Wednesday , July 8 2020

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Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium. A study by researchers at University College London (UCL)described 43 cases of patients with COVID-19 who …

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A Texas Medical Center employee who hasn't seen her husband in 4 months wants people to take the coronavirus seriously so she can go home

Danielle Jones hasn’t seen her husband Christopher since March 15. Provided by Danielle Jones Danielle Jones, an advanced clinical education specialist at Texas Medical Center, hasn’t seen her husband since March 15.  The woman’s older in-laws live on her property and she didn’t want to put them at risk of …

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BMW wants customers to pay a subscription fee to use features the car already has installed, like a heated steering wheel or adaptive cruise control

2021 BMW 5 Series Sedan. BMW In July, BMW will roll out a sweeping software update that includes digital personalization and on-demand functions. The automaker envisions a future where people will subscribe to existing features on their cars, such as a heated steering wheel or adaptive cruise control. The software …

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The Lincoln Project continues anti-Trump ad campaign

On Tuesday, the Lincoln Project, a conservative political action committee formed in late 2019, released an ad titled “Whispers,” which suggests those in President Trump’s inner circle are secretly mocking him. This is the latest in a series of attack ads produced and distributed by the committee, whose members include …

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Black Americans report hate crimes, violence in wake of George Floyd protests and Black Lives Matter gains

Indiana officials are investigating a July Fourth weekend incident in which a white man is accused of yelling about a Black man “get a noose” and pinning him against a tree. This comes after nooses were found hanging in Las Vegas, Portland and Baltimore, a noose was used to target a Black person at work …

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Some deaths caused by coronavirus would have happened later this year, says ONS

More than 55,000 deaths involving coronavirus have been recorded in the UK during the pandemic – Jack Taylor/Getty Images Some of those who died from Covid-19 would have been likely to die later in the year, the Government statistics body said as it reported consistently below average death rates.  More …

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6 dead in clash between factions of Bangladesh ethnic group

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Six people were killed in a gunfight Tuesday between two factions of an ethnic group over control of a hilly region in southeastern Bangladesh where armed gangs are active, police said. The clash took place between Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samiti and its reformist faction, both …

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How blood type may affect your coronavirus risk

Recent studies have suggested that people’s blood types may affect their risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus or developing a serious case of the disease. Overall, the findings indicate that people with Type O blood seem to be more protected and that those with Type A appear more vulnerable. So …

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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he will be tested for COVID-19

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said he will be tested for COVID-19 after having an X-ray of his lungs on Monday. He didn’t say whether he was showing symptoms of the new coronavirus. Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly downplayed the risks of the disease, told supporters outside the …

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North Korea Would Use Lethal 'Swarm' Attacks to Fight

Click here to read the full article. Key Point: North Korea could potentially prove devastating by conducting quick surprise attacks with flotillas of boats to overwhelm the defenses of enemy ships. If South Korea goes to war with its northern neighbor, one of the threats that it will face is swarms of small …

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Surge in NYC shootings fuels police reform debate

New York (AFP) – New York reeled from a spate of holiday weekend shootings Monday, with police fueling controversy by partially attributing them to reforms undertaken following the death in custody of George Floyd. The Big Apple was rocked by 45 shootings — which resulted in 11 deaths — over …

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NASA's powerful Hubble space telescope has beamed back a striking photo of a 'fluffy' galaxy with a ghostly, empty center

Galaxy NGC 2275, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, July 2, 2020. ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST Team; Acknowledgment: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla) NASA’s most powerful space telescope, Hubble, captured a uniquely picturesque galaxy in a photo the agency released on Thursday. The galaxy, called NGC 2775, is …

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How anti-Trump Republicans got into his head. Spoiler alert: It was easy.

Seeking to defend President Donald Trump from questions over whether he actually reads his daily intelligence briefing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters last week that “the president does read” and “is the most informed person on planet Earth when it comes to the threats we face.” Within …

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India, China agree to 'complete disengagement' from deadly border flashpoint

New Delhi (AFP) – Chinese troops were seen removing structures from a Himalayan valley where they fought a deadly battle with Indian soldiers last month, Indian army sources said Monday, after high-level talks between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Brutal hand-to-hand fighting in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh on June 15 left …

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Katsina: The motorcycle bandits terrorising northern Nigeria

Illustration Motorcycle-riding armed bandits operating out of abandoned forest reserves are ransacking communities in Nigeria’s north-west. The groups are the latest to join Nigeria’s lucrative kidnap for ransom industry, and are quite brazen in their operations. In the last decade more than 8,000 people have been killed in the states …

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Think a 'mild' case of Covid-19 doesn’t sound so bad? Think again

Photograph: Yara Nardi/Reuters Conventional wisdom suggests that when a sickness is mild, it’s not too much to worry about. But if you’re taking comfort in World Health Organization reports that over 80% of global Covid-19 cases are mild or asymptomatic, think again. As virologists race to understand the biomechanics of …

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