Tag Archives: Pandemics

The Latest: CDC warns of high virus risks in northeastern US | Coronavirus

[ad_1] BOSTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that every county in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts are the site of high or substantial transmission of the coronavirus. The rise of transmission in the two states mirrors a nationwide and regional trend. Some health …

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Virus claims more young victims as deaths climb yet again

[ad_1] 1 of 6 In this Jan. 1, 2020, photo provided by Jasmine Rivas Fierro, Maria and Carlos Reyes pose for a family picture in Fremont, Calif. Carlos Reyes, 52, died of COVID-19 on Aug. 4, 2021, in Oakland. Maria Reyes, 51, remains in the ICU. (Jasmine Rivas Fierro via …

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Indiana doctor’s speech spreads COVID falsehoods

[ad_1] An Indiana doctor’s recent appearance at a small community school board meeting northeast of Indianapolis has racked up tens of millions of views across social media this week, with users falsely claiming it included facts about COVID-19 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the federal government …

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Moscow reports surge in deaths last month due to coronavirus

[ad_1] MOSCOW (AP) — Deaths in Moscow increased 60% in July compared to the same month a year earlier, health officials in Russia’s capital said as the country reported a new daily record for COVID-19 fatalities. Moscow’s Health Department said Friday that 17,237 people died of all causes last month. …

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In Yemen’s north, Houthis face virus with outright denial

[ad_1] CAIRO (AP) — For three days last month, Nasser joined hundreds of others jammed into emergency rooms in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, searching for a hospital bed for his mother, who was struggling to breathe. By the time one became available, his mother was dead. But her death certainly won’t …

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The Latest: Japan races to vaccinate as coronavirus surges | Nation & World

[ad_1] TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but cases are still rising amid calls to limit gatherings. On Friday, Tokyo reported 5,773 new cases, surpassing the previous record of 5,042 set last week. Yet many people are ignoring government requests to avoid travel and are gathering at bars and …

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Japan races to vaccinate as coronavirus surges

[ad_1] TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but cases are still rising amid calls to limit gatherings. On Friday, Tokyo reported 5,773 new cases, surpassing the previous record of 5,042 set last week. Yet many people are ignoring government requests to avoid travel and are gathering at bars and …

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States that had a grip on COVID now seeing a crush of cases

[ad_1] The COVID-19 surge that is sending hospitalizations to all-time highs in parts of the South is also clobbering states like Hawaii and Oregon that were once seen as pandemic success stories. After months in which they kept cases and hospitalizations at manageable levels, they are watching progress slip away …

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Russia reports record daily COVID-19 death toll

[ad_1] MOSCOW — Daily COVID-19 deaths in Russia have hit a new record following a sharp surge of coronavirus infections last month. Russian authorities reported 808 deaths on Thursday, the country’s highest daily toll of the pandemic. The previous record of 799 was reported four times over the past four …

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How Will the Coronavirus Evolve?

[ad_1] In 1988, Richard Lenski, a thirty-one-year-old biologist at UC Irvine, started an experiment. He divided a population of a common bacterium, E. coli, into twelve flasks. Each flask was kept at thirty-seven degrees Celsius, and contained an identical cocktail of water, glucose, and other nutrients. Each day, as the …

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