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Former NFL player Myron Rolle on front lines of coronavirus battle
Former Florida State defensive back and Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle is now on the front lines fighting coronavirus as a doctor in Boston.        
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2020 Detroit Auto Show canceled due to coronavirus crisis
Location will be sued as a temporary hospital.
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foxnews.com
Dr. Fauci Says Coronavirus Deaths in U.S. Could Top 100,000
About 125,000 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. had been recorded as of Sunday morning, with over 2,100 dead
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time.com
The pioneering doctor behind hand-washing
In the mid-19th century, after studying the mortality rates at hospital wards, Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis determined that proper hand hygiene could make all the difference between life and death – and his ideas were rejected. Lee Cowan reports.
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Pelosi: $2 trillion bill was just a 'down payment'
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tells Jake Tapper that there will be more stimulus bills, and the most recent was just a "down payment."
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Working at home without losing your mind
Finding yourself working from home, and keeping yourself socially-distant? David Pogue offers some tips on how to most effectively do your job (including a video-chat app called Zoom); and talks - remotely - with Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a neuropsychologist, about maintaining social contacts during the coronavirus pandemic. (And yes, cats have right-of-way on your laptop.)
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Deaths surge worldwide as coronavirus hits some of Europe's major cities and leaders
CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer has more on COVID-19's impact on the global community.
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Americans concerned as U.S. reaches highest number of coronavirus cases of any country
CBS News' Mark Strassman reports from Atlanta on the growing crisis.
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Mnuchin predicts post-pandemic economic recovery 'back to where we were beforehand'
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin stated that while he is unsure of just how bad the effect of the coronavirus outbreak will ultimately be on the U.S. economy, he is confident that it will only be a short-term problem that will be resolved in a matter of months.
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NJ governor balks at forced quarantine amid coronavirus outbreak, says state is taking ‘aggressive’ action
New Jersey is using “as aggressive” measures as any other state dealing with coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy said Sunday.
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Check out these coolers to store all that food you’ve stocked up on
If you’re struggling to find a place to store your meals, or if just need a high-functioning cooler to fit your on-the-go needs, then we have you covered. We rounded up our favorite award-winning fridge/freezer combos so you can keep your food fresh until you are ready to eat. ICECO Go20: Ultimate 20L Portable Car...
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Meet the silicone sponge that’s a healthier, odor-free alternative to your typical kitchen sponge
What’s the dirtiest item in your home? Chances are, it could be your kitchen sponge.
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Patriots’ Stephon Gilmore talks up Jarrett Stidham after Tom Brady exit
Tom Brady’s successor will have enormous shoes to fill. Leaving behind a 20-year legacy with six Super Bowl rings, four Super Bowl MVPs and 14 Pro Bowl selections, Brady set the bar as high as possible. But Patriots cornerback Stephen Gilmore is showing some faith in Jarrett Stidham, Brady’s likely replacement at quarterback. Gilmore says...
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Royal footman reportedly tests positive for coronavirus
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Philip have been holed up in Windsor Castle during the pandemic.
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Fauci: Social distancing guidelines likely to remain
The Trump administration had originally issued federal guidance that urged Americans to avoid gathering in large groups and stay at home for 15 days.
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De Blasio admonishes critics not to 'look back' on his previous efforts to downplay coronavirus
With the Big Apple now the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that critics shouldn't be "focusing" on "anything looking back on any level of government right now" -- including his previous statements urging his constituents to go about their lives and not worry about the virus.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci Defends Trump, Coronavirus Task Force Amid Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory Attacks Against Him
The country's top expert on infectious disease offered a sober defense of President Donald Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force Sunday, amid reports he's the target of far right-wing conspiracy theories and online attacks on his character.
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Book excerpt: The grassroots war over Dodger Stadium that captivated a nation
"Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between" examines the lives forever changed by the building of Dodger Stadium.
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latimes.com
White House coronavirus task force defends Trump’s NY quarantine proposal
Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, defended President Trump’s proposal to quarantine New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, saying the commander-in-chief was trying to keep people safe from the quickly spreading outbreak. “I think President Trump wanted all of America to know where the virus is and where it...
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Trump backs of tri-state quarantine
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About 700 New Jersey Police Officers Tested Positive for Coronavirus, State Police Head Says
New Jersey has reported the second highest number of cases in the U.S., trailing only New York
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time.com
Fauci explains why Trump opted to not quarantine NY
Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's Jake Tapper that President Trump opted to not impose a quarantine on parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut after "very intensive discussions" at the White House.
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First federal inmate dies from coronavirus at Louisiana prison, others sickened
The first federal inmate in the country died of coronavirus Saturday at a prison in Louisiana where others have been sickened, according to officials.
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Kudlow: No ‘magic wand’ to get the country back to normal
But he still expects the economy to bounce back quickly.
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politico.com
Maryland Gov. Hogan says he's listening to scientists, not Trump, when it comes to coronavirus
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan does not agree with President Trump’s assertion that the country will be “opened up and just raring to go by Easter.”
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House Speaker Pelosi: $2 trillion coronavirus package 'just a down payment' on fight against outbreak
Pelosi also said Trump cost lives by his initial response to the crisis and called for "an after-action review" of his handling of the outbreak.       
