Friday, July 10, 2020

Trump Takes Formal Step toward Terminating the US and WHO Relationship

President Donald Trump has taken an official step to terminate the relationship between the United States and the World Health Organization. His administration has sent a notice of withdrawal to the United Nations, which will be effective from July 6, 2021.

Seattle Protester Dies, Another in Serious Condition After Getting Struck by Car

Two protestors were severely injured after a white car drove into the protestors in Seattle. One protestor, Summer Taylor, died, while another, Diaz Love, is in a serious condition. The protest was conducted for the killing of George Floyd in police custody in May.

New Strain of H1N1 Swine Flu Virus Found In China amid Coronavirus Pandemic

A team of researchers has found a new strain of swine flu virus, which has the potential to cause another pandemic, in China. The virus can be transmitted from pigs to humans, which may trigger a new outbreak. The researchers said it is excellent that they have been able to find this virus early, prompting virologists to...

One in Three European Women Inherited Fertility Related Gene from Neandertals, Study

A new study has found that at least one in three women in Europe inherited a gene from Neandertals, which is associated with increased fertility. The gene is related to the receptor of progesterone from Neandertals, which also caused fewer miscarriages and fewer bleedings during early pregnancy.

Hantavirus Kills One in China. Do We Need To Worry?

Chinese officials reported Monday that a man died after he was tested positive for hantavirus. However, there is no indication that this virus could lead to an epidemic or pandemic. In the United States, there were only 728 cases of hantavirus from 1993 to 2017.

Kaletra Fails to Hold Promise as a Potential Coronavirus Treatment

A study, conducted to see whether Kaletra could be effective at treating the coronavirus, has found that the drug did not show promising effects in shortening the illness or preventing deaths. Kaletra is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir, which is used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS.

Charities Indulge In Money-Laundering Scam Involving Fake Viagra and Weight Loss Pills

Eight charities in the UK indulged in money-laundering scam involving fake Viagra and weight loss pills. The Charity Commission for England and Wales disqualified three trustees from holding their positions after they were convicted of money laundering and selling fake Viagra and slimming pills.