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US on brink of 5 million confirmed cases; Trump executive order may have exceeded authority

The U.S. was on the brink of another historic milestone Sunday, poised to surpass 5 million reported cases of COVID-19 — a number roughly equal to one-quarter of total worldwide cases reported.

The numbers continue to roar higher: More than 56,000 new U.S. cases were reported Sunday, with more than 1,000 deaths. More than 162,000 Americans have died in little more than six months.

The Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus dashboard also reported record-breaking numbers in Brazil, the second hardest-hit nation in terms of deaths and cases. Brazil has now exceeded 100,000 deaths and 3 million cases. 

All this as the world neared 20 million cases, a number experts widely believe is underreported due to insufficient testing. 

The staggering numbers come as world leaders grapple with the ongoing human and economic toll of the virus. President Donald Trump has previously attributed high number of cases in the U.S. to expanded testing,

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The story behind the widely-shared photo of a bikini-clad doctor who helped a patient on the brink of death

Dr. Candice Myhre reenacts the time she treated a patient with life-threatening injuries that she encountered while surfing.
Dr. Candice Myhre reenacts the time she treated a patient with life-threatening injuries that she encountered while surfing.

Dr. Candice Myhre

  • An image of emergency medical physician Dr. Candice Myhre treating a bloody and injured patient has been widely-shared online in the past week.

  • The striking photo is a reenactment of a time when Myhre was surfing and witnessed a woman get hit by a 24-foot boat. She sprung into action to save her.

  • Myhre’s photo gained renewed attention in the wake of a controversial study that called female doctors “unprofessional” for wearing bikinis.

  • The study sparked a conversation about sexism in medicine, with doctors posting bikini photos and the tag #MedBikini.

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Photos of an emergency medicine doctor treating a bloodied patient while wearing a bikini swept social media last week.

In the images, Hawaii-based Dr. Candice Myhre, who also goes by “Dr. Bikini,”

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