U.S. actor Michael Douglas begins chemotherapy after doctors discover a tumor in his throat.
Australian Deputy Prime Minister and National Party Leader Barnaby Joyce and a small group of Liberal Party backbenchers join the Labor Party in criticising the Liberal-National Coalition Morrison Government's inaction on the United Kingdom's imminent extradition of Australian publisher Julian Assange to the United States, arguing that Assange has not broken any Australian laws.
Germany reclassifies the United States, Israel, Turkey, Kenya, Montenegro and Vietnam as "high risk" COVID-19 areas, triggering mandatory 10-day quarantines for unvaccinated travellers unless they can show a negative test after five days. The changes will be in effect from August 17 for Turkey and from August 15 for the rest of the countries.
The United States Food and Drug Administration approves marketing of a cooling cap system to reduce hair loss in female breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. The DigniCap scalp cooling system, a product first available in Sweden in the 1990s, produces near-freezing temperatures that make it harder for cancer-fighting drugs to reach and harm hair follicles. [https:--www.usnews.com-news-politics-articles-2015-12-08-fda-clears-cold-cap-to-save-hair-during-breast-cancer-chemo (AP via U.S. News and World Report)] [http:--www.fda.gov-NewsEvents-Newsroom-PressAnnouncements-ucm476216.htm (FDA)] [http:--www.dignicap.com-dignitana-fda-clearance- (DigniCap)]date=August 2019