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FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers wheel the bodies of deceased people from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. coronavirus cases topped 500,000 on Friday, according to a Reuters tally,
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(Reuters) – A handful of holdout U.S. churches plan to hold in-person services on Easter Sunday, saying their right to worship in person outweighs public health officials’ warnings against holding large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak. Josh Gibson, Minister to College Students at Rock Springs Baptist Church, delivers an 11 a.m. daily devotional by live
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. infectious disease expert warned on Friday that even though hard-hit spots like New York are showing positive results in the battle against the coronavirus, it is too early to relax restrictions on Americans. FILE PHOTO: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci answers a question
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans must resist the impulse to ease social-separation measures at the first glimpse of progress now being seen in the coronavirus battle, state government and public health leaders warned on Thursday, as the U.S. death toll surpassed 16,500. Calls for heightened vigilance, countering talk from the Trump administration of reopening the
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GENEVA (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organization gave a strident defence of his agency’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism and suggestion that Washington could review its funding for the agency. FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some 60,000 Americans could die in the coronavirus pandemic, a university model often cited by U.S. and state policymakers projected on Wednesday, a 26% reduction in its most recent forecast death toll. FILE PHOTO: Paramedics take a patient into emergency center at Maimonides Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump removed the inspector general who was to oversee the government’s $2.3 trillion coronavirus response, the spokeswoman for the inspector general’s office said on Tuesday, fueling concerns in Congress about how his administration would manage the package. It was the Republican president’s most recent maneuver to seize control over his
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Tuesday asked Congress for an additional $250 billion in emergency economic aid for small U.S. businesses reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed for passage as soon as Thursday. FILE PHOTO-U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin walks to the meeting with Senate
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the U.S. Health Department’s inspector general of having produced a “fake dossier” on American hospitals suffering shortages on the frontlines of
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said he had a “very friendly” conversation with Joe Biden on Monday after the Democratic presidential front-runner called to discuss the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.
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FILE PHOTO: The company logo for United Parcel Service (UPS), is displayed on a screen at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A United Parcel Service Inc worker employed in Kentucky died over the weekend from a COVID-19 infection, Gov. Andy
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and “had a good call” about the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, an aide to Biden said in
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FILE PHOTO: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers speaks to supporters at a campaign event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo (Reuters) – Democratic Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order on Monday postponing Wisconsin’s primary election from Tuesday until June 9, citing the health risks from the coronavirus pandemic. The late
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Florida beaches remained packed with partying college students as the coronavirus crisis gathered force, and the Republican governor was slow to impose social distancing in a tourist-dependent economy. FILE PHOTO: Surfers ride waves despite a Pinellas County beach closure due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Treasure Island, Florida, U.S. April 1,
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed hope that the United States was seeing a “leveling-off” of the coronavirus crisis in some
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