'Be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead,' Trump says as U.S. virus death toll eclipses China's
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 3,800 Tuesday, eclipsing China's official count, as hard-hit New York City rushed to bring in more medical professionals and ambulances and parked refrigerated morgue trucks on the streets to collect the dead.
White House turns to statistical models for virus forecastLike forecasters tracking a megastorm, White House officials are relying on statistical models to help predict the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and try to protect as many people as possible.
Europe's hospitals among the best but can't handle pandemicAs increasing numbers of European hospitals buckle under the strain of tens of thousands of coronavirus patients, the crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world's best health systems are remarkably ill-equipped to handle a pandemic.
How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump's Easter planThe projections were grim: Even if the U.S. were to continue to do what it was doing, keeping the economy closed and most Americans in their homes, the coronavirus could leave 100,000 to 200,000 people dead and millions infected. And the totals would be far worse if the nation reopened.
Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissentSoldiers patrol the streets with their fingers on machine gun triggers. The army guards an exhibition center-turned-makeshift-hospital crowded with rows of metal beds for those infected with the coronavirus. And Serbia's president warns residents that Belgrade's graveyards won't be big enough to bury the dead if people ignore his government's lockdown orders.
Extroverts (and introverts, too) face quarantine challengesWithin days, Vicktery Zimmerman had figured out how to connect with friends and family even as she and her husband shelter in place at their Chicago home.
US warship captain seeks crew isolation as virus spreadsIn a memo to Navy leaders, the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt said the spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating, and said that removing all but 10% of the crew is a "necessary risk" in order to stop the spread of the virus. The ship is docked in Guam.
Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change pushThe Trump administration's rollback of mileage standards Tuesday marks a win for Americans who like their SUVs and pickup trucks, but the government's own estimates show big costs, too -- more Americans dying from air pollution, more climate-damaging tailpipe exhaust and more expense for drivers at the gas pumps.
Hospitals tell doctors they'll be fired if they speak out about lack of gearHospitals are threatening to fire health care workers who publicize their working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic -- and have in some cases followed through.
Dow average suffers worst quarter since 1987U.S. stocks sank, bulging the Dow Jones Industrial Average's loss in the quarter to a level not seen since 1987 as the pandemic almost certainly plunged the American economy into recession.
CDC considers advising the public to wear face coveringsShould we all be wearing masks? That simple question is under review by officials in the U.S. government and has sparked a grass-roots pro-mask movement.
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