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What we know about the new coronavirus fueling worldwide anxiety

iStock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. has now confirmed four cases of the coronavirus in U.S. patients this week. Two patients are located in California, one in Washington state and one in Chicago.All of the patients had traveled to Wuhan, China, the city at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Authorities in Wuhan, China, imposed quarantine-like restrictions…read more »

5th US case of coronavirus confirmed as death toll rises to 56 in China

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Trump administration is being urged to declare a formal public health emergency as a fifth case of the deadly coronavirus in the United States was confirmed and the death toll from the disease rose to 56 in China, where officials cautioned that the spread of the never-before-seen illness appears to be…read more »

3rd US case of coronavirus confirmed as death toll rises to 56 in China

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) —  A third U.S. case of the deadly coronavirus was confirmed in California as the death toll from the disease rose to 56 in China, authorities said.The latest case of the novel virus was announced Saturday night when a patient in Orange County, California, tested positive for the virus, which has caused worldwide…read more »

Second coronavirus case confirmed in US

jarun011/iStock(CHICAGO) — A second U.S. case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in a patient in Chicago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The patient, a woman in her 60s and a Chicago resident, had traveled to Wuhan, China, in late December. She was admitted to the hospital and is in stable…read more »

These insurance companies pledged $55M to lower generic drug prices amidst national crisis

Darwin Brandis/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A coalition of health insurers pledged $55 million to help manufacture generic prescription drugs at lower prices, as the skyrocketing cost of medication has triggered a national reckoning.The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and 18 independently operated Blue Cross Blue Shield companies announced Thursday they were partnering with the nonprofit generic drug…read more »

College student quarantined in Texas with suspected coronavirus case

wellesenterprises/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Now: There are 616 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in China, and 17 people have died from it.The majority of the sickened patients are in China, with Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and the United States all confirming exported coronavirus cases.College student quarantined in TexasHealth authorities in Texas are investigating a…read more »

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