Day: May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

‘No time to get cocky’: Experts urge caution as governors weigh coronavirus reopenings

Thousands of people are catching the infection in the workplace, according to an Associated Press analysis. Ralph Northam announced that the northern part of the state — the Washington, D.C., suburbs most impacted by coronavirus — could delay reopening until May 29. Effective and widespread testing and contact tracing are considered essential for safely reopening economies, and continue to lag as state leaders decide what […]

May 13, 2020

Coronavirus overshadows another dangerous viral outbreak

Countries such as Singapore have learned to live with dengue fever by promoting what amounts to social distancing with mosquitoes.(Roslan Rahman / AFP-Getty Images) Advertisement Despite increased vigilance, however, dengue cases, including a senior member of parliament, have doubled compared with the same period last year, to 6,900 — all while the country’s health network has had to treat nearly 25,000 coronavirus patients. A doctor […]

May 13, 2020

How a night out jeopardized South Korea’s COVID-19 response and sparked homophobic backlash

You should be sorry,” the sign said. Recriminations have led to life-and-death questions that will beset societies across the world as governments weigh the risks of when and how to ease social distancing requirements. Civil rights advocates were alarmed that the young man’s workplace and city of residence — Yongin, a suburb of Seoul — became known, in effect outing him in a society where […]

May 13, 2020

Pandas in the pandemic cause both delight and disappointment

The abbreviated stay in Calgary of adult pandas Er Shun and Da Mao lasted barely two years. But in the meantime, fans can still watch Er Shun and Da Mao on the zoo’s popular PandaCam before they return to their homeland — and all the bamboo they can eat. But the zoo said Tuesday that the cub is already developing dark patches on its shoulders […]

May 13, 2020

Pompeo makes quick trip to Israel to strategize over Iran, Palestinians and China

As part of its global effort to confront the growing economic and security threat from China, the Trump administration has pressed U.S. Some voices in the Trump administration, however, continue to hold out hope for eventual negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.Annexation would also enrage much of the Arab world, especially neighboring Jordan, one of the few countries in the region that recognizes Israel. The embassy […]

May 13, 2020

Wuhan reopened last month. Now, new coronavirus infections spark fresh restrictions and fear

The new infections reported May 10 were the first since early April.(For The Times) But this was Wuhan, ground zero for a global pandemic, and a city the Chinese government was determined to keep under control. Her family ran an online stationery store and delivery service, she said, sending school supplies around the country. It felt as if an unwelcome stranger had been banished. Roadblocks […]

May 13, 2020

Aimee Stephens, whose fight for transgender rights reached the Supreme Court, dies

She was fired in 2013 when she told her boss that she wanted to be known as Aimee, not Anthony, and would report to work wearing a conservative skirt suit or dress.The funeral home’s owner, Thomas Rost, said Stephens’ appearance would be a distraction for grieving families. In fact, it was downright wrong,” Stephens said last year. pic.twitter.com/iNxDtM37EP— ACLU (@ACLU) May 12, 2020 Her wife, […]