- 2020-04-02 12:20:19Z
The Navy has removed the commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt amid an effort to move thousands of crew members off the deployed ship.
Sweden has had some of the least strict social distancing guidelines in Europe. The country released new rules Wednesday, but they're still loose.
The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks within the next few weeks. The government urged them to file taxes and then later reversed course for certain groups. The IRS and Treasury have updated their guidance on how to ensure you get paid.
"I never knew how bad a Senator you are," Trump told Schumer in a letter.
Anthony Fauci has told all states it's time to stop allowing any exemptions to social-distancing guidelines, and warned that forcing people to stay home across the nation is the "only thing we have" in the federal government's arsenal to fight back against the coronavirus pandemic.Appearing on NBC's Today show on Thursday morning, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stopped just short of telling President Donald Trump to order a national stay-at-home order at the federal level, saying states are still able to make their own rules.But, asked about state-level exemptions to distancing rules-such as some religious services in Florida, florists in New...
All the ethical problems with prioritizing ventilator use based on age in the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Deborah Birx, response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, on Tuesday suggested that the U.S. was slow to respond to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic because of faulty data reported by China."When you looked at the China data originally," with 50,000 infected in an area of China with 80 million people, "you start thinking of this more like SARS than you do a global pandemic," Birx said at a press conference.> Pandemic expert Dr. Deborah Birx says U.S. officials initially responded to the coronavirus outbreak the way that they did because they thought it was going to be "more like SARS" and not a "global pandemic" *BECAUSE*...
Spain broke another national record of daily coronavirus deaths Sunday as more than 40 percent of the world's population was asked to stay home in hopes of halting the deadly march of a disease that has claimed more than 32,000 lives. A deluge of patients are overwhelming hospitals in Europe and the United States, now the focal points of a pandemic that is upending the global economy in unprecedented ways. In the US, an about-face by President Donald Trump on quarantining New York captured the panic and confusion unfurling across many parts of the world where measures to contain the pandemic change on a daily basis.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was left flailing on Sunday morning when CNN anchor Jake Tapper repeatedly pressed him on his delayed response to the coronavirus pandemic and whether the mayor's assurances to New Yorkers that their lives would go on normally led to a more rapid spread of the virus.Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, de Blasio was first asked about his calls to the Trump administration to provide more ventilators and other life-saving medical supplies to his city, which has become the epicenter of the pandemic. After the mayor sounded the alarm on the "sharp escalation" of cases the city may see in the days ahead, Tapper brought up de Blasio's previous downplaying of...
Saudi Arabia said its air defenses intercepted two ballistic missiles on Saturday night in an attack that Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Sunday said they had launched towards the capital Riyadh and southern areas near the Yemeni border. The attacks come days after Yemen's warring parties
(Bloomberg) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state is postponing its presidential primary as New York grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and the highest number of detected cases in the nation.At a news conference on Saturday, Cuomo provided updated figures on New York's Covid-19 cases and
Travel agents say tourists should consider rebooking their trips to Mexico for later in the year rather than asking for a refund. Here's why.
To curb the coronavirus outbreak in the US, experts agree, we need strict social distancing and widespread testing. Two suggested a national lockdown.
Chris Kiple told NBC News his company was already well on its way to rolling out thousands of ventilators to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
A German town has turned a gymnastics hall into a facility to hold potential offenders against quarantine rules that stipulate a 14-day isolation period for those who test positive for the coronavirus and those who come into contact with them. Equipped with 20 camping beds, mattresses, and toilets stacked
The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has now surpassed China's total.
Three more people infected with coronavirus died overnight in India as the government sought on Thursday to improve basic services to 1.3 billion people locked indoors to slow the spread of the disease. Streets were silent across India's cities and towns on the second day of a three-week, 24 hour shutdown as people heeded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call not to step out of homes except in emergencies or to buy food and other necessities. Police have strictly enforced the lockdown even though Modi said essential services would be maintained.
Gerrity's Supermarket threw out thousands of dollars of food after a woman intentionally coughed on it on Wednesday, the store's co-owner said.
The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus rose to 1,031 in the United States on Wednesday, with 68,572 confirmed cases nationwide, a tracker run by the Johns Hopkins University showed. The United States has the third highest number of confirmed cases behind China and Italy, and the US death rate is now 1.5 percent, based on reported cases. A projection shared with Congress earlier this month said that between 70 to 150 million people could eventually be infected in the United States.
Spring breakers are now expressing regret they went, but some say the government wasn't clear enough in its message to practice social distancing.
Prosecutors said the man leaned toward the Wegmans worker and deliberately coughed, then laughed and said he was infected with the coronavirus.
The financial hardship caused by the coronavirus outbreak could fall particularly hard on African Americans and Latinos, undoing economic gains President Donald Trump has touted in his outreach to those key voting blocs ahead of the Nov. 3 election. With job cuts hitting U.S. states as governors and companies order offices and workplaces closed, African Americans and Latinos are particularly vulnerable because they more often have jobs that cannot be done at home. "That will make them more severely impacted by an extended coronavirus shutdown of the economy," said Jay Shambaugh, a White House economist during Democratic President Barack Obama's administration.
Amazon workers say the company hasn't been doing enough to promote social distancing at its warehouses.
California's order might seem like a big deal. But what we don't know about this virus, which is a lot, means the risk of inaction is too high.
The coronavirus travel fallout is deepening so rapidly airlines are increasing their flight cuts and making plans to park planes.
The action is not a mobilization order but instead directs troops to prepare in case of activation into local communities.
President Trump is apparently worried about coronavirus now.In a Wednesday tweet, Trump said he'd "always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously," using the offensive and medically incorrect term for COVID-19 in a possible attempt to further distance himself from any blame over its spread. Trump has "done a very good job from the beginning" staving off the virus, he maintained -- despite acting totally unbothered by it as recently as last week.> I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and have done a very good job from the beginning, including my very early decision to close the "borders" from China - against the wishes of almost all. Many...
Parents are already scrambling to cope with kids staying home - for some, it could last the rest of the school year.
The Army wants to continue with Defender-Europe 20 in some form, but what it will look like amid the spread of the coronavirus isn't yet clear.