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WHO's Covid-19 inquiry is a shrewd move in a sea of disinformation

Its findings should illuminate global responses amid conspiracy theories and Trump’s mudslinging In the world of epidemiology it’s sometimes said that pandemics are lived forwards and understood backwards.We encounter them head-on, chaotically, trying to fathom the disease in real time even while trying to mitigate its impact. Lessons generally come later as the evidence accumulates. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, UK News, World news, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Global development, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Trump, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Global Health, Helen Clark, Coronavirus outbreak


Fauci Calls Pandemic a 'Worst Nightmare' Scenario, So Remind Me Again Why States Are Reopening?

At the Hill’s Future of Healthcare Summit last year, the outlet’s editor-at-large Steve Clemons asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to describe his nightmare public health scenario. His answer: “[A] respiratory borne illness that spreads rapidly, that’s new, mainly, there’s no background immunity in the population, and that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci, Steve Clemons, Trump Administration, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Fauci


Coronavirus live news: fears as first case reported in rebel-held Syrian camps

WHO says pandemic is still accelerating; Hundreds of Romanians check themselves out of hospital; Serbia considers new lockdownWHO says coronavirus pandemic still acceleratingWarning of Covid-19 ‘storm’ as pandemic accelerates across AfricaTrudeau and Trump’s responses see wildly different results 10.34pm BST Brazil’s death toll from Covid-19 has risen to 69,184 on Thursday, from 67,964 the previous day, the country’s health ministry said.The country has registered 1,755,779 confirmed cases o...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Serbia, Brazil, Montreal, Trump, Quebec Canada, Christian Dubé, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: WHO says pandemic still accelerating; 624 Romania patients discharge themselves from hospital

WHO appoints committee on Covid-19 crisis; Romanian court ruled against mandatory admittance with mild symptoms; Serbia considers new lockdownFull story: WHO says coronavirus pandemic still acceleratingWarning of Covid-19 ‘storm’ as pandemic accelerates across AfricaTrudeau and Trump’s responses see wildly different resultsUK coronavirus live: latest updates 6.25pm BST A dozen countries including the US, UK and Singapore agreed on Thursday to speed up efforts to get hundreds of thousands of ...
Tags: Science, Singapore, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Serbia, Romania, Who, Un, Associated Press, Trump, Reuters, US UK, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Melbourne locks down as global cases pass 12m

Trump’s Tulsa rally ‘likely contributed’ to city’s surge in cases; infections worldwide pass 12m; nearly 3,000 miners infected in Chile. Follow the latest updates‘This lockdown seems different’: second time around, Melbourne is on edgeUS cases rise by world record 60,000 in one dayTrump criticises Fauci and says US in a ‘good place’ as cases top 3mPence pushes to reopen schools amid fears CDC is bowing to Trump’s demandsScientists join forces to investigate airborne risk of coronavirus 3.23am ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Guardian, Leicester, Melbourne, Trump, Tulsa, Fauci, Archie Bland


Coronavirus live news: US cases rise by world record 60,000 as Melbourne locks down

Trump’s Tulsa rally ‘likely contributed’ to city’s surge in cases; global infections near 12m; 3,000 miners infected in Chile. Follow the latest updatesUS cases rise by world record 60,000 in one dayScientists join forces to investigate airborne risk of coronavirusTrump criticises Fauci and says US in a ‘good place’ as cases top 3mPence pushes to reopen schools amid fears CDC is bowing to Trump’s demands‘This lockdown seems different’: second time around, Melbourne is on edge 12.33am BST Aus...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Australia, California, Cdc, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Victoria, Melbourne, Trump


Coronavirus live news: Tulsa health chief cites Trump rally over spike in cases

Gathering ‘likely contributed’ to surge; Bolsonaro vetoes measures to help indigenous people; Melbourne goes into full lockdown after rises in casesWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live 11.33pm BST Coronavirus cases worldwide have exceeded 12 million, according to a Reuters tally, as evidence mounts of the airbor...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Melbourne, Trump, Reuters, Tulsa, Codelco, Jair Bolsonaro


Trump’s Racist Coronavirus Response Foreshadows the Injustice to Come

Back in May, I wrote that the that the worst case response to the coronavirus was accepting the mounting death toll as the only path forward, and that it mirrored the worst possible approach to the climate crisis. I was wrong. There’s something much, much worse, and we are living through it now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bad Ideas, Trump, Climate Policy, Trump Administration, Coronavirus


Racist Tech CEO Harasses Family at Dinner: 'Trump's Gonna Fuck You'

The man caught on camera delivering an anti-Asian diatribe at a restaurant in Carmel Valley, California has been identified by multiple news outlets as Michael Lofthouse, founder and CEO of the cloud computing company Solid8. Footage of the racist incident, which occurred on July 4 and was published to Instagram and …Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, California, Immigration, Racism, Assholes, Donald Trump, Trump, Carmel Valley California, President Trump, Michael Lofthouse, Solid8, Tech Ceo


