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Apr 05, 2020

'I'm worried that I have infected 1000 people in the last three days': Amazon workers reveal all the reasons why they're afraid to go to work
Amazon workers claim the company is not doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 throughout their facilities and the communities they serve.

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Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Nigerian actress Funke Akindele under fire for Lagos party amid lockdown
Funke Akindele recently appeared in a public health video to raise awareness about coronavirus.

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Apr 05, 2020

Iran to restart 'low-risk' economic activities soon
Iran said Sunday it will allow "low-risk" economic activities to resume from April 11 as its daily coronavirus infection rates slowed for a fifth straight day. "Restarting these activities does not mean we have abandoned the principle of staying at home," President Hassan Rouhani said at a meeting of Iran's anti-coronavirus task force. The president, whose country has been battered by US economic sanctions, did not specify what qualified as "low risk" activities, but said bans would remain on schools and large gatherings.

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Apr 05, 2020

Reusable respirators protect doctors and nurses against coronavirus. They aren't in the national stockpile.
Reusable respirators protect against the coronavirus just as well as N95 face masks. But the feds didn't buy them.

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Apr 05, 2020

Photos show how Pope Francis hosted the first-ever Palm Sunday Mass without a congregation
A small number of top clergy members and nuns attended the traditional service the Vatican modified in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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Apr 05, 2020

Fauci: 'We are struggling to get' the coronavirus outbreak 'under control'
"So just buckle down ... because we've got to get through this week that's coming up because it is going to be a bad week," Fauci said.

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Apr 05, 2020

Tapper Shames Trump on Coronavirus: ‘Not About Winning a News Cycle on Fox'
A day after President Donald Trump spent much of his coronavirus press briefing attacking the press and airing grievances against perceived enemies, CNN anchor Jake Tapper delivered an on-air message to the president: do you have a plan to get the nation back to normal or are you just interested in pleasing your fans and Fox News?At the end of Sunday's broadcast of CNN's State of the Union, Tapper said he would like to "speak directly to one person known to watch this show or at least clips of the show," adding that he knows Trump is eager for the country to regain normalcy.The CNN anchor went on to ask the president if he had a plan to combat the pandemic that has now resulted in over 8,500 dead Americans and hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases."Is there a plan for widespread testing of every American so as to isolate the virus the way other countries have done?" Tapper wondered aloud. "When will there be enough tests for that to happen? How will they be administered? Who will pay for the tests and the results? Who will notify us as to whether we have tested positive or not?"The veteran journalist turned his attention to the shortages of life-saving medical supplies and protective gear that hospitals and medical workers are experiencing nationwide, pointing out that governors and mayors are currently forced to bid against each other to get these supplies."This is escalating the prices and causing confusion and unnecessary bidding competition," Tapper declared. "Is there a pla

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Apr 05, 2020

Doctors, nurses leave homes to protect families from virus
Lisa Neuburger was caring for a patient with the coronavirus when the person's ventilator tube became detached. To protect her family, Neuburger moved from her parents' home, where she had been living with her son after a recent divorce, and into a camper. Holed up in the camper as she awaits the results of a COVID-19 test, Neuburger is among countless doctors and nurses around the world who are choosing to move to hotels, tents, garages and other temporary housing to protect their loved ones — even as they risk exposing themselves to a virus that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, including a number of medical workers.

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Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Tech firms summoned over 'crackpot' 5G conspiracies
Government will tell social media firms to take down posts more quickly after attacks on masts.

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Apr 05, 2020

Biden says coronavirus may force Democrats to hold 'virtual' presidential convention
The Democratic Party already postponed its convention from July to August last week, citing worries over the outbreak that has prompted a majority of U.S. states to order their residents to stay at home to contain the disease's spread. "We may have to do a virtual convention," Biden said on ABC's "This Week" program. Biden and rival Senator Bernie Sanders have been forced off the campaign trail, and more than a dozen states have postponed their primary elections.

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Apr 05, 2020

Lebanon repatriates nationals in rare flights despite virus
Lebanon on Sunday started repatriating nationals who were stranded abroad in its first flights in weeks since it closed its international airport to stem the novel coronavirus. The first of four planes touched down at the Beirut international airport late in the morning bringing in 78 passengers from Riyadh, local television reported. A second carrying 79 passengers from Abu Dhabi followed in the afternoon, the National News Agency said.

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Apr 05, 2020

Surgeon general warns US of `saddest week' and `9/11 moment'
The public was advised separately by the nation's infectious disease chief to "just buckle down" and that the virus probably won't be wiped out entirely this year. "This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it's not going to be localized," Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on "Fox News Sunday." Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the coming week is "going to be shocking to some."

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Apr 05, 2020

Jews prep for a pandemic Passover: Smaller but no less vital
Passover and its epic story — how the Jewish people escaped to freedom after plagues struck their oppressors — are uniquely resonant this year, as Jews find ways to honor the holiday amid the outbreak of what feels like a real-life plague. The coronavirus has forced Jewish families to limit the celebratory Passover meals known as seders from extended families and friends to small, one-household affairs. Rabbi Noam Marans, director of interreligious relations at the American Jewish Committee, described the gravity of Passover during the coronavirus by reciting a key portion of the Haggadah, the sacred text Jews use on the holiday.

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Apr 05, 2020

1st federal inmate to die of coronavirus wrote heartbreaking letter to judge
Patrick Jones "spent the last 12 years contesting a sentence that ultimately killed him," one of his former lawyers said.

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Apr 05, 2020

Jerusalem's Palm Sunday march scaled back due to coronavirus
A small group of Franciscan monks and Roman Catholic faithful took to the streets of Jerusalem's Christian Quarter in the Old City Sunday to distribute olive branches after the traditional Palm Sunday procession was cancelled due to restrictions imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus. The march took place as Israel deployed troops to help contain an outbreak in a hard-hit city. Iran, dealing with the worst outbreak in the Mideast, announced plans to allow some businesses to reopen later this month even as the death toll continued to climb.

