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  • Trump adviser warned of millions of virus deaths in January. Trump says he saw the memo only this week.
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    Trump adviser warned of millions of virus deaths in January. Trump says he saw the memo only this week.

    President Trump said Tuesday that he did not learn of two memos written in January and February by his own economic adviser warning that a COVID-19 pandemic could kill as many as 2 million Americans until “maybe a day ago.” On Jan. 29, Peter Navarro warned his colleagues at the White House that if the administration did not mount an aggressive containment strategy for the coronavirus, it could kill more than half a million Americans and cost the country nearly $6 trillion. Nearly a month later, on Feb. 23, Navarro distributed an even more dire second memo in which he said as many as 100 million Americans could be infected with COVID-19, which might kill upwards of 2 million U.S. citizens.

  • Coronavirus is ushering in a new wave of racially motivated attacks, warns intelligence bulletin
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    Coronavirus is ushering in a new wave of racially motivated attacks, warns intelligence bulletin

    Federal agencies are concerned that domestic extremists could use the coronavirus pandemic to attack Asians and Jews, according to a joint intelligence bulletin obtained by Yahoo News. That bulletin mirrors what organizations that monitor online hate content are also finding. The bulletin, a joint effort of the Department of Justice, the National Counterterrorism Center and the Department of Homeland Security, is dated April 7.

  • Anthony Fauci says people who recover from the coronavirus should be immune through at least September. But some scientists worry that not all patients develop antibodies.
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    Anthony Fauci says people who recover from the coronavirus should be immune through at least September. But some scientists worry that not all patients develop antibodies.

    Alex Brandon/AP Dr. Anthony Fauci says people who recover from the coronavirus will likely be immune should a second wave of infection spread in the early fall. He explained that because the virus has not mutated much, people who develop immunity will likely maintain it at least for the next few months. Preliminary studies about coronavirus immunity and antibodies have shown that most, but not all, recovered patients develop antibodies.

  • Coronavirus: WHO chief and Taiwan in row over 'racist' comments
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    Coronavirus: WHO chief and Taiwan in row over 'racist' comments

    A row has erupted after the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) accused Taiwan's leaders of spearheading personal attacks on him. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he had been subjected to racist comments and death threats for months. But President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan opposed any form of discrimination, and invited Dr Tedros to visit the island.

  • This is what I want my friends to do if they have COVID-19 symptoms and are asked to go to the ER
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    This is what I want my friends to do if they have COVID-19 symptoms and are asked to go to the ER

    Ashita S. Batavia, MD, MSc, is a board-certified infectious diseases specialist and public health expert with extensive experience in treating epidemics. In my state, New York, our hospital systems are being strained in unprecedented ways. As a frontline infectious diseases doctor, this is what I want my friends and neighbors to do if they have COVID-19 symptoms and are asked to go to the emergency room.

  • Saudi Arabia halts parental visitation rulings to curb virus
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    Saudi Arabia halts parental visitation rulings to curb virus

    The Saudi king suspended final rulings and judicial orders on visitation rights of children of separated parents in the latest effort to try and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus among households, according to state media reports Wednesday. The state-run Saudi Press Agency said parents were notified of the changes by text message, the latest measure by the kingdom to stem the rising number of new infections as a nearly nationwide 24-hour curfew takes place. Saudi Arabia has more than 2,900 confirmed cases of the virus, including 41 deaths.

  • India says lockdown has spared it from overwhelming number of coronavirus cases
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    India says lockdown has spared it from overwhelming number of coronavirus cases

    The Indian government on Thursday claimed initial success in its fight against the coronavirus epidemic, saying it would have been hit with 820,000 cases by next week had it not imposed a nationwide lockdown. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to order 1.3 billion Indians indoors for three weeks in the world's biggest lockdown has helped slow the infection rate, foreign ministry additional secretary Vikas Swarup said, even though it has exacted a heavy toll on the economy and on the hundreds of million of poor. By the middle of April, the caseload would have touched 820,000, he said, citing an internal assessment of the government's Indian Council of Medical Research, far more than the country's underfunded and decrepit public health system could handle.

  • Texas teen accused of threatening to spread coronavirus is charged
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    Texas teen accused of threatening to spread coronavirus is charged

    A Texas teenager who police said announced on social media she would intentionally spread the coronavirus has been arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat. Police in Carrollton, near Dallas, arrested Lorraine Maradiaga, 18, late Tuesday morning after arranging her surrender to the city jail. "Maradiaga has stated that she is COVID-19 negative, and we currently have no proof that Maradiaga has tested positive," Carrollton police said in a statement.

