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  • A national lockdown to stop coronavirus? Trump is 'thinking about doing that'
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    A national lockdown to stop coronavirus? Trump is 'thinking about doing that'

    President Trump shied away Wednesday from issuing domestic travel restrictions or a national lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that, in a best-case scenario, is expected to kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans. Asked at a White House briefing if he was considering limiting domestic air travel, Trump said he was thinking about it, a phrase he frequently applies to subjects he wishes to avoid discussing. We're thinking about doing that, but at the same time we just, to start these airlines and to start this whole thing over again is very tough, John [Roberts, Fox News reporter].

  • Flattening the curve on coronavirus: What California and Washington can teach the world
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    Flattening the curve on coronavirus: What California and Washington can teach the world

    Washington state, early, about two weeks before New York or New Jersey ... California, a week before New York or New Jersey, really talked to their communities and decided to mitigate before they started seeing this number of cases. And now we know that makes a big difference.

  • Coronavirus poses special risk to millions of Americans with diabetes
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    Coronavirus poses special risk to millions of Americans with diabetes

    As the worsening coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country, millions of Americans living with diabetes face heightened risks from COVID-19. Around 30 million Americans have diabetes, mostly of the type II (previously called “adult-onset”) variety. A quarter of U.S. adults with diabetes are over 65, an age that has been shown to delineate increased COVID-19 mortality rates.

  • Trump news – live: President sparks mask feud with Trudeau as White House edits stockpile language after backlash at Jared Kushner claim
    The Independent

    Trump news – live: President sparks mask feud with Trudeau as White House edits stockpile language after backlash at Jared Kushner claim

    Americans are expected to be advised to wear cloth masks in public, after the US reported more than 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths in the highest single day death toll in the world. The Trump administration is formalising new guidance which will advise citizens to use non-medical masks, T-shirts or scarves over their mouths and noses while outdoors – although the president said it would not be mandatory. White House medical experts forecast between 100,000 to 240,000 people could be killed in the US even if Americans follow strict lock-down orders.

  • Navy relieves captain of coronavirus-plagued USS Theodore Roosevelt after he sounded alarm
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    Navy relieves captain of coronavirus-plagued USS Theodore Roosevelt after he sounded alarm

    The Navy announced it has relieved the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Capt. Brett Crozier, who commands the Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier with a crew of nearly 5,000, was relieved of his command Thursday, but he will keep his rank and remain in the Navy. Speaking at a news conference Thursday evening, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said Crozier was removed from his post because he sent the letter over "non-secure unclassified email" to a "broad array of people" rather than up the chain of command.

  • Venezuela navy vessel sinks after 'ramming cruise ship'
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    Venezuela navy vessel sinks after 'ramming cruise ship'

    A Venezuelan navy coastal patrol boat sank in the Caribbean after allegedly ramming a cruise ship that it had ordered to change direction. The owners of the Portuguese-flagged RCGS Resolute said the naval vessel Naiguata also fired shots in an "act of aggression in international waters”. The collision left the cruise ship, which has a reinforced hull for sailing in icy waters, with only minor damage.

  • Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
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    Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

    Cases rose by 6,156, compared with the previous day and the death toll climbed by 140. Italy will extend lockdown restrictions to April 13, as data from this week suggests a slowdown of growth in total cases, though its national health institute says official death toll could be underestimated. Cases in Spain topped 100,000 on Wednesday, and two planes with protective equipment arrived to restock an overloaded public health system.

  • Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state
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    Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state

    The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 continues to grow in the US. Mike Pence, the vice-president, is overseeing the US response to the coronavirus. So far, 80% of patients experience a mild form of the illness, which can include a fever and pneumonia, and many of these cases require little to no medical intervention.

