WASHINGTON STATE ANNOUNCES SIX MORE DEATHS FROM CORONAVIRUS, DEATH TOLL IN STATE NOW AT 48

WASHINGTON STATE ANNOUNCES SIX MORE DEATHS FROM CORONAVIRUS, DEATH TOLL IN STATE NOW AT 48

  • Trump offers competing coronavirus messaging, warning of death but lamenting lockdown
    Yahoo News

    Trump offers competing coronavirus messaging, warning of death but lamenting lockdown

    President Trump appeared frustrated that the country would not emerge from its coronavirus lockdown in the near future even as he and other officials warned of a rising death toll and a continuance of restrictive measures for weeks and maybe months to come. There will be death,” Trump warned flatly at one point during Saturday's briefing of the White House coronavirus task force. More than 8,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

  • Why does the coronavirus affect people differently? Yahoo News Explains
    Yahoo News

    Why does the coronavirus affect people differently? Yahoo News Explains

    Coronavirus patients are showing a wide range of symptoms and the exact reason why is still a mystery — but we do have some clues as to what factors can influence the severity of the disease. While the most common symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath, there are numerous reports of coronavirus patients experiencing nonrespiratory symptoms. A study of 204 patients in Huabie, China, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that just over half of patients experienced gastrointestinal symptoms such as loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

  • Biden says removal of Navy captain who sounded alarm on coronavirus 'close to criminal'
    NBC News

    Biden says removal of Navy captain who sounded alarm on coronavirus 'close to criminal'

    Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that the Navy's decision to remove the captain who sounded the alarm on coronavirus cases aboard his ship is "close to criminal." "I think it's close to criminal the way they're dealing with this guy," Biden said on ABC News' "This Week." The Navy announced Thursday that it had relieved Capt. Brett Crozier of his post commanding the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier with a crew of nearly 5,000.

  • China is trying to relax its severe coronavirus lockdown, but a series of forced re-closures shows how hard it is to get back to normal
    Business Insider

    China is trying to relax its severe coronavirus lockdown, but a series of forced re-closures shows how hard it is to get back to normal

    China has been trying to gradually roll back its severe coronavirus lockdown in recent weeks. China is further into its coronavirus response than any other nation — and seems to be demonstrating that getting out of lockdown is a difficult and uneven process. In the last two weeks, authorities in China have tentatively rolled back parts of a lockdown that curtailed the movements and activities of close to a billion people from as early as January 23.

  • Inslee: 'Ludicrous' that there hasn't been a nationalized mobilization effort to fight pandemic
    The Week

    Inslee: 'Ludicrous' that there hasn't been a nationalized mobilization effort to fight pandemic

    U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday called the next week of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic the modern era's "Pearl Harbor moment." In other words, it'll be the "hardest moment" of many Americans' lives, and Adams hopes every person in every state does their part to slow the spread. But while Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) may agree with most of that assessment, he told NBC's Chuck Todd during Sunday's edition of Meet The Press that he isn't sure why the federal government is so intent on remaining as a backup for the states, especially if the White House believes we're in a war-like moment.

  • Iran will never ask U.S. for coronavirus help: official
    Reuters

    Iran will never ask U.S. for coronavirus help: official

    Iran will never ask the United States for help in the fight against the new coronavirus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has rejected offers from Washington of humanitarian assistance for Iran, the Middle Eastern country so far worst-affected by the coronavirus, with 3,739 deaths and 60,500 people infected according to the latest figures on Monday. "Iran has never asked and will not ask America to help Tehran in its fight against the outbreak ... But America should lift all its illegal unilateral sanctions on Iran," Mousavi said in a televised news conference.

  • Small businesses worry coronavirus loans ‘too risky’
    BBC

    Small businesses worry coronavirus loans ‘too risky’

    I'm 56-years-old, why would I take out a loan with little income when the economy might take a long time to come back? Shaun Francis is one of many small business owners with concerns about the government's coronavirus loan scheme. He told the BBC that taking a loan out in his situation would be too risky.

  • Supreme Court rejects church challenge to ban on bus ads
    Associated Press

    Supreme Court rejects church challenge to ban on bus ads

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Catholic church in Washington, D.C., that sought to place religious-themed ads on public buses. The justices are leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling that found no fault with the Washington transit agency policy that banned all issue-oriented advertisements on the region's rail and bus system. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington sought to place an ad on the outside of public buses in the fall of 2017.

