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Coronavirus live updates: FDA gives drugs emergency approval to treat COVID-19

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 34,000 people across the globe.The new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19, has rapidly spread to every continent except Antartica since first emerging in China back in December. There are now more than 723,000 diagnosed…read more »

Trump extends coronavirus social distancing guidelines to April 30

iStock(NEW YORK) — More than 33,000 people have died around the world as the amount of novel coronavirus cases continues to skyrocket, with the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases globally surpassing 713,000 on Sunday.The number of cases has grown exponentially in a matter of weeks. Last Thursday, there were 500,000 cases worldwide, which was double…read more »

Rhode Island reverses order to make only New York visitors self-quarantine after Cuomo threatens lawsuit

iStock(NEW YORK) — A political battle between Rhode Island and New York’s top leaders over new coronavirus precautions ended this weekend after Gov. Gina Raimondo changed her executive order that mandated New Yorkers who traveled to her state be quarantined, regardless of symptoms.Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened lawsuits against Raimondo’s March 27 order, which issued fines…read more »

Funeral homes face ‘heart-wrenching’ new normal under coronavirus

iStock(NEW YORK) — Funeral homes are learning to navigate a new normal of mourning under the novel coronavirus pandemic, as long-cherished embraces have been barred and memorials must be limited in size and scope.For Thomas Pirro Jr., a funeral director in Syracuse, New York, not being able to comfort mourners has been one of the…read more »

Coronavirus live updates: Dr. Fauci says 200,000 deaths in US possible

iStock(NEW YORK) — More than 33,000 people have been killed around the world as the amount of novel coronavirus cases continues to skyrocket with the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases globally surpassing 710,000 on Sunday.The number of cases across the globe has grown exponentially in a matter of weeks. Last Thursday there were 500,000 cases…read more »

At least 17 reported tornadoes hit Central US during severe weather outbreak

iStock(HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky.) — A major storm moving through the central U.S. brought at least 17 reported tornadoes to parts of the central U.S., eight in Iowa, three in Arkansas, one in Missouri, four in Illinois and one in Wisconsin.In Jonesboro, Arkansas, a violent tornado did damage in the town with six reported injuries. In…read more »

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