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Obama, Shaq and Barkley record PSA encouraging Americans to get vaccine

Loading the player… Former President Barack Obama enlisted a couple of famous former athletes to promote the COVID-19 vaccine. NBA vets Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley sat down with the former president via a video call on Sunday to urge Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Read More: Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot Before… Read More »

Several countries hit by record spikes

As the world approaches another grim coronavirus milestone, a number of countries have recorded a record spike in infections. According to Johns Hopkins University, there are now almost 36 million global COVID-19 cases, with the US leading the planet with the highest number of cases, followed by India, Brazil, Russia and Colombia. Malaysia has seen… Read More »

COVID-19 vaccines are being developed at record pace. And that’s a serious concern

Article content continued Part of the problem is that the science keeps shifting, evolving. Is COVID airborne or not? What’s the size of a particle, a droplet? “Should you be six feet away, should it be three feet, should it be 2,000,” Johnson said. “It’s not wrong, it just looks like science doesn’t know.” Safety,… Read More »

US surpasses 4 million reported coronavirus cases as hospitalizations near record

The country’s rising daily rate of confirmed coronavirus cases, along with a near-record number of hospitalizations, signals the US is far from containing a virus that is straining hospitals and labs, health experts say. “We’ve rolled back essentially two months’ worth of progress with what we’re seeing in number of cases … in the United… Read More »

Texas reports a record number of hospitalized coronavirus patients after state reopened early

Protesters rally at the Texas State Capitol to speak out against Texas’ handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, in Austin, Texas, Saturday, April 18, 2020. Eric Gay | AP Texas reported a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations Monday — weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott took the lead among governors in easing social distancing measures to help bring jobs… Read More »