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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be a guinea pig for a controversial Russian coronavirus vaccine, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian nation emerged as a frontrunner for overseas clinical trials.

Canvas Print Sales Surge as People Look For an Emotional Boost

With more time spent at home during COVID-19, it turns out more of us have a penchant for home decorating than previously thought.

The Ultimate Guide to CBD and Seniors With Arthritis

There is no known cure for arthritis, so reducing the body's inflammatory response allows people to live in less pain. CBD is showing some promise as a way to treat the pain of arthritis.

Australia's worst-hit state 'flattening' virus curve

Australia's worst-hit state of Victoria appears to be curbing a virus outbreak after a week of tougher restrictions, authorities said Wednesday, with new cases falling in recent days even as fatalities topped records.

Paris's 'Little Africa' fights back against racist stereotypes

Branded a "no-go zone" by Fox News in the wake of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks, the Goutte d'Or neighbourhood of northern Paris has long been shunned by outsiders as a den of crime, prostitution and drugs.

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 20 million with 25 percent in U.S.

More than 20 million people worldwide have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Monday evening, nearly five months to the day after the World Health Organization declared it a global pandemic.

Spain again grapples with Europe's worst virus infection rate

Just seven weeks after bringing its first coronavirus wave under control, experts say Spain is once again in a "critical" situation with the worst infection rate in Western Europe.

Op-Ed: How to make work safe? Developing a COVID-19 risk assessment

Many workplaces are putting into place COVID-19 risk assessments to help to bring employees back to work. What needs to be included is ways to make the workplace safe and rules for employees to follow, based on sound scientific advice.

Bhutan in virus lockdown for the first time

Bhutan has been largely shielded from coronavirus but on Tuesday, the remote Himalayan kingdom famous for measuring gross national happiness went into lockdown for the first time.

Australia's northern region to face virus measures until 2022

Australia's Northern Territory will be closed to visitors from virus hotspots for a further 18 months to protect its large and vulnerable Aboriginal population, authorities said Tuesday.

Shadow of coronavirus slowly lifts from epicentre Wuhan

Fans dancing at an electronic music festival, long lines at breakfast stands, gridlocked traffic -- the scenes in coronavirus ground zero Wuhan these days would have been unthinkable in January.

Exclusive interview with political novelist Sally Fernandez Special

Novelist Sally Fernandez chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her writing career and inspirations. She is known for writing provocative political thrillers.

Chances of catching coronavirus on a train revealed

Returning to work in the COVID-19 era introduces an element of risk. This not only includes the workplace, but also the means of travelling to work. A new study considers issues relating to train travel, in terms of infection risk.

Close to 100,000 children in U.S. tested positive for COVID-19

At least 97,000 children in the United States tested positive for the novel coronavirus during the final two weeks of July, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association found.

Italian cruise ships to sail again in high-stakes gamble

Italy's cruise industry is preparing to sail again in Mediterranean waters, hoping to help jumpstart the country's economy while restoring the reputation of the beleaguered global sector.

Salmonella outbreak spreading — Public warned to not eat onions

The CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions. Both agencies have issued a public warning to consumers to not eat the onions or products made from them.

Taiwan airlines offer sight-seeing flights during pandemic

Faced with the coronavirus collapse in travellers, Taiwanese airlines have begun offering sight-seeing "flights to nowhere" on their passenger jets -- including flight attendant lessons for children.

India coronavirus cases pass two million

India's official coronavirus case tally passed two million on Friday after a daily jump of more than 60,000.The South Asian giant becomes only the third country to reach the figure, after the United States and Brazil.

US lifts advice to avoid all foreign travel due to pandemic

The United States on Thursday lifted a warning to its citizens to avoid all foreign travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, pointing to improvements.The State Department said it would instead resume considering each country on a case-by-case basis.

CDC Warning — People are drinking hand sanitizers and dying

Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available can help protect you from the coronavirus—but drinking it can leave you blind or dead, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns.

New public health alert over onions in prepared products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products that may contain onions recalled by Thomson International Inc. due to Salmonella.

