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A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 704,000 people worldwide.

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'I wish that they did not have to go through that.' Dr. Anthony Fauci says his family has continued to receive death threats since obtaining security in early April.

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 704,000 people worldwide.

"After ongoing consultation with public health officials and experts—who underscored the worsening coronavirus pandemic—the Democratic National Convention Committee announced today speakers for the 2020 Democratic National Convention will no longer travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in order to prevent risking the health of our host community as well as the convention's production teams, security officials, community partners, media and others necessary to orchestrate the event," the statement said.

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Biden will now give a speech accepting the nomination from Delaware.11:40 a.m.: NYC to begin checkpoints enforcing state quarantine ordersNew York City is beginning traveler registration checkpoints at some entry points to the city to make sure visitors and returning residents are complying with quarantine rules, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

MORE: Coronavirus testing: What top officials say went wrongThe"Sheriff's Office in coordination with other law enforcement agencies will undertake traveler registration checkpoints at major bridge and tunnel crossings into New York City," said New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito.

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have a travel advisory in place for states with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a week average, or any state with 10% of higher positivity rate over a week average. Travelers arriving in the Tri-state area from those states must quarantine for two weeks.

Those coming to New York must also complete a traveler form.People walk by the New York Stock Exchange, July 21, 2020, in New York.People walk by the New York Stock Exchange, July 21, 2020, in New York.Mark Lennihan/AP, FILENonessential workers who do not follow quarantine orders could be fined $10,000. People who do not fill out New York's travel form could be fined $2,000.

States on the list as of Wednesday are: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

11:02 a.m.: US clinches deal with Johnson & Johnson for potential vaccineJohnson & Johnson has agreed to supply 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to the United States for more than $1 billion.MORE: 'They didn't run the plays': Ex-officials say Trump administration didn't use pandemic 'playbooks'

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Both the American pharmaceutical company and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the deal in separate statements Wednesday.The agreement will support the company's efforts to scale up doses of the experimental vaccine through large-scale domestic manufacturing; the U.S. government will own the first 100 million doses. The federal government also has an option to purchase an additional 200 million doses under a subsequent agreement, according to a press release from Johnson & Johnson.

The company logo for Johnson & Johnson is displayed on a screen to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the company's listing at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City on September 17, 2019.The company logo for Johnson & Johnson is displayed on a screen to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the company's listing at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City on September 17, 2019.

Brendan Mcdermid/ReutersJohnson & Johnson's vaccine candidate, Ad26.COV2.S, is still in the first and second phases of clinical trials. The company, which has committed to making the drug available on a"not-for-profit" basis, said it will launch a phase three study by September.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement that the Trump administration is assembling a"portfolio of vaccines" which will increase"the likelihood that the United States will have at least one safe, effective vaccine by 2021."

10:32 a.m.: Chicago Public Schools will start with all-remote learning, officials sayAll of Chicago's public school students and teachers will begin the new school year at home next month due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Wednesday.

Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said at a press conference that remote learning will be conducted for at least the first quarter of the school year, which runs through Nov. 6. The district will then work with the Chicago Department of Public Health to determine if it is safe to open schools with a"hybrid learning model" in the second quarter.

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"By that point," Jackson said,"we will evaluate the situation and make a determination about how we will move forward."Jackson noted that students will be engaged for the entirety of a normal school day -- from their time with teachers, independent studying and small group learning.

A woman holds a sign during the Occupy City Hall Protest and Car Caravan hosted by the Chicago Teachers Union in Chicago, Illinois, on Aug. 3, 2020. Teachers and activists held demonstrations across the country on Aug. 3 to demand adequate classroom safety measures as schools debate reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A woman holds a sign during the Occupy City Hall Protest and Car Caravan hosted by the Chicago Teachers Union in Chicago, Illinois, on Aug. 3, 2020. Teachers and activists held demonstrations across the country on Aug. 3 to demand adequate classroom safety measures as schools debate reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty ImagesChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the decision to start the school year remotely"is rooted in public health data and the invaluable feedback we've received from parents and families." She added that it"makes sense" for a school district of such size and diversity.

"As we build out this remote learning model and seek to establish a hybrid learning model in the second quarter, we will continue to support and collaborate with parents and school leaders to create safe, sustainable learning environments for our students," Lightfoot said.

