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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

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

El Salvador delays next steps in reopening economy as COVID-19 cases rise

FILE PHOTO: A municipality healthcare worker checks the temperature of a resident during a house-to-house medical campaign while conducting contact tracing amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Soyapango, El Salvador, July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas/File Photo. SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador’s presidential office on Sunday postponed the second phase of the economy’s reopening by two weeks, citing a still-rising number of ... Full story

UK applauds NHS on 72nd anniversary

Media player Video. People around the UK are clapping for the NHS, as it celebrates its 72nd anniversary. 2020 has been arguably the most challenging year in its history, with staff treating more than 100,000 patents for Covid-19 in hospitals since the virus arrived in the UK. This live broadcast has ended. MOST WATCHED. Why you can trust BBC News Full story

Opinion | The Coronavirus and America's Humiliation New York Times

We Americans enter the July 4 weekend of 2020 humiliated as almost never before. We had one collective project this year and that was to crush Covid-19, and we failed. On Wednesday, we had about 50,000 new positive tests, a record. Other nations are beating the disease while our infection lines shoot upward as sharply as they did in March. This failure will lead to other failures. A third of Americans show signs of clinical anxiety or ... Full story

How to Clean Your Face Mask — And Protect Your Skin — For Optimal Safety This Summer

“Phone, keys, wallet... face mask ?” Such is the mental checklist that we tick off before leaving the house in the time of Covid-19. Adapting to wearing face coverings has introduced an array of new considerations, chief among them: How to clean your face mask? And how often should you be washing them — both to stay safe and keep skin healthy? Here, experts weigh in on the best practices for wearing and maintaining a face mask for optimal ... Full story

6 Easy Ways To Overcome Digital Fatigue Vogue

It all starts with a twinge in your neck. A distinct feeling that you might be going cross-eyed follows, and then shortly after that, your skin starts to droop. Welcome to digital fatigue, the modern malady many have never heard of, but that’s much more common than you think – especially now. Following a lockdown that prompted our collective screen time to skyrocket, we’re a nation showing serious signs of digital fatigue. “If you find yourself ... Full story

Coronavirus surges on Colombia's Caribbean coast, doctors warn deaths underreported

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Coronavirus cases and deaths are surging along Colombia’s Caribbean coast as the region becomes the epicenter of the pandemic in the Andean country, with doctors warning many deaths are going undetected. FILE PHOTO: Doctors and nurses treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the El Tunal hospital, in Bogota, Colombia June 12, 2020. Picture taken June 12, 2020. ... Full story

DNA Linked to Covid-19 Was Inherited From Neanderthals, Study Finds

A stretch of DNA linked to Covid-19 was passed down from Neanderthals 60,000 years ago, according to a new study. Scientists don’t yet know why this particular segment increases the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus. But the new findings , which were posted online on Friday and have not yet been published in a scientific journal, show how some clues to modern health stem from ancient history. “This interbreeding effect that happened ... Full story