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Dr. Birx reportedly asked Pence to remove COVID-19 adviser pushing ‘junk science’

Dr. Deborah Birx has reportedly been trying to get controversial adviser Dr. Scott Atlas removed from the White House coronavirus task force. A new report in The Washington Post describes the “discord on the coronavirus task force” that has reportedly “worsened” ever since the arrival of Atlas, a neuroradiologist who has no background in epidemiology. […]

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Coronavirus live news: London prepares for tier 2 restrictions; global deaths near 1.1m | World news

7.44am BST07:44 The head of a leading pub chain in Britain has condemned the extension of lockdowns announced on Thursday as “a catastrophe from which the pub trade will never fully recover”. Patrick Dardis, the chief executive of Young’s Pubs, said Britain’s drinking establishments had complied with government guidelines throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in […]

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How Trump’s attacks on science led to over 200,000 dead from coronavirus – National

“I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how he had led the nation through the deadliest pandemic in a century. In a conversation overheard by an Associated Press reporter, Trump was describing how […]

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Coronavirus live news: India cases pass 4m; anti-lockdown protesters arrested in Victoria | World news

Covid-19 has killed at least 875,703 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Saturday. At least 26,671,700 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 17,496,300 are considered recovered. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and […]

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UK coronavirus live: Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago added to quarantine list | World news

6.04pm BST18:04 Much of the attention in Oldham following the large rise in Covid infections in the Greater Manchester district has focused on the town’s Asian community. But a pub in the wealthy — and largely white – Uppermill area of Saddleworth has just been ordered to close by Oldham council for “continually” breaking lockdown […]

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Coronavirus live news: Victoria in Australia adds 303 cases as restrictions tighten in Europe | World news

1.23am BST01:23 Australia is delivering humanitarian supplies to Beirut as the city continues to reel from a blast that left more than 170 people dead and 30,000 homeless. On Saturday the country’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced the delivery will include shelter kits and mobile warehouses to replace destroyed storage facilities, in addition to the […]

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Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South — Global Issues

Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS by Fiona Broom Friday, July 17, 2020 Inter Press Service Jul 17 (IPS) – Global travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak are accelerating a trend towards research publications focussed on the global South, publishers say. It means the days of fly-in-fly-out field work may be winding back for […]

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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 450,000 | World news

Global death toll from Covid-19 passes 450,000 The global death toll from coronavirus has passed 450,000. The figure stands at 450,716, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University. Canada reaches 100,000 Covid-19 cases Canada reached 100,000 cases of coronavirus on Thursday. The province of Ontario announced another 190 cases a day after public health agency […]

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Coronavirus live news: Fauci warns against Trump rallies; health fears in Australia over BLM protests | World news

5.39am BST05:39 EU leaders are set to join Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday for talks on jumpstarting the nation’s economy, but opposition figures have shunned the hastily organised – and roundly criticised – initiative. Despite a bevy of A-list political speakers, Italians such as far-right leader Matteo Salvini planned to sit out Conte’s […]

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Radical Protests Shut Down Science, Nature for a Day

Radical activists persuaded top science journals to stop work on June 10 and to validate their claims of “white supremacy” throughout the American science sector. The willingness of top scientists to submit to the radicals’ half-disguised political goals is a dangerous failure, said Bret Weinstein, a biologist and a champion for free speech. In a […]

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