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Jul 10, 2020

Jul 10, 2020
COVID-19 school signs

WHO: Aggressive action needed to turn COVID-19 around

"We need leadership, community participation, and collective solidarity."

Jul 10, 2020
Nursing home COVID response

As COVID-19 keeps surging, governors ponder next steps

Nearly half of Florida's ICUs are almost full, and more than 20% are completely full.

Jul 09, 2020

Jul 09, 2020
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Global COVID-19 total tops 12 million; WHO weighs in on airborne spread

The WHO posts a brief on transmission and launches a review panel.

Jul 09, 2020
Scientist with petri dish

New pharma-led fund aims to boost antibiotic development

The AMR Action Fund will invest nearly $1 billion in smaller biotech firms.

Jul 09, 2020
Drive-through COVID-19 testing

US notes 62,000 COVID cases in another record-breaking day

"Be mindful of what happens when you open up and throw caution to the wind," Tony Fauci says.

Jul 09, 2020
Razor wire on top of wall

US prison inmates among those hit hard with COVID-19

Prison cases are 5.5 times higher—and death rates 3 times higher—than in the general population.

Jul 09, 2020
Sick man with thermometer

Study: Baloxavir prevents spread of flu to household members

In household contacts, 14% who got a placebo developed flu, compared with 2% in the baloxavir group.

Jul 08, 2020

Jul 08, 2020
Coronavirus testing processing

With single-day case record, US COVID-19 total tops 3 million

Task force coordinator Birx says harder-hit states should re-enter phase 1 of reopening.

Jul 08, 2020
First responders with patient on stretcher

Symptoms not enough for 911 COVID-19 screening, study finds

In 62% of 911 emergency dispatches, the patient did not report COVID symptoms.

Jul 08, 2020
Mask making Brazil

COVID-19 cases surge higher in Americas and African regions

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.

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