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  • European Carmakers Reopening Plants as COVID-19 Lockdown Eases
    European_carmakers_reopening_plants_as_covid-19_lockdown_eases 2020-04-27 18:58:17 UTC
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaking giant Volkswagen resumed production at its biggest factory on Monday as part of a broader industry drive to get back to work in Europe, where the coronavirus pandemic has hammered demand and pushed up inventory levels. Encouraged by a fall in infection ra...

  • 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...

  • Irish PM: Charging Google, Facebook for Media Content Is 'A Good Idea'
    Leo_varadkar 2020-04-26 07:11:05 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish government should consider copying Australia’s plan to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to share advertising revenue with local media, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday. Companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter “are sort of ...

  • Insane: U.S. President Suggests Drinking Disinfectant Will Kill COVID-19 and Clean the Lungs
    Insane-_u.s._president_suggests_drinking_disinfectants_will_kill_covid-19_and_clean_the_lungs 2020-04-24 19:12:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON — The president of the United States, Donald Trump seriously suggested that Americans “clean” their bodies with disinfectant to treat the coronavirus, in response to Bill Bryan, who heads the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology division, touting cleaning agents’ ab...

  • Meghan's Letter Takes Place at London’s High Court
    Meghan's_letter_takes_place_at_london%e2%80%99s_high_court 2020-04-28 18:34:23 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The first court hearing in a privacy case brought by Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, against a tabloid newspaper for printing part of one of her letters takes place at London’s High Court on Friday. Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry, is suing publi...

  • COVID-19: Vaccine Receives Approval in Germany
    Covid-19-_vaccine_receives_approval_in_germany 2020-04-22 19:02:06 UTC
    BERLIN — The German biotech company BioNTech will become the first European business to proceed with clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine, after receiving regulatory approval for accelerated testing. The Mainz-based company, which has never produced a market-ready product, has been working o...

  • 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...

  • U.S. Crude Oil Crashes Below $0
    U.s._crude_crashes_below__0 2020-04-20 21:51:34 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Oil futures plunged below zero on Monday, the latest never-before-seen number to come out of the economic coma caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Stocks and Treasury yields also dropped on Wall Street, with the S&P 500 down 1.8%, but the market’s most dramatic action by far w...

  • 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...

  • Germany's Unemployment Rate Stays Low Despite COVID-19
    Germany's_unemployment_rate_stays_low_despite_covid-19 2020-04-16 21:19:06 UTC
    BERLIN — Governments around the world have been fighting two battles against COVID-19, one of public health and one in the economic area. Once measures were taken to protect public health with lockdowns and stringent social distancing regulations, other measures were immediately needed to mitigat...

  • 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...

  • UK Economy Will Suffer Devastating Consequences of COVID 19
    Uk_economy_will_suffer_devastating_consequences_of_covid_19 2020-04-14 19:37:59 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s economy could shrink by 13% this year due to the government’s coronavirus shutdown, its deepest recession in three centuries, and public borrowing is set to surge to a post-World War Two high, the country’s budget forecasters said. In the April-June period alone, e...

  • UK Is Significantly UnderReporting Covid-19 Deaths
    Uk_is_significantly_underreporting_covid-19_deaths 2020-04-14 18:32:21 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s true death toll from the novel coronavirus far exceeds estimates previously published by the government, according to broader official data that include deaths in the community such as in nursing homes. Even before the new figures, the official British d...

  • Should you wear a mask? Wipe down the groceries?
    Should_you_wear_a_mask__wipe_down_the_groceries_ 2020-04-15 02:01:26 UTC
    Should you wash your hands? Are you going out to get the mail? Should you touch the mailbox? Should you touch the mail? Should you clean the mail? Should you take a walk? Should you wear a mask? What about gloves? What about neighbors — stay six feet away? Ten? Will they approach? What will...

  • UK to Adapt Apple, Google's Coronavirus Tracking Tool
    Uk_to_adapt_apple__google's_coronavirus_tracking_tool 2020-04-12 07:06:43 UTC
    (Reuters) - The technology arm of the National Health Service has been working on a mobile phone app with Alphabet Inc’s Google and iPhone maker Apple that the government hopes will help in ending the coronavirus lockdown, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. The system will use Bluetooth tec...

  • More Than Half of Coronavirus Patients Improved After Receiving Experimental Drug
    More_than_half_of_coronavirus_patients_improved_after_receiving_experimental_drug 2020-04-11 07:11:46 UTC
    <p>More than half of a group of severely ill coronavirus patients improved after receiving an experimental antiviral drug, although there&rsquo;s no way to know the odds of that happening without the drug because there was no comparison group, doctors reported Friday.</p><p>The <a href="https://w...

  • Boris Johnson Back on His Feet as UK Death Toll Hits 9000
    Boris_johnson_back_on_his_feet_as_uk_death_toll_hits_9000 2020-04-11 06:57:46 UTC
    <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson was back on his feet in his recovery from COVID-19 on Friday as Britain recorded its deadliest day yet in the coronavirus pandemic, with 980 more deaths taking the country&rsquo;s overall toll to nearly 9,000.</p><p>The rise in deaths, which even...

  • 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...

  • Boris Johnson Is Resting in Hospital, Recovering From COVID-19
    Boris_johnson_is_resting_in_hospital__recovering_from_covid-19 2020-04-10 14:35:06 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson was resting in hospital on Friday, recovering from COVID-19, while his fellow Britons were told to resist the temptation of spring sunshine over Easter as the coronavirus outbreak approaches a peak. The flamboyant 55-year-old leader’s visible dec...

  • EU Countries Agree to $550 Billion in Economic Support
    Eu_countries_agree_to__550_billion_in_economic_support 2020-04-10 14:32:55 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers agreed on Thursday on half-a-trillion euros ($550-Billion) worth of support for their coronavirus-battered economies but left open the question of how to finance recovery in the bloc headed for a steep recession. The agreement was reached a...

  • 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...

  • British PM Boris Johnson Still in Intensive Care
    British_pm_boris_johnson 2020-04-08 19:57:23 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care with the coronavirus but is improving and sitting up in bed, a senior government minister said Wednesday, as the U.K. recorded its biggest spike in COVID-19 deaths to date. Johnson, the first world leader diagnosed wi...

  • 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 ...

  • Boris Johnson Condition Worsens, UK's Death Toll Rises to 5,373
    Boris_johnson_moved_to_intensive_care__uk's_death_toll_rises_to_5_373 2020-04-06 23:24:35 UTC
    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms dramatically worsened Monday, just a day after he was admitted for what were said to be routine tests.</p><p>Johnson was admitted to St. Thomas&rsqu...