Coronavirus news and live updates from around the world

Coronavirus news and live updates from around the world

Florida has now surpassed New York in total coronavirus cases, according to reports from state health agencies. Florida health officials have reported that a total of 414,511 cases of coronavirus, including 409,585 residents and 4,926 non-residents, have been diagnosed since the start of the pandemic.  New York state reported 411,200 total positive More...

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Coronavirus hospital data will now be sent to Trump administration instead of CDC
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Coronavirus hospital data will now be sent to Trump administration instead of CDC

The move could make data less transparent to the public at a time when the administration is downplaying the spread of the pandemic, and threatens to undermine public confidence that medical data is being presented More...

US coronavirus: Some celebrated July Fourth virtually while others packed beaches despite surge in cases
By Boston Journal On Sunday, July 5th, 2020
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US coronavirus: Some celebrated July Fourth virtually while others packed beaches despite surge in cases

The changes followed pleas from health officials warning that holiday crowds and packed gatherings like the ones the US witnessed over Memorial Day weekend would likely lead to further spikes in coronavirus cases. Nearly More...

California is breaking coronavirus records. Gatherings in homes may fuel spread
By Boston Journal On Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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California is breaking coronavirus records. Gatherings in homes may fuel spread

The virus is spreading at private gatherings in homes, and more young people are testing positive, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. Infections at some prisons are raising concerns. “California has a responsibility More...

Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination
By Boston Journal On Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination

The landmark ruling will extend protections to millions of workers nationwide and is a defeat for the Trump administration, which argued that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that bars discrimination based on More...

Coronavirus cases are rising faster than ever worldwide
By Boston Journal On Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Coronavirus cases are rising faster than ever worldwide

In April, new cases never topped 100,000 in one day, but since May 21, there have only been less than 100,000 on five days, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Newly reported cases reached a high of More...

Trump pursues his political obsessions as stark 100,000 coronavirus deaths landmark looms
By Boston Journal On Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Trump pursues his political obsessions as stark 100,000 coronavirus deaths landmark looms

And he indulged his preoccupations on his tax returns, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, slanders against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, the Russia investigation, Joe Biden’s mental health, former Attorney General More...

Tensions rise between the White House and CDC as Birx critiques virus tracking
By Boston Journal On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Tensions rise between the White House and CDC as Birx critiques virus tracking

In particular, Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator for the President’s coronavirus task force, has become increasingly critical of the CDC, making clear in recent meetings that she is more than frustrated with More...

The psychology behind why some people won't wear masks
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
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The psychology behind why some people won’t wear masks

But he urges Americans to think of the mask guidance not as forced conformity, but as a necessary act of solidarity: Wearing a cloth mask could stop seemingly healthy people from infecting others with coronavirus More...

An aggrieved Trump blames press for furor over disinfectant comments
By Boston Journal On Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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An aggrieved Trump blames press for furor over disinfectant comments

For weeks now as aides and allies have urged Trump to stop doing daily briefings, the President has commandeered the microphone, dispensing self-congratulatory assessments of his administration’s handling More...