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  • Juliet Was Fighting For Her Life: 'I Died and Came Back'
    Juliet_was_fighting_for_her_life-_'i_died_and_came_back' 2020-05-01 18:27:28 UTC
    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — As her desperately sick daughter was being airlifted to a hospital, Jennifer Daly was thinking about all the parts of life that still lay ahead for her 12-year-old and whether she’d ever experience them: Would she get to fall in love? Would she get the chance to get married ...

  • New Drug: Scientists Announce Effective Treatment Against COVID-19
    New_drug-_scientists_announce_effective_treatment_against_coronavirus 2020-05-01 01:28:20 UTC
    Scientists on Wednesday announced the first effective treatment against the coronavirus — an experimental drug that can speed the recovery of COVID-19 patients — in a major medical advance that came as the economic gloom caused by the scourge deepened in the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. governmen...

  • Coronavirus May Turn Overcrowded Prisons Into Inferno
    Coronavirus_may_turn_overcrowded_prisons_into_inferno 2020-04-27 18:57:42 UTC
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The spreading specter of the new coronavirus is shaking Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded, unruly prisons, threatening to turn them into an inferno. The Puente Alto prison in downtown Santiago, Chile, had the largest of Latin America’s largest prison virus outbreak...

  • COVID-19: U.S. Expects Flood of Business Bankruptcies
    Covid-19-_u.s._expects_flood_of_business_bankruptcies 2020-04-27 01:48:54 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The billions of dollars in coronavirus relief targeted at small businesses may not prevent many of them from ending up in bankruptcy court. Business filings under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy law rose sharply in March, and attorneys who work with struggling companies ar...

  • WHO: No Evidence Recovered COVID-19 Patients Are Immune
    Who_chief_to_trump-_don't_politicize_covid-19__if_you_don't_want_many_more_body_bags 2020-04-26 07:29:48 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that there was currently “no evidence” that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second coronavirus infection. In a scientific brief, the United Nations agency warned governments...

  • What you need to know today about COVID-19
    Trump%e2%80%99s_delayed_reaction_to_coronavirus_takes_its_toll_on_america 2020-04-22 22:38:59 UTC
    <article data-cid="1030594" data-nid="1030594" data-related="2"><p>Congress is sprinting to approve a $483 billion coronavirus aid package this week, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it&rsquo;s time to &ldquo;push the pause button&rdquo; on federal spending.</p><p>Two pet cats in N...

  • Coronavirus: Wild Animals Move Into Cities and Air Cleans Up
    Coronavirus-_air_cleans_up_and_wild_animals_move_into_cities 2020-04-22 06:47:38 UTC
    <p>An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth.</p><p>As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India&rsquo;s getting views of si...

  • New COVID-19 Forecasts for Asia: Singapore Reports 942 New Cases
    New_covid-19_forecasts_for_asia-_singapore_reports_942_new_cases 2020-04-18 13:52:37 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Singapore reported 942 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a single-day high for the tiny city-state that pushed its total number of infections to 5,992, including 11 deaths. The number of cases in Singapore has more than doubled over the past week amid an explosion of infections...

  • Trump's WHO Decision "Selfish, Short-Sighted and Wrong"
    Trump's_who_decision_%22selfish__short-sighted_and_wrong%22 2020-04-16 21:23:54 UTC
    GENEVA (AP) — Nations and health experts worldwide reacted with alarm Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization. They warned that the move could jeopardize global efforts to stop the coronavirus pandemic...

  • South Korea to Strap Tracking Wristbands on People Who defy Quarantine Orders
    South_korea_to_strap_tracking_wristbands_on_people_who_defy_quarantine_orders 2020-04-11 06:47:50 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea announced plans Saturday to strap tracking wristbands on people who defy quarantine orders and Christians were urged to stay home on Easter weekend as the global coronavirus death toll passed 100,000. South Korean officials said stricter controls are requ...

  • Chinese Firm Develops a Vaccine for Coronavirus: 500 Volunteers Needed for Second Phase Trial
    Covid-19-_chinese_scientists_find_'effective'_antibodies 2020-04-29 21:09:12 UTC
    BEIJING — Chinese biopharma firm CanSino Biologics is recruiting 500 volunteers for the second phase of a clinical trial of a vaccine that is the country’s biggest hope for preventing a new coronavirus epidemic. <ul><li data-v-e4bae94c=""><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">&bull; Tianjin-b...

