As cases surge, 3 in 4 US hospitals already facing COVID-19
Three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, according to a federal report that finds hospitals expect to be overwhelmed as cases rocket toward their projected peak.
Trump tempers officials' grave assessments with optimismThe U.S. surgeon general says that Americans should brace for levels of tragedy reminiscent of the Sept. 11 attacks and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, while the nation's infectious disease chief warned that the new coronavirus may never be completely eradicated from the globe.
White House pushes unproven drug for virus; doctors waryPresident Donald Trump and his administration kept up their out-sized promotion Monday of an anti-malaria drug not yet officially approved for fighting the new coronavirus, even though scientists say more testing is needed before it's proven safe and effective against COVID-19.
Coronavirus patients rush to join studies of Gilead drugThe new coronavirus made Dr. Jag Singh a patient at his own hospital. His alarm grew as he saw an X-ray of his pneumonia-choked lungs and colleagues asked his wishes about life support while wheeling him into Massachusetts General's intensive care unit.
Wisconsin governor orders delay of Tuesday election to JuneWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday issued an executive order to delay the state's presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, a move that will almost certainly prompt a court challenge and inject new uncertainty about whether the election will move forward.
After virus, how will Americans' view of the world change?As the coronavirus spread across the world and began its reach into the United States, an assortment of Americans from the president on down summoned one notion as they framed the emerging cataclysm.
Virus deaths slow in places, British PM's condition worsensThe steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition deteriorated.
Trump sees limits of presidency in avoiding blame for virusPresident Donald Trump is confronting the most dangerous crisis a U.S. leader has faced this century as the coronavirus spreads and a once-vibrant economy falters.
Japan to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, other areasJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns.
From Iran's hot zone, Afghans flee home, spreading virusThe massive influx of returnees, who are going back untested and unmonitored to cities, towns and villages around the country, threatens to create a greater outbreak in Afghanistan that could overwhelm its health infrastructure wrecked by decades of war.
Lives Lost: A man loved by many, a death at 80 alone in RomeNothing in the way Enrico Giacomoni lived during his 80-plus years in Rome corresponded to the way he died: alone.
Polish government fails to secure support for postal electionUncertainty over whether Poland will hold a postal presidential election during the coronavirus pandemic deepened Monday after a deputy prime minister resigned, leaving the ruling party without enough votes to approve an exclusively mail-in ballot.
South Africa's TB, HIV history prepares it for virus testingSouth Africa, one of the world's most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new coronavirus, may have an advantage in the outbreak, honed during years battling HIV and tuberculosis: the know-how and infrastructure to conduct mass testing.
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