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Harrowing video from a hospital at the center of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak shows doctors overwhelmed by critical patients

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Stark footage from a hospital in Bergamo – the Italian city hit worst by the novel coronavirus – shows doctors and nurses desperately fighting to control the outbreak. The video, broadcast Thursday by Sky News from the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital, shows an emergency-arrivals ward. It has been transformed into an intensive-care unit because the regular ICU is already full. As of Friday morning, 4,645 people from Bergamo had tested positive for the virus, more cases than any other city or town in Italy, according to data published in the Corriere Della Sera newspaper. The exact number of deaths in […]

Coronavirus: Mexico wants to close border with US to halt spread | Daily Mail Online

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For once, the conversation over closing the US-Mexico border is being driven b Mexican health officials who say they are considering shutting out Americans to keep coronavirus out of their country.  There are currently more than 1,900 cases of the virus in the US and it is spreading rapidly. Forty-two people have died from it.  By contrast in Mexico, there have only been 16 confirmed cases and no deaths.  At a press conference on Friday, health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said: ‘Mexico wouldn’t bring the virus to the United States, rather the United States would bring it here.  ‘The possible flow […]

Reversing course, House won’t return to D.C. next week because of coronavirus threat

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WASHINGTON — A day after announcing that the House would reconvene in Washington next week, House Democrats reversed course and announced Tuesday that lawmakers will not be returning to the Capitol after all because of the coronavirus threat. “We made a judgement that we will not come back next week,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said in a phone call with reporters. Speaker Pelosi vows to virus-proof November election with vote-by-mail provisions Hoyer said he spoke with the House physician late Monday about the decision. The majority leader cited a rising number of coronavirus cases in the Washington metropolitan […]

Roger Stone: Bill Gates may have created coronavirus to microchip people

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Roger Stone suggested Monday that Bill Gates may have had a hand in the creation of coronavirus so that he could plant microchips in people’s heads to know who has and has not been tested for COVID-19. “Whether Bill Gates played some role in the creation and spread of this virus is open for vigorous debate. I have conservative friends who say it’s ridiculous and others say absolutely,” Stone told Joe Piscopo, host of the radio program “The Answer” on 970 AM, who had asked about conspiracy theories regarding the pandemic. “He and other globalists are using it for mandatory […]

Trump announces US will halt funding to World Health Organization over coronavirus response

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The WHO failed its basic duty and must be held accountable, says President Trump. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. President Trump announced at the White House coronavirus news briefing in the Rose Garden on Tuesday that the United States will immediately halt all funding for the World Health Organization (WHO), saying it had put “political correctness over lifesaving measures.” Also at the briefing, the president said plans to ease the national economic shutdown were being finalized, and that he would be “authorizing governors to reopen their states to reopen as they see […]

Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for coronavirus

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office announced on Twitter Sunday. Why it matters: He’s the first U.S. senator to test positive. According to his office, Paul is asymptomatic and was not aware of making direct contact with an infected person. What they’re saying: What to watch: The Senate is set to vote on a massive “Phase 3” coronavirus relief package on Monday. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) have proposed a resolution calling for remote voting, which could potentially be prioritized now that a senator has officially tested positive for the virus. […]

Florida Megachurch Packed with Worshipers During Coronavirus Pandemic

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The Pastor boasted his place was white-glove clean, saying, “We brought in 13 machines that basically kill every virus in the place, and uh, if somebody walks through the door it’s like, it kills everything on them. If they sneeze, it shoots it down at like 100 mph. It’ll neutralize it in split seconds. We have the most sterile building in, I don’t know, all of America.” The scariest part … all these people showed up elbow-to-elbow. If they contract the disease, they are the ones most likely to spread it, because they are clearly not practicing or understanding social […]

Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia dies of coronavirus, aged 21

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A 21-year-old Spanish football coach has died from coronavirus, having been suffering from a form of leukaemia. Francisco Garcia, a youth team coach at Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta, had an unknown pre-existing health condition that resulted in him being more vulnerable to the virus than usual for an individual of his age, though he was only informed of having cancer after going to hospital with symptoms of coronavirus. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines According to Spanish newspaper Malaga Hoy, Garcia was advised to seek further medical help after struggling to […]

A COVID-19 coronavirus update from concerned physicians

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“Everything we do before a pandemic will seem alarmist. Everything we do after will seem inadequate.” – Michael Leavitt Why are we writing this? The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a point where containment is no longer possible. The COVID-19 threat is real, and rapidly getting worse. Many of you are very nervous; some are unsure of the validity of the information you are reading. As physician leaders, we felt it was important to craft a resource you can rely on as being scientifically accurate and one which contains as much actionable information and guidance as possible. Accurate, actionable information during […]

A Disturbing Number of People Think Coronavirus Is Related to Corona Beer

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Last Tuesday, the GoogleTrends Twitter account noted that worldwide search interest for “coronavirus symptoms” had increased by 1,050% compared to the week before. It also listed the top five related searches during the previous 24 hours, which included things like “how to prevent coronavirus” and “how does coronavirus spread.” But despite a seemingly global attempt to get Dr. Google’s opinion on what we should and should not be doing in order to avoid the virus, another popular Google search illustrates that we’re also surrounded by very, very confused people. BoingBoing discovered that in the past few days, there has also […]