• Poll: Majority of Adults Don't Trust Trump's Comments on COVID-19 Vaccine
    16:43 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A majority of American adults don't trust what President Donald Trump has said about a coronavirus vaccine, according to new data from the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Tracking poll, as the share of people who say they would get a government-approved vaccine has decreased.
  • Johnson Warns Rising UK COVID-19 Cases Likely Followed by Spike in Deaths
    14:12 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Rapidly rising numbers of coronavirus cases will be followed by a “proportionate” spike in deaths in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned, as the daily number of infections reached their highest since May.
  • WHO Warns Latin America Reopening Too Soon Amid COVID-19 Risk
    14:08 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Latin America has started to resume normal social and public life at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic still requires major control interventions, World Health Organization Regional Director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday.
  • UK Records Highest Daily Increase in COVID-19 Cases Since May
    14:03 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The UK has recorded the highest one-day rise in coronavirus cases since May in the past 24 hours, government figures showed.
  • French COVID-19 Cases Spike Again, ICU Figure at Three-Month High
    13:59 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The number of French people treated in intensive care units for COVID-19 rose for the twentieth straight day on Wednesday to a three-month high of 803, while the number of new daily cases was the third highest on record.
  • T Cells Take Lead in Controlling SARS-CoV-2, Reducing COVID-19 Disease Severity
    13:59 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Ever since SARS-CoV-2 first appeared, researchers have been trying to understand whether sometimes the immune system does more harm than good during the acute phase of COVID-19. The latest study by researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology clearly argues in favor of the immune system.
  • As Pandemic Progressed, People's Perceived Risks Went Up
    13:58 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- In the first week of the coronavirus pandemic, people living in the United States underestimated their chances of catching the virus, or of getting seriously ill from the virus, according to a recently published Caltech-led study. But as the days progressed, those same people became more worried about their personal risk, and, as a result, began to increase protective behaviors such as washing hands and social distancing.
  • Trump Contradicts His CDC Director over Masks, Vaccine Timeline
    13:55 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- President Donald Trump on Wednesday twice contradicted his own Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director — on mask-wearing and vaccine distribution — saying the country’s top public health official misspoke while testifying under oath before a congressional committee earlier in the day.
  • Study: Communities of Color Hit Hardest Financially by COVID-19
    13:53 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Communities of color have been hit the hardest by economic and social challenges spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study, adding to the well-documented toll the pandemic has had on health within these communities.
  • Researchers Develop New Strategy to Mimic Heart-Regenerating Effects of Cardiac Cell Transplants
    13:49 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Ling Gao and colleagues have developed a strategy that uses exosomes - tiny membrane-bound sacs secreted by cells - to mimic the heart-regenerating effects of cardiac cell transplants, while potentially avoiding risks associated with whole-cell transplants.
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More Than 200 Retired Generals, Admirals Endorse Biden, Including Some Who Served Under Trump

TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 200 retired generals and admirals endorsed Joe Biden for president in a letter published Thursday, saying he had the character and judgment to serve as commander-in-chief instead of President Donald Trump, who has failed "to meet challenges large or small."
Trump Says 2020 US Presidential Election Could End Up in Supreme Court

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump on Wednesday stated that he thinks the 2020 US presidential election will end up in the Supreme Court, suggesting that it is important to immediately fill the vacancy left after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
Russia Calls on International Organizations to Continue Helping Assange

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia is calling on international agencies, human rights organizations and the journalist community to continue helping save the life of Wikileaks creator Julian Assange, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
Saudi Prince Says Trump Has Not Been Such An Honest Broker on Palestinian Statehood

TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal questioned President Donald Trump’s role in recent peace talks between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.
Biden Leads Trump by 10 Points Nationally in New Pair of Polls

TEHRAN (FNA)- Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 10 points nationally in a pair of new polls released Wednesday.
Trudeau Says Canada Already in Second Wave of Coronavirus

TEHRAN (FNA)- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians that the second wave of COVID-10 has arrived in many parts of the country.
Cuba Says New US Sanctions Affect Families in Both Nations

TEHRAN (FNA)- Washington's new sanctions against Cuba, including a ban on the import of Cuban rum and cigars and a prohibition for US travelers to stay in Cuban state-owned hotels, infringes on US citizens' rights and harms people in both countries, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said on Thursday.
Health Group CEO Says Germany’s Virus Response Left ‘Collateral Damage'

TEHRAN (FNA)- Germany has been praised for its tackling of the coronavirus pandemic, having managed to keep deaths under 10,000 while its European neighbors have seen much higher fatalities, but the chief executive of German health-care group Fresenius warned that the country may have been overly focused on the pandemic, ignoring other areas of business and society that have suffered.
New Understanding of Earth's Carbon Cycle

TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study led by a University of Alberta PhD student -- and published in Nature -- is examining the Earth's carbon cycle in new depth, using diamonds as breadcrumbs of insight into some of Earth's deepest geologic mechanisms.
Weighted Blankets Can Decrease Insomnia Severity

TEHRAN (FNA)- Weighted blankets are a safe and effective intervention in the treatment of insomnia, according to Swedish researchers who found that insomnia patients with psychiatric disorders experienced reduced insomnia severity, improved sleep and less daytime sleepiness when sleeping with a weighted chain blanket.
Russia Slams US Attempts to Forge Coalition Against Nord Stream 2

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia rejects US attempts to oppose the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project by forging a coalition of project opponents, Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova noted on Wednesday.
Trump Again Refuses to Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power If He Loses to Biden

TEHRAN (FNA)- President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose this fall to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and the American leader declined to do so.
Venezuela’s Maduro Calls on UN to Rally Against US Sanctions

TEHRAN (FNA)- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the United Nations General Assembly to rally against United States sanctions imposed on his country, as well as its allies including Cuba, Nicaragua and Syria.
Several Killed in Yemen Army's Attack on Saudi Base

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni Army backed by popular committees launched a retaliatory missile attack against a military base near the Saudi border, killing at least ten.
Saudi Dissidents Rise Against Repression, Form Political Group

TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of Saudi dissidents, most of them in exile, formed a political party to call for reforms in the kingdom amid "increasing repression".