Coronavirus-related rumors, myths may have killed hundreds of people: study

Rumors about “cures” included drinking bleach, eating garlic, keeping the throat moist, avoiding spicy foods, taking certain vitamins and drinking cow urine, according to the study that was published Monday in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

One healthy child has been killed by Covid-19 in Britain, reveals study that says under-16s played a ‘limited role’ in the outbreak

The six authors – who include SAGE members Dr Mary Ramsay, head of immunisations at Public Health England, and Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – point out that the risk to children from coronavirus itself has been minimal.

Coronavirus live updates: Weekly jobless claims drop below 1 million

7:55 a.m. Free phone calls for SF inmates: Inmates in San Francisco’s jails now can make all phone calls free of charge, which is particularly important during the pandemic, Mayor London Breed said Monday. A special fixed-rate deal with a jail phone services provider will enable the calls, she said. “When people are in jail […]

Officials record 13 more coronavirus victims in hospitals in England but none in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland amid confusion over government’s decision to have five different death tolls

Department of Health data shows only 313,798 cases have been diagnosed since the outbreak began. But hundreds of thousands of infected Brits were not tested during the height of the crisis, either because of a lack of swabs or because they never had any of the tell-tale symptoms.

Coronavirus live updates: Bay Area enters crucial trial phase for 2 promising vaccines

8:28 a.m. San Mateo County moves location of jury selection: San Mateo County Superior Court, facing a backlog of trials, is moving its jury selection location to “a large well-ventilated space” for safe social distancing. For trials at the Redwood City courthouse — and perhaps later for South San Francisco courthouse trials — jury selection […]

Bizarre moment anti-mask activists storm Morrisons and demand shoppers take off masks

Men, women and children were seen waving signs in the air reading “my rights, my free speech, my body. No house arrests, No 5G”.

Countries tighten rules as world coronavirus deaths pass 750,000

‘Prioritise learning’Elsewhere in Europe, the first case was reported in one of Greece’s overcrowded island camps housing migrants and asylum seekers, and Spain’s Galicia region banned public smoking and asked people not to remove their masks to smoke where social distancing was not possible.

Las Vegas entertainers fear dire straits as weeks of unemployment turn to months

While Vegas is known for its tourism and entertainment, the pandemic has decimated another outsize local industry: conventions, which in 2018 brought 6.5 million people to town and employed nearly 43,000 people, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Most of the conventions in the Covid era have been canceled — even some […]

India Lockdown 5.0: PM okays Unlock 2.0 with focus on protection

Covid-19: the current count in IndiaAs per the Health Ministry, the total number of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in India have reached a tally of 354,065 people and the death toll is at 11,903. Around the world, the virus has infected 8,173,940 and killed 443,685 people.PM-CM lockdown meet 2.0Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conference […]

Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: August 11-12

4:30 p.m. Trump responds to Harris’ comments on his ‘failure’ to take COVID-19 seriously: In Sen. Kamala Harris’ first campaign appearance Wednesday with Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Harris said people in the United States are dying from COVID-19 because Trump refused to launch testing at the start of the pandemic, flip-flopped his opinion on […]