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Coronavirus live news: Iran reports new daily infection record; Germany passes 1m cases

Iran tightens pandemic measures by all but closing government offices; Germany records 22,806 new cases to go past 1m in total; Russia reports new record cases highNorth Korean hackers ‘tried to disrupt vaccine efforts in South’US Covid cases and hospitalisations set records over ThanksgivingWife serenaded by her husband from outside hospital in Italy diesItalian ski resort anxiously waits for Covid ban decisionUK coronavirus – latest updates 3.23pm GMT 3.20pm GMT Investors in the US ar...
Tags: Science, Germany, Russia, US, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Gallup, Reuters, Coronavirus


New York Governor Cuomo called the Supreme Court ruling that blocked some COVID-19 restrictions on religious services 'irrelevant'

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at LaGuardia Airport's new Terminal B, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 10, 2020 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The Supreme Court blocked some COVID-19 restrictions on religious services in New York state. The 5-4 ruling was in favor of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, who said they were being unfairly singled out by the rules. Governo...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Supreme Court, Trends, Brooklyn, Andrew Cuomo, Laguardia Airport, Cuomo, Reuters, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, Catholic Diocese, New York City New York


France to Tech Giants: Pay Up, Buttercup

The French Ministry of Economy and Finance has warned tech companies that it expects them to pay the nation’s new 3% digital service tax starting in December, Reuters reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Taxes, France, Joe Biden, Tax Avoidance, Trade, OECD, Donald Trump, Reuters, Tech Giants, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Death And Taxes, Digital Services Tax


Bloated carcasses of the mink culled by Denmark to stop the spread of a COVID-19 strain are surfacing from their mass graves

A composite image of mink risen to the surface of their mass graves, and a caged Danish mink. DR / Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via Reuters Bloated mink carcasses have risen up and resurfaced from mass graves in Denmark, according to local media.  Denmark has begun a mass cull of its 17 million mink after a new strain of COVID-19, transmissible to humans, was discovered on some farms. A Danish police spokesman told broadcaster DR that gases in the decaying bodies cause the "whole th...
Tags: Science, Trends, News UK, Denmark, Reuters, Danish National Police, Kristensen, Holstebro, Mink, Thomas Kristensen, Aylin Woodward, West Jutland, Coronavirus, Mia Jankowicz, Ritzau Scanpix Mads Claus Rasmussen, Reuters Bloated


The US is said to be close to lifting its 8-month travel ban for Europe, now that its own COVID-19 outbreak is far worse

Travelers in a nearly empty terminal at Boston Logan International Airport on Friday. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer The White House is considering a removal of travel restrictions for most non-American citizens from Europe and Brazil, Reuters reported Wednesday. President Donald Trump has not made up his mind, but the plan is supported by members of the White House coronavirus task force and other agencies, according to Reuters. The US barred entry by most travelers from Europe in March as corona...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, White House, US, Trends, Eu, News UK, Brazil, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Brazil Reuters


The US is reportedly close to lifting its 8-month travel ban for Europe, now that its own COVID-19 outbreak is far worse

Travelers walk through a nearly empty terminal at Boston's Logan Airport on November 20. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer The White House is considering lifting the travel ban on non-US citizens coming from Europe and Brazil, Reuters reported. President Trump has not made up his mind yet, but the plan is supported by members of the White House coronavirus task force and other agencies, according to Reuters. The US barred entry to travellers from Europe in March as the outbreak surged there, but ...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, White House, Boston, US, Trends, Eu, News UK, Brazil, Logan Airport, Donald Trump, Trump


Coronavirus live news: daily death toll in Italy highest since March; six-person limit at Spanish Christmas gatherings

Italy reports 853 Covid-related deaths; Spain to limit Christmas gatherings to six; Swedish watchdog condemned serious shortcomings in nursing homesFrance to control lockdown easing with Europe wary of festive surgeRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesOxford vaccine hit 90% success rate thanks to dosing errorUK coronavirus – latest updates 5.09pm GMT France is set to become the latest country to ease corona...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Ankara, Reuters, Emmanuel Macron


Coronavirus live news: Germany could allow Christmas gatherings of 10 people; Hong Kong to close bars again

