Alicia 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...
After two New Jersey business owners and brothers took out a $50,000 line of credit to keep their workers employed amid the coronavirus pandemic, customers began donating money to send pizzas to the people one brother calls, "truly the heroes in this whole thing." (March 29)
Vice President Mike Pence was put in charge of leading the Trump’s administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Pence said he would soon deliver a recommendation to the president about reopening the U.S. economy. President Donald Trump said closing the country has hurt the economy and wants to reopen everything by Easter. According to Reuters, Pence said the taskforce will rely on data and scientific advice to make the decision.
10 Real-Life Places You Can Experience Virtually From Your Home A simple Google search on your computer can open the virtual door to these travel destinations. 1. The ancient Great Wall of China. 2. Egypt's three Giza pyramids. 3. India's Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 4. The ancient Colosseum in Rome, Italy. 5. France's beautiful Palace of Versailles. 6. Great Britain's mysterious Stonehenge. 7. California's Yosemite National Park, home of the Half Dome. 8. America's most famous road, Route 66. 9. Italy's Sistine Chapel, which can be found in the Vatican. 10. Paris' most famous art museum, the Louvre.
President Donald Trump floated the idea of prohibiting travel in and out of the New York area. According to Reuters, the move would attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus in a state hit hard by the virus. Trump told reporters that a lot of New Yorkers are leaving the state to Florida, putting the state at risk. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called the idea “anti-American” and said he wouldn’t cooperate. He said: “I don’t think any serious governmental personality or professional would support it.”
The US could have 100,000 to 200,000 deaths before the COVID-19 pandemic is through, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. Although the projections could change, the infectious disease expert said, "We're going to have millions of cases," the Hill reports. Fauci, a member of the president's coronavirus task force,...
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of UK, Tests Positive for Coronavirus The 55-year-old leader of Britain made the announcement via Twitter on Friday. Boris Johnson, Twitter He is the first Western leader to confirm that he has contracted the virus. In a video message, Johnson reiterated that he will not turn his duties over to someone else. Boris Johnson, Twitter After pushing back against dramatic measures to curb the spread of virus in the U.K., Johnson imposed a lockdown for the nation earlier this week. Heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, also revealed this week that he has contracted the coronavirus. Queen Elizabeth II, 93, is said to be in good health.
The North American International Auto Show said that it will cancel its Detroit show because of the coronavirus pandemic and the center where it is held will likely be repurposed into a hospital
US President Donald Trump floated the idea of a quarantine as early as Saturday affecting residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for a short time to stop the spread of coronavirus from reaching states with fewer infections. (March 28)
With his approval rating at a high point , President Trump is now running nearly even with Vice President Joe Biden among voters in a new poll. As the pandemic has worsened, the president has erased most of last month's 7-point gap between the two, the Washington Post reports. Biden's lead...
About 300 people volunteered to join the search for Evelyn "Vadie" Sides, a redheaded 4-year-old who'd been reported missing Wednesday in rural Alabama, near Auburn University. About 48 hours later, they found her, unharmed, in a wooded area with her dog, WSFA reports. "No words are capable of describing everyone’s...
US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was considering a type of enforceable quarantine to prevent people in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut from traveling. (March 28)
Lyft encourages its drivers to work for Amazon “to earn additional income right now.” According to Gizmodo, the driving service has faced a drop in demand for ride because of COVID-19. The company partnered with Amazon to help its drivers offset some of the financial issues created by the crisis. They are encouraging their employees to apply for roles in Amazon warehouses, packing groceries or delivering packages. Lyft said it would compensate drivers diagnosed with coronavirus or forced to go into quarantine.
Concerns about the coronavirus are changing the way democracy works in the U.S. In state capitols across the country, lawmakers have ditched decorum and sidestepped traditional public meeting requirements to abide by “social distancing" directives
Can Coronavirus Live on Shoes? The COVID-19 pandemic has already raised questions about how long the virus can live on clothing. But what about shoes? Shoes are points of contact in crowded areas, such as grocery stores. According to public health specialist Carol Winner, there is no evidence that coronavirus enters our homes via shoes. Carol Winner, via HuffPost However, there is evidence that the virus can live on surfaces, which may include shoes depending on the material. Carol Winner, via HuffPost
Homemade face masks are not as effective as surgical masks or N95 respirators. But, according to Business Insider, some experts say they're better than nothing when it comes to slowing the spread of the coronavirus. With health care workers faced with a shortage of medical supplies, like masks and respirators, many people are making masks at home. Layers and making sure there's a snug seal over the mouth and nose are key to making an effective mask.
Twitter has deleted a post by Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney, that contained false information about a treatment for COVID-19 and the governor of Michigan. The tweet was replaced with the message, "This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules," Mediaite reports. Giuliani had quoted a post by Charlie Kirk, a...
Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus The Clarence House released a statement confirming the diagnosis. The Clarence House, via statement The prince's wife, Camilla, does not have the virus. The Clarence House, via statement Due to his hectic schedule, it is not yet known how and where the Prince of Wales came in contact with the virus. The Queen, who last saw Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on March 12, is "following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare." According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen remains in "good health."