5 things to know for August 7: Coronavirus, Beirut, Saudi Arabia, TikTok, police

5 things to know for August 7: Coronavirus, Beirut, Saudi Arabia, TikTok, police

If your day doesn't start until you're up to speed on the latest headlines, then let us introduce you to your new favorite morning fix. Sign up here for the '5 Things' newsletter. (CNN) The pandemic is stressful to everyone, but a new study suggests Americans are suffering more coronavirus-related mental health consequences than others . Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. More than 19 million cumulative cases of coronavirus have now been recorded worldwide. India has become the third country after the US and Brazil to record more than 2 million cases, and Africa has now recorded more than 1 million cases across the continent. The US is poised to reach 5 million cumulative cases soon, and a new model predicts the US death toll could reach nearly 300,000 by December ; it's now about 160,000. Meanwhile, countries are jockeying over who controls the most important preventative measures. President Trump just signed an executive order directing some federal agencies to prioritize buying certain drugs and medical materials when made in the United States. China dominates the personal protective equipment market, and India makes a lot of generic prescription drugs. Meanwhile, Australia's Prime Minister said any country that finds a vaccine, including his own, must share it with the world to end the pandemic. A former top Saudi intelligence official says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent an assassination squad to murder him just days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi ...
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