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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a daily briefing at North Shore University Hospital, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhasset, New York, May 6, 2020. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Some regions in New York state will begin a phased reopening this week, allowing construction and landscaping projects to resume as
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Hundreds of people in cars arrive on the first day of a free COVID-19 antibody testing event at a site in Florida. Americans with disabilities, including blindness, are struggling to access testing and other health-care services during the coronavirus crisis. Paul Hennessy | Echoes WIre | Barcroft Media via Getty Images Dr. Bonnielin Swenor, associate
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Members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard distribute free milk, offered instead of dairy farmers throwing away excess milk due to lower demand amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., May 7, 2020. Brian Snyder | Reuters Here’s a brief recap of the week.  The unemployment rate rose to levels unseen since
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California, one of the first states to implement a stay-at-home order, is set to begin loosening some restrictions Friday, though state Health Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly warned residents, “It does not mean a return to normal.” “We still know that the virus is alive in California and that your good efforts have helped us suppress
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Paramedic Randy Lilly, wearing personal protection equipment (PPE), tends to a 10-month-old boy with fever while riding by ambulance with the infant’s mother to Stamford Hospital on April 04, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. Fever is a common symptom of COVID-19, although cases with young children are relatively rare. The child’s status is unknown. John Moore
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New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo (D) speaking at a press conference on corona virus at the State Capitol. Michael Brochstein | Barcroft Media | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said preliminary data from the state’s hospitals indicates a majority of new hospitalizations related to Covid-19 are people who are mostly staying home and
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In the past two weeks, governors across the country introduced plans for phased reopenings amid mounting pressure from residents and businesses who are fearful of devastating economic impacts of lockdowns. But easing restrictions now may come with a heavy price. “It’s the balance of something that’s a very difficult choice,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s
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His wife, Rajni Attavar, made soup for him. Mooliya struggled out of bed. With the help of eldest son, Amith, the 56-year-old subway station agent made his way to a kitchen chair in their Corona, Queens, home. Sweat beaded on his face. His mouth was open. “I wiped his face,” Attavar recalled through tears. “Then
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But as some states loosen or let go of their stay-at-home orders, researchers predict a higher death toll from coronavirus this summer than previously expected. By Sunday, more than 1.1 million people in the US have been infected with coronavirus, and more than 66,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. States such
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Men look at cattle at a stockyard in Lexington, Nebraska, U.S., on Friday, April 24, 2020. Nebraska businesses that have laid off workers during the coronavirus crisis could be forced to repay tax credits and other incentives they have received through the states main business-incentive program, the state Department of Revenue said. Dan Brouillette |
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But pandemic experts say reopening the country is a “big mistake.” “You’re making a big mistake. It’s going to cost lives,” Dr. Irwin Redlener, a pediatrician and disaster preparedness specialist at Columbia University Medical Center, told CNN on Friday. Redlener and Joseph Fair, a senior fellow in pandemic policy at Texas A&M University, sent a
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Omar Rodriguez, works at the funeral home, counts the caskets with full of Covid-19 dead bodies at the Gerard J. Neufeld funeral home in Queens, New York City, United States on April 29, 2020. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images It is “unconscionable” and “absolutely unacceptable” that a Brooklyn funeral home left corpses
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The ILO estimated that people in informal work have experienced a 60% drop in income in the first month of the coronavirus crisis. Rattanakun Thongbun / EyeEm/Getty Images Some 1.6 billion people in informal work, which is nearly half the global workforce, have become at risk of losing income as a result of the coronavirus
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There are at least 1,002,498 cases of the virus across the US, according to a tally from health officials by John Hopkins University. The grim milestone comes after seven coronavirus models anticipate a rise in cases that will depend on how much “contact reduction” Americans practice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The models estimate
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