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FILE - This April 7, 2020 file photo shows a bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas. Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report, saying independent reviewers were not able to verify information that’s been widely questioned by other scientists. A retraction in the journal Lancet on Thursday, June 4, 2020  involved a May 22 report on  hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs long used for preventing or treating malaria but whose safety and effectiveness for COVID-19 are unknown. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retractedSeveral authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report
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In this Monday, June 1, 2020 photo, people walk past a terrace bar with local customers in Barcelona downtown. Spain's strict lockdown that it is now scaling back managed to eventually control a COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed at least 27,000 lives. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Study shows Spain far from having 'herd immunity' to virusA second round of random testing in Spain for antibodies to the new coronavirus indicates that a third of those infected do not develop symptoms
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles greets members of the public as he leaves the RSC or Royal Shakespeare Company, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, during his tour of Warwickshire and the West Midlands. Prince Charles in a interview with Sky News on Thursday June 4, 2020, said he missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and also acknowledged that he had not seen his father, Prince Philip, for many weeks. (Jacob King/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Prince Charles misses hugging his family amid virus lockdownPrince Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown because of the COVID-19 outbreak
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Organ grinders who make money from pedestrians' tips wait for public transportation after receiving boxes of donated groceries in Mexico City, Thursday, June 4, 2020. CADENA, a non-profit, civil organization dedicated to assisting during emergencies and disasters around the world, delivered groceries to hundreds of organ grinders who have lost their source of income due to restrictions amid the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
UK vaccine summit calls for freely available virus vaccineThe British government has hosted a vaccine summit that raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as expert wrestled with the difficult question of how any potential vaccine against the coronavirus might be distributed globally — and fairly
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, part of the Orlando area in Fla. Officials from SeaWorld and Disney World say they hope to open their theme parks in Orlando, Fla., in June and July. A city task force approved the plans on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
The Latest: Wisconsin's World Dairy Expo canceled amid virusOrganizers of the World Dairy Expo in Madison have canceled this year’s event because of the coronavirus pandemic
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Can I get COVID-19 through my eyes or ears?Can I get COVID-19 through my eyes or ears
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People wear face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as they line up at the Social Security office for claiming unemployment benefit in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Thailand's state planning agency, the National Economic and Social Development Council, estimated last week that as many as 8.4 million people could end up unemployed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Asia Today: Australia to restart flights to New ZealandCanberra Airport has opened a register for travelers interested in flying from the Australian capital to New Zealand on July 1 in a proposed resumption of international travel
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Autopsy report shows Floyd tested positive for coronavirusA full autopsy of George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police, has been released and provides several clinical details, including that Floyd had previously tested positive for coronavirus
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First Confirmed Dog Virus Case Isn't NC PugMore than 1.8 million American humans have been infected with the coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker . The number of confirmed infections in American dogs, meanwhile, stands at one—but it's not the pug that initially tested positive in April . The US Department of Agriculture said Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
2 more Oklahoma St football players positive for COVID-19Two more Oklahoma State football players have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to campus for voluntary workouts
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FILE - In this April 6, 2020 file photo, a pharmacist holds a bottle of the drug hydroxychloroquine in Oakland, Calif. Results published Wednesday, June 3, 2020, by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at preventing illness from the COVID-19 coronavirus. The drug did not seem to cause serious harm, though - about 40% on it had side effects, mostly mild stomach problems. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Doctors kept close eye on Trump's use of malaria drugThe White House medical team kept a close eye on President Donald Trump’s heart rhythms, including at least one electrocardiogram, when he took a two-week course of a malaria drug to try to prevent the coronavirus
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