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The BDN is making the most crucial coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact in Maine free for all readers. Click here for all coronavirus stories. You can join others committed to safeguarding this vital public service by purchasing a subscription or donating directly to the newsroom. One Mainer has died as 38…

Image copyright PA Media Boris Johnson gave a coronavirus briefing on Friday, accompanied by Lady Harding, who is in charge of the NHS test and trace system for England.Here are some of the claims that were made:1. Delivering PPEBoris Johnson: “We have substantially increased the pipeline of personal protective equipment [PPE] for the NHS and…

CLOSE At least half of all states have paused reopening or taken new measures to combat growing COVID-19 case numbers. USA TODAYA day after Georgia’s governor extended coronavirus restrictions, Gov. Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit against the Atlanta City Council and the mayor to block the city from enforcing its face mask mandate.”This lawsuit is on behalf…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported nearly 61,000 new cases of coronavirus in the U.S. on Wednesday — with Arizona, Florida and Texas accounting for 40 percent of the total.Florida reported 10,085 new cases and has surpassed 300,000 confirmed cases in the state with over 4,500 deaths, according to its Department of…

Image copyright PA Media Nobel laureates are among scientists calling for volunteers to be exposed to coronavirus after receiving a vaccine to see if it offers protection. In an open letter to the head of the US National Institutes of Health, the group says so-called “challenge trials” could accelerate vaccine development.The Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine…

July 15, 2020 | 9:41am | Updated July 15, 2020 | 10:00am While promoting his new war flick “Greyhound” on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Tuesday night, Tom Hanks revealed that he and wife Rita Wilson experienced vastly different symptoms during their much-publicized bout with the coronavirus in March. The pair had both tested…

CLOSE When people ask how to protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19, one of the first suggestions from doctors is washing your hands. Here are the do’s and don’ts. USA TODAYThe coronavirus outbreak surging across the nation could be controlled in 4-6 weeks if people were disciplined about wearing masks, the director of the…

Which investment wins in a battle between the two leaders in messenger RNA vaccines? There are now 23 coronavirus vaccine candidates in clinical testing, according to the World Health Organization. Four of them use an approach that involves engineering messenger RNA (mRNA) sequences, which in turn direct ribosomes in human cells to produce a protein…

Three people in their 20s on a Delta Air Lines flight from Georgia to upstate New York have tested positive for the coronavirus after showing symptoms a day after they landed.  According to the Rensselaer County Health Department, the passengers are residents of the county who traveled on a regional Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta…

Researchers said the case strongly suggests that Covid-19 can be transmitted in utero. Both the mother and baby have recovered.There have been isolated cases of newborns testing positive for the coronavirus. Research is finding growing evidence that the infection can be transmitted in the womb.Credit…Gustoimages/Science SourceJuly 14, 2020, 2:33 p.m. ETResearchers on Tuesday reported strong…


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