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Coronavirus: Brazil now has third highest number of cases globally

Coronavirus: Brazil now has third highest number of cases globally

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May 23 (UPI) -- With a spike of more than 20,000 new infections of COVID-19 within 24 hours, Brazil on Saturday reported the third-highest number of cases in the world behind Russia and the United States. Brazil's Health Ministry reported 330,890 cases Friday, up 20,803 from Thursday. "In a sense, South America has become a new epicenter for the disease," the World Health Organization's top emergencies expert, Dr. Mike Ryan, said with Brazil being the "most affected" South American country. Ryan added that authorities in Brazil have broadly approved anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment even though clinical evidence does not support its widespread use given potential side effects. Policy experts said one of the biggest challenges in curbing the spread is Brazilian...
Coronavirus cases worldwide top five million

Coronavirus cases worldwide top five million

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More than five million people have been infected with coronavirus globally and over 328,100 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.Latin America has overtaken the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily COVID-19 cases. The United States has seen nearly 92,000 deaths and Europe has had nearly 165,000.It comes as the World Health Organisation (WHO) recorded 106,000 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday - the most in a single day yet."We still have a long way to go in this pandemic," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference. ...
Trump claims US having 1.5 million coronavirus cases is a ‘badge of honour’

Trump claims US having 1.5 million coronavirus cases is a ‘badge of honour’

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Donald Trump has claimed the fact the US has 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases - the most of any country in the world - is a "badge of honour".The country has suffered almost 92,000 deaths of people with COVID-19, but the president suggested the infection figures should be a source of pride. "By the way, you know when you say that we lead in cases, that's because we have more testing than anybody else," he told reporters at the White House. :: Listen to Divided States on Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Spreaker"So when we have a lot of cases, I don't look at that as a bad thing, I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a good thing because it means our testing is much better. ...
Coronavirus: Brazil overtakes Spain and Italy as new cases grow

Coronavirus: Brazil overtakes Spain and Italy as new cases grow

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Brazil has overtaken Spain and Italy to become the country with the fourth-largest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the world.Officials on Saturday reported 14,919 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 233,142. Only the US, Russia and the UK have higher numbers.The death toll in Brazil over 24 hours was 816, bringing the total to 15,633 - the world's fifth-highest figure.Experts warn that the real figure may be far higher due to a lack of testing.The mayor of the country's most populous city, São Paulo, warned on Sunday that the city's health system could collapse. Bruno Covas said the public hospitals in the city reached 90% capacity for emergency beds, with demand still growing.Mr Covas said he was in
Report: Google facing onslaught of antitrust cases in US

Report: Google facing onslaught of antitrust cases in US

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The Wall Street Journal reported that federal and state regulators are preparing to file antitrust lawsuits alleging that Google has abused its dominance of online search and advertising to stifle competition and boost its profitsByThe Associated PressMay 16, 2020, 12:26 AM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Federal and state regulators in the U.S. are preparing to file antitrust lawsuits alleging Google has abused its dominance of online search and advertising to stifle competition and and boost its profits, according to a report published Friday. The Wall Street Journal cited unidentified people familiar with the probes in a story about the upcoming offensive by the U.S. Justice Department and the attorneys general fr...