Key U.S. coronavirus death projection revised down to 60,000
on April 8, 2020 at 2:39 PM
Some 60,000 Americans could die in the coronavirus pandemic, a university model often cited by U.S. and state policymakers projected on Wednesday, a 26% reduction in its most recent forecast death toll.
U.S. planning ways to ‘ease’ back to normal if virus efforts work: Fauci
on April 8, 2020 at 2:39 PM
U.S. health officials are planning ways for the country to return to normal activities if distancing and other steps to mitigate COVID-19 this month prove successful in curbing the outbreak, the top U.S. infectious disease official said on Wednesday.
Trump holds support of political base in virus-prone states
on April 8, 2020 at 1:10 PM
Earl Kerr, a 57-year-old electrical contractor in Jacksonville, Florida, says he fears for his 80-year-old mother, who entered an assisted living facility just before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. And he says he worries that the tanking economy will sink his small business.
Military landlord, under fire following Reuters reports, issues improvement plan
on April 8, 2020 at 12:53 PM
Military housing landlord Balfour Beatty Communities, the focus of a Justice Department inquiry following Reuters reports it falsified maintenance logs, said it has taken steps to prevent the practice and make its homes safer for service families.
Trump removes top coronavirus watchdog, widens attack on inspectors general
on April 8, 2020 at 12:07 PM
President Donald Trump removed the inspector general who was to oversee the government’s $2.3 trillion coronavirus response, a spokeswoman for the official’s office said on Tuesday, fueling concerns in Congress about oversight of the relief package.
Disney might check visitors’ temperatures when theme parks reopen, chairman says
on April 8, 2020 at 11:27 AM
Walt Disney Co might require theme park visitors to have their temperatures checked when they reopen after coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings are lifted, Executive Chairman Bob Iger said in an interview published on Tuesday.
From deliveries in Arizona to fish markets in California, coronavirus changes how we buy our food
on April 8, 2020 at 10:54 AM
Eric Cohn used to wear a respirator mask, goggles and gloves only to protect against mold and asbestos as he restored homes in Tucson, Arizona. Now he dons the same gear in his new job – shopping for quarantined customers.
U.S. coronavirus restrictions create split among religious liberty advocates
on April 8, 2020 at 10:16 AM
When an evangelical Christian pastor was arrested in Florida for flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the new coronavirus, a conservative religious liberty group was quick to leap to his defense.
African-Americans dying of coronavirus at higher rates, preliminary data shows
on April 8, 2020 at 9:48 AM
The new coronavirus is killing African-Americans at a higher rate than the U.S. population at large, according to preliminary numbers from Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois that officials say point to disparities in health and healthcare access.
‘Hardest day’: New York’s Cuomo sees virus slowing despite record death toll
on April 8, 2020 at 8:22 AM
Even as medical teams struggled to save an onslaught of gravely ill coronavirus patients and deaths hit new highs, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations seemed to be leveling off in New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.