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Coronavirus: Nursing Homes And The Elderly

18 hours ago

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the country, nursing homes have become clear hotbeds for the spread of the virus.

Coronavirus hasn’t stopped people from searching for love. 

Sen. Amy Klobuchar still doesn’t know how her husband, John Bessler, got COVID-19.

But the Minnesota Democrat told the Star Tribune that the experience was harrowing.

As Klobuchar fretted over her critically ill husband, she confronted a fundamental truth about the pandemic and the strength of the virus causing it.

“If you have someone that healthy get that sick,” she realized, “it can happen to anyone.”

This weekend, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to the hospital, ten days after he tested positive for coronavirus. Johnson’s office said the prime minister’s case was not an emergency, and his hospital admission was a “precautionary step.” 

Coronavirus: How We Predict What Might Happen Next

Apr 2, 2020

On Tuesday, the White House coronavirus task force told reporters as many as 240,000 Americans are projected to die from COVID-19, and that’s only if the entire country maintains strict social distancing measures.

Coronavirus: When Your State Doesn’t Shelter In Place

Apr 2, 2020

President Donald Trump acknowledged this week that America will likely see between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from coronavirus, many in the next month.

“I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead,” Trump said during a press briefing on Tuesday. “We’re going to go through a very rough two weeks.”

The ‘Relentless Pursuit’ Of Jeffrey Epstein

Apr 2, 2020

Despite financier Jeffrey Epstein’s untimely end, those in his orbit are still dealing with the ramifications of a web of alleged crimes, including sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

Attorney Bradley Edwards represented more than 20 Epstein accusers over the course of a decade. He writes all about that pursuit for justice in his new memoir, “Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein.”

Why It’s Not All Downhill From Here, With Author Terry McMillan

Apr 1, 2020

While coronavirus continues to spread, state and local officials all around the country have ordered citizens to stay at home. In that time, many Americans have taken to picking up new hobbies or finally reading that old book they said they would.

But if you don’t feel like dusting off “War And Peace” or “Love in the Time of Cholera,” you can pick up the aptly-named “It’s Not All Downhill From Here” by novelist Terry McMillan.

One of the most critical challenges facing leaders responding to the coronavirus pandemic is getting and distributing enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers. These items include goggles, respirators, face masks, hair covers, gloves and more.

Jacob Dennis is in high school. He couldn’t vote in the primaries, even though he wanted to, because he’s only 17.

Dennis works with the National Youth Rights Association, an organization that focuses on the right to vote for young people.

A Tale of Two COVID-19 Cases

Mar 31, 2020

More than 156,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the United States. Health experts say many more people may have the virus but remain asymptomatic, or not tick enough boxes to warrant a test.

An ‘Unauthorized History’ Of The NRA

Mar 31, 2020

Despite a worldwide pandemic, America’s oldest civil rights organization is far from idle. The National Rifle Association is suing Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom after the state deemed firearm shops non-essential for the duration of a statewide “stay at home” order issued in response to coronavirus.

Yesterday, President Donald Trump extended guidelines for social distancing until the end of April. He previously said the country could return to regular activity by Easter, but after warnings that as many as 200,000 Americans could die, he reversed course.

The 1A Movie Club Sees ‘Contagion’

Mar 30, 2020

Movie theaters may be closed, but if you’re looking for a cinematic escape, streaming options are endless. 

Coronavirus: Failure To Test

Mar 30, 2020

Scientists predicted that the United States would be hit hardest by the spread of COVID-19 because of a slow response to the pandemic. Last week, that prediction came true.

Now, at least 81,321 people have a confirmed coronavirus infection in the U.S. That’s more than China, Italy or any other nation. And the actual number of cases is likely much higher.

The News Roundup — International

Mar 27, 2020

India, the second most populous country in the world is on lockdown. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision comes after the country reported 606 cases of coronavirus. While the order aims to prevent a massive public health disaster, experts say it could leave the economy reeling and its citizens starving.

Coronavirus: The Olympics Take A Time Out

Mar 26, 2020

On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government announced their decision to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics, set to take place in Tokyo.

The Olympics have never before been postponed. They have been cancelled three times, due to war. But this time, it’s a virus.

As American COVID-19 cases rise, so does the demand for medical supplies.

Some of our country’s most recognizable companies are pivoting to meet the demand. Distilleries are using their supplies and manufacturing capabilities to make hand sanitizer. General Motors and Tesla are working to produce badly-needed ventilators.

Congressman Raul Ruiz On The Coronavirus Response Bill

Mar 26, 2020

In California, 55 people have died due to coronavirus. There are 2,600 confirmed cases. And Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said worse is coming.

“All of us want things to go back to the normal, all of us, but the premature pronouncements that we can see that light at the end of the tunnel — I would say we are just entering that tunnel right now.”

Bernie Sanders is one of 96 senators who passed an unprecedented $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill last night. The bill is an attempt to stop an economic free fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. The package now moves to the House. If they pass it, the president said he’ll sign it.

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