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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.
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.
Three main hot spots saw no slowdown in cases, and Argentina and Chile became the latest countries in the Americas to report their first cases.
Also today, 79 more Diamond Princess infections were reported—raising cruise ship totals to 621— and the WHO details stepped-up response measures regarding the Westerdam ship in Cambodia.
Australia has barred travelers from China, a move the US took yesterday.
The main worry is the possible effect on weaker nations.
Study says 2.2 billion people live in areas suitable for Zika spread, and over the next year more than 5 million babies will be born in vulnerable parts of the Americas.
More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week.
Some Northern Hemisphere indicators show slight upticks in influenza activity.
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