COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 11th August 2020

UK

Oldham becomes UK’s new coronavirus hotspot after nearly 150 people are struck down by the virus in a week

http://dailym.ai/33Pipby

Europe

Italy’s last outpost against abortion has fallen with the Health Minister give mothers the “right” to murder their babies at home using the chemical RU486

https://bit.ly/31EdveF

New data suggest Sweden’s oft-derided approach of not locking down may have paid off in the long run with its COVID deaths dropping to near-zero

https://bit.ly/3fO0sMO

USA

US Church leaders seek aid for Catholic students in coronavirus relief bill

https://bit.ly/3iz6Vgp

Pastor Rob McCoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel, California, defies restraining order by holding indoor worship

https://cbsn.ws/2FdsFQy

Gov. Cuomo’s administration stops grieving woman who lost in-laws to COVID-19 from testifying at hearings on NY nursing home deaths

https://fxn.ws/3adBq8F

World

Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist, claims novel coronavirus that originated in military laboratories overseen by China’s People’s Liberation Army

https://bit.ly/3adXf80

Professor Giuseppe Tritto, an internationally known expert in biotechnology and nanotechnology, says Wuhan virus was engineered

https://bit.ly/31EK4t0

And finally, some black humour about COVID-19