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Fast-food giants like McDonald’s and Burger King told Trump it is essential they stay open during the coronavirus outbreak. Not all workers are convinced.

Fast-food chains like McDonald’s and Burger King are pushing arguments that it is crucial to the American public that they stay open during the coronavirus outbreak. President Donald Trump recently praised fast-food chains’ drive-thru services. Certain groups, including healthcare workers, rely on chains to get quick and inexpensive food. However, […]
Fast-food giants like McDonald’s and Burger King told Trump it is essential they stay open during the coronavirus outbreak. Not all workers are convinced.
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A toilet paper shortage and increased cleaning might have caused a spike in raw sewage spills in California. Other regions are bracing for the same.

A Northern California County is seeing a spike in sewage spills that appears to be related to people flushing inappropriate items while stuck home during the coronavirus. Public works departments across the county have been preparing for issues related to increased use of toilet paper substitutes and wipes. Cities are […]
A toilet paper shortage and increased cleaning might have caused a spike in raw sewage spills in California. Other regions are bracing for the same.
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A demographer says Florida could be ‘like an uber-Italy’ during the coronavirus, and it shows why it’s so important for young people to stay at home

The coronavirus hit Italy hard because the country has a big elderly population, and younger people tend to commute from their multigenerational households to big cities for work, according to a new paper. This means that Florida could be “like an uber-Italy,” one demographer told Wired. People who are at […]
A demographer says Florida could be ‘like an uber-Italy’ during the coronavirus, and it shows why it’s so important for young people to stay at home
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Elon Musk and Trump are touting a 1940s malaria pill as a potential coronavirus treatment. But supplies are already running short as prescriptions spike.

Demand for malaria pills has skyrocketed on hopes that the drug can treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Demand has ramped up so much that the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are now in shortage, according to a pharmacy group that tracks supplies of medicines. Hydroxychloroquine is a […]
Elon Musk and Trump are touting a 1940s malaria pill as a potential coronavirus treatment. But supplies are already running short as prescriptions spike.
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How to make your own soap at home, and what you’ll need to do it

You can make soap at home with a few key ingredients. You’ll need lye, along with your choice of oils; olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, or sunflower oil all work. There are a few different methods for soap-making – here’s an example recipe for the cold process. Visit Insider’s […]
How to make your own soap at home, and what you’ll need to do it
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Dow climbs 188 points as coronavirus stimulus measures calm investor nerves

US stocks rallied amid additional stimulus efforts from governments and central banks. The gains comes as forecasts for a US recession intensify. The rebound follows the Dow’s 1,300-point slump in Wednesday’s session. The index’s recent intraday low that day marked an erasure of all gains made since President Trump’s inauguration. […]
Dow climbs 188 points as coronavirus stimulus measures calm investor nerves
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Spring breakers kept hitting the beaches amid the coronavirus pandemic — and now some have tested positive. Here’s how 7 hot spots around the world handled the influx of partiers.

The coronavirus pandemic coincided with spring break 2020, but students across the world continued spring breaking anyway. But as the coronavirus continued to spread across the US and the world, some of the hottest spring break destinations, like Miami and Fort Lauderdale, cancelled spring break. Others, like South Padre Island, […]
Spring breakers kept hitting the beaches amid the coronavirus pandemic — and now some have tested positive. Here’s how 7 hot spots around the world handled the influx of partiers.
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What pregnant women should know about the coronavirus

Pregnant women are concerned and confused about what the novel coronavirus might mean for them, their births, and their future children, as evidence and advice keeps changing. Pregnant women don’t seem to be especially susceptible to the illness, but they may be at risk for more severe cases if they […]
What pregnant women should know about the coronavirus
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Prince Charles could have contracted the coronavirus after spending time with Prince Albert of Monaco, who tested positive just days after they met

Prince Albert of Monaco confirmed he tested positive for the coronavirus nine days after attending a roundtable discussion with Prince Charles in London. Clarence House announced on Wednesday that Prince Charles had tested positive for the coronavirus, however, they said he remains in good health. “It is not possible to […]
Prince Charles could have contracted the coronavirus after spending time with Prince Albert of Monaco, who tested positive just days after they met
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14 parents share their work from home plans, and tricks they’re using to do 2 full-time jobs during the coronavirus pandemic

Due to widespread school closings and recommendations to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, parents are suddenly adjusting to telecommuting and homeschooling. Many families have no additional support since they have given caregivers time off to minimise coronavirus exposure. Parents say balancing both responsibilities is overwhelming, but they […]
14 parents share their work from home plans, and tricks they’re using to do 2 full-time jobs during the coronavirus pandemic
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Marriott announces CEO Arne Sorenson’s salary will be suspended for the rest of the year and senior executives’ salaries will be reduced by 50% as the coronavirus ravages the hospitality industry

