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Boris Johnson is in intensive care with COVID-19. Here
Boris Johnson is in intensive care with COVID-19. Here's what research shows so far about outcomes in severe coronavirus cases.

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.

3rd Guatemalan tests positive for virus after US deportation
3rd Guatemalan tests positive for virus after US deportation

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 to ease curbs
Norway to ease curbs 'little by little' after coronavirus lockdown: PM

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.

New York Reports Largest Single-Day Death Toll From Coronavirus
New York Reports Largest Single-Day Death Toll From Coronavirus

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...

Saudi Arabia says it could reach 200,000 coronavirus infections
Saudi Arabia says it could reach 200,000 coronavirus infections

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...

Doctor develops process for identifying extreme COVID-19 cases and how to treat them
Doctor develops process for identifying extreme COVID-19 cases and how to treat them

Dr. Tom Yadegar, pulmonologist and medical director of the intensive care unit at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, explains.

The UK health system is so overwhelmed that a hospital is converting all its theaters for coronavirus patients, and nurses have panic attacks because they can
The UK health system is so overwhelmed that a hospital is converting all its theaters for coronavirus patients, and nurses have panic attacks because they can't cope with the stress

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.

Scammers try selling world
Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as pandemic boosts India's cyber crime

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.

El Salvador warns tougher action against violations of coronavirus quarantine
El Salvador warns tougher action against violations of coronavirus quarantine

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.

The US government has possibly millions of chickens in secret locations laying eggs year round for flu vaccines. The exact number and location are a matter of national security. Here
The US government has possibly millions of chickens in secret locations laying eggs year round for flu vaccines. The exact number and location are a matter of national security. Here's what we know about the chickens.

In the most recent flu season, 140 million eggs could have been used for vaccines. And hens only lay a single egg each day.

Dr. Anthony Fauci: There are
Dr. Anthony Fauci: There are 'good signs' in US battle against coronavirus, but we're far from 'claiming victory'

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.

Philippines extends coronavirus lockdown, home quarantine to end-April
Philippines extends coronavirus lockdown, home quarantine to end-April

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.

Coronavirus patients can benefit from blood of the recovered, new study shows
Coronavirus patients can benefit from blood of the recovered, new study shows

A new study of 10 coronavirus patients in China gives further credence to the effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy.

Fact check: Does Christian aid group require COVID-19 responders to sign anti-LGBTQ statement?
Fact check: Does Christian aid group require COVID-19 responders to sign anti-LGBTQ statement?

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.

Revealed: Wisconsin
Revealed: Wisconsin's black and student populations at highest risk of voter purges

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...

Supreme Court won
Supreme Court won't hear Catholic Church challenge to ban on religious advertising

The case would have been the latest example of religious freedom appeals to be heard by the conservative-leaning court.

Canada and Mexico define the US in one word -
Canada and Mexico define the US in one word - 'Trump' v 'Money'

Canadians are more likely than Mexicans to name Mr Trump when asked for one word to describe the US.

Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro defends qualifications for handing out medical advice:
Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro defends qualifications for handing out medical advice: 'I'm a social scientist'

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...

US braced for historic blow, as virus lands British PM in hospital
US braced for historic blow, as virus lands British PM in hospital

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".

Intelligence official
Intelligence official 'disappointed' after ouster by Trump

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.

Ex-head of Libya
Ex-head of Libya's anti-Kadhafi revolt dies of coronavirus

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 reports record new cases, quarantines 20,000 migrant workers
Singapore reports record new cases, quarantines 20,000 migrant workers

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.

Where to buy the materials to make masks at home
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.

Photos show China coming to a standstill to mourn everyone who died of coronavirus, including whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang
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.

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
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.

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 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.

Trump announces CDC recommendation to wear masks, promptly declares he won
Trump announces CDC recommendation to wear masks, promptly declares he won't follow it

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...

How to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus When Grocery Shopping
How to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus When Grocery Shopping

When you shop through retailer links on our site, we may earn affiliate commissions. 100% of the fees we collect are used to support our nonprofit mission. Learn more. During the coronavirus outb...

CNN
CNN's Brooke Baldwin tests positive for coronavirus: 'I've been social distancing' but still 'it got me'

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...

Trump Orders VA to Stop Withholding Money from Veterans
Trump Orders VA to Stop Withholding Money from Veterans

The president has directed the Department of Veterans Affairs to suspend debt collections immediately.

There
There's Nothing Generous About Putin's Coronavirus Aid to US

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...

Market
Market's Jobs Response Signals Yield-Curve Control Is Here

(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...

Chechnya becomes first Russian region to impose coronavirus curfew

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 doctors and nurses against coronavirus. They aren
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.

Ethiopia races to bolster ventilator stockpile for coronavirus fight
Ethiopia races to bolster ventilator stockpile for coronavirus fight

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.

A 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship was meant to help relieve New York City
A 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship was meant to help relieve New York City's overburdened hospitals. So far it's 2% full, and a hospital director called it a 'joke.'

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.

Coronavirus: Google reveals travel habits during the pandemic
Coronavirus: Google reveals travel habits during the pandemic

It will regularly provide updates as to what types of places people are going to during the outbreak.

The White House may recommend all Americans wear cloth masks or face coverings to prevent coronavirus spread
The White House may recommend all Americans wear cloth masks or face coverings to prevent coronavirus spread

The coronavirus can be spread by people who don't show symptoms, which is one key reason why people wear masks.

Opinion: Arkansas, Iowa, South Carolina! What are you thinking? Shut down now!
Opinion: Arkansas, Iowa, South Carolina! What are you thinking? Shut down now!

The 11 states that are still foolishly acting as if the coronavirus isn't a problem.

Many states already short on paying unemployment
Many states already short on paying unemployment

"We're talking about 10 million people filing for unemployment insurance in two weeks. Nobody is prepared for that," said one finance expert.

Can pets get the coronavirus?
Can pets get the coronavirus?

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.

Coronavirus: Racist
Coronavirus: Racist 'zoombombing' at virtual synagogue

Hackers hijacking Zoom meetings to shout abuse is on the rise as more people talk virtually.

Conway: Biden should be calling White House to offer support in fighting COVID-19
Conway: Biden should be calling White House to offer support in fighting COVID-19

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 reports 1,300 asymptomatic virus cases after public concern
China reports 1,300 asymptomatic virus cases after public concern

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.

Masquerade or needed aid? China virus help proves contentious
Masquerade or needed aid? China virus help proves contentious

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.

McConnell releasing ad tied to his role in virus rescue bill
McConnell releasing ad tied to his role in virus rescue bill

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.

More than 70% of Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 had at least 1 underlying health condition, the CDC says - here
More than 70% of Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 had at least 1 underlying health condition, the CDC says - here's the breakdown

Diabetes, chronic lung disease, and cardiovascular disease were the most commonly reported preexisting conditions among US coronavirus patients.

U.S. could rethink Iran sanctions in light of coronavirus: Pompeo
U.S. could rethink Iran sanctions in light of coronavirus: Pompeo

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.

A guide to surviving financially as the bills come due
A guide to surviving financially as the bills come due

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.

The Mafia
The Mafia's Using the Italy Lockdown to Raise Hell and Recruit

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...


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