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County in Spain Back on Lockdown After New Coronavirus Infections

An entire county in northwestern Spain is on lockdown all week because authorities fear a new COVID-19 outbreak even after the federal government ended a nationwide lockdown. Officials in La Marina in the Galicia region placed all 70,000 residents in a countywide quarantine after several bars in the area reported new cases. Only essential travel

Scientists Raise Alarm About Airborne Threat of Coronavirus

A report in The New York Times says a group of 239 scientists from 32 countries will publish an open letter to the World Health Organization in a scientific journal this week. The scientists want WHO to revise its recommendations about how to avoid coronavirus infection. The scientists say the coronavirus is airborne, meaning virus particles can

US Continues to Lead in COVID Cases

The United States has more COVID-19 infections than anywhere else, with nearly 2.8 million of the globe’s more than 11 million cases. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus. A recent surge in infections caused several governors to reinstate lockdown requirements that had been eased just as many Americans were poised to attend July

Sex Workers Lack Food for Taking HIV Drugs During COVID-19

KIGALI, RWANDA – As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets — people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV. The lockdown in Rwanda has kept many of her customers away, she said, so she has less money to buy food. And when

US Celebrates Independence Amid Push to Remove Symbols of Pro-Slavery Legacy

The United States celebrates its Independence Day holiday this weekend as a campaign to remove symbols of the country’s pro-slavery legacy gains momentum. Efforts to remove monuments that celebrate the Confederacy, a government of 11 slave-holding southern states that seceded from the United States, triggering the Civil War in 1861, began to gain momentum in

Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Top 11 Million

Coronavirus cases have surpassed 11 million worldwide, as the outbreak continues to surge in several countries including the United States, where case numbers tallied their largest single day total, topping 57,000. Friday’s totals in the United States, reported by The Washington Post, marked the seventh record-breaking day of coronavirus cases in nine days. Cases are now