The move comes on the heels of protests across the country held by teachers and activists demanding adequate classroom safety measures as schools debate reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.9:44 a.m.: Moderna on track to enroll 30,000 people in phase 3 trial

American biotechnology company Moderna announced Wednesday that it's on track to recruit enough volunteers for the third phase of clinical trials for its potential COVID-19 vaccine.The phase three study of Moderna's vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, began on July 23 and is being conducted in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health as well as the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.

A sign marks the headquarters of Moderna, an American biotechnology company that is developing a vaccine against COVID-19, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 18, 2020.A sign marks the headquarters of Moderna, an American biotechnology company that is developing a vaccine against COVID-19, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 18, 2020.

Brian Snyder/ReutersThe trial will ultimately include 30,000 volunteers and Moderna said it expects to complete enrollment by September. It's the final stage before the vaccine candidate could potentially be authorized for use by the Food and Drug Administration.

Each volunteer will be given either a dose of the vaccine candidate or a placebo. Researchers will monitor whether the drug protects the group from getting infected.8:30 a.m.: Fourth-graders to be quarantined after student tests positive in North Carolina

A fourth-grade student at a private school in North Carolina has tested positive for COVID-19, according toa report by Durham ABC station WTVD.Thales Academy said it was notified Monday that one of its student at its Wake Forest campus had tested positive after being exposed by a family member. The school then sent a letter home to parents explaining what happened and how it planned to move forward, WTVD reported.

Thales Academy in Wake Forest, N.C., is seen in a Google Maps Street View image collected in Feb. 19, 2020.Thales Academy in Wake Forest, N.C., is seen in a Google Maps Street View image collected in Feb. 19, 2020.Google Street ViewThe last time the infected student was on campus was Friday. The student was asymptomatic throughout their time at school, passing the temperature check and symptom-screening checklist for entry, according to WTVD.

Students potentially exposed have been contacted and will be quarantined for 14 days along with the teaching staff, WTVD reported.Thales Academy welcomed students back to its campuses across North Carolina for the new school year in July. Vice President Mike Pence visited the school's campus in Apex last week.

7:50 a.m.: Bolivia cancels the rest of its school yearSchools across Bolivia will remain closed for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Anez announced the decision earlier this week."Today we make the decision to close the school year," Anez

wrote in Spanish on Twitter."It is very hard, but we do it to take care of the health of Bolivians, especially our children. Health is the most important thing, especially at this time."Women wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus sit on the road in El Alto, Bolivia, on Aug. 3, 2020, to protest the postponement of the upcoming presidential election. Bolivia's highest electoral authority delayed the presidential election from Sept. 6 to Oct. 18, the third time the vote has been postponed.

Women wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus sit on the road in El Alto, Bolivia, on Aug. 3, 2020, to protest the postponement of the upcoming presidential election. Bolivia's highest electoral authority delayed the presidential election from Sept. 6 to Oct. 18, the third time the vote has been postponed.

Juan Karita/APLast week, the South American nation's highest electoral authority postponed the presidential election from Sept. 8 to Oct. 18 due to the pandemic, marking the third time the vote has been delayed.More than 83,000 people in Bolivia have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and at least 3,320 of them have died, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.

6:39 a.m.: Democratic and Republican governors band together to fill testing voidA bipartisan group of at least seven governors has teamed up with the Rockefeller Foundation to try to expand the use of rapid antigen tests to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, clinched the deal with the New York City-based private foundation in"the first interstate testing compact of its kind among governors during the COVID-19 pandemic," according to a press release. The governors of Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia have all signed on to the agreement.

Physician assistant Nicole Kramer collects a nasal swab sample from a patient for COVID-19 testing in Tustin, California, on June 25, 2020.Physician assistant Nicole Kramer collects a nasal swab sample from a patient for COVID-19 testing in Tustin, California, on June 25, 2020.

Jae C. Hong/APThe governors are now in talks with the U.S. manufactures of the FDA-authorized fast-acting tests, which deliver results in 15-20 minutes, to purchase 500,000 per state, for a total of 3 million tests."With severe shortages and delays in testing and the federal administration attempting to cut funding for testing, the states are banding together to acquire millions of faster tests to help save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19," Hogan said in a statement Tuesday night."I want to thank my fellow governors for signing on to this groundbreaking bipartisan agreement, which we have just finalized after weeks of discussions with the Rockefeller Foundation. We will be working to bring additional states, cities, and local governments on board as this initiative moves forward."

