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CDC gives 'voluntary' guidance on wearing coronavirus masks. Trump isn't volunteering.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:55:20 -0400

President Trump said Friday that despite new CDC guidance recommending that American citizens wear masks or facial coverings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, “I don’t think that I’m going t....
Coronavirus may cause some food shortages, warns government task force

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:33:08 -0400

The nation could begin to see food shortages for some products if the people working on the supply chain lack personal protective equipment, warns an internal Trump administration document obtained by....
Are the White House coronavirus briefings about to create another media star?

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:12:57 -0400

Now comes Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, a no-nonsense logistician plucked from the Pentagon’s Joint Staff to take charge of the procurement and distribution of urgently needed medical equipment.....
As coronavirus ravages Spain, doctors get a grim order on 'futility of care' for the very old and very sick

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:24:54 -0400

A document circulated by the health department of Catalonia recommends that emergency teams and health care workers stop using ventilators for patients older than 80, and further recommends that extre....
Facing coronavirus, poverty is a preexisting condition

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:58:54 -0400

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all Americans, but it is hitting the poor the hardest, in part because those workers simply can’t afford to adhere to social distancing restrictions if it means g....
Schiff proposes postelection 9/11-style commission to study coronavirus response

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:03:34 -0400

Rep. Adam Schiff’s proposal for a 9/11-style commission to study the nation’s response to the coronavirus outbreak "is not an exercise in casting blame or scoring political points, but something ....
Coronavirus: News and live updates

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:31:11 -0400

The latest news and information on the pandemic from Yahoo News reporters in the United States and around the world.....
'Protective bubbles': How 2 Army generals stopped the spread of coronavirus among their soldiers

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 05:01:12 -0400

Two Army generals took critical actions early to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Asia and Europe from spreading to military bases.....
Senator says outside pressure will move GOP toward expanding ballot access during coronavirus pandemic

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 05:00:20 -0400

It may be true that planning for the fall election will not defeat the coronavirus, but it is a way of responding to it.....
Birx warns of coming coronavirus hot spots across the U.S.

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:28:28 -0400

Louisiana is poised to become the next epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, White House officials said Thursday, citing new data that shows that 26 percent of the tests for COVID-19 in that state in r....
Are coronavirus statistics reliable?

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 18:24:36 -0400

In recents weeks, an intense amount of intention has been placed on data about of coronavirus cases and deaths. Are these numbers accurate enough to be building public policy on?....
The coronavirus 'crisis found me,' says Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:16:43 -0400

Last Saturday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan closed the state’s beaches, leaving the state's 7,719 miles of shoreline to piping plovers and sand crabs.....
Confirmed coronavirus cases reach one million worldwide

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:53:01 -0400

The first reported cases came from China in December, eventually spreading to nearly every other country on earth over the ensuing three months.....
Coronavirus poses special risk to millions of Americans with diabetes

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:39:43 -0400

As the worsening coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country, millions of Americans living with diabetes face heightened risks from COVID-19.....
Trump touts low oil prices, as well as high oil prices, crediting his 'friend' the Saudi prince

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:45:07 -0400

The day after boasting that gasoline prices could fall to under $1 a gallon, President Trump said he had arranged a deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia that would lead to substantially higher oil pri....
As the scale of the coronavirus threat crystallizes, a comedian with a Trump impression takes off

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:58:37 -0400

“It’s crazy,” J-L Cauvin said during an interview on the Yahoo News "Skullduggery" podcast. “It’s like eight years of a career shot into your vein in 72 hours.”....
Coronavirus is a global pandemic. Here's what that looks like in augmented reality.

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:23:58 -0400

To see how pervasive COVID-19 has become — more than 171 countries currently have at least one positive patient — we are tracking active cases on a 3D map.....
Flattening the curve on coronavirus: What California and Washington can teach the world

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:04:05 -0400

New data suggests the two West Coast states may have slowed the spread of coronavirus. How they did it.....
Two years before coronavirus, CDC warned of a coming pandemic

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 05:01:13 -0400

Long before the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, and then soon spread to nearly every country on Earth, a conference in 2018 offered proof that epidemiologists at the CDC and other institutions w....
A national lockdown to stop coronavirus? Trump is 'thinking about doing that'

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 20:57:35 -0400

President Trump shied away Wednesday from issuing domestic travel restrictions or a national lockdown to try and beat back the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic that, in a best case scenario, i....
The view from the ER: 'We're all drowning'

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 18:06:01 -0400

A New York City emergency room physician compares her experience fighting COVID-19 to that of post-hurricane relief efforts as the city continues to deal with waves of patients.....
First he had brain cancer. Then the coronavirus struck his city. One patient’s perilous journey.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:33:32 -0400

When Ronnie Krensel went in for his most recent checkup following chemotherapy on March 21, it wasn’t anything like the ones he’d had before. Upon his arrival at the Southhampton Stony Brook Hospital ....
What impact will coronavirus have on climate change?