As coronavirus deaths mount, virus testing is dropping in U.S.

U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend. A couple things are going on.

Canary Islands to insure tourists who catch virus

Spain's Canary Islands has taken out insurance to cover costs visitors face if they become infected with the coronavirus, the archipelago's regional government said Wednesday.

Meet Rory Douglas: Financial educator, author, and life coach Special

Financial educator, author and life coach Rory Douglas chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his podcast "Holla at a Scholar Podcast" and the digital age.

Study finds 55% of COVID-19 survivors suffer mental disorders

A new study suggests that the majority of people who recover from COVID-19 suffer from at least one mental disorder one month after treatment, raising serious concerns about lingering psychological effects of the virus.

Coronavirus infects 24,000 South African health workers

Some 24,000 health workers in South Africa have contracted coronavirus, 181 of whom have died, since the pandemic hit the country in March, the health minister announced on Wednesday.

Trickle of British tourists dashes Cyprus tourism hopes

The holiday island of Cyprus had hoped British tourists would give a badly-needed boost to its pandemic-hit tourism sector, but only a trickle of sun-seekers have arrived.

Defying virus, Latvian ocean rower plans next adventure

After spending 140 days rowing across the ocean without seeing another human being, Latvian adventurer Karlis Bardelis has some valuable tips for those learning to cope with coronavirus lockdowns.

CDC - Prepare for 2020 outbreak of polio-like illness in children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned parents and doctors Tuesday that it expects another outbreak this year between August and November of a rare but life-threatening condition that mostly affects children,

Three-step strategy to reduce coronavirus infection risk indoors

In an attempt to wrestle with the 'new normal', workplaces and schools are attempting to re-open. many will have plans in place to address coronavirus risks. Syracuse University researchers propose a new three-step plan.

Study: Rising heat will cause more deaths than infectious disease

Rising temperatures driven by climate change could cause tens of millions of deaths per year worldwide by the end of the century, potentially matching the global death rate for all infectious diseases combined, according to a new study.

The Ultimate Guide to CBD and Seniors for Insomnia

Does it seem like it is harder and harder to sleep as you get older? If you have already checked for other conditions and reduced your caffeine intake, there are still options that can help. Cannabidiol (CBD) could help with your insomnia.

Michael Beas talks about CEO Club International recognition Special

Michael Beas, CEO of Atlas Elite Partners and Raver Magazine, chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about becoming one of the youngest members named to the Chief Executive Officers Club International, Inc.

WHO chief warns of 'no silver bullet' amid vaccine search

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned at a media briefing on Monday that there may never be a "silver bullet" for defeating COVID-19.

Argentina exposes COVID-19 health data in error Special

Argentina's health officials have apparently exposed personal medical data relating to some 115,000 COVID-19 quarantine exemption applicants, in what represents a major health sector data breach.

Virus exposes cracks in Brazil's public health system

Brazil's public health care system, considered among the world's most advanced when it was launched, is being pushed to the brink by the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed the impact of years of under-funding and mismanagement.

Global virus cases top 18 million as Australian city imposes curfew

The number of coronavirus cases recorded worldwide topped 18 million on Monday with the illness continuing its march, after Australia's second-largest city imposed a curfew to halt the spread.

For Iraqi mothers-to-be, hospitals are pandemic no-go zones

Iraqi midwife Umm Mariam used to help bring three babies into the world per day. But with mothers-to-be avoiding pandemic-hit hospitals, she now delivers twice that number in her makeshift home clinic.

Salmonella outbreak in US and Canada linked to California Company

Federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states, and 114 people in Canada has been linked to red onions, and identified a California company as the likely source.

First US recipient of partial face transplant dead at 57

Connie Culp, the first US recipient of a partial face transplant, has died at age 57, according to Ohio's Cleveland Clinic, where she underwent the delicate operation nearly 12 years ago.

South Africa coronavirus cases top 500,000: government

South Africa has now registered more than 500,000 cases of coronavirus, the health ministry announced Saturday, making it by far the hardest-hit country in Africa.
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