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FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file, photo, a person walks in falling snow in Tokyo. Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next year, Tokyo’s cases are spiking, and the city's governor is requesting that people stay home, even hinting at a possible lockdown.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questionsBefore the Olympics were postponed, Japan appears to have the coronavirus infection contained
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John Prine Falls Critically IllThe family of John Prine said the singer-songwriter has been hospitalized since Thursday, when he began experiencing the symptoms of the new coronavirus. "His situation is critical," Prine's family said in a statement on Twitter . Fiona Prine had said on March 20 that she had tested positive, but it wasn't...
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That's No Heart Attack. It's a Case of CoronavirusWhat looks like a heart attack can really be the coronavirus—a new twist doctors are navigating as patients flow into hospitals around the world, the New York Times reports. A Brooklyn patient, for example, had a troubling heart rhythm and signs of damaged heart muscle. Doctors moved to unblock...
Newser7 hours ago
FILE - This June 15, 2019 file photo shows John Prine performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. The family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms. A message posted on Prine's Twitter page Sunday, March 29, 2020 said the “Angel from Montgomery” singer has been hospitalized since Thursday and his condition worsened on Saturday. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptomsThe family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms. A message posted on Prine's Twitter page Sunday said the “Angel from Montgomery” singer has been hospitalized since Thursday and his condition worsened on Saturday
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FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, a cyclist rides by the US Naval Ship Mercy enters the Port of Los Angeles. The 1,000-bed USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) docked at the Port of Los Angeles accepted its first patients Sunday, March 29 during its support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
California prepares for coronavirus surge in week aheadThe mayor of Los Angeles is warning that the coronavirus may become so pervasive, families ought to prepare for how they will isolate themselves at home without infecting others in their households
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World Faces 'Scary' Condom ShortageWith millions homebound during the pandemic, we don't exactly need a condom shortage—and yet it's a real risk, the Guardian reports. That's because Malaysia-based Karex Bhd, the world's biggest condom maker, had to shut its three factories for a week due to a government-imposed lockdown. The shortfall comes to...
Newser10 hours ago
March 29, 2020 Fishing is still allowed under the stay at home order in Wisconsin. While the weather was windy and wet, and the water high, a group of fisherman on the Milwaukee River in Keltzsch Park in Glendale met a with some success fishing for steelhead or rainbow trout. Here fisherman on the bank fishing. Bandanas and balaclavas filled in for medical masks and kept the anglers warm as well. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
What you need to know today about the virus outbreakPresident Donald Trump has extended the voluntary U.S. shutdown for a month, bowing to public-health experts who told him the coronavirus pandemic could claim over 100,000 lives _ or more in the U.S. if not enough is done to fight it
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Andrea Napoli, 33, takes a selfie in a hotel being used for patients recovering from coronavirus, in Rome, Sunday, March 29, 2020. Andrea Napoli, a lawyer in Rome, developed a cough and fever less than a week after Italy's premier locked down the entire nation, including the capital which had continued life as usual while the virus raged in the north. He received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 three days later. Initially, Napoli was told to quarantine at home with the warning that his condition could deteriorate suddenly, and it did. By the next day, he was hospitalized in intensive care, with X-rays confirming he had developed pneumonia. (Andrea Napoli via AP)
Fit, healthy 33-year-old recounts falling ill to coronavirusAndrea Napoli didn’t fit the usual profile of a coronavirus patient
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Coronavirus Fix Helped 'Critically Ill Patients' in ChinaA new study supports the notion that blood from recovered coronavirus patients can help others battle the disease, Fox News reports. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association , it found positive results among five "critically ill" patients in China who received an experimental plasma transfusion. Four of them...
Newser12 hours ago
Stars Join Pandemic Fundraiser on TV TonightAlicia Keys, Billie Eilish and Tim McGraw are among the stars scheduled to perform in a televised benefit tonight honoring those fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Elton John will host the commercial-free concert, to be carried at 9PM EDT on Fox, as well as iHeart radio stations. Fox said the performers...
Newser12 hours ago
New Yorker Tries Singing Out Window, Gets Classic NY ResponseCan Italy's magic be recreated on the streets of New York City? A video on Twitter suggests otherwise. In the video, posted by actor Zoe Stuckless, a man is heard singing out his window near East 93rd Street—much like quarantined Italians sang in a moving video from Siena earlier...
Newser13 hours ago
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