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Schiff proposes postelection 9/11-style commission to study coronavirus response

Schiff proposes postelection 9/11-style commission to study coronavirus response

Rep. Adam Schiff’s proposal for a 9/11-style commission to study the nation’s response to the coronavirus outbreak "is not an exercise in casting blame or scoring political points, but something that the American people should rightly expect from their government as an exercise in...

Birx warns of coming coronavirus hot spots across the U.S.

Birx warns of coming coronavirus hot spots across the U.S.

Louisiana is poised to become the next epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, White House officials said Thursday, citing new data that shows that 26 percent of the tests for COVID-19 in that state in recent days have come back positive.

As coronavirus ravages Spain, doctors get a grim order on 'futility of care' for the very old and very sick

As coronavirus ravages Spain, doctors get a grim order on 'futility of care' for the very old and very sick

A document circulated by the health department of Catalonia recommends that emergency teams and health care workers stop using ventilators for patients older than 80, and further recommends that extremely ill victims of COVID-19 be allowed to die at home rather than being taken to the hospital.

Cruise ship with COVID-19 outbreak docks in Florida

Cruise ship with COVID-19 outbreak docks in Florida

The coronavirus outbreak killed at least two people on the Zaandam cruise ship; Phil Keating reports from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

U.S. sounds alarm on coronavirus in Japan, Tokyo pushes for state of emergency

U.S. sounds alarm on coronavirus in Japan, Tokyo pushes for state of emergency

The U.S. government on Friday sounded alarm about the surge in coronavirus cases in Japan, adding to a chorus of prominent domestic voices - including the governor of Tokyo - who have called for decisive action to avoid an explosive outbreak. Amid growing clamour for tighter curbs on people's...

Students who canceled ill-fated spring break trip say they aren't getting refunds

Students who canceled ill-fated spring break trip say they aren't getting refunds

The trip was arranged by JusCollege, which reassured students they would be safe on the trip despite the coronavirus pandemic.

A California ER nurse told her family that if she gets COVID-19 she doesn't want a ventilator and to give it to someone else who needs it more

A California ER nurse told her family that if she gets COVID-19 she doesn't want a ventilator and to give it to someone else who needs it more

"If I were to get really sick, my sisters know I don't want to take a ventilator from someone else who may need it," Paige said.

The Trail Leading Back to the Wuhan Labs

The Trail Leading Back to the Wuhan Labs

It is understandable that many would be wary of the notion that the origin of the coronavirus could be discovered by some documentary filmmaker who used to live in China. Matthew Tye, who creates YouTube videos, contends he has identified the source of the coronavirus — and a great deal of the...

Israel sends army to ultra-Orthodox city over coronavirus

Israel sends army to ultra-Orthodox city over coronavirus

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday gave the green light for soldiers to be deployed in a mostly ultra-Orthodox Jewish city considered the centre of Israel's novel coronavirus outbreak. "In light of the special situation in Bnei Brak following the restrictions due to the...

'Protective bubbles': How 2 Army generals stopped the spread of coronavirus among their soldiers

'Protective bubbles': How 2 Army generals stopped the spread of coronavirus among their soldiers

Two Army generals took critical actions early to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Asia and Europe from spreading to military bases.

Coronavirus poses special risk to millions of Americans with diabetes

Coronavirus poses special risk to millions of Americans with diabetes

As the worsening coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country, millions of Americans living with diabetes face heightened risks from COVID-19.

FEMA said only 3,200 of the 100,000 new coronavirus ventilators it is sourcing will be ready in time for the peak of the pandemic

FEMA said only 3,200 of the 100,000 new coronavirus ventilators it is sourcing will be ready in time for the peak of the pandemic

Details of closed-door briefings by US disaster management officials were made public this week, and paint a bleak picture of US preparedness.

U.S. warns Americans to leave Japan as COVID-19 cases rise fast

U.S. warns Americans to leave Japan as COVID-19 cases rise fast

Strongest message to date from U.S. Embassy comes as experts warn Japan could be heading for a surge in new coronavirus infections.

Pakistan worshippers clash with police trying to enforce coronavirus lockdown

Pakistan worshippers clash with police trying to enforce coronavirus lockdown

Pakistani Muslims at a Karachi mosque clashed with baton-wielding police trying to enforce new curbs on gatherings to prevent Friday prayers and contain coronavirus infections, officials said. After failing to persuade worshippers to pray at home last week, the government in Pakistan's...

