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  • Should you wear a mask? Wipe down the groceries?
    Should_you_wear_a_mask__wipe_down_the_groceries_ 2020-04-15 02:01:26 UTC
    Should you wash your hands? Are you going out to get the mail? Should you touch the mailbox? Should you touch the mail? Should you clean the mail? Should you take a walk? Should you wear a mask? What about gloves? What about neighbors — stay six feet away? Ten? Will they approach? What will...

  • U.S. Pays Heavily for Trump's Slow Response to COVID-19
    U.s._pays_heavily_for_trump's_slow_response_to_covid-19 2020-04-13 03:32:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time President Donald Trump first spoke publicly about the coronavirus, it may already have been too late. Interviewed at Davos, a gathering of global elites in the Swiss Alps, the president on Jan. 22 played down the threat posed by the respiratory virus from China, w...

  • UK to Adapt Apple, Google's Coronavirus Tracking Tool
    Uk_to_adapt_apple__google's_coronavirus_tracking_tool 2020-04-12 07:06:43 UTC
    (Reuters) - The technology arm of the National Health Service has been working on a mobile phone app with Alphabet Inc’s Google and iPhone maker Apple that the government hopes will help in ending the coronavirus lockdown, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. The system will use Bluetooth tec...

  • More Than Half of Coronavirus Patients Improved After Receiving Experimental Drug
    More_than_half_of_coronavirus_patients_improved_after_receiving_experimental_drug 2020-04-11 07:11:46 UTC
    <p>More than half of a group of severely ill coronavirus patients improved after receiving an experimental antiviral drug, although there&rsquo;s no way to know the odds of that happening without the drug because there was no comparison group, doctors reported Friday.</p><p>The <a href="https://w...

  • Silicon Valley: Google, Apple to Create Tracing Tools to Slow Coronavirus Spread
    Silicon_valley-_google__apple_to_create_tracing_tools_to_slow_coronavirus_spread 2020-04-10 18:00:20 UTC
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Friday that they will work together to create contact tracing technology that aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing users to opt into a system that catalogs other phones they have been near. The two Sil...

  • Boris Johnson Is Resting in Hospital, Recovering From COVID-19
    Boris_johnson_is_resting_in_hospital__recovering_from_covid-19 2020-04-10 14:35:06 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson was resting in hospital on Friday, recovering from COVID-19, while his fellow Britons were told to resist the temptation of spring sunshine over Easter as the coronavirus outbreak approaches a peak. The flamboyant 55-year-old leader’s visible dec...

  • Who Will Be Joe Biden's Vice President?
    Joe-biden 2020-04-10 14:34:33 UTC
    Joe Biden faces the most important decision of his five-decade political career: choosing a vice president. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee expects to name a committee to vet potential running mates next week, according to three Democrats with knowledge of the situation who spo...

  • Bank of England Allows UK Government To Run Up An Unlimited Overdraft
    Bank_of_england_allows_uk_government_to_run_up_an_unlimited_overdraft 2020-04-10 14:33:45 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - In London, the Bank of England said it would allow Britain’s government to run up an unlimited overdraft as the state promises to pay wages to millions of people laid off during shutdown, cut taxes for businesses and expand its welfare system. With central banks around the ...

  • EU Countries Agree to $550 Billion in Economic Support
    Eu_countries_agree_to__550_billion_in_economic_support 2020-04-10 14:32:55 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers agreed on Thursday on half-a-trillion euros ($550-Billion) worth of support for their coronavirus-battered economies but left open the question of how to finance recovery in the bloc headed for a steep recession. The agreement was reached a...

  • Global Economy Heading Into Deepest Recession Since 1929
    Imf-_economy_has_entered_recession__worse_than_2008_downturn 2020-04-09 21:43:41 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic will push the global economy into the deepest recession since the Great Depression, with the world’s poorest countries suffering the most, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday. “We anticipate the worst economic fallout since the G...

  • Trump's Economic Nationalism Will Not Save The US Economy From Collapse
    Trump's_economic_nationalism_will_not_save_the_us_economy_from_collapse 2020-04-09 17:07:02 UTC
    BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,” stronger than ever after its bout with the coronavirus. But there is a reason economics is called the “dismal science.” There are emerging signs that any recovery will ...

  • COVID-19: Some Doctors Moving Away From Using Breathing Machines
    Covid-19-_some_doctors_moving_away_from_using_breathing_machines 2020-04-29 21:06:04 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can. The reason: Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventila...

