Tag: Coronavirus

Coronavirus vaccine trial to start Monday in Seattle

A clinical trial evaluating a vaccine designed to protect against the new coronavirus will begin Monday, a government official told The Associated Press on Sunday. The first participant in the trial will receive the experimental vaccine on Monday, the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the trial has not been publicly announced […]

Gantz: Ready to Discuss Forming Unity Gov’t With Netanyahu Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz has convened Thursday the senior members of his party in order to decide whether they should accept Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal for a national unity government meant to tackle the spread of the novel coronavirus in Israel, as the number of diagnosed cases rose to 109. The two leaders […]

Confirmed coronavirus may force Americans to avoid crowds and cancel cruises; U.S. cases near 550

Older Americans, especially those with chronic medical concerns, should probably avoid big social gatherings and airline flights, given the rapid spread of coronavirus, a top U.S. health official said on Sunday, as investors braced for another volatile week in financial markets. Anthony Fauci, the head of the infectious diseases unit at the National Institutes of […]

Coronavirus: What you need to know

As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here is everything you need to know about the deadly virus. What is coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a family of viruses named after their appearance, a crown, said Dr. Mark Rupp, an infectious disease expert at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. How dangerous is coronavirus? Most coronaviruses […]

Coronavirus is now in 34 states and a cruise ship linked to dozens of cases will soon dock in the US

Thirty-four states and the nation’s capital have confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, but the crisis continues to grow aboard cruise ships at sea. There are at least 21 people with coronavirus aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship, which is expected to dock sometime Monday in Oakland, California, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a news conference […]

‘I’m not concerned at all’: Trump says he’s not worried as coronavirus arrives in DC area

President Donald Trump said he is not worried by the arrival of the coronavirus in the Washington area, even after it was confirmed that an infected man was at a conference the president attended just outside the capital city. “No, I’m not concerned at all,” Trump told reporters Saturday when asked if he was troubled by the […]

Coronavirus: Iranians lose trust in government as virus spreads

Several cities in the northern Iranian province of Gilan have been placed on the highest alert due to the rapid dissemination of the COVID-19 virus over the past month. Gilan, a popular tourist destination in Iran, is located 200 kilometers (124.2 miles) to the north of the country’s capital Tehran. “When schools in Tehran were […]

Netanyahu calls virus ‘pandemic’ as Israel plans restrictions on some US flights

  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that the coronavirus was a pandemic more severe than any disease outbreak in the past century, as a senior official said Israel was likely hours away from placing restrictions on flights arriving from some parts of the United States. “First of all, this is a global pandemic, […]

Netanyahu: We Are in a Global Pandemic; It Needs to be Said

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the proverbial bull by the horns on Wednesday in a news briefing held at the Health Ministry in Jerusalem, and told reporters bluntly, “We are in a global pandemic. They do not call it this but this is the truth and it needs to be said.” The briefing was […]

VP Pence ridiculed for praying with coronavirus task force

After a photo of Vice President Mike Pence praying with his coronavirus task force went public, waves of criticism mocking the United States’ second-in-command struck social media. In the White House photo (right), Pence is seen seated in a circle with the task force as they bowed their heads in prayer, with the others remaining in […]