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Apr 05, 2020

South Korea's return to normal interrupted by uptick in coronavirus cases
With many parts of the world wondering what a slow return to normal life will look like, South Korea's situation offers a warning: The curve doesn't necessarily stay flat.

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Apr 05, 2020

Staff at NYC hospital where nurse died will finally get coronavirus tests
After NBC News inquiries and a protest, the Mount Sinai hospitals will provide tests to all hospital workers with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

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Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state
* Coronavirus: world map of deaths and cases * Coronavirus - latest global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageThe number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 continues to grow in the US. Mike Pence, the vice-president, is overseeing the US response to the coronavirus.So far, 80% of patients experience a mild form of the illness, which can include a fever and pneumonia, and many of these cases require little to no medical intervention. That being said, elderly people and those with underlying conditions such as diabetes or heart and lung issues are the most vulnerable. The coronavirus death rate in China for people 80 or over, in the government's study of more than 72,000 cases, was 14.8%.default default default * Due to the unprecedented and ongoing nature of the coronavirus outbreak, this article is being regularly updated to ensure that it reflects the current situation as best as possible. Any significant corrections made to this or previous versions of the article will continue to be footnoted in line with Guardian editorial policy.

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Apr 05, 2020

China rights lawyer released after five years in jail
A leading Chinese human rights lawyer has been released from prison after almost five years behind bars, his wife said Sunday. Wang Quanzhang, 44, was first detained in 2015 in a sweeping crackdown on more than 200 lawyers and government critics in China as President Xi Jinping tightened his grip on power. Li told AFP from Beijing, where she lives with the couple's young son, she feared Wang would be placed under house arrest despite his release from prison, and would be subject to surveillance.

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Apr 05, 2020

Lebanese stranded abroad by coronavirus outbreak return home
Lebanon's crippling financial crisis including tight capital controls has complicated the plight of Lebanese stuck abroad, with tough restrictions on accessing cash. Prime Minister Hassan Diab, speaking to reporters at Beirut international airport on Sunday, said about 21,000 Lebanese had registered for flights back to Lebanon. "Hopefully this cloud, the cloud that is the health situation with corona, passes quickly and infections are minimal for Lebanese whether at home or abroad," said Diab.

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Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Australia launches criminal investigation into Ruby Princess
Passengers from the Ruby Princess disembarked in Sydney without knowing the coronavirus was on board.

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Apr 05, 2020

Blame the Chinese Communist Party for the coronavirus crisis
Coronavirus crisis proves communism is still a grave threat to the entire world. If Beijing had just been honest, the pandemic could be preventable.

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Apr 05, 2020

After 50 Years, the Army and Marine Corps Are Closing In on Dumping Brass-Cased Ammo
Technical advances by a few companies have prompted the Army and Marine Corps to test polymer-cased ammunition.

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Apr 05, 2020

Palm Sunday services held without public; some on rooftops
Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass in the shelter of St. Peter's Basilica without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, while parish priests elsewhere in Rome took to church rooftops and bell towers to lead services so at least some faithful could follow the familiar ritual. Looking pensive and sounding subdued, Francis led the first of several solemn Holy Week ceremonies that will shut out rank-and-file faithful from attending, as Italy's rigid lockdown measures forbid public gatherings. Instead, Francis celebrated Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica, which seemed even more cavernous than usual because it was so empty.

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Apr 05, 2020

PALM SUNDAY: Pope celebrates without public in St. Peter's
Pope Francis is celebrating Palm Sunday Mass without the public, since the traditional ceremony in St. Peter's Square was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, Francis was leading the ceremony inside St. Peter's Basilica, which seemed even more cavernous than usual because it was so empty. Looking pensive, Francis blessed braided palms held by the others, then held one himself.

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Apr 05, 2020

Starbucks competitor Luckin apologises for fraud scandal
Luckin Coffee, China's biggest rival to Starbucks, apologised on Sunday after it revealed a top executive may have faked 2.2 billion yuan (US$310 million) worth of sales in 2019. The company's former chief operating officer, Liu Jian, and several of his staff have been suspended pending an internal investigation, it said in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing last week. "The company retains the right to take legal measures against those suspected to be involved, it will not shield them or be lenient," Luckin Coffee said in a statement on Weibo Sunday.

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Apr 05, 2020

Scientists dispute Chinese herbal traditions to treat COVID-19
Herbal remedies pose both direct and indirect risks to patients, Dr. Edzard Ernst of the United Kingdom's University of Exeter.

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Apr 05, 2020

Imprisoned Chinese rights lawyer released, his wife says
Wang Quanzhang, a well-known Chinese rights lawyer, was released from prison Sunday after being held for more than four years, his wife said. It was unclear whether he would be allowed to return to Beijing, where he practiced and lived with his wife and young son. Police took him to his house in his hometown of Jinan in eastern China, his wife said in a tweet on her verified Twitter account.

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Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Trump says teenage son Barron ‘isn't as happy as he could be' as quarantine frustrations hit White House
Donald Trump offered a rare personal insight into the life of his 14-year-old son Barron Trump and how he is faring in quarantine during his latest White House briefing on the coronavirus outbreak.The president had tweeted a message of encouragement to the nation's frustrated Little League baseball players earlier in the day, telling them to "Hang in there!"

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Apr 05, 2020

Trump warns 'toughest week' ahead as global virus deaths top 60,000
US President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a "very horrendous" number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days, ahead of a rare speech by Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday aimed at rallying hard-hit Britain. Global deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic have soared past 60,000, with Europe continuing to bear the brunt of the virus which has left roughly half the planet confined at home. There are now more than 1.2 million confirmed cases across the globe, and around 65,000 people have died since the virus first emerged in China late last year, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

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Apr 05, 2020

Tokyo reports 143 new coronavirus cases, highest jump in one day: governor
Some 143 more cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Tokyo, the city's governor said on Sunday, with the highest daily jump bringing the number of cases in the Japanese capital to more than 1,000. Tokyo's metropolitan government has strongly urged people to stay at home as the city of nearly 14 million has seen an uptick in the number of cases in recent days. The number of cases with untraceable transmission routes had increased in recent days, Governor Yuriko Koike said in a livecast YouTube video on Sunday, adding it was worrying that there were a number of people who were infected at hospitals.

