Science 2020-03-13T09:43:00Z
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News 2020-03-13T07:14:33Z
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Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from a US trip

Dutton said he tested positive for the virus after waking up with a temperature and sore throat on Friday. He was in the US last week.
News 2020-03-13T07:08:40Z
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Australians should reconsider all overseas travel due to the coronavirus, says the government

It comes amid PM Scott Morrison announcing an effective ban on gatherings of more than 500 people, in light of the coronavirus.
News 2020-03-13T06:58:51Z
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks in Sydney, at a state memorial service for the victims of recent wildfires. The Australian government on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, announced a $2.4 billion (US $1.6 billion) package to help tackle the virus outbreak that has infected nearly 120,000 people worldwide, rocked financial markets and disrupted travel.(Peter Parks/Pool Photo via AP, File) FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks in Sydney, at a state memorial service for the victims of recent wildfires. The Australian government on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, announced a $2.4 billion (US $1.6 billion) package to help tackle the virus outbreak that has infected nearly 120,000 people worldwide, rocked financial markets and disrupted travel.(Peter Parks/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Organized, 'non-essential' gatherings of 500 people or more will be effectively banned in Australia in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus

It does not include gatherings deemed essential, including people going to school, university lectures, airports, and using public transport.
News 2020-03-13T06:44:39Z
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Science 2020-03-13T06:34:00Z
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The US has reported 41 coronavirus deaths among more than 1,700 cases. Here's what we know about the US patients.

Thirty-one people have died in Washington state, four in California, two in Florida, and one each in New Jersey, South Dakota, Georgia, and Kansas.
News 2020-03-13T06:25:36Z
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Justin Trudeau's wife has tested positive for COVID-19. Experts explain the possible fallout if a world leader caught the coronavirus.

Several experts weighed in on the social, political, and economic impacts of what would happen if a major world leader were to contract COVID-19.
News 2020-03-13T06:08:34Z

Hospitals are setting up 'COVID cabanas' to prep for influx of potential coronavirus patients

Experts say there could be an influx of new coronavirus patients, and hospitals are taking steps now to prepare.
Science 2020-03-13T05:20:18Z
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Thursday was the day coronavirus hit home for America

The outbreak was declared a pandemic on Wednesday. A slew of major cancellations in the US followed, including sports seasons and movie premieres.
Politics 2020-03-13T03:44:50Z
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Trump jokes that Japan is 'ahead of the curve' for greeting with a bow amid coronavirus outbreak

"You know, I was never a big hand shaker, as you probably heard," Trump said. "But once you become a politician, shaking hands is very normal."
News 2020-03-13T01:59:00Z

Italy, home to more than 60 million people, is on lockdown. All shops are closed. Here's how the coronavirus crisis there has unfolded.

The coronavirus has infected 12,000-plus people and killed nearly 830 others in Italy, making it the worst-hit country outside of Asia.
Science 2020-03-13T01:25:00Z

The coronavirus death rate is roughly 3.4%, but that doesn't tell the full story. Here's everything we know so far about how deadly COVID-19 really is.

The death rate will likely drop as more cases are diagnosed, but experts say it's still at least 10 times higher than that of seasonal flu.
Science 2020-03-13T00:35:00Z

Coronavirus live updates: More than 128,000 people have been infected and over 4,700 have died. The US has reported 38 deaths. Here's everything we know.

