Month: April 2020

April 30, 2020

Germany avoids the worst of coronavirus crisis — but how?

“She truly does think and analyze things as you would expect from a natural scientist — she listens, weighs the evidence, and then moves forward, in very small, incremental and rational steps.”That abundance of caution sometimes garners criticism, but is perceived now as reassuring and steadying, he said.“People know: it’s never a show with her,” Leonhard said. Germany has largely succeeded in “flattening the curve,” […]

April 30, 2020

Assault allegation puts Joe Biden — and the Democratic Party — in a bind

Days earlier, the Intercept unearthed a 1993 tape of CNN’s “Larry King Live” in which a caller said her daughter had problems with a prominent senator, although she did not mention sexual assault. “Tara Reade may have credible allegations, and also, Joe Biden would be a much, much better president than Donald Trump.” Politics Joe Biden chooses vetting team as running mate search ramps up […]

April 30, 2020

U.S. spy officials say coronavirus isn’t manmade but do not rule out lab accident

Politics Trump team scrambles to refocus message after bleach debacle Politics Trump team scrambles to refocus message after bleach debacle The new White House communications team is scrambling to keep Trump on TV but limit his ability to offer dangerous medical advice. spy officials say coronavirus isn’t manmade but do not rule out lab accident By Associated Press April 30, 20207:34 AM Facebook Twitter Show more […]

April 30, 2020

He was symptom free. But the coronavirus stayed in his body for 40 days

Can you get the coronavirus twice? Advertisement In recent weeks, China and South Korea have reported that some patients who had recovered from COVID-19 tested positive again in follow-up visits. They also had no evidence that the patients had infected others.South Korean doctors have played down the results, saying that their standard genetic tests are designed to detect even small quantities of the virus and […]

April 30, 2020

‘A tracing army’: As they reopen, states look to contact tracers in COVID-19 fight

Eric Holcomb said. He said social distancing will still be required for the foreseeable future.Murphy met with President Trump at the White House on Thursday. He’s the third governor to meet with Trump this week, following Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Florida Gov. Its stay-at-home requirement is set to expire on May 15, but could be extended.Nationwide, the death toll from COVID-19 approached 62,000 […]

April 30, 2020

Congress looks at options to punish China over the coronavirus outbreak

Advertisement “China is America’s greatest geopolitical threat, and we need to start acting like it,” Cruz said in an interview. Congress looks at options to punish China over the coronavirus outbreak President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the rest of the Trump administration are eager to draw attention to China’s role in the coronavirus crisis.(AFP via Getty Images) By Jennifer Haberkorn, Tracy Wilkinson April 30, 20201:52 […]

April 29, 2020

Coronavirus antibody tests are still a work in progress

But a 20% plus infection rate seems too high for NYC due to a number of reasons.” I think this is too high. Andrew Cuomo revealed the results of a serological survey that suggested that 21% of New York City residents had been infected with the coronavirus. “People are urgently trying to get data.”Unfortunately, that data simply is not available yet, other experts said. CDC […]

April 29, 2020

Trump team scrambles to refocus message after bleach debacle

Florence said he normally performs for hundreds of tourists along the busy street.  (Allen J. “I have ice cream in my freezer,” she said. “I have. Sachs appealed to the public for birthday cards after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of a big celebration and wound up receiving thousands, including a letter and photo from President Trump.  (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times) Polls show Trump’s […]

April 29, 2020

China’s new ‘rule of law’ in Hong Kong sets stage for new protests

Advertisement The two offices have “supervisory power,” they said, over how Hong Kong implements the Basic Law, its quasi-constitution, and the “one country, two systems” agreement that Beijing will leave most of Hong Kong’s internal affairs alone until 2047, when Hong Kong’s semiautonomous status ends. Advertisement They’ve taken an aggressive approach, calling for a national security law to stifle dissent, criticizing opposition lawmakers in Hong […]

April 29, 2020

Rumors over Kim Jong Un’s health make one thing clear: North Korea’s cult of personality endures

“North Korea, more so than any other country, is defined as one person, when there are 25 million other people.” Sokeel Park, Liberty in North Korea Far more comfortable in the public eye than his diminutive, reserved father, Kim appeared to win favor among North Koreans by putting an emphasis on modernizing the country’s impoverished economy, building snazzy high-rise apartments and resorts, and in effect […]

