Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
|Trump offers competing coronavirus messaging, warning of death but lamenting lockdown
Trump repeated a favorite refrain of some conservatives, who have said that the coronavirus “cure”—that is, a nationwide shutdown—cannot be worse than the disease itself.
POSTED APRIL 04, 2020 9:39 PM
|Why does the coronavirus affect people differently? Yahoo News Explains
Coronavirus patients are showing a wide range of symptoms and the exact reason why is still a mystery — but we do have some clues as to what factors can influence the severity of the disease.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2020 3:10 PM
|An Illinois man allegedly shot his wife then himself over coronavirus fears
Experts predicted the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns could lead to an uptick in domestic violence.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2020 4:19 PM
|Trump tempers officials' grave assessments with optimism
The U.S. surgeon general says that Americans should brace for levels of tragedy reminiscent of the Sept. 11 attacks and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, while the nation’s infectious disease chief warned that the new coronavirus may never be completely eradicated from the globe. “We’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel,” Trump said at a Sunday evening White House briefing. Pence added, “We are beginning to see glimmers of progress.”
POSTED APRIL 05, 2020 10:29 AM
|Number of coronavirus intensive care patients in Italy drops for first time
Italy reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths for nearly two weeks on Saturday and said the number of patients in intensive care had fallen for the first time. The Civil Protection department reported 681 deaths, bringing the total to 15,632 since the outbreak of the new coronavirus epidemic in northern Italy on Feb. 21. The total number of confirmed cases rose to 124,632 from 119,827 reported on Friday but for the first time, the number of patients in badly stretched intensive care units fell, with 3,994 patients being treated, down 74 from 4,068 on Friday.
POSTED APRIL 04, 2020 12:31 PM
|Trump: U.S. approaching period ‘that is going to be very horrendous’
President Trump on Saturday said that the United States is approaching a time that will be “very horrendous” for the nation amid the growing coronavirus outbreak across the country.
POSTED APRIL 04, 2020 10:38 PM
|Biden says removal of Navy captain who sounded alarm on coronavirus 'close to criminal'
"I think the guy should ... have a commendation rather than be fired," Biden said.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2020 11:18 AM
|Coronavirus: Australia launches criminal investigation into Ruby Princess
Passengers from the Ruby Princess disembarked in Sydney without knowing the coronavirus was on board.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2020 6:26 AM
|Iran to restart 'low-risk' economic activities soon
Iran said Sunday it will allow "low-risk" economic activities to resume from April 11 as its daily coronavirus infection rates slowed for a fifth straight day. "Restarting these activities does not mean we have abandoned the principle of staying at home," President Hassan Rouhani said at a meeting of Iran's anti-coronavirus task force. The president, whose country has been battered by US economic sanctions, did not specify what qualified as "low risk" activities, but said bans would remain on schools and large gatherings.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2020 12:24 PM
|Face masks: How the Trump administration went from 'no need' to 'put one on' to fight coronavirus
Just a little over a month after saying there was no need for the community at large to wear masks in public, the CDC has changed its mind, recommending that all Americans should wear some sort of face covering when venturing outside.
POSTED APRIL 04, 2020 2:58 PM