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 ...
Trump’s Delayed Response to Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on America
2020-04-06 02:36:36 UTC
As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment.
Boris Johnson Hospitalized With Persistent COVID-19 Symptoms
2020-04-05 22:29:58 UTC
<p>LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital Sunday for tests, his office said, because he is still suffering symptoms, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.</p><p>Johnson’s office said the admission to an undisclosed London hospital came on...
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 alo...
Trump Administration Wasted Months Before Preparing for Coronavirus Pandemic
2020-04-08 19:31:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies an...
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 ...
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 ...
The Focus Will Soon Shift to Makeup of Biden's Cabinet
2020-04-04 02:24:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Friday that he will announce a committee to oversee his vice presidential selection process and is already thinking about whom he’d choose to join his Cabinet.
Biden, who holds a significant lead in delegates over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic president...
“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 ...
Economist: “The U.S. Labor Market Is In Free-Fall”
2020-04-02 05:32:09 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits likely shot to a record high for a second week in a row as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic, which economists say has pushed the economy into recession. ...
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&rsqu...
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 assistan...
Putin Sends Medical Gear to U.S. After Trump calls
2020-04-01 21:19:13 UTC
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia is sending the United States medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, a public relations coup for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he discussed the crisis with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Trump, struggling to fill shortages of ventil...
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 so...
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...
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 s...
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...
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.
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 work...
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, speakin...
New York Gov.: Trump "Creates Total Pandemonium on Top of a Pandemic"
2020-03-29 00:04:47 UTC
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has criticized the federal government’s response as his state became the country’s virus epicenter, said roping off states would amount to “a federal declaration of war.” Cuomo said the prospect of a quarantine didn’t come up when he spoke with Trump earlier Saturd...
IMF: Global 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...
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 ...
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 wo...
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...