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Spam calls are hindering efforts to contact trace and track Covid-19

Still, others appear as unknown numbers and are getting mistaken for spam calls. And even when they show up with the specific departments, some are still going unanswered. “Hello? Yes, it’s you we’re looking for,” Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted, echoing the Lionel Richie song. “Contact tracing is a critical tool …

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Covid-19 survivors set up 20,000 empty chairs near the White House to remember the more than 200,000 coronavirus victims

To cope, on Sunday, Covid-19 survivors and families of victims placed 20,000 empty chairs on the lawn across from the White House. The display represented less than a tenth of the US death toll from Covid-19. It’s one of the few formal public remembrances of coronavirus victims in the US …

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Biden leads by 10 points as majority of Americans say Trump could have avoided coronavirus: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democrat Joe Biden opened his widest lead in a month in the U.S. presidential race after President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, and a majority of Americans think Trump could have avoided infection if he had taken the virus more seriously, according to a …

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Georgia food drive Covid: More people in need from coronavirus’ brutal economic toll

Delores Rich, who relies on her retirement income, arrived for the food drive at 7 a.m. — three hours before it began — to ensure her spot in line. She said she’s had trouble affording groceries during the pandemic. Her favorite things to cook are T-bone steaks and oxtails, but …

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Britain’s coronavirus cases rise sharply to record level

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk on the High Street, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Croydon, south London, Britain, September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Britain reported 12,872 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, a record daily figure for the country, with the government blaming the jump …

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Instant View: Trump tests COVID-19 positive; world stocks fall

LONDON/SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. stock futures and European stocks fell on Friday after President Donald Trump said he and his wife had tested positive for the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Marine One to board Air Force One as he departs Washington on campaign travel to …

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Stocks slide after Trump diagnosed with coronavirus

By Tom Arnold, Elizabeth Howcroft LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks sold off and investors quit riskier assets on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he and his wife had tested positive for the coronavirus and would isolate, four weeks before U.S. elections. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and first …

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A Connecticut man’s Halloween display features real-life horrors: The Coronavirus pandemic and Black lives lost

Matt Warshauer erected a multipaneled Halloween display in front of his home Saturday featuring the victims of real-life terrors — those killed by Covid-19 and Black Americans killed by police. “These two issues to me are the key cultural/political challenges that are facing our nation,” Warshauer told CNN. For 17 …

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5 things to know for October 1: Coronavirus, election, economy, immigration, Malaysia

26 states see increases in coronavirus cases

Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. Coronavirus  2. Election 2020 The Commission on Presidential Debates says it will make changes …

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North Carolina college student, seemingly otherwise healthy, dies of Covid-19 complications

Chad Dorrill, a 19-year-old sophomore at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, died this week after complications from Covid-19, according to the university. He was diagnosed with the virus earlier in September. Dorrill lived off campus, and all of his classes were online. The university did not say how he …

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