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Apr 05, 2020

France turns to speedy trains to catch up in virus response
The high-speed train whooshing past historic World War I battle sites and through the chateau-speckled Loire Valley carried a delicate cargo: 20 critically ill COVID-19 patients and the breathing machines helping keep them alive. The TGV-turned-mobile-intensive-care-unit is just one piece of France's nationwide mobilization of trains, helicopters, jets and even a warship, deployed to relieve congested hospitals and shuffle hundreds of patients and medical personnel in and out of coronavirus hotspots. "We are at war," President Emmanuel Macron tells his compatriots, again and again.

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Apr 05, 2020

Iran's Rouhani says low-risk economic activities to resume from April 11 amid coronavirus
Iran's president said on Sunday "low-risk" economic activities would resume from April 11 in the Middle Eastern country worst-affected by the new coronavirus. Iran has been struggling to curb the spread of the highly infectious respiratory disease known as COVID-19 but authorities are also concerned that measures to limit public life to contain the virus could wreck an already sanctions-battered economy. "Under the supervision of the health ministry, all those low-risk economic activities will resume from Saturday," President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised meeting, adding that "those activities will resume in Tehran from April 18".

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Apr 05, 2020

Drive-by blessings in virus-hit Philippines
Locals lined up in front of their homes in a district of Manila, which is entering its fourth week of a lockdown that has brought the frenetic metropolis nearly to a halt. "This celebration will continue despite the spread of the virus," said Bong Sosa, who attended wearing a mask crafted from a water cooler bottle. The blessings come as the Philippines recorded a total of 144deaths and 3,094 confirmed virus cases, numbers that are expected to keep rising as the nation ramps up testing.

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Apr 05, 2020

What impact is COVID-19 having on Middle East conflicts?
The novel coronavirus has put global trade on hold, placed half of the world population in confinement and has the potential to topple governments and reshape diplomatic relations. The United Nations has appealed for ceasefires in all the major conflicts rocking the planet, with its chief Antonio Guterres on Friday warning "the worst is yet to come".

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Apr 05, 2020

US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking
The U.S. warned of many more coronavirus deaths in the days ahead as the global pandemic muted traditional observances from family grave-cleaning ceremonies in China to Palm Sunday for many Christians. Italy and Spain, the two hardest-hit European nations, expressed hope that the crisis was peaking in their countries, though Italian officials said the emergency is far from over as infections have plateaued but not started to decline. A chaotic scramble for desperately needed medical equipment and protective gear engulfed the United States, prompting intense squabbling between the states and federal government at a moment the nation is facing one of its gravest emergencies.

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Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams
When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they'd either be divorced in five months or married forever. Eagle, 33, and Jonathan Hall, 36, had just moved out of their Brooklyn apartment when they married on March 2, the third anniversary of the blind date that brought them together. "This was going to be an epic adventure," Eagle told The Associated Press.

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Apr 05, 2020

Search continues for Arkansas woman who vanished from her home in 2016
Mercedes Toliver was last seen leaving her Prescott, Arkansas home on foot just after midnight on December 17, 2016. She was reportedly on her way to her aunt's house nearby. She never made it. There has been no activity on her social media accounts since. The Prescott Police Department is investigating.

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Apr 04, 2020

Japan Won't Hesitate to Declare Emergency if Needed: Nishimura
(Bloomberg) -- Japan will not hesitate to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic if there is any sign of an explosive spike in infections, Japan's Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said."We've been saying that we are on the brink of the brink, but it's becoming a very tense situation," Nishimura said during a Fuji Television broadcast Sunday. "Nationwide rampancy of virus infections is really approaching just right now."Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has come under increasing pressure to declare a state of emergency to contain the spread of Covid-19. Tokyo reported more than 110 new coronavirus cases Saturday, the first time the daily toll of confirmed infections has exceeded 100, national broadcaster NHK reported. The were 336 new cases nationwide, the health ministry said.Hiroshi Mikitani, founder of Japan's e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc., on Friday joined the call for Abe to declare a state of emergency. The prime minister told parliament Friday that the situation didn't yet warrant an emergency declaration, but said he wouldn't hesitate to do so when the time comes.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump says the fired Navy commander's letter pleading for help for his coronavirus-stricken ship 'looked terrible' and was 'not appropriate'
President Donald Trump said Saturday he agreed with the Navy's decision to fire Capt. Brett Crozier over his letter pleading for help.

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Apr 04, 2020

How close are we to finding a solid treatment for COVID-19?
FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn joins 'Watters' World' with an update on drug trials.

