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Coronavirus taking toll on nurses, doctors around the globe
The coronavirus is taking a serious toll on the doctors and nurses risking their lives while treating the disease. Carlo Palermo, head of Italy’s hospital doctors’ union was almost in tears when he told reporters in Rome that two nurses had committed suicide as a result of the emotional trauma, the Associated Press reported. “I...
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Patrick Stewart proves artists are ‘essential workers’ amid coronavirus
The sound is of middling quality, like all FaceTimes and Zooms, and the quarantined speaker is wearing no makeup to hide his wrinkles and he isn’t well-shaved. Still, every day, 79-year-old Patrick Stewart takes to Twitter and reads a Shakespeare sonnet. Stewart’s stage work marked him as one of the world’s great actors well before...
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Deroy Murdock: In coronavirus battle, Trump has worked tirelessly and creatively
President Trump’s response, to date, resembles neither Dr. Jonas Salk nor the Grim Reaper.
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WrestleMania 36 odds: Favorites, prop bets
The sports world is on hold and more and more events are being canceled seemingly every day because of the coronavirus pandemic. WWE, however, is still going forward with WrestleMania 36, broadcasting it April 4-5 starting at 7 p.m. on WWE Network and FoxSports.com. There will be no fans at WWE’s Performance Center and only...
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Best Wine Clubs to Subscribe to While Coronavirus Is Keeping You Trapped Indoors
Can't get to the wine shop? There's no better time than now to consider joining a wine club, so you can get a case of the good stuff delivered straight to your door.
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US accused of ‘piracy’ after mask shipment is diverted from Germany
About 200,000 N95 masks were "confiscated" in Bangkok as they were being transferred between planes in Thailand, Berlin authorities told the BBC.
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Family Members Pay Tribute to RFK's Missing Granddaughter and Her Son, As Search Turns to Recovery
The search for Maeve Kennedy McKean and her son Gideon has turned from a rescue to recovery on Friday, as her husband and other Kennedy family members remember the missing pair.
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MLB Draft poll: Who were the best players picked in rounds 6-20?
It seems likely Major League Baseball will reduce the 2020 Draft to five rounds, down from 40. While it remains to be seen what this decision would mean for teams at the various professional and amateur levels, as well as the players, The Post is taking a look back at what rounds 6-20 have produced...
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After Rams fans raise $2.3 million for charity, GM Kevin Demoff reads mean tweets about new logo
Don't like the Los Angeles Rams' new logo? Watch GM Kevin Demoff read mean tweets about it after fans helped raised more than $2 million.      
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Kennedy family remembers Maeve McKean, son as search is suspended
Kennedy family members memorialized Maeve Kennedy McKean on Saturday as a dedicated mom with an infectious laugh and boundless energy hours after the search for her and her 8-year-old son was suspended. “It has been more than 24 hours, and the chances they have survived are impossibly small,” her husband, David McKean, wrote on Facebook...
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The UK’s Labour party has a new leader: Keir Starmer
Keir Starmer, previously the shadow Brexit secretary, will take over the Labour party from Jeremy Corbyn. | Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Starmer’s election marks a likely break from Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, but the agenda will now focus on coronavirus. Britain’s Labour Party officially has a new leader. Keir Starmer, who previously served as the opposition’s shadow Brexit secretary, won the leadership contest with 56 percent of the vote, defeating two other candidates, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy. Starmer’s election indicates that Labour is seeking a change after five years of Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader who agreed to step aside following the party’s crushing defeat in December elections. Starmer has promised to embrace some of the popular Labour policies, but is seen as someone who can appeal more broadly to the UK electorate because he’s not as left-wing as Corbyn. Starmer was the presumptive favorite, though the coronavirus has recently overshadowed the opposition’s search for a new leader. Labour’s goal was to announce a new leader by April, shortly before important May local elections that would be Labour’s first serious electoral test. But those elections have now been postponed. Starmer acknowledged the strange times in his victory statement. “It is the honor and the privilege of my life to be elected as leader of the Labour party,” he said. “It comes at a moment like none other in our lifetime.” Who