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Is a dangerous new coronavirus strain circulating in farmed mink?

By Graham Lawton Denmark officials plan to cull all mink in the country’s fur farms to contain the spread of a coronavirus mutationHenning Bagger/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock The Danish government has ordered the slaughter of all farmed mink in the country after the reported discovery of a mutant form of coronavirus in the animals. It has already spread… Read More »

Single-day coronavirus cases in US hit record high

The U.S. recorded a record-high 88,521 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, pushing October’s total to over 1.7 million illnesses. Thursday also saw an additional 971 deaths, according to data recorded by Johns Hopkins University. The sobering, record-setting number comes amid a series of lockdown measures implemented in hotspots across the country, while still others buck the… Read More »

Coronavirus Vaccine: Pfizer Says It Won’t Seek Authorization Before Mid-November

The chief executive of Pfizer said on Friday that the company would not apply for emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine before the third week of November, ruling out President Trump’s assertion that a vaccine would be ready before Election Day on Nov. 3. In a statement posted to the company website, the chief executive,… Read More »

Britain’s Boris Johnson pressured to introduce ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown to stop the coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street on 13 October, 2020 in London, England. Barcroft Media | Barcroft Media | Getty Images Pressure is mounting on the U.K. government to impose a strict, short, mini lockdown to act as what’s been called a “circuit breaker” on the coronavirus. Keir Starmer, the leader of… Read More »

Coronavirus caused two-thirds of US excess deaths: study

The U.S. saw 20% more deaths than expected from March to August, 67% of which were attributed to COVID-19, according to new research. Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Yale University published findings on Tuesday in JAMA, in which they analyzed death data from the National Center for Health Statistics and US Census Bureau. “Although… Read More »