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Coronavirus 'second wave': What lessons can we learn from Asia?

Image caption Coronavirus might be here to stay, says the World Health Organization. Asia was the first place to experience the coronavirus, impose lockdowns and then emerge from them. It was also the first to experience new groups of infections, with clusters from nightclubs in Seoul, the Russia-China border, and elsewhere. Although it is early for conclusions, can lessons be learned? 1. WAVE, SPIKE OR CLUSTER - IT'S UNAVOIDABLE. Terms such as ... Full story

South Korean boyband BTS donates $1 million to Black Lives Matter

FILE PHOTO: V, Suga, Jin and Jungkook, members of South Korean boy band BTS pose on the red carpet during the annual MAMA Awards at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, Japan, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. SEOUL (Reuters) - Popular South Korean band BTS donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter (BLM) in support of U.S. protests against police brutality, its music label, Big Hit Entertainment, told Reuters on Sunday. On Thursday, the seven-member ... Full story

London police chief says 14 officers injured during anti-racism protests

Demonstrators hold signs during a Black Lives Matter protest in Parliament Square, following the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis, in London, Britain, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Radnedge. LONDON (Reuters) - Fourteen police officers were injured in “shocking and completely unacceptable” assaults during anti-racism protests in central London on Saturday, London police chief Cressida Dick said on Sunday. After a ... Full story

Malaysia to lift most coronavirus curbs with outbreak 'under control'

FILE PHOTO: Police officers wearing protective suits gather outside an apartment under enhanced lockdown to pick up illegal immigrants, during the movement control order due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng. KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will lift most coronavirus restrictions on businesses on Wednesday, including a ban on travel between its states, after a ... Full story

Philippine coronavirus death toll rises to 1,003

A woman prays outside the gate of St. Peter Parish, as the church operates with limited capacity to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez. MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Sunday reported nine more fatalities related to the novel coronavirus, taking its death toll to 1,003. The Southeast Asian country also recorded 555 more infections, bringing ... Full story

Russia reports 8,984 new coronavirus cases, 134 deaths in last 24 hours

People walk and ride bicycles along an embankment of the Moskva River on a warm summer day, after local authorities partially lifted quarantine restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia June 6, 2020. Kirill Zykov/Moscow News Agency/Handout via REUTERS. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 8,984 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours on Sunday, pushing the total number of ... Full story

AstraZeneca approached Gilead about potential merger - Bloomberg News

FILE PHOTO: Gilead Sciences Inc pharmaceutical company is seen after they announced a Phase 3 Trial of the investigational antiviral drug Remdesivir in patients with severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Oceanside, California, U.S., April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo. (Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc ( AZN.L ) has approached rival drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc ( GILD.O ) about ... Full story

U.S. senator Scott says China trying to sabotage vaccine development

FILE PHOTO: Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) attends a luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott. LONDON (Reuters) - The United States has evidence China is trying to slow down or sabotage the development of a COVID-19 vaccine by Western countries, Republican senator Rick Scott said on Sunday. “We have got to get this vaccine done. Unfortunately we have evidence that communist China is trying to sabotage us or slow it ... Full story

Anti-racism protests undoubtedly increase risk of coronavirus spread - UK health minister

FILE PHOTO: Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a daily briefing to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 5, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS. LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-racism protests attended by thousands of people in London and other major British cities “undoubtedly” risk causing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases again, British health ... Full story

How to spot misinformation and stop its spread Washington Post

To avoid being taken advantage of, we need to learn their ways — and learn some new techniques of our own to challenge what we see on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, YouTube, Reddit and Nextdoor. Whether you’re 16 or 60, spending a few seconds to do the things I list below can help keep you from becoming a tool in someone else’s information war. Help Desk: Ask our tech columnist a question. Just in the past week, the hashtag ... Full story