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|Her granddaughter was sick, so Dr. Birx stayed home: 'You can’t take that kind of risk' around the president
Dr. Deborah Birx, one of the two leading medical experts on the White House coronavirus task force, said Monday that out of deference to social-distancing rules she had stayed away from her daughter’s house — even though her 10-month-old granddaughter had registered a fever of 105 degrees over the
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 8:22 PM
|Dr. Fauci says America getting back to normal and where it was before the coronavirus crisis 'might not ever happen' without a vaccine
"If you want to get back to pre-coronavirus, that might not ever happen in the sense that the threat is there," Fauci said.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 8:05 PM
|Iran will never ask U.S. for coronavirus help: official
Iran will never ask the United States for help in the fight against the new coronavirus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has rejected offers from Washington of humanitarian assistance for Iran, the Middle Eastern country so far worst-affected by the coronavirus, with 3,739 deaths and 60,500 people infected according to the latest figures on Monday.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 5:35 AM
|U.S. coronavirus deaths top 10,000 as medical officials warn worst is yet to come
"It's going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives," Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 8:02 PM
|Police in Russia shoved a man into a van and forced him to abandon his dog in a park for violating the city's lockdown order
At the end of March, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin closed all restaurants, cafe, bars, and parks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2020 1:16 PM
|Brazil minister offends China with 'racist' virus tweet
China demanded an explanation from Brazil Monday after the far-right government's education minister linked the coronavirus pandemic to the Asian country's "plan for world domination," in a tweet imitating a Chinese accent. In the latest incident to strain ties between Brasilia and Beijing, Education Minister Abraham Weintraub insinuated China was behind the global health crisis. "Geopolitically, who will come out stronger from this global crisis?" he wrote on Twitter Saturday.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 12:33 PM
|Inslee: 'Ludicrous' that there hasn't been a nationalized mobilization effort to fight pandemic
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday called the next week of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic the modern era's "Pearl Harbor moment." In other words, it'll be the "hardest moment" of many Americans' lives, and Adams hopes every person in every state does their part to slow the spread.> Surgeon General Jerome Adams: "The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment. It's going to be our 9/11 moment." pic.twitter.com/HoE76Uq1sx> > — Talking Points Memo (@TPM) April 5, 2020But while Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) may agree with most of that assessment, he told NBC's Chuck Todd during Sunday's edition of Meet The Press that he isn't sure why the federal government is so intent on remaining as a backup for the states, especially if the White House believes we're in a war-like moment. > WATCH: @GovInslee says on MTP it is "ludicrous that we do not have a national effort" against the coronavirus. > > Gov. Inslee: "To say we are a backup ... can you imagine if Franklin Roosevelt said, 'I'll be right behind you Connecticut; good luck building those battleships'?" pic.twitter.com/BHqI3YkYxd> > — Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 5, 2020"We need a national mobilization of the manufacturing base of the United States as we started on Dec. 8, 1941," Inslee said, calling on President Trump to authorize the Defense Production Act.More stories from theweek.com Stocks rebounded after some hopeful coronavirus news but change 'doesn't necessarily reflect anything fundamental’ New York City plans to temporarily bury coronavirus victims in a park Trump's fervor for an unproven COVID-19 drug is reportedly fueled by Rudy Giuliani, Dr. Oz
POSTED APRIL 05, 2020 1:56 PM
|New York new coronavirus cases 'dropping for first time'
New infections and deaths are down in New York, but officials say the danger for Americans is still high.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2020 5:28 PM
|Philippines Extends Lockdown of Main Island Until End of April
(Bloomberg) -- The Philippines has extended a lockdown on Luzon island until the end of April, idling its economic engine and home to most of its population to counter the spread of coronavirus.The quarantine that began in mid-March was set to end April 12, but given the sustained growth in virus cases the lockdown will have to stay, the government said Tuesday. The country will need to put more funds toward virus relief, as the 200 billion pesos ($3.9 billion) set aside so far for cash aid to poor families won’t be enough, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday.“The economy is not moving, it’s at a standstill,” Duterte said, as he directed economic officials to find more funds to support citizens.The president said he’s considering further tweaking this year’s 4.1 trillion-peso budget to shift more funds toward virus response. About 30 billion pesos meant for infrastructure could be diverted for efforts to counter the virus impact, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar told ABS-CBN News Channel.The Economic Planning Agency said last month that even the low-end of its growth estimate -- a full-year contraction of 0.6% -- “is still too high” if restrictions to movement on Luzon, an island of 60 million people that accounts for 70% of the country’s output, extend beyond one month without government intervention.Hundreds of factories and business establishments have been closed in the lockdown, placing tens of thousands of wage earners in financial peril. Remittances from Filipinos working overseas, which account for about one-tenth of the economy, may decline by as much as 30% this year as thousands of workers return home, Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia told ABS-CBN News.Pernia said he will propose opening more shops for basic needs and resuming manufacturing and agriculture operations to lessen the lockdown’s blow. The Philippines had 3,660 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 163 deaths, as of Monday.Central bank Governor Benjamin Diokno said Tuesday that slowing inflation gives the monetary authority more room to ease policy, after it cut its key interest rate by 50 basis points last month and reduced banks’ reserve ratio to 12% to bolster the economy. The bank also has bought 300 billion pesos of government debt and said it’s open to more.Late last month, the legislature granted Duterte extraordinary powers to refocus the budget toward virus response, with a package to support businesses currently being drafted.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
POSTED APRIL 07, 2020 12:15 AM
|Trump coronavirus task force 'beginning to see glimmers of progress,' but models still show 100,000 U.S. deaths from virus
The Trump administration said Sunday that it was “beginning to see the glimmers of progress” in the fight to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the United States and across the globe.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2020 8:33 PM