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Brazil’s coronavirus cases exceed 1 million if the virus spreads

The Brazilian government announced on Friday that the outbreak of the coronavirus exceeded a million cases. This makes the Brazilian infection rate after corona virus the second largest nation in the world in the United States. “Almost half of the reported cases came from America,” said World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a virtual briefing. “The world …

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The corona virus spreads to indigenous Amazon communities: NPR

A Colombian Huitoto man sails on a raft along the Takana River in Leticia, Amazonas Department, Colombia, on May 20 during the coronavirus pandemic. Tatiana de Nevó / AFP via Getty Images Hide label Switch label Tatiana de Nevó / AFP via Getty Images A Colombian Huitoto man sails on a raft along the Takana River in Leticia, Amazonas Department, …

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How quickly the corona virus spreads in every state, according to the new website of the Instagram co-founders

At the weekend, Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched rt.live, a website that calculates how fast the corona virus spreads across states. This seems like a surprising step for two people who got rich and famous for creating an app for sharing photos. On the other hand, they also know a thing or two about metrics and algorithms. …

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Nearly 31,000 deaths in the US as COVID-19 spreads

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have survived nine years of civil war and waves of indiscriminate bombings are now facing a growing threat from a new, silent, invisible enemy: the corona virus. The approximately 3 million people living in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib have very little to defend themselves against the global pandemic. Local doctors are calling …

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Moscow’s hospitals are seeing an “enormous influx” of patients as Covid-19 spreads world news in Russia

An “enormous influx” of coronavirus patients has started to burden the hospitals in Moscow, as the death toll in Russia has risen to over 100. Moscow and many other regions have been banned for almost two weeks to stem the contagion, but hospitals in the capital are still reaching their limits, the Kremlin said. On Saturday, dozens of ambulances lined …

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In Ecuador, corpses are piling up on the streets as the corona virus spreads

Warning: Some readers may find the details and images in this story disturbing. The novel corona virus has devastated the Ecuadorian coastal city of Guayaquil, which had to struggle with the number of corpses because hospitals, morgues and funeral homes were overwhelmed. Some social media videos show unsupervised bodies lying on the street that can’t go anywhere else. The outbreak …

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As the virus spreads, China and Russia see openings for disinformation

WASHINGTON – China and Russia have both used the novel corona virus to launch disinformation campaigns that, according to American intelligence officials and diplomats, raise doubts about how the US will deal with the crisis and distract attention from their own struggles with the pandemic. Kremlin-targeted websites targeting western audiences have been dealing with conspiracy theories to spread fear in …

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