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The Trump administration barred a top US disease expert from speaking freely to the public after he warned the coronavirus might be impossible to contain

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President Donald Trump’s administration has barred one of the top US experts on infectious diseases from speaking out about the coronavirus outbreak without permission from the White House, The New York Times reported Thursday, in an apparent bid to stop contradictory messages about the public-health crisis. At a Wednesday press conference, Trump announced that Vice President Mike Pence – who has faced criticism for his handling of an HIV outbreak as Indiana governor – would lead US efforts to halt the spread of the illness and that Pence would report directly to Trump. Among the first steps Pence took was […]

Americans should prepare for coronavirus crisis in U.S., CDC says

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Top U.S. public health officials said Tuesday that Americans should prepare for the spread of the coronavirus in communities across the country. “It’s not so much a question of if this will happen any more, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the head of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a media briefing Tuesday. Download the NBC News app for breaking news Your pressing coronavirus questions, answered Measures to contain the virus […]

Man dies after taking chloroquine in an attempt to prevent coronavirus

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An Arizona man has died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate — believing it would protect him from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The man’s wife also ingested the substance and is under critical care. The toxic ingredient they consumed was not the medication form of chloroquine, used to treat malaria in humans. Instead, it was an ingredient listed on a parasite treatment for fish. The man’s wife told NBC News she’d watched televised briefings during which President Trump talked about the potential benefits of chloroquine. Even though no drugs are approved to prevent or treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the […]

Young and Unafraid of the Coronavirus Pandemic? Good for You. Now Stop Killing People | Opinion

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I’m a doctor in a major hospital in Western Europe. Watching you Americans (and you, Brits) in these still-early days of the coronavirus pandemic is like watching a familiar horror movie, where the protagonists, yet again, split into pairs or decide to take a tour of a dark basement. The real-life versions of this behavior are pretending this is just a flu; keeping schools open; following through with your holiday travel plans, and going into the office daily. This is what we did in Italy. We were so complacent that even when people with coronavirus symptoms started turning up, we […]

Greta Thunberg added to CNN expert coronavirus panel, Twitter erupts

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An upcoming CNN town hall on the coronavirus pandemic will feature 17-year-old Greta Thunberg alongside a panel of medical experts . The program, “Coronavirus Facts and Fears,” also includes CNN broadcaster Sanjay Gupta, 50, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, 71 and former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Richard Besser, 60. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, 52, will host alongside Gupta. However, social media watchdogs are foaming at the mouth over the choice to place a teen climate activist on a panel with public health experts. “What place does Greta Thunberg have in this town hall?” asks […]

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 […]