Coronavirus live updates: Trump says White House task force will continue its work
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Coronavirus live updates: Trump says White House task force will continue its work

The northeastern Brazilian city of São Luís became the country’s first to go under lockdown on Tuesday, as officials instructed 1.5 million residents to stay home to salvage its overwhelmed health system. As Brazil grapples with the worst coronavirus outbreak in Latin America, the city’s court-ordered restrictions go far beyond any measures in the rest […]

A segment of Ontario’s medical professionals feel ‘neglected’ from pandemic pay - Kingston
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A segment of Ontario’s medical professionals feel ‘neglected’ from pandemic pay – Kingston

It’s been nearly two weeks since Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced various front-line workers would receive an extra $4 per hour for their contributions to fighting COVID-19. A few days after the initial announcement on April 25, the province expanded the “pandemic pay” to additional health-care sector workers, including paramedics and public health nurses. READ […]

Coronavirus mutations: Scientists puzzle over impact
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Coronavirus mutations: Scientists puzzle over impact

Image copyright We Are Covert Image caption Researchers have been tracking changes to the ‘spike’ of the virus Researchers in the US and UK have identified hundreds of mutations to the virus which causes the disease Covid-19. But none has yet established what this will mean for virus spread in the population and for how […]

Nigeria coronavirus: Cases hit 2,802; Buhari waives all medical import tax
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Nigeria coronavirus: Almost 3,000 cases, Gombe patients protest ‘poor care’

Almost 3,000 cases, Gombe patients protest ‘poor care’ By close of day May 5, there were 2950 confirmed cases of CIOVID-19 in Nigeria, 481 discharged and 98 deaths the NCDC reported. Of the 148 new cases, the breakdown were as follows: 43-Lago, 32-Kano, 14-Zamfara, 10-FCT, 9-Katsina, 7-Taraba, 6-Borno, 6-Ogun, 5-Oyo, 3-Edo, 3-Kaduna, 3-Bauchi, 2-Adamawa, 2-Gombe, […]

World Coronavirus Tracker - The New York Times
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World Coronavirus Tracker – The New York Times

And now the contagion is beginning to spread more aggressively. Cases are now doubling every 9.5 days, down from 12. The daily death toll has shot up to more than 100, from a few dozen in mid-April. But a walk around New Delhi shows how much has changed. The streets of working-class neighborhoods that were […]

Coronavirus treatments: New studies on drugs hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir
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Coronavirus treatments: New studies on drugs hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir

A pair of new coronavirus treatment reports are offering new insights into experimental drugs being tried to treat Covid-19. The first provides grounds for cautious optimism about Gilead Sciences’ experimental drug remdesivir, while the second raises questions about the safety of hydroxychloroquine, the drug President Donald Trump has recklessly hyped as a potential remedy to […]