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Is a dangerous new coronavirus strain circulating in farmed mink?

By Graham Lawton Denmark officials plan to cull all mink in the country’s fur farms to contain the spread of a coronavirus mutationHenning Bagger/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock The Danish government has ordered the slaughter of all farmed mink in the country after the reported discovery of a mutant form of coronavirus in the animals. It has already spread… Read More »

U.S. reports record 126,400 new coronavirus cases as medical experts warn worst days of pandemic are ‘still ahead of us’

The United States reported a record one-day spike of 126,400 new cases of the coronavirus as medical experts warn that the outbreak is worsening across the country and could lead to a devastating winter. The U.S. has now reported a new record one-day spike in cases everyday over the past three days, according to data… Read More »

Almost 800,000 kids have contracted coronavirus in US, pediatricians say

Almost 800,000 children in the US have been infected with the novel coronavirus, according to a leading group of doctors, but hospitalization and deaths related to the illness among this patient population remain uncommon. “At this time, it appears that severe illness due to COVID-19 is rare among children,” the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)… Read More »

CDC sees ‘distressing trend’ in latest coronavirus surge

Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, raised the alarm about rising cases of COVID-19. “Unfortunately, we are seeing a distressing trend here in the United States,” Butler told reporters Wednesday, adding that cases are now growing “really in all parts of the country,” with especially high… Read More »