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Forty one people who recently traveled on a Hurtigruten cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19 amid the global outbreak of the viral disease, the Norwegian cruise company has confirmed.Hurtigruten has apologized and temporarily suspended all sailings as of Monday, the Associated Press reports. Now, health officials fear the MS Roald Amundsen may have infected dozens of towns…

Two coronavirus vaccines entered the final stages of human testing last week, a scientific speed record that prompted top government health officials to utter words such as “historic” and “astounding.” Pharmaceutical executives predicted to Congress in July that vaccines might be available as soon as October, or before the end of the year. As the…

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Republican National Convention said coronavirus guidelines meant attendance would be limited The US Republican Party’s vote to nominate its presidential candidate this month will be held in private, without press in attendance.A Republican National Convention spokeswoman gave coronavirus health guidelines as the reason, the Associated Press reports. Delegates are…

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus in South Africa: A day in the life of a contact tracer More than half a million coronavirus cases have been confirmed in South Africa, according to the country’s health minister. Zwelini Mkhize announced 10,107 new cases on Saturday, bringing the tally to 503,290, along with…

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 100 possible coronavirus vaccines are being developed around the world Russian health authorities are preparing to start a mass vaccination campaign against coronavirus in October, the health minister has said.Russian media quoted Mikhail Murashko as saying that doctors and teachers would be the first to receive the vaccine.Reuters,…

CLOSE We asked an expert your top questions about going back to work during the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYAmericans without employment in the COVID-19 crisis are in limbo this weekend as Congressional leaders headed home without acting to extend a $600 per-week expanded jobless benefit that has helped keep both families and the economy afloat.It’s…

AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin; Can the coronavirus spread through the air?Yes, it’s possible.The World Health Organization recently acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions.Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in crowded indoor settings — restaurants, nightclubs and choir practices — suggest the virus can hang around in the air long enough to…

(CNN)While the United States has historically led the way when it comes to dealing with diseases such as smallpox, polio and HIV, other countries were faster with a coronavirus response, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said Thursday.A number of countries — which he did not name — got going a lot more quickly than the United…

New studies from Germany revealed heart inflammation in recovered coronavirus patients and virus presence in the hearts of those who died from the disease.Both studies called for further investigations of long-term cardiac consequences of COVID-19.One observational study involved 100 patients with recent COVID-19 illness. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging revealed cardiac involvement in 78 patients and heart muscle…

The national toll shows how difficult predicting the virus — or human behavior — can be. President Trump and leading experts have at times said that deaths would be much lower.Surges in coronavirus deaths across the country have sometimes strained the capacity of morgues and funeral homes. A worker prepared a casket in Brownsville, Texas.Credit…Tamir…


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