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Kentucky Governor Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continued efforts to fight the novel…

Texas Governor Abbott Announces Additional Extension Of Federally-Supported COVID-19 Testing Sites

Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has…

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on July 11, 2020

Ottawa, ON (STL.News) Public Health Agency of Canada - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Howard…

WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir treatment arms for COVID-19

(STL.News) WHO Saturday accepted the recommendation from the Solidarity Trial’s International Steering Committee to discontinue the trial’s hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir…

India records highest daily surge in COVID-19 cases again; 22,000 new cases in last 24 hours

(STL.News) India has recorded highest-daily surge in COVID-19 cases again.  22,000 new cases of pandemic Coronavirus has been reported in…

World needs a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19

(STL.News) The coronavirus is changing the world as we know it.  When infections soared earlier this year, governments worldwide implemented strict social…

US buys stocks of anti-viral drug Remdesivir

(STL.News) United States in a major move buys almost entire global stock of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir.  The US Department of…

Fauci says ‘no guarantee’ US will have effective COVID-19 vaccine

(STL.News) The United States has registered its biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.  There were…

Chinese Pigs carrying a virus of ‘pandemic potential’ that can affect humans

(STL.News) A new stretch of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by…

Millions of Yemeni children face threat of starvation – COVID-19

(STL.News) Millions of children could be pushed to the brink of starvation as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across war-torn Yemen.…

Brazil to produce AstraZeneca’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine

(STL.News) Brazil announced on Saturday that it had signed a $127 million agreement to start producing locally an experimental vaccine…

Governor Cuomo Details NYS Department of Health’s Investigation into Two COVID-19 Clusters in Upstate New York

Clusters Discovered at Oswego County Apple Packaging Plant and Montgomery County Aluminum Manufacturer Through the State and Local Government's Contact…

New York Dept. of Health Announces Counties Across the State to Receive Million – COVID-19

New York State Department of Health Announces Counties Across the State to Receive Million from Enhanced Medicaid Funds in Response…

Bars in Texas Ordered to Close at Noon Today to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Abbott issues executive order to close certain businesses, including restaurants and bars with certain restrictions. …

FTC ignores Congress, AOA and other medical groups with flawed Contact Lens Rule changes

(STL.News) The American Optometric Association (AOA) released the following statement: Federal regulators finalized new Contact Lens Rule mandates on prescribers…