is Keir Starmer? Starmer, 57, is a human-rights lawyer who has served as the former director of public prosecutions and head of the crown prosecution service (a bit like a US Attorney). He joined Parliament in 2015, and gained a lot of attention during the Brexit debate, serving as Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary and helping to temper Corbyn’s approach to Brexit. In Parliament, he often articulated a case against the Conservative government’s Brexit plans more coherently than the Labour leader, Corbyn. Starmer supported remaining in the EU, though now that Brexit is complete, he’s urged the party to move on from the issue and to focus instead on a smooth transition out of the bloc. In his bid for party leadership,Starmer received strong support from labor unions, which helped propel his candidacy and was one of the reasons why he was an early favorite to win the election. Party members hope union backing can help Starmer ensure the party retakes working-class constituencies that have historically backed Labour, but that voted for Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservatives during the 2019 elections. Starmer is seen as something of a compromise candidate who can unite the Labour party’s far-left base and more moderate members. Starmer served in Corbyn’s shadow cabinet (though he quit in protest in 2016 over Brexit, only to come back after Corbyn was re-elected leader), and has promised to champion stances that Labour embraced in its 2019 manifesto, like anti-austerity measures. During the leadership election, he avoided attacking Corbyn and tried to appeal to his supporters. But Long-Bailey, not Starmer, was seen as Corbyn’s ideological successor, and was embraced by the grassroots of the party. Starmer was seen as someone who was a bit more pragmatic and could appeal to more moderate Labour voters, and who could champion popular left-wing Labour policies, but sell them to a wider audience than Corbyn was able to. And Starmer’s overwhelming win seems to suggest even the party’s base is willing to adapt to a leader who may be better equipped to take the party out of the opposition. Starmer is the new Labour leader, but coronavirus makes these strange times But Starmer will take over Labour as both the party and the country are in a moment of crisis, though for vastly different reasons. His predecessor, Corbyn, was a left-wing leader who was personally deeply unpopular. Corbyn steered the party far to the left, attracting an energetic base of support. But, with the general public, Corbyn was seen as too radical, although some of Labour’s policies were broadly popular. The public’s general perception of Corbyn, along with the party’s muddled stance on Brexit, led to a stunning defeat against Johnson and the Conservatives — a defeat that was the party’s worst in decades. But the coronavirus crisis is likely to dominate the political agenda in the UK (as elsewhere) for the foreseeable future. It puts Starmer in a somewhat strange position as a new Labour leader. Johnson (who is currently in self-isolation with the coronavirus) has faced criticism for his handling of the crisis at times, but national emergencies are often awkward times for the opposition: being seen as overly critical can come off as petty and counterproductive, but being overly supportive of the government can eliminate an important check. Starmer, in his victory statement, outlined Labour’s role in the crisis. “It’s a huge responsibility and whether we voted for this government or not, we all rely on it to get this right. That’s why in the national interest the Labour Party will play its full part,” he said. “Under my leadership we will engage constructively with the government, not opposition for opposition’s sake. Not scoring party political points or making impossible demands. But with the courage to support where that’s the right thing to do.” And Starmer argued the virus has made it more evident than ever why the policies Labour promotes are in the best interest of the country, saying the UK could not go back to “business as usual” as the crisis passes — and that Covid-19 had exposed the “fragility in our society” that demands a better vision for the country, and for change within the party as well. Johnson said on Twitter Saturday that he’d spoken with Starmer, and they agreed to work together constructively “through this national emergency.” The Conservatives have an overwhelming majority, so Labour doesn’t have much power, but Starmer will have the job of advocating for his party’s priorities — particularly in any economic relief packages. But the pandemic likely means that plans to help rebuild the Labour party after December’s defeat will largely be put on hold, for now.
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'Twilight Zone' episode parallels life during coronavirus
The classic 1960 "Twilight Zone" episode "The Monsters are due on Maple Street" charts a suburban street's descent into chaos caused by an unseen threat.
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De Blasio Repeats Call to Enlist Nation’s Health Workers: Live Updates
New York City reported 305 new deaths of the virus on Friday, the biggest single-day jump so far.
