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What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, October 19

WHO reports over quarter million new Covid-19 cases in 1 day

[ad_1] Like many other countries, early in the pandemic the Czech Republic locked down its borders and enforced a nationwide lockdown. But what set the Czechs apart was their requirement that everyone wear face masks outdoors. Even the country’s populist Prime Minister, Andrej Babis, was a convert. He tweeted some …

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Coronavirus could drive the last nail into the mink fur trade

[ad_1] A total 3.1 million mink were farmed in the United States in 2018, according to animal welfare charity Humane Society International (HSI). Current advice from the US Department of Agriculture does not recommend culls of mink herds. In July, Spanish authorities ordered a cull of nearly 100,000 of the …

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What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, October 16

WHO reports over quarter million new Covid-19 cases in 1 day

[ad_1] The President was non-committal at the NBC town hall on a question about whether he took a Covid-19 test on the day of his debate with Biden at the end of September — even though he was required to do so. He was airlifted to hospital with Covid-19 days …

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What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, October 15

WHO reports over quarter million new Covid-19 cases in 1 day

[ad_1] Let’s look at the situation in the UK: As a result of its spring lockdown, the British economy shrank by 20% in the second quarter, pushing it into the deepest recession of any major developed economy. Which is why Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now under pressure from some …

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What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, October 14

WHO reports over quarter million new Covid-19 cases in 1 day

[ad_1] At least 36 states are now reporting increased cases of the virus and hospitalizations are on the rise nationwide in the “fall/winter surge that everyone was worried about,” Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, said yesterday. The US is …

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Latest world news for October 14

[ad_1] A car enters a temporary drive-through Covid-19 testing site at East Orange District Park in Orlando, Florida, on October 1. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto/Getty Images As predicted, the United States is now grappling with a new Covid-19 surge — one that could overwhelm hospitals, kill thousands of Americans a day by January and leave even …

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One client in one spin studio that followed all the rules triggers a coronavirus outbreak with at least 61 cases

[ad_1] SPINCO, in Hamilton, Ontario, just reopened in July and had all of the right protocols in place, including screening of staff and attendees, tracking all those in attendance at each class, masking before and after classes, laundering towels and cleaning the rooms within 30 minutes of a complete class, …

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What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, October 13

WHO reports over quarter million new Covid-19 cases in 1 day

[ad_1] Life is closer to normal in the Asia-Pacific region thanks to the basic lessons of epidemiology: clear communication, quarantines, border controls, aggressive testing and contact tracing, Tara John writes. Meanwhile, Europe is now reporting more daily infections than the United States, Brazil, or India — the countries that have …

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What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, October 12

WHO reports over quarter million new Covid-19 cases in 1 day

[ad_1] “The risk to me is tiny. But by taking that small risk on myself, I can potentially protect thousands of other people from having to be infected without consenting to it,” said 18-year-old Alastair Fraser-Urquhart, one of those who signed up. Human challenge trials are nothing new. They have …

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World Homeless Day: Covid-19 is worsening housing insecurity. Here’s how you can help

[ad_1] According to UN-Habitat, 100 million people worldwide are homeless, and at least 1 billion live in inadequate housing or overcrowded informal settlements. These already high numbers are surging due to the pandemic’s economic impact, and now having a safe place to call home has become even more challenging for …

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