1. Johns Hopkins University says coronavirus deaths in the United States have now climbed above 200,000. The U.S. has been hit worse than any other nation, and that is sparking criticism of President Donald Trump, as the country inches closer to the election.
  2. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appealed for global solidarity amid the crisis posed by the coronavirus pandemic. In his speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Guterres said the pandemic has caused “an epochal health crisis, the biggest economic calamity and job losses since the Great Depression, and dangerous threats to human rights.
  3. The developer of the influenza treatment Avigan says the drug’s efficacy in treating COVID-19 patients has been confirmed in a clinical trial.