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With the global total about to top 13 million cases, the WHO warns countries to act.
"We need leadership, community participation, and collective solidarity."
Cases increased 20% in the Americas over the past week, and in Africa, cases in 22 countries have more than doubled over the past month.
Also, the WHO will meet with Chinese officials to probe the source of the virus.
Also, the Recovery trial announces that a review showed no COVID benefit for a well-known HIV treatment.
More than 10% of swine workers tested had antibodies to the novel influenza strain.
More than half of 57 patients had abnormal lung CT findings a month after hospital discharge.
Nations in the Americas account for about half of global cases and deaths.
COVID-19 cases are rising by 1 million a week, exceeding oxygen supplies in a market in which most concentrators are produced by a few companies.
EU officials might exclude travelers from the US and other nations, such as Russia and Brazil, that are having difficulty containing COVID-19 cases.
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