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Signs virus slowing in UK

Curbs on normal life may need to continue through the summer and into the autumn in order to avoid progress being "wasted", England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jenny Harries said on Sunday. "In the United Kingdom we can see some early signs of slowing in some indicators - less so deaths because deaths are lagged by a long time from when measures come in force", he told the BBC .

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Ford commits to producing 50,000 ventilators in 100 days

Ford's Rawsonville components factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan, will produce ventilators around the clock on three shifts staffed by 500 paid volunteers from the United Auto Workers union, according to the company. For this endeavor, the American carmaker is again teaming up with GE Healthcare, which will license the ventilator design from medical-equipment specialist Airon Corporation .

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Clark County coronavirus cases surge past 100 over weekend

No actual date was included in the motion by Commissioner Cheryl Williams. Fewer than 200 people were tested for COVID-19 in the first two days of drive-thru testing at the McLean County Fairgrounds. To date, more than 30 deaths have been reported in the state related to the coronavirus. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. This represents the 10th case recorded here so far, part of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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CDC Considers Asking People to Wear Makeshift Masks in Public

According to the World Health Organisation, face masks will prevent asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people from spreading droplets containing the virus. The discussion over the new recommendations comes at a time that research from MIT is raising troubling questions about how far the virus can be transmitted by people sneezing, coughing, or just talking.

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US FDA authorizes use of new two-minute test kit for coronavirus

This was disclosed in a statement by the US Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday. The EUA requires that fact sheets that provide important information about using chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate in treating COVID-19 be made available to health care providers and patients, including the known risks and drug interactions.

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Fitbit Charge 4 announced with built-in GPS, Spotify integration and more

Available online at all retailer sites worldwide and in stores in markets where they are still open, starting April 13, 2020. Users will have daily and weekly goals to work towards, with the main idea being to give you a more in-depth and personalized number to achieve instead of a static number that only relies on how long a workout is being tracked for.


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