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In the Last Week America Experienced 1 Million New Coronavirus Cases

The total number of U.S. coronavirus cases since the pandemic started has now surpassed 12 million, CNN reports — "an increase of more than 1 million cases in less than a week." Researchers at John Hopkins University calculate that over a quarter of a million Americans have now died from the disease. Almost every state has reported a rapid surge in cases, and nationwide numbers have been climbing much faster than ever before — with the country reporting a staggering 2.8 million infections sin...
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Imagine if every person in Reno, Nevada, suddenly died. That's how many lives COVID-19 has claimed in the US so far.

Medical staff wearing full PPE push a stretcher with a deceased patient to a car outside of the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on June 30, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images At least 250,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 so far as of Wednesday, according to data from John Hopkins University.  That's the equivalent of the entire population of Reno, Nevada, being entirely wiped out. Public health experts have warned that without mitigatio...
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COVID-related hospital overcrowding has gotten so bad the Utah governor has issued a state of emergency

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert delivers his 11th and final State of the State address in the Utah House Chambers, at the Utah Sate Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced a state of emergency that went into effect Monday afternoon due to an uptick of coronavirus cases, according to the Washington Post.  "I am declaring a new state of emergency to address hospital overcrowding and to protect intensive care unit capacity," Gov. Herbe...
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Future of pain relief – tiny robots based on parasites invented

A research team from John Hopkins University designs microdevices that can deliver medicine.The tiny robots are based on parasite hookworms.The machines can latch on to the intestines and gradually release pain-relieving drugs. Researchers created tiny devices that can deliver drugs to the body by attaching themselves to a person's intestines.The research team was led by engineering professor David Gracias and gastroenterologist Florin M. Selaru from Johns Hopkins University. The scientists too...
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The US surpassed 103,000 new daily COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day count in the entire pandemic. And the deadliest wave is yet to come.

People stand in line at a clinic in Long Beach, California offering quick coronavirus testing for a fee, on Monday, June 29, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images The US reportedly surpassed 103,000 COVID-19 new daily infections on Wednesday, the COVID-19 Tracking Project reported.  Experts have warned the US is entering the "deadliest" wave of the pandemic as cold weather sets in and people begin hunkering down indoors. Close to 9.5 million Ameri...
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Dr. Fauci contradicted Trump's repeated claims that the US is 'rounding the corner' on COVID-19. It's 'actually going in the wrong direction'

Dr. Anthony Fauci (L), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, in the press briefing room of the White House on March 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci shot down President Trump's repeated claims that the country is "rounding the corner" in the coronavirus pandemic. Trump has asserted over and over that the US is overcoming COVID...
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Trump kept on declaring the US is 'rounding the turn' on COVID-19, even as it recorded its 2 worst-ever days of infections

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Airport on October 24, 2020 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Donald Trump again asserted that the US is overcoming the coronavirus on Saturday — despite data showing the opposite. "Now we got to have spirit, our country. We're rounding the turn, our numbers are incredible," Trump told rallygoers in North Carolina, repeating a phrase he has used often. On Friday and Saturday ...
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Health secretary Alex Azar says all Americans who want a vaccine could get one by spring 2021

Alex Azar, Health and Human Services Secretary, speaks to reporters in Washington on February 28, 2020. Reuters The US is on track to start delivering coronavirus shots before the end of 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Wednesday. Azar said the country should have enough doses for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders by the end of January — and for all Americans who want a shot by early April. But that timeline hinges on the success of at least one v...
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How the US coronavirus outbreak compares to other countries in 11 charts

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes President Donald Trump to a NATO summit on December 4, 2019. Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images The United States has the most coronavirus cases and deaths of any country in the world. The US ranks eighth in total cases per capita and ninth in deaths per capita. Experts predict the worst of the nation's third surge of new cases is yet to come.  Here's how the nation's coronavirus outbreak compares to other countries on 11 key metrics. Visit ...
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Illinois Governor says spikes in COVID-19 infections are from 'president's allies' telling people in his state not to follow the rules

Governor of Illinois Jay Robert Pritzker attends a science initiative event at the University of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on Sunday criticized President Trump's "allies" for encouraging people to not "follow the rules" in place in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with CNN's "State of The Union," Pritzker said the coronavirus cases for Illinois are headed in "the wrong direction" because...
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Trump shared a picture mocking Joe Biden as a nursing home resident as polls show seniors abandoning the president

