A major research effort

A major research effort is under way to understand whether Covid-19 can spread through tiny airborne particles that are released by infected people and remain suspended in the air for hours. Scientists are working alongside sanitary engineers at the World Health Organization to investigate how tiny aerosols bearing the virus may be released into the environment; whether they are spread around rooms by air-conditioning units; and how infectious the particles may be. Key impeachment witness Alexander Vindman announced his retirement from the army by citing “intimidation” led by Mr Trump. ”The president of the United States attempted to force Lieutenant … Continue reading A major research effort

Brazil has passed a total of more than one million coronavirus cases

Brazil has passed a total of more than one million coronavirus cases, and nearly 50,000 deaths, according to its health ministry data, in a new low for the world’s second worst-hit country. Brazil has recorded 1,032,913 confirmed cases, second only to the United States, with 1,206 new deaths reported on Friday to take the total official fatalities to 48,954, the ministry said. The president – who is due in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday to resume campaign rallies, despite widespread opposition over fear the arena event will spread Covid-19 among attendees – has meanwhile provoked consternation by claiming in an interview … Continue reading Brazil has passed a total of more than one million coronavirus cases

Britain appears to be faring worse than its European counterparts

Britain appears to be faring worse than its European counterparts as coronavirus lockdowns crush their economies. The UK reported a record-breaking 20.4 per cent fall in GDP in April on Friday, the first full month after people were ordered into their homes. According to the British government 41,481 lives have been lost in the UK since late January although the number rises to more than 50,000 when suspected cases are included. Brazil’s death toll is also considered an underestimate. Only in the US, where the official death toll stands at more than 116,000, have more died. The health ministry said … Continue reading Britain appears to be faring worse than its European counterparts

The US has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine

The US has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for use against the coronavirus, despite medical warnings about the risks associated with it. The two governments released a joint announcement just days after the WHO suspended testing it on Covid-19 patients due to health concerns. Both presidents have promoted its use, despite the US Food and Drug Administration issuing a warning about its use against the virus. In it, Mr Biden suggested he supported protests against the death of Mr Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis … Continue reading The US has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine

House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, intend to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi

House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, intend to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi to block the chamber’s new proxy voting system. “It’s simple: one representative should equal one vote. We can’t let her get away with this,” Republican Whip Steve Scalise tweeted, announcing the House GOP’s legal plan. He then tried to murder his estranged wife and the mother of his children, but her thick wig cushioned the blow as he struck her on the head from behind with a heavy object. Laurent F. only admitted killing his young children once his trial had already got underway. More than … Continue reading House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, intend to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi

US Army soldiers were demoted to a lower rank after they broke coronavirus lockdown in South Korea to go to a bar

US Army soldiers were demoted to a lower rank after they broke coronavirus lockdown in South Korea to go to a bar. The three military officers sneaked out of Camp Humphreys near Anjeong-ri and headed to a nearby watering hole. Appearing with him at the Koblenz higher regional court, western Germany, is Eyad al-Gharib, 43, who is accused of helping to arrest protesters and deliver them to al-Khatib in the autumn of 2011. The trial is a milestone because all previous international efforts to launch prosecutions against members of the Assad regime have failed. The International Criminal Court (ICC) in … Continue reading US Army soldiers were demoted to a lower rank after they broke coronavirus lockdown in South Korea to go to a bar

Beatrice and Eugenie have suffered a traumatic few days but put on brave faces

Beatrice and Eugenie have suffered a traumatic few days but put on brave faces A royal aide has confirmed they will continue with the same limited royal duties But the scandal may have a financial impact as well as being distressing Even as Prince Andrew was penning that historic statement on Wednesday evening announcing his withdrawal from public life, the edict had gone out: protect the Princesses. Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackerman has meanwhile told Newsweek that Ambassador Sondland’s explosive appearance on Wednesday represented a “tipping point” that will bring about the demise of the Trump presidency as the first daughter, … Continue reading Beatrice and Eugenie have suffered a traumatic few days but put on brave faces