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U.S. coronavirus cases rise by over 58,000, setting new single-day record

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

Health care workers walk through the Texas Medical Center during a shift change as cases of the coronavirus disease spike in Houston on Wednesday.  | REUTERS

The U.S. faces a bleak summer as infections surge and many states are forced to close bars and popular beaches to try to curb the ...

With apps and remote medicine, Japan offers glimpse of doctor visits in post-virus era

By Kaori Kaneko,Izumi Nakagawa
- via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

Medical doctor Makoto Kitada demonstrates a telemedicine application service called 'CLINICS', developed by medical start-up Medley Inc., in Tokyo on Wednesday. | REUTERS

As virus cases spiked in April, Japan temporarily eased restrictions on remote medical care, allowing doctors to conduct first-time visits online or by telephone.

Canada handled the coronavirus outbreak better than U.S., Trudeau says

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

Canada handled the novel coronavirus outbreak better than many of its allies, including the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, in a rare public comment on the faltering U.S. effort. | REUTERS

Canada handled the novel coronavirus outbreak better than many of its allies, including the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, in a ...

Jair Bolsonaro bets ‘miraculous cure’ for COVID-19 can save Brazil — and his life

By Gabriel Stargardter,Lisandra Paraguassu
- via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has pushed his government to make hydroxychloroquine widely available and encouraged Brazilians to take it. | REUTERS

More than 1.7 million people in Brazil have tested positive for coronavirus and nearly 68,000 have died. Only the United States has performed worse.

Criticism of U.S. pullout from WHO comes from allies and China alike

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

New broadsides by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump appeared aimed at refocusing attention during a presidential election year on the shortcomings of WHO and China early in the pandemic. | POOL / VIA REUTERS

Top U.S. allies on Wednesday denounced the planned pullout of the United States from the World Health Organization, with the Italian health minister calling it ...

Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 12 million

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

Parham, a 7-year-old Iranian boy suspected to be infected with the coronavirus disease, is treated at Mofid children's hospital, in Tehran, on July 8. Global coronavirus cases exceeded 12 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally. | A. HEIDARI / VIA REUTERS

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 12 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as evidence mounts of the airborne spread of the disease that has ...

Politics and cost may stymie any push for strike capabilities in Japan

By Eric Johnston
- via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

An LDP group including former defense ministers met June 30 to discuss a new defense strategy that would allow the Self-Defense Forces to attack enemy bases. | KYODO?

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is discussing the issue and is expected to put forward its conclusions later this month.

Brave Thunders’ Nick Fazekas tests positive for COVID-19

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

The Brave Thunders' Nick Fazekas competes during his team's Emperor's Cup game against the Sunrockers Shibuya in January. The 35-year-old center has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Wednesday. | KAZ NAGATSUKA

Kawasaki Brave Thunders big man Nick Fazekas has tested positive for COVID-19, the B. League club announced Wednesday.According to the team, Fazekas underwent a PCR ...

Japan’s seismologists and policymakers at odds over quake science

By Keiichi Ozawa
- via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

The time-predictable model calculates earthquake probability using only ground data collected at Murotsu Port in Muroto, Kochi Prefecture. | KYODO

Selecting the most alarming estimate for a Nankai Trough quake was seen as a good idea, meeting minutes show.

Cash and politics may stymie any push for strike capabilities in Japan

By Eric Johnston
- via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

An LDP group including former defense ministers met June 30 to discuss a new defense strategy that would allow the Self-Defense Forces to attack enemy bases. | KYODO?

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is discussing the issue and is expected to put forward its conclusions later this month.




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