Sen. Tammy Duckworth on coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming election (Full Stream 7/30)

An Iraq War veteran, Purple Heart recipient and the current junior senator from Illinois, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D) is also on Joe Biden’s purported vice-presidential short list. She was the first Thai American elected to Congress and the first U.S. senator to give birth in office and if chosen, she would be the first Asian American woman nominated for vice president. On Thursday, July 30 at 3:00 p.m. ET, Washington Post Live hosts Duckworth in conversation with Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on her home state, how she views demonstrations for social justice across the country and her thoughts about the upcoming election.
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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

Migration: call to int’l community to protect migrants in a post-pandemic world – Press Conference

New signs of a summer COVID-19 surge | WNT

Australian Electoral Commissioner on federal election logistics | ABC News

Live: Shanghai holds press conference on COVID-19 containment

Judge Blocks Biden Administration From Lifting Title 42

In This Story: Illinois

Illinois is a midwestern state bordering Indiana in the east and the Mississippi River in the west. Nicknamed “the Prairie State,” it’s marked by farmland, forests, rolling hills and wetlands. Chicago, one of the largest cities in the U.S, is in the northeast on the shores of Lake Michigan.

2 Recent Items: Illinois

Illinois Congressman: GOP needs leadership to stand up against white supremacy l ABCNL

Democrat pastor running for Congress on pro-life values

In This Story: Iraq

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. The capital and largest city is Baghdad. Iraq is home to diverse ethnic groups including Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, Assyrians, Yazidis, Shabakis, Armenians, Mandaeans, Circassians, Sabians and Kawliya. Around 99% of the country’s 38 million citizens are Muslims, with small minorities of Christians, Yarsans, Yezidis and Mandeans also present. The official languages of Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish.

Iraq has a coastline measuring 58 km (36 miles) on the northern Persian Gulf and encompasses the Mesopotamian Alluvial Plain, the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range and the eastern part of the Syrian Desert. Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through Iraq and into the Shatt al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. These rivers provide Iraq with significant amounts of fertile land. The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, historically known as Mesopotamia, is often referred to as the cradle of civilisation.

Iraq is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 19 governorates, four of which make up the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Disputes over the sovereignty of Kurdistan Region continue.

Iraq is a founding member of the UN as well as of the Arab League, OIC, Non-Aligned Movement and the IMF.

2 Recent Items: Iraq

US approves Ukraine aid, George Bush accidentally condemns Putin for invasion of Iraq | 7NEWS

Bush gaffe on ‘unjustified’ war draws Iraqi ire • FRANCE 24 English

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