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Bexar County sees slow increase in pediatric COVID-19 cases since May, health official says

SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Monday night. Here are a few of the […]

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Coronavirus In Wisconsin: Health Officials Confirm 830 More COVID-19 Cases – WCCO

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials report 830 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. That brings the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state to 42,315 since the pandemic began. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports the positive cases make up 10.3% of the 8,089 tests processed since Saturday. Read More: […]

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Brazil Health Workers May Have Spread Coronavirus to Indigenous People

RIO DE JANEIRO — The telltale symptoms began in late May, about a week after government medical workers made a routine visit to the Kanamari Indigenous community in a remote part of the Amazon: Elderly members of the group were struggling to breathe. For months, as the coronavirus tore through Brazil, the Kanamari had sought […]

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Pa. Health Dept. Announces 786 New Coronavirus Cases, Increasing Statewide Total To 101,027 – CBS Pittsburgh

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 786 new cases of Coronavirus on Sunday, in addition to 8 more deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 101,027 since Saturday’s report. The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between July 12 and July 18 is 146,701 with […]

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To fight coronavirus spread, keep doing what you’re doing, state health official says

TAMPA — Residents “have to continue what we’re doing” to stem the spread of coronavirus, said the top state health official for Hillsborough County. Dr. Douglas Holt, director of the state Health Department for Hillsborough County, on Thursday thanked the public for wearing masks, and practicing social distancing and good hygiene habits. Despite continued public […]

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A Health Worker Raised Alarms About the Coronavirus. Then He Lost His Job.

MILAN — In February, he said the directors of the nursing home where he worked kept him from wearing a mask, fearing it would scare patients and their families. In March, he became infected and spoke out about the coronavirus spreading through the home. In May, he was fired amid claims that he had “damaged […]

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Trump’s rift with White House health advisor Fauci widens as cases hit new records

President Donald Trump criticized his top infectious disease advisor this week while Dr. Anthony Fauci separately admitted he hasn’t briefed the president on the coronavirus pandemic in at least two months — revealing an apparent widening in the rift between the two.  “Dr. Fauci’s a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes,” Trump said […]

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Trump sidelines public health advisers in growing rift over coronavirus response

The adviser, Paul Alexander, criticized the agency’s methods and said its warning to pregnant women “reads in a way to frighten women . . . as if the President and his administration can’t fix this and it is getting worse.” As the country enters a frightening phase of the pandemic with new daily cases surpassing 57,000 on […]

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Opinion | Is the Coronavirus Killing the World Health Organization?

More funding could also help the W.H.O. become less dependent on China, Yu-Jie Chen and Jerome A. Cohen write in The Japan Times. Beijing’s influence is not primarily financial. Rather, it stems from Beijing’s talent for building coalitions within the organization, which affords it significant sway over the body’s decisions, including the selection of its […]

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Doctor at Eisenhower Health describes coronavirus ‘hell show’

“Hell show,” that’s how one doctor at Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage describes what’s happening there right now with coronavirus. Dr. Rick Loftus wrote that he wakes up with nightmares every morning, that the situation with coronavirus is getting worse every day, and that people not taking the virus seriously is costing lives. His lengthy […]

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