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New York Gov. Cuomo just sounded the biggest alarm on the coronavirus: ‘Deploy the Army Corps of Engineers … And if you don’t do it, you know what is going to happen’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York on Monday delivered the strongest warning to date of any major American politician on the severity of the coronavirus outbreak. Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, Cuomo gave a press conference that stiffly rebuked the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic. “Deploy the […]
New York Gov. Cuomo just sounded the biggest alarm on the coronavirus: ‘Deploy the Army Corps of Engineers … And if you don’t do it, you know what is going to happen’
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China took at least 12 strict measures to control the coronavirus. They could work for the US, but would likely be impossible to implement.

In China, where the novel coronavirus originated last year, cases of COVID-19 have steadily declined since peaking in mid-February, and are now zeroing out, thanks to the extreme measures China took to contain the virus. Some of those measures included building hospitals in days, rapid testing protocols, and technology that […]
China took at least 12 strict measures to control the coronavirus. They could work for the US, but would likely be impossible to implement.
Lifestyle

Ordering delivery is the safest way to get food during the coronavirus outbreak, and services like Instacart and Postmates are making it easier to avoid physical contact

In light of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many are staying away from grocery stores and restaurants to reduce their risk of infection. For those opting to order in, grocery and meal delivery services are clarifying their hygiene policies and offering options for door drop-off service so […]
Ordering delivery is the safest way to get food during the coronavirus outbreak, and services like Instacart and Postmates are making it easier to avoid physical contact
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A viral rumour about Costco toilet paper being recalled is a hoax

Costco has been the subject of false online rumours regarding a Kirkland toilet paper recall. The internet hoax claims that the warehouse chain’s in-house brand has been somehow tainted by the coronavirus. Fact-checking site Snopes debunked the outlandish claim. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. False rumours that Costco […]
A viral rumour about Costco toilet paper being recalled is a hoax
Lifestyle

People with HIV should not have a higher coronavirus risk if they take viral-suppressing drugs as usual, but many may struggle to get hold of medication

Certain pre-existing medical conditions like cancer and HIV can significantly weaken someone’s immune system, making it more likely for some people to develop more severe symptoms of coronavirus. People with “less-controlled HIV” – people who have HIV who aren’t receiving the proper treatment – are at risk for more dangerous […]
People with HIV should not have a higher coronavirus risk if they take viral-suppressing drugs as usual, but many may struggle to get hold of medication
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Hackers are exploiting the coronavirus crisis by posing as World Health Organisation officials in order to steal bank details and target government infrastructure

Hackers are using the coronavirus crisis to help them steal bank details and target government infrastructure. A report by intelligence firm Recorded Future said cybercriminals were posing as World Health Organisation officials and government officials in order to exploit fears over the spread of COVID-19. US cybersecurity experts say hackers […]
Hackers are exploiting the coronavirus crisis by posing as World Health Organisation officials in order to steal bank details and target government infrastructure
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One of Brazil’s top football teams turned up for a match wearing face masks to protest being forced to play during the coronavirus pandemic

Players of Brazilian soccer team Gremio entered a match on Sunday wearing protective face masks as a protest against still having to play amid the global coronavirus pandemic. “The whole world has stopped – shouldn’t Brazilian football stop as well?” coach Renato Portaluppi, who led the protest, said after, according […]
One of Brazil’s top football teams turned up for a match wearing face masks to protest being forced to play during the coronavirus pandemic
Tech

It looks like Google’s sister company Verily rushed out a half-finished coronavirus testing website after Trump botched the announcement

Google’s life sciences sister company, Verily, appears to have rushed to unveil a website for coronavirus testing after a botched announcement from President Trump. Verily’s Project Baseline site offers information about COVID-19 and a process for people worried about their risk to schedule tests. The site, live as of Sunday […]
It looks like Google’s sister company Verily rushed out a half-finished coronavirus testing website after Trump botched the announcement
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‘Not for sale’: Germany has reacted furiously to Trump’s attempts to poach German scientists working on a coronavirus vaccine

Germany is furious about reports that President Donald Trump offered German scientists “a billion dollars” for exclusive rights to a coronavirus vaccine to be used “only for the USA.” The German government said the reports were accurate. “Germany is not for sale,” the country’s economy minister, Peter Altmaier, told the […]
‘Not for sale’: Germany has reacted furiously to Trump’s attempts to poach German scientists working on a coronavirus vaccine
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53 airlines are suspending or severely reducing flights as coronavirus-related travel restrictions shake the industry — here’s the full list

A reduction in the demand for travel combined with government-imposed travel restrictions has forced some airlines to temporarily suspend operations. The US, Poland, Denmark, Latvia, and other countries have restricted access for non-citizens, hurting business for national and regional carriers alike. European airlines Air Baltic, LOT Polish Airlines, La Compagnie, […]
53 airlines are suspending or severely reducing flights as coronavirus-related travel restrictions shake the industry — here’s the full list
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French airlines are taking extreme measures to avoid the US at all costs on their routes to the South Pacific after Trump’s travel ban, including the world’s longest non-stop flight from Tahiti to Paris

