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Trump sees 'hard days' ahead in coronavirus fight, with as many as 240,000 Americans deadNearly a quarter million people in the United States could die as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Trump administration officials said Tuesday. 


3/31/2020 10:05:00 PM

Liberty University students choose sides after fallout from coronavirus reportingThe 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.


3/31/2020 5:30:48 PM

Coronavirus live updates: US toll tops 5,100 after deadliest day yet; Florida, 3 other states issue stay-at-home orders; CDC considers masksFlorida announced a stay-at-home order, and officials weighed recommending more Americans wear masks. Here are the latest coronavirus updates.


4/2/2020 12:13:50 AM

China is bracing for a second wave of coronavirusA Chinese county that was largely unscathed by the novel COVID-19 coronavirus went into lockdown Wednesday, signaling fears of a possible second wave in the country where the virus originated, The South China Morning Post reports.The county of Jia in Henan province, home to 600,000 people, is now in lockdown after infections reportedly spread at a local hospital. There were previously only 12 confirmed cases in Henan, despite it being situated just north of Hubei province, where China's epicenter, Wuhan, is located. However, U.S. intelligence reportedly believes China under-reported the actual number of cases.Either way, the new lockdown, which shuts down all non-essential business and requires people to carry special permits to leave their homes, and wear face masks and have their temperature taken when out and about, comes at a time when the country clearly wants to get its economy up and running again. It's unclear if such measures will be limited to the county or if it's a sign of things to come for the rest of the world's most populous country, but President Xi Jinping has warned that China must return to normal gradually in the hopes of preventing a full-scale COVID-19 return. Read more at The South China Morning Post.More stories from theweek.com The Trump administration is adding an extra barrier for Social Security recipients to get their stimulus check Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is what real coronavirus leadership looks like New Jersey newspaper carrier does double duty, delivering groceries free of charge to people along his route


4/1/2020 3:59:00 PM

Great Recession showed countries can’t fight the coronavirus economic crisis aloneTrade represents close to 60% of world GDP, and national economies can't thrive in isolation. We needed a global response in 2008 and we need one now.


4/1/2020 5:02:57 PM

One country is refusing to shut down to stop the coronavirus“It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees!” Lukashenko, who hit the ice for a weekend hockey game, said.


3/31/2020 11:35:28 AM

U.S. records 700 coronavirus deaths in a single day for first timeThe U.S. government raced to build hundreds of makeshift hospitals to ease the strain on overwhelmed healthcare systems as the United States marked 700 deaths in a single day from COVID-19 for the first time on Tuesday. Nearly half those deaths were in New York state, still the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for reinforcements from the Trump administration, saying the worst may still be weeks away. De Blasio, a Democrat, said he had asked the White House for an additional 1,000 nurses, 300 respiratory therapists and 150 doctors by April 5 but had yet to receive an answer from the Trump administration.


3/31/2020 4:01:27 PM

Serbia sets the stage for Beijing's mask diplomacyWhen six Chinese doctors landed in Belgrade two weeks ago, Serbia's president greeted them with elbow-bumps before laying a kiss on their country's flag, a gesture of gratitude that sent Chinese social media aflutter. For weeks China has been showering European countries with millions of face masks, test kits and other aid, recasting itself as the hero in the battle against coronavirus.


4/1/2020 9:48:09 PM

The US paid millions of taxpayer dollars to a company for thousands of much-needed ventilators. But the company is busy selling more expensive models abroad.A ProPublica investigation found the US paid millions for 10,000 ventilators to prepare for a pandemic. Not a single one is in the national stockpile.


3/31/2020 3:53:02 PM

Iran general visits Baghdad, tries to forge political unityA top Iranian general arrived in Baghdad this week to try and unify Iraq's fractured political leaders, Iraqi officials said Wednesday, as stiff opposition by one major bloc thwarts chances the country's latest prime minister-designate can form a government. Meanwhile, revenues from oil exports were slashed by nearly half due to plummeting oil prices in March, according to figures released Wednesday by the Oil Ministry, pushing Iraq into deeper economic uncertainty amid political dysfunction and the coronavirus pandemic.


4/1/2020 10:17:47 AM

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4/1/2020 6:02:01 PM

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4/1/2020 3:58:27 PM

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4/1/2020 2:01:38 PM

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4/1/2020 9:54:00 AM

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4/1/2020 9:30:08 AM

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4/1/2020 9:28:00 AM

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4/1/2020 9:00:00 AM

Mohammad Mosaed, a reporter who criticized the Iranian government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, has been arrested and banned from social media.

4/1/2020 8:00:00 AM

To protect governments as well as people’s rights from coronavirus, we need to use tech as a scalpel, not a sledgehammer.

4/1/2020 8:00:00 AM

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4/1/2020 8:00:00 AM