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Apr 04, 2020

At least 19 killed in Mexico gang clash
Ciudad Juárez (Mexico) (AFP) - A gang battle in Mexico has left at least 19 people dead in the northern state of Chihuahua, officials said Saturday. At least five armed clashes have occurred in the Madera community so far this year, local authorities have said. "The state attorney general, in conjunction with the public safety office and Mexican Army, launched an operation to investigate and locate armed groups that staged a confrontation that left 19 people dead yesterday in the town of Madera," authorities said.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump warns of "a lot of death" from coronavirus in week ahead
At a briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on Saturday, President Trump said the upcoming week will be the "toughest week" yet. "There will be a lot of death," he said.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump tells Americans to take unproven malaria drug to prevent Covid-19
President's own public health advisers have warned against taking hydroxychloroquine * Coronavirus - live US updates * Live global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has directly urged Americans worried about Covid-19 to take a little-studied anti-malaria drug for the disease, despite potentially serious side effects and a lack of data on safety and efficacy in treatment of the pandemic virus.At a lengthy, rambling and combative briefing on Saturday afternoon, the president also sought to discredit media reports of his administration's failures and called some outlets in the White House press corps "fake news".Media reports about shortages of ventilators and personal protective equipment, he claimed, relied on state governors asking for more supplies than they needed.According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, by Saturday evening more than 305,000 cases of Covid-19 had been confirmed in the US, resulting in more than 8,000 deaths. New York is by far the state worst hit.Scientists around the world are looking for potential treatments but so far have not found a success. The drug repeatedly pushed by Trump, hydroxychloroquine, has only shown anecdotal promise.The drug is used to treat malaria, arthritis and lupus. Reports of its potential have driven up sales and made it difficult for Americans who rely on the drug to fill prescriptions."What do you have to lose? What do you have to lose?" Trump said from the White House podium. "Take it."He also s

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Apr 04, 2020

Wisconsin set to hold in-person voting in presidential primary
Wisconsin is set to hold in-person voting next week after the state's legislature on Saturday declined to take up an effort delaying the presidential primary due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state's Republican-controlled legislature quickly ended special weekend sessions without taking action on a call by Democratic Governor Tony Evers to make Tuesday's primary an all-mail election and extend the time to return ballots until late May, local media outlets reported. Reid Magney, public information officer for the Wisconsin Election Commission, confirmed to Reuters that the election will go forward as planned, with in-person voting.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump warns 'there will be a lot of death' and the US could be facing its 'toughest week' yet
The New York, Detroit, and New Orleans areas will all hit the peak of their coronavirus outbreaks in six to seven days, Dr. Deborah Birx said.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump defends decision to fire inspector general, calls him a 'disgrace'
"That's my decision. I have the absolute right," Trump said about Michael Atkinson's firing, the intelligence community inspector general who flagged the Ukraine whistleblower complaint.

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Apr 04, 2020

40 percent increase in deaths overnight in NYC
New York City's death toll saw a staggering jump from the last report, with 2,624 fatalities, Cuomo staffer Melissa DeRosa said.

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Apr 04, 2020

Floyd Mayweather's daughter, Iyanna, arrested for alleged aggravated assault
The 19-year-old was jailed in Harris County, Texas, after a 25-year-old woman was stabbed.

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Apr 04, 2020

President Trump says US to deploy 1,000 military personnel to New York City to battle coronavirus
President Donald Trump says the U.S. will send 1,000 military personnel to New York City to help battle the coronavirus epidemic.

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Apr 04, 2020

Thousands of applicants, zero loans: Trump's small businesses lending program is a failure to launch
One day after the launch of a $350B loan program designed to rescue millions of small businesses, technical glitches continue to cripple the process.

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Apr 04, 2020

Suspected cartel shootout kills 19 in northern Mexico
U.S. officials have seized a stockpile of personal protective equipment from an alleged hoarder.

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Apr 04, 2020

Fact check: Did the Obama administration deplete the federal stockpile of N95 masks?
During the presidency of Barack Obama, the national stockpile was seriously taxed as the administration addressed multiple crises over eight years.

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Apr 04, 2020

Democrats say Trump pick for coronavirus recovery watchdog is not independent enough
U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for the new watchdog overseeing $2.3 trillion in coronavirus-related fiscal spending is not independent enough to do the job, congressional Democrats said on Saturday. The White House said late on Friday Trump would nominate Brian Miller, a special assistant to the president and senior associate counsel in the Office of White House Counsel, to the role of special inspector general for pandemic recovery. "The Inspector General providing oversight of the federal response of this historic relief package for workers and families must be independent from politics," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi echoed in her own statement.

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Apr 04, 2020

New York state virus toll spikes as officials plea for medical volunteers
New York state's coronavirus toll continued rising at a devastating pace Saturday, as authorities issued an emergency plea for volunteers to assist in the crisis plaguing the US pandemic's epicenter. With already strained hospitals scrambling to prepare for a growing influx of patients, Governor Andrew Cuomo warned the worst was yet to come. The death toll in the state was up from 2,935 the previous day; the additional 630 deaths represented the largest 24-hour spike recorded there.

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Apr 04, 2020

For journalists covering Trump, the new reality at the White House
Behind the scenes: Temperature checks, reduced staffing, lots of Purell and coping with grim news.

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Apr 04, 2020

Spain Virus Cases Pass Italy, Where Daily Deaths Are Falling
(Bloomberg) -- Spain's Covid-19 cases surpassed Italy as Europe's two main epicenters continue to struggle to curtail the virus, with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announcing plans to extend the country's lockdown until April 25.Spain's confirmed cases increased by 7,026 to 124,736 over the past 24 hours, while deaths rose by 809 to 11,744. Total cases are now higher than Italy's 124,632, where the country reported the fewest number of new deaths since March 26. In France, the total number of fatalities rose to 7,560 and the U.K. reported its deadliest day yet with an increase of 708 deaths.The virus has crippled Europe at different times with most countries now in some form of lockdown, even as nations like Sweden and the U.K. were more reluctant to take drastic measures earlier. Governments and policy-makers are scrambling to find ways to mitigate the damage with entire economies headed into deep recession and a common approach still elusive.As attention shifts to Spain, Italy has signaled the situation, while still grave, is improving. Angelo Borrelli, the head of the country's civil protection agency, said the number of patients in intensive care has dropped by 74, the first fall since the country went into a state of emergency.In Spain, a slower pace of fatalities and new cases is also offering some hope that the outbreak may be moving toward a peak. Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Friday that the goal of slowing the epidemic was "within reach."The government in Madrid has imposed some of the m

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Apr 04, 2020

New York Gov. Cuomo says he expects the peak of the coronavirus outbreak to hit in the 'seven-day' range as cases skyrocket
New York has 11,000 new cases and China's donating 1,000 ventilators: Here are all the key takeaways from Gov. Cuomo's coronavirus press conference.

