Thursday, September 10, 2020
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Covid-19 Live Updates

michael barbaroFrom The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.”Today: To end the pandemic in the U.S., the White House is trying to defy the timelines that have governed the development of a vaccine for decades. Is it working? My colleague, Katie Thomas, on Operation Warp Speed. It’s Monday, August 17.So, Katie,…
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Judge Blocks Trump Officials’ Attempt to End Transgender Health Protections

Politics|Judge Blocks Trump Officials’ Attempt to End Transgender Health ProtectionsThe decision arrived a day before a Trump administration rule narrowing the legal definition of sex discrimination was set to take effect.A federal judge in New York found that the Trump administration’s rule appeared to be incompatible with a Supreme Court case establishing that employers cannot…
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Coronavirus News: Strong Immunity May Follow Even Mild Cases

School districts across the U.S. are weighing the possibility of outdoor classes. New Zealand postponed its election amid a growing outbreak.Right NowIndia reported 941 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll past 50,000.ImageDisease-fighting antibodies and special immune cells appear to persist months after coronavirus infections have resolved, new research shows.Credit...Farooq Khan/EPA,…
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Fearing a ‘Twindemic,’ Health Experts Push Urgently for Flu Shots

As public health officials look to fall and winter, the specter of a new surge of Covid-19 gives them chills. But there is a scenario they dread even more: a severe flu season, resulting in a “twindemic.”Even a mild flu season could stagger hospitals already coping with Covid-19 cases. And though officials don’t know yet…
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U.S. School District Cancels Classes After Teacher ‘Sick Out’ Over Virus Fears

South Korea warns of another outbreak tied to a church. Mitt Romney blasts President Trump’s handling of the pandemic.Published Aug. 15, 2020Updated Aug. 16, 2020, 8:02 a.m. ETImageTeachers gathered to protest against reopening school in Phoenix in July.Credit...Ross D. Franklin/Associated PressA teachers’ strike closes down a school district in Arizona that was set to begin…
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Coronavirus Crisis Has Made Brazil an Ideal Vaccine Laboratory

Widespread contagion, a deep bench of scientists and a robust vaccine-making infrastructure have made Brazil an important player in the quest to find a vaccine.Denise Abranches, a dental surgeon working in the intensive care unit of a large hospital in São Paulo treating Covid-19 patients, was among the first to volunteer for a vaccine trial.Credit...Victor…

Firm Helping Run U.S. Coronavirus Database Refuses Senators’ Questions

People who recover from the virus have a three-month window of safety, C.D.C. guidance shows. The U.S. Postal Service warned several states that it may not be able to meet deadlines for delivering last-minute mail-in ballots. Published Aug. 14, 2020Updated Aug. 15, 2020, 3:02 a.m. ETImageA Covid-19 testing site in Los Angeles.Credit...Philip Cheung for The…

California Becomes First State to Report 600,000 Coronavirus Cases

michael barbaroFrom The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.”[music] So far, the debate over school reopenings has been dominated by a president who is determined to send students back into classrooms —archived recording (donald trump)We want to reopen the schools. Everybody wants it. The moms want it. The dads want it.…
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U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Reflects Sun Belt Outbreaks

With the exception of three anomalous days this summer, Wednesday’s U.S. total of more than 1,470 deaths was the highest since late May. Experts say the nation’s new coronavirus database creates problems for hospitals.Published Aug. 12, 2020Updated Aug. 14, 2020ImageJohnny Salinas Jr. rearranging the bodies of people who died of Covid-19 at Salinas Funeral Home…
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Study Says Obesity Raises Risk of Death from Covid-19 Among Men

Obesity is not an independent risk for women, according to a new study, perhaps because their fat is distributed differently.Medical workers prepared to transport the body of a patient who died of Covid-19 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston.Credit...Go Nakamura/Getty ImagesAug. 14, 2020The coronavirus has been an unpredictable foe from the start. It…

Q&A with Dr Ann Moen: How influenza preparedness helps fight other infectious diseases

Dr Moen is Chief of the WHO’s Influenza Preparedness & Response Unit (IPR) What lessons does influenza...