Month: March 2020

Carnival Cruise Line’s Fascination ship. Getty Images Carnival is issuing $6 billion in stock and debt as the beleaguered cruise ship company tries to shore up its finances after suspending operations following COVID-19 outbreaks on at least three of its ships.  The company said Tuesday it plans to issue $1.25 billion in stock, $3 billion in
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This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: More than 782,300 Global deaths: At least 37,582 Top 5 countries: United States (161,807), Italy (101,739), Spain (87,956), China (82,198), and Germany (66,885) The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 7:42 a.m. Beijing time. All times below are in
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state’s response to the coronavirus at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif., Monday, March 23, 2020. Rich Pedroncelli | AP California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new effort dubbed the California Health Corps to get thousands of new health care workers out into the field
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A view of an empty street in the French Quarter amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on March 27, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chris Graythen | Getty Images The governors of Louisiana and Michigan, two emerging hot spots for the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., warned their state health systems are straining amid a surge
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo demonstrates how a “bag valve mask” works at a press conference Saturday, March 28. Governor’s office, press conference Coronavirus patients in New York will have to resort to using bag valve masks if the Empire State doesn’t have enough ventilators, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference on Saturday. The state
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Kyle Matson and Tracy Meng had to postpone their March 28th wedding in Kauai, Hawaii. Source: Evan Chung Tracy Meng and Kyle Matson had planned to get married Saturday, March 28. Instead, they’re hosting a Zoom ceremony. Welcome to the new normal. Meng, 32, a vice president at Checkout.com and Matson, 32, Chief of Staff at Robinhood, had
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Red tape displayed on stools act as social distancing markers at a food market in the district of Whampoa in Singapore, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Bloomberg Singapore has announced stiff fines and jail for those who do not observe social distancing measures put in place to contain the coronavirus outbreak. According to a press release from
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Donated blood is collected at Bloodworks Northwest on March 17, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Karen Ducey | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration will allow doctors across the country to begin using plasma donated by coronavirus survivors to treat patients who are critically ill with the virus, under new emergency protocols approved Tuesday. The
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces plans to convert the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattans West Side into a field hospital as Coronavirus cases continue to rise on March 23, 2020 in New York. Bryan R. Smith | AFP | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a “troubling and astronomical” number of coronavirus
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This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 7:56 am: No more votes expected Monday after US Senate coronavirus stimulus bill fails again There will be no more Senate votes Monday on a massive stimulus package as Democrats and Republicans continue to negotiate terms, two Senate aides
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Anxiety is leading to fear and panic! Hope and good news is on the way! Researchers and doctors in France, South Korea and the United States are using the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with azithromycin (brand name: Zithromax or Z-Pak), which is prescribed for upper respiratory infections. President Trump has announced a national trial,
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Researchers in Australia recently examined whether the current popularity and perceived benefits of nature play are justified by any scientific evidence. Nature play is an increasingly popular design theme for children’s playgrounds.  Whereas traditional playgrounds consist of equipment such as slides and swings, nature play playgrounds are full of natural components such as rocks, ponds,
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Clinical trials are currently underway to investigate the effectiveness of bevacizumab for the treatment of COVID-19, with results expected as early as May 2020. The outbreak and rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has resulted in the worldwide search for a viable treatment option. There are several drug candidates currently being investigated to treat
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Currently, about 30,000 people with paralysis are candidates for exoskeletons, and the number is growing by about 18,000 every year. Increasing usage approvals for exoskeletons in the medical industry have encouraged companies to invest more toward research and development. ReWalk Wearable robots are helping people with paralysis walk again. Over the last few years, there
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