5:14 a.m.: Global death toll tops 700,000More than 700,000 people around the world have now died from the novel coronavirus -- another grim milestone in the pandemic.As of early Wednesday morning, the global death toll from COVID-19 was at 700,741, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.

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who is believing that I don't think you or the news tells the truth ever! What are you going to do when the China virus is gone ? His Cult is dangerous. So very disturbing that Americans are threatening Dr. Fauci and his family. What is wrong wil people? Our Country is in crisis, not only medically, but socially, and economically!

Fauci is so wrong! Masks don't prevent covid 19 so how are goggles going to do anything. President Trump took early action to help curb the spread of the virus from other countries to the United States, providing important time for response and preparations. You’re a God send DrFauci! We appreciate your truthfulness because our Trumpy government doesn’t know how to tell the truth. Your service to this country & your family’s sacrifice does not go in vain for the majority. So from my family to yours our deepest gratitude. 🙏🏽✌🏽👏🏽

I’m so sorry you and your family have to go through this! You have been amazing throughout all of this pandemic and it’s unbelievable that people behave so barbarically is just unbelievable!!!! no support with Administration,have to fight this virus to help America on your own We ❤️ & trust you, Dr. Fauci!

look4goodinppl The Trump administration is made up of evil hate! The good people of the United States are wiping them out! Bill Gates will not let anything happen to Dr Fauci. Stop your whining. Children are being shot dead in the streets for real. WTF is wrong with people! Wanting to hurt someone who is trying to help people is INSANE! This is another example of Trump spreading his insanity!!!!

One courageous man!!!!!! God bless you and your family. No medical professional ,simply stating facts ,should ever have to go through this. We owe a great debt of thanks to Fauci and this is how he is repaid. SMH FBI it doesn't matter to this matter, they will move their buttocks only when they are dead

Come on Republicans BeBest Its sad to see people get that upset over a skimpy mask. Yes people. Both Democrats and Republicans since the whole thing is political. Anthony Fauci the only sane voice amongst the babaling idiots! NEVER should have shut down the country. Sounds like hes drumming up a sob story...if there are no arrests in relation to these threats than they are not real.

This makes me so sad, people suck!! How horrible for his daughters that he has to explain to them and all he’s trying to do is save people’s lives. Our country is so broken. Oh well... Maybe he should stop trying to destroy America. 🙄🙄 this crazy guy Trumps probably behind the harassment. Just ask Kathy Griffin. You are a wonderful person, dr Fauci! Thanks for you honesty and much needed information.❤️

Thank Trump for Fauci's family getting death threats. Wtf Nuria2407 Fauci knows that your ears and eyes are exposed on your face to the coronavirus and knows that the N 95 mask and only stopped a particle 3 microns in size but the China virus is 1 micron size (science facts) your mask does not stop anything China virus size

The big bully himself started it all. His footsoldiers are following his steps. Too bad. Nuria2407 Fraud!!! So sad, these crazies should be ashamed of themselves! now remember we're never to generalize trump supporters. sure as journalists we're scared to go to some events but it's just bad form because we make money off of their drama, so again it's just bad form...

DrFauci Death threats are against the law and punishable. Investigate, indict, and punish the guilty individual(s) with a fine and a lengthy prison sentence! Sad. He's one of the worst people! Doc Your An Amazing Doctor I Hope And Pray For You And Your Family . DrFaucis1 you have done an amazing job in all of this pandemic. so sorry to hear you and your family have to suffer threats of any kind. keep safe and thank you.

ITrustFauci I’m so sorry that Dr. Fauci has to go through this. 😢 I'm appalled that Dr. Fauci & his family have had to endure this kind of treatment. Why hasn't realDonaldTrump POTUS, VP or WhiteHouse called this behavior out? Fauci has served our nation w/ integrity & great devotion.NIH TeamTrump

Fkng ridiculous Amazing America’s best friend for our health He's a liar ... Feel free to keep trusting someone that believes some American's lives are more valuable than others. Maybe because he's a liar and literally said some America lives were more important than others 🤷‍♂️ Dr. Fauci. You do not deserve what is happening to you and your family. Bully tactics from the big bull himself. You have always been truthful, never ridiculed anyone, honest with integrity. Hopefully someone will stop him. That is like Al Capone dsys

'Harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security' This is scary. The son of a Judge was shot and killed, his father is still recovering in hospital. This is to be taken seriously. IF Trump loses, these elements aren't just going to go away. CNNPolitics MSNBC He is a corrupt pos I trust you Dr Fauci.

