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Global Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses One Million

The Associated Press reports: The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work. The bleak milestone, recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population …

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CDC Head Heard Ripping Lies By Task Force Doctor

NBC News reports: The director of the CDC has grown increasingly concerned that President Donald Trump, pushed by a new member of his coronavirus task force, is sharing incorrect information about the pandemic with the public. Dr. Robert Redfield suggested in a conversation with a colleague Friday that Dr. Scott Atlas is arming Trump with misleading data about a range …

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NY Cases Tick Above 1000 For First Time In Months

Bloomberg News reports: New York state reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time since early June. The state confirmed 1,005 additional positive cases, or 1% of those tested yesterday, bringing the total to 454,760. Hospitalizations increased by 16 to 527, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office. New York, the early epicenter of the U.S. Covid-19 outbreak, …

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Experts Raise Alarm Over COVID Spikes In Midwest

The Associated Press reports: In the Midwest, the virus is now landing squarely in places where there is strong resistance to masks and governors have been reluctant to require face coverings. Oklahoma and Missouri are regularly recording 1,000 new cases a day, and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson [photo], a staunch opponent of mask rules, tested positive this week. Kansas and …

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New York To Set Up Own Review Of COVID Vaccine

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will set up his own review board to double check any federally approved COVID-19 vaccine, citing his distrust of President Trump and calling Washington’s efforts to fast-track the drug “politicized” ahead of the November election Raising concerns over the drug’s administration in New York, Cuomo argued Thursday that a second …

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Chinese Pharma Will Seek FDA Approval For Vaccine

The Washington Post reports: A coronavirus vaccine being developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company SinoVac will be ready for worldwide distribution by early next year, its CEO said Thursday. The vaccine, dubbed CoronaVac, is one of four in China that is still undergoing a third and final round of testing, a global standard necessary before it can be widely distributed. …

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US Passes 7M COVID Cases Amid Surge In Midwest

Reuters reports: The number of novel coronavirus cases in the United States topped 7 million on Thursday – more than 20% of the world’s total – as Midwest states reported spikes in COVID-19 infections in September, according to a Reuters tally. The latest milestone comes just days after the nation surpassed over 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, the world’s highest death toll …

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CDC Head: 90% Of Population “Remains Susceptible”

CNBC reports: A majority of the U.S. remains susceptible to a coronavirus infection, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told lawmakers Wednesday. Covid-19 has spread across America at varying rates, infecting as much as 15% to 20% of the population in some states and less than 1% in others, he said. He said the …

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CDC Issues Halloween Guide On Safe Trick-Or-Treating

NPR reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines on how to celebrate Halloween safely. No big surprise: Classic door-to-door trick-or-treating and crowded, boozy costume parties are not recommended. The agency says this way of trick-or-treating poses a moderate risk (compared with the higher risk of the traditional style): Kids could pick up individually wrapped gift …

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FDA To Issue New Strict Standard For COVID Vaccine, Will Be Unlikely Vaccine Will Come Before Election Day

The Washington Post reports: The Food and Drug Administration is expected to spell out a tough, new standard for an emergency authorization of a coronavirus vaccine as soon as this week that will make it exceedingly difficult for any vaccine to be cleared before Election Day. The agency is issuing the guidance to boost transparency and public trust as it …

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Trump: Coronavirus “Affects Virtually Nobody” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: In front of a crowd of mostly maskless supporters not adhering to social distancing in Swanton, Ohio, Trump suggested only older Americans with heart problems and preexisting conditions truly need to fear the virus. “It affects elderly people, elderly people with heart problems and other problems. That’s what it really affects,” the president said. “In some …

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Biden: Notice How Trump Keeps Away From Rally Fans

Yahoo News reports: Joe Biden is delivering remarks from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, where he called on the country to not “let the numbers become statistics of background noise.” “What worries me now is we’ve been living with this pandemic for so long, I worry we’re risking becoming numb to the toll that it’s taken on us and our country and communities …

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Trump: Vaccine Is Coming “Within A Matter Of Weeks”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump predicted Monday that a coronavirus vaccine would become available “within a matter of weeks,” again contradicting the assessments of his own administration’s top public health officials. “I’m getting it very soon, within a matter of weeks,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” in an interview, adding: “I would say that you’ll have it long before the …

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CDC Warns Against Poorly Ventilated Indoor Spaces

The Washington Post reports: For months, scientists and public health experts have warned of mounting evidence that the novel coronavirus is airborne, transmitted through tiny droplets called aerosols that linger in the air much longer than the larger globs that come from coughing or sneezing. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees. The CDC recently changed its official …

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United States Surpasses 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths

NBC News reports: In the predawn hours of March 30, Dr. Deborah Birx stepped in front of the camera on the White House lawn and made an alarming prediction about the coronavirus, which had, by then, killed fewer than 3,000 people in the United States. “If we do things together, well, almost perfectly, we can get in the range of …

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Mask Defiant Pastor Hospitalized, Five Staffers COVID+

The Spokesman-Review reports: A Coeur d’Alene pastor who opened his large church in early May for in-person services that allowed and even encouraged unmasked congregants to gather has been recovering from COVID-19 at the Kootenai Health intensive care unit. Paul Van Noy, the senior pastor at Candlelight Christian Fellowship, has spent the past two weeks in the ICU while his …

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WH Nixed Plan To Mail Five Masks To Every Household

The Washington Post reports: At one point in April, USPS leaders drafted a news release announcing plans to distribute 650 million masks nationwide, enough to offer five face coverings to every American household. The document, which includes quotations from top USPS officials and other specifics, was never sent. Before the news release was sent, however, the White House nixed the …

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Trump On COVID Death Toll: If You Take Out The Blue States, We’re Doing Better Than Anybody In The World

Mediaite reports: “If you look at what we have done and all of the lives we saved,” Trump said, before showing an initial fatality projection of more than two million deaths if no mitigation measures would be taken. “We are below that. That was if we did a good job. If not so good, 1.5 million and two million. That’s …

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Maine Reception Now Linked To 7 Deaths, 175 Cases

The Associated Press reports: At least seven people have died in connection to a coronavirus outbreak that continues to sicken people in Maine following a wedding reception held over the summer that violated state virus guidelines, public health authorities said. The August wedding reception at the Big Moose Inn in Millinocket is linked to more than 175 confirmed cases of …

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Canada: Zero COVID Deaths For First Time Since March

Reuters reports: Canada reported zero COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours for the first time since March 15, according to public health agency data released late on Friday. Canada’s death toll from the pandemic stood at 9,163 as of Sept. 11, the same as the number of the deaths reported on Sept. 10, government data showed. The number of …

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