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One study found that 15% of patients admitted to the ICU in the UK died. Here's what we know about what happens to the hardest-hit COVID-19 patients.
Guatemala said Tuesday that a third deportee has tested positive for the coronavirus after being flown home by the United States. The report came a day after authorities announced they were suspending deportation flights from the U.S. over concerns about spreading the virus. The Health Ministry said the latest positive case was a 37-year-old man who was deported March 26 from Mesa, Arizona, and had been in quarantine since his return.
Norway, one of the first European countries to curb activities to rein in the spread of the coronavirus, will relax restrictions "little by little", the prime minister said on Tuesday. The Nordic country's lockdown sent the economy into a tailspin and triggered hundreds of thousands of layoffs. "Together we have taken control of the virus, therefore we can open up society little by little," Erna Solberg told a news conference.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that New York has recorded the largest single-day increase in the number of deaths related to the novel coronavirus, despite indications that hospitalizations are plateauing in the state.So far, more than 5,500 people have died and 138,836 more have been infected with the virus in New York State. Over the last 24 hours alone, 731 people died, the state's highest single-day death toll since the first known infection last month, Cuomo said."Behind every one of those numbers is an individual, is a family, is a mother, is a father, is a sister, is a brother," Cuomo said during a press conference in Albany. "So a lot of pain again today for many New Yorkers."The...
The new coronavirus could eventually infect between 10,000 and 200,000 people in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom's health minister said on Tuesday, urging the public to adhere more closely to state directives against mixing and movement. The country of some 30 million has so far reported 2,795 cases and 41 deaths, the highest in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), despite halting all passenger flights, suspending most commercial activities and imposing a 24-hour curfew in major cities including the capital Riyadh. "We stand today at a decisive moment as a society in raising our sense of responsibility and contributing together with determination to stop the spread of this...
Dr. Tom Yadegar, pulmonologist and medical director of the intensive care unit at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, explains.
A London NHS hospital is converting much of its space for COVID-19 patients. But "we can't cope with a big spike. We just can't," one medic told the BBC.
Police in India lodged a case this week against an unknown online fraudster who tried selling the world's largest statue for $4 billion, claiming the proceeds would be used to help the Gujarat state government fund its fight against the coronavirus. With scams ranging from free mobile recharges, to offers of free Netflix subscriptions, federal home ministry officials say there has been 86% percent rise in cyber crime in the past four weeks. Police and internal security officials said scammers have created fake versions of the flagship 'PM CARES Fund' payments interface that look deceptively similar to the original and many Indians and Non-Residents Indians (NRIs) have fallen prey.
The president of El Salvador warned on Monday that security forces had been ordered to enforce quarantine orders more rigorously to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, confining offenders to "containment centers" and confiscating their cars. "The restrictions are the same, but we are going to be much tougher to enforce them," President Nayib Bukele said in a televised address to the impoverished central American nation of around 6 million people. Bukele, said he had instructed his security and defense ministers take firmer action enforcing quarantine measures in the country, which has confirmed 78 cases of the virus, with four deaths so far.
In the most recent flu season, 140 million eggs could have been used for vaccines. And hens only lay a single egg each day.
Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx say there are encouraging signs after weeks of mitigation, but stress the U.S. is far from a coronavirus victory.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday approved the extension of lockdown and home quarantine measures covering more than half of the population, a crisis panel official said, in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The Enhanced Community Quarantine was due to end next week but would be extended until April 30, Karlo Nograles, a cabinet secretary, told a regular news conference. The Philippines was among the first countries to adopt strict home quarantine measures.
A new study of 10 coronavirus patients in China gives further credence to the effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy.
Samaritan's Purse, a Christian aid group led by Franklin Graham, confirmed to USA TODAY that it requires its personnel to sign its statement of faith.
Guardian analysis finds those expected to vote Democrat nearly twice as likely to be flagged for removal from voting rollsLaquesha Ellis couldn't figure out why her voter registration could be stricken. The 31-year-old has lived with her two sons in the same gray shingled duplex in a majority black neighborhood for years.Yet when the Guardian told her her name was one of one in 14 Wisconsin voters at risk of being removed from the voter rolls for potentially having changed addresses, Ellis was surprised. "I still live here. That's not right," she said. "Every vote is supposed to count."Approximately 232,000 Wisconsin voters are on this list after being identified by a complex matching...
The case would have been the latest example of religious freedom appeals to be heard by the conservative-leaning court.
Canadians are more likely than Mexicans to name Mr Trump when asked for one word to describe the US.
