Live Coronavirus News Coverage and Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageDr. Anthony S. Fauci, center, at a coronavirus briefing earlier this month. Dr. Deborah L. Birx, behind him, leads the White House’s coronavirus task force.Credit…Al Drago for The New York Times 200,000 Americans could die even if the U.S. takes aggressive action, Fauci says. Two of the top doctors…

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Increases in self-reported mental health issues, service use in Ontario

The number of people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders in Ontario remained stable between 2002 and 2014, but the number of people self-reporting mental health issues and using mental health services has increased, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). «These findings may indicate that because of increased awareness and reduced stigma around…

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White House Airlifts Medical Supplies From China in Coronavirus Fight

WASHINGTON — A commercial aircraft carrying 80 tons of gloves, masks, gowns and other medical supplies from Shanghai touched down in New York on Sunday, the first of 22 scheduled flights that White House officials say will funnel much-needed goods to the United States by early April as it battles the world’s largest coronavirus outbreak.…

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Gargling for Coronavirus? What Science Can Tell Us

As Americans search for ways to fight the spread of the coronavirus, one popular topic that has generated interest on the internet is gargling. What’s behind the gargling claim, and is there any medical proof that gargling may help to fight coronavirus or other respiratory infections? To date, as with many things in medicine, there…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Pelosi Accuses Trump of ‘Deadly’ Denial and Governors Plead for Help; New York Mayor Says Medical Supplies Will Run Out in a Week

Here’s what you need to know: Governors plead for supplies as Nancy Pelosi attacks Trump for early ‘denial’ she called ‘deadly.’ ImageA group of nurses protested the lack of medical equipment at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx on Saturday.Credit…Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times Several Democratic governors said on Sunday that they feared…

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‘Women Will Not Be Forced to Be Alone When They Are Giving Birth’

Women preparing to give birth at some hospitals in New York City will no longer have to labor alone, state officials said Saturday. Melissa DeRosa, the secretary to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, announced that an executive order would be issued that required all hospitals in New York, both public and private, to allow women to…

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The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

WASHINGTON — Early on, the dozen federal officials charged with defending America against the coronavirus gathered day after day in the White House Situation Room, consumed by crises. They grappled with how to evacuate the United States consulate in Wuhan, China, ban Chinese travelers and extract Americans from the Diamond Princess and other cruise ships.…

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Finding Comfort in a Bottle of Familiar Wine

Like so many others, my wife and I have been self-isolating in our apartment, doing our best to stay close to our loved ones from afar, and cooking the foods that we find most comforting: split-pea soup, various bean dishes, spaghetti and meatballs, just for starters. The other night, with the soup, I opened one…

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Instacart Shoppers Plan to Strike Over Coronavirus Protections

Employees of Instacart, a tech company that delivers groceries and other household items ordered through an app, plan a nationwide strike on Monday, maintaining that the company has not provided them with supplies to protect them from being infected during the coronavirus pandemic. It is unclear how many employees might strike. The company has approximately…

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