On an investor call on Thursday, Marriott announced that it will suspend the salaries of its CEO and Executive Chairman for the remainder of 2020 to cut costs amid global hotel closings and low occupancies due to the coronavirus pandemic. Marriott will also reduce the salaries of top executives by […]
Marriott announces CEO Arne Sorenson’s salary will be suspended for the rest of the year and senior executives’ salaries will be reduced by 50% as the coronavirus ravages the hospitality industry
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‘It is unclear why quality control did not detect this issue’: Early CDC tests couldn’t distinguish between the coronavirus and water

The CDC botched its early development of coronavirus test kits, which could not differentiate between the novel coronavirus and lab-grade water, according to a government email obtained by The Wall Street Journal. The delay in coronavirus testing has forced federal, state, and local governments to accelerate their response to the […]
‘It is unclear why quality control did not detect this issue’: Early CDC tests couldn’t distinguish between the coronavirus and water
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Leaked Tesla email contradicts layoff reports, says ‘essential’ employees should go to work at the factory, which is in a shelter-in-place zone, amid coronavirus outbreak

There is still some confusion at Tesla’s Fremont, California plant which is located in a county ordered to shelter-in-place to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. On Wednesday night, a Tesla attorney sent out an email that reiterated that most employees should go to work and clarified that the company had […]
Leaked Tesla email contradicts layoff reports, says ‘essential’ employees should go to work at the factory, which is in a shelter-in-place zone, amid coronavirus outbreak
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The US issued its highest-level travel alert for every country in the world as governments seek to contain the coronavirus outbreak

On Thursday, the US State Department issued a blanket “Level 4” travel advisory – its highest warning – covering all international travel. The unprecedented move comes as countries try to contain the coronavirus outbreak. As airlines cancel flights and countries further restrict travel and border crossings, there’s a risk that […]
The US issued its highest-level travel alert for every country in the world as governments seek to contain the coronavirus outbreak
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Trump and top US health officials are expanding access to potential coronavirus treatments

The US government is expanding access to a range of experimental treatments to fight the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump highlighted two drugs in particular at a Thursday press conference: remdesivir, an experimental antiviral developed by Gilead Sciences, and chloroquine, an old, generic anti-malaria pill. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner […]
Trump and top US health officials are expanding access to potential coronavirus treatments
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A woman who tested positive for COVID-19 after flying from the US to China tried to hide her condition, Chinese officials say. Now she could face criminal charges.

A woman who flew from the US to China and tested positive for COVID-19 was accused of taking fever-reducing medication and lying to flight attendants about her condition, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday. The woman could now face criminal charges and jail time for “impeding prevention of infectious […]
A woman who tested positive for COVID-19 after flying from the US to China tried to hide her condition, Chinese officials say. Now she could face criminal charges.
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Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, and others are dedicating shopping hours to high-risk customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s where to shop and when.

Stores are opening early or dedicating the first hour of operation to vulnerable shoppers, such as pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems, and people older than 60. Dollar General, for example, is dedicating the first hour of operations every day in its more than 16,000 stores nationwide to senior […]
Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, and others are dedicating shopping hours to high-risk customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s where to shop and when.
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People are paying $1 to access a website full of strangers’ personal quarantine drama and breakup stories, and it’s so popular that it’s already raised $6,000 for charity

People around the world are social distancing and isolating in the wake of the coronavirus, and that’s bound to lead to disagreements. Meg Zukin, a social media editor at Variety, jokingly put out a call on Twitter for people to send her quarantine drama and gossip – and ended up […]
People are paying $1 to access a website full of strangers’ personal quarantine drama and breakup stories, and it’s so popular that it’s already raised $6,000 for charity
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Secret recording captures GOP Sen. Burr issuing a dire warning about coronavirus to a private club, while publicly conservatives and Trump downplayed the threat

NPR obtained a recording of Republican Sen. Richard Burr telling members of a private club that the coronavirus “is much more aggressive in its transmission than anything we have seen in recent history.” The recording was reportedly taken about three weeks ago. In a statement to Insider, Burr’s communications director […]
Secret recording captures GOP Sen. Burr issuing a dire warning about coronavirus to a private club, while publicly conservatives and Trump downplayed the threat
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These violinists went viral for their ‘Titanic’ performance in an empty toilet paper aisle. It was inspired by the struggle that artists are facing during coronavirus quarantine.

A viral video of two violinists re-enacting the iconic “Titanic” scene in an empty toilet paper aisle was inspired by the real-life “sinking ship” that is the music industry during the coronavirus quarantine. The LA-based violinists, Emer Kinsella and Bonnie von Duyke, told Insider that the situation for musicians is […]
These violinists went viral for their ‘Titanic’ performance in an empty toilet paper aisle. It was inspired by the struggle that artists are facing during coronavirus quarantine.
Lifestyle

Companies are putting workers on ‘zero hour schedules.’ Here’s how you can get unemployment benefits even if you’re not officially laid off.

