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uscoronavirus oct21 Covid-19 cases in the U.S. continue to rise, with experts expecting a rapid acceleration in about a week. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the US recorded more than 60,300 new cases on Tuesday. The national seven-day case average hit about 59,500, an increase of about 73% in five and...

nasa oct21 NASA's Osiris-Rex robotic spacecraft briefly touched down on near-Earth asteroid Bennu's surface on Tuesday to collect rock and dust samples that will be brought back to Earth in 2023. Bennu is currently more than 200 million miles, or 321 million kilometres, from Earth. Osiris-Rex launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in September 2016.

uscoronavirus oct20 Daily new cases of COVID-19 continues to rise in the U.S., as the second wave of the deadly respiratory virus wreaks havoc worldwide. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, 58,387 new cases were reported in last 24 hours in the U.S., bringing total cases to 8,217,952 and deaths to 220,185. The...

twitter oct19 Twitter has removed a tweet by White House coronavirus task force member suggesting that face masks don't work and that there are "many harms" with wearing masks. In a tweet he posted on Saturday, Scott Atlas said, "Masks work? NO". "LA, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Phlippnes, UK, Spain, Israel. WHO:"widesprd use not supported" + many harms; Heneghan/Oxf CEBM:"despite decades, considerble

uscoronavirus oct19 Even as COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in majority of U.S. states, a lower infection and death rate was recorded nationally in the last 24 hours. With 48,210 new cases reporting, the national total increased to 8155592, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. With 388 deaths reported nationally, the total number of COVID casualties in the U.S. increased to 219676. The outbreak is

fda oct16 The Food and Drug Administration has reissued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for certain filtering face-piece respirators (FFRs) made in China.

who oct16 A study by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found that anti-viral drug remdesivir is not effective in the treatment of COVID-19. The United States and some other countries have been using remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine as a life-saving measure against the coronavirus, but there is no conclusive scientific evidence that these tablets can cure the infection from the novel pathogen. The

uscoornavirus oct16 The number of daily coronavirus infections in the United States reached the highest level in 75 days Thursday, crossing the alarming 60000 mark. With 63,927 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the national total increased to 7980461, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. This marks more than 50 percent increase from the figures recorded in the country earlier this week. The last t

oxforduniversity oct15 Oxford University scientists claimed to have developed a rapid antigen test to diagnose coronavirus infection in less than five minutes. Revealing the results of the test on Thursday, researchers said they hope to start making the testing devices early next year. The Oxfordshire-based University will have to wait for six months to get it approved. The rapid antigen test is ideal for use in mass t

uscoronavirus oct15 Wednesday, the number of daily coronavirus infections in the United States reached the second highest level in more than two months. With 58,190 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the national total increased to 7916534, as per to Johns Hopkins University's latest data. This marks a 40 percent increase from the figures recorded in the country two days ago. The daily death toll also is o

twitter oct14 Twitter has suspended a number of fake accounts that posed as groups of black Donald Trump supporters after attracting thousands of followers within a week. The social media giant said it blocked multiple accounts in the network for violating rules against platform manipulation and spam.

kanyewest oct14 Kanye West has released his presidential election campaign video ad with barely three weeks remaining for the polling date. West unveiled the campaign material on Twitter with the caption, "we stepping out on faith." Standing in the background of a black-and-white American flag, the hip-hop star says, "What is America's destiny? What is best for our nation, our people? What is just, true justic

uscoronavirus oct14 After a brief lull in new coronavirus infections and related deaths, new cases surged past the 50,000 mark in the United States Tuesday. With 54,008 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the national total increased to 7858344, as per to Johns Hopkins University's latest data. This is more than 30 percent of the figures recorded in the previous day. With 824 deaths reported nationally in

tedrosadhanom oct13 The World Health Organization has warned that using the principle of so-called "herd immunity" to control the coronavirus pandemic is unethical and not a strategy that Governments should pursue. Herd immunity is attained when enough people in a community are infected or vaccinated after which a pathogen stops circulating. Top health experts have warned against that method, saying that it would

uscoronavirus oct13 The United States reported a significantly lower number of coronavirus deaths and infections Monday, when compared to the figures last week. With 41,529 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the national total increased to 7804336, as per to Johns Hopkins University's latest data. A total of 315 deaths reported nationally in the last 24 hours is just one third of what was reported in most o

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