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Canada signs agreement with Amazon to distribute medical equipment

Canada signs agreement with Amazon to distribute medical equipment

Trudeau said that the government has been working with industries for the last few weeks to make the supplies that healthcare workers need like masks, face shields, gowns, ventilators and test kits. "...

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Biden says will talk soon with Trump on coronavirus response

Biden says will talk soon with Trump on coronavirus response

Claiming President Trump's "base is so solid", Plouffe said, "I think he's going to turn out voters nearly at a historical level on his behalf, so that makes him very unsafe if you're Joe Biden ". ...

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NYC Mayor Says New Yorkers Should Wear Cloth Masks Outside

NYC Mayor Says New Yorkers Should Wear Cloth Masks Outside

And Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that projections show the outbreak worsening through the month. New York State has roughly 2,000 ventilators in its stockpile, he said. "If that is not done in t...

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UW pandemic expert: Should we all be wearing masks during coronavirus?

UW pandemic expert: Should we all be wearing masks during coronavirus?

The CDC has confused the public, a nurse who has been working for two weeks with Covid-19 patients in New York City told The Straits Times. Steel and plastic surfaces can harbor live virus for three...

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How to make your own face mask at home

How to make your own face mask at home

The recommendations, still being finalized Thursday, were expected to apply to those who live in areas hard-hit by community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. The droplets quickly fall...

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Two COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported on Vancouver Island

Two COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported on Vancouver Island

More than 142 people are in hospital due to the virus, with 67 patients in intensive care. Dix said there was "no excuse" for people who return from overseas not self-isolating for 14 days, although...

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Target issues apology for sale of masks amid shortages

Target issues apology for sale of masks amid shortages

Homemade masks ready to be donated to hospital workers. The CDC says it is also important that the mask form a tight seal around your mouth and nose. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg also announced that...

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Italian Nurse Strangled Doctor Girlfriend After Claiming She Gave Him COVID-19

Italian Nurse Strangled Doctor Girlfriend After Claiming She Gave Him COVID-19

He was hospitalized in the hospital of Messina in Sicily, where they worked with Lorena and her colleagues saved his life. When police arrived, they found 28-year-old Antonio with cut veins. Last mo...

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Google publishes anonymized user movement data

Google publishes anonymized user movement data

After the user selects a geographic region, Google will generate a PDF with the data it has collected. More information about the privacy protection and how the system will work can be found her...

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Doctor dies of coronavirus after leaving retirement to fight the pandemic

Doctor dies of coronavirus after leaving retirement to fight the pandemic

Dr Alfa Saadu, 68, died on Tuesday afternoon at the Whittington Hospital in north London. Lance McCarthy, chief executive of Princess Alexandra Hospital, said Dr Saadu would be "remembered fondly by...

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Past, present and air pollution lead coronavirus debate on mask use

Past, present and air pollution lead coronavirus debate on mask use

Preserving medical supplies for the health care workers on the front-lines against the virus was the priority initially. Third, masks serve as a reminder not to touch your face. When it comes to a s...

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Shocking video! Doctors, nurses attacked by locals in Indore during coronavirus screening

Shocking video! Doctors, nurses attacked by locals in Indore during coronavirus screening

A mob of at least 100 locals threw stones at doctors sent to screen people for the Chinese coronavirus in central India on Wednesday. With more than 75 COVID-19 cases reported in the city betwee...

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Coronavirus crisis: confirmed covid-19 cases worldwide passed the one million threshold

Coronavirus crisis: confirmed covid-19 cases worldwide passed the one million threshold

The epicentre of the virus has also shifted from China's Wuhan where it first originated to Europe and now USA, where President Donald Trump has warned of two "painful" weeks . Click https://tmsnrt...

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Justice Department will send seized medical supplies to New York, New Jersey

Justice Department will send seized medical supplies to New York, New Jersey

The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services have arranged for the seized supplies to be distributed to health officials in NY and New Jersey. The discovery of the materials comes after ...

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Three more coronavirus deaths at York Hospital NHS Trust

Three more coronavirus deaths at York Hospital NHS Trust

The new sites, in Bristol and Harrogate, will provide up to 1,500 extra beds for patients with Covid-19. Prince Charles will open the new NHS Nightingale hospital at the ExCeL conference centre ...

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FDA Calls For Heartburn Drug Zantac To Be Pulled From Market Immediately

FDA Calls For Heartburn Drug Zantac To Be Pulled From Market Immediately

In response to ongoing reports of contamination with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), the FDA is requesting all United States manufacturers to remove both prescription and OTC ranitidine (Zantac) drugs ...

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Ford orders health officials to explain how bad this could get

Ford orders health officials to explain how bad this could get

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said his government will share all available COVID-19 data projections tomorrow. "We will all have to make some very very hard decisions, you deserve the same information...

