Politics 2020-04-21T06:48:42Z
A man walks alone through the nearly empty Oculus transportation hub at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly A man walks alone through the nearly empty Oculus transportation hub at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

As lawmakers battle over who is responsible for testing, Harvard researchers say the US needs to test 20 million people a day to 'fully remobilize the economy'

The plan emphasized three integral components to reopen the US, including sufficient testing, the ability to trace cases, and supported isolation.
Science 2020-04-21T04:53:00Z
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LIVE UPDATES: Trump says he will temporarily suspend immigration, coronavirus is fueling anti-Semitism

Here's the latest news about the coronavirus pandemic outbreak around the world and COVID-19, the disease it causes.
News 2020-04-21T04:43:00Z
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Richard Branson is offering up his private island as collateral in order to save Virgin Atlantic from collapse

Branson's Virgin Australia airline announced bankruptcy on Tuesday. Another Virgin-backed UK airline, Flybe, went bankrupt last month.
Politics 2020-04-21T03:32:27Z
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Trump says he will sign an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the US

Trump said in a tweet on Monday evening that his decision was spurred by an "attack from the Invisible Enemy."
Politics 2020-04-21T01:28:49Z
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Trump claims that criticism of the US' testing capacity is 'mostly partisan' despite governors from both parties asking for more resources

"It's not accurate to say there's plenty of testing out there, and the governors should just get it done," Maryland's GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday.
Science 2020-04-21T00:55:00Z

The US has now tested more than 4 million people for the coronavirus, but the number of tests being done per day is plateauing

Widespread testing for the coronavirus is essential in order to reopen American society over the next few months.
News 2020-04-20T21:31:00Z

The Navajo Nation's coronavirus infection and death rates are 10 times higher than the neighboring state of Arizona

The death toll is more than four times higher than those of its neighboring states — Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico — combined.
Politics 2020-04-20T21:25:29Z

Georgia to open gyms, nail salons, bowling alleys and more on Friday, restaurants and movie theaters next Monday

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday that gyms and barbershops can open Friday, with theaters and restaurants opening next Monday.
News 2020-04-20T21:06:26Z

The coronavirus pandemic is fueling anti-Semitism around the world, and the US is no exception

The pandemic has breathed new life into centuries-old anti-Semitic rhetoric that blames Jews for the spread of disease and economic downturns.
News 2020-04-20T21:04:42Z

Sweden has nearly 10 times the number of COVID-19-related deaths than its Nordic neighbors. Here's where they went wrong.

Sweden, which has yet to order any lockdown amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, has seen 14,777 COVID-19 cases, and 1,580 deaths from the virus.
Science 2020-04-20T20:30:00Z

The coronavirus has probably infected far more children in the US than thought, a study says

For every child with a severe case of COVID-19, up to 2,318 could be infected, according to an estimate in a new study, more than previously thought.
Science 2020-04-20T20:24:00Z

WHO director says politicians who have 'had an easy ride in life' don't understand the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic

"Don't use this virus as an opportunity to fight against each other or score political points," the WHO director said. "These are real people dying."
Science 2020-04-20T20:20:00Z

Here's how 4/20 became a holiday for cannabis consumers

4/20 started with five marijuana-smoking friends in California in 1970s, with a little help from the Grateful Dead.
News 2020-04-20T19:57:32Z

New Yorkers are now required to cover their faces in public, but the governor's executive order overlooks a penal code that says wearing masks counts as loitering

It's illegal to congregate in public places with others who have facial coverings, except at masquerades and entertainment events, the statute says.
Military & Defense 2020-04-20T19:37:20Z

F-16 fighter intercepted even more Russian jets 'overflying' a US warship, NATO says

After Russian jets flew over a US warship, NATO said a F-16 fighter "conducted a professional intercept and left the scene"
Politics 2020-04-20T19:26:41Z

The Maryland governor's office says there were more media requests to cover anti-lockdown protests than there were protesters

The protest to reopen Maryland amid a coronavirus stay-at-home order saw "minimal participation," according to a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan.
Politics 2020-04-20T19:03:38Z

The head of WHO warns that 'the worst' of the coronavirus pandemic is 'ahead of us'

The WHO chief compared the virus to the 1918 flu that killed about 675,000 people in the US and tens of millions of people around the world.
Healthcare 2020-04-20T18:19:07Z

Cuomo calls on the federal government to provide hazard pay to frontline workers: 'Give them a 50% bonus'

Frontline workers, who have kept the state running while others have been on lockdown, should be rewarded, New York Gov, Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
News 2020-04-20T17:42:26Z

Ambulance jams, unprotected doctors, and mixed messages from Putin: Inside Russia's chaotic response to the coronavirus pandemic

Even though Vladimir Putin's government took measures to stem the outbreak in late January, hospitals and medics are still largely unequipped.
News 2020-04-20T17:37:26Z

US researchers at the WHO told Trump administration about coronavirus in 2019, report says

Researchers and experts warned the Trump administration about the viral outbreak as it developed late last year. Other warnings went unheeded, too.
Politics 2020-04-20T17:24:00Z

Facebook is removing promotions for anti-quarantine protests that violate stay-home orders in California, New Jersey, and Nebraska

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said Monday that the platform is classifying anti-quarantine protests as "harmful misinformation."
Science 2020-04-20T17:24:00Z