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Apr 04, 2020

‘My Everything': Husband of Robert F. Kennedy's Granddaughter Recounts Tragic Drowning
Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean's husband has posted a heartbreaking tribute to his wife—the granddaughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy—and the couple's child, who went missing in the Chesapeake Bay Thursday afternoon.The Kennedy family announced Friday that the Coast Guard suspended the rescue effort for McKean, 40, and son Gideon, 8, who disappeared after paddling a canoe out into the bay. The effort to recover their remains is ongoing."The search that began yesterday afternoon went on throughout the night and continued all day today," McKean's husband, David McKean, wrote in a Facebook post late Friday. "It is now dark again. It has been more than 24 hours, and the chances they have survived are impossibly small. It is clear that Maeve and Gideon have passed away."The family had been self-quarantining from the novel coronavirus in a house on the bay owned by McKean's mother, former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, according to her husband's post. The largely empty house provided them with more space to ride out the pandemic than their D.C. home, he said.McKean and her son were playing on a beach in a small, shallow cove behind the house at around 4 p.m. when one of them accidentally kicked a ball into the water. The two attempted to retrieve the ball by paddling a canoe into the protected cove, but ended up in the open bay where strong winds during the day had whipped up vicious currents."The cove is protected, with much calmer wi

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Apr 04, 2020

Here's why the depleted cruise line industry will be one of the biggest losers of the new $500 billion corporate bailout program
The largest cruise lines are incorporated outside the US. That means they won't be able to get a cut of the bailout money under Trump's stimulus law.

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Apr 04, 2020

N.Y. Has Most Deaths in a Day; Italy Has Fewer: Virus Update
(Bloomberg) -- New York State reported the most deaths in a single day while Italy, the nation with the most fatalities in the world, had the fewest since March 26. Spain plans to extend its lockdown.U.S. deaths rose to more than 7,500 and the global tally exceeds 62,000. At least a half-dozen cruise ships remain at sea with passengers and crew as companies navigate long trips and struggle to find ports willing to let them dock. The big question remains: When, and how, will this end?Key Developments:Global cases top 1.1 million; deaths exceed 62,000: Johns HopkinsBread lines are forming in Mar-a-Lago's shadowThe virus is destroying jobs around the worldLandlords in peril as retailers withhold rentCruise ships, linked to the early spread, are still sailingThe maker of Purell gets tariff exclusionsNew York's Deadliest Day (2 p.m. NY)New York, the worst-hit U.S. state, recorded the biggest daily death toll yet, adding 630 fatalities for a total of 3,565, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. One thousand ventilators are due to arrive from China on Saturday. "This is a big deal and it's going to make a significant difference for us," Cuomo said. Oregon donated another 140. "We're not at the apex," Cuomo told reporters. New York City's total rose to 63,306 cases and 2,624 deaths.Read the full story here.Trudeau Plans Trump Call Amid Spat (1 p.m. NY)Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he will speak to Donald Trump soon as the U.S. president escalates a battle with allies and 3M Co. over exports of medical equipment and N95 masks.

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Apr 04, 2020

N.Y. Has Most Deaths in a Day; Italy's Toll Falls: Virus Update
(Bloomberg) -- New York State reported the most deaths in a single day while Italy, the nation with the most fatalities in the world, had the fewest since March 26. Spain plans to extend its lockdown.U.S. deaths rose to more than 7,500 and the global tally exceeds 62,000. At least a half-dozen cruise ships remain at sea with passengers and crew as companies navigate long trips and struggle to find ports willing to let them dock. The big question remains: When, and how, will this end?Key Developments:Global cases top 1.1 million; deaths exceed 62,000: Johns HopkinsBread lines are forming in Mar-a-Lago's shadowThe virus is destroying ed jobs around the worldLandlords in peril as retailers withhold rentCruise ships, linked to the early spread, are still sailingThe maker of Purell gets tariff exclusionsNew York's Deadliest Day (2 p.m. NY)New York, the worst-hit U.S. state, recorded the biggest daily death toll yet, adding 630 fatalities for a total of 3,565, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. One thousand ventilators are due to arrive from China on Saturday. "This is a big deal and it's going to make a significant difference for us," Cuomo said. Oregon donated another 140. "We're not at the apex," Cuomo told reporters. New York City's total rose to 63,306 cases and 2,624 deaths.Read the full story here.Trudeau Plans Trump Call Amid Spat (1 p.m. NY)Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he will speak to Donald Trump soon as the U.S. president escalates a battle with allies and 3M Co. over exports of medical equipment and N

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Apr 04, 2020

We all want to know how the coronavirus pandemic ends. How do we cope with uncertainty?
Uncertainty during the pandemic is unsettling because people need predictability to feel safe, experts say. So how do we cope when we don't have it?

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Apr 04, 2020

Italy, Spain showing signs of downward coronavirus trends
Both countries are far from out of the woods, but Italy and Spain have reported some encouraging novel coronavirus trends over the last few days.Italy continues to see daily increases in new COVID-19 infections and fatalities, but the rate is slowing. While there was a slight uptick in new cases Saturday from the day before, the daily average appears to have mostly plateaued, signaling the country's lockdown which started on March 9 has been at least somewhat effective. The number of deaths also dropped from previous days, though the total — 681 — was again quite high. Deaths will continue to lag behind the infection rate, so another spike remains possible, but the country may be past its peak. New data from Italy - daily cases and fatalities. pic.twitter.com/mCTu4uyAMW — Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 4, 2020Perhaps the most positive news from Italy is the announcement that the number of patients in intensive care throughout the country's health care system declined for the first time since the outbreak began in February.Spain, for the first time, overtook Italy as the European country with the highest number of new cases Friday, and it is still overwhelmed by new infections and deaths. Yet Maria Jose Sierra, the deputy head of Spain's health agency, said the figures "confirm the downward trend we have seen in the last few days." Two weeks ago, Spain saw a 20 percent increase in daily deaths, while on Saturday the amount rose by just 7 percent from the previous day. But with the understanding that there's still a long wa

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Apr 04, 2020

How China's fake news machine is rewriting the history of Covid-19, even as the pandemic unfolds
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson's retweet of an article blaming the U.S. for infecting Wuhan with coronavirus went viral, viewed 160 million times within hours. But where did the story come from?