You can call him Dr. Peter Navarro, at least technically.Navarro, President Trump's top trade adviser, doesn't have a medical degree. But he does have a Ph.D in economics, he explained in a Monday morning CNN appearance, and claimed that leaves him qualified to disagree with the U.S.'s top coronavirus doctor Anthony Fauci when it comes to a potentially dangerous COVID-19 treatment.While Trump has repeatedly claimed that the malaria-fighting drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are a "game changer" in the coronavirus fight, Fauci recently pointed out there are not enough studies and information to declare them safe treatments. Navarro defended Trump's side of things on...
The coronavirus threatened Americans with their hardest week in memory on Monday and put Britain's prime minister in hospital, despite early signs that some of Europe's hardest-hit countries may be turning a corner. Japan announced an imminent state of emergency and a trillion-dollar stimulus package, after the US surgeon general compared the likely impact of the epidemic in the week ahead to 9/11 or Pearl Harbor. In London, virus-stricken Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in hospital for tests, after Queen Elizabeth II delivered a rare emergency address in a 68-year reign to urge Britain to "remain united and resolute".
The ousted inspector general of the intelligence community says he is "disappointed and saddened" that President Donald Trump fired him, but he also encouraged other inspectors general to continue to speak out when they are aware of wrongdoing. Trump notified Congress late Friday evening that he intended to fire Michael Atkinson, a pivotal figure in his impeachment last year, because he had lost confidence in him. On Saturday, Trump made it clear that the move had been retaliatory, telling reporters that Atkinson was a "disgrace" and had done "a terrible job" because he had provided an anonymous whistleblower complaint to Congress - a move that was required by law.
Mahmud Jibril, the former head of the Libyan rebel government that overthrew dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, died Sunday of the coronavirus, his party said. Jibril, 68, died in Cairo where he had been hospitalised for two weeks, said Khaled al-Mrimi, secretary of the Alliance of National Forces party founded by Jibril in 2012. Jibril headed the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC), the interim government during the NATO-backed rebellion that toppled and killed Kadhafi.
Singapore reported 120 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, by far its highest daily rise, and quarantined nearly 20,000 migrant workers in their dormitories. Of Sunday's new cases, 116 were locally transmitted and many were linked to two dormitories that house migrant workers, who will now have to stay in their rooms for 14 days. The number of new cases is a 60% increase over the 75 reported on Saturday, which was the previous biggest daily rise.
Some experts are recommending wearing masks out in public during the coronavirus outbreak. Here's where you can get materials to make them.
All of China observed a three-minute silence on Saturday, which coincided with Qingming Festival, when people traditionally visit ancestors' graves.
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.
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 billion people on March 24 to avert a massive outbreak of infections. The country has recorded 3,072 coronavirus cases, of which 75 people have died.
President Trump is admittedly not doing everything he can to stop the spread of COVID-19.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a recommendation for all Americans to wear cloth masks when in public around people, Trump announced at Friday's coronavirus task force press conference. Trump then repeatedly clarified that the recommendation is "voluntary," and declared that he won't be wearing a mask at all.Americans are being asked to wear cloth masks when going outside around others. It'll add an extra layer of protection against transmitting COVID-19 even if someone who has the virus is asymptomatic, while saving medical-grade N95 masks for health care workers who...
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After Chris Cuomo, a second CNN anchor has tested positive for COVID-19.Brooke Baldwin, who anchors CNN in the afternoon, announced Friday she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In an Instagram post, Baldwin said she's had chills, aches, and a fever and that the symptoms "came on suddenly yesterday." Baldwin also said that "I've been social distancing" and "doing ALL the things we're being told to do," but "still - it got me," although she described herself as "one of the lucky ones" since she doesn't have any underlying medical conditions.Earlier this week, Chris Cuomo announced he tested positive for COVID-19, and he has...
The president has directed the Department of Veterans Affairs to suspend debt collections immediately.
The Kremlin's highly publicized "humanitarian aid" to the plague-stricken United States is not an altruistic gesture. It's a coldly calculated political move. But that doesn't seem to worry President Donald Trump, who proclaimed during his press conference Thursday: "I'm not concerned about Russian propaganda. Not even a little bit."A Doctor Who Met Putin Just Tested Positive, and Russia's COVID-19 Crackdowns Could Get Real Ugly.That's a very big mistake. Yes, yet another one. This is an example of the Kremlin's time-honored tactic diverting attention to another country as an example of things going even worse elsewhere, and Russian state media make it clear it's anything but a goodwill...