  • CNN Anchor Says Bernie ‘Didn’t Say Anything Nice’ About Biden—Minutes After Sanders Did Just That
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    CNN Anchor Says Bernie ‘Didn’t Say Anything Nice’ About Biden—Minutes After Sanders Did Just That

    Minutes after Bernie Sanders announced the suspension of his presidential campaign and congratulated his primary rival Joe Biden, saying he would “work with” the ex-veep going forward, CNN anchor John King claimed Sanders “didn't say anything nice” about Biden or offer to “work with him. In a live-streamed message to supporters on Wednesday, which was carried by CNN, Sanders noted that Biden had an overwhelming delegate lead and therefore is the presumptive Democratic nominee. The fight for justice is what our campaign has been about,” he declared.

  • Polls: Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, trust Fauci
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    Polls: Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, trust Fauci

    The federal government as a whole fared worse in the CNN poll, with 55% disapproving of its response and 41% approving, compared with 48% approving and 47% disapproving in CNN's poll at the end of March. Opinions on Trump's handling of the crisis mostly broke down along partisan lines: 88% of Republicans approved of Trump, 14% of Democrats approved, and 45% of independents approved. CNN's poll was done April 3-6 with a sample size of 1,002 Americans and a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.

  • Japan to Pay Companies to Move Production Out of China
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    Japan to Pay Companies to Move Production Out of China

    Japan will devote more than $2.2 billion of its coronavirus economic stimulus package to incentivize its manufacturers to move their production out of China as relations fray between the neighboring countries in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The record stimulus plan provides $2 billion for manufacturers to transfer production to Japan and over $216 million to help companies move production to other countries. Imports from China, Japan's biggest trading partner, were down by nearly 50 percent in February as facilities in China closed while the coronavirus ripped through the country.

  • 'NOT NOW': US's leading experts on coronavirus shoot down conspiracy theories about inflated death rates
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    'NOT NOW': US's leading experts on coronavirus shoot down conspiracy theories about inflated death rates

    The top US health officials leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic have shot down the numerous conspiracy theories suggesting fatality rates were being intentionally misrepresented. In recent days, several influential figures floated theories that the US had been inflating its statistics on deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. "They are nothing but distractions," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the US's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday.

  • Coronavirus: World Bank predicts sub-Saharan Africa recession
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    Coronavirus: World Bank predicts sub-Saharan Africa recession

    News updates on coronavirus in Africa Coronavirus live tracker Whipping, shooting and snooping during Africa lockdowns Earlier this week, an African Union report said that nearly 20 million jobs on the continent "are threatened with destruction". There are currently more than 11,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, and there have been more than 570 confirmed deaths across Africa. South Africa, one of the continent's largest economies, has been the worst hit and is about to enter the third week of a strict lockdown.

  • Doctors rethinking coronavirus: Are we using ventilators the wrong way?
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    Doctors rethinking coronavirus: Are we using ventilators the wrong way?

    One doctor who has been treating COVID-19 patients at a New York-area hospital says there's no reason to believe it would work. Marik acknowledged that the World Health Organization has advised against the use of corticosteroids to treat viral pneumonia in patients with COVID-19 (except in clinical trials) citing previous studies on other viral diseases like SARS and MERS, which found insufficient evidence that the drugs were effective. But Marik's view encapsulates a growing suspicion among doctors treating COVID-19 that the disease has some novel features that may require a unique approach.

  • Hamas arrests Gaza activists after Zoom call with Israelis
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    Hamas arrests Gaza activists after Zoom call with Israelis

    Hamas-run security forces have arrested several peace activists in the Gaza Strip on treason charges after they took part in a web conference with Israeli activists, officials said Thursday. The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said the activists are accused of “holding a normalization activity with the Israeli occupation.” “Holding any activity or contact with the Israeli occupation under any cover is a crime punishable by law and a betrayal for the people and their sacrifices,” it said in a statement.

  • Taiwan rebuffs accusations it racially attacked WHO chief
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    Taiwan rebuffs accusations it racially attacked WHO chief

    Taiwan on Thursday angrily condemned accusations from the World Health Organization's (WHO) boss that racist slurs against him had come from the island, saying racism did not exist in Taiwan. Taiwan's exclusion from the WHO, due to objections from China which claims the island as its own, has infuriated the Taipei government during the coronavirus outbreak. Taiwan says it has been unable to get timely information and that Taiwanese lives have become political pawns.

