AP report raises concerns about China and WHO; China denies

At least two U.S. senators have said China hid data from the World Health Organization that could have altered the course of the coronavirus outbreak
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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The country's coronavirus case fatality rate has fallen to 2.03 per cent marking the lowest rate recorded since the outbreak of the contagion which the World Health Organization has labeled as potentially endemic.
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Peru cases pass 300,000;Iran sees highest daily deaths;Spain puts part of Galicia back into lockdown. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: India sees record daily rise as capital opens giant Covid-19 hospitalIndia overtakes Russia with third-highest number of casesBorder closes between Australian states of NSW and VictoriaTexas mayors warn of ‘serious trouble’ as cases surge across USSee all our coronavirus coverage6.51amBSTHundreds of drones lit up the night sky in Seoul for a spectacular showcase of motivational and awareness messages as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, AFP reports.Three hundred...
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Psychologist was due to get life-saving NHS cancer treatment until coronavirus struckCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA psychologist denied access to a potentially life-saving cancer drug trial because NHS services were suspended due to Covid-19 is trying to raise £240,000 to buy the medicine privately.Wendy Peake said it was “shocking, absolutely shocking” that she and her husband, Andrew, were having to use their savings, draw down pension money and remortgage their house to raise the money for treatment that she was due to get on the NHS until the pandemic struck.Continue reading...
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Many laborers in New Jersey follow the ripening of crops up the East Coast. Each influx of new workers brings the risk of a fresh outbreak.
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The former FDA commissioner says "the total number of deaths is going to start going up again" as multiple states grapple with outbreaks.
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Exclusive: ex-chief prosecutor ’s lawyers say behaviour of Boris Johnson’s aide warrants ‘thorough investigation’The former chief prosecutor for north-west England has urged the Metropolitan police to launch an immediate investigation into Dominic Cummings ’ trip from London to Durham at the height of the coronavirus outbreak.Lawyers for Nazir Afzal have written to the Met commissioner, Cressida Dick, arguing that the behaviour of Boris Johnson ’s chief adviser during the lockdown warrants a “thorough investigation”.Continue reading...
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Open letter says there is emerging evidence of potential for aerosol transmissionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe potential for Covid-19 to spread through airborne transmission by lingering in the air is being underplayed by the World Health Organization, a group of scientists have said.In an open letter due to be published this week, 239 scientists from 32 countries call for greater acknowledgement of the role of airborne spread of Covid-19 and the need for governments to implement control measures.Continue reading...
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Relief as concerns about overwhelmed emergency services fail to materialiseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFears that emergency services would be overwhelmed after pubs and restaurants reopened in England have not materialised, according to initial reports.Ahead of pubs opening for the first time since 23 March, NHS England told hospitals and ambulance services that demand for care was likely to reach“that of New Year’s Eve”. Police forces deployed extra patrols.Continue reading...
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How will L.A. County move forward in combating the coronavirus outbreak? Leaders from the Board of Supervisors offer a mixed bag of answers.
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I ’d come to think of myself as a sad wizard, burdened with rituals to prevent catastrophes. Then the pandemic made those threats realFor many of us, coronavirus has inspired a bit of a germ obsession. We wash our hands until they ’re chapped. We see other people as potential vectors. We wipe down our groceries with Lysol, apparently having decided that, if it comes to it, we’d rather die of disinfectant poisoning than a virus.In our efforts not to contract Covid-19, many of us are getting a taste of a different kind of illness: obsessive-compulsive disorder. And for some who have spent years learning to ...
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