Trump tempers officials’ grave assessments with optimism

The U.S. surgeon general says that Americans should brace for levels of tragedy reminiscent of the Sept. 11 attacks and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, while the nation’s infectious disease chief warned that the new coronavirus may never be completely eradicated from the globe. Those were some of the most grim assessments yet for the […]

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The acting Navy secretary says he swiftly fired an aircraft carrier captain to avoid having Trump step in

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly rushed to relieve Capt. Brett Crozier of his command of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt because he wanted to act before President Donald Trump intervened, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. Crozier was relieved on Thursday, just days after a letter pleading with the Navy for more […]

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Trump is touting experimental drugs for COVID-19, saying they’re ‘not going to hurt’ people. But the drugs have severe side effects and misuse has led to poisoning and even death.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly endorsed two experimental drugs as a potential treatment for COIVD-19.  The drugs — chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine— are often used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria, as well as for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and a limited number of other conditions.  “If it works, that will be great, if […]

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Leaked memo: Amazon is now recommending the workers sorting and moving your online orders wear face masks, but will only have ‘limited’ quantities

Amazon advised the workers who sort and move your packages on Sunday evening to wear face masks to work. However, the company has only a “limited” supply as they work to source more masks. Meanwhile, an external communication from Amazon said all warehouses would have masks early on in the week of April 5. These […]

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Fired US Navy captain reportedly emailed his coronavirus warning because he believed his boss would have prevented it

Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt reportedly believed his dire letter warning of the coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship would not be allowed to be sent by his superiors. The acting Navy secretary, Thomas Modly, said that Crozier was “panicking” and was flabbergasted by him being “so out of character,” he said to […]

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Trump suggests that Americans have ‘nothing to lose’ by taking 2 experimental drugs to treat coronavirus. But some people who rely on the medication to treat their arthritis or lupus can’t get prescriptions because of increased demand.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly touted two drugs — chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine—as potential treatments for the new coronavirus.  The drug is often used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and a limited number of other conditions.  But people who need the medication […]

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The Queen will address the UK later today to talk about the importance of ‘self-discipline, quiet good-humored resolve and fellow-feeling’

Queen Elizabeth II will send a message about the importance of “self-discipline, quiet good-humored resolve and fellow-feeling” in her speech later today. Her Majesty will talk to the UK and Commonwealth countries about the coronavirus outbreak in the speech that will be broadcast at 8 p.m. She will talk about this “increasingly challenging time,” and […]

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Walters: California economy clobbered — for how long?

We’ve all seen slow motion video clips of horrific damage from head-on automobile collisions staged in auto safety testing facilities. Something like that is happening to California’s economy. Until a few weeks ago, the globe’s fifth largest economy was humming along with record-high output and record-low unemployment. Employers were begging for workers and state and […]

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Walters: California economy clobbered — for how long?

We’ve all seen slow motion video clips of horrific damage from head-on automobile collisions staged in auto safety testing facilities. Something like that is happening to California’s economy. Until a few weeks ago, the globe’s fifth largest economy was humming along with record-high output and record-low unemployment. Employers were begging for workers and state and […]

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France turns to speedy trains to catch up in virus response

The high-speed train whooshing past historic World War I battle sites and through the chateau-speckled Loire Valley carried a delicate cargo: 20 critically ill COVID-19 patients and the breathing machines helping keep them alive. The TGV-turned-mobile-intensive-care-unit is just one piece of France’s nationwide mobilization of trains, helicopters, jets and even a warship, deployed to relieve […]

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France turns to speedy trains to catch up in virus response

The high-speed train whooshing past historic World War I battle sites and through the chateau-speckled Loire Valley carried a delicate cargo: 20 critically ill COVID-19 patients and the breathing machines helping keep them alive. The TGV-turned-mobile-intensive-care-unit is just one piece of France’s nationwide mobilization of trains, helicopters, jets and even a warship, deployed to relieve […]

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Man fatally stabbed in the Van Nuys area is identified

VAN NUYS — A man stabbed to death in the Van Nuys area was publicly identified Saturday. Dontae Tremain Anderson was 35 years old, according to coroner’s Lt. Nani Cholakians. His city of residence was unknown. Police said he was a transient. Officers sent to the 15200 block of Burbank Boulevard about 11:45 p.m. Thursday […]

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 5 Apr 2020

Keir Starmer says he will work with Johnson on Covid-19 Keir Starmer has vowed to work with Boris Johnson “in the national interest” to manage the coronavirus outbreak. After being elected Labour leader yesterday, Starmer offered to work constructively with the prime minister and not provide “opposition for opposition’s sake”. However, he said the failure […]

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Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

President Donald Trump is warning that the country could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy back on track. “There will be a […]

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Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

President Donald Trump is warning that the country could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy back on track. “There will be a […]

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US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking

The U.S. warned of many more coronavirus deaths in the days ahead as the global pandemic muted traditional observances from family grave-cleaning ceremonies in China to Palm Sunday for many Christians. Italy and Spain, the two hardest-hit European nations, expressed hope that the crisis was peaking in their countries, though Italian officials said the emergency […]

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US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking

The U.S. warned of many more coronavirus deaths in the days ahead as the global pandemic muted traditional observances from family grave-cleaning ceremonies in China to Palm Sunday for many Christians. Italy and Spain, the two hardest-hit European nations, expressed hope that the crisis was peaking in their countries, though Italian officials said the emergency […]

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The faith of Latter-day Saints called upon to do battle against COVID-19 during church general conference

Tyler and Sheree Godfrey listen to a prayer as they watch the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their children Maddy, Gracie, Boston and Noah from their home in Holladay on Saturday, April 4, 2020. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The suffering […]

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The faith of Latter-day Saints called upon to do battle against COVID-19 during church general conference

Tyler and Sheree Godfrey listen to a prayer as they watch the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their children Maddy, Gracie, Boston and Noah from their home in Holladay on Saturday, April 4, 2020. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The suffering […]

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