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Navy Removes Captain Who Sought Help With OutbreakThe captain of a US aircraft carrier has lost his command after asking the Navy to let him evacuate crew members who tested positive for the coronavirus. Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the Navy, said Thursday that he gave the order to relieve Capt. Brett Crozier of his command, the...
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Bodies are wrapped in protective plastic in a holding facility at Daniel J. Schaefer Funeral Home, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The company is equipped to handle 40-60 cases at a time. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was taking care of 185 Thursday morning. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surgeMany funeral homes in New York and around the globe are in crisis as they try to meet surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Los Angeles Fire Department officials wearing protective gear deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Los Angeles Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Testing issues cloud scope of California's virus outbreakCalifornia is ramping up testing for coronavirus even as a backlog of nearly 60,000 pending tests grows
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Lawsuits Mount Against Popular Hair-Care LineDevaCurl products offering to tame frizzy hair have been "the focus and center" of the natural hair movement over the past two decades, Florida hair stylist Stephanie Mero tells NPR . Indeed, the New York Times describes a cult-like following by curly-haired women and men, some of whom used DevaCurl's cleansers,...
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A woman watches from a park bench as the Samaritan's Purse crew and medical personnel work on preparing to open a 68 bed emergency field hospital specially equipped with a respiratory unit in New York's Central Park, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Central Park houses hospital ward as NY races to add bedsNew York state is racing to roughly triple its hospital capacity as coronavirus cases surge
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Coronavirus Cases Just Hit a Bad MilestoneAbout 4pm EDT Thursday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the world passed 1 million. As high as that is, USA Today reports, the real toll is higher. "The million is clearly way under what the actual number will be," said a doctor and the CEO of New...
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A ventilator is displayed during a news conference, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the New York City Emergency Management Warehouse, where 400 ventilators have arrived and will be distributed.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo has sounded his most dire warning yet about the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, saying the infection rate in New York is accelerating and the state could be two to three weeks away from a crisis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
States demand ventilators as feds ration limited supplyThe federal government is sitting on a stockpile of ventilators even as states are bidding against each other to obtain the desperately needed medical devices from private manufacturers
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masksThe Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus
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Pedestrians, wearing protective face masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, walk past a mural in Quito, Ecuador, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The government has declared a health emergency, enacting a curfew and restricting movement to only those who provide basic services. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
In Ecuador, families wait with their dead as bodies pile upHospitals are turning away patients and bodies are being left on streets and in homes for days in Guayaquil, a normally bustling Ecuadorian city of 2.2 million that has become a hot spot in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic spreads
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Andrew Cuomo: Ventilators Will Be Gone in 6 DaysNew York is fast approaching a dangerous crunch time: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday the state's supply of ventilators is on track to run out in six days, reports the New York Times . “If a person comes in and needs a ventilator and you don’t have a ventilator, the person...
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Healthcare workers assist COVID-19 patients at one of the intensive care units (ICU) of the Germans Trias i Pujol hospital in Badalona, Barcelona province, Spain, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Spanish hospital personnel must improvise in a makeshift ICUThe tension is palpable
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Pedestrians walk 111th street Thursday, April 2, 2020, in the Corona section of the Queens borough of New York. Data released by city health officials show that residents in the immigrant-rich Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona sections of Queens have tested positive for the coronavirus at higher rates than in wealthy, mostly white parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Virus hits NYC hardest in a few working-class neighborhoodsNew data shows that the coronavirus pandemic is hitting especially hard in some New York City neighborhoods
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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