Tag Archives: Coronavirus outbreak

White House claims US is ‘a leader’ in fight against Covid-19 as cases rise | US news

The White House claimed on Monday that the US has been “a leader” in the global fight against coronavirus, despite infections nationally now approaching 3m, with 130,000 deaths, and America recently witnessing the highest ever number of new daily cases reported in the world. With the majority of US states …

Read More »

Coronavirus: India’s big city outbreaks lead to record rise in cases | World news

India has overtaken Russia to claim the third highest number of coronavirus cases in the world after recording almost 25,000 new infections a day, mainly clustered in the megacities of Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. The total number of cases of Covid-19 in India rose to 697,413 on Monday, after three …

Read More »

Coronavirus: world treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UN | World news

The world is treating the health and economic symptoms of the coronavirus pandemic but not the environmental cause, according to the authors of a UN report. As a result, a steady stream of diseases can be expected to jump from animals to humans in coming years, they say. The number …

Read More »

Swing states may be up for grabs as Covid-19 hits Republican strongholds | US news

Just two months ago, Donald Trump was warning against “bailouts” for Democratic-run states that were grappling with the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s not fair to the Republicans because all the states that need help – they’re run by Democrats in every case,” the US president said at …

Read More »

Covid-19: Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations – health

New Delhi, India - July 5, 2020: A girl rides a bicycle at Rajpath after rain showers in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The WHO has said the coronavirus disease spreads primarily from person to person …

Read More »

Global report: India becomes third worst-affected country as giant Covid-19 hospital opens | World news

India has passed Russia as the country with the third-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world after recording a record number of cases for one day. The health ministry added 23,000 new cases on Monday, taking India’s total to 697,000 and almost 20,000 deaths. On Sunday India racked up …

Read More »

Think a ‘mild’ case of Covid-19 doesn’t sound so bad? Think again | Adrienne Matei | Opinion

Conventional wisdom suggests that when a sickness is mild, it’s not too much to worry about. But if you’re taking comfort in World Health Organization reports that over 80% of global Covid-19 cases are mild or asymptomatic, think again. As virologists race to understand the biomechanics of Sars-CoV-2, one thing …

Read More »

Nick Cordero: Broadway star dies aged 41 of coronavirus complications | World news

The Tony award-nominated Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who starred in hit musicals including Waitress, A Bronx Tale and Bullets Over Broadway, has died in Los Angeles from severe medical complications after contracting coronavirus. He was 41. Cordero died on Sunday at Cedars-Sinai hospital after spending more than 90 days in …

Read More »

WHO reports record level of new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase

TORONTO — The World Health Organization said its member nations reported more than 212,000 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the highest single-day total and increase since the start of the pandemic. The UN health agency said more than half of the new confirmed infections were reported in Brazil and the …

Read More »

NHS England launches coronavirus recovery service | World news

NHS England has announced the creation of a coronavirus recovery service to support survivors experiencing long-term effects from the virus. Announced on the 72nd birthday of the NHS, this new branch of NHS England will support “tens of thousands” of people who experience both mental and physical effects of the …

Read More »