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US Navy fires the captain of the aircraft carrier stricken by a coronavirus outbreak
US Navy fires the captain of the aircraft carrier stricken by a coronavirus outbreak

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 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.

What you need to do to get your government stimulus check
What you need to do to get your government stimulus check

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.

Trump rips Schumer for asking him to appoint a
Trump rips Schumer for asking him to appoint a 'military man' on coronavirus supplies

"I never knew how bad a Senator you are," Trump told Schumer in a letter.

Fauci Tells All States It
Fauci Tells All States It's Time to Issue Extremely Strict Stay-at-Home Orders

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...

Letters to the Editor: Withholding ventilators from older COVID-19 patients harms young people too
Letters to the Editor: Withholding ventilators from older COVID-19 patients harms young people too

All the ethical problems with prioritizing ventilator use based on age in the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Birx Claims U.S. Was Slow to Respond to Coronavirus Outbreak Because China Withheld a
Dr. Birx Claims U.S. Was Slow to Respond to Coronavirus Outbreak Because China Withheld a 'Significant Amount of Data'

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*...

Record virus deaths in Spain as world hunkers down for long haul
Record virus deaths in Spain as world hunkers down for long haul

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.

Tapper Brutally Grills NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for Delayed Coronavirus Response
Tapper Brutally Grills NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for Delayed Coronavirus Response

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 intercepts missiles in attacks claimed by Yemen's Houthis

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

New York Postpones Democratic Vote Amid Virus: Campaign Update

(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

Should travelers cancel their vacation to Mexico? Travel experts discuss the options.
Should travelers cancel their vacation to Mexico? Travel experts discuss the options.

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.

4 disease experts reveal how they
4 disease experts reveal how they'd address the coronavirus pandemic in the US if they could wave a magic wand

To curb the coronavirus outbreak in the US, experts agree, we need strict social distancing and widespread testing. Two suggested a national lockdown.

CEO of ventilator maker speaks out as Trump invokes Defense Production Act
CEO of ventilator maker speaks out as Trump invokes Defense Production Act

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.

German town converts gym hall to hold virus quarantine offenders

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

Stocks plunge despite passage of $2 trillion economic relief package
Stocks plunge despite passage of $2 trillion economic relief package

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has now surpassed China's total.

India
India's coronavirus cases tick up despite immense lockdown

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.

Pennsylvania grocery store loses estimated $35K in food after woman
Pennsylvania grocery store loses estimated $35K in food after woman's 'twisted' coronavirus prank, co-owner says

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.

More than 1,000 US coronavirus deaths, near 70,000 cases: tracker
More than 1,000 US coronavirus deaths, near 70,000 cases: tracker

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.

As Florida coronavirus cases surge, spring breakers express regret
As Florida coronavirus cases surge, spring breakers express regret

Spring breakers are now expressing regret they went, but some say the government wasn't clear enough in its message to practice social distancing.

A New Jersey man has been charged with making terroristic threats after he coughed on a Wegmans employee and said he had the coronavirus
A New Jersey man has been charged with making terroristic threats after he coughed on a Wegmans employee and said he had the coronavirus

Prosecutors said the man leaned toward the Wegmans worker and deliberately coughed, then laughed and said he was infected with the coronavirus.

After being courted by Trump, African Americans, Latinos face economic blow from coronavirus
After being courted by Trump, African Americans, Latinos face economic blow from 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.

6 Amazon warehouses have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak, with employees saying the company isn
6 Amazon warehouses have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak, with employees saying the company isn't doing enough to protect their safety

Amazon workers say the company hasn't been doing enough to promote social distancing at its warehouses.

Editorial: Don
Editorial: Don't be fooled. The coronavirus pandemic is deadly serious, and it's everyone's problem

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.

'Dark moment': Delta, United, JetBlue slash more flights as coronavirus crisis deepens

The coronavirus travel fallout is deepening so rapidly airlines are increasing their flight cuts and making plans to park planes.

California governor tells the state
California governor tells the state's National Guard to prepare as coronavirus cases in the state hit 740

The action is not a mobilization order but instead directs troops to prepare in case of activation into local communities.

Trump
Trump's tweets show his dramatic 9-day shift toward actually taking coronavirus seriously

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...

What to expect if schools close for the rest of the year
What to expect if schools close for the rest of the year

Parents are already scrambling to cope with kids staying home - for some, it could last the rest of the school year.

The US Army is rethinking how to do its largest European exercise in 25 years amid a coronavirus lockdown
The US Army is rethinking how to do its largest European exercise in 25 years amid a coronavirus lockdown

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.


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