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- Trump offers competing coronavirus messaging, warning of death but lamenting lockdown
- Face masks: How the Trump administration went from 'no need' to 'put one on' to fight coronavirus
Just a little over a month after saying there was no need for the community at large to wear masks in public, the CDC has changed its mind, recommending that all Americans should wear some sort of face covering when venturing outside.
- Does Iran's coronavirus crisis raise the risk of war?
- Coronavirus: News and live updates
- It's his job to criticize President Trump, but how do you do that during a pandemic?
- CDC gives 'voluntary' guidance on wearing coronavirus masks. Trump isn't volunteering.
President Trump said Friday that despite new CDC guidance recommending that American citizens wear masks or facial coverings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, “I don’t think that I’m going to be doing it.”
- Coronavirus may cause some food shortages, warns government task force
The nation could begin to see food shortages for some products if the people working on the supply chain lack personal protective equipment, warns an internal Trump administration document obtained by Yahoo News.
- Are the White House coronavirus briefings about to create another media star?
- As coronavirus ravages Spain, doctors get a grim order on 'futility of care' for the very old and very sick
A document circulated by the health department of Catalonia recommends that emergency teams and health care workers stop using ventilators for patients older than 80, and further recommends that extremely ill victims of COVID-19 be allowed to die at home rather than being taken to the hospital.
- Facing coronavirus, poverty is a preexisting condition
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all Americans, but it is hitting the poor the hardest, in part because those workers simply can’t afford to adhere to social distancing restrictions if it means going without a paycheck.
- Schiff proposes postelection 9/11-style commission to study coronavirus response
Rep. Adam Schiff’s proposal for a 9/11-style commission to study the nation’s response to the coronavirus outbreak "is not an exercise in casting blame or scoring political points, but something that the American people should rightly expect from their government as an exercise in accountability," he said.
- 'Protective bubbles': How 2 Army generals stopped the spread of coronavirus among their soldiers
- Senator says outside pressure will move GOP toward expanding ballot access during coronavirus pandemic
- Birx warns of coming coronavirus hot spots across the U.S.
Louisiana is poised to become the next epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, White House officials said Thursday, citing new data that shows that 26 percent of the tests for COVID-19 in that state in recent days have come back positive.
- Are coronavirus statistics reliable?
- The coronavirus 'crisis found me,' says Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan
- Confirmed coronavirus cases reach one million worldwide
- Coronavirus poses special risk to millions of Americans with diabetes
- Trump touts low oil prices, as well as high oil prices, crediting his 'friend' the Saudi prince
The day after boasting that gasoline prices could fall to under $1 a gallon, President Trump said he had arranged a deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia that would lead to substantially higher oil prices.
- As the scale of the coronavirus threat crystallizes, a comedian with a Trump impression takes off
- Coronavirus is a global pandemic. Here's what that looks like in augmented reality.
- Flattening the curve on coronavirus: What California and Washington can teach the world
- Two years before coronavirus, CDC warned of a coming pandemic
Long before the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, and then soon spread to nearly every country on Earth, a conference in 2018 offered proof that epidemiologists at the CDC and other institutions were aware that a new pandemic was poised to strike.
- A national lockdown to stop coronavirus? Trump is 'thinking about doing that'
President Trump shied away Wednesday from issuing domestic travel restrictions or a national lockdown to try and beat back the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic that, in a best case scenario, is expected to kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans.
- The view from the ER: 'We're all drowning'
- First he had brain cancer. Then the coronavirus struck his city. One patient’s perilous journey.
When Ronnie Krensel went in for his most recent checkup following chemotherapy on March 21, it wasn’t anything like the ones he’d had before. Upon his arrival at the Southhampton Stony Brook Hospital in Long Island, N.Y., a doctor met Krensel in a hazmat suit in a large tent outside the facility, where he was asked “a series of rapid-fire questions” and then sent to a negative-pressure room, which prevents cross-contamination, for his visit.
- What impact will coronavirus have on climate change?
- Americans masking up against coronavirus — 'no harm to it,' Trump says
With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 surging nationwide and health officials warning that, even in a best-case scenario, deaths from the disease could top 100,000 in the U.S., the government is reviewing its guidance on the use of face masks by the general population.
