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Medical workers in Wuhan reveal smiles behind their masks after the city closes its last temporary hospital that was panic-built to accommodate overflow coronavirus patients

Medical workers in Wuhan, China, revealed smiles behind their masks to celebrate the closing of the last temporary hospital that was panic-built to accommodate the overflow of coronavirus patients in the city. The viral video, which has been viewed more than three million times, showed a number of workers with […]
Medical workers in Wuhan reveal smiles behind their masks after the city closes its last temporary hospital that was panic-built to accommodate overflow coronavirus patients
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Every tour, concert, and music festival that’s been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak

Upcoming music festivals, tours, and concerts are starting to feel the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, Texas’ SXSW, and England’s Glastonbury Festival, New York City’s Governors Ball, and Boston Calling have all been cancelled. Coachella, Stagecoach, Bonnaroo, New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival, Lollapalooza Argentina, and […]
Every tour, concert, and music festival that’s been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak
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7 US states are setting up drive-through coronavirus testing stations. Trump said Americans can expect to see more soon.

Cities in Washington, Colorado, New York, Texas, and Connecticut have opened drive-through stations to test more people for coronavirus. President Trump said Friday that the administration was looking to open up more of these stations. Drive-through testing stations can help protect healthcare workers from direct exposure to coronavirus and get […]
7 US states are setting up drive-through coronavirus testing stations. Trump said Americans can expect to see more soon.
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Google tweeted a description of its coronavirus screening site hours after Trump touted it – and it sounds very different than the nationwide test Trump promised

Verily, an Alphabet company, is building a website to help triage people for coronavirus testing in the Bay Area. Earlier today, President Donald Trump appears to have exaggerated these claims, describing it as a nationwide website being built by Google to help with coronavirus screening. A Verily spokesperson clarified the […]
Google tweeted a description of its coronavirus screening site hours after Trump touted it – and it sounds very different than the nationwide test Trump promised
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How to change or cancel flights during the pandemic

A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travellers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won’t offer a refund, however, unless […]
How to change or cancel flights during the pandemic
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Trump now says he’ll ‘most likely’ get a coronavirus test after being photographed with an infected member of Bolsonaro’s staff just days ago

Donald Trump said he would “most likely” be tested for coronavirus at a Friday press conference, after facing repeated questions from reporters about his potential exposure after he posed for a photo with an aide to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who later tested positive for coronavirus. Fabio Wajngarten, Bolsonaro’s press […]
Trump now says he’ll ‘most likely’ get a coronavirus test after being photographed with an infected member of Bolsonaro’s staff just days ago
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An elderly couple has sued Princess Cruise Lines for more than $1 million after being stuck on coronavirus-stricken ship near San Francisco, and their legal counsel says more lawsuits are on the way

A second lawsuit in regards to Princess Cruise Lines’ handling of its coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess ship off the coast of San Francisco made it to federal court on Thursday, claiming gross negligence by the cruise line. The passengers who filed the lawsuit are “elderly with underlying medical conditions,” which are […]
An elderly couple has sued Princess Cruise Lines for more than $1 million after being stuck on coronavirus-stricken ship near San Francisco, and their legal counsel says more lawsuits are on the way
Lifestyle

Sex workers are being hit hard by coronavirus fears, but say they are much better at keeping things clean than the general public

People in the sex work community are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, with clients cancelling appointments and work becoming more scarce. Many sex workers cannot work remotely, meaning social distancingis not a realistic possibility to stave off the virus. Despite myths about sex workers being “disease-carrying” or “dirty,” […]
Sex workers are being hit hard by coronavirus fears, but say they are much better at keeping things clean than the general public
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Multiple experts say up to 70% of Americans could be infected with the coronavirus and 1 million could die if no treatment is found — so people over 60 should ‘stay home unless it’s critical’

