COVID-19 Coronavirus spreads
Novel coronavirus, denoted 2019-nCoV by the WHO
Mar 27, 2020
House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care...
Mar 26, 2020
As the Coronavirus Hit, Jared Kushner’s Company Told Renters to Take Action to Pay “ASAP” – Mother Jones
The family firm of the president's son in law could benefit from a federal bailout.
Mar 24, 2020
Person under 18 dies of coronavirus in Los Angeles, health experts report - Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County officials confirmed four more COVID-19 deaths, including an individual under the age of 18.
Voting by Mail Would Reduce Coronavirus Transmission but It Has Other Risks — ProPublica
As COVID-19 spreads, many are proposing to hold the November election by mail. Without careful preparation, though, the transition could run into logistical problems and provide opportunities for voter fraud.
Kaivan Shroff on Twitter
“BREAKING: A child has died of Coronavirus in Los Angeles. The first child to die from the virus in the U.S. so far. A tragic reminder that this is indeed a pandemic that affects everyone.”
Mar 23, 2020
Trump Claim That Malaria Drugs Treat Coronavirus Sparks Warnings, Shortages - WSJ
Health officials across the world are issuing warnings over the use of antimalarial drugs after President Trump’s comments about treating the coronavirus with them sparked panic-buying and overdoses.
Mar 20, 2020
Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus | Free to read | Financial Times
This storm will pass. But the choices we make now could change our lives for years to come
Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus: How safer at home order for L.A. county works - Los Angeles Times
The new L.A. County "Safer at Home" order works to fight the spread of coronavirus with closures of non-essential stores, playgrounds and bans gatherings of 10 or more people.
Senator Richard Burr Warned Of Coronavirus Effects In Private Meeting : NPR
Sen. Richard Burr issued a warning at a private event weeks ago to prepare for dire effects from the coronavirus, going further than his more public comments, according to a recording obtained by NPR.
Gavin Newsom on Twitter
“CA is issuing a statewide, mandatory STAY AT HOME order. Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more will stay open. We need to meet this moment and flatten the curve together. Go to https://t.co/xtXFwVeWc2 to learn more.”
Mar 13, 2020
NPR on Twitter
“JUST IN: Nancy Pelosi says the House will vote today on a bill responding to the coronavirus outbreak. She said the bill would include paid sick and family leave, expanded unemployment assistance, and nutrition assistance for children and seniors. https://t.co/1UO5bTIQ6y”
Mar 12, 2020
Why Trump Intentionally Misnames the Coronavirus - The Atlantic
When conservative figures continually refer to the “Wuhan virus” or “Chinese coronavirus,” it’s clear they’re doing it to make a point.
Mar 11, 2020
WHO declares COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic
NBA suspends season over the coronavirus after player tests positive - Axios
It's the latest in a wave of event cancellations.
Senate GOP Blocks Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill From Moving Forward | HuffPost
The legislation put forth by Democrats would guarantee 14 days of paid leave for workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Local leaders take coronavirus fight into own hands absent federal direction
State and local officials in mostly blue states have been largely taking matters in their own hands, with outcomes that have varied widely
The Associated Press on Twitter
“BREAKING: The World Health Organization declares COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. https://t.co/YO1pjzZTl2”
Mar 09, 2020
Reps. Matt Gaetz, Doug Collins Self-Quarantine After CPAC Coronavirus Exposure : NPR
Reps. Collins, Gaetz and Meadows are the latest lawmakers to self-quarantine following concerns over possible exposure to Covid-19.
Mar 05, 2020
Senate passes $8 billion emergency coronavirus funding package - Axios
It's a rare bit of bipartisan lawmaking across both the House and Senate.
Movie industry braces for major hit due to coronavirus - Axios
The Chinese box office has so far lost an estimated $200 million in 2020.
Mar 04, 2020
California State of Emergency
Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency to Help State Prepare for Broader Spread of COVID-19 | California Governor
Emergency proclamation builds on work already underway across state government to protect public health and safety Proclamation includes increased protections…
Congressional Leaders Strike Deal On $8 Billion Bill To Battle Coronavirus : NPR
House and Senate leaders agreed on an emergency funding bill totaling about $8 billion to address the coronavirus outbreak. The bipartisan measure could pass both chambers of Congress this week.