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Disney executives furious over ‘temporary’ coronavirus pay cuts
Disney execs are angry about having to sign new “temporary” contracts reducing their pay up to 30 percent with no end date — even though company chairman Bob Iger is passing up his entire salary and the CEO is taking a 50 percent cut himself. Vice-presidents at Disney usually earn between $150,000 and $200,000 in...
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Report: Dana White among 10 sports commissioners booked for COVID-19 conference call with President Trump
President Donald Trump has booked a conference call for Saturday, and UFC president Dana White is among the participants.        Related StoriesAt 37, Stephen Thompson says he's as good as he's ever been – if not betterMichelle Waterson hails Weili-Jedrzejczyk battle as perfect showcase for UFC's strawweightsPetr Yan not interested in Dominick Cruz: 'I thought he retired and became a TV commentator already' 
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Ranking the best late-round MLB Draft picks as drastic cutback looms
Some members of MLB management pushed to kill a draft in 2020. They wanted to allocate bonuses that would have been distributed to amateur players instead to current players and team employees to better weather the financial plight caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Ultimately, the Players Association and enough members of management thought eliminating an...
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Coral Princess cruise ship with at least a dozen coronavirus cases will dock in Miami
A Princess Cruises ship carrying at least a dozen people on board who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be docking at Port Miami Saturday.        
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Antonio Brown formally charged in assault of driver outside Florida home: report
NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown was formally charged in the alleged assault of a moving truck driver outside his Florida home back in January, reports say. 
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Coronavirus Cases In California By County
Saturday: A special edition of California Today.
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Outbreaks in prisons could spread to the community
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Ilhan Omar blasts Trump for downplaying coronavirus pandemic
Rep. Ilhan Omar is accusing President Donald Trump of downplaying the coronavirus pandemic, which she predicts could kill “hundreds of thousands” of Americans. “I think with each day that goes by, it becomes clearer and clearer how badly this administration has completely failed the American people,” Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, said in an interview on...
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Amazon Tried to Work With Coronavirus Test-Makers to Screen Employees But They Were Too Busy With Government Orders
The move, which comes as the shopping giant is scrambling to ensure its U.S. warehouses can remain operational, does not appear to be moving forward as the firms were already at capacity.
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Iowa Governor Defends Not Ordering Shelter-in-Place: Maybe Dr. Fauci 'Doesn't Have All the Information'
Governor Kim Reynolds argued that perhaps federal health care officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci "can't just look at a map" and make such demands.
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Trump Says He’s ‘Choosing Not’ to Cover His Face After Announcing Guidelines Encouraging Americans to Wear Face Coverings
New CDC guidance encourages people use T-shirts, bandannas and non-medical masks to cover their faces while outdoors
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Most people recover from Covid-19. Here's why it's hard to pinpoint exactly how many
It's a question that many want answered: Exactly how many people recover from Covid-19?
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Police Impersonators 'Up to No Good' as Quarantine Rules Are Used to Defraud and Harass
Traffic stops have been reported in California and Georgia, with a spate of incidents recorded in Colorado.
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Kandi Burruss reveals ‘RHOA’ reunion to be filmed online
She also spilled the tea on their current group chat drama.
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Three important developments in the last 18 hours
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‘American Animal’ sent to prison for stealing library book turns over a new leaf
When he was 19 in 2004, Eric Borsuk and three of his friends pulled off a bizarre heist: They stole a rare original copy of Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” from a college library in Kentucky and assaulted an elderly female librarian in the process. As a result, Borsuk’s life went from regular college...
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Trump fires intelligence inspector general who helped set impeachment in motion
The president said he fired the intelligence agencies' inspector general, who gave Congress a whistleblower complaint about Trump's Ukraine dealings.
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Inside junior college star's historic decision between Louisville basketball and the NBA
He could become a primary scorer at Louisville, or a historic NBA draft pick. What is it that makes Jay Scrubb so special?       
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I’m disabled and need a ventilator to live. Am I expendable during this pandemic?
