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Chicago prepares for the coronavirus storm, hoping to stay above the surge
 

Chicago prepares for the coronavirus storm, hoping to stay above the surgeChicago health care providers have been preparing since January for a potential surge of patients due to the increasingly wide spread of COVID-19.



Cheers! Distillers do their part to fight coronavirus by bottling hand sanitizer, not gin
 

Cheers! Distillers do their part to fight coronavirus by bottling hand sanitizer, not ginDistilleries of all shapes and sizes are now joining the fight against COVID-19.



In the coronavirus pandemic, carbon emissions have fallen, but climate change remains an existential threat
 

In the coronavirus pandemic, carbon emissions have fallen, but climate change remains an existential threatIn a world desperate for good news about the coronavirus, a dip in global carbon emissions caused by the outbreak’s economic downturn might be seen as a silver lining. But climate scientists and policy experts aren’t encouraged.   



Pelosi: Trump's downplaying of coronavirus has cost American lives
 

Pelosi: Trump's downplaying of coronavirus has cost American livesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharpened her criticism of President Trump’s early dismissal of the coronavirus, saying the delay cost American lives. She criticized the president's initial response to the virus during a Sunday morning interview on CNN.



Is $2 trillion enough to save the economy?
 

Is $2 trillion enough to save the economy?Congress approved the biggest stimulus bill in American history to counteract the economic impact of coronavirus. Is $2 trillion enough?



Trump touts TV ratings of coronavirus briefings
 

Trump touts TV ratings of coronavirus briefingsPresident Trump took to Twitter on Sunday and repeatedly bragged about the television ratings of his near-daily coronavirus press briefings.



There are 67,000 pharmacies in the United States. Only 5 are testing for the coronavirus.
 

There are 67,000 pharmacies in the United States. Only 5 are testing for the coronavirus.The promise of coronavirus testing at local pharmacies, which President Trump implied was at hand on a large scale, remains unrealized.



No, it's not public health versus the economy
 

No, it's not public health versus the economyOne of the fallacies being circulated in this pandemic is the idea that public health principles conflict with economic growth. That might be true in the very short run while economies are stalled, but the long run shows exactly the opposite.



Suspected SARS virus and flu samples found in luggage: FBI report describes China's 'biosecurity risk'
 

Suspected SARS virus and flu samples found in luggage: FBI report describes China's 'biosecurity risk'An FBI report about China’s involvement with scientific research in the U.S. has raised alarms. While the report refers broadly to foreign researchers, all three cases cited involve Chinese nationals.




Trump says Democrats' push for expanded voting threatens Republicans
 

Trump says Democrats' push for expanded voting threatens RepublicansPresident Trump on Monday criticized attempts by Democrats in Congress to expand voting access for the presidential election in the fall, saying increased voter turnout would keep Republicans from getting elected.



Are pot and guns essential in a pandemic?
 

Are pot and guns essential in a pandemic?As states and cities shut down all nonessential businesses to stop the spread of coronavirus, pot shops and gun stores are staying open in some places. Are they really essential?



DHS moves its National Operations Center off site after staff member tests positive for COVID-19
 

DHS moves its National Operations Center off site after staff member tests positive for COVID-19The Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center is relocating today after a member of its team tested positive for COVID-19, according to an internal DHS document obtained by Yahoo News. 



Coronavirus has some unlikely frontline heroes: Grocery store workers
 

Coronavirus has some unlikely frontline heroes: Grocery store workersWhile the worsening coronavirus pandemic has shuttered most businesses nationwide to promote social distancing, grocery stores have remained open, pushing their employees, whether they like it or not, to the frontlines in a public health emergency.



Science at work in the age of coronavirus: What will we learn from it?
 

Science at work in the age of coronavirus: What will we learn from it?Dr. Anthony Fauci wants to study hydroxychloroquine in a systematic way to determine if it is safe to take for the coronavirus — and if it actually works. President Trump for his part has been excitedly talking it up, belligerently demanding of skeptics, “What do you have to lose?”



What Andrew Cuomo knows
 

What Andrew Cuomo knowsThe last time New York faced a crisis of this magnitude, Andrew Cuomo almost destroyed his career.



Hospitals preparing for life-and-death decisions on who gets ventilators during coronavirus pandemic, medical ethicist says
 

Hospitals preparing for life-and-death decisions on who gets ventilators during coronavirus pandemic, medical ethicist saysMany hospitals are putting together triage committees made up of doctors and ethicists who can help individual frontline doctors and nurses make on-the-spot decisions about where a needed ventilator should go, according to a leading medical ethicist.



Coronavirus pandemic sparks new calls for personal surveillance, and concerns
 

Coronavirus pandemic sparks new calls for personal surveillance, and concernsAs countries around the world look for ways to track coronavirus infections using people’s personal smartphones, privacy experts and technologists warn the U.S. government faces an uphill battle to put such surveillance into practice.



One way to hold down coronavirus toll: Pretend it isn't happening
 

One way to hold down coronavirus toll: Pretend it isn't happeningSome conservative commentators have begun questioning the reported death tolls and hospitalizations caused by COVID-19.



Liberty University students choose sides after fallout from coronavirus reporting
 

Liberty University students choose sides after fallout from coronavirus reportingThe New York Times reported this week that almost a dozen Liberty University students have come down with COVID-19 symptoms since the school reopened last week. But Liberty University officials have since pushed back on these claims, calling the Times story “fake news”. Now, students are choosing sides in who they believe is telling the truth.



Will the restaurant industry survive coronavirus?
 

