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VIRUS-HEALTH: Hope for medication for COVID-19 as the US falls into recession

– HEALTH VIRUSES

WASHINGTON:

Hope for medicine for COVID-19 as the US falls into recession

A glimmer of hope emerged in the fight against the new coronavirus on Wednesday as promising results of a new antiviral drug were announced, as the pandemic plunged the United States, the world’s first potential, into the worst economic recession in a decade.

By Alina DIESTE and AFP offices around the world

(world health virus pandemic economy, Central Note Update, 850 words – Already transmitted)

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PARIS:

Potential link between severe childhood disease and covid-19 studied

Can the new coronavirus cause severe inflammatory disease in children and adolescents? Several countries such as Spain and France seek an answer after the appearance of a very limited number of cases coinciding with the epidemic.

(health epidemic virus children, Focus, 700 words – Already transmitted)

PARIS:

At each test, its usefulness against the covid-19

There are several types of tests to fight against covid-19, each with a specific function: diagnosing, knowing the percentage of the population infected and measuring the degree of immunity of an individual.

(Health epidemic virus tests, Box, 550 words – Already transmitted)

PARIS:

Second-line workers do their duty in the fight against the coronavirus

Food store employees, garbage collectors, delivery men, domestic workers, postmen, among many other workers, make life possible in a world immersed in confinement, although their jobs, today essential, are poorly paid and often invisible or underrated.

(France virus health pandemic disease epidemic work, Photo-story, 850 words – Already transmitted)

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OTHER NEWS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC BY REGIONS AND TOPICS:

– EUROPE

PARIS:

Life on hold for COVID patients in a resuscitation unit in Paris

Two neighboring rooms in a Parisian hospital. In one, an unconscious patient lies, devastated by the coronavirus for almost six weeks. Nothing seems to stop its deterioration anymore. In the other, a man has just woken up, disoriented, in a body he hardly recognizes. You are safe.

By Daphne ROUSSEAU

(France health virus, Report, 600 words – Already transmitted)

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MOSCOW:

Confinement exacerbates homelessness in Moscow

Hungry men and women enter a poorly lit tent, the “hangar,” one of the few places in Moscow that cares for the homeless. “Only two people per table please,” says Valentina, a volunteer in a gown, gloves, and mask. “Don’t pile up,” he insists.

By Maria ANTONOVA

(Russia virus health epidemic poverty, Focus, 600 words – Already transmitted)

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ROME:

The black season for tourism in the Italian islands

The tourist sector in Italy faces its worst blow and the prospects are not rosy for the islands of the southern peninsula, which are proposed as “coronavirus-free zone” to overcome one of the blackest seasons in its history.

By Kelly VELÁSQUEZ

(Italy health tourism virus epidemic, Approach, 600 words – Already transmitted)

– AMERICA

MEXICO:

Mexican indigenous carry a double cross for coronavirus

Samuel committed suicide after being diagnosed with coronavirus. The mere news was enough to unleash the tragedy in the indigenous municipality of Ocosingo, one of the most impoverished in Mexico, where ancestral peoples look helpless in the face of the pandemic.

By Natalia CANO

(Mexico indigenous tradition poverty pandemic health virus, Approach, 750 words – Already transmitted)

WASHINGTON:

‘Immune passports’, between the relief of rulers and the suspicion of experts

Governments and organizations around the world reflect on the use of “immune passports”, a measure designed to alleviate confinement and movement restrictions caused by the covid-19 pandemic.

By Rob LEVER

(Pandemic Health Computer Virus Technology USA Coronavirus Epidemic, Approach, 900 words – Already transmitted)

WASHINGTON:

Remdesivir shows “clear” effect against COVID-19, according to US study

Patients with COVID-19 treated with remdesivir recovered 31% faster than others who received a placebo, according to a clinical study released Wednesday that the White House chief medical adviser estimated as a “clear” effect of the drug on the disease treatment.

(US health virus pandemic policy science, Note, 668 words – Already transmitted)

NY:

New Yorkers agree to tests in hopes of having antibodies against COVID-19

Hundreds of New Yorkers without major symptoms of COVID-19 or pre-existing conditions first accessed tests Tuesday, hoping the result shows they have already contracted and defeated the disease.

By Catherine TRIOMPHE

(USA health virus pandemic society antibodies, Report, 642 words – Already transmitted)

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GUATEMALA:

Guatemalans hang colored flags to ask for help in pandemic

Villagers in vulnerable neighborhoods in Guatemala created a new code to ask for help. With colored flags that serve to identify the type of urgency that each home experiences, they seek the attention of the authorities, amid the advance of poverty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

(Guatemala pandemic Virus health poverty epidemic, Note, 607 words – Already transmitted)

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SAINT JOSEPH:

Babies born in public hospitals in Costa Rica receive a protective mask as part of measures to safeguard them from possible COVID-19 infection.