  • 430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced
    The New York Times

    430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced

    Since Chinese officials disclosed the outbreak of a mysterious pneumonialike illness to international health officials on New Year's Eve, at least 430,000 people have arrived in the United States on direct flights from China, including nearly 40,000 in the two months after President Donald Trump imposed restrictions on such travel, according to an analysis of data collected in both countries. The bulk of the passengers, who were of multiple nationalities, arrived in January, at airports in Los Angeles; San Francisco; New York; Chicago; Seattle; Newark, New Jersey; and Detroit. Thousands of them flew directly from Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, as American public health officials were only beginning to assess the risks to the United States.

  • Is Trump leading a 'war' against the coronavirus?
    Yahoo News Opinion

    Is Trump leading a 'war' against the coronavirus?

    Regular viewers of the White House coronavirus task force briefings have probably noticed certain recurring themes in President Trump's remarks: congratulating himself for acting swiftly to cut entry to the U.S. from China; praise for “the incredible people” on the podium with him and working behind the scenes; and an almost palpable yearning for a quick end to the pandemic and a resumption of “the greatest economy the world has ever seen.” Waging war on a disease is such a familiar trope it passes almost without notice: the “fight” against AIDS; the “struggle” to “conquer” smallpox, malaria, tuberculosis; health care workers on the “front lines” against Ebola, Zika, coronavirus.

  • 'Who gets the kids?' I took an oath to serve my patients. My family didn't, but we're all in this together.
    Yahoo News

    'Who gets the kids?' I took an oath to serve my patients. My family didn't, but we're all in this together.

    In Italy, new data show that 20 percent of health care workers tested positive for COVID-19. In the U.S., people in my age group, 20 to 44, who test positive for coronavirus have a one in five chance of requiring hospitalization, and about a fifth of those end up in an intensive care unit. If I get infected, my chance of dying is one in 500.

  • A Taliban Fighter Is Serving a Life Sentence in the U.S. That’s a Huge Problem for Our Soldiers.
    The Daily Beast

    A Taliban Fighter Is Serving a Life Sentence in the U.S. That’s a Huge Problem for Our Soldiers.

    No U.S. or Afghan government soldiers were injured in the battle. Imprisoned at Bagram Air Base until 2014, Hamidullin was then brought to federal court in Richmond, Virginia, and prosecuted. He was convicted of crimes including material support to terrorists and attempted murder of U.S. military personnel and sentenced to life plus 30 years.

  • Trump: U.S. approaching period ‘that is going to be very horrendous’
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    Trump: U.S. approaching period ‘that is going to be very horrendous’

    President Trump on Saturday said that the United States is approaching a time that will be “very horrendous” for the nation amid the growing coronavirus outbreak across the country.

  • U.S. coronavirus deaths near 10,000 as medical officials warn worst is yet to come
    NBC News

    U.S. coronavirus deaths near 10,000 as medical officials warn worst is yet to come

    With the number of people killed by the coronavirus in the United States nearing 10,000 on Monday, the country's top medical officials warned the worst was yet to come. The number of cases has ballooned to 337,752 — nearly three times higher than the second-worst hit country, Spain — with 9,619 people killed as of 5:10 am ET, according to NBC News' tracker. At the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S., New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said critical medical supplies and staff have been secured but warned the magnitude of the crisis equals that of the Spanish flu and Great Depression.

  • Boris Johnson has received oxygen treatment after being admitted to hospital for 'persistent symptoms of coronavirus'
    Business Insider

    Boris Johnson has received oxygen treatment after being admitted to hospital for 'persistent symptoms of coronavirus'

    Getty UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will remain in hospital "as long as necessary" on Monday after being admitted on Sunday for "persistent symptoms of coronavirus." Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus 10 days ago and continues to experience a high temperature and a cough. He was reportedly treated with oxygen after arriving at St Thomas' Hospital in London on Sunday night.

  • Whale sharks: Atomic tests solve age puzzle of world's largest fish
    BBC

    Whale sharks: Atomic tests solve age puzzle of world's largest fish

    Data from atomic bomb tests conducted during the Cold War have helped scientists accurately age the world's biggest fish. Whale sharks are large, slow moving and docile creatures that mainly inhabit tropical waters. They are long-lived but scientists have struggled to work out the exact ages of these endangered creatures.

