U.S. surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19: Johns Hopkins University

The U.S. surpassed 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount, but it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from...

France, Italy, Belgium act to stop use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 over safety fears

France, Italy and Belgium acted to halt the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients suffering from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, amid questions about the safety of the generic anti-malaria drug.France on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital...

France revokes decree allowing hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

The French government on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering from severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The announcement comes two days after the World Health...

World Health Organization temporarily halts hydroxychloroquine trials

The World Health Organization says it is temporarily dropping hydroxychloroquine — the malaria drug U.S. President Donald Trump said he was taking — from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments. In a press briefing on Monday, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said...

Brazil overtakes U.K. for 3rd-highest number of COVID-19 cases

Brazil recorded 674 new coronavirus deaths on Monday, the Health Ministry said, and has more than 255,000 confirmed cases, overtaking Britain to become the country with the third-highest number of infections behind the United States and Russia. According to the database...

WHO chief promises review of coronavirus response as China defends its performance

The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday an independent evaluation of the global coronavirus response would be launched as soon as possible, and China backed such a review.Director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made his promise during a...

China defends handling of coronavirus, backs review of global response under WHO

China's president on Monday called for an independent review of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic under the World Health Organization once the virus is under control, and defended Beijing's own handling of the pandemic. In a video message...

U.S. narrows down candidates in major push for COVID-19 vaccine

President Donald Trump said on Friday the U.S. government would invest in all the top coronavirus vaccine candidates and said a list had been narrowed to 14 promising possibilities with a plan to narrow further.At an event in the White...

WHO emergencies chief says novel coronavirus may be here to stay

The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said it's possible the new coronavirus may be here to stay, warning it's impossible to predict when the pandemic might be controlled."This virus may never go away," Dr. Michael Ryan said in a news briefing...

Coronavirus vaccine possible in about a year, says EU agency

A vaccine to counter the new coronavirus could be approved in about a year in an "optimistic" scenario, an agency that approves medicines for the European Union said on Thursday.As the world rushes to develop a vaccine, the European Union,...
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