Chief medical officer Joseph Varon hugs Christina Mathers, a nurse from his team who became infected with Covid-19, at United Memorial Medical Centre in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. Photo: ReutersChief medical officer Joseph Varon hugs Christina Mathers, a nurse from his team who became infected with Covid-19, at United Memorial Medical Centre in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
Chief medical officer Joseph Varon hugs Christina Mathers, a nurse from his team who became infected with Covid-19, at United Memorial Medical Centre in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

US coronavirus death toll hits 150,000, highest in the world by far

  • Outbreak heating up in Midwest, fuelled by young adults heading back to bars, gyms and restaurants
  • Surge accompanied by growing spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories over masks and unproven cures
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Chief medical officer Joseph Varon hugs Christina Mathers, a nurse from his team who became infected with Covid-19, at United Memorial Medical Centre in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. Photo: ReutersChief medical officer Joseph Varon hugs Christina Mathers, a nurse from his team who became infected with Covid-19, at United Memorial Medical Centre in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
Chief medical officer Joseph Varon hugs Christina Mathers, a nurse from his team who became infected with Covid-19, at United Memorial Medical Centre in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
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