Trump Regime Might Ban TikTok and Other Apps Owned by Chinese Tech Companies

The Trump regime is considering a U.S. ban on the popular music and dance app TikTok, as well as other apps owned by Chinese companies, according to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. TikTok is one of the most popular apps in the world, with roughly 800 million users globally, but the Trump regime believes user data…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Hong Kong, Science, Australia, China, India, Social Media, Donald Trump, New Cold War, Trump, State, John Bolton, US State Department, Mike Pompeo, President Trump, Concentration Camps


Israel health chief quits in protest at lockdown easing – as it happened

Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19; thousands protest against renewed lockdown in Serbia; Kenya emerges from quarantine. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here 11.57pm BST Hi, Helen Sullivan here. We’ve fired up a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: US to leave WHO as organisation warns crisis accelerating 11.18pm BST A company belonging to Kanye West received millions in loans from a fede...
Tags: Science, California, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Kanye West, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Serbia, Who, Kenya, Delaware, Trump


This Grotesque Viral Photo of President Trump Is Actually Fake

A particularly disturbing photo of President Donald Trump has been making the rounds on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit recently. But is the image authentic? No, the photo is totally fake. But it’s close enough to the very real (and quite grotesque) look of the president that people could be forgiven for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Photoshop, Reddit, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Fake, Ugly, Trump, Fakes, Twitter Facebook Instagram, Vic Berger, President Trump, QAnon, Vic Berger Iv


Trump Sees Zero Irony in Ordering the Creation of 'American Heroes' Garden During Photo Op on Stolen Land

In the shadow of Mount Rushmore on Friday, President Donald Trump decided to celebrate the nation’s Independence Day by launching a diatribe against liberals, cancel culture, and the “angry mobs” of protestors toppling statues of colonizers and white supremacists. While that may just sound like another Friday at this…Read more...
Tags: Science, South Dakota, Indigenous Rights, Donald Trump, Trump, Indigenous People, Mount Rushmore, Oglala Sioux, Trump Administration, Woooosh, Lakotah


Herman Cain Hospitalized With COVID-19 After Posting Up at Trump Rally Without a Mask

Former long-shot presidential candidate and Tea Party darling Herman Cain is now in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, just a little over a week after he attended a Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma when coronavirus cases there had spiked to their highest numbers since the start of the pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tea Party, Trump, Trump Supporters, Trump Rally, Tulsa Oklahoma, Herman Cain, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: Brazil nears 1.5m cases

Death toll passes 61,000; Florida records biggest one-day increase in its new cases; Sweden records 947 new cases in a day Trump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefGlobal report: new US record increase as NZ health minister quitsNo kissing: Amsterdam’s red light district reopensInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 11.32pm BST South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has told parliament of his decision to extend the deployment of 20,000 soldiers, a drop from 76,000,...
Tags: Florida, Science, Sweden, US, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, Brazil, Cia, Nz, Trump, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, South African National Defence Force


Coronavirus live news: global tourism stands to lose up to $3.3tn, says UN

US stands to lose the most from drop in tourists, UN says; Ryanair pilots take pay cut to avoid job losses; tourist flights to Greece resume; global cases pass 10.5mAustralia locks down 300,000 in 36 Melbourne suburbsGlobal report: US sees another record increase in coronavirus casesUS buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivirUK coronavirus updates – liveWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 3.27pm BST The US has been slammed by health experts for buying up nea...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ap, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Ryanair, Un, Melbourne, Donald Trump


Trump Apparently Tries to Summon Ghost of Dead Sex Pest Roger Ailes Through Twitter

President Donald Trump wants to know where former Fox News co-founder and frequently accused sexual harasser Roger Ailes might be hiding during these difficult times. The answer, of course, is that Ailes died in 2017. But that didn’t stop Trump from apparently trying to summon the Fox News icon’s ghost through the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Teddy Roosevelt, Roger Ailes, Ailes, Cognitive Decline, President Trump, Malapropism, Donna Brazille


Parler CEO Says He'll Ban Users for Posting Bad Words, Dicks, Boobs, or Poop

A right-wing social media app that’s billed itself as a “free speech” alternative to Twitter is quickly proving itself to be even more restrictive than the alternative apps its users routinely accuse of censorship.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Republicans, Censorship, Ass, Balls, Fuck, Trump, Parler, Free Speech My Dick


FCC Officially Designates Huawei and ZTE as Threats to U.S. Security

After months of rumblings from the Trump administration claiming the use of Chinese networking equipment posed a risk to the U.S., today the Federal Communications Commission officially designated both Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Huawei, Communications, ZTE, Trump, Fcc Bans Huawei And Zte


US buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug

No other country will be able to buy remdesivir, which can help recovery from Covid-19, for next three months at leastCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US has bought up virtually all the stocks for the next three months of one of the two drugs proven to work against Covid-19, leaving none for the UK, Europe or most of the rest of the world.Experts and campaigners are alarmed both by the US unilateral action on remdesivir and the wider ...
Tags: Health, Science, US, World news, US news, US politics, Pharmaceuticals industry, Trump, UK Europe, Trump Administration, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


US buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir

No other country will be able to buy remdesivir, which can help recovery from Covid-19, for next three months at leastCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US has bought up virtually all the stocks for the next three months of one of the two drugs proven to work against Covid-19, leaving none for the UK, Europe or most of the rest of the world.Experts and campaigners are alarmed both by the US unilateral action on remdesivir and the wider ...
Tags: Health, Science, US, World news, US news, US politics, Pharmaceuticals industry, Trump, UK Europe, Trump Administration, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus live updates: UK locks down city of Leicester as New Zealand PM dismisses calls to open borders

UK locks down city of Leicester; Broadway theatres to stay closed until January 2021; Iran reports record daily deaths. Follow the latest newsLeicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions?Jacinda Ardern decries ‘dangerous’ calls to reopen New Zealand bordersBattleground states becoming Covid-19 hotspots as Trump trails Biden See all our coronavirus coverage 5.18am BST The total number of coronavirus cases in Victoria is 2,159 with 64 new cases reported yesterday. The state has b...
Tags: UK, Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Broadway, New Zealand, Victoria, Leicester, Biden, Trump, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live updates: WHO team to search for Covid-19 origin in China as chief says he fears 'worst to come'

UK locks down city of Leicester; wearing masks to be mandatory in New York and Kansas; Iran reports record daily deaths. Follow the latest newsGlobal report: Covid-19 deaths pass half a millionCovid-19 turns battleground states into hotspots as Trump trails Biden in pollsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.29am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live global coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the latest for the next few hours. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Kansas, Leicester, Biden, Trump, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


Reddit Brings the Banhammer Down on r/The_Donald and 2,000 Other Subs

This weekend’s rumors were true: Reddit has swung its mighty banhammer, taking out 2,000 groups, including r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse. A few hours later, the Verge reported that Twitch temporarily banned the Donald himself, namely over video of his racist rallies, with few additional details.Read more...
Tags: Science, Reddit, Twitch, Trump, Donald


Trump Misidentifies Sculpture in Oval Office While Saying Statues Help Teach History

In a bizarre interview with Fox News last night, President Trump stood next to a sculpture in the Oval Office that he said depicts former president Teddy Roosevelt, and explained that statues are vital to learning about history. Trump went on to complain that some people want to tear down statues of President…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, History, Protests, Statues, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, White Supremacy, Oval Office, Brian Kilmeade, Teddy Roosevelt, President Trump, 2020 Uprising, Trump Misidentifies Sculpture


'Least Racist Person There Is' Retweets Video of Supporter Shouting 'White Power'

If you somehow still had doubts about whether President Donald Trump racist, here’s your answer, folks. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Racism, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


Summer may decide fate of leading shots in coronavirus vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works — and maybe offer a reality check. Already British and Chinese researchers are chasing the coronavirus beyond their borders, testing potential vaccines in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates because there are too few new infections at home to get clear answers. The U.S. is set to open the largest trials — 30,00...
Tags: Health, Business, England, Science, News, Senate, Sport, Britain, Soccer, South Africa, House, Oxford, United Arab Emirates, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, World Health Organization


Trump Administration: Social Media Platforms Need to Police Calls for Violence That Aren't the President's

The Trump administration, home to some of the most prominent voices that cry wolf about supposed politically biased censorship online, is calling on some of the biggest names in tech and social media to crack down on how users post about ongoing racial-justice protests.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Trump, Chad Wolf, Trump Administration, President Trump, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Social Media Platforms Need to Police Calls


How Long Will Trump Allow TikTokers to Make a Mockery of Him?

After K-pop stans took credit for the embarrassingly low turnout at Trump’s rally in Tulsa last week, the president waits to see what humiliation will befall the campaign next. The TikTok troops are plotting to claim more territory on donaldjtrump.com: the webstore.Read more...
Tags: Science, Trump, Huh, Tulsa, Brad Parscale, Tiktok


Coronavirus live news: Bolsonaro says he may have had Covid-19 as cases rise in 27 US states

Mike Pence to hold first coronavirus task force briefing in weeks on Friday; Texas pauses next phase of reopening; Brazil registers 39,483 new cases; Follow the latest updatesBolsonaro says he may have had coronavirusCases rise in 27 US states More than 20m Americans could have contracted Covid-19, experts sayEngland: major incident declared as people flock to south coastSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.27am BST Get in touch on Twitter @helenrsullivan. 3.26am BST This is another tried...
Tags: Texas, Science, Nbc News, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Indiana, Karen, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Trump, Mike Pence



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