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California Governor Says State At COVID-19 ‘Tipping Point’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California’s governor said on Monday the state was at a “tipping point” in the COVID-19 pandemic that would soon overwhelm hospitals as political leaders nationwide turn to increasingly aggressive measures to hold back the latest surge. Governor Gavin Newsom said he may clamp new “stay-at-home” orders on California’s roughly 40 million residents […]


Russia Sets Up ‘Disinfection Tunnel’ To Protect Putin From Virus, State Media Says

MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is protected from the novel coronavirus by a special disinfection tunnel that anyone visiting his residence outside Moscow must pass through, the state-controlled RIA news agency reported on Tuesday. The special tunnel, manufactured by a Russian company based in the town of Penza, has been installed at his official Novo-Ogaryovo […]


Coronavirus: New York nurses union sues state and two hospitals over dangerous conditions

The New York State Nurses Association filed suit Monday against the state and two hospital systems, alleging dangerous conditions that put health workers at risk and inflamed the country’s largest coronavirus outbreak. The union, which represents 42,000 nurses across New York, alleged that the New York Department of Health failed to provide health workers with […]

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Federal, state authorities step up efforts to prevent hoarding of chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine

Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have received much attention as potential treatments. Interest in the drugs first sparked in early March after reports of promising test results in French and Chinese studies. In the French study, researchers reported in a non-peer-reviewed draft paper that 14 of 26 Covid-19 patients in their study […]


Hawaii To Quarantine All Arrivals To The State For 14 Days To Slow Coronavirus Spread

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day quarantine starting Thursday of all people traveling to the state as part of efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus, Hawaii News Now reported. The order applies to returning residents as well as visitors. .@GovHawaii says he has signed a 2nd emergency proclamation mandating 14-day quarantine […]