France: 2nd national lockdown

October 30, 2020
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French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a second national lockdown until at least the end of November. Mr Macron said that under the new measures, starting on Friday, people would only be allowed to leave home for essential work or medical reasons. Non-essential businesses, such as restaurants and bars, will..
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Coronavirus reduces travel

October 29, 2020
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According to seismologists, one consequence of a global pandemic: fewer seismic vibrations due to less travel.

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WINTER WAVE BEGINS

October 28, 2020
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Worldwide, COVID infections, hospitalizations and deaths are beginning to soar, as scientists predicted. Broadly, European countries are considering lockdowns and the United States is approaching the highest figures of the year.

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Russia approves second vaccine

October 15, 2020
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that a vaccine developed by Vector State Virology and Biotechnology Center, a former Soviet bioweapons research lab, has received regulatory approval. Russian officials said that a third vaccine could be approved in December. Photo: A Covid-19 vaccine is administered in Russia / Tatyana Makeyeva..
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Six cities in France: four-week curfew

October 15, 2020
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered a nighttime curfew for Paris and eight other French cities to contain the spread of Covid-19 after daily new infection rates reached record levels. He said new daily coronavirus cases must be brought down to “3,000 or 5,000”, from current levels, which have..
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Eli Lilly pauses trial

October 14, 2020
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Shortly after Johnson & Johnson announced their Phase III pause, Eli Lilly has announced that, based on the discovery of an adverse event, they will temporarily pause their own clinical trial.

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News avalanche

October 13, 2020
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After a period of moderate news items, there is a sudden upsurge of COVID-related news items, coinciding with a clear uptick in cases worldwide as the northern hemisphere faces cooling weather. Below is just a sampling of today’s news items. UK: intensive care units are filling up at an extraordinary..
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Trudeau: We’re at a tipping point

October 9, 2020
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On Friday, Oct. 9, jurisdictions around Canada reported 2,558 new cases of COVID-19, which marks the largest single-day spike the nation has recorded throughout the pandemic. It surpasses the 2,437 cases that were announced a day earlier. If people don’t start to limit their contacts, we could be seeing up..
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President and First Lady test positive

October 2, 2020
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Overnight, President Donald Trump and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. The President announced it himself over Twitter just before 1AM. Yesterday (Thursday) it was announced that Hope Hicks, who works closely with the President, had tested positive. At this time, it is unsure how, where or when the..
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1 Million dead worldwide

September 29, 2020
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Today, the world passed the grim milestone of 1,000,000 dead from the COVID-19 virus. Of note, over the past 10 months, the virus has taken more lives than H.I.V., malaria, influenza and cholera combined. And as it sows destruction in daily life around the globe, it is still growing quickly.

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