Live Coronavirus Updates: Tracking Global News, Cases and Deaths

Live Coronavirus Updates: Tracking Global News, Cases and Deaths

Hard-hit Florida faces hurricane season. The virus is picking up speed in the Midwest, and in other states that thought they had already seen the worst of it.Right NowThe head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Neel Kashkari, suggested that stricter lockdown measures would be beneficial for the economy, arguing that the continued spread…

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Georgia camp closed due to 260 positive tests for COVID-19, CDC says

Georgia camp closed due to 260 positive tests for COVID-19, CDC says

August 2, 2020 | 10:50am A Georgia sleepaway camp that required masks for counselors was forced to close in June after more than 260 attendees contracted coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control said. Out of 344 campers and staff tested for the COVID-19 virus, 260 came back positive in the weeks after the camp closed,…

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California becomes first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases

California becomes first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases

California has become the first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases as the death toll in the US tops 1,000 for the fifth day in a row. The state of California has set multiple milestones amid the pandemic throughout the month of July. As of Saturday, California has recorded 500,130 cases. The state’s health department also reported…

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COVID updates: Dangerous hand sanitizers, curfew in Australia

COVID updates: Dangerous hand sanitizers, curfew in Australia

CLOSE Approving a vaccine in the U.S. usually takes years, but COVID-19 vaccines are moving through in record time. What does that mean? USA TODAYCongressional leaders and White House officials bickered over details of a proposed $1 trillion package Sunday with stimulus checks, jobless benefit bonuses and relief for small businesses hanging in the balance.All combatants agree…

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COVID-19 Breakthrough: Scientists Identify Possible “Achilles’ Heel” of SARS-CoV-2 Virus

COVID-19 Breakthrough: Scientists Identify Possible “Achilles’ Heel” of SARS-CoV-2 Virus

COVID-19 Research: Anti-viral Strategy With Double Effect In the case of an infection, the SARS-CoV-2 virus must overcome various defense mechanisms of the human body, including its non-specific or innate immune defense. During this process, infected body cells release messenger substances known as type 1 interferons. These attract natural killer cells, which kill the infected…

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Surprise! Here’s How Much a Coronavirus Vaccine Will Cost You

Surprise! Here’s How Much a Coronavirus Vaccine Will Cost You

The price tag is going to be really attractive — at least at first. Maybe, just maybe, one or more COVID-19 vaccines could be on the way. Five novel coronavirus vaccines are currently in late-stage testing. If all goes well, Americans could possibly have access to a COVID-19 vaccine that’s safe and effective in the first…

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Do some people have protection against the coronavirus?

Do some people have protection against the coronavirus?

(CNN)We’re now more than seven months into the coronavirus pandemic that has upended the lives of most of Earth’s inhabitants. And while it is true that the scientific community has learned many things about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, there are also many gaps in our understanding. One big mystery: Why…

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