Angela Merkel to discuss plan with state premiers; Hong Kong facing renewed virus surge; WHO says experts to investigate origins of virusOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyLatest vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost priceFrench man fined for breaking lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’Shanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’ 10.17am GMT Taiwan, Thailand, and increasingly Vietnam are showing the strongest recovery in the travel sector as most o...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, West, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, Vietnam


Millions of people are flying across the US for Thanksgiving, ignoring CDC advice

Travelers wearing protective face masks walking through Concourse D at the Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in Miami, Florida. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images More than three million people travelled through US airports this weekend in advance of Thanksgiving, defying advice from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC on Thursday advised people to stay home for Thanksgiving. More than one million people flew the next day....
Tags: Transportation, Science, Thanksgiving, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Ap, United States, News UK, Associated Press, Tsa, Getty, Anthony Fauci, AAA, Transportation Security Administration


Coronavirus live news: Americans warned not to take cruises; New South Wales-Victoria border to reopen Sunday night

G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; Victoria lifts outdoor mask requirements; Adelaide emerges from lockdown; NSW-Victoria state border reopens at midnight on Sunday after three monthsUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day as catastrophic crisis hits new heightsAustralia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.26am GMT US president Donald Trump ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Saudi Arabia, US, G20, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, Donald Trump, Reuters, NSW Victoria, Fake News


China's Xi Jinping pledged to work with other countries to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Noel Celis - Pool/Getty Images At the G20 Summit in Saudi Arabia, President Xi Jinping of China pledged to intensify cooperation on a global effort to develop vaccines for COVID-19, Reuters reported. Pfizer and BioNTech, as well as Moderna, have in the past two weeks announced vaccines that the companies maintain could be more than 90% effective in fighting the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. China is developing three vaccines that are now in Phase II...
Tags: Europe, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, Trends, United States, Xi Jinping, G20 Summit, Pfizer, Vaccines, Reuters, Riyadh, Xi, Matthew DeBord, Moderna, Coronavirus


Russia wants to distribute its questionable coronavirus vaccine to other countries: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to distribute its questionable Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries, Reuters reported Saturday. Russia first approved Sputnik V in August, but experts and health officials were skeptical the vaccine would work since it did not go through necessary phase 3 trials.  The Kremlin also kept important information relevant to the vaccine's success out of the public's eye. This included...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, International, Trends, G20, United States, G20 Summit, Pfizer, Vaccine, Kremlin, Reuters


The Air Force is sending 60 healthcare workers to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis as the state has just 13 ICU beds open

Gov. Doug Burgum announced in a statement Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. Reuters The US Air Force is sending 60 medical personnel to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. The state has 13 staffed intensive care unit beds available across all of its hospitals, and 211 standard inpatient beds, according to the ...
Tags: Science, Nurses, White House, Trends, North Dakota, Fema, Healthcare, Air Force, US Air Force, Reuters, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Bismarck Tribune, Doug Burgum, Burgum, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Russia records worst day for new infections; India passes 9m cases

Russia reports 24,318 new cases on Friday; EU ‘to pay $10bn for vaccines’; India confirms 45,882 new cases to take it past 9m infections; Mexico becomes fourth country to pass 100,000 deathsSouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availability 8.31am GMT Moreover, some Russian hospi...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Mexico, Russia, India, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Moscow, Reuters, Coronavirus


The WHO will not recommend remdesivir for COVID-19 patients, since it doesn't seem to boost their chances of survival

A vial of remdesivir as seen during a news conference at the University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany, April 8, 2020. Ulrich Perrey/Reuters The FDA approved remdesivir as a treatment for severe COVID-19 cases last month, after granting emergency authorization in May. But on Thursday, the World Health Organization announced it will not recommend the drug's use for COVID-19 patients. "There is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the need for ventilation," the organiza...
Tags: Science, News, International, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Fda, The New York Times, Bmj, Reuters, Brussels Belgium, University of Birmingham, Gilead Sciences, Houston Texas, Hamburg Germany, Ridley


Archaeologists unearthed 160 sarcophagi in an Egyptian city of the dead. They opened one that was sealed for more than 2,500 years.

