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Global report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 million as Australia suffers deadliest day

Cases in Britain rise over 1,000 a day for first time since June; one in every 65 Americans has tested positive; US health secretary praises TaiwanCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFive months since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus crisis a global pandemic, the number of Covid cases globally is nearing 20m, with almost 730,000 known deaths.The current number of confirmed infections stands at 19,792,519, according to data from Johns Hopkins Universi...
Tags: Science, Australia, Americas, US, Australia news, US news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus outbreak


Indigenous property rights protect the Amazon rainforest

One way to cut back on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest - and help in the global fight against climate change - is to grant more of Brazil's indigenous communities full property rights to tribal lands. This policy focus is suggested by the findings of a new study in PNAS.
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Coronavirus live news: Global infections near 20m as Australia suffers deadliest day

Australian state of Victoria records 19 deaths; US cases pass 5m; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since June. Follow the latest updatesGlobal infections near 20mGreece sees highest daily case riseUS passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic ‘breaks heart’Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000See all our coronavirus coverage 1.30am BST China reported on Monday 49 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for August 9, compared with 23 cases a day earl...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Victoria, Adecco Group, National Health Commission, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Global infections near 20m as Greece sees highest daily case rise

US cases pass 5m; French virus ship passengers sue cruise company; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since June. Follow the latest updatesGlobal infections near 20mAmerica’s midwest braces for ‘unstoppable’ Covid-19 surgeUS passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic ‘breaks heart’Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000See all our coronavirus coverage 12.17am BST Greece Greek authorities have announced a record daily number of 203 new coronavirus case...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


'We failed': one scientist's despair as Brazil Covid-19 deaths hit 100,000

Natalia Pasternak has waged a tireless media campaign to counter Bolsonaro’s chaotic, anti-science pandemic responseFor months Natalia Pasternak has implored Brazilians to take science and coronavirus seriously, in a marathon of TV appearances, newspaper columns, live streams and podcasts.“I’ve given interviews at 2am,” said the microbiologist and broadcaster who runs a civil society group called the Question of Science Institute. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak, Natalia Pasternak, Question of Science Institute Continue


Coronavirus live news: UK recalls home tests over safety concerns as Indian health workers strike

Ten of thousands demand better pay and protection as cases rise in the Philippines, Greece and ItalyTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 3.16pm BST Hispanic and black children in the US are far more likely to be hospitalized with Covid-19 than white children, a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, US, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Edward Helmore, Tom Phillips, Guardian US, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Coronavirus live news: UK recalls home tests over safety concerns as Brazil death toll nears 100,000

City of Preston urges young people ‘don’t kill granny’ as cases rise in the Philippines, Australia and ItalyTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 11.09am BST Turkmenistan, which is officially free of coronavirus, has given the World Health Organization permission to conduct independent testing, after it expressed se...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Preston, Brazil, Who, World Health Organization, Melbourne, Turkmenistan, Afp, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, Berdymukhamedov, Randox, MHRA


Coronavirus live news: England extends use of face coverings as Brazil death toll nears 100,000

City of Preston urges young people ‘don’t kill granny’ as cases rise in the Philippines, Australia and ItalyTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 10.20am BST People in Preston, northern England, have told the PA news agency that they expect many of their neighbours to ignore renewed coronavirus restrictions imposed ...
Tags: England, Science, Singapore, World news, PA, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Preston, Brazil, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak, Philippines Australia


Coronavirus live news: Brazil death toll nears 100,000 as Australian state of Victoria reports 466 new cases

Anti-Bolsonaro protests as Brazil cases near 3m; Australian state of Victoria reports 12 more deaths; Italy cases soar. Follow the latest, liveTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 2.26am BST New Zealand has recorded no new cases of coronavirus in managed hotel quarantine. #BREAKING: Zero new cases of COVID-19 in ma...
Tags: Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, New Zealand, Brazil, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Anti Bolsonaro, Australian College of Nursing


Coronavirus live news: Brazil death toll nears 100,000 as Australia struggles to contain cases

Anti-Bolsonaro protests as Brazil cases near 3m; Italy cases soar; Australia cases double in less than a month to reach 20,000. Follow the latest, live Trump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 1.22am BST Mexico’s health ministry on Friday reported 6,717 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 794 additional fatalities...
Tags: Science, Australia, Mexico, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Queensland, New South Wales, Brazil, Melbourne, Trump, Victoria New South Wales, Coronavirus outbreak, Anti Bolsonaro


Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is Soaring

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is up. Way up.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fire, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Jair Bolsonaro


Coronavirus live news: WHO surge team arrives in South Africa as global deaths top 700,000

Florida tops 500,000 cases; Spain sees highest post-lockdown cases; Italy threatens to ban Ryanair. Follow the latest updates WHO surge team arrives in South AfricaGlobal deaths pass 700,000Facebook removes Trump post for spreading false information on CovidFrance ‘could lose control of Covid-19 at any time’See all our coronavirus coverage 12.12am BST The coronavirus pandemic death toll passed 700,000 late on Wednesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on offic...
Tags: Florida, Science, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Ryanair, Brazil, Who, World Health Organization, Trump


An inventory providing information on more than 200 viruses that infect plants in Brazil

The largest database of plant viruses in Brazil serves as a tool for researchers, growers and policymakers.
Tags: Science, Brazil


Coronavirus live news: Australia sees record new cases as global infections near 17m

Brazil reports nearly 70,000 new infections overnight; Scaled-down hajj begins in coronavirus era – in pictures; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesGlobal cases near 17mAustralian state of Victoria reports record cases and deathsUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.23am BST In Australia, the initial results of testing to contain a potenti...
Tags: Science, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, Brazil, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak, Queensland Covid


Coronavirus live news: Australia sees record 723 new cases as global infections near 17m

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urges people to stay indoors as much as possible; Brazil reports nearly 70,000 new infections overnight; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesGlobal cases near 17mAustralian state of Victoria reports record cases and deathsUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.18am BST California, Florida and Texas, the three larg...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Texas, Science, Australia, France, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Miami, Victoria


Coronavirus live news: Australia sees record 723 new cases; Hong Kong on brink of 'large-scale outbreak'

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urges people to stay indoors as much as possible; Brazil reports nearly 70,000 new infections overnight; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnTwenty-one US states declared ‘red zone’ for infection spikesAustralia coronavirus news – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.24am BST Still in Australia, from midnigh...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Australia, France, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Carrie Lam, Coronavirus outbreak, Metro Melbourne


Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record daily cases as Hong Kong on brink of 'large-scale outbreak'

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urges people to stay indoors as much as possible; Brazil reports nearly 70,000 new infections overnight; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnTwenty-one US states declared ‘red zone’ for infection spikesItaly ‘walking a fine line’ on coronavirus infectionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.21am BST In Hong Kon...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, France, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Carrie Lam, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak, Macau Affairs Office Beijing


France sees highest daily increase in cases for over a month – as it happened

American deaths pass grim milestone; French authorities report 1,392 new cases; Hong Kong outbreak ‘overwhelming’ medical system. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.15am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record daily cases as Hong Kong on brink of 'large-scale outbreak' 12.12am BST The scandal over Dominic Cummings’ trips to...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, France, UK News, World news, Australia news, Daily Mirror, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Durham, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Brazil confirms nearly 70,000 new cases, a daily record

American deaths pass grim milestone; French authorities report 1,392 new cases; Hong Kong outbreak ‘overwhelming’ medical systemGermany’s Covid-19 fears grow over ‘reckless’ partygoersObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnTwenty-one US states declared ‘red zone’ for infection spikesItaly ‘walking a fine line’ on coronavirus infectionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.19pm BST Hi, Helen Sullivan joining you now. I’ll be bringing you the latest for the next few hours – ge...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Brazil confirms over 70,000 cases in new daily record

American deaths pass grim milestone; French authorities report 1,392 new cases; Hong Kong outbreak ‘overwhelming’ medical systemGermany’s Covid-19 fears grow over ‘reckless’ partygoersObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnTwenty-one US states declared ‘red zone’ for infection spikesItaly ‘walking a fine line’ on coronavirus infectionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.22pm BST Guatemalan hospitals say they have had to bury dozens of Covid-19 victims who have never been i...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Coronavirus outbreak


Oldest South American fossil lizard discovered in Brazil

The animal was approximately 10 cm long and lived more than 130 million years ago in what is now the state of Minas Gerais. Its morphology differs from that of all other known lizard species.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Minas Gerais


