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Flattening the curve on coronavirus: What California and Washington can teach the world

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:04:05 -0400

New data suggests the two West Coast states may have slowed the spread of coronavirus. How they did it.



The Most Perfect Mother's Day Gifts For $50 or Less

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:07:00 -0400

An FBI report about China‚??s involvement with scientific research in the U.S. has raised alarms. While the report refers broadly to foreign researchers, all three cases cited involve Chinese nationals.



Chicago prepares for the coronavirus storm, hoping to stay above the surge

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 08:00:21 -0400

Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, says that Trump administration officials declined an offer of early Congressional funding assistance that he and other senators made during a meeting to discuss the coronavirus on Feb. 5. 



COVID-19 and pregnancy: What we know so far

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:28:53 -0400

A California couple waiting to adopt a child in India was days away from completion when the country's coronavirus lockdown brought the process to a halt. 



The view from the ER: 'We're all drowning'

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 18:06:01 -0400

A New York City emergency room physician compares her experience fighting COVID-19 to that of post-hurricane relief efforts as the city continues to deal with waves of patients.



First he had brain cancer. Then the coronavirus struck his city. One patient‚??s perilous journey.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:33:32 -0400

When Ronnie Krensel went in for his most recent checkup following chemotherapy on March 21, it wasn‚??t anything like the ones he‚??d had before. Upon his arrival at the Southhampton Stony Brook Hospital in Long Island, N.Y., a doctor met Krensel in a hazmat suit in a large tent outside the facility, where he was asked ‚??a series of rapid-fire questions‚?Ě and then sent to a negative-pressure room, which prevents cross-contamination, for his visit.¬†



Trump campaign cites report claiming suicide hotline calls have spiked 300%. The hotline says that's false.

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:44:54 -0400

Hours after a Fox News interview in which he downplayed a national shortage of hospital ventilators to treat patients infected with the coronavirus, President Trump fired off a number of tweets Friday blaming General Motors and its CEO, Mary Barra, for not manufacturing more of them.



Americans masking up against coronavirus ‚?? 'no harm to it,' Trump says

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:53:25 -0400

With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 surging nationwide and health officials warning that, even in a best-case scenario, deaths from the disease could top 100,000 in the U.S., the government is reviewing its guidance on the use of face masks by the general population.



What impact will coronavirus have on climate change?

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:59:02 -0400

Worldwide efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus have caused a massive drop in global emissions. Does the pandemic present an opportunity to accelerate the fight against climate change?



Liberty University students choose sides after fallout from coronavirus reporting

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:30:48 -0400

The New York Times reported this week that almost a dozen Liberty University students have come down with COVID-19 symptoms since the school reopened last week. But Liberty University officials have since pushed back on these claims, calling the Times story ‚??fake news‚?Ě. Now, students are choosing sides in who they believe is telling the truth.



As the scale of the coronavirus threat crystallizes, a comedian with a Trump impression takes off

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:58:37 -0400

‚??It‚??s crazy,‚?Ě J-L Cauvin said during an interview on the Yahoo News "Skullduggery" podcast. ‚??It‚??s like eight years of a career shot into your vein in 72 hours.‚?Ě



Trump says Democrats' push for expanded voting threatens Republicans

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:26:01 -0400

President Trump on Monday criticized attempts by Democrats in Congress to expand voting access for the presidential election in the fall, saying increased voter turnout would keep Republicans from getting elected.



Is $2 trillion enough to save the economy?

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:11:36 -0400

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharpened her criticism of President Trump‚??s early dismissal of the coronavirus, saying the delay cost American lives. She criticized the president's initial response to the virus during a Sunday morning interview on CNN.



Hospitals preparing for life-and-death decisions on who gets ventilators during coronavirus pandemic, medical ethicist says

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:38:35 -0400

Many hospitals are putting together triage committees made up of doctors and ethicists who can help individual frontline doctors and nurses make on-the-spot decisions about where a needed ventilator should go, according to a leading medical ethicist.



Coronavirus pandemic sparks new calls for personal surveillance, and concerns

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:48:47 -0400

As countries around the world look for ways to track coronavirus infections using people‚??s personal smartphones, privacy experts and technologists warn the U.S. government faces an uphill battle to put such surveillance into practice.



