FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 — The number of new U.S. coronavirus cases topped 60,000 on Thursday, a tally not reported since early August, as health experts worried the coming winter might push the toll even higher. The latest numbers have also sent the country’s total COVID-19 case count past 8 million, the The New York
Latin America saw its coronavirus cases pass 300,000 on Thursday as the region’s death toll topped 16,000, according to an AFP count. Brazil, the region’s largest country, is also by far the worst affected with more than 8,500 deaths—over half the total—and 125,000 cases. Neighboring Peru is next with almost 55,000 cases and 1,500 deaths.
Back in 2017, the Boy Scouts of America announced that they would begin allowing girls to join; in 2018, they announced their decision to remove the word “Boy” from their common program name. At the time, Michelle Harris, whose daughter Mackenzie Harris made history in the very first class of girls to join the historically
In Central America, Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is spread by the “kissing bug” Triatoma dimidiata. By collecting DNA from the guts of these bugs, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have described patterns in the behavior of the bugs, the strain of parasite, and the communities of microbes that interact with the parasite.
Starbucks is making moves to become a more inclusive, accessible, and eco-friendly coffee shop this year. First, the store overhauled their customer-only bathroom policy after an incident involving the police earlier this year, then they announced they’re going straw-free, and now the company will open up a new store dedicated to making ordering coffee more