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- If the past two days of trading in U.S. Treasuries are any guide, yield-curve control might have already reached the world's biggest bond market.On Thursday, Labor Department data showed a record 6.65 million people filed jobless claims in the week ended March 28, blowing past estimates for 3.76 million. When added to the previous week's tally, it showed almost 10 million Americans were out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic. And yet, 10-year Treasuries took those figures in stride. The borrowing benchmark fluctuated by less than 7 basis points, the tightest range since Feb. 19, the same day the S&P 500 Index hit a record high. It closed 1 basis point...
The southern Russian region of Chechnya on Friday became the first to introduce a night curfew to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, despite having reported only a dozen confirmed cases. Rights activists have raised concerns over how the lockdown measures will be enforced in the republic,
Reusable respirators protect against the coronavirus just as well as N95 face masks. But the feds didn't buy them.
In four years as a doctor in Ethiopia, Rediet Libanos has used a mechanical ventilator just once: on a patient who suffered a haemorrhagic stroke a few months ago. During a training this week in Addis Ababa, Rediet and six other doctors got a refresher on how to optimise oxygen volume and pressure for patients whose lungs are failing, practicing first on a green rubber dummy organ before visiting clinics to see ventilators in action.
The ship hasn't been able to accept many patients because of strict Navy guidelines and the lack so far of many non-coronavirus patients in the city.
It will regularly provide updates as to what types of places people are going to during the outbreak.
The coronavirus can be spread by people who don't show symptoms, which is one key reason why people wear masks.
The 11 states that are still foolishly acting as if the coronavirus isn't a problem.
"We're talking about 10 million people filing for unemployment insurance in two weeks. Nobody is prepared for that," said one finance expert.
We want to protect our loved ones from the coronavirus. For many of us, that includes our pets. Here's what experts know about the risks they face.
Hackers hijacking Zoom meetings to shout abuse is on the rise as more people talk virtually.
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway tells 'Fox & Friends' that it's 'disappointing' to see criticism of the White House's COVID-19 response efforts.
China on Wednesday said it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has released such data following public concern over people who have tested positive but are not showing symptoms. Health officials also reported the first imported case from abroad in Wuhan -- the epicentre where the virus first emerged late last year -- heightening fears of infections being brought into China from other countries. Of 36 new cases reported Wednesday, 35 were imported from abroad.
China has stepped in to help the West tackle the coronavirus crisis after managing to quell its own outbreak. As European and American healthcare systems creak under the strain, China has offered millions of face masks and teams of medical experts. As well as seeking to deflect criticism over initial Chinese missteps in handling the epidemic, analysts say, the campaign is a public relations opportunity in China's great power rivalry with the West and especially the United States.
Looking to capitalize on his leadership post during the coronavirus crisis, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is launching a campaign ad in his home state that touts his role in passing the $2.2 trillion economic rescue package. The TV ad debuting across Kentucky on Wednesday boasts of the benefits going to cross-sections of Americans, and McConnell's role in orchestrating Senate passage of the sweeping aid measure. The ad ends by showing McConnell with President Donald Trump, who remains a commanding figure in Kentucky politics.
Diabetes, chronic lung disease, and cardiovascular disease were the most commonly reported preexisting conditions among US coronavirus patients.
U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held out the possibility on Tuesday that the United States may consider easing sanctions on Iran and other nations to help fight the coronavirus epidemic but gave no concrete sign it plans to do so. The comments reflected a shift in tone by the U.S. State Department, which has come under withering criticism for its hard line toward sanctions relief even in the face of a call by the U.N. secretary-general to ease U.S. economic penalties. Pompeo stressed that humanitarian supplies are exempt from sanctions Washington reimposed on Tehran after President Donald Trump abandoned Iran's 2015 multilateral deal to limit its nuclear program.
The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April's bills are coming due. Reach out immediately to your mortgage lender, student loan servicer or utility provider to see what's available. Other assistance, such as stimulus checks or unemployment benefits, will take more time.
ROME-Police have been dispatched to the streets of Palermo, Sicily, to try to calm an increasingly anxious population under lockdown. Several stores in the area have reported widespread shoplifting, looting, and nightly break-ins. Guards now stand outside grocery stores after people started refusing to pay for groceries, taking what they needed in front of helpless store clerks too afraid of the spread of coronavirus to try to stop them. Italy Prison in Flames in Coronavirus Lockdown Riot Among Cut-Off InmatesClosed Facebook groups with thousands of members are calling for civil disobedience and riots in the streets. And to make matters worse, the Tirrenia CIN ferry company, responsible...