Republican Senator Calls on ‘Communist’ WHO Director to Resign

Republican Senator Calls on ‘Communist’ WHO Director to Resign

Senator Martha McSally on Thursday called on the director of the World Health Organization to step down, saying the organization covered up the extent of the spread of the coronavirus, which originated in China.The Arizona Republican called WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus a...

BA cabin crew virus fears after long-haul flights

BA cabin crew virus fears after long-haul flights

Pilots and cabin crew say the airline was slow to take action to protect them from the coronavirus.

Trump Sent Them to the Coronavirus Front Line but Denied Them Health Care

Trump Sent Them to the Coronavirus Front Line but Denied Them Health Care

Thousands of National Guardsmen around the country are in contact with people who’ve contracted COVID-19. But while the federal government has called on them for frontline assistance in battling the pandemic, it’s not giving them what they need to protect themselves: access to the military’s health...

Mormons hold signature conference virtually due to pandemic

Mormons hold signature conference virtually due to pandemic

For the first time in more than 70 years, top leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will deliver speeches at the faith's signature conference this weekend without an in-person audience in the latest illustration of how the coronavirus pandemic is altering worship...

Oil rockets as Trump signals end to price war

Oil rockets as Trump signals end to price war

Oil prices rocketed Thursday, posting the largeset percent increase ever, after US President Donald Trump said Russia and Saudi Arabia planned to end their price war by slashing output. After Trump tweeted that Saudi and Russia could slash production by up to 15 million barrels, Brent hit $36.29 a...

New York governor reports deadliest day yet from coronavirus

New York governor reports deadliest day yet from coronavirus

"New York is in crisis. Help New York," Governor Cuomo pleaded.

Indian state authorities warn coronavirus lockdown could be extended

Indian state authorities warn coronavirus lockdown could be extended

Authorities in some India states warned on Saturday that lockdowns to rein in the coronavirus pandemic could be extended in parts of the nation as the number of domestic coronavirus cases rose above the 3,000 mark. Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a three-week lockdown of India's 1.3...

Israel locks down ultra-Orthodox city hit hard by coronavirus

Israel locks down ultra-Orthodox city hit hard by coronavirus

One health care expert has told the Israeli Parliament he believed almost 40 percent of Bnei Brak's residents could be infected.

China declared whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang a 'martyr' following a local campaign to silence him for speaking out about the coronavirus

China declared whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang a 'martyr' following a local campaign to silence him for speaking out about the coronavirus

Li Wenliang sounded the alarm about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan on December 30. He died of the virus on February 7.

Sweden had resisted mandatory social distancing measures. That changed on Wednesday.

Sweden had resisted mandatory social distancing measures. That changed on Wednesday.

Sweden has had some of the least strict social distancing guidelines in Europe. The country released new rules Wednesday, but they're still loose.

Here's How the Army Will Pay New Recruits Who Can’t Get to Basic Training

Here's How the Army Will Pay New Recruits Who Can’t Get to Basic Training

The 1,400 recruits on hold because of the novel coronavirus pandemic will likely be paid as privates.

The looming collapse of private health insurance

The looming collapse of private health insurance

The week ending on March 21 had the greatest explosion of new unemployment claims in American history, with 3.3 million people filing for benefits — surpassing the previous weekly record by a factor of nearly five. Now we have data for the week ending March 28, which more than doubled the prior...

Coronavirus: India doctors 'spat at and attacked'

Coronavirus: India doctors 'spat at and attacked'

Healthcare workers in India have reportedly been attacked or abused as they battle the coronavirus.

Birx: 5 states could be among next coronavirus 'hot spots'

Birx: 5 states could be among next coronavirus 'hot spots'

Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, listed several states that could be the next “hot spots” for large numbers of COVID-19 cases, based on how many positive cases they have now.

Fact check: Does New York have a stockpile of thousands of unneeded ventilators?

Fact check: Does New York have a stockpile of thousands of unneeded ventilators?

While it is true that New York maintains a stockpile of ventilators not in use, it is incorrect that these machines are unneeded.

Trump nominates McConnell ally to powerful appeals court

Trump nominates McConnell ally to powerful appeals court

President Donald Trump is nominating a 37-year-old judge and former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to a seat on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Walker drew a “Not Qualified" rating from the American Bar Association when Trump nominated...

Canceling a cruise due to coronavirus? Here’s a list of updated policies

Canceling a cruise due to coronavirus? Here’s a list of updated policies

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, cruise lines like Disney, Norwegian and Viking are implementing strict travel restrictions to protect passengers and crew members.