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Will New England Patriots find their next quarterback in the draft?
Since 2000, Bill Belichick has drafted 10 players at the QB position. Here's a detailed look at some of the players that could intrigue Patriots.       
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‘Bachelor’ alum Ben Higgins engaged to girlfriend Jessica Clarke
They were first linked in early 2019.
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CDC issues travel advisory to residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
A woman walks across an unusually empty Park Avenue in New York City on March 26, 2020. | Gary Hershorn/Corbis via Getty Images Trump talked about quarantining the tri-state area but settled on a travel advisory. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel advisory on Saturday night calling on residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to avoid “non-essential domestic travel” for the next two weeks to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The travel advisory was far less stringent than the “enforceable” tri-state quarantine that President Trump had floated several times earlier on Saturday, an idea that caught New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D)off guard and that causedconfusion about the legality and logistics of such a maneuver. Trump tweeted late on Saturday that he asked the CDC to issue the guidance after consulting with the three state’s governors, and decided that “a quarantine will not be necessary.” Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday that Trump settled on the advisory after “very intensive discussions” at the White House Saturday evening. “After discussions with the president we made it clear and he agreed, it would be much better to do what’s called a strong advisory,” Fauci said. “The reason for that is you don’t want to get to the point that you’re enforcing things that would create a bigger difficulty, morale and otherwise, when you could probably accomplish the same goal.” According to the CDC, the travel advisory does not apply to “employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply.” The agency says that the governors of the three states have “full discretion” to implement the advisory. Trump’s decision to go with a travel advisory after causing confusion — and anger — over his seemingly spontaneous suggestion of an “enforceable quarantine” underscores the extent to which his leadership during the coronavirus crisis has been defined by chaotic messaging and poor coordination with states. The short-lived possibility of a three-state quarantine, briefly explained President Donald Trump said around noon on Saturday that he was considering an enforceable short-term quarantine in certain parts of the New York metro area after a conversation with Cuomo. “I just spoke with Andrew Cuomo, I just spoke with [Florida Gov.] Ron DeSantis. We’re thinking about certain things. Some people would like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hot spot” of coronavirus cases, Trump told reporters on the White House lawn. “We might not have to do it, but there’s a possibility that some time today we’ll do a quarantine, short-term, two weeks on New York. Probably New Jersey, certain parts of Connecticut.” But Cuomo, who was giving a press briefing at the same time that Trump spoke to reporters, said he had not discussed that idea with the president and expressed concern about it. “I haven’t had those conversations,” Cuomo said when asked about Trump’s statement. “I don’t even know what that means. I don’t know how that could be legally enforceable,” Cuomo said at his press conference in Albany. “And from a medical point view, I don’t know what you would be accomplishing.” ”But I can tell you, I don’t even like the sound of it,” he continued. The disconnect between Trump and Cuomo over a potential quarantine was the latest instance of public clashing between the two politicians while trying to coordinate a response in a region that has become the epicenter of the American coronavirus crisis. As Vox’s Aaron Rupar has explained, Trump has insinuated that governors need to stop criticizing him and to “treat [the administration] well” if they wish to receive federal help. Complicating things further was the fact that it was difficult to know how seriously to take Trump’s quarantine statement, given his habit of making false claims about coronavirus-related policy launches in recent weeks, such as his haphazard rollout of the Defense Production Act, during which he and a Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator revealed different timelines for directing the production of protective gear and life-saving medical devices. However, Trump seemed to double down on the idea of a quarantine in the tri-state area later in the day after his first talk with reporters. After his initial comment he tweeted, “I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE of developing ‘hot spots,’ New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. A decision will be made, one way or another, shortly.” And when speaking to reporters another time Saturdayafternoon before boarding Air Force One to Norfolk, Virginia, Trump signaled again that a decision would be imminent. “We’re looking at it, and we’ll be making a decision,” Trump said. “A lot of the states that aren’t infected that don’t have a big problem, they’ve asked me if I’d look at it so we’re going to look at it. It’ll be for a short period of time if we do it at all.” When asked for details about how he’d pursue a quarantine, he told reporters that he would talk about it later with Cuomo. New York is in crisis. Trump hasn’t responded with urgency. Federal and state policymakers have been scrambling to figure out how to respond to the explosion of cases coming out of New York City. Earlier in March, Cuomo used the National Guard to create a one-mile ”containment zone” around New Rochelle, a suburb of New York City, to help slow a cluster of cases. On March 27, New York City accounted for over a quarter of all confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the US. Vox’s Jen Kirby and Emily Stewart report that New York is expected to get worse: “Though the state, including the city, has been under strict stay-at-home orders since Sunday, New York is not expected to reach its peak in coronavirus cases for at least another three weeks. On March 25, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio predicted that, in a city of 8 million, half the population should expect to get coronavirus before the pandemic ends.” But Trump has struggled to work productively with Cuomo on mounting a response to the crisis. Earlier in the week, for example, Cuomo complained that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision to send New York 400 ventilators from a national stockpile was entirely inadequate for the scope of the crisis. “You want a pat on the back for sending 400? We need 30,000,” said Cuomo on Tuesday. Trump fired back later that the governor “should have ordered the ventilators” when he had a chance, and has also downplayed the state’s need for them. Trump’s quarantine idea — and the fact that Cuomo was evidently in the dark about it — suggested he was contemplating pushing for what could be a hugely consequential policy change without consulting the relevant local policymakers. “The specifics & impact of this new directive by tweet are unclear & uncertain,” tweeted Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT) on Saturday. “The effect may be more confusion than confidence.” Moreover, it was unclear if Trump was issuing a new policy orwas simply floating an idea that he hadn’t actually thought through and had no real intention of implementing. In recent weeks, Trump has made dozens of false claims, such as falsely promising that anyone who wants to get tested for coronavirus can get tested. Trump has also been touting hydroxychloroquine as a miracle drug for Covid-19, even though there has been no substantial evidence proving whether it’s effective, or even safe. Meanwhile, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients are experiencing a shortage of the drug as people heeding Trump’s message are stocking up. Trump’s slapdash messaging surrounding a possible New York quarantine seemed par for the course in his ongoing response to the coronavirus crisis.