Coronavirus: 12 New Cases In Washington State; Los Angeles Declares Emergency : Shots - Health News : NPR
Another person has died in Washington state, raising the death toll to 10. Of the 39 coronavirus cases there, 31 are in Seattle and King County.
Mar 02, 2020
Coronavirus in China: The most important lessons from China’s Covid-19 response - Vox
China’s cases of Covid-19 are finally declining. A WHO expert explains why.
Mar 01, 2020
Coronavirus: West Coast scrambles as cases emerge nationwide - Los Angeles Times
Health officials on the West Coast continued efforts to contain the coronavirus as new cases were reported in Washington, Illinois and Rhode Island.
Feb 29, 2020
Coronavirus: Washington declares emergency after first US death
Washington state officials confirm the first coronavirus death in the U.S. Here's the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak.
11 cases of coronavirus confirmed in San Antonio
The number of evacuees infected with the novel coronavirus climbed to 11 on Friday, per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Feb 28, 2020
China Spins Coronavirus Crisis, Hailing Itself as a Global Leader - The New York Times
The propaganda push suggests the Chinese government might be worried about the lasting damage of the outbreak.
New coronavirus case in California is second of unknown origin - CNN
An older adult woman from California is the second case of unknown origin of the novel coronavirus, health officials in Santa Clara County said Friday.
Coronavirus: WHO Says Risk Of COVID-19 Is Now 'Very High At A Global Level' : Goats and Soda : NPR
On Monday, 29 countries reported having cases of the coronavirus disease. It's now been confirmed in nearly 50 nations.
Coronavirus FAQ | COVID-19 - Consumer Reports
A new coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China, is spreading between people around the globe. Consumer Reports explains what you need to know about the virus, known as COVID-19.
Feb 27, 2020
From 'Smoking Doesn't Kill' to Conversion Therapy—Mike Pence's Most Controversial Science Remarks
Vice President Mike Pence has some highly controversial "scientific opinions" that have raised more than a few professional eyebrows over the years, from climate change to creationism.
5 Ways To Prevent And Prepare For The Coronavirus: Life Kit : NPR
You might be wondering how to prevent coronavirus and protect your family if the virus continues to spread. Nancy Messonnier from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares five things you can do to prepare. One takeaway: Wash your hands often with soap and water.
Pence Will Control All Coronavirus Messaging From Health Officials - The New York Times
Government health officials and scientists will have to coordinate statements with the vice president’s office, one of three people designated as the administration’s primary coronavirus official.
Feb 26, 2020
First U.S coronavirus diagnosis is reported with no connection to other cases | Daily Mail Online
The first case of coronavirus where the origin of the disease is unknown has been confirmed in the United States, officials revealed Wednesday.
Feb 25, 2020
U.S. coronavirus outbreak inevitable, CDC official says - POLITICO
“Ultimately, we will see community spread in this country."
Feb 24, 2020
Update: Public Health Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak — United States, February 24, 2020 | MMWR
Fourteen cases have been diagnosed in the United States, in addition to 39 cases among repatriated persons from high-risk settings, for a current total of 53 cases within the United States. U.S. government agencies and public health partners are implementing aggressive measures to slow and try to contain transmission of COVID-19 in the United States.
Feb 22, 2020
Moscow targets Chinese with raids amid virus fears
MOSCOW (AP) — Bus drivers in Moscow kept their WhatsApp group chat buzzing with questions this week about what to do if they spotted passengers who might be from China riding with them in the...
How COVID-19 Has Affected Medical Care For Non-Coronavirus Patients : NPR
The coronavirus outbreak in China has pulled vital medical resources and personnel away from regular procedures. This is causing complications for people who need treatment for other diseases.
Coronavirus Update: Cases Leap Again In South Korea, As Officials Warn Africa : Goats and Soda : NPR
The tally of new cases is declining in China, the heart of the outbreak. But rising numbers beyond its borders have officials worried, including for regions that have scarcely seen the virus so far.
Feb 20, 2020
Scientists Question China's Decision Not to Report Symptom-Free Coronavirus Cases - Scientific American
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