Brazilian President Announces He Is Over Coronavirus, Poses With Hydroxychloroquine

Infamous coronavirus skeptic Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, triumphantly declared on Saturday that he had recovered from covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. To celebrate, Bolsonaro posted a photo of himself doing a thumbs-up with hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he has promoted…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: record daily rise in global cases with almost 285,000 new infections

Biggest increases were from the US, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to the World Health OrganizationEurope warns of need for vigilance as Covid-19 cases rise sharply‘A wicked enemy’: how Australia’s success story unravelledUS cases pass 4m Covid-19 cases as states dial back reopeningTrump cancels Republican national convention events in Florida 8.22pm BST The mayor of Mexico City has warned of a possible resurgence of cases in the sprawling capital in the coming months, noting that...
Tags: Florida, Science, Australia, Mexico, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Mexico City, Brazil, Peru, Who


Coronavirus live news: US cases top 4m as WHO chief chides Pompeo for 'untrue' claims

US Secretary of State’s reported comments ‘untrue, unacceptable and without foundation’ says WHO; Trump cancels Jacksonville RNC; Bolsonaro not distancing despite positive test. Follow the latest updatesUS surpasses 4m Covid-19 cases as states dial back reopeningSouth Africa sees spike in excess deaths suggesting high Covid-19 tollSouth Korea goes into recession as Australia flags huge deficitUS daily coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 for first time since June 1.12am BST Here is the full stor...
Tags: Science, Australia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Korea, Brazil, Who, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, State


Scientists chart SARS-CoV-2 origin and transmission in Brazil, harboring one of fastest growing COVID-19 epidemics in the world

A team of Brazilian and European scientists has determined the transmission rates and out-of-country origins of predominant SARS-CoV-2 strains currently circulating in Brazil, which harbors one of the fastest growing COVID-19 epidemics in the world.
Tags: Science, Brazil


Coronavirus live news: California sees record daily cases as global infections top 15m

California Covid-19 cases pass New York’s after record day; WHO emergencies chief says vaccinations unlikely before 2021; global cases pass 15m. Follow the latest updates US daily coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 for first time since JuneCalifornia surpasses New York as state with most coronavirus cases after record dayNearly a quarter of people in Delhi have had coronavirus, study findsSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.16am BST Mexico’s Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 6,019 new confi...
Tags: New York, Science, California, Mexico, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Delhi


Coronavirus live news: number of confirmed cases worldwide passes 15 million

US has highest number of cases, followed by Brazil and India; WHO reports worrying infection trends in southern Europe and Balkans; Trump urges people to wear masksUS daily coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 for first time since JuneNearly a quarter of people in Delhi have had coronavirus, study findsSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.09pm BST There are now over 15 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the globe, according to Johns Hopkins University data.The global tally of cases now sta...
Tags: Europe, Science, India, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Who, World Health Organization, Delhi, Balkans, Trump, Johns Hopkins University


Coronavirus live news: WHO reports worrying infection trends in southern Europe and Balkans

WHO says Americas remain global hotspot but cases accelerating in southern Europe, Balkans and Africa; Trump urges people to wear masksNearly a quarter of people in Delhi have had coronavirus, study findsChina hackers sought to steal coronavirus vaccine research, says USCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?See all our coronavirus coverage 11.19am BST A poll of 7000 households in Germany concludes that working from home during the pandemic has been a positive experience ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, India, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Who, Delhi, Kashmir


Coronavirus live news: Brazil's death toll reaches 80,000 as 498 more people die in US

Belgium sees 66% jump in new infections; South Africa Covid-19 deaths pass 5,000; France reports up to 500 virus clustersOxford coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response, trial showsCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?France reveals 400-500 new Covid-19 clusters as mask rules tightenAcrimony as EU pandemic recovery summit enters fourth dayUS coronavirus updates – live 10.54pm BST Brazil’s official death toll has exceeded 80,000, the country’s health ministry has sai...
Tags: England, Science, France, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Brazil, Lancet Oncology, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, South Africa Covid


UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

By MARIA CHENG LONDON  — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. British researchers first began testing the vaccine in April in about 1,000 people, half of whom got the experimental vaccine. Such early trials are designed to evaluate safety and see what kind of immune response was provoked, but can’t tell if the vaccine truly protects. In research pu...
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