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Coronavirus may cause some food shortages, says government document

Coronavirus may cause some food shortages, says government document The nation could begin to see food shortages for some products if the people working on the supply chain lack personal protective equipment, warns an internal Trump administration document obtained by Yahoo News.

Are the White House coronavirus briefings about to create another media star?

Are the White House coronavirus briefings about to create another media star? Now comes Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, a no-nonsense logistician plucked from the Pentagon's Joint Staff to take charge of the procurement and distribution of urgently needed medical equipment.

As coronavirus ravages Spain, doctors get a grim order on 'futility of care' for the very old and very sick

As coronavirus ravages Spain, doctors get a grim order on 'futility of care' for the very old and very sick A document circulated by the health department of Catalonia recommends that emergency teams and health care workers stop using ventilators for patients older than 80, and further recommends that extremely ill victims of COVID-19 be allowed to die at home rather than being taken to the hospital.

Facing coronavirus, poverty is a preexisting condition

Facing coronavirus, poverty is a preexisting condition The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all Americans, but it is hitting the poor the hardest, in part because those workers simply can't afford to adhere to social distancing restrictions if it means going without a paycheck.

Schiff proposes postelection 9/11-style commission to study coronavirus response

Schiff proposes postelection 9/11-style commission to study coronavirus response Rep. Adam Schiff's proposal for a 9/11-style commission to study the nation's response to the coronavirus outbreak "is not an exercise in casting blame or scoring political points, but something that the American people should rightly expect from their government as an exercise in accountability," he said.

Coronavirus: News and live updates

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

'Protective bubbles': How 2 Army generals stopped the spread of coronavirus among their soldiers

'Protective bubbles': How 2 Army generals stopped the spread of coronavirus among their soldiers Two Army generals took critical actions early to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Asia and Europe from spreading to military bases.

Senator says outside pressure will move GOP toward expanding ballot access during coronavirus pandemic

Senator says outside pressure will move GOP toward expanding ballot access during coronavirus pandemic It may be true that planning for the fall election will not defeat the coronavirus, but it is a way of responding to it.

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

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

Are coronavirus statistics reliable?

Are coronavirus statistics reliable? 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?

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

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

Confirmed coronavirus cases reach one million worldwide

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

Coronavirus poses special risk to millions of Americans with diabetes

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

Trump touts low oil prices, as well as high oil prices, crediting his 'friend' the Saudi prince

Trump touts low oil prices, as well as high oil prices, crediting his 'friend' the Saudi prince The day after boasting that gasoline prices could fall to under $1 a gallon, President Trump said he had arranged a deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia that would lead to substantially higher oil prices.

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

As the scale of the coronavirus threat crystallizes, a comedian with a Trump impression takes off "It's crazy," 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."

Coronavirus is a global pandemic. Here's what that looks like in augmented reality.

Coronavirus is a global pandemic. Here's what that looks like in augmented reality. To see how pervasive COVID-19 has become - more than 171 countries currently have at least one positive patient - we are tracking active cases on a 3D map.

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

Flattening the curve on coronavirus: What California and Washington can teach the world New data suggests the two West Coast states may have slowed the spread of coronavirus. How they did it.

Two years before coronavirus, CDC warned of a coming pandemic

Two years before coronavirus, CDC warned of a coming pandemic 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.

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

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

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

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

First he had brain cancer. Then the coronavirus struck his city. One patient's perilous journey. 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" and then sent to a negative-pressure room, which prevents cross-contamination, for his visit. 

What impact will coronavirus have on climate change?

What impact will coronavirus have on climate change? 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?

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

Americans masking up against coronavirus - 'no harm to it,' Trump says 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.

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

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

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

CDC's 'disease detectives' are on the coronavirus case  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," 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." 

One Free Press Coalition's '10 Most Urgent' list, April 2020

One Free Press Coalition's '10 Most Urgent' list, April 2020 Yahoo News is a member of the One Free Press Coalition and is publishing the group's latest "10 Most Urgent" list below to highlight the increasingly dangerous climate for journalism and free expression around the world in an effort to roll back repressive anti-press policies.

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

Trump sees 'hard days' ahead in coronavirus fight, with as many as 240,000 Americans dead Nearly a quarter million people in the United States could die as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Trump administration officials said Tuesday. 

Makeshift hospitals transform NYC as it battles coronavirus pandemic 

Makeshift hospitals transform NYC as it battles coronavirus pandemic  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

Political realities may dilute GOP opposition to mail-in voting amid coronavirus Congressional Republicans have resisted allocating the billions of dollars experts say are necessary to implement nationwide mail-in voting ahead of the presidential election.

Will the restaurant industry survive coronavirus?

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

Liberty University students choose sides after fallout from coronavirus reporting

Liberty University students choose sides after fallout from coronavirus reporting 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". Now, students are choosing sides in who they believe is telling the truth.

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

One way to hold down coronavirus toll: Pretend it isn't happening Some conservative commentators have begun questioning the reported death tolls and hospitalizations caused by COVID-19.

Coronavirus pandemic sparks new calls for personal surveillance, and concerns

Coronavirus pandemic sparks new calls for personal surveillance, and concerns 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.

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

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

What Andrew Cuomo knows

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

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

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

Coronavirus has some unlikely frontline heroes: Grocery store workers

Coronavirus has some unlikely frontline heroes: Grocery store workers 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.

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

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

Are pot and guns essential in a pandemic?

Are pot and guns essential in a pandemic? 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, Cuomo and the mystery of the missing masks

Trump, Cuomo and the mystery of the missing masks Earlier this month, Cuomo said that people were stealing face masks and other equipment needed to fight the coronavirus from area hospitals. On Monday, the New York governor dismissed a similar claim by the president.

Trump says Democrats' push for expanded voting threatens Republicans

Trump says Democrats' push for expanded voting threatens Republicans 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.

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

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

No, it's not public health versus the economy

No, it's not public health versus the economy 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.

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

There are 67,000 pharmacies in the United States. Only 5 are testing for the coronavirus. The promise of coronavirus testing at local pharmacies, which President Trump implied was at hand on a large scale, remains unrealized.

Trump to extend coronavirus distancing guidelines until April 30

Trump to extend coronavirus distancing guidelines until April 30 Abandoning his hope that the country could end its lockdown restrictions by Easter, which will be celebrated in two weeks, President Trump said on Sunday that intensive measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic would continue until the end of April.

Trump touts TV ratings of coronavirus briefings

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

Is $2 trillion enough to save the economy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers! Distillers do their part to fight coronavirus by bottling hand sanitizer, not gin Distilleries of all shapes and sizes are now joining the fight against COVID-19.

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