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump: 'Going to be a lot of death' in U.S. next week from coronavirus
President Donald Trump told Americans to brace for a big spike in coronavirus fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the toughest two weeks of the pandemic. "There's going to be a lot of death," Trump said at a briefing with reporters. "Fears of shortages have led to inflated requests," Trump said of submissions his administration has received to dole out equipment from the strategic national stockpile.

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Apr 04, 2020

Gov. Cuomo Says Chinese Government Delivering 1,000 Ventilators to New York
He also announced that the state of Oregon said it will send 140 ventilators

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Apr 04, 2020

North Korea's official coronavirus count: Zero. Why that claim is hard to believe
Experts are skeptical of the no-coronavirus claim from the tightly controlled country so desperate to maintain the status of its border with China.

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Apr 04, 2020

130 Hong Kong police to be quarantined after colleagues infected with COVID-19
About 130 of Hong Kong's frontline riot police officers will be sent to quarantine camp after two of their colleagues were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, a police source told AFP late Saturday. Another officer, 31, from the same police tactical unit was also infected to COVID-19 last Sunday after going to a bar, which was linked to a cluster infection. A police source said that the shared facilities in the regional police base are believed to be the source of infection.

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Apr 04, 2020

The NRA is suing Gov. Cuomo after New York closed gun shops as non-essential businesses
Under Cuomo's "PAUSE" order, which is in effect until at least April 15, gun stores were deemed non-essential and ordered to close.

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Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus hits Egypt's administrative capital and grand museum
(Bloomberg) -- Singapore will shutter schools and most workplaces as the city-state unveiled a raft of stricter measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, shifting away from an approach crafted to limit interruptions to daily life and commerce.Most workplaces, except for essential services and key economic sectors, will close starting on Tuesday, while the city-state will move to full home-based learning in its schools from Wednesday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in an address to the nation Friday afternoon. The government will also unveil additional stimulus measures to boost the economy early next week.The action comes as confirmed cases of local transmission and unlinked infections in the country have risen in recent weeks. "We have decided that instead of tightening incrementally over the next few weeks, we should make a decisive move now, to preempt escalating infections," said Lee.Singapore's tougher moves signal its current approach -- relying on contact tracing, strict containment measures such as shutting bars, and quarantine -- is no longer tenable. While more than 160 countries have already shut schools, the city-state was one of a handful that did not do so, citing early research that children are not as affected as adults.Here are other details of the stricter measures:Casinos, theme parks to close starting next week.Food establishments, markets and supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, utilities, transport and key banking services will remain open.From April 7, all restaurants, hawker

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Apr 04, 2020

Amazon is turning away employees with temperatures over than 100.4 degrees and slashing up to half their pay
Amazon employees say the new policy could be a devastating blow to many workers who live paycheck to paycheck.

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Apr 04, 2020

Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds suffers coronavirus symptoms
Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds has revealed she has "spent the past week in bed" after suffering coronavirus symptoms but is now recovering. The 32-year-old, who is expecting the couple's baby in early summer, falls into the group of vulnerable people urged to avoid contact with those with symptoms of Covid-19. Prime Minister Mr Johnson said last week that he had tested positive for coronavirus and has now spent more than a week in self-isolation in Downing Street. Shortly after his announcement, Ms Symonds - who usually lives with the Prime Minister in the Number 11 flat - shared a photograph of herself self-isolating in Camberwell, south London, with the couple's dog Dilyn. But on Saturday evening she revealed she too has suffered coronavirus symptoms. She tweeted: "I've spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of Coronavirus. I haven't needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and I'm on the mend. "Being pregnant with Covid-19 is obviously worrying. To other pregnant women, please do read and follow the most up to date guidance which I found to be v reassuring."

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Apr 04, 2020

Pa. Secretary of Health provides COVID-19 update
Pennsylvania residents should wear a cloth mask in public to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the governor said Friday.

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Apr 04, 2020

Number of coronavirus intensive care patients in Italy drops for first time
Italy reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths for nearly two weeks on Saturday and said the number of patients in intensive care had fallen for the first time. The Civil Protection department reported 681 deaths, bringing the total to 15,632 since the outbreak of the new coronavirus epidemic in northern Italy on Feb. 21. The total number of confirmed cases rose to 124,632 from 119,827 reported on Friday but for the first time, the number of patients in badly stretched intensive care units fell, with 3,994 patients being treated, down 74 from 4,068 on Friday.

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Apr 04, 2020

Australians have been advised not to wear face masks if they aren't infected by COVID-19
Due to short supply, Australia's deputy chief medical officer said masks should only be worn to stop the spread of COVID-19 from infected people.

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Apr 04, 2020

Canada PM says will not retaliate against U.S. over block of mask exports
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would not retaliate for U.S. President Donald Trump blocking 3M Co's exports of N95 respirator masks that protect doctors and nurses from the spread of coronavirus. Trudeau said on Saturday that he expected to speak with Trump in the coming days and that Canadian officials were having "very constructive" discussions with the U.S. administration. Trump has asked 3M to ramp up imports of masks to the U.S. from other global manufacturing facilities, while demanding a pause in exports of domestically-produced respirators to Canada and some Latin American countries.

