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Coronavirus cases spread outside China, fall inside, winning WHO’s praises

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus infections on Monday, but China relaxed curbs on movement as the rate of new infections there eased and a visiting World Health Organization team reported steep declines in visits to clinics. The virus has put Chinese cities into lockdown in recent weeks,… Read More »

South Korea, Italy, and Iran: Coronavirus cases surge outside China

Coronavirus cases have surged outside China, prompting other countries to adopt quarantine policies. An increase in cases was reported across the Middle East and Asia this week, and some nations have begun shutting their borders to contain the infection. For instance, Iraq closed its border with Iran, the government of which reported 18 cases of… Read More »

Coronavirus deaths in China grow to 722, more than 34,500 cases reported

China increased its death toll from the coronavirus Friday to 722, while new cases jumped to 34,546, according to reports. Chinese officials are still trying to stem the flow of infections in the mainland as the virus continues to spread globally. The country’s ruling Communist Party is also dealing with public anger over the death of a doctor… Read More »

Hong Kong leader declares citywide virus emergency over coronavirus, first cases appear in Australia

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday declared a virus emergency in the city of 7.3 million, extending school cancellations until Feb. 17 and canceling all official visits to mainland China. Lam announced a package of measures aimed at limiting the Asian financial hub’s connections to mainland China. Flights and high speed train journeys between… Read More »

Is the ‘autism epidemic’ real? Researchers say over-diagnosis to blame for spike in number of cases

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and other anti-vaccine crusaders have long and falsely blamed vaccines for breeding an “epidemic” of autism. But is the epidemic even real? According to the authors of a new study, the astonishing explosion in the number of diagnosed cases of autism is the result of a broadening of the definition of… Read More »