Inside the WHO’s early struggle to get coronavirus data from China

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus and thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus “immediately.” But in fact, Chinese officials sat on releasing the genetic map, or genome, of the deadly virus for over a week More...

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By admin On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Cuomo warns New Yorkers: “Don’t snatch defeat from the jaws of victory” in coronavirus fight

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday warned New Yorkers gathering in ongoing protests that “we don’t know the consequences of the COVID virus in mass gatherings.” As parts of the state continue More...

By admin On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Coronavirus in India still spreading fast as world’s biggest COVID-19 lockdown moves into “unlock” phase today

Commuters are seen along a road in the old City Chowk area after the government eased restrictions imposed as a preventive measure against COVID-19 infections, in Allahabad, India, June 1, 2020.  More...

By admin On Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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Facemasks through the ages, from medical aid to fashion statement

Mark Honigsbaum, a medical historian and author of books like “The Pandemic Century,” knows from face masks, going back to their first known medical use, during the Black Death – the bubonic plague More...

By admin On Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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On a ride with Peloton

Back in early March, I got a Peloton bike. I was going to do a story on the fitness company, so they gave me a loaner to try out. Then came the pandemic, and I was stuck at home – but I still had a job to More...

By admin On Saturday, May 30th, 2020
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Spike in COVID infections, possible related illnesses in kids worry parents as South Korea reopens schools

Seoul — South Korea has reported the first possible cases in Asia of the new COVID-19-linked illness in children. Two children, an 11-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, are both recovering well from what More...

By admin On Friday, May 29th, 2020
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“I don’t know where my future will go”: Beauty industry professionals face uncertain futures as states reopen

Nancy Vo boldy decided to quit her job at a Los Angeles salon to open her own back in March. But days before her grand opening, California shut down in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. Vo has scrambled More...

By admin On Friday, May 29th, 2020
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New York executive order allows store owners to deny entry to people without masks

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new executive order Thursday that will allow private store owners to refuse service to people who are not wearing a mask.  “We are giving store owners the right More...

By admin On Friday, May 29th, 2020
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Decorated combat vet who died highlights pandemic’s effect on mental health

Washington — Rory Hamill was a father of three and a decorated combat veteran in the Marines. Hamill lost his life not at war — but in a growing mental health crisis that’s being made worse by the More...

By admin On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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For many Americans, losing a job means scrambling for health insurance

When Tim Seib, a theater director who lives in Manhattan, lost not one but two jobs in March due to the shutdowns caused by the coronavirus, he found himself embarking on a different full-time pursuit: hunting More...