  • Dr. Fauci Shuts Down ‘Fox & Friends’ on Coronavirus Cure: ‘We Don’t Operate on How You Feel’
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    Dr. Fauci Shuts Down ‘Fox & Friends’ on Coronavirus Cure: ‘We Don’t Operate on How You Feel’

    Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci left the hosts of Fox & Friends disappointed and frustrated Friday when he threw cold water on their insistence that the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine is a game-changing cure for the coronavirus. Citing a recent poll showing that 37 percent of doctors around the world feel the drug is currently the most effective treatment of COVID-19, co-host Steve Doocy added that frequent Fox News guest Dr. Mehmet Oz recently touted a small Chinese study that found the drug had some efficacy in treating the virus. Doocy went on to play a clip of Dr. Oz wondering whether Fauci was impressed with the results of that study.

  • After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus
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    After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

    Early this week, the streets of the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak were bustling with shoppers as ultra-Orthodox residents, obeying their religious leaders, ignored pleas to stay home in the face of the coronavirus threat. The city has become a lightning rod for anger and frustration by some secular Israelis who allege insular Haredi communities — with disproportionately high numbers of confirmed cases — are undermining national efforts to contain the virus. The pandemic also has threatened to upend deep-seated customs in the religious world, including blind obedience to religious leaders and the belief that religious studies and traditions take precedence over the rules of a modern state.

  • Oil rockets as Trump signals end to price war
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    Oil rockets as Trump signals end to price war

    Oil prices rocketed Thursday, posting the largeset percent increase ever, after US President Donald Trump said Russia and Saudi Arabia planned to end their price war by slashing output. But the initial surge cooled after Russia denied it had spoken with Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest exporter of crude. After Trump tweeted that Saudi and Russia could slash production by up to 15 million barrels, Brent hit $36.29 a barrel, up almost 46 percent, and West Texas Intermediate soared around 35 percent to $27.39.

  • France's coronavirus lockdown offers a preview of restrictions we may see in America
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    France's coronavirus lockdown offers a preview of restrictions we may see in America

    Like other coronavirus lockdowns, France's happened in slow motion. The streets of this resort town on the French Riviera are virtually empty. There are police checkpoints around every corner and an 8 p.m. curfew.

  • Birx says curve makes it clear not all Americans are following social distancing guidelines
    The Week

    Birx says curve makes it clear not all Americans are following social distancing guidelines

    Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House's coronavirus response coordinator, emphasized on Thursday how important it is for all Americans to practice social distancing, saying this is the best way to slow down the spread of coronavirus. It's not enough to use masks, Birx said during a press conference, and even small gatherings of just a few people need to be avoided. Spain, Italy, France, and Germany are bending their curves, Birx said, and "we can bend ours, but it means everybody has to take the same responsibility as Americans."

  • Stacey Abrams trends after Georgia governor said he didn't know about asymptomatic spread
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    Stacey Abrams trends after Georgia governor said he didn't know about asymptomatic spread

    Stacey Abrams began trending on U.S. Twitter on Thursday after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp admitted having only recently learned that asymptomatic individuals can spread the coronavirus — despite warnings from health experts as early as January. "This virus is now transmitting before people see signs," Kemp said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based in Atlanta, warned as early as Feb. 12 that the coronavirus could be spread by asymptomatic people.

  • 10 Great Deals on Apparel From REI’s 25% off Sale
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    10 Great Deals on Apparel From REI’s 25% off Sale

    Act fast to score discounts on Patagonia, Nike, Smartwool, and more. From Popular Mechanics

  • Philippine leader says coronavirus lockdown violators could be shot
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    Philippine leader says coronavirus lockdown violators could be shot

    The president of the Philippines said Wednesday in a televised address that people who violate coronavirus lockdown rules could be shot.

  • Elon Musk says the hospitals he sent medical machines to all confirmed they were 'critical' and traditional ventilators are arriving shortly
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    Elon Musk says the hospitals he sent medical machines to all confirmed they were 'critical' and traditional ventilators are arriving shortly

    REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Picture Elon Musk was criticized on Thursday for apparently sending BiPAP machines, not the life-support ventilators most-needed to save coronavirus patients, to a New York hospital. New York City Hospitals thanked Musk and Tesla in a tweet for sending "40 ventilators" to a hospital in Queens, but the photo appears to show a BiPAP machine, which is more commonly used for sleep apnea. Some medical experts have warned that CPAP and BiPAP machines could be harmful in treating coronavirus patients by potentially spreading the disease.

