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The US government announced a $1.6 billion contrac...

The US government announced a $1.6 billion contract with a Maryland biotech firm, Novavax, as part of its coronavirus vaccine program. It is the government's largest vaccine contract to date.
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Contact tracing is no longer possible across the US South due to rapid coronavirus surges, health expert says

Despite hopes for relief this summer, the US is battling the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic -- so much so that across the South and Southwest contact tracing is no longer possible, according to a health expert.
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CNN's Anderson Cooper slams President Donald Trump...

CNN's Anderson Cooper slams President Donald Trump's comment that coronavirus is "99% harmless" while the number of cases in the US continue to rise.
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During a conversation with National Institutes of ...

During a conversation with National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins, Dr. Anthony Fauci said we are still "knee-deep" in the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the US and the current state is "really not good."
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US is still 'knee-deep' in the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci says

With rates of infection soaring in most states, "we can't really keep going at this rate," one doctor says.
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US prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine skyrocketed from February to March, study finds

Prescriptions for the anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine skyrocketed in the US from February to March, a time when the drugs, though unproven, were touted as treatments for the coronavirus.
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Doctors say the US is in a 'free fall' with coronavirus as 32 states struggle with higher rates of infection

With rates of infection soaring in most states, "we can't really keep going at this rate," one doctor says.
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Here's what pooled testing is and how it can be used for the coronavirus

US health officials are increasingly proposing pooled testing -- mixing several people's biological samples and examining them in a single test -- to drastically boost the country's capacity to identify and contain coronavirus cases.
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We were shouted at for wearing masks. This is why the situation in the US is so dire

As others nodded in agreement, protester Oralia Acosta called us "stupid" for wearing facial coverings. Proud men and women who have worked all their lives and provided for their families throughout their lives, now stung by the humiliation of relying on others to ensure they are fed.
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‘They feel invincible’: how California’s coronavirus plan went wrong

The state was the first to issue a shelter-in-place order – now a few outbreaks have sparked an explosion, with 6,000- 7,000 new cases a day over the past weekFor a good while, it seemed California had skirted past calamity. It was the first US state to order residents to shelter in place in March, and its early, aggressive actions paid off. Despite it being the most populous state and an international hub with the largest number of direct flights to China, where the coronavirus first appeared, ...
Tags: Health, California, China, US, World news, US news, Disneyland, Anthony Fauci, Gavin Newsom, Coronavirus outbreak


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.
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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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Donald Trump claims 99% of coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless' as US infections surge

Donald Trump has claimed 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" after a surge of infections in the US. In a speech at the White House on America's Independence Day, the US president insisted his strategy to tackle COVID-19 was "moving along well" despite some states reporting record increases in cases. Mr Trump said the US is producing gowns, masks and surgical equipment which used to be "almost exclusively made in foreign lands, in particular China where ironically this virus ...
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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).
Tags: Health, News, India, US, Brazil, US Brazil, World Health Organisation WHO, COVID


As coronavirus cases skyrocket, US marks July 4th 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.
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As coronavirus cases surge, the 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.
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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.
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Coronavirus cases continue to rise across the US, ...

Coronavirus cases continue to rise across the US, and health experts are warning that if Americans don't take precautions this weekend, the holiday could fuel a surge in new cases. CNN's Jason Carroll has more.
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High population density in India associated with spread of COVID-19

Indian health experts say the findings of a US study — which suggest that population density is unrelated to COVID-19 infection rates — to be completely contradictory to their experience of dealing with the pandemic in India, a country with 1.3 billion people.
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Why is coronavirus still surging in the US? – video explainer

The US recorded a new all-time daily high of 52,000 new Covid-19 cases on 1 July, according to Johns Hopkins University figures, as Donald Trump repeated his belief the virus would ‘just disappear’.America has now had more than 2.7 million confirmed cases - more than double that of Brazil, the second most-affected country. Dr Anthony Fauci, the US’s top infectious disease expert, has said the country is ‘going in the wrong direction’, infections could more than double and the subsequent death to...
Tags: Health, US, America, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Ed Pilkington, Coronavirus outbreak


US hits another bleak coronavirus milestone while FDA chief is 'cautiously optimistic' about finding vaccine

The US set another record for new coronavirus cases just days before the July Fourth weekend -- with at least 23 states pausing reopening plans to combat mounting infections.
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US hits another bleak coronavirus milestone but expert says there's still time to turn things around

The US set another record for new coronavirus cases days before the July Fourth weekend -- with at least 23 states pausing reopening plans to combat the spreading infections.
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US sees a record number of new coronavirus cases reported in a single day

The United States on Wednesday saw a record number -- 48,477 -- of new coronavirus cases reported in a single day, according to data complied by Johns Hopkins University.
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US military coronavirus cases more than doubled in the last 3 weeks

The number of active-duty military personnel infected with the novel coronavirus has more than doubled in the last three weeks, according to new figures published by the Defense Department.
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US gets almost all of the world's supply of key Covid-19 drug

The United States has been allocated almost all of pharmaceutical company Gilead's supply of remdesivir, the only drug known to work against Covid-19.
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Google confirms US offices will remain closed until at least September, as COVID-19 spikes

A few months back, Google announced plans to reopen some U.S. offices after the July 4th holiday. But the best-laid plans, and all of that. Things have obviously not been going great in terms of the United States’ battle with COVID-19, and Google once again finds itself proceeding on the side of caution. As was first reported by Bloomberg, Google has since confirmed with TechCrunch that it will be pushing back reopening at least until September 7, after the Labor Day holiday in the States. A...
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Coronavirus cases continue to rise across the US a...

Coronavirus cases continue to rise across the US and Dr. Anthony Fauci told a Senate hearing that new coronavirus cases could rise to 100,000 per day if current trends continue. CNN's Randi Kaye has more.
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW announces $11,000 fines – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.24am BST Associate Professor Barbara Mintzes from The University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre and School of Pharmacy said if remdesivir does prove effective in treating Covid-19, th...
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Specific SARS-CoV-2 genetic elements found in different insect species

In a recent bioRxiv paper, researchers from Norway and the US demonstrate the presence of a highly conserved, mobile genetic element (thus far with unknown function) in genomes of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and a large number of insects – opening the door for hitherto unexplored treatment opportunities.
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CDC director pleads with younger Americans to wear masks while many states pause reopenings

A top US health official made another plea Tuesday for Americans -- especially younger ones -- to wear masks to curb the spread of coronavirus as case numbers surge across much of the country.
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