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Fuel demand accelerates but new virus wave may slam on the brakes

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fuel demand is gradually recovering as coronavirus lockdown measures ease around the globe but a second wave of infections could swiftly undermine the trend, industry data showed. FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask, amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) asks for money at a traffic jam in…

Coronavirus accelerates in Africa as economic damage deepens

Africa is reeling from the economic ravages of the coronavirus. Now the disease itself is accelerating across the continent.Why it matters: “The question we’ve been asking is, ‘Is it that we will not see widespread outbreaks or that we haven’t seen them yet?’” says Tom Frieden, former CDC director. The outbreaks are now growing, the…

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John Bolton calls Trump unskilled as president plans Phoenix speech in the middle of pandemic– live

8.03pm EDT 20:03 Evening Summary That’s all from me for today. Here’s a rundown of the day’s biggest news in US politics, coronavirus and protest. Trump issued a proclamation suspending a number of employment-based visas through the end of the year. The suspension covers visas for highly skilled workers, seasonal non-agricultural workers, cultural exchanges, and…

Remembering Front-Line Workers Lost To COVID-19

It has been five months since the novel coronavirus started infecting Americans. Since then, the U.S. has lost more than 120,000 people to the sickness it causes — COVID-19. So many have been touched by the deaths of family and friends. Here we remember just a few of those who continued working during the pandemic…

Paleontologists Find Fossil of 70-Million-Year-Old Polar Raptor

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KRASG12C-Mutant NSCLC Likely Smoking-Related, Targetable by Brain Metastasis Therapies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - KRASG12C-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) appears to be smoking-related and is likely targetable by inhibitors that can delay or prevent brain metastasis, according to an analysis of real-world outcomes. "Currently, the majority of druggable oncogene-driven NSCLCs occur in non-smokers/light ex-smokers," Dr. Wanyuan Cui of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in…

Proton Pump Inhibitors Tied to COVID-19 Risk

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. People who use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be more likely to get COVID-19, researchers say. In light of this finding, physicians should consider which patients truly need these powerful acid-lowering drugs, said Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, professor of medicine and…

Breathed In Dye Enables Intraoperative Visualization of Lung-Tumor Margin

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Inhalational indocyanine green (ICG) can be useful for the intraoperative visualization of lung-tumor margin, researchers from South Korea report. Surgical resection with adequate tumor-free margin provides optimal long-term survival in patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but defining the tumor margin during surgery can be challenging. Dr. Hyun Koo…