Getty Trump on Tuesday night shared a meme mocking Joe Biden, photoshopped to appear as if he was in a nursing home, surrounded by other residents in wheelchairs. The tweet comes amid a fierce battle for votes among older citizens between the two presidential candidates. National polls suggest voters are abandoning their support for the president. It comes amid intense criticism of Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has disproportionately killed older citizens. Biden is l...
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Drug companies are recruiting Black Americans to participate in COVID-19 vaccine trials, trying to break down decades of mistrust

A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Black Americans have been affected by the coronavirus at a disproportionate rate, but many have been wary to participate in vaccine trials. The mistrust, experts told Insider, stems from decades of medical experimentation on Black Americans. At least two pharmaceutical companies developing vaccines — Moderna and Pfizer — have been trying to recruit more Black participants in their trials. Some HBCUs, includ...
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Free coronavirus map from Esri tracks trends in the U.S.

Esri’s new CovidPulse map is an electrocardiogram for every county and state in the country. Is an area recovering or on life support? Is coronavirus spreading or controlled? “We have over 6 million cases, sadly, in the U.S.; we have over 3,000 counties; the crisis has been going on in the U.S. over 200 days, and you can see it all in one glance,” Dr. Este Geraghty, chief medical officer at the Redlands-based geographical software giant, said of the new mapping program. The map shows data for ne...
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Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis is seen as a 'self inflicted wound' and will bolster China's global standing, Atlantic Council's CEO says

Graffiti of President Donald Trump and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping wearing face masks at Mauer Park in Berlin, Germany, on April 27, 2020. Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images US president Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis will boost China's international reputation, the CEO of think-tank Atlantic Council Fred Kempe said in a CNBC opinion piece over the weekend. Trump and first Lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Kempe sa...
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Elegant, efficient way to find recombinant SARS-CoV-2 viruses from >85,000 genomes

The low divergence of near-identical genomes that are sequenced in short periods presents a statistical challenge that is not addressed by methods available currently. In a recent bioRxiv** paper, Ales Varabyou et al. from John Hopkins University present an efficient method designed to detect recombination and reassortment events between clades of viral genomes – a new algorithm called ‘Bolotie’.
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Supply shortages are forcing restrictions on who can get a COVID-19 test, and it's happening at the worst possible time

A female doctor holds a swab in one of the central fairgrounds in the outpatient corona test facility. Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images Healthcare providers in the US are again limiting who is able to get a coronavirus test due to shortages of supplies needed to process the test, The Wall Street Journal reported.  These shortages come as the fall season the US is beginning.  Flu tests also require the same supplies that the COVID-19 test needs.  Visit Business Insider's ho...
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China will be the 'most important marginal driver of global GDP,' ex-Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill says

Jim O'Neill CNNMoney China's economy will erase all its 2020 losses next year and still record positive growth for this year, ex-Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill told CNBC. He said: "China is well on the way to recovery. It is the country that really matters globally within the BRIC group."O'Neill said other BRIC nations - Brazil, Russia and India - are "considerably behind" in their economic recovery. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Chinese GDP is set to end the y...
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A government agency just warned this week's West Coast wildfires could spark a financial crisis. A top economist thinks the effects could linger for years.

Firefighters battle wildfires in Southern California on Saturday. JOSH EDELSON / Contributor/ Getty Images The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the government agency that regulates the US deriviatives markets, released a report this week that said increasing wildfires in the US could spark a financial crisis.  Further, the CFTC said climate change 'poses a major risk to the stability of the US financial system and to its ability to sustain the American economy.' The ripple effe...
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Israel considers renewed lockdown ahead of Jewish High Holidays as coronavirus surges

Israel’s cabinet on Thursday moved towards a near-complete nationwide lockdown to address its world-leading coronavirus outbreak ahead of the Jewish High Holidays, a prospect likely to enrage Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ultra-Orthodox allies. Health Minister Yuli Edelstein had proposed a total lockdown as new infections nearly surpassed 4,000 in a single day this week. But the cabinet instead considered the recommendations of Israel’s coronavirus czar, Ronni Gamzu, who suggested closing ...
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Too many countries have neglected public health services, the WHO says, as it warns that the world must prepare for the next pandemic

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference in Geneva. Reuters Too many countries have neglected public health services, and should invest in them to protect against future pandemics, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. "Public health is the foundation of social, economic and political stability," Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference on Monday. Nearly 27 million COVID-19 cases and 900,000 deaths had been re...
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India recorded 78,000 COVID-19 infections in a single day as the global number of cases passed 25 million

