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Russia detains activists trying to help hospital amid virusAn activist doctor who had criticized Russia’s response to the coronavirus outbreak was detained overnight as she and other activists tried to deliver protective gear to a hospital
The Associated Press3 hours ago
She Wanted to Help Make Masks. But Not Just Any MasksAshley Lawrence is a senior studying education for the deaf and hard of hearing at Eastern Kentucky University, so when the coronavirus pandemic began taking hold and Lawrence saw people start to volunteer to make masks, the 21-year-old got an idea: Why not make masks for the deaf community near...
Newser3 hours ago
Odd Virus Symptoms Crop Up: 'There's No Ventilator for the Brain'Chris Cuomo recently described his COVID-19 symptoms, and in addition to the fever, shivering, and body aches typically associated with the coronavirus, the CNN anchor relayed a "freaky" anecdote about hallucinating images of his late father and other people from his past. It's not clear exactly what happened in his...
Newser4 hours ago
Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, greet one another before they participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argumentDemocrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election year politics as they focus on protecting their families from the spreading coronavirus
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Jared Kushner Is Now Under a Giant SpotlightAt Thursday's White House press briefing on the coronavirus outbreak, presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner appeared at the podium for the first time during the crisis, notes Forbes . Among other things, Kushner said he was taking control of the White House effort to make sure states received masks, ventilators,...
Newser5 hours ago
A brigade of health professionals, who volunteered to travel to the West Indies, walk back to their campus after posing for news photographers, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The medical teams will travel on Saturday to the dual-island country Saint Kitts and Nevis, to assist local authorities with an upsurge of COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)
Cuban docs fighting coronavirus around world, defying US The Trump administration has been trying to stamp out one of Cuba’s signature programs _ the dispatch of medical workers around the globe
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Roy Moore Is Advising Church Defying Coronavirus OrderAfter losing heavily in his bid to run for a Senate seat again, former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore is riding into battle once more—against measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Moore appeared Thursday at the Life Tabernacle Church in Central City, Louisiana, which has...
Newser6 hours ago
Trump: 3M Will Have 'Big Price to Pay' Over MasksPresident Trump caused some confusion Thursday evening when he tweeted that 3M would "have a big price to pay" for its handling of its N95 masks. At a briefing earlier in the day, Trump said he was using the Defense Production Act to order 3M to produce the life-saving masks....
Newser7 hours ago
In this photo taken March 27, 2020, the Italian flag hangs from the balcony of the French Embassy in Rome. From tiny San Marino wedged next to two of Italy's hardest-hit provinces in the coronavirus outbreak to more economically powerful nations like Italy, countries are running up against export bans and seizures in the scramble for vital medical supplies. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarityFrom tiny San Marino, wedged next to two of Italy's hardest-hit provinces in the coronavirus outbreak, to more economically powerful nations like Italy, countries are running up against export bans and seizures in the scramble for vital medical supplies
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Why Pulse Oximeters Are Suddenly Super PopularOn Tuesday morning, Andy Cohen went on Today to talk about his experience with COVID-19. Since he has asthma, the coronavirus was particularly concerning for him, and his doctor recommended he use something called a pulse oximeter. News articles about the devices have also started popping up amid the pandemic,...
Newser8 hours ago
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock delivers a speech at the opening of the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the ExCel centre in London, Friday April 3, 2020. Prince Charles remotely opened on Friday the new Nightingale Hospital at London’s main exhibition and conference center, a temporary facility that will soon be able to treat 4,000 people who have contracted the COVID-19 virus. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)
Prince Charles opens new London hospital for virus patients Prince Charles has remotely opened a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients at London’s main exhibition center as the number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in the U.K. surpassed China’s official total
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A worker eats his meal near preparations for a national memorial with a Chinese national flag flown at half staff in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Friday, April 3, 2020. Sidewalk vendors wearing face masks and gloves sold pork, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables to shoppers Friday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began as workers prepared for a national memorial this weekend for health workers and others who died in the outbreak. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorialSidewalk vegetable markets are reopening in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began as residents prepare for a weekend memorial for health workers and others who died in the outbreak
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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