Silicon Valley: Google, Apple to Create Tracing Tools to Slow Coronavirus Spread
2020-04-10 18:00:20 UTC
(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Friday that they will work together to create contact tracing technology that aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing users to opt into a system that catalogs other phones they have been near.
The two Silicon Valley companies make the world’s d...
Chinese Firm Develops a Vaccine for Coronavirus: 500 Volunteers Needed for Second Phase Trial
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;">• Tianjin-based CanSino Biologics is recruiting 500...
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 ventilators, and some doctors worry that the ma...
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...
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.
UK Police to Enforce Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown
2020-04-05 20:14:39 UTC
LONDON — A woman is told to go home by a police officer on a motorbike to stop the spread of coronavirus and keep the park open for people observing the British government's guidance of social distancing, only using parks for dog walking, one form of exercise a day, like a run, walk, or cycle alone or with members of the same household...
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 ...
China Donates Ventilators to United States
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 infected in the U.S. has exceeded a quar...
“Modern Piracy”: U.S. 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 Germany, senior officials said the Unite...
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 Singapore became the latest to estimate tha...
A Guide to Surviving Financially as Bills Come Due
2020-04-01 22:06:24 UTC
<p>The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April’s bills are coming due.</p><p>The good news is there is help available. Reach out immediately to your mortgage lender, student loan servicer or utility provider to see what’s available. Other assistance, such as stimulus checks or unemploym...
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 treatment for the disease, which originate...
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...
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...
Alicia Keys Shares Personal Stories in Her New Book: “More Myself, A Journey”
2020-03-30 19:05:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — As a young woman growing up in the 1980s and ’90s in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen — “the name was exactly accurate for what it looked like, what it felt like,” as Alicia Keys recalls it — the budding musician born Alicia Cook would purposely wear baggy clothing and Timberland boots as she walked to and from the one-be...
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 ...
Coronavirus: 33 years old, in great health, found himself in less than a day and a half in intensive care
2020-03-30 01:51:11 UTC
<p>ROME (AP) — Andrea Napoli didn’t fit the usual profile of a coronavirus patient. </p><p>At 33, he was in perfect health, with no history of respiratory disease. And he was in top physical shape, thanks to regular workouts, including water polo training. </p><p>Still, Napoli, a lawyer in Rome, developed a cough ...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Move to California
2020-03-30 00:58:29 UTC
After months of rumors that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were California-bound, reports emerged Thursday that the couple recently left Canada and arrived in Los Angeles. According to People, Meghan and Harry are in a secluded compound and have not left because of the coronavirus crisis.
A friend of the couple’s confirmed the move ...
Sufjan Stevens Has Partnered With His Stepfather Lowell Brams
2020-03-29 02:06:46 UTC
Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams, “Aporia” (Asthmatic Kitty)
Always one to experiment, multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens has partnered with his stepfather Lowell Brams to turn in his first bona fide bomb with the positively pulse-less “Aporia.”
“Little magical moments” is how Stevens describes this largely all-instrumental expl...
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...
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" ...
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 infected worldwide crested the 220,000 ...