Day: May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

Trump rarely shows empathy in coronavirus crisis

“I don’t think anybody can feel any worse than I do about all of the death and destruction that’s so needless. in June 2015. One of his two sons was stricken with a brain tumor and died in 2015. The pandemic, of course, offers limited opportunities for the president to embrace survivors or first responders because any gatherings can spread infections. He won’t console survivors […]

May 5, 2020

‘You could literally kill someone’: Masks become a new COVID-19 battleground

New York City on Monday reported 13,536 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and 5,373 deaths in which the cause was listed as the disease but the victim was not tested. Gavin Newsom says reopening California will begin this week amid coronavirus crisis The governor said bookstores, florists and others can reopen for pickup as early as Friday. “It is incredible that people continue to show up […]

May 5, 2020

U.S. deportation flights to Guatemala resume with assurances of coronavirus testing

had tested positive for the virus, according to the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry. from deporting migrants who may introduce coronavirus cases to the region. Guatemala has paused and resumed deportation flights several times amid ongoing concerns that the flights might be importing the virus.Guatemala first discovered infected deportees in late March, after about 30 passengers on a flight from Arizona tested positive.U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

May 5, 2020

Mexico’s fragile health system running out of room for coronavirus patients

(Marco Ugarte / Associated Press) By Patrick J. Advertisement “We wanted to be sure it was my brother,” said Blanca Díaz. Advertisement In the Mexico City area, however, at least 22 hospitals designated as coronavirus treatment sites — 40% of the total — had run out of beds by Monday, according to an official city website.Outside the November 20 National Medical Center in the Valle Sur […]

May 5, 2020

Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus appears to be more contagious than original

One scientist called it a “classic case of Darwinian evolution.”“D614G is increasing in frequency at an alarming rate, indicating a fitness advantage relative to the original Wuhan strain that enables more rapid spread,” the study said. Time and again, the analysis found the new version was transitioning to become dominant. The new strain’s dominance over its predecessors demonstrates that it is more infectious, according to […]

May 5, 2020

Missing Major League Baseball? Here’s Korean baseball to the rescue

major league player Kim Hyun-soo sent the ball cracking over the left-field fence, marking the first home run of the long-awaited season of South Korea’s beloved baseball league.But instead of basking in thunderous applause and hollers from adoring fans, Kim loped across home plate to a smattering of claps from a few dozen reporters and league employees. Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League, which started up […]