Celebrity Doctor Apologizes For saying coronavirus Is “Press-Induced Panic”
2020-04-08 20:24:22 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky has apologized for a series of statements unspooled in a recent video where he downplayed the coronavirus and suggested it was a “press-induced panic.”</p><p>“I wish I had gotten it right, but I got it wrong,” said Pinsky in a video posted over the weekend. P...
Coronavirus Cases Top 400,000 in U.S.
2020-04-08 03:03:20 UTC
New York — Across the U.S., the death toll neared 13,000, with 400,000 infections. Some of the deadliest hot spots were Detroit, New Orleans and the New York metropolitan area, which includes parts of Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. New Jersey recorded over 1,200 dead, most of them in the northern counties where many residents...
COVID-19 Crisis: Life in China Slowly Returns to Normal
2020-04-08 19:32:35 UTC
WUHAN, China - Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province and the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday lifted a 76-day lockdown that it had imposed to halt the spread of the virus, signalling the normal resumption of life for the city of 11 million people while the world still tackles the pandemic.
Online Concert: Golden Gate Park Turns 150 years old
2020-04-05 07:13:46 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Park turns 150 years old on Saturday, and the huge party to celebrate San Francisco’s beloved treasure will, for the time being, take place online.
Originally, city officials planned a yearlong celebration that included free museum admission, concerts and the participation of more than 150 cultural ...
Mayor Garcetti: Everyone in Los Angeles Should Wear Masks
2020-04-02 02:06:12 UTC
<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Los Angeles on Wednesday told everyone in the nation’s second-largest city to start wearing masks to combat the coronavirus, but California’s governor isn’t ready to take that idea statewide.</p><p>Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday he’s focused instead on keeping people in...
New York's Fight Against Covid-19 Depends on Continued Solidarity
2020-04-01 20:41:11 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis.</p><p>As hot spo...
United States Paralyzed by Coronavirus
2020-04-01 06:51:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — It has become a grim ritual outside New York City’s hospitals: workers in protective gear loading the bodies of coronavirus victims into refrigerated trailers.
A surge in deaths in the epicenter of the crisis in the U.S. has overwhelmed the city’s permanent morgues and filled storage spaces in many hospitals to capac...
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE GOVERNMENT STIMULUS CHECK? HERE ARE THE ANSWERS:
2020-04-01 22:00:10 UTC
The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks.
The payments are part of the $2.2 trillion rescue package signed into law last week by President Donald Trump aimed at combating the economic ravages of the coronavirus outbreak.
Most people don’t ne...
Coronavirus Pandemic Could Kill As Many As 240,000 In U.S.
2020-04-01 21:59:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.
Public health officials stressed that the num...
Holland: Van Gogh painting Spring Garden Stolen From Museum
2020-03-30 20:52:35 UTC
Amsterdam — A Van Gogh painting has been stolen from a museum in the Dutch town of Laren.
Police said on Monday there had been a break in at the Singer Laren Museum at 03:15 local time (02:15 GMT).
The museum later announced that Van Gogh’s Spring Garden, on loan from the Groninger Museum, was missing.
The Singer Laren Museum is clo...
Lacking Medical Supplies, US Hospitals Decide Who to Treat First
2020-03-30 17:47:56 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers. They are struggling to breathe, and a ventilator could save their lives. But who gets one when there aren’t enough to go around?
Health care workers are dreading the prospect of such di...
Updates: Coronavirus Cases in Africa Near 5,000
2020-03-30 08:08:33 UTC
<p>The Latest on the <a href="https://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak">coronavirus</a> pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.</p><p>TOP OF THE HOUR:</p><p>— Coronavirus cases in ...
Expert: Coronavirus Could Kill Up to 200,000 people in U.S.
2020-03-29 17:21:46 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., his foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.</p><p>Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Uni...
France: Merci, Stay At Home
2020-03-27 23:12:35 UTC
PARIS (AP) — Health workers racing to save lives as France contends with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks have received a huge show of gratitude with the help of the Eiffel Tower.
The Paris landmark also had a message for the broader French public: Stay home.
Lights spelled out “Merci,” French for ’Thank you,” and...
U.S. Is Now Coronavirus Pandemic’s New Epicenter
2020-03-27 01:37:48 UTC
New York — The coronavirus outbreak reached a somber milestone in the U.S. on Thursday (March 26) — the nation now has more coronavirus cases than any other country in the world.
There are now at least 85,377 cases of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in the United States, according to worldometer, a website that tracks coronav...
GOOD THINGS: Berlin Clubs Take Party Online
2020-03-26 19:23:23 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the nightclubs in the German capital have decided to keep the beat going — at least online.
Berlin’s nightclubs were closed March 13 to help slow the spread of the virus. In response, some of them formed a streaming platform to let DJs, musicians and artists continue perform...
Coronavirus: Half-Million Infected Worldwide
2020-03-26 16:49:08 UTC
The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demonstration of the damage to the world’s biggest economy.
Health care systems in Eu...
Taylor Swift Sending Money To Fans
2020-03-26 16:28:35 UTC
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.</p><p>TAYLOR SWIFT SENDING...
France: No Excuse to Get Out, 1 Baguette at A Time
2020-03-26 15:53:36 UTC
LE VESINET, France (AP) — In France, the fight against COVID-19 is being waged one baguette at a time.
No longer just a mere staple, the iconic loaf and the French daily ritual of buying it have become loaded with moral, civic and public health considerations that could never have been imagined before the new coronavirus turned life...
The Failure of Coronavirus Testing in America
2020-03-26 03:50:06 UTC
<p><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">"Trace, test and treat" has been the mantra of global health bodies in tackling the spread of Covid-19. But innumerable cases around the country show it is a model the United States has failed to recreate.</span></strong></p><p><img alt="The_failure_of_coronavirus_testing_in_america" ...
New York Mobilizes Against A Potential Public Health Disaster
2020-03-25 21:12:28 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after New York leaders ordered people to stay home, authorities mobilized to head off a potential public health disaster Wednesday, with the city’s emergence as the nation’s biggest coronavirus hot spot a warning flare — and perhaps a cautionary tale — for the rest of the country.
A makeshift morgue was set...
U.S. Immigration Detainees: “People Are In Fear and Panicking"
2020-03-25 20:39:20 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates fear tight quarters and overall conditions could cause rapid spread of the virus.</p><p>The U.S. holds around 37,000 pe...
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Skyrocket to 35,000
2020-03-23 06:56:01 UTC
Global-Gathering — The total number of known U.S. cases has climbed past 35,000 in a surge that health officials attributed in large part to an increase in diagnostic testing. More than 460 Americans have died.
More than 340,408 people have been infected across the world and 14,573 have died, according to a Worldometers-info tally.
Chaos Amid U.S. Coronavirus Testing Incapability
2020-03-20 23:31:49 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — First, some of the coronavirus tests didn’t work. Then there weren’t enough to go around. Now, just as the federal government tries to ramp up nationwide screening, laboratory workers are warning of a new roadblock: dire shortages of testing supplies.
The shortages are the latest stumble in a botched effort to trac...
Global Death Toll From Coronavirus Hits 10,000
2020-03-19 22:06:18 UTC
Worldwide, the death toll soared toward 10,009 as the total number of infections topped 244,526, including nearly 87,709 people who have recovered.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe pleaded with people to keep their distance from one another to avoid spreading the virus, even as the crisis pushed them to seek comfort.