Archaeologists examine a mummy inside a newly discovered coffin on November 14, 2020 in Saqqara, Egypt. Kyodo News via Getty Archaeologists have found 160 sarcophagi in an ancient city of the dead beneath Saqqara, Egypt since September. The wooden coffins were perfectly sealed. They'd remained undisturbed for 2,500 years. Researchers recently opened one sarcophagus to X-ray the mummy inside. Egyptologists also discovered a trove of mummified lion cubs, crocodiles, and cobras in Saqqara las...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Cnn, Features, Egypt, Archaeology, Getty, Memphis, Luxor, Mummies, Cairo, Reuters, Giza, Imhotep, Western Desert


Coronavirus live news: curbs extended in Northern Ireland; Italy reports 653 new deaths

NI restrictions on hospitality sector were due to end on 26 November; Death toll in France increases by 429 in 24 hours; Italy’s death toll reaches 47,870 One death from Covid every 17 seconds in Europe‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsBrexit trade talks suspended after negotiator’s Covid infectionOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availability 9.24pm GMT Brazil recorded 35,918 new cases of coronavirus and 606 deaths on Thursday, its Healt...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, US, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Northern Ireland, Brazil, Reuters, Health Ministry, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: one Covid death every 17 seconds in Europe, says WHO; Italy reports 653 new deaths

WHO says European region registered nearly 355,000 deaths; Italy’s death toll reaches 47,87; Ireland recommends mink cullOne death from Covid every 17 seconds in Europe‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsBrexit trade talks suspended after negotiator’s Covid infectionOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availabilityUK coronavirus updates - live 5.04pm GMT The lower house of the Czech parliament has voted to allow the government to extend a state ...
Tags: Europe, Science, UK News, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Azerbaijan, Reuters, Coronavirus, COVID


Moderna's coronavirus vaccine doesn't need to be as icy cold as Pfizer's, and that could make it easier to distribute

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Moderna and Pfizer have both announced promising trial results this week, suggesting their coronavirus vaccines perform very well at preventing COVID-19 infections.  But Moderna's shots can be kept in the fridge for a month, while Pfizer's can only last five days that way.  Pfizer has developed special vaccine briefcases that can keep its shots frozen properly for ...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Reuters, US Food and Drug Administration FDA, Baltimore Maryland, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Adalja, Amesh Adalja, Pandemic, Moderna


Coronavirus live news: US doctors urge Trump to share Covid data; airlines offer testing

Medical establishment says cooperation can save lives; UK pressed to open transatlantic travel corridors; South Australia locks down for 6 daysRepublican senator Chuck Grassley tests positiveTrump administration has ‘checked out’ as Covid-19 surges, experts sayUK urged to open up transatlantic corridors as ‘Covid-free’ flight arrivesUK police can resume issuing instant £10,000 Covid fines 5.19am GMT Regulators in the US have given the go ahead for the emergency use of the first rapid coronav...
Tags: UK, Science, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Chuck Grassley, South Australia, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, EUA, Coronavirus


Amid Utah's COVID-19 surge, conspiracy theorists who don't believe the increase in cases tried to enter a Utah ICU

Reuters With Utah posting record hospitalizations, according to the Utah Department of Health, conspiracy theorists tried to enter a hospital to prove that the recent COVID-19 case surge is a hoax. Utah is recruiting medical professionals from out of state, and reporting that 85% of ICU beds are currently being used, with almost half being COVID-19 related. According to the statement from Intermountain Healthcare, "although these situations are few and isolated, stopping attempts to gain ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Science, New York City, Trends, Conspiracy Theory, Reuters, Hansen, Provo, Provo Utah, KSL, Utah Department of Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Kyle Hansen, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Coronavirus live news: US vaccine 94.5% effective in trials; Sweden limits public gatherings to eight people

Moderna is latest to reveal impressive vaccine results; Sweden cuts public gatherings limit from 300 as it blames fall in adherence to rulesSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Self-isolating Boris Johnson says he is ‘bursting with antibodies’Schools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rulesUK coronavirus updates - live 3.09pm GMT In Cyprus, people are flocking to have free antigen rapid tests in areas...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Germany, US, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, Cyprus, US news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Reuters, Nicosia, Helena Smith


Moderna's coronavirus vaccine overcomes one of the biggest limitations of Pfizer's shot

Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine must be kept at ultra-cold temperatures on its journey from the production line to a patient's arm. Leon Neal/Getty Images Moderna on Monday said that its coronavirus vaccine works to prevent COVID-19.  Moderna is now the second drugmaker to share positive results for a coronavirus vaccine after Pfizer said a week ago that its shot works. Pfizer's vaccine needs to be stored at negative 94 degrees Fahrenheit, presenting a challenge for vaccine distribut...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Reuters, Moderna, Business Insider Read, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Dispensed, Andrew Dunn Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, Leon Neal Getty Images Moderna


Coronavirus live news: next two weeks in UK may be 'challenging'; Lebanon starts two-week lockdown

Covid vaccine hopes must not make Britons complacent, warns adviserFamily of care home residents to get regular Covid tests to allow visitsCovid vaccine rally fuels market optimism of a faster global recovery‘Failure is not an option’: Biden’s Covid taskforce ready to step upScientists warn of Christmas Covid surge if tier system returns 2.21pm GMT Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday cleared his newly appointed police chief of any violation of rules when he celebrated his birthd...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Northern Ireland, Biden, Lebanon, Reuters, Scotland Wales, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte, Debold Sinas, Coronavirus, LSeRib2H3qThe Department of Health


Pfizer's vaccine relies on a 'cold chain' that keeps the shots colder than a freezer. Here's how it works.

Pfizer and BioNTech 's vaccine must be kept at ultra-cold temperatures on its journey from the production line to a patient's arm. Pfizer developed a suitcase-sized box that uses dry ice to keep between 1,000 and 5,000 doses for 10 days at minus 70 degrees Celsius. Leon Neal/Getty Images Pfizer's new coronavirus vaccine will need to be kept hyper-cold, at -94 degrees Fahrenheit, as it is shipped around the globe. That could make it difficult to get the vaccine distributed, especial...
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6 things to say when someone asks: 'Why can't we just go for herd immunity to end the coronavirus pandemic?'

People enjoy the sunny weather in Tantolunden park in Stockholm on May 30, 2020. HENRIK MONTGOMERY/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images Herd immunity by infection is not a viable strategy to fight the coronavirus pandemic.  Chasing natural herd immunity could lead to 640,000 additional coronavirus deaths by February 2023. It also probably wouldn't work.  Still, the recent Libertarian "Great Barrington Declaration", which proposes an end to COVID-19 restrictions and suggests trying to achiev...
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Ukrainian President Zelensky, who was pivotal in Trump's impeachment, has been hospitalized with COVID-19

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been hospitalized with COVID-19. A spokeswoman for Zelensky told Reuters his illness was "nothing serious" despite his admission to a hospital. Ukraine's number of coronavirus cases recorded daily has reached all-time highs. Zelensky played a pivotal role in recent ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Senate, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House Of Representatives, News UK, Boris Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


Ukraine's president Zelensky, who was pivotal in Trump's impeachment, has been hospitalized with COVID-19

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky listens during a bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been hospitalised with COVID-19. And spokeswoman for Zelensky told Reuters that his illness is "nothing serious" despite his admission to a hospital. Ukraine's daily coronavirus cases are at an all-time high. Zelensky played a pivotal role ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Senate, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House Of Representatives, News UK, Boris Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


Coronavirus live news: warning that Diwali could be 'super spreader event'; world record 136,000 daily US cases

Senior Delhi health official issues Diwali warning; New Zealand scrambles to trace mystery case; Italy passes 1m cases US confirms record new cases Italy passes 1m Covid cases as calls for national lockdown growUS records more than 1m new cases in 10 daysEuropean commission seeks greater public health powersDelhi Covid crisis made worse by soaring air pollution 9.19am GMT European shares retreated from eight-month highs on Thursday as surging coronavirus infections raised doubts about a quic...
Tags: Europe, Science, Israel, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, New Zealand, Pfizer, Benjamin Netanyahu, Delhi, Diwali


Coronavirus live news: US reports world record 136,000 daily infections; New Zealand scramble over untraced case

New Zealand asks its biggest city’s workers to do their jobs from home on Friday; Italy passes 1m cases; Spain says it will demand negative test for all visitorsUS confirms record new cases Italy passes 1m Covid cases as calls for national lockdown growUS records more than 1m new cases in 10 daysEuropean commission seeks greater public health powersDelhi Covid crisis made worse by soaring air pollution 8.17am GMT A senior health department official in Delhi has said that Diwali could be “a s...
Tags: Europe, Science, Indonesia, Australia, India, US, Spain, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, New Zealand



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