Why some people are so ignorant we will never know. Sometime when we open our eyes to the truth it’s to late.Fake usually steps in and teaches us a lesson. Maybe the truth hurts to much, sometimes people lie than lie to cover that lie it never ends. What a dignified and courageous man! For a country that treasures its free speech laws, America isnt a very tolerant place it is?

Fauci Adams Birx Osterholm promote exposure by not making quarantine protocols mandatory. Milk toast Trump patrons that support his fragmenting racist genocidal public policy, and promote herd immunity without a vaccine. Resign! be a whistle blower, don't encourage Trump! leavefaucitfalone Because people see right through him he is paid by far radical leftist I won't be surprised if it's the far radical left that's treating his old carcass....

I love Dr Fauci ❤️. I hope all those folks that have threatened him and his family, will develop ants in their pants ‼️ Oh these imbecile Trump voters 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Dr. Fauci, I am so sorry that people are taking their fear of the Pandemic out on your family. Denial of fear causes some pretty bizarre behaviors. Be safe. You are an amazing man and if they paid attention to what you have done, they would know that.

Just curious.... Have you reported on BillClinton ‘s trip to EpsteinIsland yet? Yeah. So does the POTUS. The national stage will always get crazies Very sad country right now - best to you and your family Getting threatened by speaking of the truth. Can American people just wake up and trust the experts, like Fauci?!

Facebook, Twitter remove Trump coronavirus posts of Fox interview about kids being 'almost immune'Facebook took down post from President Trump's personal page of a Fox News interview in which he said that children are “almost immune” from COVID-19. Let’s check in with Dr. Incompetent * Kids are virtually immune from COVID * Windmills cause cancer * inject people with disinfectant * Cart Golf is exercise * Big Macs with a Diet Coke chaser is a healthy diet * Take a malaria drug to fight off COVID * “It is what it is” NotMyChild You guys do know that page isn’t literally ran by Trump. He’s not on his laptop posting random things personally on antisocial media. Trump2020

Twitter, Facebook Remove Trump Post Over False Claim About Children And COVID-19Both social networks said the president's false claims that children are 'almost immune' from COVID-19 violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation. I kinda wanna hear what he rants about before New York releases the juice on him. He must be losing his shit in the White House right now, throwing his phone, beating melania and Barron NPR is taxpayer-funded Democrat party propaganda. This has to stop. But apparently its okay for Pelosi to try to say Marijuana is a cure for the Chinese Virus.

Facebook, Twitter pull Trump posts over coronavirus misinformationFacebook Inc on Wednesday took down a post by U.S. President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. eculliford But your posts remain... eculliford I Would take his balls off before anything eculliford

Facebook removes Trump post over coronavirus misinformation rules; Twitter also clamps downFacebook and Twitter are both taking action after saying a video shared by President Trump contains misinformation about the coronavirus. This is Exactly why EVERYONE In the World Should BAN Facebook.....They Are BLOCKING What You THINK...And What Your Allowed TO See~~~!!!! The cancel culture. Such a one way street for the far left liberals. They thrive off censorship and hate. If you don’t fall in line, your opinion means zip. Hypocrites. If it wasn’t for double standards, they would have no standards at all. Who gives a rats ass what Facebook does. NO ONE!!!!!

Facebook and Twitter punish Trump over video where he says children 'almost immune' to Covid-19Facebook on Wednesday removed a post from the account of President Donald Trump in which he said in a video interview that children are 'almost immune' from Covid-19. Twitter also temporarily banned the president's campaign account from tweeting. Show me the bodies of children who’ve died from coronavirus. There are none. Otherwise that’s all you guys would report on lol Thought that one was an SBD He’s not wrong.

Facebook, Twitter Take Down Video of Trump Saying Children ‘Almost Immune’ From Covid-19Facebook and Twitter removed a video posted by President Trump in which he said children are “almost immune” from Covid-19, a claim that the companies said ran afoul their rules against harmful misinformation about coronavirus. Well, guess who just grew a spine... meanwhile the rest of us get timeouts for way way less. In he's almost not stupid almost 🤡