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:59:02 -0400

Worldwide efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus have caused a massive drop in global emissions. Does the pandemic present an opportunity to accelerate the fight against climate change?....
Americans masking up against coronavirus — 'no harm to it,' Trump says

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:53:25 -0400

With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 surging nationwide and health officials warning that, even in a best-case scenario, deaths from the disease could top 100,000 in the U.S., the government....
'He must have felt like that was the only recourse': Captain of coronavirus-stricken carrier issues urgent plea to Pentagon for help

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:45:20 -0400

The letter amounts to a desperate appeal to his chain of command to get most of his sailors off the ship, where the virus is spreading out of control, and into individual quarantine lodgings that are ....
CDC's 'disease detectives' are on the coronavirus case 

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:00:41 -0400

While the Washington State Department of Health had prepared a plan for the arrival of the virus in January, it assumed it still had weeks before the disease would reach the U.S. “In three days, the p....
One Free Press Coalition's '10 Most Urgent' list, April 2020

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 05:00:18 -0400

Yahoo News is a member of the One Free Press Coalition and is publishing the group’s latest “10 Most Urgent” list below to highlight the increasingly dangerous climate for journalism and free expressi....
Trump sees 'hard days' ahead in coronavirus fight, with as many as 240,000 Americans dead

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:05:00 -0400

Nearly a quarter million people in the United States could die as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Trump administration officials said Tuesday. ....
Makeshift hospitals transform NYC as it battles coronavirus pandemic 

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:21:02 -0400

As cases of COVID-19 in New York City continue to climb, makeshift emergency field hospitals are popping up and transforming some of the city’s most iconic sites.....
Political realities may dilute GOP opposition to mail-in voting amid coronavirus

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:05:13 -0400

Congressional Republicans have resisted allocating the billions of dollars experts say are necessary to implement nationwide mail-in voting ahead of the presidential election.....
Will the restaurant industry survive coronavirus?

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:43:53 -0400

The coronavirus pandemic has forced restaurants across the country to close or dramatically limit their business. Will the industry survive the outbreak?....
Liberty University students choose sides after fallout from coronavirus reporting

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:30:48 -0400

The New York Times reported this week that almost a dozen Liberty University students have come down with COVID-19 symptoms since the school reopened last week. But Liberty University officials have s....
One way to hold down coronavirus toll: Pretend it isn't happening

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:26:33 -0400

Some conservative commentators have begun questioning the reported death tolls and hospitalizations caused by COVID-19.....
Coronavirus pandemic sparks new calls for personal surveillance, and concerns

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:48:47 -0400

As countries around the world look for ways to track coronavirus infections using people’s personal smartphones, privacy experts and technologists warn the U.S. government faces an uphill battle to pu....
Hospitals preparing for life-and-death decisions on who gets ventilators during coronavirus pandemic, medical ethicist says

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:38:35 -0400

Many hospitals are putting together triage committees made up of doctors and ethicists who can help individual frontline doctors and nurses make on-the-spot decisions about where a needed ventilator s....
What Andrew Cuomo knows

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:10:24 -0400

The last time New York faced a crisis of this magnitude, Andrew Cuomo almost destroyed his career.....
Science at work in the age of coronavirus: What will we learn from it?

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:06:25 -0400

Dr. Anthony Fauci wants to study hydroxychloroquine in a systematic way to determine if it is safe to take for the coronavirus — and if it actually works. President Trump for his part has been excited....
Coronavirus has some unlikely frontline heroes: Grocery store workers

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:41:16 -0400

While the worsening coronavirus pandemic has shuttered most businesses nationwide to promote social distancing, grocery stores have remained open, pushing their employees, whether they like it or not,....
DHS moves its National Operations Center off site after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:00:13 -0400

The Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center is relocating today after a member of its team tested positive for COVID-19, according to an internal DHS document obtained by Yahoo Ne....
Are pot and guns essential in a pandemic?

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:44:57 -0400

As states and cities shut down all nonessential businesses to stop the spread of coronavirus, pot shops and gun stores are staying open in some places. Are they really essential?....
Trump, Cuomo and the mystery of the missing masks

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:08:39 -0400

Earlier this month, Cuomo said that people were stealing face masks and other equipment needed to fight the coronavirus from area hospitals. On Monday, the New York governor dismissed a similar claim ....
Trump says Democrats' push for expanded voting threatens Republicans

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:26:01 -0400

President Trump on Monday criticized attempts by Democrats in Congress to expand voting access for the presidential election in the fall, saying increased voter turnout would keep Republicans from get....
Suspected SARS virus and flu samples found in luggage: FBI report describes China's 'biosecurity risk'

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:45:26 -0400

An FBI report about China’s involvement with scientific research in the U.S. has raised alarms. While the report refers broadly to foreign researchers, all three cases cited involve Chinese nationals.....
No, it's not public health versus the economy

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 09:03:28 -0400

One of the fallacies being circulated in this pandemic is the idea that public health principles conflict with economic growth. That might be true in the very short run while economies are stalled, bu....
There are 67,000 pharmacies in the United States. Only 5 are testing for the coronavirus.

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 05:00:55 -0400

The promise of coronavirus testing at local pharmacies, which President Trump implied was at hand on a large scale, remains unrealized.....
Trump to extend coronavirus distancing guidelines until April 30

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 19:11:33 -0400

Abandoning his hope that the country could end its lockdown restrictions by Easter, which will be celebrated in two weeks, President Trump said on Sunday that intensive measures to combat the coronavi....
Trump touts TV ratings of coronavirus briefings

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 15:50:32 -0400

President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday and repeatedly bragged about the television ratings of his near-daily coronavirus press briefings.....
Is $2 trillion enough to save the economy?

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:11:36 -0400

Congress approved the biggest stimulus bill in American history to counteract the economic impact of coronavirus. Is $2 trillion enough?....
Pelosi: Trump's downplaying of coronavirus has cost American lives

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:20:50 -0400

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharpened her criticism of President Trump’s early dismissal of the coronavirus, saying the delay cost American lives. She criticized the president's initial response to....
In the coronavirus pandemic, carbon emissions have fallen, but climate change remains an existential threat

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:00:02 -0400

In a world desperate for good news about the coronavirus, a dip in global carbon emissions caused by the outbreak’s economic downturn might be seen as a silver lining. But climate scientists and polic....