Confirmed coronavirus cases reach one million worldwide

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:53:01 -0400

The first reported cases came from China in December, eventually spreading to nearly every other country on earth over the ensuing three months.



Trump sees 'hard days' ahead in coronavirus fight, with as many as 240,000 Americans dead

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:05:00 -0400

Nearly a quarter million people in the United States could die as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Trump administration officials said Tuesday. 



Are coronavirus statistics reliable?

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 18:24:36 -0400

In recents weeks, an intense amount of intention has been placed on data about of coronavirus cases and deaths. Are these numbers accurate enough to be building public policy on?



In the coronavirus pandemic, carbon emissions have fallen, but climate change remains an existential threat

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:00:02 -0400

Distilleries of all shapes and sizes are now joining the fight against COVID-19.



The coronavirus 'crisis found me,' says Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:16:43 -0400

Last Saturday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan closed the state‚??s beaches, leaving the state's 7,719 miles of shoreline to piping plovers and sand crabs.



Will the restaurant industry survive coronavirus?

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:43:53 -0400

The coronavirus pandemic has forced restaurants across the country to close or dramatically limit their business. Will the industry survive the outbreak?



Coronavirus has some unlikely frontline heroes: Grocery store workers

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:41:16 -0400

While the worsening coronavirus pandemic has shuttered most businesses nationwide to promote social distancing, grocery stores have remained open, pushing their employees, whether they like it or not, to the frontlines in a public health emergency.



No, it's not public health versus the economy

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 09:03:28 -0400

The promise of coronavirus testing at local pharmacies, which President Trump implied was at hand on a large scale, remains unrealized.



CDC's 'disease detectives' are on the coronavirus case 

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:00:41 -0400

While the Washington State Department of Health had prepared a plan for the arrival of the virus in January, it assumed it still had weeks before the disease would reach the U.S.¬†‚??In three days, the plan was trashed. We went through every step,‚?Ě Marcia Goldoft, a clinical epidemiologist with the Washington State DOH, told Yahoo News. ‚??I don‚??t think anyone involved has ever seen anything go this fast.‚?̬†



'He must have felt like that was the only recourse': Captain of coronavirus-stricken carrier issues urgent plea to Pentagon for help

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:45:20 -0400

The letter amounts to a desperate appeal to his chain of command to get most of his sailors off the ship, where the virus is spreading out of control, and into individual quarantine lodgings that are based on federal guidelines.



Makeshift hospitals transform NYC as it battles coronavirus pandemic 

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:21:02 -0400

As cases of COVID-19 in New York City continue to climb, makeshift emergency field hospitals are popping up and transforming some of the city‚??s most iconic sites.



Political realities may dilute GOP opposition to mail-in voting amid coronavirus

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:05:13 -0400

Congressional Republicans have resisted allocating the billions of dollars experts say are necessary to implement nationwide mail-in voting ahead of the presidential election.



A national lockdown to stop coronavirus? Trump is 'thinking about doing that'

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 20:57:35 -0400

President Trump shied away Wednesday from issuing domestic travel restrictions or a national lockdown to try and beat back the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic that, in a best case scenario, is expected to kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans.



Pelosi: Trump's downplaying of coronavirus has cost American lives

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:20:50 -0400

In a world desperate for good news about the coronavirus, a dip in global carbon emissions caused by the outbreak‚??s economic downturn might be seen as a silver lining. But climate scientists and policy experts aren‚??t encouraged.¬† ¬†



What Andrew Cuomo knows

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:10:24 -0400

The last time New York faced a crisis of this magnitude, Andrew Cuomo almost destroyed his career.



Birx warns of coming coronavirus hot spots across the U.S.

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:28:28 -0400

Louisiana is poised to become the next epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, White House officials said Thursday, citing new data that shows that 26 percent of the tests for COVID-19 in that state in recent days have come back positive.



Suspected SARS virus and flu samples found in luggage: FBI report describes China's 'biosecurity risk'

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:45:26 -0400

One of the fallacies being circulated in this pandemic is the idea that public health principles conflict with economic growth. That might be true in the very short run while economies are stalled, but the long run shows exactly the opposite.



