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The CDC website says there is growing evidence droplets and airborne particles can remain in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel over 6 feet

by eCommunicator The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols,” which are produced even when a person breathes. What you need to know The US is nearing the […]

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Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would extend enhanced coronavirus unemployment benefits. (Image by Susan Walsh-AP)

US passes 5m Covid-19 cases amid anger over economic relief impasse

by eCommunicator While many Republicans have said the weekly unemployment benefits during Covid-19 encourage people not to work, Gene Marks says some US small business owners actually support the $600 weekly benefit. About 30 million unemployed Americans are now on tenterhooks waiting to see if the $600-a-week federal unemployment benefit […]

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Mark Meadows (left) and Steven Mnuchin represent the White House in the talks. (Getty Images)

Coronavirus: Last-ditch talks on new aid package for US economy fail

by eCommunicator Last-ditch negotiations at the US Congress to forge another stimulus package for the coronavirus-ravaged economy have collapsed in stalemate. Democrats and Republicans remain at odds over everything from unemployment benefits to financial aid for schools to cash injections for states’ coffers. The US unemployment rate stands at 10.2%, […]

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A volunteer received a coronavirus vaccine as part of clinical trials at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in June. (Image by Sechenov Medical University Press Office, via Getty Images)

Your Monday Briefing

by Isabella Kwai We’re covering Russian plans for a nationwide coronavirus vaccination campaign, Britain’s dilemma if President Trump loses in November and a far-right extremist group in Germany. Russia plans mass vaccination after shortened trials Russia is planning a nationwide vaccination campaign in October with a coronavirus vaccine that has […]

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Kenya Safari Holidays 2020

Coronavirus is crushing safari tourism and cutting off a lifeline for wildlife

by eCommunicator A major migration has disappeared from the savanna: the horde of tourists driving a billion-dollar tourism industry that employs millions and is essential to wildlife conservation in many African countries. One has traversed it for millennia: Millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles follow billowing rain clouds in search […]

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Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South. (Image by Jorge Luis Baños:IPS)

Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South

by eCommunicator 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 researchers from developed countries. While the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted some […]

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President Donald Trump participates in a law enforcement briefing on the MS-13 gang in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

As the pandemic worsens, major retailers, grocery stores, and city and state leaders are making the tough decisions that the President has shirked

by eCommunicator President Donald Trump isn’t leading America much as its pandemic worsens. But that’s not stopping Walmart — along with Kroger, Kohl’s, and city and state leaders and officials — from making the tough decisions that the President has shirked. Source: Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN Given Trump’s approach, […]

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