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A heartbreaking New York Times front page lists 1,000 coronavirus deaths - just 1% of the total US death toll

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The New York Times prepared a powerful front page for its May 24 print edition, marking the somber milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States.
The newspaper listed the names of 1,000 people who died of COVID-19 - just 1% of the total death toll.
The newspaper staff combed through obituaries and death notices for people whose cause of death was listed as COVID-19, and listed people's names, ages, and facts about their lives.
An editor for the paper said she realized there was "a little bit of a fatigue with the data" among both Times journalists and the general public, and...
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Black Coronavirus Patients Land in Hospitals More Often, Study Finds

Black Coronavirus Patients Land in Hospitals More Often, Study Finds

10 days ago   |   By NY Times

Compared to white or Hispanic patients, black patients seeking care have more advanced cases of Covid-19, researchers reported.
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Church-Related Coronavirus Outbreaks Reported As Trump Pushes For Reopening

10 days ago   |   By Forbes

Places of worship have been linked to new viral outbreaks.
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Nearly half of US states haven't contained their coronavirus outbreaks, a new study finds

Nearly half of US states haven't contained their coronavirus outbreaks, a new study finds

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Twenty-four US states haven't contained their coronavirus outbreaks, according to a new study from Imperial College London.
The researchers modeled the basic reproduction number - a number that helps determine how quickly the virus is spreading - for each state.
They concluded that most states in the Midwest and the South are still seeing relatively high rates of transmission.
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All 50 states have begun easing their lockdown restrictions, but a new report suggests that 24 states still haven't contained their outbreaks.
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The Latest: Attorney says drugs in Floyd's system irrelevant

The Latest: Attorney says drugs in Floyd's system irrelevant

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: Read more ...

The Trump administration was just hit with the first lawsuit challenging its...

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The Latest: Los Angeles police have arrested more than 2,700

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The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: Read more ...

'Lay down your arms, uphold your oath': Former military leaders and...

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