The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. rose to 130,000, according to a Reuters tally. More than 200 scientists have petitioned the World Health Organization to acknowledge that the virus can be spread by air, a decision that could alter current safety measures. President Trump falsely claims "99 percent of virus cases are totally harmless." The director of the Centers for Disease Control says you don't have to exhibit symptoms in order to be tested.
- The New York Times - Austin Ramzy
A herdsman in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia was confirmed to be infected with bubonic plague, health officials said, a reminder of how even as the world battles a pandemic caused by a novel virus,
- National Geographic - Madeleine Stone
A relentless, climate change-driven heat wave has caused a rash of fires on land normally too frozen to burn. Scientists fear it may become a regular occurrence. For months, Siberia has been experiencing