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SAMAA – 28 students, 22 teachers test coronavirus positive at Karachi school

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At least 50 people, including 22 teachers, tested positive for the coronavirus at a government school in Karachi, district officials said Friday. The 28 students and 22 teachers were diagnosed with the virus at the Secondary School in Karachi’s PNT Colony. The school hasn’t been sealed yet. The virus has so far killed 2,780 people in Karachi. Fearing the rise in number of cases amid a second wave of coronavirus infections in the country, the government is considering closing educational institutions across the country but a final decision will be made during a November 23 meeting. Plan to shut down […]

Trump skipped a coronavirus meeting with G20 leaders to play golf

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Summary List Placement While world leaders met on Saturday to discuss preparation efforts to contain and alleviate the coronavirus pandemic in the next few months, President Donald Trump appeared to be golfing. CNN reported that leaders from Germany, France, South Korea, and Argentina were scheduled to participate in the event. But noticeably absent was Trump, the leader of the country making up the largest share of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the world. Leaders met to “foster international cooperation and to find solutions that protect people’s lives and livelihoods,” CNN reported. The G20 Summit is the main event on […]

Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, New Data Hint – The New York Times

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“Sterilizing immunity doesn’t happen very often — that is not the norm,” said Alessandro Sette, an immunologist at the La Jolla Institute of Immunology and co-leader of the study. More often, people become infected a second time with a particular pathogen, and the immune system recognizes the invader and quickly extinguishes the infection. The coronavirus in particular is slow to do harm, giving the immune system plenty of time to kick into gear. “It may be terminated fast enough that not only are you not experiencing any symptoms but you are not infectious,” Dr. Sette said. Dr. Sette and his […]

New Pfizer Results: Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe and 95% Effective – The New York Times

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The companies said that out of 170 cases of Covid-19, 162 were in the placebo group, and eight were in the vaccine group. Out of 10 cases of severe Covid-19, nine had received a placebo. Pfizer and BioNTech said that the vaccine’s efficacy was consistent across age, race and ethnicity. The most common serious adverse event was fatigue, with 3.7 percent of volunteers reporting tiredness after they took the second dose. Two percent of volunteers reported a headache after the second dose. Older adults reported fewer and milder side effects, the companies said. “It’s pretty amazing,” said Akiko Iwasaki, an […]

CDC Study Finds Overwhelming Majority Of People Getting Coronavirus Wore Masks

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A Centers for Disease Control report released in September shows that masks and face coverings are not effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19, even for those people who consistently wear them. A study conducted in the United States in July found that when they compared 154 “case-patients,” who tested positive for COVID-19, to a control group of 160 participants from the same health care facility who were symptomatic but tested negative, over 70 percent of the case-patients were contaminated with the virus and fell ill despite “always” wearing a mask. “In the 14 days before illness onset, 71% of […]

Coronavirus: WHO joins the Great Barrington Declaration by condemning lockdowns

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Dr. David Nabarro from the WHO appealed to world leaders yesterday, telling them to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method” of the coronavirus. He also claimed that the only thing lockdowns achieved was poverty – with no mention of the potential lives saved. “Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer,” he said. Dr. David Nabarro from the WHO appealed to world leaders yesterday, telling them to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method”.Source:Twitter “We in the World Health Organisation do not advocate lockdowns […]

Jane Fonda calls coronavirus ‘God’s gift to the left’

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Jane Fonda calls coronavirus ‘God’s gift to the left’ By Joe Concha – 10/07/20 05:14 PM EDT This content was originally published here.

Check your balance: Coronavirus stimulus money starts to flow into bank accounts

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WASHINGTON — Americans are starting to receive their cash payments via direct deposits, part of the $2 trillion bill passed by Congress to stimulate the economy after the decline caused by the pandemic. “#IRS deposited the first Economic Impact Payments into taxpayers’ bank accounts today. We know many people are anxious to get their payments; we’ll continue issuing them as fast as we can,” the IRS tweeted on Saturday. #IRS deposited the first Economic Impact Payments into taxpayers’ bank accounts today. We know many people are anxious to get their payments; we’ll continue issuing them as fast as we can. […]

President Trump confirms he, first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus

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Trump pollster John McLaughlin and Democratic pollster Doug Schoen react on ‘The Ingraham Angle’ President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump both tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday, and are set to quarantine and recover at the White House. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” the president tweeted. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately.” He added: “We will get through this TOGETHER!” A White House source told Fox News shortly after the president’s tweet that he and the first lady are “fine” and are in the quarantine process at the White House. Meanwhile, the president’s […]

Coronavirus: Trump tests positive for Covid-19 with Melania Trump

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They include White House chief of staff Mark Meadows; national security advisor Robert O’Brien; the president’s lawyer, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani; White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany; the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, both of whom are senior White House advisors; the president’s sons, Donald Jr. and Eric; Donald Jr’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, who previously had Covid; Eric’s wife Lara Trump; the president’s daughter Tiffany; campaign manager Bill Stepien; top campaign official Jason Miller; White House social media director Dan Scavino; White House counselor Derek Lyons; political advisor Stephen Miller; and Rep Jim […]