Cheers! Distillers do their part to fight coronavirus by bottling hand sanitizer, not gin

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 08:01:22 -0400

Chicago health care providers have been preparing since January for a potential surge of patients due to the increasingly wide spread of COVID-19.



Americans stranded in India fear for their safety and wonder when they can return home

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:04:38 -0400

A large majority of Americans disagree with President Trump that the nation‚??s battle against the coronavirus is winding down and that normal economic activity should resume sooner rather than later, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.



DHS moves its National Operations Center off site after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:00:13 -0400

The Department of Homeland Security‚??s National Operations Center is relocating today after a member of its team tested positive for COVID-19, according to an internal DHS document obtained by Yahoo News.¬†



Senator says White House turned down emergency coronavirus funding in early February

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:33:19 -0400

President Trump used his daily coronavirus to attack Democratic governors who in his estimation had shown insufficient gratitude for his administration‚??s response to the pandemic.



Trump touts TV ratings of coronavirus briefings

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 15:50:32 -0400

Congress approved the biggest stimulus bill in American history to counteract the economic impact of coronavirus. Is $2 trillion enough?



Nationwide mail-in voting faces major obstacles despite coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Chris Murphy warns

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:20:40 -0400

As the need for physicians has increased, many qualified medical school seniors each year ‚?? and this year is no exception ‚?? fail to acquire a residency position in a hospital, a requirement for beginning a practice.



Coronavirus: News and live updates

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:28:03 -0400

The latest news and information on the pandemic from Yahoo News reporters in the United States and around the world.



The coronavirus pandemic is straining hospitals, but many medical school grads can't get jobs

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:49:05 -0400

An email sent by the Trump campaign this week cited a news story claiming that the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has experienced a 300 percent increase in call volume, but representatives for the organizations responsible for handling those calls say that figure is incorrect. 



Science at work in the age of coronavirus: What will we learn from it?

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:06:25 -0400

Dr. Anthony Fauci wants to study hydroxychloroquine in a systematic way to determine if it is safe to take for the coronavirus ‚?? and if it actually works. President Trump for his part has been excitedly talking it up, belligerently demanding of skeptics, ‚??What do you have to lose?‚?Ě



New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: 59 percent of Americans say Trump's Easter timeline is 'too soon' to restart economy

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:58:38 -0400


One way to hold down coronavirus toll: Pretend it isn't happening

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:26:33 -0400

Some conservative commentators have begun questioning the reported death tolls and hospitalizations caused by COVID-19.



Trump tweets blame in all directions over ventilators for coronavirus, except at himself

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:37:54 -0400

Pregnant women across the United States are wondering how COVID-19 could affect them and their babies. They also want to know how health professionals are making sure they stay safe and healthy. To get some answers, Yahoo News spoke to Dr. Lance Bruck, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women‚??s Health at Jersey City Medical Center, in New Jersey.



Coronavirus poses special risk to millions of Americans with diabetes

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:39:43 -0400

As the worsening coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country, millions of Americans living with diabetes face heightened risks from COVID-19.



'Protective bubbles': How two Army generals stopped the spread of coronavirus among their soldiers

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 05:00:47 -0400

Two Army generals took critical actions early to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Asia and Europe from spreading to military bases.



There are 67,000 pharmacies in the United States. Only 5 are testing for the coronavirus.

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 05:00:55 -0400

President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday and repeatedly bragged about the television ratings of his near-daily coronavirus press briefings.



Are pot and guns essential in a pandemic?

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:44:57 -0400

As states and cities shut down all nonessential businesses to stop the spread of coronavirus, pot shops and gun stores are staying open in some places. Are they really essential?



Trump demands appreciation from governors for coronavirus response

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:31:42 -0400

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy says that it will be difficult for states to switch to mail-in voting in time for the presidential election in November.



Two years before coronavirus, CDC warned of a coming pandemic

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 05:01:13 -0400

Long before the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, and then soon spread to nearly every country on Earth, a conference in 2018 offered proof that epidemiologists at the CDC and other institutions were aware that a new pandemic was poised to strike.