Tag: Coronavirus

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Environmentalist Group: “Corona is the Cure – Humans are the Disease”

A climate change group that aligns itself with Extinction Rebellion posted stickers claiming that coronavirus is a “cure” for the “disease” that is humanity. “Earth is healing. The air and water is clearing,” tweeted Extinction Rebellion East Midlands. “Corona is the cure. Humans are the disease!” The post shows stickers with the same message and […]

TSA Reports All Time Low Number Of Passengers Screened In A Single Day

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed Wednesday that on Tuesday, the agency saw a record low in the number of passenger screenings in airports nationwide. According to CBS News Transportation Reporter Kris Van Cleave, the TSA screened only about 297,000 people on Tuesday seeing a 16 percent drop from Monday. Tuesday’s screenings were reported to […]

Trump, Pence join 700 pastors in prayer call during coronavirus outbreak

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence joined over 700 pastors on a conference call Friday to pray for strength and stamina amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. In a one-hour call organized by the Christian conservative activist group Family Research Council, Trump told pastors that the outbreak “came upon us so suddenly.” “[W]e were […]

Miss. Suspends Abortions During Coronavirus Pandemic

The governor of Mississippi has demanded abortion procedures cease during the coronavirus crisis. During a recent press conference, Republican Governor Tate Reeves turned to the issue of abortion. He emphasized the procedure is elective, making it subject to the restrictions put in place to preserve medical supplies for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Mississippi only […]

Heartening Photo Shows Jewish and Muslim Emergency Responders in Israel Taking Joint Prayer Break Amid Coronavirus Crisis

One of the enduring images of the coronavirus was captured in Israel on Wednesday, as a camera caught the remarkable sight of two emergency workers — one a Jew, the other a Muslim — standing alongside their ambulance vehicle and praying in their respective traditions. The image was shared by Nir Dvori, a journalist with […]