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President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as coronavirus spreadsPresident Donald Trump is warning that the county would see a lot of death ahead as the U.S. moves into what into what he says is its “toughest” weeks with the coronavirus
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A man stands on his surf on Beirut's Mediterranean Sea, as he back to the beach an hour before the starting of the nighttime curfew that imposed by the government to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, April 4, 2020. The virus 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/Hussein Malla)
The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus sagaThis past week, New York got worse
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo a box of ballots mailed in for the Washington state primary election are shown at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash. With another economic rescue package in the works, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants money to give more voters the chance to cast their ballots by mail, an option that would allow people to cast a ballot but without the concern over polling places. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemicPresident Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot, as coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall and affect the general election
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Is China to Blame? 'Looks that Way'With the CDC now advising people to wear masks—and President Trump saying he won't do it—Anthony Fauci appeared on PBS Newshour to discuss the new guidance and other aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, including China's culpability and the effectiveness of a malaria drug on COVID-19. Fauci, an infectious...
Newser7 hours ago
Pedestrians pass closed stores on Roosevelt Avenue Saturday, April 4, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. 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/Frank Franklin II)
NY gets 1,100 ventilators with help from China, OregonGov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has secured a planeload of ventilators from China, and Oregon is sending a shipment of its own to battle the coronavirus pandemic at its U.S. core
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this photo made on, April 2, 2020, nurse anesthetist Jessica Poole poses for a photograph as she sits on the porch of her home in Greensburg, Pa. Poole, until a couple weeks ago, worked for a private anesthesia practice that serves the Pittsburgh area until she was laid off. She is one of the tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobsTens of thousands of U.S. medical workers are suddenly out of work as casualties of measures to prioritize coronavirus patients at hospitals and of the economic troubles the crisis is creating
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A man wearing protective gear looks out from the Coral Princess cruise ship as it is docked at PortMiami during the new coronavirus outbreak, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Miami. According to Princess Cruises, disembarkation of guests is expected to take several days due to limited flight availability. Guests requiring shoreside medical care will be prioritized to disembark first. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Another cruise ship with virus victims docking in FloridaAnother cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, is docking in Florida
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, the Grand Princess cruise ship is shown docked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. Nearly 650 crew members of the Grand Princess have completed their 14-day quarantine, ending a month-long period of self-isolation that began when the cruise ship was struck with the coronavirus. The cruise line said the crew members can finally leave their staterooms Saturday, April 4, and roam around the ship as long as they wear personal protective equipment and stay at least six feet from each other. The ship will leave San Francisco Bay and sail out to sea for several days of routine marine operations. Two passengers and a crew member on board the ship have died from COVID-19, while at least 103 have tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
What you need to know today about the virus outbreakInfections from the new coronavirus among doctors, nurses and other health care workers are rising rapidly
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Subway riders wear protective masks and gloves on a sparsely populated car during morning hours due to COVID-19 concerns that are driving down ridership, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo tightened work-from-home rules Thursday as confirmed cases continued to climb in New York, an expected jump as testing becomes more widespread. But he stressed that roadblocks and martial law for New York City were merely rumors. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A gentler Gotham? NYers anxiously wait out coronavirusNew Yorkers are taking a more tentative tack now that the city has become a hot zone for the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this March 26, 2020, photo, relatives of Bella Lamilla the first person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in Ecuador, maintain quarantine in their home in Babahoyo, Ecuador. The spreading global pandemic has tested the competing interests of public health and privacy, with thousands of individuals and families experiencing both physical illness and the less-discussed stigma that can come with it. While there are many stories about good deeds and people coming together, the coronavirus is also bringing out another, darker side of some people: Fear, anger, resentment and shaming. (AP Photo/Mariuxi Orellana)
Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shamingEven as Ecuador's coronavirus “patient zero” agonized in intensive care, strangers began tearing her reputation apart online
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo Pothik Chatterjee, Executive Director of Innovation and Research at Lifebridge Health, left, and Dr. Daniel Durand, Chief Innovation Officer at Lifebridge Health, right, pose for a portrait in Randallstown, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Hunt for medical supplies creates marketplace of desperationIntense global demand to get protective equipment for doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus battle is prompting states and hospitals to compete against themselves in a shady marketplace where prices are soaring
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A spanish UME (Emergency Army Unit) soldier drives into Madrid's ice rink turned into a temporary morgue due the COVID-19 crisis in Madrid, Spain, Monday, March 23, 2020. As cases in China ebbed, the dangers to Europe and the U.S. have grown exponentially, although Germany on Monday cautiously reported some flattening of its infection curve. More than 1.5 billion around the world have been told to stay in their homes. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause a more serious illness. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus growsAuthorities are clamoring to secure additional body storage wherever possible as U.S. officials estimate the death toll from the coronavirus could reach as high as 240,000
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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