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Afraid Of Coronavirus, EU, World Destinations Shun U.S. Travelers

COVID-19 worldwide borders closures.Traveler with face mask stuck in airport terminal after being … [+] denied entry to other countries. Passenger stranded in airport on his travel back to home country. Getty Does the world see America now as a modern-day leper colony that needs to be contained? That may seem harsh, but right now […]

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Russia’s ambassador to UK denies coronavirus vaccine-hacking claims | World news

Russia’s ambassador to London has denied accusations by Britain and its allies of helping hackers target labs conducting coronavirus vaccine research, in a UK television interview to be broadcast on Sunday. Andrei Kelin said Thursday’s allegations by Britain, the US and Canada that a hacking group called APT29 was behind the online attacks, and was […]

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‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – study | World news

There is “compelling” evidence that air pollution significantly increases coronavirus infections, hospital admissions and deaths, according to the most detailed and comprehensive analysis to date. The research indicates that a small, single-unit increase in people’s long-term exposure to pollution particles raises infections and admissions by about 10% and deaths by 15%. The study took into […]

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Disney World reopens even as coronavirus cases soar in Florida and across U.S.

Disney World parks in Orlando, Florida are open again nearly four months after shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will reopen on July 15. “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is open for business again even as Florida […]

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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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World Health Organization reports new coronavirus cases reach all-time high

The number of new Covid-19 cases worldwide has reached a record high at 212,326 cases in the last 24 hours, according to a situation report from the World Health Organization.  The report says there have been more than 10.9 million confirmed Covid-19 cases globally, with 212,326 new cases in the last 24 hours. There have been […]

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Coronavirus Victoria: 74 locally acquired cases recorded in highest daily increase | World news

Victoria has recorded its highest daily jump in locally acquired Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, with 75 people testing positive and only one confirmed to be a returned international traveller. “I think it will get worse before it gets better,” the state’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, said. “It is a concerning number. But […]

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World hits coronavirus milestones amid fears worst to come

New clusters of cases at a Swiss nightclub and in the central English city of Leicester showed that the virus was still circulating widely in Europe, though not with the rapidly growing infection rate seen in parts of the U.S., Latin America and India. Poland and France, meanwhile, attempted a step toward normalcy as the […]

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‘Like leaning into a left hook’: coronavirus calamity unfolds across divided US | World news

A disaster is unfolding in Montgomery, Alabama, where Martin Luther King preached and where Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus. Hospitals are running short of drugs to treat Covid-19, intensive care units are close to capacity, and ventilators are running short. Between 85% and 90% of the […]

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Uruguay and Paraguay buck Latin America coronavirus trend | World news

Latin America has become the new centre of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic but two small countries, Uruguay and Paraguay, have bucked the regional trend and can claim a near total victory against the virus. Though they are strangely dissimilar – Uruguay is a progressive enclave with the lowest poverty index in Latin America, while Paraguay […]

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