(CostaRica babies health hospital virus pandemic epidemic, Photo story, 210 words – Already transmitted)

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BOGOTÁ:

An interview with Ingrid Betancourt previously announced will finally be published on Thursday in the first forecasts

– ASIA

BEIJING:

China summons parliament to show a return to normality

The annual session of the Chinese parliament will be held at the end of May, the country’s authorities announced Wednesday, in a clear attempt to send the world a signal of its return to normality after the new coronavirus pandemic.

By Sébastien RICCI

(China virus health political economy parliament epidemic pandemic, Focus, Update, 600 words – Already transmitted)

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NEW DELHI:

India surpasses 1,000 deaths from covid-19, experts are puzzled

India surpassed the threshold of 1,000 deaths (official figures) caused by covid-19 on Wednesday, registering some 31,000 cases of infected, figures much lower than those of Europe or the United States, which leave experts perplexed.

(India pandemic virus health, Note, 450 words – Already transmitted)

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— MIDDLE EAST

DUBAI:

The iconic Emirates Mall in Dubai reopens its doors

One of the world’s largest shopping malls, the famous and luxurious Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates, reopened its doors on Tuesday with stringent security measures imposed due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

By Aziz EL MASSASSI

(Emirates tourism distribution health virus epidemic pandemic, Report, 700 words – Already transmitted)

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–AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa:

Male violence, the other epidemic in South Africa

Sandy’s life turned upside down in late March, when confinement began due to the coronavirus. “My husband threatened to destroy me. And the situation has not stopped getting worse,” says this 42-year-old South African hairdresser, a victim of male violence.

By Béatrice DEBUT in Johannesburg and Tanya STEENKAMP in Cape Town

(South Africa women aggression society health virus epidemic pandemic, Focus, 700 words – Already transmitted)

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— ECONOMY

WASHINGTON:

The US closes more than a decade of prosperity with the coronavirus crisis

The US economy suffered the brutal impact of the coronavirus in the first quarter with a contraction of 4.8% of annualized GDP, ending with a boom of more than a decade and suggesting that the worst is yet to be seen when figures for the months of lockdown.

By Ariela NAVARRO

(US economy health coronavirus pandemic virus, Central Note, Update, 681 words – Already transmitted)

NY:

Boeing, hit by pandemic, cuts 16,000 jobs

Boeing confirmed on Wednesday that it will reduce its global workforce by 10%, that is, 16,000 jobs cut, and cut the production of its long-distance aircraft to save, due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic that hit air transport and orders for aircraft.

(US Aerospace Utilities Pandemic Aviation Companies, Note, 439 words – Already transmitted)

NY:

Despite Coronavirus Outbreaks, US Slaughterhouses Must Keep Working

Slaughterhouses in the United States are being forced to stay open under government orders, despite outbreaks of coronavirus among their workers, in an effort to get supermarkets to have a full supply of meat.

By Juliette MICHEL

(US livestock epidemic agriculture virus food health, Focus, 645 words – Already transmitted)

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GENEVA:

More than half of the world’s workers could lose their livelihoods, according to ILO

More than half of the world’s 3.3 billion workers are at risk of losing their livelihoods during this second quarter due to the viral pandemic, the International Labor Organization warned on Wednesday.

(ILO pandemic unemployment virus health, Approach, 500 words – Already transmitted)

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LONDON:

Oil, this raw material that is so difficult to leave underground

The oil industry continues to extract crude despite the collapse in prices and the evaporation of demand, due to the paralysis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and faces significant financial, technical and commercial obstacles.

By Benoît PELEGRIN

(Oil epidemic energy virus markets health, Approach, 550 words – Already transmitted)

PARIS:

Strangled by the pandemic, airlines cut thousands of jobs

The airlines, overwhelmed by the coronavirus health crisis and with no prospect of rebounding for several months, or perhaps years, are cutting thousands of jobs, which affects the entire aviation sector.

(aviation pandemic virus health economy employment, Focus, Update, 700 words – Already transmitted)

PARIS:

Coronavirus Sinks Airbus Results

Airbus went into the red in the first quarter of the year, hit by the coronavirus epidemic. It is “the worst crisis that the aeronautical industry has experienced so far” and that prevents it from complying with the delivery of part of the aircraft orders.

(Europe aeronautical industry epidemic virus health, Focus, 600 words – Already transmitted)

— SOCIETY

Barcelona, ​​Spain:

The closing of bookstores sinks the edition in Spanish

Thousands of books are piling up on pallets and shelves in a huge warehouse on the outskirts of Barcelona. With bookstores closed by the pandemic, with almost no orders or revenue, the Spanish publishing sector is plunging into a serious crisis.

