Tag: Coronavirus

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sits ahead of a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

Dr. Fauci Skipping Christmas holiday with his family for the first time in more than 30 years

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned of a ‘dark time’ in mid-January after Christmas and Hanukkah Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said his holiday plans “dramatically changed” this year due to the Covid pandemic. He warned that Christmas could create another COVID-19 surge. As hospitals await an […]

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Brussels closes cafes and bars in new virus curbs

Brussels closes cafes and bars in new virus curbs

The Belgian capital took a step towards restoring its coronavirus lockdown Wednesday, when Brussels ordered cafes and bars to close for a month. Restaurants serving meals at table will remain open, but bars and drinking alcohol in public places will be banned until November 8, the regional government said. This is the second time Brussels has imposed such a measure […]

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President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, speak to the media before a working breakfast meeting at the Hotel du Palais on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. (Photo  taken Aug. 25, 2019 by Erin Schaff/The New York Times, Pool, File)

Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, joining a small group of world leaders who have been infected: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez have also tested positive. U.S. President Donald Trump has joined a growing group of world leaders who have been infected with the coronavirus. Some, […]

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President Donald Trump speaks during the first day of the Republican National Convention, Aug. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Christians offer prayers as President Trump tests positive for COVID-19

Prayers are being offered for a speedy recovery by Christians around the world as soon as it was discovered that President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump tests positive for COVID-19. Key Points (New York Times): Trump suspends campaign events and prepares to spend a ‘few days’ in the hospital. Democrats demand a delay in Judge Barrett’s confirmation process as […]

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The CDC website says there is growing evidence droplets and airborne particles can remain in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel over 6 feet

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols,” which are produced even when a person breathes. What you need to know The US is nearing the grim milestone of 200,000 coronavirus deaths. The CDC abruptly reverted to its […]

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Wuhan Strives To Return To Normal. But Scars From The COVID-19 Pandemic Run Deep (by Charlie Campbell/TIME)

Wuhan Strives to Return to Normal, But Scars From the Pandemic Run Deep

Every year, on Aug. 25, China celebrates the Qixi Festival, the nation’s equivalent of Valentine’s Day. Rooted in a mythical romance between an oxherd and weaver girl, it’s when romance blooms and gooey-eyed sweethearts exchange overpriced trinkets. Wuhan Strives To Return To Normal. But Scars From The COVID-19 Pandemic Run Deep (by Charlie Campbell/TIME) No new cases are reported in […]

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This photograph depicted an Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch (EDLB) public health scientist, holding up a glass slide used for a run on a sequencing machine (Image by James Gathany/CDC)

Trump administration tells US states to be ready to distribute coronavirus vaccine by November 1

Letter from CDC head pushes for facilities to be fully operational two days before US election The Trump administration has urged US states to get ready to distribute a potential Covid-19 vaccine by November 1, in the latest sign of the accelerating race to deliver a vaccine by year’s end. “CDC urgently requests your assistance in expediting applications for these […]

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In this Thursday, May 14, 2020 file photo, schoolchildren wait in line to go back in their classroom at the Sainte Aurelie primary school of Strasbourg. (Image by Jean-Francois Badias)

French doctors say 6-year-olds should wear masks when schools restart

French doctors have argued that children as young as six should be required to wear masks as schools across the country prepare to re-open after the summer break on Tuesday. The appeal comes ahead of the return of millions of French schoolchildren to classrooms and amid a spike in coronavirus cases across the country. As it stands, children aged 11 […]

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An Indian health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 during a door to door test drive in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Image by AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Coronavirus: India reports worst single-day spike in the world with over 78,000 new cases

India reported 78,761 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a dramatic world record that brings the country”s caseload to over 3.5 million – the world’s highest one after US’s and Brazil’s. The Health Ministry on Sunday also reported 948 deaths, taking total fatalities to almost 64,000. After reporting more than 75,000 infections for the fourth consecutive day, India […]

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Peter Paul Rubens, The Tribute Money of 1612. (Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

We’ve Rendered Unto Caesar. Now Let Us Render Unto God

Well, Caesar has always seen free exercise of religion as a threat, going back to when Nero lived in Caesar’s palace. Nihil novi sub sole. The question is, in the name of risk, will religious Americans acquiesce in that vision? Attacking the four dissenters in the July 24 Supreme Court decision refusing relief to the chapel that sued Nevada for […]

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