lockdown

Precautionary measures come after a worker tested positive for Covid-19; stay-at-home orders in place for 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s northBalmain Woolworths employees ordered to isolateVictoria announces number of new casesMelbourne street split down the middle by Covid-19 lockdownEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.24am BST Paul Karp has this story:Liberal Eden-Monaro can...
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: Victoria records 77 new cases as 300,000 enter lockdown in Melbourne hotspot suburbs

Stay-at-home orders are now in place for 10 postcodes in city’s north as state steps up action to contain Covid-19Melbourne street split down the middle by Covid-19 lockdownEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.23am BST For those who woke up in a lockdown, the professor says he understands the frustration, but there is no other option:I understand that frustration. I’m not in...
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