Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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UPDATE: One day after the news broke that Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for the coronavirus, he went on social media to tell followers that he is doing well and is currently asymptomatic. 

In an Instagram video posted on Nov. 21, the businessman stated he will follow the regular protocols and isolate, despite feeling healthy. He shared that he only got tested in order to go on a trip with his son, which has since been postponed. He asked followers for e-book and Netflix show recommendations during his “solo” time away from family, as “there are only so many

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to be predictably deadly

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On Tuesday, the country recorded more than 135,000 new infections, according to data compiled by The Washington Post, reaching a seven-day average of nearly 121,000 new cases. In other words, since Election Day, about 850,000 new coronavirus cases have been detected, or 1 in 390 Americans.

The number of deaths had averaged more than 1,000 each day for the past week, with 1,400 dying Tuesday. According to data from the COVID Tracking Project, the country also hit a high, 62,000, in the number of people hospitalized with covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Seventeen states, mostly in the

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As rich countries hoard potential coronavirus vaccine doses, rest of world could go without

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As a result, relatively wealthy nations will likely be able to vaccinate their entire populations, with billions of others relegated to the back of the line. People in low-income countries could be waiting until 2024.

These deals between countries and drug manufacturers, known as advance purchase agreements, are undermining a World Health Organization-linked initiative to equitably distribute vaccines, the study suggests.

“Where we are headed is a situation where high-income countries have enough, and low-income countries just don’t,” said Andrea Taylor, the lead researcher.

Since the vaccine race got underway, experts have warned of the dangers of “vaccine nationalism” and

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The truckers who keep India’s coronavirus patients breathing

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SELAQUI, India (Reuters) – Subhas Kumar Yadav has fought fear, deadlines and hunger to truck liquid oxygen from a factory in India’s Himalayan foothills to hospitals in the northern plains during the coronavirus epidemic.

Subhas Kumar Yadav, a truck driver who ferries liquid oxygen from a Linde India factory to hospitals, poses in front of a tanker carrying liquid oxygen along a road in Selaqui in the Dehradun district of the northern state of Uttarakhand, India October 29, 2020. Picture taken October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Devjyot Ghoshal

The worst time, he said, was in the weeks after the federal government imposed

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Coronavirus: Londonderry woman’s hospital bed plea over virus

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Altnagelvin Hospital is treating dozens of Covid patients

A Londonderry woman has made an emotional plea from her hospital bed for the public to take Covid-19 seriously.

Sandra Kelly, 58, told BBC News NI she feared she would die and would never see her 85-year-old mother again.

It comes as cases of Covid-19 have dropped by 49% in the Derry and Strabane District Council area.

The figures show the drop in positive tests since
local restrictions were introduced three weeks ago
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BBC News NI was invited into Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry on Monday to highlight the ongoing

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Kansas nursing home faces severe federal penalties after deadly coronavirus outbreak

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But behind the walls of the facility, nursing home officials had failed to take the most basic measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus after learning two residents were infected, according to a blistering report released Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which resulted in severe penalties.

By the time the viral firestorm had finished sweeping through the nursing home, all 63 residents were infected and at least 10 had died. Medicare moved Monday to terminate the Andbe Home from its program, cutting it off from federal dollars and imposing thousands of dollars in

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UK coronavirus: government denies ‘tier-plus system’ after Nottinghamshire says it is facing extra controls – as it happened | UK news

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Coronavirus Live Updates: New Cases Climb Above 70,000

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The world-wide total of confirmed coronavirus cases neared 44 million, with more than 1.16 million dead, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

India: New cases climbed, a day after dipping to the lowest daily level in more than three months. On Wednesday, India reported 43,893 new cases, as the total number neared eight million, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The country’s death toll rose by 508 to 120,010.

China: Health authorities reported 22 symptomatic, locally transmitted cases for Tuesday, the highest single-day increase since early August. The rise comes as a cluster

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A South Dakota man who voiced concerns about his state’s hospital capacity died from coronavirus

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John Bjorkman’s life revolved around children — his own children, his children’s children, and those he taught in South Dakota schools for more than three decades.



a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera: John Bjorkman, a South Dakota man who became a local news fixture after he revealed he'd been airlifted to a hospital out of state due to low hospital capacity, died from coronavirus last week.


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John Bjorkman, a South Dakota man who became a local news fixture after he revealed he’d been airlifted to a hospital out of state due to low hospital capacity, died from coronavirus last week.

When he wasn’t in a classroom, first as a teacher and later a principal and a superintendent, he’d lug his own children around the state while he refereed girls’ and boys’ basketball games, his family told

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Coronavirus: Inside Altnagelvin Hospital’s battle with Covid-19

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Staff talked about the pressures of working during the pandemic

For one day we observed Altnagelvin Hospital’s fight against the virus – just one 12-hour window into a pandemic which is now into its ninth month.

There was talk of staff burnout, post-traumatic stress disorder and coping with depression.

Almost like an army coming back from a war, these hospital workers are feeling the impact of Covid. And the battle isn’t over yet.

To fill rotas and to ensure colleagues and wards are not left under-resourced, many nurses are working five consecutive days of 12-hour shifts.

They are

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Is it safe to go to the dentist? What doctors are doing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

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America’s dental offices are reopening after months of handling only emergencies. All 50 states now allow routine dental care, like teeth cleanings and cavity fillings, but dentistry is considered one of the highest risk professions for the coronavirus.

“If someone asked me in January, ‘Hey, ever think about taking three months off from dentistry?’ And I’d be like, ‘Yeah, when I retire.’ It was never on my radar that we would have to shut down for this long,” Dr. Peter Shatz, the chairman of the Georgia Dental Association’s COVID-19 Innovation Task Force, told CBS News senior medical correspondent Dr.

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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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Should I go to the dentist during coronavirus?

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Dental practices are adapting how they work in and around a patient’s mouth to account for this complicated reality. Dentists are screening patients for symptoms, limiting the number of appointments in a day, implementing stringent sanitation protocols and wearing more protective equipment to guard against the respiratory disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization suggest that respiratory droplets expelled when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks or breathes are the primary way the virus spreads. But the CDC reports there’s “no data available to assess the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission during dental practice.”

The

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Is It Safe To Go Back To The Dentist Despite Surging Coronavirus Cases? : Shots

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Dental offices have begun seeing patients return for routine procedures. Seattle dentist Kathleen Saturay has increased the layers of protective equipment she wears when treating patients.

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Dental offices have begun seeing patients return for routine procedures. Seattle dentist Kathleen Saturay has increased the layers of protective equipment she wears when treating patients.

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Add dental visits to the list of services you can book now or shortly as cities, counties and states continue to modify their months-long stay-at-home orders aimed at reducing COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.

Dental offices were largely shuttered

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Is It Safe To Go Back To The Dentist, Despite Surging Coronavirus Cases? : Shots

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Dental offices have begun seeing patients return for routine procedures, and are working under updated CDC guidance regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Seattle dentist Kathleen Saturay has increased the layers of PPE she wears when treating patients, among other precautions.

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Dental offices have begun seeing patients return for routine procedures, and are working under updated CDC guidance regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Seattle dentist Kathleen Saturay has increased the layers of PPE she wears when treating patients, among other precautions.

Elaine Thompson/AP

Add dental visits to the list of services you can book now

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