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Apr 04, 2020

Have I already had coronavirus? How would I know and what should I do?
Covid-19 symptoms, when they occur, vary widely and undertesting means many people have probably been unwittingly infected * Coronavirus - latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 symptoms vary widely, and undertesting in many countries means that many people may have already had the coronavirus without having received a positive diagnosis. Is it possible to find out, and how should you behave if you think you may have been infected? Is there any way to know whether someone has had Covid-19 in the past?Dr William Hillmann: At this point, we don't have a test to tell that. We are developing antibody tests to check for a prior infection, but those aren't ready for clinical use yet. The only definitive way to know that you've had it is to get tested while you have it and to have that test be positive. Could I have had it and been asymptomatic? Hillmann: Coronavirus is actually quite a significant spectrum of symptoms, from people who are entirely asymptomatic and would have no idea that they have it to people with very mild, cold-like symptoms - runny nose, congestion, sore throat - to people with more flu-like symptoms - high fevers, muscle aches, shortness of breath and cough. All the way up to people with severe illness, who we're seeing in the hospital with respiratory failure, requiring ICU care. (Editor's note: recent reports suggest that loss of smell and taste are also signs of Covid-19 infection.) What percentage of carriers are asymptomatic?Dr David Buchholz: Right now in

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Apr 04, 2020

Wisconsin GOP appeals to Supreme Court on extended voting
Wisconsin Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday's primary, despite public health fears about in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans are asking the high court to undo a federal judge's ruling this week that declined to postpone the election but added six days, to April 13, for people to submit absentee ballots. The GOP argued in their brief to Justice Brett Kavanaugh that the absentee extension is "a deeply consequential and disruptive change" that risks confusing voters, comes too close to the election and unfairly creates two different deadlines for voters — one for in-person voting and one for absentees.

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Apr 04, 2020

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Apr 04, 2020

Mormons unveil new official logo at crowd-less conference
Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith carried out its signature conference Saturday by adhering to social distancing guidelines that offered a stark reminder of how the global coronavirus pandemic is affecting religious practices. Church President Russell M. Nelson also unveiled a new church logo that continued his push to rebrand how the faith is known and recognized around the world. The new symbol features a drawing of Thorvaldsen's marble Christus statue under an arch and on top of the church name with the words "Jesus Christ" larger than the rest.

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Apr 04, 2020

Why wear face masks in public? Here's what the research shows
With the coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading, U.S. health officials have changed their advice on face masks and now recommend people wear cloth masks in public areas where social distancing can be difficult, such as grocery stores. But can these masks be effective?President Donald Trump, in announcing the change in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance on April 3, stressed that the recommendation was voluntary and said he probably wouldn't follow it. Governors and mayors, however, have started encouraging the precautions to reduce the spread of the virus by people who might not know they are infected.Some cities have gone as far as setting fines for failing to wear a mask. In Laredo, Texas, anyone over the age of five who walks into a store or takes public transit without their mouth and nose covered by a mask or bandana could now be fined up to $1,000. These new measures are designed to "flatten the curve," or slow the spread of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.They're also a shift from the advice Americans have been hearing since the coronavirus pandemic began.The World Health Organization and the CDC have repeatedly said that most people do not need to wear masks unless they are sick and coughing. In February, the U.S. surgeon general even urged the public to stop buying medical masks, warning that it would not help against the spread of the coronavirus. Part of the reason was to reserve N95 respirators and masks for healthcare workers like myself who are on the front line

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Apr 04, 2020

Where to buy the materials to make masks at home
Some experts are recommending wearing masks out in public during the coronavirus outbreak. Here's where you can get materials to make them.

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Apr 04, 2020

The search for 2 Kennedy family members has been called off, turning 'from rescue to recovery' a day after they went missing in a canoe
Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, and her 8-year-old son Gideon disappeared from a family gathering in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus kills some people and hardly affects others: How is that possible?
How can the new coronavirus affect people so differently — killing some while leaving others blissfully unaware that they have been infected at all?

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Apr 04, 2020

Photos show China coming to a standstill to mourn everyone who died of coronavirus, including whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang
All of China observed a three-minute silence on Saturday, which coincided with Qingming Festival, when people traditionally visit ancestors' graves.

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Apr 04, 2020

Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus grows
Med Alliance Group, a medical distributor in Illinois, is besieged by calls and emails from cities around the country. Each asks the same thing: Send more refrigerated trailers so that we can handle a situation we never could have imagined. With U.S. medical experts and even President Donald Trump now estimating the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic could reach 240,000 nationwide, the sheer practicalities of death — where to put the bodies — are worrying just about everyone as cities, hospitals and private medical groups clamor to secure additional storage.

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Apr 04, 2020

Does Iran's coronavirus crisis raise the risk of war?
Iran is experiencing on of the worst outbreaks of coronavirus in the world. Will the instability cause the country's leaders to lash out against America?

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Apr 04, 2020

Sleeping in the attic: How a NYC nurse is trying to keep her family safe from the coronavirus as she works on the front lines
Diana Torres, a nurse who works in Manhattan, moved into her attic to avoid exposing her family to the coronavirus when she comes home after shifts.

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Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus: Germany and France accuse US of taking face masks as international tensions rise
Germany and France have accused the US of taking face masks already ordered by Europe as the coronavirus pandemic continued to cause rising international tensions.Politicians in Berlin and Paris both said America had been using unfair means to undermine their own attempts to secure personal protective equipment.

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Apr 04, 2020

Experts are questioning China's reported coronavirus case and death counts. Here's why it's so important to get the data right.
Case counts and death tolls are "often misleading," one epidemiologist said, but China's informed early perceptions of the coronavirus.

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Apr 04, 2020

SoftBank CEO Son's coronavirus poll shows 80% favor state of emergency
More than 80% of respondents to a Twitter poll initiated by SoftBank Group Corp's CEO Masayoshi Son would support a declaration of a state of emergency to fight the coronavirus, as the number of cases exceeded 100 in Tokyo for the first time on Saturday. The poll by Son, who has 2.5 million Twitter followers, showed 82% of almost 240,000 respondents indicated support for tighter controls by authorities to fight the spread of the virus.

