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1 July

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Just 50% of Americans plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s how to win over the rest | Within days of the first confirmed novel coronavirus case in the United States on 20 January, antivaccine activists were already hinting on Twitter that the virus was a scam—part of a plot to profit from an eventual vaccine.


The Guardian

Revealed: Covid-19 outbreaks at meat-processing plants in US being kept quiet | Testing has found positive cases at North Carolina facilities, but officials refuse to release the information – By Lewis Kendall

‘Don’t you get it?’: late doctor’s family urge Mexicans to heed Covid-19 risk | Dr Iván Cruz wanted to shock people out of pandemic scepticism with X-rays of his coronavirus-scarred lungs – By Analy Nuño

Air pollution likely to make coronavirus worse, say UK government advisers | Air pollution is likely to be increasing the number and severity of Covid-19 infections, according to the UK government’s expert advisers – By Damian Carrington

South Korea: incidents of Covid-19 ‘mask rage’ flare as summer heats up | Hot weather is making mask wearing increasingly uncomfortable, prompting some people to refuse face coverings in defiance of government advice – By Justin McCurry

Post-Covid New Zealand tackles a new threat – anxiety over an uncertain future | Nation living with ‘reduced visibility’ of what will happen in the coming months and a growing sense of isolation – By Charlotte Graham-McLay

Ten years of the sun in one hour – Nasa releases mesmerising space film | The space agency gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the sun, which have now been stitched together to form the video – By Elias Visontay

Man given ‘almost zero chance’ of Covid-19 survival due to return home | Mal Martin, 58, from Cardiff, spent 11 weeks in intensive care and could still lose fingers due to disease – By Caroline Davies

US buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir | No other country will be able to buy remdesivir, which can help recovery from Covid-19, for next three months at least – By Sarah Boseley


The New York Times

Why Surviving the Virus Might Come Down to Which Hospital Admits You | In New York City’s poor neighborhoods, some patients have languished in understaffed hospitals, with substandard equipment. It was a different story in Manhattan’s private medical centers. By Brian M. Rosenthal, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Otterman and Sheri Fink

Fighting Over Masks in Public Is the New American Pastime | In states like California, Texas and Florida, many essential workers have been given an additional task: conflict resolution. – By Jonah Engel Bromwich

Most People With Coronavirus Won’t Spread It. Why Do a Few Infect Many? | Growing evidence shows most infected people aren’t spreading the virus. But whether you become a superspreader probably depends more on circumstance than biology. – By Carl Zimmer

A Virus Walks Into a Bar … | As communities open up, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the indoor bar scene is uniquely suited to transmission of Covid-19. – By Tara Parker-Pope

Can Anyone Save New York’s Bars and Restaurants? | A bygone era? Bar and restaurant operating costs rely on full bars, close contact and intimate conversations. – By Toby Cecchini

World War C | The Covid-19 story, told in lies. – By Paul Krugman

We Know How to Beat the Virus. This Is How Republicans Can Do It. | The Senate can take a page from the market economies around the world that managed to fight the pandemic and safely restore normalcy. – By Will Wilkinson and Puja Ohlhaver




Amerika kauft offenbar Remdesivir-Bestände auf | Die amerikanische Regierung soll sich einen Vorrat an dem Corona lindernden Medikament gesichert haben. Das deutsche Bundesgesundheitsministerium erwartet diese Woche die EU-Zulassung des Wirkstoffs. Liefersorgen gebe es nicht.

Wie das Corona­virus die deutsche Wirtschaft trifft | Die Corona-Krise setzt vielen deutschen Unternehmen hart zu. Doch es gibt nicht nur Verlierer. Unsere Serie „Schneller Schlau“ gibt einen Überblick – und einen Ausblick, wie es wahrscheinlich weitergeht. – Von Bastian Benrath, Grafiken: Jens Giesel, Johannes Thielen



El País

EE UU compra casi toda la producción de remdesivir, el primer fármaco que trata la covid | El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Sociales de Estados Unidos ha acordado con Gilead Sciences recibir el 100% de las dosis fabricadas en julio y el 90% de agosto y septiembre

Australia confina a 300.000 personas en Melbourne por un brote de covid | Las autoridades limitan los movimientos de personas durante un mes en 30 barrios de la segunda ciudad más poblada del país



Le Monde

Au Royaume-Uni, l’immobilier commercial dans une « tempête parfaite »  | Le groupe Intu, qui possède 15 centres commerciaux dans le pays, a déposé le bilan vendredi 26 juin.  – Par Eric Albert

La mise au pas de Hongkong, défi au monde occidental | Éditorial | La Chine, en pleine crise sanitaire, impose sa répressive loi « sur la sécurité nationale » et prend un chemin inquiétant.



Diário de Notícias

Será o reconfinamento local a nova ordem mundial na luta à covid-19?  | Enquanto uns já se preocupam com a segunda vaga, como a China e a Europa Ocidental, outros tentam regressar à normalidade num cenário de incerteza, como Espanha e Portugal, que deram um passo atrás em algumas regiões. Cidade inglesa de Leicester voltou a fechar após novo surto – De Isaura Almeida

Goldman Sachs diz que máscaras podem salvar a economia | Ao reduzir a taxa de infeção, as máscaras podem reduzir a hipótese de um novo confinamento e poupar um corte de 5% no PIB dos EUA, alegam.