People wear protective face coverings in Connaught Place, New Delhi, India. Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images India recorded 78,512 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, surpassing the previous record of daily infections held by the US.The country also saw 85,687 new cases on August 26, thought to be the highest number of daily infections held by a single nation. Meanwhile, the global number of infections surpassed 25 million as of August 30, according to John Hopkins University.Visit...
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Coronavirus live news: global cases approach 22 million; WHO says Covid spread by 'unaware' younger people

France adds work areas to growing list of places where people must wear masks; WHO says young not invincible; South Africa trial to involve 2,900 people Global report: France tightens mask rules as cases rise in EuropeCountries led by women handled coronavirus better, says studyAustralia does deal to secure potential Oxford vaccine for freeTrump calls out NZ’s Covid surge, on day it records nine casesUK coronavirus updates - live 7.54pm BST Pizza Express has revealed plans to close almost a...
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Coronavirus: These maps show every U.S. county’s 14-day case count and cases per 100,000

Pitch Interactive, a data visualization studio, and Big Local News, a program of Stanford University’s Journalism and Democracy Initiative, created COVID-19 case maps that track coronavirus cases around the globe. The map of U.S. counties and the world map shows how many cases have been reported in the last 14 days as well as the number of cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days. The collaboration is made possible by the Google News Initiative. Global data for coronavirus cases and fatalities is p...
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1.5% of All Americans Have Been Infected With Coronavirus - 5 Million Cases (slashdot)

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hit 5 million on Sunday, reports the Associated Press, "by far the highest of any country..." "The failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe." Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America's bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe's epidemic. Italians were unprepared when the outbreak exploded in February, and the co...
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1.5% of All Americans Have Been Infected With Coronavirus - 5 Million Cases

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hit 5 million on Sunday, reports the Associated Press, "by far the highest of any country..." "The failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe." Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America's bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe's epidemic. Italians were unprepared when the outbreak exploded in February, and the co...
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The mayor of LA threatened to cut power and water to houses hosting parties after YouTube and TikTok stars kept gathering despite COVID restrictions

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said officials will cut water and power to houses that host parties, which are currently banned due to the coronavirus pandemic. Eric Garcetti said that the measure would only be used on homes that repeatedly break the rules. The announcement came a day after a huge party that ended in gunfire and one woman dead. Parties have been thrown and attended by high-profile YouTube and TikTok stars in the area, including by Jake Paul. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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Trump Dismisses Daily US COVID-19 Deaths With Eye Roll: ‘It Is What It Is’

In his effort to whitewash his administration’s botched handling of the pandemic, President Donald Trump is now actively shrugging off the daily COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. “I think it’s under control,” Trump told Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan in a pre-taped interview released on Monday night. “How?” Swan asked. “A thousand Americans are dying a day.” Trump rolled his eyes. “They are dying, that’s true, and it is what it is,” the President said. “But that doesn’t mean we aren’t doing ...
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Fauci Pushes Back Against Trump After POTUS Calls Him An ‘Alarmist’: ‘I’m A Realist’

White House COVID-19 task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci defended himself on Monday after President Donald Trump called him an “alarmist” with regards to the doctor’s warnings about the pandemic as cases surge in multiple states. “I consider myself a realist, as opposed to an alarmist,” Fauci told NBC News correspondent Maria Shriver during an interview on Instagram Live. “So that’s an unfair description? You’re with dealing with reality, as you would like to say?” Shriver asked. “I believe s...
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Coronavirus live news: US states hit fresh highs as England prepares to reopen pubs

4 July holiday weekend set to start with continued rise in infections; Brazil cases pass 1.5m; Boris Johnson defends decision to reopen pubs on Saturday. Follow all the developments liveWhat we’re learning about Covid as US states open upHow Victoria’s outbreak divided AustraliaScotland and Wales attack UK government’s shambolic travel changes 12.31am BST There are now 11m confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide, according to the data collected by John Hopkins University. 12.22am BST R...
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Coronavirus live news: global Covid-19 death toll passes 500,000

Infections pass milestone; Iran makes masks compulsory; Sudan extends lockdown in Khartoum Global report: Covid-19 cases exceed 10mUS health secretary says ‘window is closing’ to stop virusNew Zealand’s isolation facilities under ‘extreme stress’See all our coronavirus coverage 10.18pm BST The coronavirus death toll has passed the grim milestone of half a million deaths. The number of people who have died in the outbreak stands at 500,108 according to John Hopkins University tracker. 9.52pm...
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