  • COVID-19: Some Doctors Moving Away From Using Breathing Machines
    Covid-19-_some_doctors_moving_away_from_using_breathing_machines 2020-04-29 21:06:04 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can. The reason: Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventila...

  • Bernie Sanders Ended His Presidential Bid
    Bernie_sanders_ended_his_presidential_bid 2020-04-08 19:28:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have ...

  • COVID-19 Crisis: Life in China Slowly Returns to Normal
    Life_in_china_returns_to_normal_after_covid-19_crisis 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 ...

  • China Donates Ventilators to United States
    China_donates_ventilators_to_u.s. 2020-04-04 17:50:53 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that China is facilitating the shipment of 1,000 ventilators to his state, as he continues to shop for more of the lifesaving devices ahead of a growing number of coronavirus patients who are expected to need them. The number of people ...

  • “Modern Piracy”: U.S. Snatches Masks Meant for Germany
    %e2%80%9cmodern_piracy%e2%80%9d-_us_snatches_masks_meant_for_germany 2020-04-04 01:17:16 UTC
    PARIS/BERLIN — The global scramble to secure face masks to shield frontline workers from the coronavirus has turned the marketplace into the “Wild West,” with the United States often ready to outbid buyers who have already signed deals, officials from Europe to the Americas say. In France and ...

  • Coronavirus Is Spreading by Seemingly Healthy People
    19135_coronavirus_is_spreading_by_seemingly_healthy_people 2020-04-29 21:05:11 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier. A study by researchers in Sin...

  • COVID-19: Chinese Scientists Find 'Effective' Antibodies
    Covid-19-_chinese_scientists_find_'effective'_antibodies 2020-04-01 19:31:49 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are “extremely effective” at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells, which eventually could be helpful in treating or preventing COVID-19. There is currently no proven effective tr...

  • IMF: Global Economy Has Entered Recession, Worse Than 2008 Downturn
    Imf-_economy_has_entered_recession__worse_than_2008_downturn 2020-03-27 23:26:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday it is clear that the global economy has now entered a recession that could be as bad or worse than the 2009 downturn. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the 189-nation lending agency was forecasting a recove...

  • Coronavirus: Half-Million Infected Worldwide
    Half-million_coronavirus_infections_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 bigge...

  • Asian Markets Opened Sharply Higher
    Asian_markets_opened_sharply_higher 2020-03-25 03:14:56 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares opened sharply higher in Asia on Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to its best day since 1933 with Congress and the White House nearing a deal on injecting nearly $2 trillion of aid into an economy ravaged by the coronavirus. Japan’s Nikkei 225 inde...

  • Coronavirus Cases Top 220,000 Worldwide - 9,000 Dies
    Coronavirus_cases_top_220_000_worldwide__9_000_dies 2020-03-18 23:20:08 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Desperate travelers choked European border crossings on Wednesday after nations implemented strict controls in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, creating traffic jams miles long and slowing the passage of trucks carrying critical supplies. The number of people...

  • Global Stocks Fall Sharply as Virus Cases Spread Around the World
    Global_stocks_fall_sharply_as_virus_cases_spread_around_the_world 2020-03-16 20:33:23 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply around the world Monday as the coronavirus forced huge swaths of the economy to the edge of a standstill, from parked airplanes to the nearly empty restaurant around the corner. The Dow industrials took a 2,999-point nosedive on Monday as fears deepen that ...

  • Global Shares Plunge: Worst Day Since '87
    Global_shares_plunge-_worst_day_since_'87 2020-03-13 02:06:33 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Shares have plunged in Asia, with Japan&rsquo;s benchmark sinking 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987.&nbsp;</p><p>Markets worldwide have retreated as fears of economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis deepen and the mel...

  • World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
    World_health_organization_declares_coronavirus_crisis_is_now_a_pandemic 2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC
    <p>ROME (AP) &mdash; Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.</p><p>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is &ldquo;deeply concerned by the alarming l...