Press Room: July 5

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5 July

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The Guardian

July 5 Guardian Live – By Martin Belam (now) and Rebecca Ratcliffe (earlier)

‘Crystal clear’ drunk people can’t socially distance, say police in England |  Drunk people are unable to properly socially distance, the chairman of the Police Federation has said as pubs reopened in England for the first time since lockdown.

‘Explosive potential’: Victoria sends 500 police to contain coronavirus in public housing high-rises | Sudden lockdown has left some of its 3,000 Melbourne residents without food and unable to attend work – By Elias Visontay and Luke Henriques-Gomes

WHO says trials show malaria and HIV drugs don’t cut Covid-19 hospital deaths < The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir for patients in hospital with Covid-19 after they failed to reduce mortality.

Risks, R numbers and raw data: how to interpret coronavirus statistics | Covid-related facts and definitions are confusing, and as lockdown is eased, clarity is more important than ever – By David Spiegelhalter

‘It’s a tsunami’: Covid-19 plunges Latin America back into poverty and violence | Years of social progress have been reversed by the virus, amid accusations that politicians have been fatally inept – By Tom Phillips

Poverty, not just populists, to blame for Covid-19’s impact on Latin America | Mexico and Brazil have been hit hard by the pandemic, but so too have countries that were quicker to respond – Emma Graham-Harrison

Facebook is out of control. If it were a country it would be North Korea | If the combined might of brands like Unilever and Coca-Cola don’t scare Mark Zuckerberg, who can hold the social media platform to account? – By Carole Cadwalladr


The New York Times

239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne | The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive. – By Apoorva Mandavilli

As Coronavirus Slams Houston Hospitals, It’s Like New York ‘All Over Again’ | Video 5’ | The death toll is lower, but there are echoes of March as cases spike, doctors fall ill and supplies run short. Now, Texas is trying to adapt hard-won lessons while addressing a new set of challenges. By Sheri Fink

The Pandemic’s Big Mystery: How Deadly Is the Coronavirus?Even with more than 500,000 dead worldwide, scientists are struggling to learn how often the virus kills. Here’s why. – By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

‘Free Again’: New Yorkers, Virus in Mind, Head Back to Their Beaches | Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening. – By Corey Kilgannon


The Washington Post

How Fauci, 5 other health specialists deal with covid-19 risks in their everyday lives | As Americans learn to live with the coronavirus, many are struggling with decisions about which practices are safe or risky for them. The Washington Post asked six public health/infectious diseases specialists about their own behavior choices. – By Marlene Cimons



Die Zeit
Der Spiegel


El País

La avalancha que asfixió a los hospitales | La falta de previsión ante la llegada del coronavirus y la escasez de medios desbordaron los centros médicos españoles desde los primeros momentos de la epidemia – De Oriol Güell, Isabel Valdés y Jessica Mouzo

Arañazos, cicatrices, o secuelas permanentes | Hay que diseñar un plan de recuperación tan largo y generoso como sea necesario sin obsesionarse por el coste – De Ángel Ubide

La pandemia entra en territorio desconocido en Estados Unidos | La relajación de la población y la apertura están provocando un repunte alarmante de los casos de coronavirus justo antes del 4 de julio, la fiesta familiar más tradicional – Pablo Ximénez de Sandoval



Le Monde

Aux Etats-Unis, une fête nationale au goût amer | Les célébrations du 4-Juillet, « jour de l’indépendance » américaine, ont été moins importantes que d’habitude. Le pays a enregistré le même jour plus de 43 000 nouveaux cas de Covid-19.

Le Mexique devient le cinquième pays le plus endeuillé | Plus de 30 000 décès ont été recensés au Mexique depuis l’apparition de la maladie. Les Etats-Unis ont fait état samedi de plus de 43 000 nouveaux cas en vingt-quatre heures.

Les signaux d’alerte de poussée de la pandémie se multiplient dans le monde | Avec plus de 10 millions de cas recensés dans 188 pays et un bilan de 500 000 morts, le Covid-19 continue sa progression mondiale. Selon l’OMS, la pandémie est « loin d’être finie » et « s’accélère » même. – Par Elisabeth Pineau (Édition abonnés)



Diário de Notícias

Turistas britânicos? “Há outros mercados a explorar. Porque não pensar nisso?” | Entrevista a Jorge Mangorrinha, historiador do Turismo, sobre impacto da covid-19 na visita de estrangeiros neste verão a Portugal. – De Leonídio Paulo Ferreira