Restaurants, hotels, and other companies across the US are laying off workers or severely cutting hours as the coronavirus pandemic cripples business. Some companies are cutting workers’ hours down to “zero hour schedules” instead of laying them off. Some of these zero hour schedule workers say their employers told them […]
Companies are putting workers on ‘zero hour schedules.’ Here’s how you can get unemployment benefits even if you’re not officially laid off.
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China says admonishing doctor and coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang was ‘improper,’ calls for punishing local officials

Authorities in Beijing have wrapped up an investigation into the death of Li Wenliang, the doctor who blew the whistle on the coronavirus outbreak, and his admonishment by local law enforcement. The National Supervisory Commission said on Thursday that investigators concluded that local authorities in Wuhan mishandled the situation and […]
China says admonishing doctor and coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang was ‘improper,’ calls for punishing local officials
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The head of the FAA says he’s isolating himself after encountering a congressman who tested positive for the coronavirus

Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson will self-quarantine after a congressman he interacted with tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Dickson shook hands with Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart on March 11 before a hearing. Diaz-Balart tested positive for the illness on Wednesday. Dickson, who said he […]
The head of the FAA says he’s isolating himself after encountering a congressman who tested positive for the coronavirus
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6 times Trump contradicted public officials about the coronavirus pandemic

President Trump has misled the public on the seriousness of the coronavirus, the number of testing kits, the virus’s death rate, and the timeline of a possible vaccine. For months, he expressed minimal concerns when asked about COVID-19, saying “it’s going to disappear like a miracle,” even after it arrived […]
6 times Trump contradicted public officials about the coronavirus pandemic
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Fans are calling Tana Mongeau ‘rude’ and ‘entitled’ for downplaying her medical diagnosis, but it actually puts her at higher risk from the coronavirus

Some of Tana Mongeau’s fans are mad at her for downplaying her asthma diagnosis in the latest episode of her “MTV No Filter” show. Mongeau said she basically had a “clean bill of health” when the doctor diagnosed her, leading some to call her “entitled,” “spoiled,” and “rude.” Asthma is […]
Fans are calling Tana Mongeau ‘rude’ and ‘entitled’ for downplaying her medical diagnosis, but it actually puts her at higher risk from the coronavirus
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Hospitals are making protective gear out of office supplies and doctors are reusing face masks as supplies dwindle of crucial equipment

Healthcare workers are rationing their protective equipment, especially in hospitals where treating novel coronavirus patients has become a daily reality. N95 respirators are the gold-standard for blocking out airborne particles, but widespread demand has caused a global shortage prompting hospitals to conserve their limited supply. Doctors are describing their confusion […]
Hospitals are making protective gear out of office supplies and doctors are reusing face masks as supplies dwindle of crucial equipment
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11 tips for managing your anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a therapist who specialises in anxiety

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Many Americans struggle with anxiety, and for many people it’s reaching an all-time high in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’re concerned for the safety of older family members or worried about […]
11 tips for managing your anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a therapist who specialises in anxiety
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The 39 best comedy movies you can watch on Netflix right now

Netflix is full of original comedies like “Dolemite is My Name” and “Dumplin'” but also has plenty of award-winning funnies from other studios, too, like “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” It also has easy-watching rom-coms like “Failure to Launch” and “Monster-in-Law,” plus arthouse flicks such as “The […]
The 39 best comedy movies you can watch on Netflix right now
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Jared Kushner is reportedly leading a chaotic coronavirus ‘shadow’ task force after telling Trump in the outbreak’s early days the crisis was overblown

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is leading a “shadow” coronavirus response team in the White House, The Washington Post reports. Kushner’s team is leading efforts to improve US healthcare delivery, such as creating new drive-thru testing units, according to The Post. But some officials told The […]
Jared Kushner is reportedly leading a chaotic coronavirus ‘shadow’ task force after telling Trump in the outbreak’s early days the crisis was overblown
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Trump was reportedly saved from tweeting Tom Hanks had died from coronavirus after officials misunderstood what being ‘discharged’ from hospital means

President Donald Trump reportedly was saved from mistakenly tweeting that the actor Tom Hanks had died from the novel coronavirus. The president’s diplomats had misunderstood reports that Hanks had been “discharged” from the hospital, according to the Australian newspaper The Courier-Mail. US Embassy officials checked with the Australian authorities to […]
Trump was reportedly saved from tweeting Tom Hanks had died from coronavirus after officials misunderstood what being ‘discharged’ from hospital means
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Video shows Italian army trucks transporting coffins from Italy’s worst-hit town to remote cremation sites because morgues can’t cope with more coronavirus deaths

The Italian Army is ferrying coffins from the northern Italian city of Bergamo to remote cremation sites because local morgues can’t cope with the surging coronavirus death toll. At least 93 people have died with at least 4,305 coronavirus infections in Bergamo alone. It’s Italy’s worst-hit town, and the crematorium […]
Video shows Italian army trucks transporting coffins from Italy’s worst-hit town to remote cremation sites because morgues can’t cope with more coronavirus deaths