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Birx cautions against inaccurate models predicting significant coronavirus spread

White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx cautioned Thursday against models that predict alarming increases in coronavirus infections and deaths in the U.S. Birx, speaking at a White House press briefing, singled out a recent study on the United Kingdom that originally predicted 500,000 people would die from the virus and has since been […]

Fox News Poll: Recession fears mount as coronavirus jolts US economy

Here are eight takeaways on the coronavirus pandemic from a Fox News Poll released Thursday. – President Trump’s overall job approval ticks up, while large numbers of Democrats and Republicans approve of infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. – Equal numbers of voters, 9 in 10, are concerned about the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. […]

New Orleans Faces Virus Nightmare, and Mardi Gras may be Why

Yanti Turang, an emergency room nurse at a New Orleans hospital, walked out into the parking lot in full protective gear early this month to meet a woman with flu-like symptoms who had just returned home after a layover in South Korea. The woman was immediately taken to an isolation room. Around the same time, […]

Church services evacuated, pastors arrested in several countries over gathering bans

Authorities in countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and Greece have evacuated church services and arrested pastors in recent days as governments have prohibited large gatherings in an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. As governments across the globe have taken measures to ensure that citizens engage in social distancing so that they […]

US has more known cases of coronavirus than any other country

The United States now has the highest number of known cases of coronavirus in the world with more than 82,000, according to CNN’s tally of cases reported by health officials. The US cases piled up Thursday, surpassing China and Italy. The per capita rate of cases varies because of the countries’ vast differences in population. […]

Will coronavirus-infected people develop immunity?

If you contract the novel coronavirus, will you develop immunity against it? As scientists scramble to create a vaccine, those who have already contracted COVID-19 and recovered may be wondering: Do I have immunity? Possibly, according to experts, but it’s likely too soon to know for sure. But applying what we do know about other similar […]

Controversial Mass Surveillance Program Has Identified 500 Coronavirus Patients, Shin Bet Says

More than 500 coronavirus patients have been identified in Israel so far by a controversial digital mass-surveillance program, the Shin Bet internal security service revealed on Thursday. “Without quickly finding them and putting them into quarantine, they surely would have unknowingly infected many more people,” a Shin Bet statement said. The Shin Bet noted it […]

Elected Knesset speaker by right wing, Gantz heads for government with Netanyahu

After a dramatic U-turn, Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz was elected Knesset speaker Thursday evening as part of an emerging unity deal, breaking up his centrist alliance to enter a government with his longtime foe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Receiving the full support of the right-wing bloc, Gantz was elected to the speaker’s […]

Netanyahu finally wins Israel’s elections, set to form large center-right government

In a key political victory, embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured an additional 18 months in office, as challenger Benny Gantz dismantled his Blue and White Party alignment and agreed to bring his smaller Israel Resilience faction into a Netanyahu-led government. According to the terms of the agreement, which is still in the process of […]

Trump tears into media at coronavirus briefing: They want economy to stay closed, ‘would like to see me do poorly in the election’

President Trump doubled down Wednesday on his assertion that the media wants to keep the country closed in order to prevent his reelection during his daily coronavirus briefing at the White House. After Trump had earlier slammed the “LameStream Media” on Twitter, CBS News correspondent Paula Reid asked the president if his recently announced goal of […]