White House considering new COVID-19 testing strategy

White House considering new COVID-19 testing strategy

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the White House is considering adopting a new coronavirus testing strategy that involves handling groups of people while using fewer resources, according to a report. The top infectious disease expert told the Washington Post on Thursday that health officials are having “intense discussions” about the so-called “pool testing.” The method involves … Read more

US records largest daily increase in coronavirus cases

US records largest daily increase in coronavirus cases

The United States recorded the largest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases Thursday, as the nationwide death toll approaches 125,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. Cases rose across the country by at least 39,818 on Thursday, breaking the previous record of 36,426 set on April 24. The country also totaled 124,415 COVID-19-related deaths, and more … Read more

3 moral virtues necessary for an ethical pandemic response and reopening

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The coronavirus crisis isn’t hitting all communities equally hard, calling for not just aid like this California food bank but also justice-oriented policies to redress harms. Mario Tama/Getty Images The health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are not equally felt. From the United States to Brazil and the United Kingdom, low-wage workers are … Read more

Scotland police respond to possible mass stabbing

Scotland police respond to possible mass stabbing

Armed police swarmed Scotland’s biggest city Friday after reports of multiple people getting stabbed. Police in Glasgow warned people to keep away from a city-center emergency scene — with Scotland’s Daily Record saying a police officer was among those injured in a serious incident. The paper said it believed there were fatalities. One social media … Read more

Russian Criminal Group Finds New Target: Americans Working at Home

Russian Criminal Group Finds New Target: Americans Working at Home

A Russian ransomware group whose leaders were indicted by the Justice Department in December is retaliating against the U.S. government, many of America’s largest companies and a major news organization, identifying employees working from home during the pandemic and attempting to get inside their networks with malware intended to cripple their operations. Sophisticated new attacks … Read more

Japan suspects Kim Jong Un may be ailing amid coronavirus

Japan suspects Kim Jong Un may be ailing amid coronavirus

New questions have emerged about the condition of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with the Japanese defense minister suggesting that the latest round of saber-rattling from the rogue regime may be due to his poor health and a spread of COVID-19 in the country, according to reports. Speaking at an English-language briefing at the … Read more

Joint Saudi-UNDP Technical Team Formed to Work in Yemen

SDRPY Supervisor and Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al Jaber conducts a virtual meeting with UNDP officials (24 June 2020).

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has formed a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) following a meeting between SDRPY Supervisor Ambassador Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Nahed Hussein on Wednesday. SDRPY Supervisor and Saudi Ambassador to Yemen … Read more

US ‘not even close’ to doing enough to fight COVID-19

US 'not even close' to doing enough to fight COVID-19

Microsoft magnate Bill Gates described the national and global coronavirus pandemic picture as “more bleak” than he would have expected, saying the US is “not even close” to doing enough to fight the contagion, according to a report. The co-founder of the tech giant appeared Thursday night in a coronavirus town hall on CNN, where … Read more

Inside Barr’s Effort to Undermine Prosecutors in New York

Inside Barr's Effort to Undermine Prosecutors in New York

Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, in Manhattan, June 20, 2020. (Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times) Shortly after he became attorney general last year, William Barr set out to challenge a signature criminal case that touched President Donald Trump’s inner circle directly and even the president’s own actions: the … Read more