  • Oil prices decline $3 a barrel as market remains uncertain on supply outlook
    Reuters

    Oil prices decline $3 a barrel as market remains uncertain on supply outlook

    Global benchmark oil prices traded as much as $3 a barrel lower as the market opened for Monday's trading session, reflecting fears of oversupply after Saudi Arabia and Russia postponed to Thursday a meeting about a potential pact to cut production. Late last week, prices had surged, with both U.S. and Brent contracts posting their largest weekly percentage gains on record due to hopes that OPEC and its allies would strike a global deal to cut crude supply worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has cut demand and a month-long price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia has left the market awash in crude.

  • Bloomberg

    Japan Virus Emergency Counts on Citizens to Lock Themselves Down

    The declaration would cover seven regions including Tokyo and Osaka and last for about a month. Due to civil liberties enshrined in Japan's postwar constitution, the government cannot send police to clear people off the streets, as has happened in places including France, Italy and the U.K. The country's strongest enforcement measure could be public obedience -- and it remains to be seen whether that will be enough. The prevalence of the virus varies widely among the country's 47 regions and prefectures, with Tokyo seeing a rapid surge and three regions yet to confirm any cases as of April 5.

  • New York governor sees 'return to normalcy' with rapid coronavirus testing
    Reuters

    New York governor sees 'return to normalcy' with rapid coronavirus testing

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday he believed there needed to be a mass rollout of rapid testing in order to achieve a "return to normalcy" after the peak of the novel coronavirus crisis passes in the United States in the coming weeks and months. Cuomo, whose state is the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, said New York was part of an effort to develop a program that would identify people who are both negative and not in a vulnerable category, allowing them to go back to work. I think you see the return to normalcy when we have an approved rapid testing program that can be brought to scale, Cuomo told a daily briefing on the coronavirus response.

  • Has Sweden Found the Right Solution to the Coronavirus?
    National Review

    Has Sweden Found the Right Solution to the Coronavirus?

    Unfortunately, they will be wrong; and Sweden, which has done almost no mandated social distancing, will probably prove them wrong. Lots of people are rushing to discredit Sweden's approach, which relies more on calibrated precautions and isolating only the most vulnerable than on imposing a full lockdown. While gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited and high schools and colleges are closed, Sweden has kept its borders open as well as its preschools, grade schools, bars, restaurants, parks, and shops.

  • 'Complete collapse of economies' ahead as Africa faces virus
    Associated Press

    'Complete collapse of economies' ahead as Africa faces virus

    Some of Uganda's poorest people used to work here, on the streets of Kampala, as fruit sellers sitting on the pavement or as peddlers of everything from handkerchiefs to roasted peanuts. Now they're gone and no one knows when they will return, victims of a global economic crisis linked to the coronavirus that could wipe out jobs for millions across the African continent, many who live hand-to-mouth with zero savings.

  • Have I already had coronavirus? How would I know and what should I do?
    The Guardian

    Have I already had coronavirus? How would I know and what should I do?

    Covid-19 symptoms vary widely, and undertesting in many countries means that many people may have already had the coronavirus without having received a positive diagnosis. Dr William Hillmann: At this point, we don't have a test to tell that. Hillmann: Coronavirus is actually quite a significant spectrum of symptoms, from people who are entirely asymptomatic and would have no idea that they have it to people with very mild, cold-like symptoms – runny nose, congestion, sore throat – to people with more flu-like symptoms – high fevers, muscle aches, shortness of breath and cough.

  • 'Together we are tackling this disease’: Queen Elizabeth II delivers speech during coronavirus crisis
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    'Together we are tackling this disease’: Queen Elizabeth II delivers speech during coronavirus crisis

    Queen Elizabeth II delivered a brief speech on Sunday during the growing coronavirus crisis.

  • Boris Johnson's government reportedly believes the coronavirus may have accidentally leaked from a Chinese laboratory
    Business Insider

    Boris Johnson's government reportedly believes the coronavirus may have accidentally leaked from a Chinese laboratory

    The UK government reportedly believes the coronavirus outbreak may have started in a Chinese laboratory. Most experts believe the outbreak began when animals passed COVID-19 onto humans in China. UK officials are not ruling out the possibility that a laboratory close to Wuhan accidentally leaked the virus.

  • Coronavirus: Australia launches criminal investigation into Ruby Princess
    BBC

    Coronavirus: Australia launches criminal investigation into Ruby Princess

    A criminal investigation has been launched in Australia into how cruise ship passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney despite some exhibiting flu-like symptoms. More than 600 people on board the Ruby Princess later tested positive for coronavirus and 10 have since died. The ship remains off the coast with nearly 200 sick crew members on board.