  • Politicizing COVID-19 Will Result in Many More Body Bags, Warns WHO Chief
    Who_chief_to_trump-_don't_politicize_covid-19__if_you_don't_want_many_more_body_bags 2020-04-08 21:39:47 UTC
    GENEVA (AP) — In a heartfelt plea for unity, the World Health Organization’s chief sought Wednesday to rise above sharp criticism and threats of funding cuts from U.S. President Donald Trump over the agency’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. The vocal defense from the WHO Director-General...

  • Celebrity Doctor Apologizes For saying coronavirus Is “Press-Induced Panic”
    Celebrity_doctor_apologizes_for_saying_coronavirus_is_%e2%80%9cpress-induced_panic%e2%80%9d 2020-04-08 20:24:22 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky has apologized for a series of statements unspooled in a recent video where he downplayed the coronavirus and suggested it was a &ldquo;press-induced panic.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;I wish I had gotten it right, but I got it wrong,&rdquo; said Pins...

  • British PM Boris Johnson Still in Intensive Care
    British_pm_boris_johnson 2020-04-08 19:57:23 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care with the coronavirus but is improving and sitting up in bed, a senior government minister said Wednesday, as the U.K. recorded its biggest spike in COVID-19 deaths to date. Johnson, the first world leader diagnosed wi...

  • California Buys 200 Million N95 Masks on a Monthly Basis
    Gavin_newsom_california_buys_200_million_n95_masks_on_a_monthly_basis 2020-04-08 17:43:48 UTC
    Can California emerge from coronavirus pandemic stronger? Heroic Leaders and big hearted people offer hope. Dr. Robert Wachter, professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, said "The most important was that leaders of all types - whether they we...

  • Bernie Sanders Ended His Presidential Bid
    Bernie_sanders_ended_his_presidential_bid 2020-04-08 19:28:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have ...

  • Coronavirus Cases Top 400,000 in U.S.
    Coronavirus_cases_top_400_000_in_u.s. 2020-04-08 03:03:20 UTC
    New York — Across the U.S., the death toll neared 13,000, with 400,000 infections. Some of the deadliest hot spots were Detroit, New Orleans and the New York metropolitan area, which includes parts of Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. New Jersey recorded over 1,200 dead, most of them in th...

  • COVID-19 Crisis: Life in China Slowly Returns to Normal
    Life_in_china_returns_to_normal_after_covid-19_crisis 2020-04-08 19:32:35 UTC
    WUHAN, China - Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province and the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday lifted a 76-day lockdown that it had imposed to halt the spread of the virus, signalling the normal resumption of life for the city of 11 million people while the world still ...

  • Trump Removes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Spending Watchdog
    19147_trump_fired__2_trillion_coronavirus_spending_watchdog 2020-04-07 22:59:07 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general tapped to chair a special oversight board for the $2.2 trillion economic relief package on the coronavirus, the latest in a series of steps Trump has taken to confront government watchdogs tasked with oversight of the exec...

  • Trump’s Delayed Response to Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on America
    Trump%e2%80%99s_delayed_reaction_to_coronavirus_takes_its_toll_on_america 2020-04-06 02:36:36 UTC
    As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment. A ...

  • Online Concert: Golden Gate Park Turns 150 years old
    Online_concert-_golden_gate_park_turns_150_years_old 2020-04-05 07:13:46 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Park turns 150 years old on Saturday, and the huge party to celebrate San Francisco’s beloved treasure will, for the time being, take place online. Originally, city officials planned a yearlong celebration that included free museum admission, concerts and the ...

  • China Donates Ventilators to United States
    China_donates_ventilators_to_u.s. 2020-04-04 17:50:53 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that China is facilitating the shipment of 1,000 ventilators to his state, as he continues to shop for more of the lifesaving devices ahead of a growing number of coronavirus patients who are expected to need them. The number of people ...

  • The Focus Will Soon Shift to Makeup of Biden's Cabinet
    19139_the_focus_will_soon_shift_to_makeup_of_biden's_cabinet 2020-04-04 02:24:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Friday that he will announce a committee to oversee his vice presidential selection process and is already thinking about whom he’d choose to join his Cabinet. Biden, who holds a significant lead in delegates over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic president...

  • “Modern Piracy”: U.S. Snatches Masks Meant for Germany
    %e2%80%9cmodern_piracy%e2%80%9d-_us_snatches_masks_meant_for_germany 2020-04-04 01:17:16 UTC
    PARIS/BERLIN — The global scramble to secure face masks to shield frontline workers from the coronavirus has turned the marketplace into the “Wild West,” with the United States often ready to outbid buyers who have already signed deals, officials from Europe to the Americas say. In France and ...