U.S. sets single-day record for COVID-19 cases during new surge

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in infections during the pandemic as the virus surges again nationwide.The spike to 84,218 cases — breaking the...

U.S. at near-record level for coronavirus cases, several states with peak hospitalizations

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the United States on Thursday was the second highest on record, coming in just short of their midsummer peak as the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerates in nearly every region of...

With COVID-19 cases soaring, Russia shuns lockdown but doubles down on enforcement

Standing in a BMW showroom full of beautiful new automobiles, the man in the military uniform seemed unimpressed.  "Where are your masks?" he demanded of the worried-looking car salesman. The hand sanitizer for customers was missing from the front of the store too, he...

Why complacency and lifting restrictions could be driving India’s high COVID-19 numbers

Megha Mogare, a chauffeur in Mumbai, has been out of work since March, when the Indian government introduced one of the world's strictest lockdowns in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.Mogare lives in the poor neighbourhood of Dharavi. Often described as one...

COVID-19 antibody study paused over possible safety issue

Independent monitors have paused enrolment in a study testing the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir plus an experimental antibody therapy being developed by Eli Lilly that's similar to a treatment U.S. President Donald Trump recently received.Eli Lilly confirmed Tuesday that the...

Johnson & Johnson to contribute up to $5B US in potential settlements over its part in U.S. opioid crisis

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it would contribute up to $1 billion US more to a potential settlement of lawsuits alleging it and other companies fuelled the U.S. opioid crisis.  That contribution would bring the total amount the New Brunswick, N.J.-based drug...

From pay gap to ill-fitting PPE, female workers highlight challenges in U.K. health care

When Dr. Amun Sandhu moved to the United Kingdom a decade ago to study medicine, her superiors predicted her career advancement would be limited."You don't tend to see very many female surgeons," she said she was told. "You'll end up...

Officials report mixed messages on Trump’s health after COVID-19 hospitalization

The latest: U.S. president endured 'very concerning' period on Friday.  Trump was administered oxygen at White House, source tells AP. Trump had been treated at the hospital with remdesivir. Doctor says Trump has been fever-free for 24 hours. U.S. President Donald...

White House, doctors differ on Trump’s health outlook after COVID-19 hospitalization

The latest: U.S. president endured 'very concerning' period on Friday.  Trump was administered oxygen at White House, source tell AP. Trump had been treated at the hospital with remdesivir. Doctor says Trump has been fever-free for 24 hours. U.S. President Donald...

Doctors try to assuage Trump health concerns following COVID-19 hospitalization

The latest: U.S. president endured 'very concerning' period on Friday.  Trump was administered oxygen at White House, sources tell AP. Trump had been treated at the hospital with remdesivir. Doctor says Trump has been fever-free for 24 hours. U.S. President...
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