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Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 31 The Japan News on countries working together to combat the new coronavirus pandemic: There are limits to what any one country can do when it comes to… Continue Reading →

UN climate summit postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19

Business Bloomberg A Smart Plan to End the U.S. Lockdown Arrives Just in Time (Bloomberg Opinion) — The U.S. is finally starting to take a sensible and proactive approach toward the Covid-19 pandemic. After a disastrous initial failure, coronavirus testing… Continue Reading →

Coronavirus updates: U.S. virus cases surpass 200,000

  15m ago Stocks tank after grim forecast of U.S. coronavirus deaths Stocks sank Wednesday as more signs piled up of the economic and physical pain being caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The Dow lost more nearly 1,000 points, or… Continue Reading →

A Drug Developed to Fight Ebola Could Hold Hope for Coronavirus Treatment

Last year, when I visited the town of Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), people did not shake hands. Bottles of disinfectant and buckets of chlorinated water were at the entrance of every business. Misinformation spread across… Continue Reading →

Attempt to take a second photo of a black hole is canceled due to the coronavirus

Observatories on Hawaii’s tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor’s stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The shutdown of telescope operations on Mauna Kea is expected to affect more than 500 astronomers,… Continue Reading →

Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3,000 sailors aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier where the coronavirus has spread will be taken off the ship by Friday, Navy officials said Wednesday as they struggle to quarantine crew members in the face of an… Continue Reading →

Fighting virus in Africa is “existential war for the continent”

London — The head of the main public health body for the African Union, Africa CDC, has told CBS News that the coronavirus epidemic is an “existential war for the continent.” “What’s keeping me up at night is two things,” Dr…. Continue Reading →

Why the Global Recession Could Last a Long Time

A man sits in Trafalgar Square in London on March 27, 2020. (Andrew Testa/The New York Times) LONDON — The world is almost certainly ensnared in a devastating recession delivered by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, fears are growing that the… Continue Reading →

Virus lockdown changes how Hindus celebrate holy period

1 / 9 Virus Outbreak India A Hindu woman wearing a mask shops for religious items on the eve of the Hindu festival Navratri in Prayagraj, India, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday announced a total… Continue Reading →

AP-NORC poll: Less than half back Trump's pandemic response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans give high marks to state and local governments for their handling of the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic that has swiftly remade everyday life. But less than half approve of the job done thus far by President Donald… Continue Reading →

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