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Today β€” April 1st 2020Yahoo! News Health News

Americans masking up against coronavirus β€” 'no harm to it,' Trump says

Americans masking up against coronavirus — 'no harm to it,' Trump saysWith the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 surging nationwide and health officials warning that, even in a best-case scenario, deaths from the disease could top 100,000 in the U.S., the government is reviewing its guidance on the use of face masks by the general population.


  • April 1st 2020 at 20:53

'He must have felt like that was the only recourse': Captain of coronavirus-stricken carrier issues urgent plea to Pentagon for help

'He must have felt like that was the only recourse': Captain of coronavirus-stricken carrier issues urgent plea to Pentagon for helpThe letter amounts to a desperate appeal to his chain of command to get most of his sailors off the ship, where the virus is spreading out of control, and into individual quarantine lodgings that are based on federal guidelines.


  • April 1st 2020 at 17:45

CDC's 'disease detectives' are on the coronavirus caseΒ 

CDC's 'disease detectives' are on the coronavirus case While the Washington State Department of Health had prepared a plan for the arrival of the virus in January, it assumed it still had weeks before the disease would reach the U.S. “In three days, the plan was trashed. We went through every step,” Marcia Goldoft, a clinical epidemiologist with the Washington State DOH, told Yahoo News. “I don’t think anyone involved has ever seen anything go this fast.” 


  • April 1st 2020 at 13:00

Trump sees 'hard days' ahead in coronavirus fight, with as many as 240,000 Americans dead

Trump sees 'hard days' ahead in coronavirus fight, with as many as 240,000 Americans deadNearly a quarter million people in the United States could die as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Trump administration officials said Tuesday. 


  • April 1st 2020 at 05:05

Makeshift hospitals transform NYC as it battles coronavirus pandemicΒ 

Makeshift hospitals transform NYC as it battles coronavirus pandemic As cases of COVID-19 in New York City continue to climb, makeshift emergency field hospitals are popping up and transforming some of the city’s most iconic sites.


  • April 1st 2020 at 02:21

Political realities may dilute GOP opposition to mail-in voting amid coronavirus

Political realities may dilute GOP opposition to mail-in voting amid coronavirusCongressional Republicans have resisted allocating the billions of dollars experts say are necessary to implement nationwide mail-in voting ahead of the presidential election.


  • April 1st 2020 at 02:05

Will the restaurant industry survive coronavirus?

Will the restaurant industry survive coronavirus?The coronavirus pandemic has forced restaurants across the country to close or dramatically limit their business. Will the industry survive the outbreak?


  • April 1st 2020 at 00:43

Liberty University students choose sides after fallout from coronavirus reporting

Liberty University students choose sides after fallout from coronavirus reportingThe New York Times reported this week that almost a dozen Liberty University students have come down with COVID-19 symptoms since the school reopened last week. But Liberty University officials have since pushed back on these claims, calling the Times story “fake news”. Now, students are choosing sides in who they believe is telling the truth.


  • April 1st 2020 at 00:30

One way to hold down coronavirus toll: Pretend it isn't happening

One way to hold down coronavirus toll: Pretend it isn't happeningSome conservative commentators have begun questioning the reported death tolls and hospitalizations caused by COVID-19.


  • March 31st 2020 at 23:26
Yesterday β€” March 31st 2020Yahoo! News Health News

Coronavirus pandemic sparks new calls for personal surveillance, and concerns

Coronavirus pandemic sparks new calls for personal surveillance, and concernsAs countries around the world look for ways to track coronavirus infections using people’s personal smartphones, privacy experts and technologists warn the U.S. government faces an uphill battle to put such surveillance into practice.


  • March 31st 2020 at 22:48

Hospitals preparing for life-and-death decisions on who gets ventilators during coronavirus pandemic, medical ethicist says

Hospitals preparing for life-and-death decisions on who gets ventilators during coronavirus pandemic, medical ethicist saysMany hospitals are putting together triage committees made up of doctors and ethicists who can help individual frontline doctors and nurses make on-the-spot decisions about where a needed ventilator should go, according to a leading medical ethicist.


  • March 31st 2020 at 20:38

What Andrew Cuomo knows

What Andrew Cuomo knowsThe last time New York faced a crisis of this magnitude, Andrew Cuomo almost destroyed his career.


  • March 31st 2020 at 18:10

Science at work in the age of coronavirus: What will we learn from it?

Science at work in the age of coronavirus: What will we learn from it?Dr. Anthony Fauci wants to study hydroxychloroquine in a systematic way to determine if it is safe to take for the coronavirus — and if it actually works. President Trump for his part has been excitedly talking it up, belligerently demanding of skeptics, “What do you have to lose?”


  • March 31st 2020 at 17:06

Coronavirus has some unlikely frontline heroes: Grocery store workers

Coronavirus has some unlikely frontline heroes: Grocery store workersWhile the worsening coronavirus pandemic has shuttered most businesses nationwide to promote social distancing, grocery stores have remained open, pushing their employees, whether they like it or not, to the frontlines in a public health emergency.


  • March 31st 2020 at 16:41

DHS moves its National Operations Center off site after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

DHS moves its National Operations Center off site after staff member tests positive for COVID-19The Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center is relocating today after a member of its team tested positive for COVID-19, according to an internal DHS document obtained by Yahoo News. 


  • March 31st 2020 at 00:00
Before yesterdayYahoo! News Health News

Are pot and guns essential in a pandemic?

Are pot and guns essential in a pandemic?As states and cities shut down all nonessential businesses to stop the spread of coronavirus, pot shops and gun stores are staying open in some places. Are they really essential?


  • March 30th 2020 at 21:44

Trump says Democrats' push for expanded voting threatens Republicans

Trump says Democrats' push for expanded voting threatens RepublicansPresident Trump on Monday criticized attempts by Democrats in Congress to expand voting access for the presidential election in the fall, saying increased voter turnout would keep Republicans from getting elected.


  • March 30th 2020 at 19:26

Suspected SARS virus and flu samples found in luggage: FBI report describes China's 'biosecurity risk'

Suspected SARS virus and flu samples found in luggage: FBI report describes China's 'biosecurity risk'An FBI report about China’s involvement with scientific research in the U.S. has raised alarms. While the report refers broadly to foreign researchers, all three cases cited involve Chinese nationals.


  • March 30th 2020 at 16:45

No, it's not public health versus the economy

No, it's not public health versus the economyOne of the fallacies being circulated in this pandemic is the idea that public health principles conflict with economic growth. That might be true in the very short run while economies are stalled, but the long run shows exactly the opposite.


  • March 30th 2020 at 15:03
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