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Can I Get It? What's Known About Virus Transmission

9 days ago   |   By Washington Post

Officials of the World Health Organization say it's now clear how the new coronavirus that causes Covid-19 spreads, at least in most cases: via virus-containing droplets emitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Pinpointing where, when and how the virus transmits is key to formulating the most effective ways to protect people and stop the pandemic. Here's an explanation of the main route of contagion and other pathways under investigation.
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What Wuhan Can Teach New York

9 days ago   |   By Washington Post

The epicenter of China's outbreak had its own brushes with bumbling bureaucracy, yet cases have finally stabilized.
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Trump tells Fox News he doesn't think areas need 40,000 to 30,000 ventilators. New York currently has 39,000 COVID-19 cases, and 450 have died

Trump tells Fox News he doesn't think areas need 40,000 to 30,000 ventilators. New York currently has 39,000 COVID-19 cases, and 450 have died

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity that he doesn't think places need 30,000 additional ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state needs 30,000 ventilators to address the influx of patients.
The state has more than 39,000 cases, and more than 450 people have died from COVID-19 in New York.
Hospitals all across the country are requesting more equipment to handle the influx of COVID-19 cases.
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The New York Times' stark front page shows the staggering number of unemployed Americans as the US' COVID-19 case count surpasses China's

The New York Times' stark front page shows the staggering number of unemployed Americans as the US' COVID-19 case count surpasses China's

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The front page of The New York Times edition for March 27 illustrates the staggering number of unemployment claims filed last week as the US imposes strict measures to stop the coronavirus spread.
A chart featured on the page shows that over three million claims were filed last week - millions more than the number of people who filed claims during the 2008 recession.
The US has surpassed China and Italy as the country with the highest number of coronavirus cases , making the US the center of the outbreak.
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New York Gov. Cuomo says he expects the peak of the coronavirus outbreak to...

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Here's why the depleted cruise line industry will be one of the biggest losers of the new $500 billion corporate bailout program

The $2 trillion stimulus package contained a substantial pot of money for bailouts of large corporations and businesses. But the cruise line industry will be left out since the... Read more ...

A week in the life of a night nurse treating coronavirus patients in New...

A week in the life of a night nurse treating coronavirus patients in New York City's top hospital, where she says space is running out for patients and nurse staffing is starting to run thin

One New York City nurse shared her experience treating patients positive for COVID-19, some in critical condition. New York state had over 100,000 coronavirus cases as of April... Read more ...

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The Coronavirus Economy: How my job as a cosmetic dermatologist has changed

Subscribe to Fortune' s Outbreak newsletter for a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus and its impact on global business. As one of the most in-demand cosmetic... Read more ...

Australians have been advised not to wear face masks if they aren't infected...

Australians have been advised not to wear face masks if they aren't infected by COVID-19

Australia's deputy chief medical officer Paul Kelly told Australians that they shouldn't wear face masks. That's partially due to the short supply of face masks in the health... Read more ...

How America's decimated pandemic response capabilities led to one of the...

How America's decimated pandemic response capabilities led to one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world

The US is the global epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The story of how the country got here was set in motion years ago, when the Trump administration began... Read more ...