With the CDC now advising people to wear masks—and President Trump saying he won't do it—Anthony Fauci appeared on PBS Newshour to discuss the new guidance and other aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, including China's culpability and the effectiveness of a malaria drug on COVID-19. Fauci, an infectious...
More than 100 people from around the world virtually sing together in the Corona Community Chorus. It seeks to ease anxiety over the coronavirus outbreak through music. (April 4)
According to Reuters, Amazon has been in talks with the CEOs of two coronavirus test makers to screen their staff and reduce the risk of the virus spreading. COVID-19 has been reported among staffers from at least 19 of Amazon's U.S. warehouses. Abbott Laboratories and Thermo Fisher Scientific said they'd like to work with Amazon, although the U.S. government is currently utilizing all of their testing capacity. Details on how Amazon would work and/or partner with them is still unclear. Reuters suggests that Amazon inquired about how to test multiple people at once. Next week, Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, plans to give all of their U.S. and European warehouses staffers face masks and temperature checks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York is poised to get over 1,100 ventilators from China and Oregon as the state scrambles to line up more breathing machines for the sickest coronavirus patients
Remembering Maya Angelou Marguerite Annie Johnson was born on April 4, 1928, and died on May 28, 2014. Here are five facts in honor of the poet. 1. Angelou was the second poet in history to read a poem at a presidential inauguration. 2. She worked with both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. 3. She was named Wake Forest University's first Reynolds Professor of American Studies in 1982. 4. Angelou was the first black woman to conduct a streetcar in San Francisco. 5. Prior to becoming a poet, she was in an opera, ‘Porgy and Bess,’ and a journalist. Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou!
According to Reuters, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will request for parliament to extend lockdown measures until April 26. As of Saturday, Spain’s total death toll rose to 11,744, making them the world’s second highest after Italy. But according to the Health Ministry, their daily death toll fell from 950 on Thursday to 809 on Saturday. Maria Jose Sierra, the deputy head of Spain’s health emergency, explained "there are many more light cases of coronavirus which are not included in our figures because we are concentrating on the most serious cases.” Spaniards have been under a strict lockdown for four weeks. Only health care workers are allowed to travel to and from work.
Scientists say they've found evidence of key moments in British medieval history, including the assassination of an archbishop, nearly 1,000 miles away in the Swiss Alps. There was no sword buried in the snow. Rather, scientists analyzed lead pollution in laser-carved slivers of ice, each representing a period of...
Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. The donation will go to Feeding America, a Chicago-based network of more than 200 food banks that feed 46 million people. Feeding America is ranked the second-largest U.S. charity by revenue, according to 'Forbes.' In 2019, the nonprofit reportedly generated $2.9 billion in revenue, most of which went toward sending food to pantries. Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said Bezos's donation is the largest single gift in the organization's history. Jeff Bezos, via Instagram
Highlights of this day in history: Martin Luther King Jr. is assasinated; President William Henry Harrison dies; Hank Aaron hits 714th career home run; Maya Angelou is born. (April 4)
The Kennedys grappled with yet another tragic loss Friday after Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean—Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter—and her 8-year-old son, Gideon, were feared dead in a canoe accident, USA Today reports. "She was my everything," her husband, David McKean, writes on Facebook . "She was my best friend and...
Selena Gomez, afraid to discuss her mental-health issues ? It sure doesn't sound that way. The 27-year-old went public Friday about her recent visit to an esteemed hospital in Massachusetts, People reports. "Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in America, McLean Hospital, and I discussed that...
President Donald Trump says his administration is “doing our best” for New York, and the state should have ordered more ventilators years ago on a day when Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to seize unused ventilators in the state to fight the coronavirus pandemic. (April 3)
According to Reuters, coronavirus still has a grip on Spain. The country's COVID-19 death toll rose from 10,935 on Friday to 11,744 on Saturday. The total number of infections also increased from 117,710 on Friday to 124,736 on Saturday. But there is some hope. The Health Ministry said that Saturday marked the second day in which the daily number of new deaths had fallen. On Thursday, 932 died within 24 hours, compared to 809 people dying on Saturday.
Despite state and local limits on public gatherings, some faith leaders have persisted in holding in-person services -- a matter of religious freedom, they say, as the nation approached its fourth Sunday battling the coronavirus pandemic
Happy Birthday, Pharrell Williams! Pharrell Lanscilo Williams turns 47 years old today. Here are five fun facts about the producer. 1. He released the first 24-hour music video for "Happy." 2. Pharrell got his nickname, Skateboard P, in high school. 3. His debut solo single, “Frontin,” was the 34th best-selling song of 2003 in the U.S. 4. The Neptunes were discovered by Teddy Riley after entering a high school talent show. 5. He plays the drums and keyboard. Happy Birthday, Pharrell Williams!
According to Reuters, Saturday marked a day of mourning in China for the thousands of people who died in the coronavirus outbreak. At 10 a.m. Beijing time, the country observed three minutes of silence in honor of those who died, including frontline medical professionals. China also flew their flag at half mast and stopped all forms of entertainment. The day of mourning coincided with Qingming, an annual tomb-sweeping festival when Chinese families honor their ancestors.
Lots of things we used to take for granted—going to work and school, gathering with friends at a party or bar, even making a trip to the grocery store—have all but disappeared during the coronavirus pandemic. There may soon be another addition to that list: getting mail, as...
Chris Cuomo Details 'Haunted' Night With Coronavirus The CNN anchor hosted Wednesday's episode of 'Cuomo Prime Time' live from his basement. He is self-quarantining one day after announcing that he tested positive for COVID-19. Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo added that he had a fever of around 103 degrees “that wouldn’t quit." Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo said he experienced hallucinations of his late father, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, who died in Jan. 2015. Chris Cuomo, via CNN