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The World Health Organization published new guidance Thursday, saying it can’t rule out the possibility that the coronavirus can be transmitted through air particles in closed spaces indoors, including in gyms and restaurants. The WHO previously acknowledged that the virus may become airborne in certain environments, such as during “medical procedures that generate aerosols.” The
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As the race to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus speeds up, the pharmaceutical industry is being careful to not set any dangerous precedent that may weaken their future intellectual property rights, a senior executive at IHS Markit said Thursday.  The World Health Organization this week published an update on the potential vaccine candidates that are
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Brian Cassella | Chicago Tribune | Tribune News Service via Getty Images) Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said states have been forced to compete in a “sick Hunger Games”-like competition for personal protective equipment and other supplies needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic without a strong federal response. Pritzker, a Democrat, told
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People wait for health assessment check-in before entering Jackson Memorial Hospital, as Miami-Dade County eases some of the lockdown measures put in place during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Miami, Florida, June 18, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters More than 40 Florida hospitals in multiple counties across the state have maxed out their ICU
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during ceremony to inaugurate the Main Spacial Operations Center (COPE-P) amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at the Comando de Operações Aeroespaciais on June 23, 2020 in Brasilia. Andressa Anholete | Getty Images Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has undergone another test for the coronavirus, shortly after the presidential palace said
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The average age of new coronavirus patients has dropped by roughly 15 years compared with only a few months ago as the coronavirus reignites in America’s Sun Belt, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday. Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a Q&A discussion with Dr. Francis
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This photograph taken on July 3, 2020, shows a sign of the World Health Organization (WHO) at their headquarters in Geneva, amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus. FABRICE COFFRINI The World Health Organization announced Saturday that it has discontinued trials of the combination HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir as a combined treatment
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Donald Trump Jr. looks on as Kimberly Guilfoyle speaks during a ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign rally at Williamsport Regional Airport, May 20, 2019 in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Kimberly Guilfoyle, a senior Trump campaign official and Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, tested positive for coronavirus while in South Dakota on Friday, according
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A top Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official on Tuesday expressed “substantial disappointment” with American Airlines for announcing that it will resume full flights starting Wednesday.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, asked CDC Director Robert Redfield about the new policy, which was announced Friday, during a hearing on the coronavirus.   Redfield told members of Congress that the
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Jacy and Seth Boyack reopened their Arizona massage spa earlier this month from pandemic-driven closures. But they shut Citrus Massage back down after four days, citing safety concerns from the Covid-19 outbreak.  In an interview Monday on CNBC’s “The Exchange,” Jacy Boyack said that even working the front desk, she felt concerned.  “I’m not a massage
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