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Dr. Jon LaPook on the value of antibody tests
With the friction between treating COVID-19 and protecting the populace from infection vs. reopening businesses, testing for immunity to coronavirus is urgently vital. Dr. Jon LaPook explains the importance of serology (or antibody) testing for the virus, and why it needs to be done now.
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Jake Tapper thanks medical workers battling coronavirus
Jake Tapper pays tribute to medical workers who are fighting the coronavirus outbreak as the pandemic continues to spread around the world.
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Rhode Island repeals order targeting New Yorkers after Cuomo threatens lawsuit
ALBANY — Facing the threat of a lawsuit from New York, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo repealed a controversial executive order penalizing New Yorkers for traveling into the state mandating that they self-quarantine for 14 days amidst the coronavirus outbreak. The new order was revised and signed late Saturday night to say “any person coming...
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De Blasio tries to deflect blame for rapid spread of coronavirus in NYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday tried to wave off his instructions for New Yorkers to “go about their lives” in the lead-up to the city’s coronavirus crisis — refusing to consider whether he shares any blame until “after this war is over.” The mayor on CNN’s “State of the Union” was confronted with a...
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Mnuchin says checks from coronavirus bill coming "within 3 weeks"
As part of the stimulus package passed by Congress last week, Americans who make up to $75,000 will receive $1,200 checks, plus $500 per child.
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Nancy Pelosi Says Trump's Response to Coronavirus Has Been 'Deadly': 'As the President Fiddles, People Are Dying'
"And now I think the best thing to do is to prevent more loss of life rather than open things up," the House Speaker warned.
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#NewDisneyQuarantineRides Trends as Twitter Users Imagine Coronavirus Theme Park Rides with Toilet Paper and Hand Sanitizer
Some Twitter users joked about social distancing, hygiene guidelines, and travel restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Dr. Birx: States should copy New York on medical preparations
“We are asking every single governor and every single mayor to prepare like New York is preparing now,“ she said.
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50 TSA screening officers and 19 more employees test positive for coronavirus
Fifty TSA screening officers and 19 additional TSA employees across the United States have tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks.      
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usatoday.com
Iran Defends Its COVID-19 Response, Citing Economic Concerns
Iran has suffered the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East
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time.com
Stephon Marbury plans to deliver 10 million masks to NY amid coronavirus crisis
Former Knicks star Stephon Marbury wants to deliver the Big Apple something it needs even more than an NBA title — 10 million N95 masks for hospital workers and other first responders handling the coronavirus pandemic. Marbury, who played in the NBA 14 years before moving overseas to become a legend in the Chinese Basketball...
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The Hippocratic Oath
The exhausted doctors and nurses fighting the coronavirus are our best hope, unwavering in their sacred task to tend the sick and suffering, even as they put themselves in danger
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Mnuchin: Virus task force unanimously shunned Trump's quarantine idea
Public health experts have criticized the idea of instituting statewide quarantines in “hot spots” like New York.
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politico.com
Follow these steps to keep your personal finances in check during the coronavirus pandemic
Most of the checklist items are reasonably easy to implement, without requiring much heavy lifting. Many are actions you should take at any time.       
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usatoday.com
Daytime TV Stars Pay Tribute to 'All My Children' Actor John Callahan After His Death at 66
"May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever," said his former wife Eva LaRue.
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newsweek.com
Nature: Antelope Island
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Antelope Island State Park in Utah. Videographer: Derek Reich.
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Nurse who battled coronavirus on the front lines dies from illness herself
A Miami nurse was killed by coronavirus after working on the front lines to help patients hit by the dangerous bug, according to a report. Araceli Buendia Ilagan, 63, came down with the illness while working in the intensive care unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital, news station WSVN reported. The Jackson Health System, which runs...
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Trump strikes friendly tone on China with trade in mind, as his top officials point fingers over pandemic
As coronavirus cases in the US surge, President Donald Trump isn't focused just on those statistics, administration officials say, but is also watching another set of numbers: exports to China.
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