Global confirmed deaths hit 1 million as major developed and emerging economies are struggling to contain the coronavirus almost 10 months after it first emerged.

In the US, warning signs are emerging that the country faces more deaths and serious illnesses as winter approaches. President Donald Trump told Americans to expect more coronavirus cases in the weeks ahead as the US deploys millions of rapid tests to states.

Germany could face more than 19,000 new cases a day by Christmas, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, while France marked the lowest daily increase since August. Moscow has started to reopen temporary hospital wards as infections in the Russian capital soar.

The world officially recorded 1 million deaths from Covid-19, though health experts say the real tally might be almost double. The viruss rapid spread and ability to transmit in people who show no signs of the disease have enabled it to outrun

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The majority of families, first responders and others impacted by the tragedy had already received compensation, he said.

The Ardent board continued to press for the “expeditious resolution” of remaining claims, Weiss said.

Ardent is also fighting a shareholder class action in the Federal Court.

The victims — Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi — were killed when a water pump on the ride malfunctioned, causing water levels to fall dangerously low.

Two children — Ebony Turner, and Kieran Low, then 10 and 12 — escaped without physical injury.

Kim Dorsett, the mother of Dorsett and Goodchild, was in court for the sentencing with her granddaughter who survived the tragedy, Ebony.

Kim Dorsett told the court in a tearful witness impact statement that she cried “for my lost children every day.”

Dreamworld and its sister park WhiteWater World reopened their gates two weeks

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  • On Tuesday, the US’ Covid-19 death toll surpassed 200,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
  • In March, President Donald Trump said that if the US could keep the death toll between 100,000 and 200,000 that would be a “very good job.”
  • At the time, the figure was seen as a distant prospect, and a way to distract from the rate at which the virus was spreading.
  • Months later, when 200,000 had indeed died, Trump instead switched to a new criterion.
  • He claimed instead that because the US made the “right” decisions, a hypothetical 2.5 million deaths had been prevented. 
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The United States hit a grim milestone on Tuesday, recording 200,000 coronavirus deaths and 6.8 million infections, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The figures are the worst in the world.

Throughout the crisis, President Donald Trump’s criteria for what constitutes success

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In D.C., officials stressed the importance of caution but also of allowing economic activity to resume as the Walter E. Washington Convention Center reopened for the first time in about six months.

The facility was among the first venues in the District to shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The closure in early March was symbolic of sweeping changes to city life ahead of other restrictions that followed.

The city now hopes the convention center will serve as an example of how key spaces in the nation’s capital can begin to reopen safely — with a new focus on virtual events while adhering to strict health and safety guidelines.

Gregory O’Dell, president and chief executive of Events D.C., which manages the convention center, said his organization has seen a significant financial blow. In May, the city opened a hospital overflow area in the convention center to prepare for a

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The mandated use of mask and social-distancing protocols may have helped avert more than two hundred thousand cases of deaths related to novel coronavirus in India by December 1, according to a study published on the official website of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Washington in the US. It suggested that there is an opportunity to further limit the toll of Covid-19 in India.

IHME Director, Christopher Murray, said in a statement: “India’s epidemic is far from over, as a large proportion of the population is still susceptible.”

“In fact, our modelling shows there is a wide range of potential outcomes, depending on the actions that governments and individuals take today, tomorrow, and into the near future. Mask-wearing and social distancing are crucial to mitigate the spread of the virus,” Murray explained.

Significant successes

The researchers in the

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Sen. Joni Ernst suggested that the coronavirus death count may be inflated to make health care providers more money.

The Republican from Iowa said during a campaign stop Monday in Black Hawk County that she’s “so skeptical” of the death toll, The Courier reported.

“These health care providers and others are reimbursed at a higher rate if COVID is tied to it, so what do you think they’re doing?” Ernst said.

“They do get reimbursed higher amounts if it’s a COVID-related illness or death,” Ernst told The Courier. “I heard the same thing on the news. … They’re thinking there may be 10,000 or less deaths that were actually singularly COVID-19. … I’m just really curious. It would be interesting to know that.”

Medicaid offers a 20% increase for COVID-19 patients to “address the added cost of treating a challenging new virus,” The Washington Post reported. Doctors have rejected the

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  • A whopping 13 million people have remained jobless since mid-March, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The risk of depression, substance abuse, and suicide increases the longer one is unemployed, research has found. 
  • Back in May, researchers at the Well Being Trust estimated there could be 75,000 “deaths of despair” directly related to the pandemic. One researcher from the study now tells Business Insider that number could double, up to 150,000, due to the slow economic recovery and lack of investment in mental healthcare.  
  • Psychiatrists and psychologists offer tips for how to cope, including the importance of reaching out for help, and changing your internal narrative. 
  • If you’re struggling, call the SAMHSA National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), or reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.
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For one woman living in Beloit, Wisconsin, life is full of bills, stress, depression,

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Global funds used to clamour for more access to India’s debt markets. The high-yielding bonds are now the least popular in Asia as the nation struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Overseas funds have sold $14.6 billion of Indian corporate and government bonds this year, the most among emerging-Asian nations, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Indonesia has also seen outflows, but almost half that of India, while South Korea and Malaysia have attracted inflows.

Foreigners were already looking at India with caution given the worries over higher fiscal deficit, said Nagaraj Kulkarni, a rates strategist at Standard Chartered Plc in Singapore. Covid-led risk aversion accelerated the outflows.

Global funds own just about 1.5 per cent of the local debt, compared to about 30 per cent in Indonesia. Still foreigners could be an important source of demand for sovereign debt amid a supply glut as the Modi government plans to

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  • Forgoing any expression of humility, senior White House adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner said he still considers the nation’s coronavirus response to be a “success story” even as the nation’s death toll tops 170,000.
  • Kushner was asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer “Are 170,000 dead Americans — would you still suggest that this has been a success story?”
  • “Yes,” Kushner responded, without taking a beat. “Look, there’s a lot of challenges. This has been a global pandemic, a lot of unprecedented challenges.”
  • Blitzer followed up to ask Kushner, “1,000 Americans dying every day, that’s not a success, right?”
  • Kushner responded, “One American, you know, dying every day is too much, but if you look at where we were back in April, we had 2,500 Americans dying a day.”
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Jared Kushner once again gave a bullish assessment of the United States’ coronavirus

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I just read Susan K. Livio’s article recent article, ” ‘Leadership failed them’ Menlo Park veterans home should quit after 62 coronavirus deaths, lawmaker says.”

I really have to admire a Democratic state senator’s ability to call for the resignation of New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park CEO Elizabeth Schiff-Heedles. As a veteran myself, I feel for their loss of 62 residents and one employee.

But, as a resident of Middlesex County, where the home is located, I know that it is futile to wait for state Sen. Joseph Vitale, D-Middlesex, to have a real investigation into the actions and policies of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and his health commissioner, Judith Persichilli. These policies were responsible for many of the 6,500-plus COVID-19 deaths that occurred at all of the long-term care homes in the state.

To quote Vitale from the article, “It would have been unrealistic to suggest

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