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Jun 16, 2020

Jun 16, 2020
COVID-19 researchers in Brazil

World coronavirus total tops 8 million cases

Of the total, 3.8 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Americas, where the pandemic is accelerating.

May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020
Crowded boardwalk, Ocean City, Maryland

US throngs gather amid rising COVID-19 cases as drug trial paused

Also, hospitals in India and Chile are reaching their limits.

Apr 27, 2020

Apr 27, 2020
Masked shopper

World's COVID-19 total tops 3 million cases

WHO officials are concerned about increasing trends in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and some Asian countries.

Apr 20, 2020

Apr 20, 2020
Globe and stethoscope on keyboard

WHO pushes back on accusations as COVID-19 remakes Ramadan

The WHO pushes back on accusations that it didn't warn countries early enough.

Mar 27, 2020

Mar 27, 2020
Assembly line pills

Experts say COVID-19 will likely lead to US drug shortages

The US depends heavily on drugs made in other countries, especially India and China.

Mar 23, 2020

Mar 23, 2020
Tokyo 2020 tower

Olympics likely to be postponed; global COVID-19 cases top 375,000

Spain seems to be following Italy's trajectory, reporting 4,321 new cases and 33,090 total.

Feb 28, 2020

Feb 28, 2020
Mexico City

WHO raises global COVID-19 risk to highest level

As concerns deepen about Iran, the WHO is in the process of sending a mission to the country, with UAE help.

Feb 11, 2020

Feb 11, 2020
MRSA in blood

Trial pours cold water on combo treatment for MRSA bacteremia

A beta-lactam added to standard antibiotic therapy did not result in significant improvement.

Feb 02, 2020

Feb 02, 2020
Patient in hospital bed

Philippines has first nCoV death outside of China as cases top 14,000

A man, 44, in the Philippines who was coinfected with 2019-nCoV, Strep pneumoniae, and flu B has died.

Jan 24, 2020

Jan 24, 2020
Twin girls with ice cream bars

Studies diverge on link between early antibiotics, obesity

One study found a link, but the other, when it focused on siblings and twins, found none.

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