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World Health Organization

There may never be a "silver bullet" for Covid-19

There might never be a “silver bullet” for Covid-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine, and the road to normality could be long, the World Health Organization has said.

Opinion

How Donald Trump can raise his political game against Joe Biden

Recent polling indicates that Donald Trump is losing the 2020 election. Even states like Texas are now in play. The president’s campaign is in need of a focused, effective message.

Dr. Anthony Fauci

I think you can trust me

Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious diseases expert, has pushed back at a concerted campaign by Donald Trump and his allies to discredit his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sankt Andreas Fault

Chance of big earthquake increased by Ridgecrest temblors

A new study suggests that last year’s Ridgecrest earthquakes increased the chance of a large earthquake on California’s San Andreas fault.

New York City

Hungry rats torment alfresco diners after lockdown famine

New York City is starting to tentatively emerge from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic but a revival in outdoor restaurant dining is facing a new hazard – a plague of rats.

radical left indoctrination

Donald Trump wants review universities' tax exempt status

President Trump threatened the tax-exempt status of and funding for universities and colleges, claiming that “too many” schools are driven by “radical left indoctrination.”

COVID-19: USA

Trump disavows his own administration’s guidance for reopening schools

President Donald Trump publicly disavowed his own administration’s guidance for reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, arguing the federal recommendations were too burdensome as he ramped up his bid to have students return to classrooms in the fall.

Dog Science

Every dog year not equivalent to seven human years

Dogs do not simply age at seven times the rate of humans, scientists have found in a study that reveals young dogs might be “older” than previously thought.

COVID-19: Alabama

Young people are throwing coronavirus parties

Some young people in Alabama are throwing Covid-19 parties, a disturbing competition where people who have coronavirus attend and the first person to get infected receives a payout, local officials said.

Poll

Trump job approval dips as coronavirus fears rise

Disapproval of the job Donald Trump is doing as president is continuing to rise, with nearly 6 in 10 voters giving the president negative marks amid a new coronavirus surge throughout parts of the country, according to a new poll.

Alex Azar

‘Window is closing’ to stop coronavirus as US cases pass 2.5m

US health secretary Alex Azar has warned that “the window is closing” on the country’s chance to take action to effectively curb the coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases surpassed 2.5m.

COVID-19

Trump visits golf course as US battles rapid surge in coronavirus cases

Donald Trump visited one of his own private golf courses in Virginia on Saturday as America continued to see fallout from a rapid surge in coronavirus cases. The trip came a day after the US president said he would stay in Washington DC to “make sure law and order is enforced” amid ongoing anti-racism protests.

Princeton University

Princeton to remove Wilson's name over racist history

Ivy league Princeton University has announced it will remove president Woodrow Wilson’s name from the institution’s School of Public and International Affairs due to his history of racism.

Spy plane

The FBI used its most advanced techniques to watch protests

The aircraft is normally used to provide surveillance for big federal drug and gang busts — but flew over the Black Lives Matter protests in DC earlier this month, as well as over Baltimore during the protests following Freddie Gray's death.

Opinion

The Trump presidency is at its absolute lowest point

Everywhere Donald Trump looks right now, he sees political fires that threaten to engulf his presidency.

DoanLD TRUMP

He may sue his own niece to hush up her tell-all

The president is reportedly considering a lawsuit over Mary Trump’s forthcoming book, while the Trump administration sued former national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday to stop publication of his much-anticipated memoir.

DONALD TRUMP

How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man

Donald Trump is a president who’s launched a thousand tell-alls by high-profile journalists and former administration officials alike. What, one might ask, is there left to learn? But Mary L. Trump’s forthcoming memoir about her famous family, Too Much and Never Enough, nonetheless promises to be one of the sizzling must-reads of the summer 2020 election season.

COVID-19

Trump claims 1m want tickets for Tulsa rally opposed by top health official

Donald Trump claimed that “one million people” had requested tickets for his campaign rally in Tulsa this weekend. The Tulsa World newspaper, however, backed the city’s top public health official in asking the president not to come.

LGBTQ

Health care advocates push back against Trump’s erasure of transgender rights

Health advocates representing American hospitals, medical groups, insurers and civil rights associations condemned the Trump administration on Saturday for rolling back protections for transgender patients, and for doing so amid a global pandemic.

Opinion

Trump Can’t Even Pretend to Want to Fix Police Brutality

Donald Trump has long fetishized violent, discriminatory policing, and has made clear that his view on the matter has not changed.

SPACE

More 'fast radio bursts' have been detected from a distant galaxy

More 'fast radio bursts' have been detected from a distant galaxy. This one has a repeating pattern. This discovery provides an important clue to identifying the origin of these enigmatic bursts.

COVID-19

Fauci describes the virus as his ‘worst nightmare’

The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, delivered a grim assessment of the devastation wrought around the world by the virus, describing Covid-19 on Tuesday as his “worst nightmare” — a new, highly contagious respiratory infection that causes a significant rate of illness and death.

Shortnews

USA Today

Peter Navarro’s op-ed on Dr Anthony Fauci “misleading.”

Bill Sternberg added a note to the top of the op-ed saying the editors chose to publish the op-ed because it was “newsworthy,” considering the White House’s recent attacks on Fauci’s credibility. But Sternberg added, “However, several of Navarro’s criticisms of Fauci — on the China travel restrictions, the risk from the coronavirus and falling mortality rates — were misleading or lacked context. As such, Navarro’s op-ed did not meet USA TODAY’s fact-checking standards.” Navarro said Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, had been “wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.”

COVID-19

EU will block Americans from entering

The European Union is looking to soon reopen its borders, and it is reportedly considering denying entry to Americans because of how the US has handled the coronavirus pandemic. That prospect, which would lump American visitors in with Russians and Brazilians as unwelcome, is a stinging blow to American prestige in the world and a repudiation of President Trump’s handling of the virus in the United States, which has more than 2.3 million cases and upward of 120,000 deaths, more than any other country.

Airlines

Pre-flight health checklist required

With travel slowly resuming as more states relax coronavirus restrictions, airlines are adding another health safety measure. United Airlines and Alaska Airlines said this week that they will require passengers to fill out a preflight health checklist during check-in. United's new policy took effect Tuesday; Alaska's begins June 30. The checklists vary by airline. Alaska calls it a health and wellness agreement and says travelers must verify they haven't had any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 72 hours or come into contact with someone who is symptomatic. United's "Ready to Fly'' checklist asks passengers to confirm, among other things, that they have not had COVID-19 related symptoms in the past 14 days; been diagnosed with the virus in the past 21 days; or had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Motorsports

NASCAR bans Confederate flags

"The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry," NASCAR said in a statement on its website. "Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special." This week, driver Bubba Wallace, the first full-time African American driver in the Cup Series since 1971, called for NASCAR to go further than 2015 when it asked fans not to bring the Confederate flags to races. "No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race. It starts with Confederate flags," Wallace said. "Get them out of here. They have no place for them."