The 5 Things You Should Know This June 17: Dexamethasone, The Medicine That Gives Hope To Patients With Covid-19

Trump signs a police reform decree. Why is there tension between North and South Korea? There could be 36 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy. This is what you should know to start the day. Truth first.

Trump signs a police reform decree

US President Donald Trump took his first concrete steps to address the growing national protest for police brutality by signing a decree creating a federal database of police officers with a history of excessive use of force. . The decree, which also establishes financial incentives for police departments to establish accreditation programs and follow “best practices,” is seen as a modest attempt by Trump to confront a national lawsuit over racial inequalities and the conduct of law enforcement. .

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Dexamethasone, the medicine that gives hope to patients with covid-19

According to researchers in the UK, dexamethasone, a widely available steroid medication, may be key in helping to treat the most ill covid-19 patients in hospital, who require ventilation or oxygen. Their findings are preliminary, still being compiled, and have not been published in a peer-reviewed journal, but an outside expert called this a “breakthrough.”

People under 20 get less

Children and teens are estimated to be about half as likely to be infected with the coronavirus as those age 20 and older, according to research. The researchers estimate that clinical symptoms of covid-19 manifest in about 21% of people ages 10 to 19. This estimate increases to about 69% in people age 70 and older.

New tension between the two Koreas

North Korea blew up a joint liaison office used for talks with South Korea. This action had a strong impact in South Korea and could further worsen relations with the United States. José Levy analyzes the situation and explains how the enmity between the two Koreas arose and what could happen in the near future.

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There could be 36 smart civilizations in our galaxy

Scientists have calculated that there could be a minimum of 36 active, intelligent, and communication-capable civilizations in our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study. However, due to time and distance, we may never know if they exist or if they ever existed.

Spaceship captures the ‘green glow’ of Mars

The European Space Agency’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft found oxygen that is causing a green glow in the atmosphere of Mars, according to a new study.

Children with ADHD can now be prescribed a video game

The first video game-based treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Cameo platform allows you to talk to celebrities for thousands of dollars

The Cameo platform now offers 10-minute calls with celebrities on Zoom. Communications with some of the famous can cost thousands of dollars.

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Diego, the turtle that helped save his species, returns home

Diego and fourteen other turtles return to their natural habitat on the Spanish island in the Galapagos archipelago after several decades of breeding.

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$ 67 billion

Zoom is now worth $ 67 billion, more than almost 85% of the shares in the S&P 500. The company has arguably been the biggest beneficiary of remote work and virtual home education as a result of the pandemic.

“We are not close, in any way, to the collective immunity”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned that people in the United States must continue to protect themselves.

Liverpool close to breaking its title drought

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With the return of the Premier League this Wednesday, one of the tournament’s biggest draws is Liverpool FC’s ability to cut the long drought without winning a home league title in England. The last title of the “Reds” was in the distant 1989/1990 season.

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