Has Iran LIED about its Covid-19 death toll? Government’s ‘own records’ show 42,000 people have died — TRIPLE the 14,000 officially recorded

The health ministry has said that the country’s reports to the World Health Organization are ‘transparent’ and ‘far from any deviations’. Pictured, Muslims perform Eid al-Adha prayer Imamzadeh Panj Tan Tomb despite the announcement of the government banning the mass prayers due to coronavirus in Tehran on July 31

UK coronavirus cases jump AGAIN as rolling average tops 800 for first time in a month but officials record 89 more deaths and separate data shows the number of weekly fatalities is the lowest since BEFORE lockdown

THE INVASION OF ‘CHELSEA-ON-SEA’  The mayor of an upmarket coastal town dubbed ‘Chelsea-on-Sea’ today urged visitors to ‘show a bit of respect’ and follow social distancing rules after the normal population surged by 1,000 per cent amid a staycation boom.

John Hume: Reaction to the death of a ‘political titan’

Because of the manner of his approach, this required enormous patience and sympathetic understanding and those of us who are the beneficiaries of his legacy can only regret his passing while, at the same time, being thankful for his gargantuan efforts in the cause of peace and good relations.

Covid-19: US enters ‘new phase’ of coronavirus pandemic as cases, deaths rise

The time lag was greater than in the pandemic’s early months, when deaths followed infections more closely. Experts say the change may be because many of the new outbreaks have started among young, healthy adults who passed the virus to older, more vulnerable people and because expanded testing has allowed health workers to identify cases […]

Coronavirus: Japan and US fly citizens home as China death toll jumps

The total number of confirmed cases rose to 5,974 – overtaking the 5,327 confirmed cases in mainland China during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) epidemic. The Sars outbreak killed more than 770 people globally, including 349 in mainland China. The death rate from Sars, caused by a more virulent member of the coronavirus family […]

Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband’s coronavirus death in obit: ‘May Karma find you all’

The wife of a man who died from COVID-19 blamed President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband’s coronavirus death in obit: ‘May Karma find you all’ Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE, Texas Gov. […]

A breath away from death: After weeks on a ventilator SF man walks away from ICU and COVID-19

They removed his ventilator on April 27 — he’d been on it for 34 days. And after a sobering conversation with a nurse, he decided to visualize himself healthy, leaving the hospital; he felt determined. It took some time — extensive physical therapy and occupational therapy — but soon he was able to sit on […]

Editorial: Continue the peaceful march north toward justice for Elijah McClain

On the same Saturday that protesters vandalized buildings, earlier in the day, a Jeep drove through a crowd of protesters on I-225.  Police say there’s no evidence the driver actually injured anyone, but there is evidence that the Jeep ran into a white truck (whose driver valiantly was trying to slow the Jeep down before […]

Coronavirus: Weekly COVID-19 deaths at lowest level since before lockdown, official figures show

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Britain’s coronavirus cases rise again to a SIX-WEEK high: Officials record 938 more infections but only around 100 a day are being hospitalised as health chiefs post nine more deaths

Britons are already making the most of a 50 per cent discount on meals and soft drinks after a new scheme launched this morning at more than half of the UK’s restaurants, cafes and pubs; Spain urged Britain to lift its coronavirus quarantine on the Balearic and Canary islands, claiming that new data showed the […]