Will the restaurant industry survive coronavirus?The coronavirus pandemic has forced restaurants across the country to close or dramatically limit their business. Will the industry survive the outbreak?



Political realities may dilute GOP opposition to mail-in voting amid coronavirus
 

Political realities may dilute GOP opposition to mail-in voting amid coronavirusCongressional Republicans have resisted allocating the billions of dollars experts say are necessary to implement nationwide mail-in voting ahead of the presidential election.



Makeshift hospitals transform NYC as it battles coronavirus pandemic 
 

Makeshift hospitals transform NYC as it battles coronavirus pandemic As cases of COVID-19 in New York City continue to climb, makeshift emergency field hospitals are popping up and transforming some of the city’s most iconic sites.



Trump sees 'hard days' ahead in coronavirus fight, with as many as 240,000 Americans dead
 

Trump sees 'hard days' ahead in coronavirus fight, with as many as 240,000 Americans deadNearly a quarter million people in the United States could die as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Trump administration officials said Tuesday. 



CDC's 'disease detectives' are on the coronavirus case 
 

CDC's 'disease detectives' are on the coronavirus case While the Washington State Department of Health had prepared a plan for the arrival of the virus in January, it assumed it still had weeks before the disease would reach the U.S. “In three days, the plan was trashed. We went through every step,” Marcia Goldoft, a clinical epidemiologist with the Washington State DOH, told Yahoo News. “I don’t think anyone involved has ever seen anything go this fast.” 



'He must have felt like that was the only recourse': Captain of coronavirus-stricken carrier issues urgent plea to Pentagon for help
 

'He must have felt like that was the only recourse': Captain of coronavirus-stricken carrier issues urgent plea to Pentagon for helpThe letter amounts to a desperate appeal to his chain of command to get most of his sailors off the ship, where the virus is spreading out of control, and into individual quarantine lodgings that are based on federal guidelines.



Americans masking up against coronavirus — 'no harm to it,' Trump says
 

Americans masking up against coronavirus — 'no harm to it,' Trump saysWith the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 surging nationwide and health officials warning that, even in a best-case scenario, deaths from the disease could top 100,000 in the U.S., the government is reviewing its guidance on the use of face masks by the general population.



What impact will coronavirus have on climate change?
 

What impact will coronavirus have on climate change?Worldwide efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus have caused a massive drop in global emissions. Does the pandemic present an opportunity to accelerate the fight against climate change?



First he had brain cancer. Then the coronavirus struck his city. One patient’s perilous journey.
 

First he had brain cancer. Then the coronavirus struck his city. One patient’s perilous journey.When Ronnie Krensel went in for his most recent checkup following chemotherapy on March 21, it wasn’t anything like the ones he’d had before. Upon his arrival at the Southhampton Stony Brook Hospital in Long Island, N.Y., a doctor met Krensel in a hazmat suit in a large tent outside the facility, where he was asked “a series of rapid-fire questions” and then sent to a negative-pressure room, which prevents cross-contamination, for his visit. 



The view from the ER: 'We're all drowning'
 

The view from the ER: 'We're all drowning'A New York City emergency room physician compares her experience fighting COVID-19 to that of post-hurricane relief efforts as the city continues to deal with waves of patients.



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

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 try and beat back the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic that, in a best case scenario, is expected to kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans.



Two years before coronavirus, CDC warned of a coming pandemic
 

Two years before coronavirus, CDC warned of a coming pandemicLong before the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, and then soon spread to nearly every country on Earth, a conference in 2018 offered proof that epidemiologists at the CDC and other institutions were aware that a new pandemic was poised to strike.



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

Flattening the curve on coronavirus: What California and Washington can teach the worldNew data suggests the two West Coast states may have slowed the spread of coronavirus. How they did it.



As the scale of the coronavirus threat crystallizes, a comedian with a Trump impression takes off
 

As the scale of the coronavirus threat crystallizes, a comedian with a Trump impression takes off“It’s crazy,” J-L Cauvin said during an interview on the Yahoo News "Skullduggery" podcast. “It’s like eight years of a career shot into your vein in 72 hours.”



Coronavirus poses special risk to millions of Americans with diabetes
 

Coronavirus poses special risk to millions of Americans with diabetesAs the worsening coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country, millions of Americans living with diabetes face heightened risks from COVID-19.



Confirmed coronavirus cases reach one million worldwide
 

Confirmed coronavirus cases reach one million worldwideThe first reported cases came from China in December, eventually spreading to nearly every other country on earth over the ensuing three months.



The coronavirus 'crisis found me,' says Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan
 

The coronavirus 'crisis found me,' says Maryland Gov. Larry HoganLast Saturday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan closed the state’s beaches, leaving the state's 7,719 miles of shoreline to piping plovers and sand crabs.



Are coronavirus statistics reliable?
 

Are coronavirus statistics reliable?In recents weeks, an intense amount of intention has been placed on data about of coronavirus cases and deaths. Are these numbers accurate enough to be building public policy on?



Birx warns of coming coronavirus hot spots across the U.S.
 

Birx warns of coming coronavirus hot spots across the U.S.Louisiana is poised to become the next epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, White House officials said Thursday, citing new data that shows that 26 percent of the tests for COVID-19 in that state in recent days have come back positive.



'Protective bubbles': How 2 Army generals stopped the spread of coronavirus among their soldiers
 

'Protective bubbles': How 2 Army generals stopped the spread of coronavirus among their soldiersTwo Army generals took critical actions early to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Asia and Europe from spreading to military bases.



 
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