Coronavirus at ‘critical juncture’ as hospitalizations soar

The number of people hospitalized with coronavirus in California has jumped 56% in the last two weeks, an alarming sign of how rapidly COVID-19 is spreading and the intense pressure it’s putting on the state’s medical infrastructure. Coronavirus cases have surged over the past weeks, hitting four daily records in the last two weeks and…

COVID-19 update for June 30: Here’s the latest on coronavirus in B.C.

Article content continued The decision came after Major League Baseball opted to suspend an agreement to supply players to its minor league affiliates. The Canadians, who play in the single-A, short-season Northwest League, are a farm team of the Toronto Blue Jays. “Our only priority throughout this entire process has always been the health and…

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds half a million: Live | News

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The respiratory disease has killed almost half a million people in seven months. More than five million have recovered. Here are the latest updates: Sunday, June 28 21:00 GMT – Global number of deaths tops half a million  The global number of…

Social Media Has Turned Bill Gates Into The Coronavirus Pandemic’s Fake Villain

Editors’ note: This story has been updated to more clearly attribute phrasing from work previously published in Type Investigations, HuffPost, Pacific Standard, and BuzzFeed News. On May 14, Italian politician Sara Cunial uploaded a video to her Facebook profile calling former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates a criminal and demanding he be tried for crimes against…

New study finds Covid-19 can cause severe brain complications

A US government watchdog gave a blunt review of the shortcomings in the government’s response to the pandemic yesterday that included the sending of nearly $1.4 billion (£1.1 billion)  to deceased Americans, and the collection of incomplete and inconsistent virus-testing data. The report issued by the Government Accountability Office marked the first review of the government’s…

Commission approves €40 million Portuguese scheme to support companies affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak in autonomous region of #Madeira

The European Commission has approved a €40 million Portuguese scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the autonomous region of Madeira. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and on 8 May 2020. The support will take the…

Apple will now let you put a face mask on your memoji

It’s a whole new kind of antivirus. Apple on Monday announced an update to memoji — its popular program which lets users create custom cartoon avatars of themselves to send to others — which will allow them to put a mask on their virtual personas. Getty ImagesThe iPhone maker during its WWDC developers conference also…

Premier Doug Ford extends all COVID-19 emergency orders to June 30

Premier Doug Ford is extending Ontario’s emergency orders until the end of the month even though the province’s economy is gradually opening up as new COVID-19 cases start to dwindle. Ford on Wednesday announced that all emergency orders in force under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act will remain in effect until June 30….

Dexamethasone: Life-saving coronavirus drug found by Oxford scientists after ‘fantastic’ trial

Dexamethasone: Life-saving coronavirus drug found by Oxford scientists after ‘fantastic’ trial | The Independent A cheap steroid called dexamethasone has been found to reduce the risk of death by up to one-third among coronavirus patients with severe respiratory complications, University of Oxford researchers have said. Scientists working on the Recovery Trial found the drug could…