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US States Reporting Record Cases of COVID-19

    – The U.S. states of Arizona and Florida on Saturday reported single-day coronavirus infection records, highlighting the disease’s spread in several Southern and Western states. On Friday, the U.S. recorded its highest daily total of new cases for the third straight day. Coronavirus cases are also surging in the south-central U.S. state of

Global COVID-19 Infections Reach 10 Million Mark

  The news about the coronavirus appears to get darker every day, and top scientists are cautioning people not to be overly optimistic that a vaccine is imminent. The number of global cases has passed 10 million and the number of deaths has passed 500,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The World Health Organization says

‘Fair & Lovely’ Skin Lightener to Get Makeover After Backlash

MUMBAI – Unilever will drop the word “fair” from its “Fair & Lovely” skin lightening products, it said on Thursday, in the latest makeover of a brand in response to a global backlash against racial prejudice. Skin lightening cosmetics have a huge market in South Asia, but their promotion is being questioned, especially in the wake

20 Years On, Human Genome Project Helps Drive COVID-19 Research

WASHINGTON – Until this March, machines at the Broad Institute in Massachusetts were decoding the equivalent of an entire human genome every 10 minutes. The automated DNA sequencing facility is among the world’s largest genomics labs. Its technology descends from that which produced the first working draft of the human genome 20 years ago Friday.

3 US States Issue Quarantine Orders for Visitors from States Hit Hard by COVID-19

The northeastern U.S. state of New York, which bore the initial brunt of the novel coronavirus pandemic, is requiring visitors from eight states to enter into a two-week quarantine period. The order announced Wednesday by New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo applies to residents of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and

New Coronavirus Infections in US Near Record High

  The number of new single-day coronavirus infections in the U.S. is near record highs as the government revealed more than 20 million people in the U.S. could have contracted the virus. The U.S. states reported 39,327 new cases Thursday, according to The Washington Post, the highest one-day total since the outbreak began in December.