The US government’s travel ban on certain European countries is preventing travellers who have visited the continent from entering the US, even those just passing through. Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, and French Bee all operate flights between Paris and Papeete, French Polynesia that stop in the US with a […]
French airlines are taking extreme measures to avoid the US at all costs on their routes to the South Pacific after Trump’s travel ban, including the world’s longest non-stop flight from Tahiti to Paris
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Louis Vuitton parent company will use cosmetics and perfume manufacturing facilities to make free alcohol-based sanitizer amid global shortage

LVMH Moët Hennessy, the French company behind major fashion and cosmetic brands announced its factories that normally produce perfumes and cosmetics will begin producing alcohol-based sanitizers. The “hydroalcoholic gels” will be provided free of charge to Fench healthcare authorities, the company said. There has been a global shortage of alcohol-based […]
Louis Vuitton parent company will use cosmetics and perfume manufacturing facilities to make free alcohol-based sanitizer amid global shortage
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More than 3,800 passengers on a cruise ship disembarked in Miami without screening for COVID-19, despite a previous traveller testing positive days earlier

More than 3,800 passengers disembarked from a cruise ship in Miami on Sunday without any type of screening for illness or potential coronavirus infections, the Miami Herald reported Sunday. “When I say there was no check, there was none whatsoever,” one passenger told the Herald. “I expected us to have […]
More than 3,800 passengers on a cruise ship disembarked in Miami without screening for COVID-19, despite a previous traveller testing positive days earlier
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US politicians in major cities are calling for bars and restaurants to close ahead of St. Patrick’s holiday as partygoers ignore social distancing despite coronavirus spread

Despite the urging of public health experts for social distancing, people have still been going out to bars and restaurants across the US to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend. As the coronavirus pandemic has claimed dozens of lives in the US, local government officials are increasingly calling for areas of […]
US politicians in major cities are calling for bars and restaurants to close ahead of St. Patrick’s holiday as partygoers ignore social distancing despite coronavirus spread
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The wife of Spain’s prime minister has tested positive for coronavirus

Begoña Gómez, the wife of Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez, has tested positive for coronavirus. Gómez and her husband are both in good health at their home in Madrid, Spain’s government said. Spain has recorded 6,391 infections as of Saturday, with 191 deaths, making it the second-worst hit country in […]
The wife of Spain’s prime minister has tested positive for coronavirus
Tech

Airbnb is letting guests around the world cancel their reservations for a full refund and no cancellation fees, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt travel plans

Airbnb is updating its cancellation policy to allow guests to cancel reservations anywhere in the world for a full refund in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Saturday. Just a day before, the company had updated its cancellation policy to apply to bookings made in Mainland China, South […]
Airbnb is letting guests around the world cancel their reservations for a full refund and no cancellation fees, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt travel plans
Strategy

PRESENTING: How American businesses are handling production delays, heightened demand, and economic fallout amid the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak has shut down factories and workplaces worldwide, impacting the global supply chain at every level. Businesses in the US are scrambling to make sales and meet demand, as the nation practices social distancing, avoiding public spaces and mass transportation. The effects of the pandemic are impacting the […]
PRESENTING: How American businesses are handling production delays, heightened demand, and economic fallout amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Trump has tested negative for coronavirus, White House says

President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the White House announced Saturday. Trump announced earlier that day he was tested for the virus, even though the White House physician released a memo on Friday saying the president did not need to be tested. Though Trump said he […]
Trump has tested negative for coronavirus, White House says
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An 82-year-old woman is the first coronavirus death in New York state

New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday that an 82-year-old woman with a pre-existing respiratory condition has died after becoming infected with coronavirus. This marks the first coronavirus-related death in New York, where there are currently more than 500 positive cases. At the time of writing, the US has […]
An 82-year-old woman is the first coronavirus death in New York state
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Trump’s most die-hard media supporters are proving that owning the libs is more important to them than the lives of their fellow Americans during the coronavirus pandemic

To all of Donald Trump’s most hardcore media supporters, the novel coronavirus pandemic is not the final step in a grand conspiracy against you or your dear leader. You are spreading misinformation to an enormous audience, misinformation that could put lives in danger. Feel free to “own the libs” all […]
Trump’s most die-hard media supporters are proving that owning the libs is more important to them than the lives of their fellow Americans during the coronavirus pandemic
Strategy

I’m a senior at Harvard University who thought I had 2 months until graduation. When we heard we had five days left, my friends and I staged our own ceremony.

Clifford Scott Courvoisier is a senior at Harvard University from Cloudcroft, New Mexico, a small mountain town with a population of less than one thousand. After Harvard shut down over coronavirus fears, students were given five days to evacuate, cutting Courvoisier and his classmates’ senior spring off. Courvoisier and his […]
I’m a senior at Harvard University who thought I had 2 months until graduation. When we heard we had five days left, my friends and I staged our own ceremony.
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Frustrated millennials say they can’t get their ageing parents to cancel their cruises, stop going to church, and take coronavirus seriously

Some young adults are concerned about the health of their parents because the coronavirus is deadlier for older patients. In interviews with Business Insider, six people described their difficulties in getting their parents to take precautions by cancelling plans for trivia games, casino visits, church services, and more. “Literally was […]
Frustrated millennials say they can’t get their ageing parents to cancel their cruises, stop going to church, and take coronavirus seriously
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