As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase

With the United States grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, Florida hit a grim milestone Sunday, shattering the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in positive cases. Deaths from the virus have also been rising in the U.S., especially in the South and West, though still well below the heights hit in April, according to […]

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Florida reports 15,000 new virus cases in a day, a US record

Florida has registered more than 15,000 new cases of coronavirus in a day, easily breaking a record for a US state previously held by California, according to official numbers published Sunday. The total of 15,299 cases in the hard-hit southeastern state was up sharply, 47 percent above the previous day’s total, the Florida state health department reported. The state also […]

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US posts new record daily virus caseload of more than 65,000

The US on Thursday posted 65,551 new coronavirus cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The country, the hardest-hit in the world by the pandemic, has a total caseload of more than 3.1 million, with 133,195 deaths. The previous daily record was Tuesday, with more than 60,200 cases in one day. The […]

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A memory game could help us understand brain injury

After a traumatic brain injury, why do some people quickly regain their skills while others face long-lasting setbacks? Boston University neuroscientist Jerry Chen and his colleagues have been trying to answer this question by understanding which parts of the brain are used to process sensory information and remember different skills. “From a biomedical standpoint, the question is whether certain parts […]

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These Are The US Cities That Spent the Most On Sex Toys in Quarantine

As the vast majority of us have responsibly opted to remain in isolation in recent months in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had to find other ways to entertain ourselves. In addition to bread-baking, tons of reading and cultivating other hobbies, quarantine has been a great time for people to invest in their sex lives  — and, if Pornhub’s […]

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Where did the Asian longhorned ticks in the US come from?

Asian longhorned ticks outside the U.S. can carry debilitating diseases. In the United States and elsewhere they can threaten livestock and pets. The new study, published in the journal Zoonoses and Public Health, sheds new light on the origin of these exotic ticks and how they are spreading across the United States. “While additional samples from the tick’s native range […]

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US posts new daily virus case record of 60,209

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, on Tuesday posted 60,209 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The country was just shy of three million cases, at 2,991,351, the Baltimore-based university said in its latest data as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Wednesday). […]

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The US formally announced its withdrawal from the World Health Organization

  The United States has formalized its intent to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 6, 2021. WHO is a United Nations body devoted to coordinating international public health efforts, including the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Donald Trump first said he would withdraw the U.S. in May if certain conditions were not met within […]

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