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Georgia student suspended after posting a photo of a crowded school hallway says it was ‘good and necessary trouble’

[CNN] A viral photo showing students in a Georgia high school crowded in hallways and with few visible masks resulted in the sophomore who posted it being suspended, she said. Hannah Watters, a student at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, saw a photo of packed halls on the […]

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Africa reaches 1 million coronavirus cases

[FOX NEWS] South Africa is reporting over half of the continents coronavirus cases, experts fear severe under-reporting Africa has reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, but health experts believe the real figure could be far higher. The World Health Organization (WHO) called the significant number of new cases a “pivotal moment,” and is urging countries […]

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Jim Cramer says his Covid-19 stock picks can still lead the market higher

[CNBC] KEY POINTS The stay-at-home plays led the stock market higher Thursday as lawmakers continued to negotiate a new coronavirus response package, Jim Cramer said.The market climbed despite no significant developments coming out of Washington, D.C., nor on the Covid-19 vaccine front, the “Mad Money” host said.“No vaccine news whatsoever […]

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Illinois Reports 1,953 New Covid-19 Cases, 21 Deaths

[ABC NEWS] The number of daily cases Thursday is the highest since May 24, when 2,508 new cases were reported. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the state’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases have reached 188,424, including 7,594 deaths. The deaths include: -Bond County: 1 female 60s-Cook County: 1 […]

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Dr. Fauci already worried about next coronavirus pandemic wave

[New York Post] As he continues to help steer the nation through the coronavirus outbreak, top infectious diseases doc Anthony Fauci says he has another worry on his mind — the next pandemic to hit humanity, according to a report. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

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State Department lifts global advisory on avoiding international travel amid COVID-19 pandemic

[USA TODAY] The U.S. State Department lifted its advisory on avoiding international travel, put in place five months ago.  The agency said Thursday in a news release that lifting the global health advisory, issued at the highest alert level – 4 – March 19, was done in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  […]

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How The U.S. Ranks On COVID-19 Deaths Per Capita — And By Case Count

[NPR] During an interview that aired on Axios on HBO on Monday night, President Trump was interviewed by journalist Jonathan Swan. One of the topics: the number of deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19. Swan noted that there are about 1,000 deaths a day in the United States. Trump responded that the U.S. “is […]

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The US sent Brazil millions of hydroxychloroquine doses. Months later, they’re still in storage

[CNN] Sao Paulo — It was the kind of gift that should have come with a return slip. The Trump administration’s donation of 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil — one of a handful of countries that still recommend the drug for Covid-19 — has been mostly untouched since arrival, Brazilian […]

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MLB calls off Cardinals-Brewers game due to positive coronavirus tests

[ESPN, AP] Two St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus, resulting in Major League Baseball postponing Friday afternoon’s game at the Milwaukee Brewers, it was announced. The Cardinals said they learned about the positive tests late Thursday night and have instructed all players and staff to self-isolate in their hotel rooms […]

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US economy posts its worst drop on record

[CNN] New York — The US economy contracted at a 32.9% annual ratefrom April through June, its worst drop on record, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said Thursday. Business ground to a halt during the pandemic lockdown in the spring of this year, and America plunged into its first recession in 11 years, putting […]

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