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May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020
White House Rose Garden

Trump says US will cut ties with World Health Organization

Trump's announcement draws strong condemnation from public health experts.

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020
Sewing masks in Brazil

Global COVID-19 total tops 5.7 million, Brazil surge continues

Brazil's surge shows no sign of slowing, with more than 20,000 new cases.

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020
Surgical masks and money

WHO creates foundation to boost funds as COVID-19 cases climb

Another study of hydroxychloroquine was paused to look for safety signals, with some nations banning its use.

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020
Brazil researcher

Tough weeks ahead for South America's COVID-19 hot spots

Worries are also rising about the pandemic's impact on the healthcare of Latin Americans who have noncommunicable diseases, who make up 25% of the population.

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.

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020
Distrubuting masks in Brazil

As COVID-19 cases near 5 million, WHO sees long road ahead

The head of PAHO says, "We are increasingly worried about the poor and other vulnerable groups."

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020
WHO logo

World Health Assembly opens amid pandemic tensions, calls for probe

In other international developments, case surges stretch health systems in Russia and Brazil, and France reports illnesses associated with recent school reopenings.

May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020
Lone woman with mask walking along street

WHA preps for virtual meeting as COVID-19 cases top 4.5 million

The World Health Assembly gears up to meet virtually for the first time and will focus mainly on the pandemic.

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020
Empty gurney in hospital corridor

Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 300,000

France and Spain learn that relatively few people have been exposed to the virus.

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020
Brazilian senators wearing masks

Russia, South America emerge as major COVID-19 hot spots

Brazil reports 881 new COVID-19 deaths, its highest daily fatality count.

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