The governor of Tokyo is talking about the possibility of using the under-construction Olympic Athletes Village as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients
President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spent Thursday clashing over the administration's coronavirus response, with Schumer criticizing the White House's "tardiness and inadequacy" and Trump firing back in more personal terms. Trump, who was impeached by the House in December, called the Democrat a "bad" senator and told...
South Florida officials say 1,200 from two docked cruise ships will fly to their home countries. Those who are mildly ill will be quarantined on board and some are being hospitalized locally. (April 3)
Country legend Dolly Parton is stepping amid the coronavirus pandemic and donating her time and money. The music icon announced she will donate $1 million to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Parton said her friend Dr. Naji Abumrad at Vanderbilt University was working on a “bridge treatment to save lives.” Parton noted that the research hospital in Tennessee has seen “exciting advancements” in coronavirus research.
Mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, the Muslim sabbath when adherents gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down
Amazon Blocks Sale of N95 Masks to Public The company established a new section of its website where U.S.-accredited hospitals or state or federal agencies can apply for supplies. N95 masks, surgical masks, facial shields, surgical gowns, surgical gloves and large-volume sanitizers are among the restricted items. The decision comes as hospitals and government organizations have struggled to procure medical supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A spokesperson for the tech giant added that the general public’s access to COVID-19 diagnostic kits will also be restricted. Amazon also noted that it will not make a profit from the orders.
The IRS will begin sending out coronavirus stimulus checks as soon as April 9. This is according to an internal distribution plan obtained by The Washington Post. Electronic payments will be sent out next Friday, the internal document said. Paper checks will be mailed out to Americans on a weekly rotation. The plan set priority for paper check distribution to those with the lowest-income. Individual taxpayers making $10,000 or less will get their checks on April 24.
The University of Wisconsin, Madison's police force has opened what it says is its first murder case in "a very long time." Police say Dr. Beth Potter and her husband, Robin Carre, were found in a ditch at the university's arboretum by a jogger early Tuesday morning, the Wisconsin State...
Chris Cuomo Details 'Haunted' Night With Coronavirus The CNN anchor hosted Wednesday's episode of 'Cuomo Prime Time' live from his basement. He is self-quarantining one day after announcing that he tested positive for COVID-19. Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo added that he had a fever of around 103 degrees “that wouldn’t quit." Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo said he experienced hallucinations of his late father, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, who died in Jan. 2015. Chris Cuomo, via CNN
Here's the latest for Friday April 3rd: Over 6,000 Americans dead from coronavirus; Trump administration works on guidance recommending face masks in public; France rushes medical crews to Paris; Cruise ship passengers in South Florida to fly home.
The captain of a US aircraft carrier has lost his command after asking the Navy to let him evacuate crew members who tested positive for the coronavirus. Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the Navy, said Thursday that he gave the order to relieve Capt. Brett Crozier of his command, the...
Jeff Sessions, who's trying to be elected in Alabama without President Trump's support, has been reminded of the depth of his former boss's non-endorsement. He received a stinging demand letter from the Trump campaign, Reuters reports, saying Sessions seems to be trying to make voters think that they're allies and...
Researchers in Massachusetts and Italy, are investigating a well-known medical treatment as a possible COVID-19 treatment. Clinical trials have begun in order to find out whether inhaled nitric oxide can save critically ill patients from COVID-19. According to Gizmodo, the treatment may even be used preventatively to keep health care workers infection-free. Nitric oxide, or NO, is a key part of our biology and not the same as nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.
Poland’s parliament is preparing to vote on legislation that would transform the country’s May presidential election into one conducted exclusively by mail-in ballots
5 Everyday Objects to Avoid Touching as Coronavirus Spreads Although coronavirus mainly spreads via respiratory droplets, it is possible to catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces. You should be wary when interacting with these 5 highly-touched surfaces. 1. Cellphones 2. Keys 3. ATMs 4. Money 5. Door handles
Iceland, home to about 364,000 people, is taking a different approach to the coronavirus than other countries. According to Reuters, the Icelandic government allows testing for anyone who wants it. Instead of only testing people with symptoms, the country is allowing everyone to be tested. Iceland confirmed its first COVID-19 test in February when a resident tested positive after a trip to Italy. Since then, the number of confirmed cases has risen to 1,319, with two fatalities. Iceland's government website notes that about 20,930 people, or about 6% of the population, have been tested. As of Wednesday, the US had conducted about 1.1 million tests, which accounts for about 0.34% of the US population.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is launching a bipartisan committee to keep an eye on how the $2 trillion in the new stimulus bill is spent. "Where there's money there’s also frequently mischief," Pelosi said Thursday. "We want to make sure there are not exploiters out there." The special committee will...