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The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authorities

The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authoritiesThe agency says its China office found out about the "viral pneumonia" cases from reading an online press release from the Wuhan health commission.



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First vaccinations begin in Africa for COVID-19 trial

First vaccinations begin in Africa for COVID-19 trialAfrica’s first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial started Wednesday as volunteers received injections developed at the University of Oxford in Britain, while officials said the continent of 1.3 billion people cannot be left behind. The large-scale trial is being conducted in South Africa, Britain and Brazil. The African continent now has nearly 325,000 cases as countries loosen restrictions under economic pressure from citizens who say they have to feed their families.

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First he had brain cancer. Then the coronavirus struck his city. One patient’s perilous journey.

First he had brain cancer. Then the coronavirus struck his city. One patient’s perilous journey.When Ronnie Krensel went in for his most recent checkup following chemotherapy on March 21, it wasn’t anything like the ones he’d had before. Upon his arrival at the Southhampton Stony Brook Hospital in Long Island, N.Y., a doctor met Krensel in a hazmat suit in a large tent outside the facility, where he was asked “a series of rapid-fire questions” and then sent to a negative-pressure room, which prevents cross-contamination, for his visit. 



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A Wuhan seafood vendor believed to be one of the first coronavirus patients says 'a lot fewer people would have died' if the Chinese government acted sooner

A Wuhan seafood vendor believed to be one of the first coronavirus patients says 'a lot fewer people would have died' if the Chinese government acted soonerWei Guixian, a 57-year-old seafood vendor in Wuhan, China, was among the first 27 people to be diagnosed with the coronavirus.



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Trump touts chloroquine for 'immediate' use treating coronavirus, but FDA wants to see the data first

Trump touts chloroquine for 'immediate' use treating coronavirus, but FDA wants to see the data firstPresident Trump said Thursday that the antimalarial drug chloroquine had shown “very encouraging early results” treating COVID-19 and will be rolled out “almost immediately” to help fight the growing coronavirus outbreak. But FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn cautioned that chloroquine had not yet been approved for treating COVID-19.



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