Monkeys on the loose in India with stolen coronavirus blood samples

A troop of monkeys attacked a lab technician in India and stole blood samples of patients who tested positive for COVID-19, authorities confirmed on Friday. According to Reuters, the eccentric attack happened this week after a laboratory technician was walking on the campus of a state-run medical college in Meerut near Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state. “Monkeys grabbed and fled with the blood samples of four …

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Coronavirus fact check: Could your December cough have been COVID-19?

Fact check: Could your December cough actually have been coronavirus? Experts say more research is needed Ian Richardson USA TODAY Published 10:26 PM EDT Mar 26, 2020 The claim: People who suffered from a round of illness in November and December likely had the coronavirus  A handful of widely circulated Facebook posts have asserted that people in the United States likely contracted the coronavirus as early as last …

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Coronavirus Infections Jump by More Than a Million Globally in Two Weeks

A million new infections were confirmed in less than two weeks. More than five million people worldwide have contracted the coronavirus, according to data compiled by The New York Times. That figure is just one measure of the pandemic’s global toll. Its persistent rise — the number passed four million less than two weeks ago — reflects not just pathogen’s pernicious spread but also increases in testing. The …

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