11 critical things we've learned about the novel coronavirus since the first reported outbreak in China

Months of scientific research has have given us a much better picture of how the virus infects, spreads, and shows up — or doesn't — in people.
Tech 2020-04-20T17:03:53Z

Get ready for Zoom weddings — New Yorkers can now get marriage licenses and get married via video calls

Gov. Cuomo signed executive orders over the weekend allowing couples to get a marriage license and perform a wedding ceremony via video until May 18.
News 2020-04-20T17:00:15Z

Coronavirus-lockdown protests will 'backfire' and interrupt the US's economic recovery, Fauci says

Meanwhile, the president's adviser Kellyanne Conway said some governors had "gone too far" and were "physically distanced from common sense."
News 2020-04-20T16:59:39Z

Trump is seeing the shortest 'rally 'round the flag' effect of any US president while other world leaders get a coronavirus bump

Trump's implacable approval rating has routinely defied conventional wisdom, but he's a global outlier when it comes to the coronavirus.
Science 2020-04-20T16:46:00Z

The largest hospital system in New York is giving its frontline workers a $2,500 bonus and an extra week of vacation to thank them for their work during the coronavirus pandemic

45,000 workers, including doctors, nurses, and "unsung heroes," are eligible for a cash bonus and extra time off, Northwell Health said on Monday.
News 2020-04-20T16:07:13Z

A Spanish taxi driver has been giving coronavirus patients free rides to a local hospital. A trending video shows him receiving a standing ovation, a check — and his own negative COVID-19 test.

The man was was brought to the hospital under the guise of transporting a patient, but was instead greeted by cheers, the taxi union wrote on Twitter.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-04-20T15:54:00Z

Financial strain from the coronavirus pandemic could force doctors to sell their practices or even close their doors permanently

20% of primary care practices now believe they will temporarily close within the next month. And the financial strain might lead them to shutter.
Science 2020-04-20T15:42:00Z

The US needs an 'army' of contact tracers if there's any hope of getting back to normal

In the US, roughly 2,200 contact workers are stationed nationwide. Public-health experts say it'll take hundreds of thousands to restart the country.
News 2020-04-20T15:34:00Z

A third of the global population is on coronavirus lockdown — here's our constantly updated list of countries and restrictions

China, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain have implemented mass quarantines to slow the coronavirus spread.
Science 2020-04-20T15:00:00Z

Coronavirus UK live: Lockdown could last for months to avoid second deadly spike

The UK government suggests lockdown could continue for many more months. Here's the latest as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across Britain.
Retail 2020-04-20T14:52:05Z

Amazon-owned Whole Foods is quietly tracking its employees with a heat map tool that ranks which stores are most at risk of unionizing

Stores' risk scores are based on more than two dozen metrics, including racial diversity, employee turnover, and "tipline" calls.
News 2020-04-20T14:40:00Z

10 times Trump has lashed out at reporters and called them 'nasty' during his coronavirus press briefings

During his coronavirus press briefings, President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked the media for asking questions he doesn't like.
Science 2020-04-20T14:13:00Z

Exercise may protect against a deadly coronavirus complication. One expert thinks it should be recommended just like social distancing.

New research suggests that exercise can promote the production of an antioxidant that lowers the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Transportation 2020-04-20T12:40:16Z

United lost $2.1 billion in the first quarter because of coronavirus, and it's a dark sign of just how bad things will get for the airline industry

United's losses due to the coronavirus outbreak came in March, and losses have accelerated in recent weeks.

Trump's new tactic for reelection is blaming governors for the coronavirus response

"Blame and credit will shift to the governors, considering they are the ones making the calls," one adviser to the president told Politico.
News 2020-04-20T10:51:50Z
Politics 2020-04-20T05:42:55Z

3 pro-gun activist brothers are behind several Facebook groups calling for protests against coronavirus lockdowns

The groups call for action against "excessive quarantine" and have gained tens of thousands of members in Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Politics 2020-04-20T02:56:26Z

Trump berates a female reporter after she pressed him on why he didn't warn Americans about the coronavirus crisis sooner

When CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang pressed Trump on the US' response to COVID-19, Trump told her to "relax" and "keep your voice down."
Politics 2020-04-20T02:09:44Z

Trump defends people resisting coronavirus lockdowns — says they're 'good people' suffering from cabin fever

Trump defended the protests that have been held in several states, some of which prompted death threats against Democratic governors.
Politics 2020-04-19T23:40:59Z

Trump says he's close to reaching a deal with Congress for a $400-billion-plus coronavirus aid package that includes a boost for small-business loans

Democratic leaders want more money for small businesses and additional safeguards to ensure that credit reaches businesses in underserved communities.
Military & Defense 2020-04-19T22:08:08Z

Russian fighter jet executes 'unsafe' intercept of US Navy aircraft, coming within 25 feet of an American plane

The intercept was caught on video and marks the second time in four days that a Russian fighter has come dangerously close to a US Navy plane.
News 2020-04-19T20:29:11Z

Sweden left schools, bars, restaurants, and gyms open during the coronavirus pandemic. Experts say the strategy might be working.

Anders Tegnell, Sweeden's top state epidemiologist told local media the number of new infections was "sort of plateau."
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