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Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations: NYT

FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020. NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS. (Reuters) - Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in ... Full story

Map and charts showing the spread of the novel coronavirus

Reuters maps all places where COVID-19 cases have been confirmed. Full story

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warns hospital system close to "overwhelmed" amid COVID spike

Houston mayor warns hospital system close to "overwhelmed". Washington — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warned Sunday that his city's hospital system is close to becoming "overwhelmed" with patients amid a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases. "If we don't get our hands around this virus quickly, in about two weeks our hospital system could be in serious, serious trouble," Turner said on "Face the Nation.". Texas is one of 40 states that is ... Full story

"Most unnecessary situation": Surging coronavirus cases frustrate health experts

Coronavirus cases surge in 40 states. Health experts are increasingly frustrated as coronavirus cases continue to surge in areas where the disease was once scarce. There is concern that the number of new cases will only rise further as people flock to beaches and parks for the holiday weekend. Experts have blamed the spike on some states reopening too early, as well as people defying health guidelines. Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious disease ... Full story

Disability rights activists rally around wife of quadraplegic man with covid-19 who sought continued treatment Washington Post

Hickson’s sister, a physician, agreed. So did the agency acting as his legal guardian. But his wife, Melissa Hickson, was horrified. She worried doctors were placing less value on her husband’s life because he was a black man who was disabled. After going into cardiac arrest in 2017 and suffering complications, he had been left quadriplegic and brain-damaged. The disagreements over Michael Hickson’s care — amplified by an audio recording, ... Full story

Fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility caused significant damage - spokesman

DUBAI (Reuters) - A fire that broke out at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility on Thursday has caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced centrifuges, an Iranian nuclear official said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: A view of a damage building after a fire broke out at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, July 2, 2020. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS. Iran’s top security body ... Full story

UK COVID-19 confirmed death toll rises by 22 to 44,220

People are seen eating and drinking in the northern quarter of Manchester after pubs, bars and restaurants reopened following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Manchester, Britain, July 5, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington. LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s death toll from confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen by 22 to 44,220, the department of health said on Sunday. The number of deaths registered at the weekend is often lower than during the ... Full story

Contact tracing: States make it hard to know if efforts are successful

Welcome to the sprint known as contact tracing, the process of reaching potentially exposed people as fast as possible and persuading them to quarantine. The race is key to controlling the pandemic ahead of a vaccine, experts say. But most places across the United States aren’t making public how fast or well they’re running it, leaving Americans in the dark about how their governments are mitigating the risk. An exception is the District of ... Full story

Fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility caused significant damage: spokesman

A view of a damage building after a fire broke out at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, July 2, 2020. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS. DUBAI (Reuters) - A fire that broke out at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility on Thursday has caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced centrifuges, an Iranian nuclear official said on Sunday. Iran’s top security body said on ... Full story

Lebanon's top Christian clerics blast politicians as hunger, hardship bite

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Christian authorities slammed politicians on Sunday for failing to remedy an economic meltdown that has left many poor, piling pressure on the country’s leaders as it spirals deeper into crisis. FILE PHOTO: A man searches through a garbage bin in Beirut, Lebanon, June 30, 2020. Picture taken June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo. In a sermon, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, the top Christian ... Full story

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