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Counties without coronavirus are mostly rural, poor

Sunday  07:50,   29 march 2020

As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows. Data... >>>

The Great American Migration of 2020: On the move to escape the coronavirus

Sunday  06:20,   29 march 2020

To avoid coronavirus, Americans have been heading to second homes, rural cabins and family homesteads.Where they are now, deep in the redwood forest near Big Sur, 140 miles south along the California coast, there is mostly the towering silence of... >>>

Women Don’t Have to Give Birth Alone in NYC Hospitals Anymore

Sunday  05:40,   29 march 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning an executive order requiring hospitals to allow women in labor to have a support person after a few large New York City-area hospital systems instituted policies prohibiting visitors during childbirth. More >>>

Coronavirus cases in California ICUs double overnight as manufacturers race to fill shortages

Sunday  04:25,   29 march 2020

The number of coronavirus patients in California intensive care units doubled overnight and manufacturers are stepping up to build equipment like ventilators to fill hospital shortages, Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Saturday. The world is battling... >>>

Cuomo on possible NY quarantine: 'I don't think it's legal'

Sunday  02:10,   29 march 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday in an interview with CNN that he didn't believe a possible New York quarantine was legal."It would be chaos and mayhem," Cuomo told CNN's Ana Cabrera. "It's totally opposite everything he's been saying. I >>>

Trump activates ready reserve forces to fight coronavirus: Here's what that means

Sunday  01:30,   29 march 2020

Here's the basics about the Individual Ready Reserve forces activated by President Donald Trump to help with the coronavirus pandemic.On Friday, Trump said he signed an executive order that would give the Defense Department "the authority to... >>>

More than 2,000 coronavirus patients have died in US

Sunday  01:15,   29 march 2020

Cases have been reported in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. New York has reported the most deaths.Testing continues to expand across the nation, and the U.S. is seeing daily spikes in the number of reported cases. >>>

Illinois infant dies of coronavirus

Sunday  00:55,   29 march 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) confirmed Saturday that an infant in the state has died due to coronavirus. © Getty Images Illinois infant dies of coronavirus "I know how difficult this news can be, especially about this very young child. Upon... >>>

Coronavirus live updates: Trump considers enforceable quarantine in NY, NJ

Sunday  00:40,   29 march 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and around the world continues to skyrocket. It was just Thursday that the globe reached 500,000 cases, which was double the number of coronavirus cases from the week... >>>

Clinical trials on coronavirus drugs may take only months, researcher says

Saturday  23:40,   28 march 2020

"If everything goes according to plan, I am talking months, not years," for completion of three clinical trials, a researcher said.Bing COVID-19 tracker: Latest numbers by country and... >>>

Chloroquine treats malaria: Will it work against coronavirus? The side effects are risky, experts say.

Saturday  23:20,   28 march 2020

Two malaria drugs, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, are being studied as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Scientists warn the drugs are untestedTrump on Monday again said there's a "real chance" the long-used drugs are possible treatments for... >>>

'A game changer': FDA authorizes Abbott Labs' portable, 5-minute coronavirus test the size of a toaster

Saturday  22:40,   28 march 2020

The FDA has authorized Abbott Labs' coronavirus test that the company says delivers results in five to 13 minutes.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued Emergency Use Authorization to Illinois-based medical device maker Abbott Labs on... >>>

Coronavirus Pandemic Has Army Paying Recruits Even Before Boot Camp

Saturday  22:20,   28 march 2020

To protect those who have already quit civilian jobs in anticipation of beginning military service, the Army plans to pay those in need of a private’s salary.Contagion fears have disrupted the Army’s schedule for shipping recruits to basic training, >>>

‘It’s no different from New York’: Urban centers nationwide gird for catastrophic virus outbreak

Saturday  21:35,   28 march 2020

Detroit says it is at a breaking point, while Chicago, Boston, Milwaukee, Atlanta and Los Angeles prepare for the onslaught.In Detroit, a major hospital system was readying a letter for patients and their families outlining how scarce ventilators... >>>

The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

Saturday  21:05,   28 march 2020

=Early on, the dozen federal officials charged with defending America against the coronavirus gathered day after day in the White House Situation Room, consumed by crises. The members of the coronavirus task force typically devoted only five or >>>