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Bus driver dies in France, five days after he was attacked by passengers who reportedly refused to wear face masks
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Anthony Fauci, the chief US immunologist, says scientists are "aspirationally hopeful" that a vaccine would be ready by 2021 But it's not clear how achievable this is Read more about what the US has done wrong – and right – in tackling the pandemic
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The president is promising a vaccine by the end of the year, if not earlier, although medical professionals caution that such a timeline is far from certain
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The US economy, expected by many forecasters to be in a devastating tailspin, has stabilised and is beginning to improve Though many worry the current good news is only a temporary reprieve if cases continue to rise
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While in several US states the situation has worsened, in New York - once the epicentre - there's been remarkable improvements Daily deaths have dropped to single digits Only 1.38% of the state's coronavirus tests last week returned positive results
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"We have tested over 40 million people" President Trump tweeted on Saturday: "By so doing, we show cases, 99% of which are totally harmless" This contradicts scientific research showing a fifth of Covid-19 cases result in severe respiratory distress
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Latest numbers show many of the newly infected are younger Americans, who have been some of the quickest to return to socialising Some politicians have essentially encouraged this, saying the young & healthy have little to fear from Covid-19
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President Trump has also contributed to the division, mocking a reporter who refused to remove his mask during a press conference as being "politically correct"
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Wearing a face covering has become politicised A June survey found 49% of conservative Republicans wore a mask most of the time in the past month, 83% of liberal Democrats said they had
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The surges are also leading to delays and shortages in testing - an area that had appeared to be a strength for the US Without adequate testing, it is difficult to identify and isolate new cases and locations where the virus is spreading unchecked
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A month ago US coronavirus numbers appeared stable Covid-19 spread had slowed, with some states easing restrictions But numbers were misleading - states hit hard early had declining cases, while numbers in other states were increasing & then surging
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The US topped 60,000 recorded daily new coronavirus cases this week There was a big surge in the south and west of the country, with Arizona registering as many new cases as the whole of the EU Did it have to be this way though? [Thread]
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Dutch take Russia to European Court of Human Rights over MH17 downing in Ukraine
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Could the 2020 be one of the most active on record? Simon King has more👉
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Kazakhstan denies 'unknown pneumonia' outbreak
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Manchester City will learn on Monday whether their appeal against a two-year ban from European club competitions has been successful. More to follow:
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Meet the young mathematician who helped design the Spitfire, the iconic aircraft that took part in the Battle of Britain
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Turkey's President Erdogan signs decree converting Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into mosque The iconic building was founded as a cathedral, converted into a mosque by the Ottomans, before becoming a museum in the 1930s
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"We're going to distribute [food] to the village" Mexican cartels are accused of fuelling an opioid crisis that has destroyed thousands of lives Now they're trying to win over the hearts and minds of locals after the pandemic left many without work
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"I might not be able to stay in the US, and I also wouldn't be safe in Hong Kong" International students talk about the uncertainty they face after US authorities said they could lose their visas if their courses go fully online
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