The author, Alice Wong. | Courtesy of Eddie Hernandez Photography As medical rationing becomes a reality, “quality of life” measures threaten disabled people like me. It is a strange time to be alive as an Asian American disabled person who uses a ventilator. The coronavirus pandemic in the United States has disrupted and destabilized individual lives and institutions. For many disabled, sick, and immunocompromised people like myself, we have always lived with uncertainty and are skilled in adapting to hostile circumstances in a world that was never designed for us in the first place. Want to avoid touching door handles by hitting the automatic door opener with your elbow? You can thank the Americans with Disabilities Act and the disabled people who made it happen. Technology, accessibility, and a hardcore will to live shaped me into a cyborg oracle ready to spill some hot truths. I am tethered to and embedded with a number of things that keep me alive: a power wheelchair, a non-invasive ventilator that is connected to my chair’s battery, a mask that goes over my nose attached to a tube, metal rods fused to my spine. How I sound, move, and look elicits pity and discomfort by many in public. This is the norm. My family and I have been sheltering in place for over three weeks in San Francisco. As news warnings of overcrowding in hospitals and scarce resources push hospitals to consider rationing care, I’m deeply concerned. Already, disability rights groups have filed complaints that some states, such as Alabama and Washington, are making triage recommendations that discriminate against people with disabilities. While the federal health department’s Office of Civil Rights released a bulletin on non-discrimination during the pandemic, I’m still worried. The ethical frameworks for rationing often put people like me at the bottom of the list. Bioethicists and philosophers like Peter Singer, a utilitarian philosopher infamous in the disability community as someone who advocates for our erasure, have applied cool, rational, elegant arguments and thought exercises on who should live and die during crises like this. But where are the disabled doctors, bioethicists, and philosophers in this global conversation? They actually exist and need to be heard and involved, like Dr. Joseph A. Stramondo from San Diego State University, who wrote a blog post for The American Journal of Bioethics about triage and the coronavirus: ...there is a significant body of empirical evidence showing that there is a substantial gap between a disabled person’s self-assessment and how their quality of life is judged by folks that have never experienced their disability. Some prominent bioethicists even refer to this as the “disability paradox.” To me, there is little paradoxical about disabled people valuing their own life more than it is valued by non-disabled people making judgments based on stereotype and stigma. To conceptualize it as paradoxical is to wrongly assume that disability inevitably diminishes well-being. Eugenics isn’t a relic from World War II; it’s alive today, embedded in our culture, policies, and practices. It is imperative that experts and decision-makers include and collaborate with communities disproportionately impacted by systemic medical racism, ageism, and ableism, among other biases. The debates on health care rationing unveil how our society devalues vulnerable populations. Draft guidelines from various states and health systems identified people with dementia, cancer, intellectual disabilities, and many other pre-existing conditions as those who will not benefit from treatment compared to younger, healthier, non-disabled people. Dr. James Keany, an ER physician at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California, was quoted recently in the Los Angeles Times: “As it stands in the US, if your family member is adamant that you would want everything done and you’re 90 years old, wearing a diaper, severely demented, you would get put on a ventilator ... Most countries consider that malpractice because what are you saving that person for?” Everything is personal and political for me. I know people with cognitive and developmental disabilities. I use disposable briefs when needed and require total assistance with my personal care such as eating, dressing, and bathing. Were I to contract coronavirus, I imagine a doctor might read my chart, look at me, and think I’m a waste of their efforts and precious resources that never should have been in shortage to begin with. He might even take my ventilator for other patients who have a better shot at survival than me. All of these hard choices doctors have to make primarily hurt those hit hardest, not the people who present as worthy investments of scarce resources. Who gets to make these hard choices and who bears the brunt of them is a matter of inequality and discrimination toward protected classes. Even the notion of “quality of life” as a measurable standard is based on assumptions that a “good” healthy life is one without disability, pain, and suffering. I live with all three intimately and I feel more vital than ever at this point in time, because of my experiences and relationships. Vulnerable “high-risk” people are some of the strongest, most interdependent, and most resilient people around. We may still face significant disparities in political power, which results in being left out of policymaking, but we know how to show up for each other. Disabled communities, queer communities, and communities of color have been hustling and providing mutual aid since time began. Many of us know the safety net has gaping holes and the state will not save us, so we’re going to save ourselves with abundance, wisdom, joy, and love. Disabled people are not acceptable collateral damage in this pandemic. I want to believe that the future is not just mine, but ours. When one of us falls through the cracks, we all suffer and lose something. Time and ventilators are scarce, but we have the creativity, moral courage, and collective power to shape a world that has space for all of us. Alice Wong is a disabled activist and editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Vintage Books coming out on June 30, 2020.
