Monday, 3 Aug 2020

Trump team looks to revamp rallies after being rattled by Tulsa event

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s campaign is considering a new approach to his signature rallies to ease fears about the coronavirus and has not ruled out staff changes after his disappointing return to the trail in Oklahoma, advisers say. Other strategic shifts, including reinvigorating attacks on Democratic candidate Joe Biden, also are on the […]

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Vaccine makers face biggest medical manufacturing feat in history

CHICAGO/LONDON (Reuters) – Developing a COVID-19 vaccine in record time will be tough. Producing enough to end the pandemic will be the biggest medical manufacturing feat in history. That work is underway. From deploying experts amid global travel restrictions to managing extreme storage conditions, and even inventing new kinds of vials and syringes for billions […]

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WHO says getting backing it needs as France, Germany express support

GENEVA (Reuters) – France and Germany expressed their backing for the World Health Organization in fighting the coronavirus on Thursday, with Germany saying it will contribute some half billion euros in funding for the U.N. agency this year. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, talking at a news conference in Geneva, said the agency, widely criticised […]

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Coronavirus restrictions threaten democracy, global leaders warn

Measures to stem the pandemic threaten human and political rights, open letter by more than 500 signatories warns. More than 500 political and civil society leaders, Nobel laureates and rights groups have warned that some governments are using the coronavirus pandemic to “tighten their grip on power”, undermining democracy and civil liberties. In an open […]

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Secret Service staff quarantined after Trump rally

Dozens of US Secret Service personnel have been told to self-isolate after two who attended President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa on Sunday tested positive for Covid-19, US media report. Mr Trump was criticised for holding the re-election campaign event in a city where the infection rate is rising. Six members of the campaign’s advance […]

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