Brazil tops 4 mn cases as probe launched into origin of virus

Brazil surpassed four million coronavirus cases on Thursday, as an international panel looking into the global response to the pandemic vowed to uncover how it was able to spread worldwide. “This is a strong panel poised to ask the hard questions,” said former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, co-chair of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR), which […]

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Suicides in Colorado dropped 40% during first 2 months of coronavirus pandemic — but calls to crisis line spiked

Colorado recorded a 40% decrease in suicides in March and April as social-distancing policies aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus kept residents home, according to provisional death-certificate data from the state health department. The data helps paint a complex picture of the mental and emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. While suicides are down from 2019 levels, […]

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Can coronavirus spread 4 metres?

Recent headlines have suggested COVID-19 can spread up to four metres, drawing into question the current advice to maintain 1.5 metres between people to prevent the spread of the virus. The news was based on a study conducted in Wuhan, China, and published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. Meanwhile, a review published last week in the Journal of Infectious […]

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4 more planes filled with US citizens fly back from Wuhan

Four more planes carrying American passengers from Wuhan, China, will arrive in the U.S. this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today (Feb. 5) during a press conference.  The planes will land today and tomorrow at Travis Air Force Base in Sacramento, California; Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego; Lackland Air Force Base in […]

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