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What you need to know about coronavirus on Sunday, May 24

Houses of worship have become the latest coronavirus battleground in the United States. President Donald Trump declared them “essential” on Friday, calling for them to reopen “right now” and threatening to override governors who resist. All 50 US states have taken steps to ease lockdown restrictions. But some states still ban large gatherings, including religious…MORE

Report: Brazil’s indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19

Report: Brazil’s indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19

Far from hospitals and often lacking basic infrastructure, Brazil’s indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19 with little help in sight. The mortality rate is double that of the rest of Brazil’s population, according to advocacy group Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) which tracks the number of cases and deaths…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Saturday, May 23

It’s not just that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t help Covid-19 patients. The drug makes them sicker. A comprehensive study published yesterday in the medical journal The Lancet found that seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine were more likely to die or develop irregular heart rhythms. “Our data has very convincingly shown that…MORE

Astronomers find the Wolfe Disk, an unlikely galaxy, in the distant universe

Astronomers find the Wolfe Disk, an unlikely galaxy, in the distant universe

Astronomers have spotted a massive disk galaxy, not unlike our own, that formed 12.5 billion years ago when our 13.8 billion-year-old universe was only a tenth of its current age. But according to what scientists know about galaxy formation, this one has no business being in the distant universe. This discovery is challenging how astronomers…MORE

Drug smugglers used bottles of hand sanitizer to conceal meth shipments

Drug smugglers used bottles of hand sanitizer to conceal meth shipments

Drug smugglers took advantage of the current pandemic to conceal methamphetamine in shipments of hand sanitizer and face masks sent to Australia, according to officials. Earlier this month, officers with the Australian Border Force found two kilograms of meth hidden in shipments of some of the most needed items during the coronavirus pandemic. “We know…MORE

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