30 Oct 2020

U.S. faces record surge of coronavirus cases as election looms

A surge in coronavirus cases in the United States is seeing hospitals reaching capacity and nearly 1,000 deaths a day. 21 states on Thursday reported the highest number of daily hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The country’s attention is largely focussed on the presidential election,

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28 Oct 2020

Severe Covid-19 Cases Leave Lasting Effects, Including on Mental State

A recent report states that COVID-19 infections can have lasting effects on mental and physical health, with some medical industry professionals claiming that it may age brain capacity by up to a decade. Physical aftermath includes chest pain and heart inflammation, which don’t have any obvious connection to the symptoms

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26 Oct 2020

Australia’s coronavirus epicenter records no new cases as the US and Western Europe struggle to contain the pandemic

This week, Melbourne will be rid of its harsh lockdown measures after it became the epicenter of Australia’s COVID-19 epidemic. On Sunday, the Victoria state health department reported no new cases or deaths due to the infectious virus for the first time in over four months. Although restrictions on the

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23 Oct 2020

Tens of millions across Europe brace for tough new restrictions as coronavirus cases soar

Due to rising COVID-19 cases in Europe, tens of millions are preparing to endure tougher restrictions enacted over the weekend. A two-week lockdown will occur in Wales, in which everybody is required by law to remain home except for essential travel. New restrictions are also in place as of this

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21 Oct 2020

Pharma Giant Pfizer Leaks Customer Prescription Info, Call Transcripts

According to researchers, due to a misconfigured Google Cloud storage bucket, hundreds of medical patients taking cancer drugs including Aromasin, Ibrance, and others are now vulnerable to phishing attacks as well as malware and identity fraud. The company hosting the leaked information, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, left the Google Cloud storage

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14 Oct 2020

New Europe restrictions imposed to fight second wave

In Europe, new waves of COVID-19 outbreaks have prompted several countries to re-consider imposing lockdown measures that were previously lifted. For example, the Czech Republic has shut down its schools and bars, while Dutch cafes and restaurants are set to close. France is considering imposing curfews while European governments struggle

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05 Oct 2020

Paris to shut bars and raise alert to maximum

In France, the capital city of Paris is planning on shutting down all bars on Tuesday after several COVID-19 outbreaks occurred within the city. Paris will also be raising the alert level to the maximum possible after several days of high infection rates and newly reported cases. In an effort

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05 Oct 2020

Nigerian scientists develop cheaper and faster Covid-19 test kits

Nigerian scientists have reportedly been successful in developing a new COVID-19 test kit that is cheaper and faster, enabling higher volumes of testing within the country, which has been facing kit shortages. According to Nigerian health authorities, the population has been trying to combat chronic under-testing, in which there are

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25 Sep 2020

UK and France record most daily cases since start of pandemic, as university outbreaks linked to parties

The UK and France are facing renewed outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus, each reporting their highest rise in daily case numbers on Thursday. European universities have been especially hard-hit following students’ return to campuses. Scotland has told their students that they must remain within their household and refrain from having

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15 Sep 2020

In Global Covid-19 Vaccine Race, Chinese Shot Receives First Foreign Approval

As the international race for a Covid-19 vaccine heats up, nationalism across the globe has been on the rise. Rather than cooperating through international channels to develop a readily available and effective vaccine, most countries are instead focusing on providing access to their population. Accompanying this race to develop a

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