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Zibby Owens is keeping influential book club alive with online salons 
Zibby Owens of the popular podcast “Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books” normally enjoys hosting monthly book events at her New York City apartment, where a mix of authors and readers meet, mingle and discuss books and life. But these aren’t really meet-and-mingle times, so when New Yorkers started sheltering in place, Owens decided...
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Could small business insurance cover Coronavirus?
Famed restauranteur Thomas Keller wants to set the legal precedent that businesses forced to shutter for the virus should be covered by their 'interruption insurance.'
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Heads Bow And Sirens Wail As China Observes Day Of Mourning Amid Pandemic
More than 3,300 people have died of COVID-19 in China since the coronavirus surfaced there late last year. On Saturday, residents expressed their grief for the neighbors they've lost so far.
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At 37, Stephen Thompson says he's as good as he's ever been – if not better
At one point, some started to wonder if Stephen Thompson still had it. That quickly changed after his most recent performance.        Related StoriesReport: Dana White among 10 sports commissioners participating in COVID-19 conference call with President Donald TrumpMichelle Waterson hails Weili-Jedrzejczyk battle as perfect showcase for UFC's strawweightsPetr Yan not interested in Dominick Cruz: 'I thought he retired and became a TV commentator already' 
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Coronavirus spread in prison won't stay behind bars
What happens to the prison and jail populations in the midst of a pandemic - both prisoners and workers - likely won't remain confined inside the prison walls.
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RFK granddaughter took family to Maryland to escape coronavirus, husband says
The granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy had taken her family to Maryland and was staying at her mother’s house to escape the coronavirus, her grieving husband said.
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Global economy screeches to a halt as coronavirus job losses take toll
The shock of the coronavirus is hitting the economy like another Great Depression — and Americans aren’t alone in their misery. A tsunami of job losses and welfare claims in Britain, the European Union and Asia in the last two weeks parallel the 10 million unemployment claims in the US as businesses around the world...
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Trump Fires Intelligence Watchdog Who First Told Congress of Whistleblower Complaint
The president informed Congress of the move late on Friday night in the middle of the coronavirus crisis.
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Coronavirus pandemic causing massive increase in hungry families, Feeding America CEO says
The growing coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a significant rise in demand from the charitable food system in America, as the nations faces rising unemployment, school closures and rising poverty due to quarantine and stay-at-home orders -- but Feeding American is trying to make sure that nobody goes hungry during the crisis. 
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Lives to remember: People we lost to coronavirus
Here are just some of the coronavirus pandemic's many victims: who they were, and the lives they touched.
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Mark Cuban flirting with 2020 presidential bid in post-coronavirus 'America 2.0'
The billionaire entrepreneur has had some interesting ideas about America's future, and they might include president.
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Live updates: 93,000 could become infected in D.C., mayor says, as cases in DMV rise to 5,535
See the latest coronavirus news and developments Saturday in the Washington, D.C., region.
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Los Angeles prosecutors charge ‘non-essential’ shops for staying open
Los Angeles prosecutors hit four shops with criminal charges for refusing to close during the shutdown orders imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to a report. The move marks the first time the city has filed charges against stores for violating the “Safer at Home” order requiring “non-essential” businesses to close during...
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Walmart to limit customers in stores to encourage social distancing
Walmart will begin limiting the number of customers inside stores Saturday to encourage social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Only five customers per 1,000 feet will be allowed in, and workers will be tasked with admitting them one-by-one into the store, according to Reuters. “While many of our customers have been following the advice of...
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Knifeman in Southern France Kills 2, Injures Others in Attack
French officials said they are evaluating whether the attack was motivated by terrorism
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Coronavirus in NY: Businesses board up windows with no end to lockdown in sight
Plywood covers the windows of Dylan Murphy’s, an Upper East Side bar. “We are all in this together,” reads the spraypainted message. “Stay home. Save lives.” The watering hole isn’t the only New York business barricading itself to try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus since Gov. Andrew Cuomo put a lockdown in...
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