  • Tour More of the Toronto Home of Superstar Recording Artist Drake
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    Tour More of the Toronto Home of Superstar Recording Artist Drake

    Superstar Drake goes home to Toronto to build his eye-popping pleasure dome Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Wuhan ends its coronavirus lockdown, but another Chinese city shutdown emerges
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    Wuhan ends its coronavirus lockdown, but another Chinese city shutdown emerges

    The Chinese city where the new coronavirus emerged ended its more-than two-month lockdown on Wednesday, even as a small northern city ordered restrictions on residents amid concern about a second wave of infections.

  • Poll: Majority of Americans now disapprove of federal coronavirus efforts, Trump’s handling of crisis
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    Poll: Majority of Americans now disapprove of federal coronavirus efforts, Trump’s handling of crisis

    More than half of Americans now say the federal government has poorly managed the coronavirus' spread within the United States, according to a new survey, and a majority also disapprove of President Donald Trump's handling of the public health crisis. A CNN poll released Wednesday reports that 55 percent of respondents think the federal government has done a “poor job” of preventing the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, while 41 percent think it has done a “good job” working to thwart the disease's transmission. Four percent said they had no opinion.

  • Liz Cheney Calls WHO’s Tedros ‘A Puppet of the Chinese Communist Party’
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    Liz Cheney Calls WHO’s Tedros ‘A Puppet of the Chinese Communist Party’

    Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) slammed the World Health Organization's director general Tedros Adhanom for being “a puppet of the Chinese Communist Party” over the organization's response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Cheney, speaking to radio host Hugh Hewitt, cited Tedros's kowtowing to Chinese authority in the wake of the outbreak, despite multiple reports detailing how Chinese government officials failed in their response. “The fact that the head of the WHO was unwilling to say, for example, yes, it's right to cut off travel from China, was unwilling to acknowledge that there was, you know, community transmission, has been touting the Chinese Communist Party line from the beginning of this, tells you that he absolutely should go,” Cheney stated.

  • U.S. sees deadliest day in COVID-19 outbreak
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    U.S. sees deadliest day in COVID-19 outbreak

    As the Chinese city that was the original center of the coronavirus outbreak came out of lockdown with a celebratory light show, the U.S. registered its deadliest day yet with nearly 2,000 lives lost. After 11 weeks of strict restrictions on their movements, residents of Wuhan were allowed out on Wednesday and tens of thousands of residents prepared to leave the city, 100 days after the World Health Organization first reported the virus. In the U.S., the virus has now killed 12,849 people as of 2:50 am ET Wednesday, according to NBC News' tally, while the number of confirmed cases are nearing 400,000.

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    EU Nations Upgrade Trade Arsenal to Offset U.S. Attack on WTO

    Diplomats from the 27-nation EU approved an upgrade to European legislation on enforcing international commercial rules. The envoys decided to let the EU impose penalties against countries that illegally restrict commerce and simultaneously block the World Trade Organization's dispute-settlement process. The deal on Wednesday in Brussels advances a proposal made by EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan in December -- before Europe became the epicenter of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic and governments across the region unleashed unprecedented economic stimulus.

  • Oil producers intend to cut 10-15 mn barrels: Kuwait
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    Oil producers intend to cut 10-15 mn barrels: Kuwait

    Top oil producers meeting later Thursday intend to cut production by between 10 and 15 million barrels per day, Kuwait's Oil Minister Khaled al-Fadhel reportedly said. The talks between OPEC and other major producers come as oil languishes at near-two decade lows, with Russia and Saudi Arabia's price war compounding slack demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "Through our continuous consultations in the past weeks, I confirm that the intention is to conclude an agreement to cut production by a large amount ranging between 10 million bpd and 15 million bpd," Fadhel said in an interview with Kuwaiti daily Al-Rai published Thursday.

  • China investigates party member critical of government's handling of coronavirus outbreak
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    China investigates party member critical of government's handling of coronavirus outbreak

    China is investigating a prominent Communist Party member who criticized leader Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Pope hails priests, health workers as 'the saints next door'
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    Pope hails priests, health workers as 'the saints next door'

    Pope Francis on Holy Thursday hailed priests and medical staff who tend to the needs of COVID-19 patients as “the saints next door.” Francis celebrated the Holy Week evening Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, which was kept off-limits to the public because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the new coronavirus. The pope began his off-the-cuff homily by honoring the memory of priests who gave their lives in service to others, singling out those who died after tending to sick people in Italy's hospitals.