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Coronavirus: Singapore gets strict on ‘circuit breaker’ offenders as it reports 191 new cases, eighth death

Singapore’s health ministry confirmed 191 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking its total number of infections to 2,299.The city state also reported its eighth death from the disease, a 90-year-old man who tested positive for the coronavirus on April 3 and was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases that day. He died on Saturday morning.The country’s Ministry of Health said 51 of the new cases were linked to foreign worker dormitories and 21 were linked to other cases or…

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Coronavirus: China is not safe while Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, experts say

China’s top epidemiologists have warned that the country may not yet be out of the woods with regards to the coronavirus pandemic and that the responses of the United States and Europe to the global health crisis will be pivotal to how it unfolds.Covid-19, the disease caused by the pathogen, is unlikely to be eradicated in the near future and achieving herd immunity is not a practical solution to the problem, they said.“Europe has become more serious about [social] distancing … which is crucial…

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Coronavirus: a battle in three stages. Will the world survive the third?

The world is in the midst of a global pandemic. We are all doing what we can to protect ourselves and our families. Our governments are stepping up to address the needs of their citizens. But we have to understand that this pandemic has three basic stages.The first stage is related to the health response. We are now knee-deep in this struggle, and this will be the focus for the coming weeks and months. The second stage will be the impact on economies – global, regional, national and community;…

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Coronavirus: as the pandemic spreads in the US, so do racist attacks, and not just against Asians

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads across the United States, reports of racist attacks and abuse have spiked. While many accounts involve the targeting of Asians and Asian-Americans, the phenomenon is not limited to them.In the past two weeks alone, two separate medical webinars on the coronavirus featuring minority health care workers were disrupted by hackers spewing profanity and racial slurs.On Wednesday, a coronavirus webinar hosted by the Washington-based Association of Black Cardiologists …

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Coronavirus: A Vancouver-area city hall tells businesses to shut, but one landlord plays ‘hardball’ on rent – city hall

The shops on Robson Street, downtown Vancouver’s once-glitzy shopping district, are boarded up now, in the time of Covid-19.Provincial health orders last month demanded the closure of businesses that could not maintain two metres (6.6 feet) of distance between customers and staff, so Lululemon, Aritzia and other shopfronts are now covered in plywood, adding to the sense of desolation on the empty street.Across the Lions Gate Bridge, in the District of North Vancouver, the plywood is absent but…

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This week’s Time magazine cover spotlights coronavirus front line workers, from cafeteria employees to paramedics

The "essential workers" charged with keeping America afloat during the coronavirus pandemic risk their lives daily. Now, the health care workers, grocery store employees and everyday people we depend on are telling their own stories on the cover of Time magazine this week.

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Rural Communities Have a Behavioral Health Treatment Problem

Here’s how to we need to respond

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What Immunity to COVID-19 Really Means

The presence of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus could provide some protection, but scientists need more data

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Dr. Gupta demonstrates how to make your own mask at home

Not sure how to make, wear or clean your own masks at home? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates the proper methods using materials at home so health care workers can have the N95 masks they need at work.

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Thousands of Coronavirus Tests Are Going Unused in U.S. Labs

The lack of a national strategy has stymied the efforts of academic labs that underwent huge efforts to retool for COVID-19 testing

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