Lady Gaga’s One World Concert: Pop Music Faces the Coronavirus in Prime Time

Songs called for inspiration, empathy and perseverance on “One World: Together at Home,” the prime-time special produced by Global Citizen that was broadcast Saturday night on CBS, NBC and ABC and online. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, late-night representatives from each network, were the hosts, toggling awkwardly between deadpan comedy and earnestness. Lady…

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Thousands in Bangladesh Defy Coronavirus Lockdown for Funeral: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTens of thousands of people attended a funeral prayer for Maulana Jubayer Ahmed Ansari, a senior member of a Muslim party, in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh, on Saturday.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Politician’s funeral in Bangladesh draws 100,000, prompting fears of a new outbreak. Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis ignored a…

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Study reveals raw-type dog foods as a major source of multidrug-resistant bacteria that could potentially colonize humans

New research due to be presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)* reveals that raw-type dog foods contain high levels of multidrug-resistant bacteria, including those resistant to last-line antibiotics. The potential transfer of such bacteria between dogs and humans is an international public health risk, conclude the authors who…

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Study suggests pets are not a major source of transmission of drug-resistant microbes to their owners

New research due to be presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)* has identified genetically identical multidrug-resistant bacteria in humans and their pets, suggesting human-animal transfer is possible in this context. However only a small number of cases were found, suggesting this is not a major source of antibiotic-resistant…

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C.D.C. Labs Were Contaminated, Delaying Coronavirus Testing, Officials Say

Sloppy laboratory practices at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caused contamination that rendered the nation’s first coronavirus tests ineffective, federal officials confirmed on Saturday. Two of the three C.D.C. laboratories in Atlanta that created the coronavirus test kits violated their own manufacturing standards, resulting in the agency sending tests that did not work…

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