Countries face 'fights' over facemasks in China: German health minister

Countries face 'fights' over facemasks in China: German health minister

Countries' procurement agents are fighting each other in China for access to the protective equipment that must play a key role in stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus, German Health Minister Jens Spahn said. "You hear stories of people fighting in the truest sense of the word...

The US Army warned 2 months ago that the coronavirus could kill as many as 150,000 Americans

The US Army warned 2 months ago that the coronavirus could kill as many as 150,000 Americans

What was a worst-case scenario is now nearly a best possible outcome as the White House warns that 100,000 to 240,000 people could die.

Coronavirus is unprecedented in our lifetimes. So is the economic crisis about to explode.

Coronavirus is unprecedented in our lifetimes. So is the economic crisis about to explode.

Coronavirus unemployment could dwarf the Great Depression. As painful and unsettling as what's happened so far, there’s no sugar coating what's ahead.

Pandemic pushes U.S. gun sales to all-time high

Pandemic pushes U.S. gun sales to all-time high

The FBI conducted 3.7 million background checks last month, the highest total since the national instant check system was launched in 1998.

Dr. Fauci Shuts Down ‘Fox & Friends’ on Coronavirus Cure: ‘We Don’t Operate on How You Feel’

Dr. Fauci Shuts Down ‘Fox & Friends’ on Coronavirus Cure: ‘We Don’t Operate on How You Feel’

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci left the hosts of Fox & Friends disappointed and frustrated Friday when he threw cold water on their insistence that the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine is a game-changing cure for the coronavirus.Citing a recent poll showing that 37 percent...

Coronavirus: Islamophobia concerns after India mosque outbreak

Coronavirus: Islamophobia concerns after India mosque outbreak

Outrage over a Muslim congregation that led to new Covid-19 cluster turns hateful.

Police cite woman for going on leisurely drive during Pennsylvania stay-at-home order

Police cite woman for going on leisurely drive during Pennsylvania stay-at-home order

It's the first time a person has been cited under the state's disease control and prevention act of 1955, police say.

'Never say never': Mark Cuban considering 2020 presidential run

'Never say never': Mark Cuban considering 2020 presidential run

Billionaire Shark Tank investor and basketball team owner Mark Cuban hasn't ruled out running for president in 2020 after claiming that the coronavirus pandemic has created a "reset" that could open the field for his campaign.He said he "doubts" he would make a legitimate...

McGrath offers quick response to McConnell virus-related ad

McGrath offers quick response to McConnell virus-related ad

Democrat Amy McGrath has punched back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing him of seeking a political windfall from an economic aid package while the coronavirus crisis worsens. McGrath's campaign released a TV ad Friday lambasting the Kentucky Republican for “taking a victory...

Birx: Face masks not a substitute for handwashing, distancing to help prevent coronavirus spread

Birx: Face masks not a substitute for handwashing, distancing to help prevent coronavirus spread

At a press briefing, Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said the use of face masks should not be a substitute for social distancing and washing hands to prevent contracting the coronavirus.

China scrambles to plug border gaps as thousands flood home

China scrambles to plug border gaps as thousands flood home

Regions along China's porous borders with southeast Asia are working hard to improve surveillance and curb illegal immigration, authorities said, as thousands flood into a country seen as a safe haven in the global war against the coronavirus pandemic. As the number of confirmed cases across...

San Francisco police have begun ticketing people who are violating the shelter-in-place order to contain the coronavirus

San Francisco police have begun ticketing people who are violating the shelter-in-place order to contain the coronavirus

San Francisco police have now ticketed a business and at least one person for violating the city's shelter-in-place order.

Stacey Abrams trends after Georgia governor said he didn't know about asymptomatic spread

Stacey Abrams trends after Georgia governor said he didn't know about asymptomatic spread

“This is a criminal level of negligence,” said a Twitter user over Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s comments.

The noble lie about masks and coronavirus should never have been told

The noble lie about masks and coronavirus should never have been told

Those of you of a certain age will doubtless remember a time when it was universally acknowledged that wearing masks would not protect you or anyone else from the coronavirus pandemic. By "certain age" here I mean all living Americans born on or before April 1, 2020, which according to my...

Naval Patrol Boat Takes on Cruise Ship. Loses Real Bad.

Naval Patrol Boat Takes on Cruise Ship. Loses Real Bad.

Turns out you shouldn't ram a cruise ship built to withstand sea ice.

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