Coronavirus News U.S. authorities mobilize to combat a torrent of cyber crime related to the coronavirus
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Coronavirus News U.S. authorities mobilize to combat a torrent of cyber crime related to the coronavirus

Cyber criminal networks and individual opportunists have leveraged the coronavirus crisis to ramp up schemes to defraud businesses, credulous consumers and governments at all levels.The big picture: This new wave of cyber crime, documented in a series of indictments, public disclosures and statements from U.S. officials, illustrates why the U.S. government sometimes refers to the…

Coronavirus News Dexamethasone is creating optimism for treating coronavirus patients
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Coronavirus News Dexamethasone is creating optimism for treating coronavirus patients

The new best hope for treating seriously ill coronavirus patients may come from a synthetic steroid that has been around for roughly 60 years.Why it matters: Because it’s an old, inexpensive drug, dexamethasone may have a leg up on remdesivir and other new, potentially costly treatments — especially if they don’t work as well.Driving the…

Coronavirus News Coronavirus racial disparities are worse than we thought
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Coronavirus News Coronavirus racial disparities are worse than we thought

Black and Hispanic/Latino Americans have coronavirus mortality rates as much as 10x higher than white Americans’ when age is taken into account, according to a new analysis by the Brookings Institution. Why it matters: We’ve known that minorities are being hit harder by the coronavirus, but we didn’t know it was this bad. Between the…

Coronavirus News For some, suspense will linger past Kentucky election
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Coronavirus News For some, suspense will linger past Kentucky election

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Results from Kentucky’s unprecedented primary election, with widespread mail-in absentee voting amid a global pandemic, are expected to drag out for days after voting ends next Tuesday, keeping some candidates and their supporters in suspense.With requests for absentee ballots running well ahead of actual turnout for Kentucky’s last two presidential election-year…

Coronavirus News ABC’s fall TV schedule is set, but virus has say on timing
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Coronavirus News ABC’s fall TV schedule is set, but virus has say on timing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC’s fall schedule released Wednesday optimistically details its plans, including a new thriller from the creator of “Big Little Lies.” But there’s a key element missing — the debut dates made uncertain by the coronavirus pandemic.“I am hopeful that the season will start sometime in late September or early October,” said…

Coronavirus News Norwegian salmon was not source of coronavirus at Beijing food market, says Norway minister
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Coronavirus News Norwegian salmon was not source of coronavirus at Beijing food market, says Norway minister

FILE PHOTO: A salmon leaps from the water at Cargill’s research centre in Dirdal, Norway, August 1, 2018. Picture taken August 1, 2018./File PhotoOSLO (Reuters) – Chinese and Norwegian authorities have concluded salmon from Norway was not the source of the coronavirus found on cutting boards at a Beijing wholesale food market, Norway’s fisheries and…

Coronavirus News German coronavirus tracing app downloaded 6.5 million times
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Coronavirus News German coronavirus tracing app downloaded 6.5 million times

Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG, holds a mobile phone as he attends the presentation of the new contact-tracing smartphone app that will use Bluetooth short-range radio and technology standards from Apple and Google to alert people of the risk of infection with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin,…

Coronavirus News EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks edge higher; South Africa outperforms in catch-up trade
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Coronavirus News EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks edge higher; South Africa outperforms in catch-up trade

* South African stocks set for strongest day in one month * MSCI’s EM stocks index up about 0.4% * Polish zloty flat after c.bank holds rates By Ambar Warrick June 17 (Reuters) – Emerging market stocks edged up and currencies were muted on Wednesday as investors remained cautious after a resurgence in coronavirus cases…

Coronavirus News Another coronavirus danger: Harassment of public health leaders poses new threat
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Coronavirus News Another coronavirus danger: Harassment of public health leaders poses new threat

opinionTrevor Wrobleski and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein Opinion contributorsPublished 10:06 AM EDT Jun 17, 2020Amid a global pandemic and a long overdue recognition of racism’s harmful effects on health, public health officials have a new reason for concern: their own safety. In recent weeks, threats have led to protective details for the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr.…

Coronavirus News Love in the midst of death: Even as coronavirus rages, we have a reason to celebrate life
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Coronavirus News Love in the midst of death: Even as coronavirus rages, we have a reason to celebrate life

opinionAlexandra Hudson Opinion contributorPublished 4:00 AM EDT Jun 17, 2020It doesn’t matter how much you prepare and plan for having a child, no time will ever be perfect.This became especially clear when my husband and I realized that our son would arrive amid a pandemic. But ushering new life into the world during a time…