Track the Coronavirus with this interactive map

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created a live map and dashboard to help you track the global spread of the Coronavirus. The map updates data daily in real-time from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control … Read More

Even as COVID-19 Poses Huge Challenges to Responders, the Risks for Natural Disasters Are Rising

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Abnormally warm sea temperatures are raising the risks for hurricanes, while the central and southeastern U.S. face flooding, and parts of the West are forecast to see heightened wildfire activity. Sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic and the Gulf … Read More

Moorland fires: Wildfires ‘spread dangerous pollution to millions’

The Saddleworth Moor fire in June 2018 was the largest UK wildfire in recent decades – PA Huge wildfires in 2018 exposed five million people to dangerous levels of polluted air, a new study has found. The devastating blazes at … Read More

Italy closes ports to rescue ships, targeting migrants

The decree comes as the German-flagged vessel Alan Kurdi is currently in international waters of the coast of Libya with 150 shipwreck survivors Rome (CNN)Non-national migrant rescue ships will no longer be able to dock in Italy after the country … Read More

Fiji suffers widespread damage as Cyclone Harold surges back to category five status while headed for Tonga

Cyclone Harold’s force has been well and truly felt in Fiji with reports of flooded roads, fallen trees and damaged homes emerging from the small, battered nation – but things could be worse for Pacific neighbours Tonga. All of Fiji’s … Read More

‘Catastrophe is coming’: Disaster looms as coronavirus reaches Greek refugee camps

Life for refugees in Greece is already fraught with uncertainty and hardship, but fears have spiraled since the coronavirus pandemic reached the camps. COVID-19 has reached the refugee camps of Greece, with two different migrant facilities in the country now closed to … Read More

Israeli COVID-19 treatment shows 100% survival rate – preliminary data

posted in: Israel, News

Not only have all the patients survived, according to Pluristem, but four of them showed improvement in respiratory parameters. Biologists work in a laboratory at Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. in Haifa – (photo credit: BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) Six critically ill coronavirus patients in Israel … Read More

Italy approves experimental Israeli drug used to treat hospitalized corona patients

The drug, called opaganib, was designed to have anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. It has undergone testing but has yet to be approved for general use. Magen David Adom workers wearing protective clothing as a preventive measure against the coronavirus … Read More

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia warns it may reach up to 200,000 infections

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In a rare televised address, the health minister said some people were not taking the danger of infection seriously. The coronavirus could eventually infect between 10,000 and 200,000 people in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s health minister has said, urging the public to … Read More

U.S. appeals court hands win to Trump plan to resume federal executions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s effort to resume federal executions got a boost on Tuesday from a U.S. appeals court, which tossed a district judge’s injunction that blocked four death penalty sentences from being carried out. The 2-1 ruling by … Read More

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