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E.U. Adopts Groundbreaking Stimulus to Fight Coronavirus Recession

BRUSSELS — After nearly five days of intense haggling, European Union leaders early on Tuesday stepped up to confront one of the gravest challenges in the bloc’s history, agreeing to a landmark spending package to rescue their economies from the ravages of the pandemic. The 750 billion euro ($857 billion) stimulus agreement, spearheaded by Chancellor […]

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To Fight the Coronavirus, You Need an Army

On June 24th, as Texas was beginning to reckon with its dramatic spike in coronavirus cases, I received a phone call from an alarmed friend. He’d heard a rumor about Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital, where I work as an internist: apparently, it was so full of patients that some seeking treatment for COVID-19 were lining […]

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To fight coronavirus spread, keep doing what you’re doing, state health official says

TAMPA — Residents “have to continue what we’re doing” to stem the spread of coronavirus, said the top state health official for Hillsborough County. Dr. Douglas Holt, director of the state Health Department for Hillsborough County, on Thursday thanked the public for wearing masks, and practicing social distancing and good hygiene habits. Despite continued public […]

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Opinion | How Republicans Can Take the Lead in the Coronavirus Fight

The coronavirus is still raging, particularly in states like Texas, Arizona and Florida. We already know what it takes to beat it. We just need to do it. As infection rates rapidly rise in many red states, Senate Republicans can and should legislate to protect their constituents and their country. It’s good politics to save […]

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Opinion | America Is Too Broken to Fight the Coronavirus

When coronavirus cases started exploding on the East Coast in March, there were devastating failures by Democratic leaders. New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, not only forced nursing homes to take back residents who’d been hospitalized for the coronavirus, he barred them from testing the residents to see if they were still infected. As ProPublica reported, […]

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Vitamin K found in some cheeses could help fight Covid-19, study suggests | Medical research

Patients who have died or been admitted to intensive care with Covid-19 have been found to be deficient in a vitamin found in spinach, eggs, and hard and blue cheeses, raising hopes that dietary change might be one part of the answer to combating the disease. Researchers studying patients who were admitted to the Canisius […]

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Hospitals at center of fight over liability protections in coronavirus relief bill

The issue of liability protections has been a major sticking point in crafting another trillion-dollar-plus coronavirus relief bill aimed primarily at buoying devastated state and local budgets. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy have called legal protections for employers “absolutely essential” to striking a deal, arguing that excessive lawsuits could […]

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Canada: One million respirators acquired from China unfit for coronavirus fight

The KN95 is a Chinese model similar to the N95, which is a crucial type of personal protective equipment used to defend nurses, doctors and other health workers in the fight against Covid-19. In general, Canada has authorized the KN95 for use as part of the Covid-19 response, but individual shipments are being inspected. China […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Online Concert Raises Millions for Virus Fight

“It is so important to think globally and support the World Health Organization to curb the pandemic and prevent future outbreaks,” Lady Gaga, who helped curate the all-star lineup, said at a news conference on Monday. “We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented and cultural movement.” The last two hours of the […]

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How Bubonic Plague Has Helped Russia Fight the Coronavirus

MOSCOW — In a remote alpine meadow in Kyrgyzstan a few years ago, a teenage boy killed and skinned a marmot. Five days later, his parents carried the sweating, delirious boy to a village hospital where he died of bubonic plague. Like a ghost from the medieval past, the plague still makes occasional, unwelcome appearances […]

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