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Robert F. Kennedy's Granddaughter and Her 8-Year-Old Son Feared Drowned After Canoe Accident

The granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy and her 8-year-old son were missing on Friday after they took a canoe out into rough waters on Chesapeake Bay, near Annapolis, on Thursday evening.Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, and her son, Gideon, rowed the canoe out around 4 p.m. to fetch a ball that had been kicked into the water by children playing in their yard, Maeve's husband, David McKean, told The Washington Post. "They just got farther out then they could handle, and couldn't get back in," he said.Emergency services said they received calls around 4:30 p.m. about a pair in a canoe struggling to return to shore. An overturned canoe matching the description of the one that went missing...

A small trial finds that hydroxychloroquine is not effective for treating coronavirus
A small trial finds that hydroxychloroquine is not effective for treating coronavirus

On Saturday the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of two antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and a related medication, chloroquine, for emergency use to treat COVID-19. The drugs were touted by President Trump as a "game changer" for COVID-19. However, a study just published in a French medical journal provides new evidence that hydroxychloroquine does not appear to help the immune system clear the coronavirus from the body. The study comes on the heels of two others - one in France and one in China \- that reported some benefits in the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19 patients who didn't have severe symptoms of the virus.I am a medicinal...

What to Know About Fever and COVID-19
What to Know About Fever and COVID-19

When it comes to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, it turns out not much is simple. Not even fever.  Yes, it's clear that a fever, along with fatigue and a dry cough, is a ha...

Europe, US virus tolls surge as Trump reverses on New York lockdown
Europe, US virus tolls surge as Trump reverses on New York lockdown

The coronavirus death toll shot past 20,000 in Europe on Saturday, with Italy and Spain each reporting more than 800 dead in one day, as US President Donald Trump pulled back on putting the hard-hit New York region under quarantine. Up to one-third of the world's population is under lockdown as the virus leaves its devastating imprint on nearly every aspect of society: wiping out millions of jobs, straining health care services and weighing heavily on national treasuries for years to come. Globally, the death toll has surged past 30,000 and officials in some countries say the worst still lies ahead.

Clinical trials on coronavirus drugs may take only months, researcher says
Clinical trials on coronavirus drugs may take only months, researcher says

"If everything goes according to plan, I am talking months, not years," for completion of three clinical trials, a researcher said.

Getting better: China
Getting better: China's new coronavirus cases trend lower

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 45 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Saturday, down from 54 on the previous day, with all but one involving travelers from overseas, the country's health authority said on Sunday. In the last seven days, China has reported 313 imported cases of coronavirus but only 6 confirmed cases of domestic transmission, data from the National Health Commission showed. Five more people died on Saturday, all of them in Wuhan, the industrial central city where the epidemic began in December.

Coronavirus: Disney is closed, but you can still experience your favorite rides virtually
Coronavirus: Disney is closed, but you can still experience your favorite rides virtually

Coronavirus may have closed Disney indefinitely but a YouTube channel may be able to help lift the spirits of Disney-lovers everywhere.

QAnon Mom Charged With Kidnapping Her Kids
QAnon Mom Charged With Kidnapping Her Kids

A QAnon conspiracy theorist, fascinated with the crackpot legal theories of the anti-government "sovereign citizen" movement, allegedly kidnapped her two daughters last week. It is just the latest example of the growing and increasingly dangerous overlap between right-wing conspiracy theories and real-life violent crime.QAnon believers have been charged in the past with two murders, a terrorist incident near the Hoover Dam, and an incidence of church vandalism, all of which appear to have been motivated by their bizarre beliefs. Kentucky resident Neely Blanchard, whose two daughters are legally in their grandmother's sole custody, allegedly took the children from their grandmother's house...

Washington nursing home with coronavirus outbreak reported shocking escalation from
Washington nursing home with coronavirus outbreak reported shocking escalation from 'no symptoms to death'

The epicenter of Washington state's coronavirus outbreak has a disturbing status update.Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, outside of Seattle, has seen 15 of its residents die after contracting COVID-19 and dozens of its workers fall ill. The center's remaining 55 residents are going to be tested for the virus, and while only six of them are currently sick, that doesn't necessarily mean good news, The New York Times reports.As the Times put it, Life Care "had seen some residents go from no symptoms to death in just a matter of a few hours." "It was surprising and shocking to us that we have seen that level of escalation from symptoms to death," said Tim Killian,...

An Iowa girl was blinded and almost killed by the flu. Now, she can see again.
An Iowa girl was blinded and almost killed by the flu. Now, she can see again.

An Iowa girl spent Christmas fighting to survive after a case of the flu hospitalized her and left her blind. Now, she has regained her sight.

EU seeks to tackle coronavirus as Italy locks down north, prisoners riot
EU seeks to tackle coronavirus as Italy locks down north, prisoners riot

EU leaders will seek a coordinated response to the coronavirus after global markets plunged on Monday and Italy sealed off much of its industrial north, where six prisoners were killed in a riot over curbs on visits. Joining the global rout, triggered by a 22% slump in oil prices, Wall Street's main share indexes dropped 7% and the Dow Jones Industrials crashed 2,000 points - which would be its biggest ever one-day ever if there is no recovery by the close.European Union leaders will hold a teleconference to discuss their next moves, European Council president Charles Michel said, with one official saying the call was likely to take place on Tuesday. "We need to cooperate in order to...