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(JOHANNESBURG) — The COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is reaching “full speed,” the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief said Thursday, while a South African official said a single province is preparing 1.5 million graves. Just a day after confirmed coronavirus cases across Africa surpassed the half-million milestone the total [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Time
In January, the streaming service said the series would end after its fifth season. But it became clear that an additional season was needed to “do justice” to the story, the show's creator said. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: New York Times – US
New medicines are desperately needed to treat a growing number of drug-resistant infections, but many companies developing the drugs are short on cash and investments. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: New York Times – World
The agency also said that people without symptoms may spread the virus. The acknowledgments should have come sooner, some experts said. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: New York Times – US
Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a House hearing that “there is no place in our armed forces for manifestations, or symbols of racism, bias or discrimination.” [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: New York Times – US
India's outbreak, Seoul mayor, short stories: Here's what you need to know. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: New York Times – World
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday heeded calls from more than 200 scientists, who urged the global health authority to acknowledge that COVID-19 may spread by air. Previously, the WHO said contact with large respiratory droplets, like those expelled in a sick person's cough or sneeze, appeared to be the [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Time
Dr. Bernice King and Stockton, Calif., Mayor Michael Tubbs said in a TIME 100 Talks discussion that calls for a universal basic income (UBI) have deeper roots in America than people might think, and that UBI programs could serve as a way for society to address the racial wealth gap [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Time
On April 12, a meat-processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., owned by Smithfield Foods shut down after hundreds of employees contracted coronavirus. The closure was hardly unique. Food-processing plants are tinderboxes for infection because employees work in close proximity and often need to shout, spraying droplets that can be laced [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Time
The comedian performs a kind of racial high wire act on her Instagram Live show, but she really just wants to heal. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: New York Times – US
(NEW YORK) — MSNBC says Joy Reid will move into the early evening time slot vacated in March by former Hardball host Chris Matthew's retirement in March. Reid, who has been a weekend anchor at the cable news network and lately has subbed in the 7 p.m. Eastern time slot, now [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Time
An appeals court is reviewing his request for a two-month extension to Sept. 3, citing the coronavirus pandemic. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Washington Post National
Puerto Rico's newest justice secretary has resigned in the wake of an investigation targeting the U.S. territory's governor, who remains under scrutiny [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Washington Post World
When the city of Leicester was shocked with a second lockdown, it lashed back with anger and recriminations. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: New York Times – World
In far-flung corners of the Earth, six families, like millions of others, struggled to ride out the seemingly implacable wave of the coronavirus pandemic. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Washington Post World
After months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before millions of people as he swallows hydroxychloroquine pills on social media and encourages others to do the same [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Washington Post World
Pfizer is increasingly confident that its efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine will be successful. In a July 7 interview with TIME, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said he believes that Food and Drug Administration approval could come as soon as October. On the basis of promising results in an early-stage [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Time
Without the extensions, the agency would lose about 100 of its foreign-language specialists. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Washington Post National
“This once-in-a-century pandemic has hammered home a critical lesson: When it comes to health, our destinies are intertwined." [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Washington Post World
Finally home in Houston, Serkan Golge is still dismayed by the “garbage” evidence linking him to a failed coup and says the country is missing a chance to build its democracy. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: New York Times – World

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