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    Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

    The school year is underway in some parts of the United States — and we’re already seeing how fraught reopening classrooms can be.

    Sí, el coronavirus está en el aire

    La transmisión por aerosoles es importante, y quizá sea mucho más relevante de lo que hemos podido comprobar hasta ahora.

    Trump’s Coronavirus Testing Chief Concedes a Lag in Test Results

    With the reopening plans of schools and businesses hinging on rapid test results, the Trump administration’s testing czar says a two- to three-day turnaround “is not possible.”

    U.S. Surpasses 150,000 Coronavirus Deaths, Far Eclipsing Projections

    The national toll shows how difficult predicting the virus — or human behavior — can be. President Trump and leading experts have at times said that deaths would be much lower.

    Old Vaccines May Stop the Coronavirus, Study Hints. Scientists Are Skeptical.

    Certain vaccines may provide broad protection against infections. But new research doesn’t prove these vaccines can turn back the coronavirus, experts said.
    All countries
    19,597,116
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on August 8, 2020 2:02 pm
    Italy
    249,756
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on August 8, 2020 2:02 pm
    Spain
    361,442
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on August 8, 2020 2:02 pm
    Iran
    324,692
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on August 8, 2020 2:02 pm
    Germany
    216,346
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on August 8, 2020 2:02 pm

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    When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

    Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and...

    Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

    Videos and photos posted on social media of a number of parties show few guests abiding by social-distancing guidelines.

    Away From Gridlock in Washington, Trump Puts on a Show for His Club

    The president held what was billed as a news conference. But there was almost no news, he again said the virus would disappear and...

    New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

    Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe, but issues like adequate ventilation to combat aerosol spread of...

    Red Cross Cancels Guantánamo Visit Over Coronavirus Cases

    The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.

    Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

    Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.