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Alberta’s top doctor to provide update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon

Alberta’s top doctor to provide update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon

In Calgary, additional outbreaks have been confirmed at the Cedars Villa Extendicare, AgeCare Seton and Carewest Sarcee continuing care facilities. She also notes a fourth resident of the facility, ...

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UK Government Facing Pressure Over Testing As UK Deaths Hit 2,352

UK Government Facing Pressure Over Testing As UK Deaths Hit 2,352

Work being led by the Office for Life Sciences "to look at a much broader set of universities, industry and other laboratories" will "give us another 100,000 or more tests per day", Prof Cosford conti...

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New Payroll Protection Program for Small Business

New Payroll Protection Program for Small Business

Disaster loans are available from the federal Small Business Administration for businesses and non-profit organizations damaged economically by the coronavirus crisis. These are meant to help compani...

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Ontario adds another 401 cases of COVID-19

Ford said that the province didn't release the data earlier because it wasn't ready or complete while so many snow birds and March Break travellers were returning home. The premier said that he wants ...

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University of Pittsburgh scientists believe they found potential coronavirus vaccine

University of Pittsburgh scientists believe they found potential coronavirus vaccine

The scientists say they were able to act fast because they had already done research on the similar coronaviruses SARS and MERS. "These 2 viruses, which are closely related to SARS-CoV-2, teach us t...

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Coronavirus: Four more deaths in Washington state

Coronavirus: Four more deaths in Washington state

It's unclear when the patient was tested or why results weren't confirmed until six days after their death. An additional lab at the University of Washington in Seattle will start testing for the vi...

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Fauci: Trump Has Taken Coronavirus Seriously 'From the Beginning'

Fauci: Trump Has Taken Coronavirus Seriously 'From the Beginning'

Asked Thursday if he felt safe, the 79-year-old Fauci told NBC, "You know, I do". "I mean I know it's hard, but we're having a lot of suffering, a lot of death, this is inconvenient from an economic...

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Child care to become free as coronavirus pandemic threatens centres

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hit out at 16,000 Australians who chose to travel overseas in defiance of the highest level of government advice. "Particularly for those Australians who rely on it...

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Comfort Comes To New York Harbor

Comfort Comes To New York Harbor

The Comfort will care for New Yorkers requiring intensive care unrelated to the coronavirus , easing the burden on a hospital network overwhelmed by an influx of COVID-19 patients. Mayor Bill de Bl...

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CDC warns that infected people without symptoms may still spread coronavirus

CDC warns that infected people without symptoms may still spread coronavirus

But notably, not having chronic conditions is no guarantee against serious illness as 22 percent of COVID-19 patients who landed in intensive care had no underlying health problems. Another kind of co...

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Coronavirus: Social distancing plea by family after boy, 13, died

Coronavirus: Social distancing plea by family after boy, 13, died

NHS England said that of the 561 people who died in English hospitals in the previous 24-hour cycle, 44 had no underlying health conditions. Family friend Mark Stephenson said the boy's mother and s...

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Global coronavirus death toll passes 40000

Global coronavirus death toll passes 40000

The total number of deaths linked to the novel coronavirus in the USA now exceeds more than 5,000 according to a database kept by Johns Hopkins . Nearly a million people worldwide have confirmed ...

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Coronavirus: Epidemiologist says safer to wear masks, priority is health workers

Coronavirus: Epidemiologist says safer to wear masks, priority is health workers

But the result of this earlier questionable advice about masks - just don't bother - might be that more people have spread and caught the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reco...

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UK coronavirus death toll rises to 2,921, up 24% in a day

UK coronavirus death toll rises to 2,921, up 24% in a day

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab died without his family in isolation at Kings College Hospital in the early hours of Monday morning. The London hospital has expressed condolences to the family as it con...

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Brian Kemp says he just learned people without symptoms can spread coronavirus

Brian Kemp says he just learned people without symptoms can spread coronavirus

On Wednesday, Kemp announced his intent to sign an executive order extending the closure and shelter-in-place order. Kemp said they had also been relying on the Centers for Disease and Control and...

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Uninsured Won't Be Able to Enroll in Obamacare Right Now

Uninsured Won't Be Able to Enroll in Obamacare Right Now

The annual ACA enrollment period ended in December, though some are still eligible for special enrollment despite the Trump administration's tireless efforts to restrict eligibility . "Moments ago, D...

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Trump administration mulls checks for Americans to support economy

Trump administration mulls checks for Americans to support economy

COVID-19 has caused severe disruptions for businesses and workers across the nation. Mnuchin pitched $250 billion in checks to be sent at the end of April with a second set of checks totaling $500 ...

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Child Care expanded for essential workers

Child Care expanded for essential workers

Williamson agrees that there's a wide range of outcomes and says Alberta is now on a "middle-of-the-road" trajectory, likely to avoid a worst-case scenario of Italy but also unlikely to achieve the dr...

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