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A rise in nationalism could lead to an even deadlier pandemic, professor warns

A customer has their temperature checked by a security guard before entering an Apple Inc. store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images If the coronavirus crisis leads to more inward-looking government policies, protectionism and nationalism, humanity could face an “even bigger” and “more deadly” […]

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Fauci warns of ‘more and more’ coronavirus complications in young people

Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump Administration’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 23, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Pool via Reuters Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, […]

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CDC warns U.S. may reimplement strict coronavirus measures if cases go up ‘dramatically’

With the relaxing of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, visitors crowd the boardwalk on Memorial Day weekend in Ocean City, Maryland, May 23, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters States may need to reimplement the strict social distancing measures that were put in place earlier this year if U.S. coronavirus cases rise “dramatically,” a Centers for […]

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Coronavirus updates: WHO warns of ‘hotspots’ in Africa; Regeneron tests its potential therapy on humans

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. topped two million as the virus begins to spread more rapidly in some states that aggressively reopened, such as Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and others. While health officials expected cases to rise as states reopened, the focus now is on ensuring that surges don’t boil over into uncontrolled outbreaks.  […]

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Epidemiologist Warns How ‘All-Or-Nothing’ Messaging On Coronavirus Can Backfire

Epidemiologist Julia Marcus, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, on Thursday warned of the pitfalls of “abstinence-only messaging” amid the coronavirus pandemic. During CNN’s global town hall on the public health crisis, Marcus said a possible side-effect of attempting to totally eliminate the risk of spreading the virus (which she accepted is currently not […]

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WHO Warns Of More COVID-19 Outbreaks If Countries Open Back Up Too Quickly

ZURICH/GENEVA (Reuters) ― The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday that countries emerging from restrictions to halt the new coronavirus must proceed “extremely carefully” or risk a rapid rise in new cases. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said countries needed to ensure they had adequate measures to control the spread of the COVID-19 respiratory disease […]

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We’re Going Backwards With Coronavirus Response, Obama ‘Ebola Czar’ Warns

Ronald Klain warned how President Donald Trump’s White House risks making the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. even worse because of an ongoing lack of testing. Klain, dubbed the “Ebola czar” after former President Barack Obama tasked him with leading the U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic, told MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace on Thursday that increased testing […]

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Coronavirus: ‘Deadly resurgence’ if curbs lifted too early, WHO warns

Lifting coronavirus lockdown measures too early could spark a “deadly resurgence” in infections, the World Health Organization chief has warned. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said countries should be cautious about easing restrictions, even as some struggle with the economic impact. He said there had been a “welcome slowing” of the epidemics in some European countries. […]

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Dr. Deborah Birx Sees ‘Some Flattening’ Of The Curve, But Warns Against Complacency

Some “shoots of success” indicate social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders have begun to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections in the U.S., according to White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, but Americans need to remain vigilant. “We are beginning to see some flattening of the number of new cases per day in […]