The new coronavirus has killed 41 Americans and infected another 1,700. A panel of experts at the University of California, San Francisco, predicted that between 40 and 70% of Americans could become infected within the next 18 months, one internist attending the panel said. Assuming a 1% mortality rate from […]
Multiple experts say up to 70% of Americans could be infected with the coronavirus and 1 million could die if no treatment is found — so people over 60 should ‘stay home unless it’s critical’
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Fox News hosts urge viewers to fly, claiming the ‘safest time’ to do is during a pandemic, despite health officials’ warnings

Fox News opinion hosts aren’t just downplaying the coronavirus pandemic – they’re urging their viewers to fly on planes, despite US health officials’ warnings about even domestic travel. “It’s actually the safest time to fly,” Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt said Friday morning. But the Fox hosts’ recommendations contradict […]
Fox News hosts urge viewers to fly, claiming the ‘safest time’ to do is during a pandemic, despite health officials’ warnings
Lifestyle

Brides are postponing their weddings because of the coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread, public gatherings are being discouraged and even banned throughout the world. Many couples planning to get married in the coming weeks and months are postponing their nuptials, as it will be less of a financial burden than cancelling. But postponing can be complicated to […]
Brides are postponing their weddings because of the coronavirus
Tech

Comcast, Charter, Verizon, and dozens of other internet and phone providers have signed an FCC pledge to ‘keep Americans connected’ even if they can’t pay during disruptions caused by coronavirus

Internet service providers and telecom companies are participating in an FCC pledge to “keep Americans connected” to the internet during disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The pledge asks companies to keep internet online for customers who can’t pay their internet bills, as well as waive late billing fees, as […]
Comcast, Charter, Verizon, and dozens of other internet and phone providers have signed an FCC pledge to ‘keep Americans connected’ even if they can’t pay during disruptions caused by coronavirus
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Delta, American, and other airline workers say coronavirus travel bans and plummeting demand has them worried they will lose their jobs, just as COVID-19 continues to spread

Airlines are seeing demand continue to drop as the novel coronavirus spreads. Their concerns escalated this week when President Trump effectively banned travel from Europe for 30 days. The fall in demand, along with cratering airline stock prices, schedule reductions, and various cost-cutting measures, all have airline workers worried about […]
Delta, American, and other airline workers say coronavirus travel bans and plummeting demand has them worried they will lose their jobs, just as COVID-19 continues to spread
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Over 40 international routes suspended as American, Delta, and United react to Trump’s surprise travel restrictions

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines have announced adjustments to their transatlantic route networks following President Donald Trump’s European travel restriction that will see numerous routes suspended. All three airlines will be forced to suspend routes from airports not on the US government’s approved entry airport list, with […]
Over 40 international routes suspended as American, Delta, and United react to Trump’s surprise travel restrictions
Strategy

People trust companies more than the government to handle a crisis — and it shows just how much corporate America is stepping up to tackle the coronavirus pandemic

Across the globe, people trust business leaders more than they do their government, Edelman’s 2020 Trust Barometer shows. The public placing more trust in the private sector than the public sector seems to be playing out in how companies are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses have stepped up and […]
People trust companies more than the government to handle a crisis — and it shows just how much corporate America is stepping up to tackle the coronavirus pandemic
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A Fox News host tried 4 times to ask a Trump official if there were enough ventilators and ICU units for coronavirus patients, but couldn’t get a straight answer

Fox News’ Martha McCallum tried fruitlessly to grill a top Trump administration health official on whether the US has enough medical equipment like ventilators to treat a growing number of coronavirus patients. Other countries, such as Italy, have seen dire shortages of such equipment and have reportedly had to make […]
A Fox News host tried 4 times to ask a Trump official if there were enough ventilators and ICU units for coronavirus patients, but couldn’t get a straight answer
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Starbucks is considering making stores drive thru-only because of the coronavirus

