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Giuseppe Paterno, 96, Italy's oldest student, celebrates after graduating from his undergraduate degree in history and philosophy during his graduation at the University of Palermo, in Palermo, Italy, July 29, 2020.

96-year-old student graduates after surviving WWII and now a pandemic

August 2 (ABC News) - At 96, Giuseppe Paterno has faced many tests in life -- childhood poverty, war and, more recently, the coronavirus pandemic. Now he has sailed through an exam making him Italy's oldest university graduate. This week, the former railway worker stepped forward to receive his diploma and the traditional laurel wreath awarded to Italian students when they ...

© [File: Fabrice Coffrini/Reuters] Tedros says many countries were grappling with new outbreaks of the coronavirus [File: Fabrice Coffrini/Reuters]

WHO: Coronavirus pandemic is a ‘once-in-a-century’ health crisis

August 2 (Al Jazeera) - The global coronavirus outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future, World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. "The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come," Tedros told a meeting of the WHO's emergency ...

FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO says COVID-19 pandemic is ‘one big wave’, not seasonal

Geneva, July 28 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned against complacency about new coronavirus transmission in the northern hemisphere summer, saying that this virus did not behave like influenza that tended to follow seasonal trends. “People are still thinking about seasons. What we all need to get our heads around is this is a new virus and...this ...

© Thomson Reuters World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS

Virus crisis may get “worse and worse and worse,” WHO warns

July 14 (CBS News) - The World Health Organization warned Monday that there could be no return to normality any time soon as too many countries were bungling their response to the coronavirus pandemic. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that if public health guidelines are not followed, the crisis will get "worse and worse and worse." After a daily ...

Personnel prepare ballot boxes at a polling station during Singapore's general election in Singapore July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su

In masks and gloves, Singaporeans vote during pandemic

Singapore, July 10 (Reuters) - Singaporeans wearing masks and gloves cast their ballots on Friday under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic that is pushing the city-state’s economy towards its worst-ever recession, making saving jobs the focus of the election. In power since independence in 1965, the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) is expected to carry Prime Minister Lee Hsien ...

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker opens a makeshift door to the United Memorial Medical Center's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare/File Photo

U.S. coronavirus cases rise by 47,000, biggest one-day spike of pandemic

Washington, July 1 (Reuters) - New U.S. COVID-19 cases rose by more than 47,000 on Tuesday according to a Reuters tally, the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic, as the government’s top infectious disease expert warned that number could soon double. California, Texas and Arizona have emerged as new U.S. epicentres of the pandemic, reporting record increases ...

Staff from La Paz hospital take a minute of silence to remember Joaquin Diaz, the hospital's chief of surgery who died of COVID-19, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

What doctors have learned about fighting COVID-19

June 29 (Reuters) - In the six months since an entirely new coronavirus began spreading around the world, doctors and hospitals have learned a lot about how to treat patients with COVID-19, the potentially deadly disease caused by the virus. What doctors have learned about fighting COVID-19: * Patients are at increased risk of blood clots, and blood thinning agents ...

Rafael Nadal at 2019 US Open (Reuters Image)

US Open will go ahead without fans amid coronavirus pandemic: Reports

June 16 (Reuters) - The United States Tennis Association will hold the U.S. Open this year without fans amid the COVID-19 outbreak even though some top players have expressed concerns about attending the tournament due to the virus, according to multiple reports. Forbes, which cited unnamed sources, said the men’s ATP Tour and the WTA, which runs the women’s circuit, ...

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