  • Kellyanne Conway Keeps Attacking Joe Biden for Staying Inside
    The Daily Beast

    Kellyanne Conway Keeps Attacking Joe Biden for Staying Inside

    While leaders across the country are urging Americans to stay in their homes to stop the spread of the coronavirus, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is openly mocking former Vice President Joe Biden for setting that example. During a press gaggle outside the White House, Conway called it “completely unhelpful” to have the former vice president “in his bunker in Wilmington just lobbing criticisms” at the current president.

  • Japan Fears Country on ‘Brink of the Brink’ of Virus Surge
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    Japan Fears Country on ‘Brink of the Brink’ of Virus Surge

    Japan is bracing for an explosive surge in coronavirus infections cases, senior government officials said, while continuing to resist calls to declare a state of emergency to fight the pandemic. We are really continuing on the brink of the brink,” Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura told reporters Friday in Tokyo, one of several fresh warnings about the potential for a more widespread outbreak. Nishimura said that the government was concerned about the capital, where confirmed infections have more than doubled in a week to almost 700.

  • Tablighi Jamaat: The group blamed for new Covid-19 outbreak in India
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    Tablighi Jamaat: The group blamed for new Covid-19 outbreak in India

    The Tablighi Jamaat have come into the spotlight after an event they held in the Indian capital Delhi has spawned a number of Covid-19 clusters across the country. Who are the Tablighi Jamaat? The organisation was founded in 1926 in the northern Indian region of Mewat by prominent Islamic scholar Maulana Mohammed Ilyas Kandhlawi.

  • At NYC hospital treating coronavirus, doctors 'use their MD license like they haven't had to before'
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    At NYC hospital treating coronavirus, doctors 'use their MD license like they haven't had to before'

    And it's necessary, said Dr. Steven Corwin, as the new coronavirus devastates communities and stretches hospitals and staffs to their limits in New York. "This has fundamentally altered the way we care for patients in the hospital," Corwin, the president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, told USA TODAY. In his 40 years of medicine, Corwin said he's never seen this sort of response to a disease.

  • As the coronavirus spreads in Ecuador, bodies are being left on streets
    LA Times

    As the coronavirus spreads in Ecuador, bodies are being left on streets

    The corpses have been overwhelming Guayaquil, a port city of 2.8 million at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador. The country has confirmed 2,700 infections and 93 deaths — 60 of them in Guayaquil and its immediate surroundings. Mayor Cynthia Viteri, who announced that she has tested positive for the virus, said the national government should be responsible for collecting the corpses.

  • FedEx drivers say they're not getting coronavirus protections other delivery workers receive
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    FedEx drivers say they're not getting coronavirus protections other delivery workers receive

    The drivers who handle much of FedEx's delivery business say they are not getting the coronavirus protections and additional sick leave other U.S. delivery workers have been given, even as they risk exposure working long hours delivering high volumes of packages to millions of Americans stuck at home. While many major U.S. companies, including UPS, Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service, have changed sick leave policies for essential employees like delivery workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers for FedEx's Ground division say the company has not provided cleaning and sanitizing supplies or offered additional health benefits like sick leave, even though other FedEx employees have received some. FedEx directly employs more than 200,000 people in the U.S. and delivers more packages than any other private U.S. company except UPS.

  • China Wants to Use the Coronavirus to Take Over the World
    National Review

    China Wants to Use the Coronavirus to Take Over the World

    Several commentators have suggested that China may be winning the coronavirus battle by stepping forward in providing medical help to affected countries, mostly in Europe, at a time when the United States is consumed with its own difficulties. This misses the point. The cases have been multiplying where the medical equipment provided by Chinese companies and even the Chinese state turned out to be faulty, provoking justified ire in, for example, Spain, the Netherlands, and Turkey.

  • Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus cases, death rate slows
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    Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus cases, death rate slows

    Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope. With a total 117,710 confirmed cases, Spain is now second in the number of infections only to the United States, which has a population some seven times larger. Spain's total death toll now stands at 10,935, second only to Italy's 13,915 fatalities.