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U.S. tops 5 million coronavirus cases as outbreak threatens America’s Midwest

Medics transfer a patient on a stretcher from an ambulance outside of Emergency at Coral Gables Hospital where Coronavirus patients are treated in Coral Gables near Miami, on July 30, 2020. Chandan Khanna | AFP | Getty Images The United States has surpassed 5 million Covid-19 cases, a grisly milestone that represents roughly a quarter… Read More »

These charts show coronavirus cases are accelerating in some parts of Asia Pacific

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks in front of a mural in New Delhi, India on July 21, 2020. Yawar Nazir | Getty Images More than half a year after the coronavirus disease — or Covid-19 — first emerged in Asia Pacific, new infections are still climbing sharply in some parts of the region. Some countries including India,… Read More »

Coronavirus vaccine developers make case to Congress they can win public’s trust

Dive Brief: At a congressional hearing Tuesday, lawmakers pressed officials from five drugmakers developing vaccines for the new coronavirus — Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Merck & Co. — on their push to make a shot available in record time. Legislators questioned the companies on whether they will profit from their vaccines, how… Read More »

Health department says England counting anyone who died after testing positive for coronavirus as related death

England is counting anyone who has died there and had a coronavirus test come back positive at any point as a coronavirus death, Public Health England announced Friday. This comes after the British government ordered a review of how daily coronavirus death figures in England are tallied after some claimed that the figures were inflated.… Read More »

Hancock calls for urgent review into coronavirus death data in England

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called for an urgent review into how coronavirus deaths have been recorded in England. It follows confirmation from Public Health England that reported deaths may have included people who tested positive months before they died. Other UK nations only include those who die within 28 days of a positive test.… Read More »