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    Trump Health Official Apologizes for Facebook Outburst

    Michael R. Caputo, the head of communications at the Department of Health and Human Services, apologized to the health secretary and his staff and is considering a medical leave.

    U.S. Health Secretary to Visit Taiwan, in a Move Likely to Anger Beijing

    The trip by Alex M. Azar II, a rare high-level U.S. visit, is being billed as an opportunity to highlight Taiwan’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic.

    Brazil Health Workers May Have Spread Coronavirus to Indigenous People

    Many people assigned to care for the Indigenous have been infected, exposing remote communities to the virus. Health workers say they have been plagued by insufficient testing and protective gear.

    Millions Have Lost Health Insurance in Pandemic-Driven Recession

    A new study estimates that more than five million American workers lost their insurance this spring, a number higher than those in any full year of insurance losses.

    Trump’s Health Officials Warn More Will Die as Covid Cases Rise

    They struck a sober note on Sunday’s news programs, strongly urging the vast majority of people in hard-hit cities and states to wear masks and avoid large gatherings.
    All countries
    33,574,198
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on September 29, 2020 9:29 am
    Italy
    311,364
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on September 29, 2020 9:29 am
    Spain
    748,266
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on September 29, 2020 9:29 am
    Iran
    449,960
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on September 29, 2020 9:29 am
    Germany
    288,618
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on September 29, 2020 9:29 am

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    Futures in Peril: The Rise of Child Labor in the Pandemic

    With schools closed and families desperate for income, millions of children are being forced into work that is often dangerous, arduous and illegal.

    Switzerland Votes to Approve Paternity Leave

    Fathers will be allowed 10 days of paid time off after voters endorsed a new law despite a conservative backlash that forced a referendum.

    In Lockdown, an 86-Year-Old Blogger Finds an Audience and a New Purpose

    Writing every day for weeks on end, she appealed to readers across the world. ‘That’ll be my role,’ she said. ‘To cheer people up.’

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