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The House passed new coronavirus relief bill for renters and homeowners, as Democrats urge Republicans to negotiate further coronavirus aid

Tenant right advocates organized a vehicle protest around the US Bank building on April 8, 2020. Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via Getty Images The House of Representatives on Monday passed legislation in order to protect Americans impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic from evictions and foreclosures.  The bill, sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters of California, passed by a vote of 232-180 split down party lines. Only…

Coronavirus: UK government unveils aid for self-employed – BBC News

Newest video updates related to Coronavirus. Check out this “Coronavirus: UK government unveils aid for self-employed – BBC News” video below: Self-employed workers will be able to apply for a grant of up to £2,500 a month to help them cope with the financial impact of coronavirus, the chancellor has announced. The money will be paid in a single lump sum, but will not begin…

The Coronavirus Plus the Flu Could Equal a Devastating Fall and Winter, CDC Director Says

Summer has just begun, but health officials are already warning Americans that the fall and winter months ahead will likely be challenging. Once flu season begins, the U.S. will have to worry about not one, but two contagious viruses. “The real risk is that we’re going to have two circulating respiratory pathogens at the same time,” said Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of Centers for Disease…

Scientists still puzzled by asymptomatic coronavirus cases

Months into a pandemic that has caused more than 500,000 deaths worldwide, scientists are still trying to answer crucial questions about the coronavirus. Chief among them: everything about asymptomatic patients. People who contracted COVID-19 but didn’t get sick and had no symptoms have been one of the most confounding factors of the public health emergency. The United States has more than 2.5 million confirmed coronavirus…

The Texas Medical Center scrubbed data showing ICU beds at full capacity as the state’s coronavirus cases spike

Nurses set up oxygen equipment for a newly arrived COVID-19 patient in the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, on May 6, 2020. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The Texas Medical Center removed crucial data from its website on Sunday that showed its ICU beds at full capacity, the Houston Chronicle first reported. The move was temporary, a spokesperson said: “After the…

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

(Reuters) – The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread, open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. * For…

New Delhi healthcare system on brink of collapse as coronavirus cases surge

A nurse rests in a makeshift ward at an emergency Covid-19 care centre in New Delhi, India – T. Narayan/Bloomberg It had taken a long time for Pramila Minz, 28, to persuade her mother to relocate from her remote village deep in Odisha’s tribal belt to New Delhi. After her mother, Gurubari Minz, 55, began showing coronavirus symptoms and had a suspected stroke, Ms Minz…

CDC did not add flu and pneumonia cases to its COVID-19 death count

The claim: CDC admitted to adding flu and pneumonia deaths to COVID-19 death count, dropping the death count from 54,000 to 43,000 A Facebook post claims the Centers for Disease Control admitted to adding flu and pneumonia deaths to the COVID-19 death count, dropping the number from 54,000 to 43,000. The post echoes many of a similar sentiment, that the CDC “corrected” or “adjusted” the…

Photos show how one of the world’s largest slums defied the odds and contained its coronavirus outbreak

A healthcare worker checks the temperature and pulse rate of a resident in the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India, on June 25, 2020. Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images The Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India, identified its first coronavirus cases on April 2. It is one of the world’s biggest slums. Onlookers feared that dire sanitation and extremely high population density there would let COVID-19…

Coronavirus cases stabilize in China while Italy sees drop in deaths

China has extended COVID-19 tests to newly reopened salons amid a drop in cases, while South Korea continues to face new infections after it eased social distancing rules to lift the economy. In the U.S., Vice President Mike Pence called off off a planned campaign bus tour in Florida following a surge in confirmed cases there. Hard-hit Italy, meanwhile, registered the lowest day-to-day tally of…

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