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|A national lockdown to stop coronavirus? Trump is 'thinking about doing that'
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, is expected to kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans.
POSTED APRIL 01, 2020 8:57 PM
|Two years before coronavirus, CDC warned of a coming pandemic
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 were aware that a new pandemic was poised to strike.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 5:01 AM
|Flattening the curve on coronavirus: What California and Washington can teach the world
New data suggests the two West Coast states may have slowed the spread of coronavirus. How they did it.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 9:04 AM
|‘We Didn’t Know That Until the Last 24 Hours’: Georgia Gov. Says He Just Found Out People without Symptoms Can Spread Coronavirus
While announcing a statewide shelter-in-place order on Wednesday, Georgia governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, said that he had just been informed that asymptomatic individuals could spread the coronavirus.The illness "is now transmitting before people see signs….Those individuals could have been infecting people before they ever felt [symptoms]," Kemp said at a press conference. "We didn’t know that until the last 24 hours."It has been widely known for months that the coronavirus can spread through asymptomatic transmission. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its guidelines for outbreak mitigation regarding asymptomatic transmission, leading Georgia health officials to change their projections for an outbreak in the state."It’s a combination of recognizing there’s a large number of people out there who are infected and who are infected, who are asymptomatic, who never would have been recognized under our old models, but also seeing the community transmission that we’re seeing," said Dr. Kathleen Toomey, head of Georgia's Department of Public Health.Governor Kemp had initially resisted signing a shelter-in-place order due to the effect it would have on the state's economy. However, in recent days the governors of Florida, Texas, and South Carolina all introduced limitations on residents' mobility to combat coronavirus spread. Georgia has 4,748 confirmed cases, with Florida at 7,773, Texas at 4,607, and South Carolina at 1,293, according to Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker.With the extent of coronavirus spread across the U.S. becoming clearer, Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said the outbreak in the U.S. was increasingly comparable to that of Italy, one of the worst outbreaks in the western hemisphere.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 8:21 AM
|Trump says he doesn’t want a nationwide stay-at-home order because some states don’t have a high number of coronavirus cases
At the coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump said he didn’t want to issue a nationwide stay-at-home order to fight the pandemic because there are some states that don’t have a large number of positive coronavirus cases.
POSTED APRIL 01, 2020 7:42 PM
|Navy relieves captain of coronavirus-plagued USS Theodore Roosevelt after he sounded alarm
The Navy relieved the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
POSTED APRIL 03, 2020 6:39 AM
|American Airlines crammed the only 11 passengers on a flight into 3 rows because they only bought basic economy, report says
American Airlines has risked the health of flight attendants and passengers by enforcing rules about riding in coach, it is alleged.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 12:15 PM
|Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city to ban eating cats and dogs
The ruling is a tougher version of China's ban of wildlife meat, after it was linked to the virus.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 10:54 AM
|Pakistan worshippers clash with police trying to enforce coronavirus lockdown
Pakistani Muslims at a Karachi mosque clashed with baton-wielding police trying to enforce new curbs on gatherings to prevent Friday prayers and contain coronavirus infections, officials said. After failing to persuade worshippers to pray at home last week, the government in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh, home to the financial hub of Karachi, enforced a lockdown for three hours beginning at noon on Friday, officials said. Pakistan has so far reported 2,458 coronavirus infections, fuelled by a jump in cases related to members of the Tablighi Jamaat, an orthodox Muslim proselytising group.
POSTED APRIL 03, 2020 3:26 AM
|Trump nominates McConnell ally to powerful appeals court
President Donald Trump is nominating a 37-year-old judge and former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to a seat on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Walker drew a “Not Qualified" rating from the American Bar Association when Trump nominated him last year to be a federal judge in Kentucky.
POSTED APRIL 03, 2020 1:21 PM