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Apr 04, 2020

Delta, United, and American are 'fogging' their planes to make them safe for travel amid coronavirus — here's what that means
The electrically-charged fog coats aircraft surfaces to disinfect aircraft interiors to ensure that lingering germs and pathogens are eradicated.

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Apr 04, 2020

Democrats blast Trump's 'unconscionable' decision to fire IG who informed Congress about Ukraine whistleblower complaint
President Trump on Friday fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who informed Congress about the whistleblower complaint regarding Trump's communications with Ukraine that eventually led to his impeachment. The president said he "no longer" has the "fullest confidence" in Atkinson.Democrats were not happy with the decision, especially considering it came as the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies across the United States. "In the midst of a national emergency, it is unconscionable that the president is once again attempting to undermine the integrity of the intelligence community by firing yet another intelligence official simply for doing his job," said Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.The Trump administration has already removed numerous officials from their posts involved with Trump's impeachment proceedings, including Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a former National Security Council official, and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. Others, like former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, resigned.Atkinson won't be immediately removed — the statute for the intelligence community inspector general requires both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees be informed of a dismissal with 30 days notice, so there won't be an official change until next month. Read more at The Guardian a

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Apr 04, 2020

About 12 people an hour are dying of COVID-19 in NYC
Warning the city is in a race against time, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday issued a national call to arms in the fight against COVID-19, seeking thousands of more ventilators, beds and medical personnel as soon as possible.

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Apr 04, 2020

The Recession Bread Lines Are Forming in Mar-a-Lago's Shadow
(Bloomberg) -- Though it's just a four-minute drive across the lagoon from Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump's private club, and ten minutes from the Palm Beach outposts of Chanel and Louis Vuitton, Howley's diner has become an emblem of America's stark new economic reality.With more than 10 million people across the nation suddenly unemployed, bread lines are forming in the shadows of privileged enclaves like this one in Florida.For the past two weeks, the kitchen staff at Howley's has been cooking up free meals—the other day it was smoked barbecue chicken with rice and beans, and salad—for thousands of laid off workers from Palm Beach's shuttered restaurants and resorts. The rows of brown-bag lunches and dinners are an early warning that the country's income gap is about to be wrenched wider as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, and the deep recession it has brought with it.Even as much of America is fretting about supermarket shelves depleted of their favorite cereal brands and toilet paper or the logistics of curbside pickup from favorite restaurants, a brutal new hunger crisis is emerging among laid-off workers that has begun to overwhelm the infrastructure that normally takes care of the needy."We're seeing about a 650% increase in our request for support," said Sari Vatske, executive vice president of Feeding South Florida, which before the pandemic was already serving more than 700,000 people a year in four counties including Palm Beach County. "The growth is exponential."The surge in demand is not just

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Apr 04, 2020

USPS employees are demanding hazard pay
A petition says postal employees carry "blood, sweat, and tears" every day at the expense of their health and time with families.

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Apr 04, 2020

Revealed: food bank shortages expected to hit Washington state by mid-April
Report obtained by Guardian projects acute demand and supply problem, meaning agencies will struggle to provide for the hungry * Coronavirus - live US updates * Live global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageAgencies and organisations tasked with feeding children, the poor and the elderly in Washington state during the coronavirus crisis will experience shortages of food and supplies as early as mid-April, according to state government emergency planning documents obtained by the Guardian.A 27 March situation report (SitRep) document produced by the Unified Command of Washington's State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) projects that a combination of acute demand at food banks and schools, supply problems for food and cleaning supplies, plus staffing shortages, will mean government and NGOs will struggle to provide for hungry people whose incomes have disappeared as the state's economy stutters.This raises the prospect of food bank shortages in Washington but also nationwide, as food banks across the US are being increasingly utilized by unprecedented numbers of people in an economy that has been abruptly slowed to fight the spreading pandemic.Washington state has experienced one of the earliest and most serious outbreaks of Covid-19 in the US. Governor Jay Inslee has received praise in recent days for his decisive response, which is thought to have prevented an even worse crisis.But the document suggests that at the predicted peak of the epidemic, which has already inf

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump, McConnell Keep Up Drive to Fill Up Courts Amid Outbreak
Both countries are far from out of the woods, but Italy and Spain have reported some encouraging novel coronavirus trends over the last few days.Italy continues to see daily increases in new COVID-19 infections and fatalities, but the rate is slowing. While there was a slight uptick in new cases Saturday from the day before, the daily average appears to have mostly plateaued, signaling the country's lockdown which started on March 9 has been at least somewhat effective. The number of deaths also dropped from previous days, though the total — 681 — was again quite high. Deaths will continue to lag behind the infection rate, so another spike remains possible, but the country may be past its peak. New data from Italy - daily cases and fatalities. pic.twitter.com/mCTu4uyAMW — Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 4, 2020Perhaps the most positive news from Italy is the announcement that the number of patients in intensive care throughout the country's health care system declined for the first time since the outbreak began in February.Spain, for the first time, overtook Italy as the European country with the highest number of new cases Friday, and it is still overwhelmed by new infections and deaths. Yet Maria Jose Sierra, the deputy head of Spain's health agency, said the figures "confirm the downward trend we have seen in the last few days." Two weeks ago, Spain saw a 20 percent increase in daily deaths, while on Saturday the amount rose by just 7 percent from the previous day. But with the understanding that there's still a long wa

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Apr 04, 2020

Airline refutes Mexican authority's account of spring break coronavirus outbreak
College students from Texas who tested positive for the novel coronavirus after spring break in Los Cabos traveled to the Mexican beach resort on Viva Aerobus, the airline said, and were there a week later than reported by the local tourist board. At least part of the Texas group stayed at the luxury Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos hotel, two people familiar with the arrangements told Reuters.

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