U.S. coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day

Published: 2020-03-31 01:54:44 UTC

[Reuters] The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed past 3,000 on Monday, the deadliest day yet in the country's mounting crisis, while New York cheered the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship as a sign of hope in the city's desperat…

Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

Published: 2020-03-31 01:53:08 UTC

[Reuters] Countries affected by the novel coronavirus entered another week of strict quarantine and several nations introduced new economic stimulus to aid citizens and companies hit by the pandemic.

NYU Langone Tells ER Doctors to ‘Think More Critically’ About Who Gets Ventilators

Published: 2020-03-31 01:43:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] New York health center says it will support emergency-room staff who ‘withhold futile intubations,’ threatens to discipline doctors who talk to the press

US death rates v China, Italy and South Korea

Published: 2020-03-31 01:12:54 UTC

[BBC News] The US has seen its cases spike dramatically in recent days and these graphs show what could be in store.

Italy extends lockdown but hopes to turn corner

Published: 2020-03-30 23:27:29 UTC

[BBC News] The number of new daily coronavirus infections is 1,648, down from 3,815 on Sunday.

Has coronavirus brought borders back to Europe?

Published: 2020-03-30 23:13:03 UTC

[BBC News] The BBC’s Gavin Lee took a road trip in Europe's Schengen area to see how free movement has changed.

'Strega Nona' author Tomie dePaola is dead at age 85

Published: 2020-03-30 22:58:12 UTC

[Associated Press] CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died...

US in good shape to meet virus 'peak' - Trump

Published: 2020-03-30 22:55:53 UTC

[BBC News] The US president says hospitals will have enough ventilators to cope wit the outbreak.

Workers protest at Instacart, Amazon and Whole Foods for health protections and hazard pay

Published: 2020-03-30 22:38:13 UTC

[The Washington Post] Grocery store, delivery and warehouse workers have unprecedented leverage to demand better working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic because their labor has become essential for millions of Americans.

Under coronavirus immigration measures, U.S. is expelling border-crossers to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes

Published: 2020-03-30 22:35:51 UTC

[The Washington Post] Unauthorized crossings have dropped steeply in recent days as U.S. implements rapid deportation model due to emergency measures.

Countries crack down on basic rights amid virus pandemic

Published: 2020-03-30 22:30:26 UTC

[Associated Press] BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Soldiers patrol the streets with their fingers on machine gun triggers. The army guards an exhibition center-turned-makeshift-hospital crowded with rows of bunks for those...

FBI reaches out to Sen. Burr over stock sales tied to virus

Published: 2020-03-30 22:17:53 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has reached out to Sen. Richard Burr about his sale of stocks before the coronavirus caused markets to plummet, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.The...

J&J, Moderna sign deals with U.S. to produce huge quantity of possible coronavirus vaccines

Published: 2020-03-30 21:39:52 UTC

[Reuters] The U.S. government has cut deals with Johnson & Johnson and Moderna Inc and said it is in talks with at least two other companies to prepare them to produce massive quantities of coronavirus vaccines even before safe and effective ones become available.

UK coronavirus measures 'making a difference'

Published: 2020-03-30 21:38:41 UTC

[BBC News] People are heeding the advice to stay home to keep pressure off the NHS - and it's working, says adviser.

Italy to extend coronavirus lockdown until Easter as new cases fall

Published: 2020-03-30 21:24:37 UTC

[Reuters] Italy's government on Monday said it would extend its nationwide lockdown measures against a coronavirus outbreak, due to end on Friday, at least until the Easter season in April, as the number of new infections declines.

How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump's Easter plan

Published: 2020-03-30 21:06:44 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — The two doctors spread out their charts on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.The projections were grim: Even if the U.S. were to continue to do what it was doing,...

New York governor begs for help as coronavirus death toll climbs

Published: 2020-03-30 21:04:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] US Navy hospital ship arrives in New York City to help relieve the crisis that has killed more than 1,200 in the city.

New York's Cuomo pleads for doctors, nurses from other states to aid its hospitals

Published: 2020-03-30 20:56:24 UTC

[Reuters] New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Monday for healthcare workers elsewhere to help the state's overwhelmed hospitals battle the coronavirus and made a plea for bipartisanship and "partnership" with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Gas is cheap, but for many motorists there's nowhere to go

Published: 2020-03-30 20:51:48 UTC

[Associated Press] DALLAS (AP) — U.S. gasoline prices have dropped to their lowest levels in four years, and they are almost sure to go lower as oil prices plunge.Price-tracking services put the national...

California COVID-19 hospitalizations double in four days: governor

Published: 2020-03-30 20:20:16 UTC

[Reuters] California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state had nearly doubled over the past four days and the number of ICU patients tripled during that time.

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