By Daniel BOSQUE in Barcelona and Álvaro VILLALOBOS in Madrid

(Spain literature health virus pandemic Latam, Approach, 800 words – Already transmitted)

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MADRID:

Antonio Muñoz Molina: globalization “is much more fragile than it seems”

The Spanish writer Antonio Muñoz Molina believes that if the coronavirus crisis proves anything, it is the fragility of globalization, although he prefers to avoid tremendousism and maintains that “freedoms are not threatened in Western Europe”.

By Álvaro VILLALOBOS

(Spain virus health pandemic literature, Interview, 700 words – Already transmitted)

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MADRID:

The Spaniards launch into the exercise at home before a hard confinement

The Spanish launched themselves to buy sports equipment on the internet and, with bottles of detergent, umbrellas and other household utensils, try to maintain their exercise routine during one of the strictest confinements in the world, which is soon to relax.

(virus health Spain exercise epidemic, Approach, 700 words – Already transmitted)

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THE ANGELS:

The pandemic forces Hollywood to reinvent itself

Hollywood is looking for radical solutions to resume film production, at a time when film sets are dusty and studio profits plummet amid the coronavirus pandemic.

By Andrew MARSZAL

(US health virus pandemic cinema people, Focus, 750 words – already transmitted)

PHOTOS, VIDEO

LONDON:

Boris Johnson and his fiancee have a baby in full confinement

Boris Johnson, who has just returned to work after his covid-19 convalescence, and his fiancé Carrie Symonds had a baby on Wednesday, an unexpected “good news” for a UK badly hit by a pandemic with more than 26,000 deaths.

By Anna CUENCA

GB pandemic government society children, Note, Update, 500 words – Already transmitted)

PHOTOS FILE, VIDEO FILE

SERAING, Belgium:

Julia Dewilde overcomes the coronavirus in Belgium at 100

Julia Dewilde has a lot to celebrate. This elderly Belgian woman left the hospital on Wednesday after recovering from the new coronavirus, to applause from the nursing staff and only four days after her 100th birthday.

(Belgium health epidemic virus hospital, Video story, 300 words – Already transmitted)

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OTHER NEWS IN THE WORLD

– AMERICA

WASHINGTON:

Silence in Biden’s environment facing accusations of sexual assault

Denials and then his silence were fruitless: Pressure rose on Joe Biden on Wednesday to respond to accusations from a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, with some even calling him to withdraw from the House race. Blanca.

By Elodie CUZIN

(US politics elections aggression parties sex justice media, Focus, 758 words – Already broadcast)

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RIO DE JANEIRO:

Bolsonaro accelerates the break with the establishment, without losing support

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro got rid of his two most popular ministers in the midst of a health crisis, the Office of the Prosecutor is investigating whether he tried to obstruct justice and the economy is sinking, but none of this affects his ultra-conservative base of support in the war against ” the system”.

By Jorge SVARTZMAN

(Brazil pandemic policy, Focus, 700 words – Already transmitted)

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–MIDDLE EAST

JERUSALEM:

The Israeli annexation project of areas of the West Bank

The Arab League will hold an extraordinary videoconference meeting on Thursday, at the request of the Palestinian Authority, to discuss Israel’s proposed annexation of occupied West Bank areas.

(Israel Palestinians conflict USA diplomacy, Questions Answers, 750 words – Already transmitted)

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates:

United Arab Emirates fights a war against the palm-eating bug

Said Al Ajani is proud of his thousand date palms, in the east of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, after having overcome the worst scourge in 30 years of office: the red palm weevil or weevil, an insect that wreaks havoc in the Middle East and North from Africa.

By Aziz EL MASSASSI

(Emirates plants environment science agriculture food, Report, 800 words – Already transmitted)

PHOTOS, VIDEO

– ASIA

KABUL:

The peace process in Afghanistan, on the brink of abyss

Two months after an agreement between the United States and the Taliban from Afghanistan with a view to a withdrawal of foreign troops, violence continues to escalate and the peace process between the insurgents and Kabul is on the brink of abyss.

By Elise BLANCHARD, with Thomas WATKINS in Washington

(Afghanistan Taliban USA Diplomacy Conflict, Analysis, 750 words – Already broadcast)

— SOCIETY

NEW DELHI:

Death of Indian actor Irrfan Khan, known for his role in “Slumdog Millionaire”

Indian actor Irrfan Khan, who died at age 53, became a Bollywood and Hollywood star for his roles in films such as “Slumdog Millionaire” or “Jurassic World”, even after a period when he was on the verge of leave the cinema.

(India death cinema people, Profile, 450 words – Already transmitted)

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