- 'He must have felt like that was the only recourse': Captain of coronavirus-stricken carrier issues urgent plea to Pentagon for help
The letter amounts to a desperate appeal to his chain of command to get most of his sailors off the ship, where the virus is spreading out of control, and into individual quarantine lodgings that are based on federal guidelines.
- CDC's 'disease detectives' are on the coronavirus case
While the Washington State Department of Health had prepared a plan for the arrival of the virus in January, it assumed it still had weeks before the disease would reach the U.S. “In three days, the plan was trashed. We went through every step,” Marcia Goldoft, a clinical epidemiologist with the Washington State DOH, told Yahoo News. “I don’t think anyone involved has ever seen anything go this fast.”
- One Free Press Coalition's '10 Most Urgent' list, April 2020
Yahoo News is a member of the One Free Press Coalition and is publishing the group’s latest “10 Most Urgent” list below to highlight the increasingly dangerous climate for journalism and free expression around the world in an effort to roll back repressive anti-press policies.
- Trump sees 'hard days' ahead in coronavirus fight, with as many as 240,000 Americans dead
- Makeshift hospitals transform NYC as it battles coronavirus pandemic
- Political realities may dilute GOP opposition to mail-in voting amid coronavirus
- Will the restaurant industry survive coronavirus?
- Liberty University students choose sides after fallout from coronavirus reporting
The New York Times reported this week that almost a dozen Liberty University students have come down with COVID-19 symptoms since the school reopened last week. But Liberty University officials have since pushed back on these claims, calling the Times story “fake news”. Now, students are choosing sides in who they believe is telling the truth.
- One way to hold down coronavirus toll: Pretend it isn't happening
- Coronavirus pandemic sparks new calls for personal surveillance, and concerns
As countries around the world look for ways to track coronavirus infections using people’s personal smartphones, privacy experts and technologists warn the U.S. government faces an uphill battle to put such surveillance into practice.
- Hospitals preparing for life-and-death decisions on who gets ventilators during coronavirus pandemic, medical ethicist says
Many hospitals are putting together triage committees made up of doctors and ethicists who can help individual frontline doctors and nurses make on-the-spot decisions about where a needed ventilator should go, according to a leading medical ethicist.
- What Andrew Cuomo knows
- Science at work in the age of coronavirus: What will we learn from it?
Dr. Anthony Fauci wants to study hydroxychloroquine in a systematic way to determine if it is safe to take for the coronavirus — and if it actually works. President Trump for his part has been excitedly talking it up, belligerently demanding of skeptics, “What do you have to lose?”
- Coronavirus has some unlikely frontline heroes: Grocery store workers
While the worsening coronavirus pandemic has shuttered most businesses nationwide to promote social distancing, grocery stores have remained open, pushing their employees, whether they like it or not, to the frontlines in a public health emergency.
- DHS moves its National Operations Center off site after staff member tests positive for COVID-19
The Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center is relocating today after a member of its team tested positive for COVID-19, according to an internal DHS document obtained by Yahoo News.
- Are pot and guns essential in a pandemic?
- Trump, Cuomo and the mystery of the missing masks
Earlier this month, Cuomo said that people were stealing face masks and other equipment needed to fight the coronavirus from area hospitals. On Monday, the New York governor dismissed a similar claim by the president.
- Trump says Democrats' push for expanded voting threatens Republicans
President Trump on Monday criticized attempts by Democrats in Congress to expand voting access for the presidential election in the fall, saying increased voter turnout would keep Republicans from getting elected.
- Suspected SARS virus and flu samples found in luggage: FBI report describes China's 'biosecurity risk'
An FBI report about China’s involvement with scientific research in the U.S. has raised alarms. While the report refers broadly to foreign researchers, all three cases cited involve Chinese nationals.
- No, it's not public health versus the economy
One of the fallacies being circulated in this pandemic is the idea that public health principles conflict with economic growth. That might be true in the very short run while economies are stalled, but the long run shows exactly the opposite.
- There are 67,000 pharmacies in the United States. Only 5 are testing for the coronavirus.
- Trump to extend coronavirus distancing guidelines until April 30
Abandoning his hope that the country could end its lockdown restrictions by Easter, which will be celebrated in two weeks, President Trump said on Sunday that intensive measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic would continue until the end of April.