The World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. It has spread to more than 100 countries.
Science 2020-03-13T00:20:00Z

It's summer in Australia, and the coronavirus is circulating there — evidence that warm weather won't necessarily curtail the outbreak

Tom Hanks confirmed Wednesday that he and his wife tested positive for the new coronavirus in Australia, where it's summer.
Science 2020-03-12T23:54:00Z

Many coronavirus patients are passing the virus before showing symptoms, a new study found — yet another reason for social distancing

Coronavirus patients can infect others before their symptoms start. That's why social distancing is necessary.
Science 2020-03-12T23:29:00Z

What to know about the coronavirus outbreak in 14 charts and maps

Here's where the coronavirus has spread, how quickly the case total has grown, and how the outbreak compares to others.
Military & Defense 2020-03-12T23:25:47Z

The US military just fired back at Iranian-linked militias in Iraq, one day after a rocket attack killed a British Army medic and two Americans

"All options are on the table as we work with our partners to bring the perpetrators to justice and maintain deterrence," the Defense Secretary said.
News 2020-03-12T23:10:10Z

People are making coronavirus and quarantine themed Spotify playlists

These playlists provide a surprisingly intimate look at how people across the globe are feeling about and coping with the ongoing crisis.
News 2020-03-12T22:22:00Z

More than half of US states have declared states of emergency to fight coronavirus — here's what it means for them

Leaders in states across the country are ramping up their responses to the novel coronavirus, which has already killed 41 people in the United States.
Strategy 2020-03-12T22:00:00Z

Oracle, Apple, Google, and Amazon are among the largest global companies who have restricted travel or asked their employees to work remotely as a precaution against the novel coronavirus. Here's the full list.

As the coronavirus spreads across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the US, companies are restricting travel and asking employees to work from home.

Brazil's gangs are flooding Europe with cocaine

"For coke, Brazil has emerged as a major exporter nation," one analyst in Europe said.
Tech 2020-03-12T21:49:02Z

New York police addressed rampant social-media rumors that the NYC subway system will shut down amid the novel-coronavirus pandemic

Viral disinformation texts and tweets suggested that New York City may shut down the subway system and encouraged recipients to panic buy.
Science 2020-03-12T21:43:00Z

The coronavirus is officially a pandemic. Here's what that means, and 8 other outbreaks that got the designation — or should have.

The last infectious disease outbreak that the World Health Organization labeled a pandemic was H1N1 flu in 2009.

Lawmakers are worried that military bases overseas don't have enough kits to test for coronavirus

Some legislators have said the military hasn't responded to their inquiries about the status of those kits.
News 2020-03-12T21:23:48Z

A Wuhan doctor says Chinese officials silenced her coronavirus warnings in December, costing thousands their lives

"He made me feel that I alone had ruined the future of Wuhan. I was in despair," Ai Fen said after being rebuked by Wuhan Central Hospital officials.
Strategy 2020-03-12T21:18:41Z

One chart shows how the coronavirus is more deadly than the flu even in South Korea, where the COVID-19 death rate is low

South Korea has reported lower coronavirus death rates than other countries. But even those rates indicate COVID-19 is far more deadly than the flu.
Science 2020-03-12T20:46:00Z

80% of COVID-19 patients experience 'mild' symptoms — but that likely still involves a fever and cough

A mild case of the coronavirus probably feels more severe than you'd expect. It almost certainly involves a fever.
Military & Defense 2020-03-12T20:40:25Z

Russian reconnaissance planes were intercepted by US and Canadian fighters as they lurked over a submarine exercise in the Arctic

The Russian planes didn't enter US airspace, but they did linger over some US attack subs in the Arctic.
News 2020-03-12T20:34:00Z

New York is in a state of emergency as coronavirus cases surge over 300. Here's what the state is doing to address the outbreak.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state of emergency in response to 328 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Politics 2020-03-12T20:31:00Z

All the times Trump risked exposing himself to coronavirus as his advisers urge people his age to be extremely cautious

President Trump has exhibited little to no caution as public health officials warn that the worst is yet to come with the outbreak.
Politics 2020-03-12T20:11:56Z

After Joe Biden slams Trump's coronavirus response, the Trump campaign accuses the former VP's team of spreading conspiracy theories

Biden said the Trump administration's "failure on testing is colossal, and it's a failure of leadership, planning and execution."
Executive Lifestyle 2020-03-12T20:05:00Z