Some Starbucks locations may become drive thru-only as the company tries to manage social distancing from the coronavirus pandemic. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a letter to customers that instituting “mobile order-only scenarios” is another possibility. Closing stores is a last resort, Johnson said. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Starbucks is considering making stores drive thru-only because of the coronavirus
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During ‘Fox & Friends’ interview, Jerry Falwell Jr. suggests the coronavirus is a plot to hurt Trump and says Liberty University will continue to hold in-person classes

In a Friday appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Liberty University President and Trump ally Jerry Falwell Jr. said that Liberty will continue holding in-person classes. In the same segment, Falwell falsely claimed that the media is overhyping the threat of COVID-19 specifically to hurt Trump and suggested that the virus […]
During ‘Fox & Friends’ interview, Jerry Falwell Jr. suggests the coronavirus is a plot to hurt Trump and says Liberty University will continue to hold in-person classes
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Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller made last-minute changes to Trump’s error-riddled coronavirus speech before he delivered it

Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and top adviser, and Stephen Miller, a senior policy adviser, took the lead in writing the president’s error-riddled coronavirus speech to the nation on Wednesday night. The two aides have no public-health or medical expertise and haven’t been deeply involved in the administration’s coronavirus response. […]
Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller made last-minute changes to Trump’s error-riddled coronavirus speech before he delivered it
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Charles Barkley is under self-quarantine after taking a coronavirus test

Charles Barkley called in Thursday to “NBA on TNT,” where he’s normally an analyst, to tell his cohosts that he had self-quarantined after getting tested for the novel coronavirus. He said he wasn’t feeling well Wednesday and decided to get tested, though he hopes it’s “just a bug.” The NBA […]
Charles Barkley is under self-quarantine after taking a coronavirus test
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An American Airlines pilot has tested positive for the coronavirus

American Airlines confirmed Friday that one of its Dallas-based pilots tested positive for the coronavirus. The company declined to share which routes the employee recently flew, but noted risk of transmission to passengers was low. The spread of COVID-19 has decimated airline stocks and brought the industry to its knees […]
An American Airlines pilot has tested positive for the coronavirus
Strategy

Working from home is not an impossible feat — and amid the coronavirus pandemic, it might be necessary. Here’s how to keep ‘work’ and ‘home’ separate.

Jason Fried is the cofounder and president of Basecamp (formerly 37signals), a privately held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary, of which David Heinemeier Hansson is a partner. The following is an excerpt from their book, “Remote: Office Not […]
Working from home is not an impossible feat — and amid the coronavirus pandemic, it might be necessary. Here’s how to keep ‘work’ and ‘home’ separate.
Lifestyle

Celebrities are getting coronavirus tests faster than everyone else

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were the first Hollywood celebrities to get coronavirus, along with two basketball players on the Utah Jazz basketball team. Hanks and Wilson, who had been in Australia since January, were tested quickly, in part due to their celebrity status and in part due […]
Celebrities are getting coronavirus tests faster than everyone else
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Some people who recover from the coronavirus might be left with ’20 to 30%’ less lung function, and gasping for breath when they walk quickly, Hong Kong doctors said

People who recover from COVID-19 can still be left with substantially reduced lung functions, the Hong Kong Hospital Authority has found after observing the first wave of patients discharged after becoming infected by the novel coronavirus. The doctors made the observations after studying a group of 12 patients who had […]
Some people who recover from the coronavirus might be left with ’20 to 30%’ less lung function, and gasping for breath when they walk quickly, Hong Kong doctors said
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Thursday was the day coronavirus hit home for America

The coronavirus outbreak began roughly three months ago. But on Thursday, the magnitude of it hit home in America. The outbreak was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on Wednesday. A slew of major cancellations in the US followed soon after, including sports seasons and movie premieres. […]
Thursday was the day coronavirus hit home for America
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Celebrities who have tested positive for the coronavirus

Many well-known celebrities have confirmed that they have tested positive for the COVID-19. Below are the athletes, musicians, and actors that have come forward with their diagnoses. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Some of the most well-known celebrities have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. […]
Celebrities who have tested positive for the coronavirus
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