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Brazil passes 100,000 Covid-19 deaths, as cases top 3 million

Brazil surpassed 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Saturday as cases exceeded 3 million, according to the latest numbers by the country’s Health Ministry. The fatalities milestone comes less than five months after Brazil recorded its first Covid-19-related death. The ministry said 100,477 people have lost their lives and 3,012,412 have been infected. In the last…MORE

Champions League: Inspired Lionel Messi lifts Barcelona into quarterfinals

Lionel Messi scored a spellbinding goal as Barcelona beat Napoli 3-1 (4-2 on aggregate) in the Camp Nou on Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Barca will play Bayern Munich in the last eight after the German champion completed a 7-1 aggregate win over Chelsea. With the series level at…MORE

Remains recovered from New Orleans hotel, almost 10 months after collapse

The remains of a construction worker have been recovered from the collapsed Hard Rock hotel in New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Saturday, 10 months after the disaster. Quinnyon Wimberly, 36, was one of three construction workers killed in October, though only one body was recovered at the time. Wimberly’s family was at the wreckage…MORE

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

Schools are reopening, amusement parks are welcoming back visitors, and outdoor dining is the new way to eat out. But despite the signs that life is returning back to normal, the coronavirus pandemic has gone nowhere. That’s why a group of researchers at Duke University created a simple technique to analyze the effectiveness of various…MORE

Black and Hispanic children are impacted more severely by coronavirus, research shows

Black and Hispanic children are impacted more severely by coronavirus, with higher case rates, hospitalizations and virus-related complications, according to research released this week. These findings mirror similar reports across the nation of adults in minority communities being hit harder by Covid-19. A report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday…MORE