Giorgio Armani donated $1.4 million towards fighting coronavirus — and he's one of many in luxury fashion rallying to help combat the global pandemic

LVMH has donated to foundations that provide medical supplies, while Dolce & Gabbana is funding researchers looking for a coronavirus treatment.
Science 2020-03-12T19:16:00Z

How coronavirus symptoms compare with those of the flu, allergies, and the common cold

Diagnosing COVID-19, the disease the new coronavirus causes, is challenging because some symptoms overlap with the flu, colds, and allergies.
Markets 2020-03-12T19:10:48Z

Trump's $800 billion payroll tax cut plan would dwarf Obama's stimulus package from the height of the financial crisis

At the heart of Trump's plan is a suspension of payroll taxes that would cost over $800 billion, according to estimates.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-03-12T19:09:00Z

Italy's nationwide coronavirus lockdown is set to rock the luxury retail industry, with brands bracing for what could be a billion-dollar setback

Many of the fashion editors who attended Milan Fashion Week have already had to self-quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak.
News 2020-03-12T19:05:00Z

The CDC is warning Americans not to visit at least 32 countries because of the novel coronavirus. Here's the US government's latest travel guidance.

The US government has issued travel warnings for multiple countries affected by the novel coronavirus. Here's where you should not go.
Politics 2020-03-12T18:37:06Z

White House says Trump and Pence don't need to be tested for coronavirus because they had 'almost no interactions' with Brazilian official who tested positive

Trump was photographed standing next to the Brazilian official Fabio Wajngarten days before Wajngarten tested positive for the virus.

5 things to know about who gets the coronavirus test and how it works

The US government is fighting to contain and slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Testing is central to these efforts.
Military & Defense 2020-03-12T18:31:28Z

Republican senator: It's time to hold China 'accountable' for the coronavirus

Sen. Tom Cotton has suggested the US investigate the highly unlikely theory coronavirus was developed in a Chinese "superlaboratory."
Executive Lifestyle 2020-03-12T17:43:00Z

Nearly half of insured Americans think they can't afford coronavirus treatment. With costs exceeding $3,000, they may not be wrong.

A healthcare system that leaves many unable to afford coronavirus costs could cause personal bankruptcy — and the pandemic to explode in the US.
Politics 2020-03-12T17:42:40Z

5 times Trump and US officials downplayed coronavirus as the administration struggled to prepare for the growing pandemic

As a travel ban takes effect and the public looks to the White House for guidance, their penchant for downplaying the coronavirus looms large.
Politics 2020-03-12T17:23:00Z

Brazil's president was reportedly tested for the coronavirus days after sitting side by side with Trump at Mar-a-Lago

The Brazilian president's press secretary tested positive for the coronavirus. He was photographed standing next to Trump five days ago.
News 2020-03-12T17:13:19Z

White House Coronavirus Task Force leader Vice President Mike Pence says he's 'still shaking hands' even as the CDC says it spreads the disease

Trump halted travel between Europe and the US, but his speech necessitated two clarifications. "I don't think there was confusion," Pence insisted.
Military & Defense 2020-03-12T17:06:29Z

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman pushes coronavirus conspiracy theory that the US Army 'brought the epidemic to Wuhan'

China has pushed the narrative that the virus might have originated somewhere else. Several conspiracy theories about its origin have emerged.
Politics 2020-03-12T17:05:40Z

The nation's top expert on infectious disease says the US is 'failing' when it comes to coronavirus and testing kits

Fauci's comments about the US's "failing" came about a week after Trump visited the CDC and falsely said "anybody that needs a test gets a test."

The Army apparently has a stretch Humvee

Of all the ground vehicles in the Army's arsenal, this may be the most unusual — or the flyest.
Politics 2020-03-12T16:52:00Z

How to watch Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders debate one-on-one the first time on March 15

The Democratic debate was moved from Arizona to Washington, DC and is proceeding without a live audience amid the nationwide coronavirus outbreak.
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