28 Sep 2020

Lawmakers Propose $1M to Examine How Mis- And Disinformation Impacted COVID-19 Response

On Thursday, Democratic Congressmen introduced legislation that would give $1 million to the National Science Foundation to aid in their probe, which is investigating how online disinformation disrupted the US public response to COVID-19. The study would be mandated if the legislation were to pass, authorized by the COVID-19 Disinformation

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21 Sep 2020

Israel Enforces New Covid-19 Lockdown Amid Rosh Hashana Celebrations

In Israel, renewed COVID-19 outbreaks have pushed government authorities to re-impose lockdown measures and procedures previously in place at the height of the virus’s impact within the country. The new developments come amid the Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashana. The Israeli police have fined thousands of people for violating

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17 Sep 2020

As Coronavirus Rebounds, Europe Rejects New Lockdowns

Across Europe, countries are being hit with a second wave of COVID-19 infections following re-opening procedures, however, governments have been avoiding large-scale lockdowns, seeking instead to enact less disruptive measures to combat the virus. France and Spain are leading in terms of the resurgence in cases across Europe, which may

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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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03 Sep 2020

Mideast’s confirmed coronavirus death toll goes over 50,000

The Middle East’s confirmed COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 50,000 as of Thursday as the pandemic continues to affect countries socially and economically. This casualty count was determined by the Associated Press through analyzing numbers offered by health authorities within the region. However, the numbers may be an undercount as

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31 Aug 2020

US Covid-19 cases near six million

The US is currently nearing six million recorded cases of COVID-19, representing almost a quarter of the international total. The US has also experienced roughly 183,000 deaths as a result of the infectious virus. Across the world, countries are still struggling to contain new outbreaks and prevent the spread of

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27 Aug 2020

Robotaxi Startup Voyage Loads Self-Driving Vans With Coronavirus-Killing Tech

A self-driving startup that caters to the elderly has transformed its autonomous minivans to self-sterilize the vehicle’s interior after each ride through a high-tech ultraviolet lighting system. The company, Voyage, adapted the sterilization technique from ambulances dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Voyage’s new technological implementation is being tested in the

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25 Aug 2020

Researchers Report Covid-19 Reinfection in Hong Kong

On Monday, scientists from the University of Hong Kong published a paper to the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal documenting a patient who was infected by the COVID-19 virus twice. This represents the first case of COVID-19 reinfection, leading researchers to believe that patients who have recovered from the virus are

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13 Aug 2020

Experts warn Spain is losing the 2nd round in virus fight

New COVID-19 outbreaks have emerged across Spain just two months after the country largely eradicated the virus. This week, a military emergency brigade was deployed to erect a field hospital in Zaragoza, a reminder that Spain is far from claiming victory over the infectious disease that devastated the country earlier

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13 Aug 2020

NASA Prepares to Launch Internal COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

NASA has announced plans to launch an internal contact tracing program to decrease the spread of the COVID-19 virus among its personnel and other agencies. NASA stated that the program, which will be voluntary, will be used to determine whether NASA employees have been exposed to the infectious virus and

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