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WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials after failure to reduce death – Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality. The setback came as the WHO also reported more than 200,000 new cases globally of the disease…

At least 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases tied to Lansing veterinary clinic, more suspected – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Sign up for our NewslettersLatest NewsOfficials suspect additional infections likely tied to the coronavirus exposure site(WDIV)LANSING, Mich. – Ingham County health officials announced Saturday multiple coronavirus (COVID-19) cases linked to a Lansing veterinary clinic, with even more people likely exposed.Officials say at least three people who visited Riverfront Animal Hospital between June 23-July 2 have…

Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19 – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

by: Associated Press Posted: Jul 4, 2020 / 04:30 PM EDT / Updated: Jul 4, 2020 / 04:30 PM EDT FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was…

US marks record 57,683 new cases in 24 hours – latest updates – TRT World

The global coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 11.1 million people and claimed over 528,000 lives. Here are updates for July 4: People, social distancing and wearing masks, wait in line at a mask distribution event, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Miami, US. (AP) Saturday, July 4WHO reports record single-day rise in casesThe World Health…

As Coronavirus Slams Houston Hospitals, It’s Like New York ‘All Over Again’ – The New York Times

The death toll is lower, but there are echoes of March as cases spike, doctors fall ill and supplies run short. Now, Texas is trying to adapt hard-won lessons while addressing a new set of challenges.Videotranscripttranscript‘I Can Barely Keep Track’: Texas Hospital Battles Coronavirus SurgeOur correspondent Sheri Fink goes behind the scenes at Houston Methodist…

Alaska reports 16th death tied to COVID-19 and 55 more resident and nonresident cases – Anchorage Daily News

We're making coronavirus coverage available without a subscription as a public service. But we depend on reader support to do this work. Please consider joining others in supporting local journalism in Alaska for just $3.23 a week. As Alaskans commemorated Independence Day, the state reported another death tied to COVID-19 and 55 more cases among…

Maine CDC reports two new coronavirus-related deaths; 24 new coronavirus cases – WMTW Portland

Maine CDC reports two new coronavirus-related deaths; 24 new coronavirus cases The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported two new coronavirus-related deaths and 24 new cases on Saturday. The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died is now at 107.The 24 new cases brings the total in Maine to 3,397.A total of…

People infected with coronavirus return to work and help spur Umatilla County’s record-breaking case count – OregonLive

Umatilla County saw one of the largest spikes in daily coronavirus cases this week with an average of 44 cases per day, the second most in Oregon, as the county’s top health official cited workplace outbreaks spurred by sick employees returning to their jobs as a major contributor.A county commissioner said some people also are…

N.J. nursing home posted ‘We beat COVID 19’ sign after 26 residents died. Now they’re apologizing. – NJ.com

The daughter of a Brakeley Park resident, who died from COVID-19, found this sign insensitive to families who lost loved ones. The nursing home's apologized and plans to remove the sign.Courtesy photoSusie Flanagan is still grieving the loss of her 91-year-old mother, who died from COVID-19 in April.So it really stings when she leaves her Lopatcong…

Jefferson County’s COVID-19 cases skyrocket 27.5% in a week – AL.com

People without masks on dine outside Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant in Birmingham's Lakeview neighborhood Friday afternoon while a server in a mask tends to customers. (Connor Sheets | [email protected])More than 27.5 percent of COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County have been confirmed in the past seven days, according to the latest data from the Alabama Department…

Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19 – NPR

Youth from across Philadelphia gathered in front of City Hall June 9 to protest police brutality and voice their concerns and vision for the future. According to recent research cited by the CDC, nearly half of all Americans between 18 and 29 report symptoms of anxiety or depression. Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption…

Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19 – The Associated Press

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets — people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV.The lockdown in Rwanda has kept many of her customers away, she said, so she has less money to buy food. And when…
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2 dead, 8 others injured in Greenville, South Carolina, nightclub shooting

Two people were killed and eight others injured in a nightclub shooting in Greenville, South Carolina, during a musical performance early Sunday.Deputies who had been patrolling in the area rushed into Club Lavish after hearing shots fired and began evacuating people. Authorities have suspect information but did not identify a person of interest, Greenville County…

Epstein accuser: ‘Prince Andrew should be panicking’

A US woman who says she was brought to Britain aged 17 to have sex with Prince Andrew has said he "should be panicking" following the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell. Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's accusers, says she was trafficked to London by Epstein in 2001. She spoke to Australia's…

FDA commissioner ‘concerned’ quarter of Americans could reject coronavirus vaccine

July 5, 2020 | 1:44pm | Updated July 5, 2020 | 1:44pm Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn said it was “concerning” that a new survey found more than a quarter of adults would “definitely” or “probably” not accept a free coronavirus vaccine. During a discussion about the possible timetable for developing a vaccine,…

Too soon to say if safe to hold Republican convention in Florida, U.S. official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Trump administration health official said on Sunday it was not clear whether it will be safe to hold the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville next month, as Florida sees record numbers of coronavirus cases. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to attendees as he hosts a 4th of July…