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Coronavirus herd immunity may be ‘unachievable’ after study suggests antibodies disappear after weeks in some people

La Boqueria market in Barcelona, Spain, was quiet on Thursday. Joan Valls/Urbanandsport /NurPhoto via Getty Images A major new study in one of Europe’s worst affected countries for the coronavirus finds no evidence of widespread immunity to the virus developing. Just 5% of Spaniards were detected to have antibodies to the virus. Fourteen percent of people who previously tested positive for antibodies tested negative just…

Sen. Chuck Grassley will skip the RNC for the first time in 40 years, citing coronavirus

DES MOINES – Citing concerns about the coronavirus, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said he will not attend this year’s Republican National Convention, marking the first time he has sat out a convention since he was elected to the U.S. Senate 40 years ago. “I’m not going to go. And I’m not going to go because of the virus situation,” Grassley said Monday morning on a conference call with…

Florida teen attended church party two weeks before COVID-19 death

A Florida teenager who died of the coronavirus attended a party at a church with 100 others just two weeks before her death, a report said Monday. Carsyn Leigh Davis, 17, of Fort Myers, was at the church function last month where “She did not wear a mask [and] social distancing was not followed,” according to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office report on her death….

Despite precautions, summer camps have failed to keep out the coronavirus

As summer camps debated whether and how to operate during the coronavirus pandemic this spring, Kanakuk Kamps, a prominent network of Christian sports camps in Missouri, announced that its five overnight camps would open to over 20,000 kids starting May 30. “Our full-time summer staff of 1,600 qualified individuals including 100 registered nurses and 60 volunteer doctors are hired and sitting on ready,” Joe White,…

After COVID-19, China moves to kick its exotic meat habit

Ou Yang is having a hard time finding snake to eat. “A very famous restaurant specialized in cooking snakes in my city already stopped providing such dishes,” Ou told NBC News from Foshan, in southern China, where snake has long been regarded as a delicacy. “They are all banned now.” As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, China is clamping down on the…

China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus

Beijing (AFP) – Chinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling “tyrannically”, according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China’s heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people, one of his friends…

India just surpassed Russia to become the country with the 3rd-highest number of coronavirus infections

An Indian resident has his temperature checked by a health professional. Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times/Getty Over the weekend, India counted tens of thousands of new COVID-19 cases that saw the country surpass Russia for home to the third-highest amount of confirmed cases. The subcontinent is now home to nearly 700,000 cases despite strict lockdowns imposed from March to May. A lack of testing and external factors…

Third highest single-day total, 10,059, pushes Florida past 200,000 COVID-19 cases

It took three months, from early March to June 22, for Florida to cross 100,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases. It took less than two weeks for the state to go from 100,000 to 200,000 cases — and the positive test rate keeps rising. The 10,059 confirmed new novel coronavirus cases from Sunday’s Florida Department of Health update, the third highest single day total, behind Saturday…

Texas woman beats coronavirus — then delivers healthy triplets

A pregnant Texas woman beat the coronavirus — then delivered healthy triplets weeks later. “As a mom, you want control, but right now, you have to accept that you don’t have control of everything,” said the mother, only identified as Maggie, in a Facebook posting Friday. According to the Women’s Hospital of Texas in Houston, where Maggie delivered her triplets, she learned she was COVID-19 positive…

Florida’s new coronavirus cases break record, nearly tying New York’s peak

Florida shattered its single-day record for new coronavirus cases, nearly tying New York state’s peak daily count set in April. Florida on Saturday reported 11,458 new cases of the virus, which breaks its previous records and approaches New York’s highest daily tally of 11,571 in April, according to NBC Miami and the New York State Department of Health. New York’s peak was the highest one-day…

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