April 29, 2020

El Paso officials want to bulldoze a historic barrio. This 92-year-old woman is in the way

Morales doesn’t immediately come across as the project’s most intimidating opponent.She looked more the part of a Mexican doña as she dawdled around her tiny apartment on a chilly Friday morning not long before coronavirus became a national crisis. This could be an economic development where everyone would win.” Advertisement A house on the outskirts of Duranguito where Pancho Villa used to stash ammunition and […]

April 29, 2020

With laboratories shut, coronavirus forces scientists to ‘stop cold’

Which treatments actually work, what antibodies are good for, and which public health measures help. Pouratian’s work at UCLA did not meet this high bar, so it had to shut down.The system to create a type of artificial vision, which he helped a medical technology company develop, requires subjects to wear special glasses with small embedded video cameras that connect wirelessly to the brain implants. […]

April 29, 2020

What science can tell us about the psychological impacts of coronavirus isolation

However, living through isolation can have a positive outcome as well, Palinkas said. He also taught them coping techniques such as meditation, deep breathing and cultivating gratitude to help them build resilience. “If you are highly demanding of yourself and others, you are going to have a harder time.”He also found that people tend to be able to manage the first half of their isolation […]

April 29, 2020

U.S. moves toward a slow reopening during coronavirus

Nearly 2,500 Orthodox Jewish community members attended the funeral.New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the large gathering “unacceptable.”“When I heard, I went there myself to ensure the crowd was dispersed. epicenter, has a stay-at-home order that is set to expire May 15, but it could be extended. Deborah Birx, said social distancing would remain in place through the summer.Edwards extended his state’s stay-at-home order, […]

April 29, 2020

Clinical trial of remdesivir may be a turning point in coronavirus fight

All told, in close to 7,500 patients at more than 430 hospitals and care centers, the disease trajectories of patients on remdesivir are being rigorously compared to those of patients getting a range of other treatments. Anthony Fauci, who leads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hailed the new findings as a “really quite important” milestone in the scramble to find any effective […]

April 28, 2020

Supreme Court rules insurers can collect $12 billion under Obamacare

This holding “reflects a principle as old as the nation itself: The government should honor its obligations,” Sotomayor said.Four insurance companies — from Illinois, North Carolina and Maine — had appealed to the high court after an appeals court had rejected their claims. United States. “An obligation is definite commitment that creates a legal liability” on the part of the government, she said.She said Congress […]

April 28, 2020

Supreme Court declines to make 2nd Amendment ruling in New York gun case

After the Court abdicated its duty to explain the scope of the 2nd Amendment for over a decade — allowing judicial resistance to the enforcement of 2nd Amendment rights to build — it has now told states and cities that opportunistic lawyering can allow that constitutional disobedience to continue,” he said. Hannah Shearer, litigation director for the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said […]

April 28, 2020

Op-Ed: If Kim Jong Un dies, who’s next in line for his seat? North Korea has no idea

Kim Il Sung and his successors took great care to prevent any group or institution from acquiring power, deliberately pitting one faction or agency against another to keep them off balance and at odds.This strategy has precluded the military or security services from conspiring or threatening the Kim dynasty. Its ideology requires that the ruler must be a direct descendant of Kim Il Sung — […]

April 28, 2020

Do I have coronavirus? CDC updates list of COVID-19 symptoms

Advertisement You can also use the CDC’s Self-Checker tool to help you decide when to seek medical care. Do I have coronavirus? Print The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made six additions to its official list of COVID-19 symptoms this week to help doctors and patients better understand who might be sickened by the novel coronavirus.The newly added symptoms include chills, repeated shaking with […]

April 28, 2020

On the open road, U.S. truck drivers face the coronavirus and new risks

“A lot of times it’s the only grocery store in town.”At the start of the outbreak, Rangel, 33, was so worried about his truck being robbed, he started carrying his concealed handgun.“This is like a Brink’s truck — I’ve got food,” he said.His wife is a stay-at-home mom to their four children, and she wants him home more. When she arrives at stores, workers take […]