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Live Coronavirus Updates: Trump Aides Target Fauci

On ABC’s “This Week,” Adm. Brett Giroir, an official with Health and Human Services, acknowledged that with “more cases, more hospitalizations,” the expectation was for “deaths to go up” over the next several weeks. “It’s really essential to wear masks,” he said, adding: “We have to have like 90 percent of people wearing the masks […]

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How Koalas With an S.T.D. Could Help Humanity

These parallels have led Dr. Timms to argue that koalas could serve as a “missing link” in the search for a human vaccine. “The koala is more than just a fancy animal model,” he said. “It actually is really useful for human studies.” An ancient curse No one knows how or when koalas first got […]

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Grizzly Bears Around Yellowstone Can Stay on Endangered Species List, Court Rules

“The grizzly is foundational to many Indigenous cultures,” said Rain Bear Stands Last, who assisted plaintiffs with the lawsuit and is the executive director of the Global Indigenous Council, a body of Indigenous tribes from around the world. “Had the decision gone against tribes,” he said, ”it would have set a devastating precedent.” In 2017, […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis

Warnings of further restrictions in Texas and Georgia as U.S. cases continue record climbs. As coronavirus cases reach new highs and outbreaks continue to grow steeply in the U.S. South and West, officials in two battered states are warning that they may need to reverse reopenings that had followed a national lull in confirmed infections. […]