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Silvius von Kessel, cathedral organist, choirmaster and composer of Erfurt Cathedral, conducts residents playing and singing 'By loving forces silently surrounded...' by Dietrich Bonhoeffer on their balconies and windows, as people practice social distancing due to coronavirus in Erfurt, central Germany, Sunday, March 29, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
What you need to know today about the virus outbreakThe coronavirus is continuing its relentless spread as the daily number of infections worldwide continues to jump sharply
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Andrea Napoli, 33, takes a selfie in a hotel being used for patients recovering from coronavirus, in Rome, Sunday, March 29, 2020. Andrea Napoli, a lawyer in Rome, developed a cough and fever less than a week after Italy's premier locked down the entire nation, including the capital which had continued life as usual while the virus raged in the north. He received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 three days later. Initially, Napoli was told to quarantine at home with the warning that his condition could deteriorate suddenly, and it did. By the next day, he was hospitalized in intensive care, with X-rays confirming he had developed pneumonia. (Andrea Napoli via AP)
Fit, healthy 33-year-old recounts falling ill to coronavirusAndrea Napoli didn’t fit the usual profile of a coronavirus patient
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Coronavirus Fix Helped 'Critically Ill Patients' in ChinaA new study supports the notion that blood from recovered coronavirus patients can help others battle the disease, Fox News reports. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association , it found positive results among five "critically ill" patients in China who received an experimental plasma transfusion. Four of them...
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Stars Join Pandemic Fundraiser on TV TonightAlicia Keys, Billie Eilish and Tim McGraw are among the stars scheduled to perform in a televised benefit tonight honoring those fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Elton John will host the commercial-free concert, to be carried at 9PM EDT on Fox, as well as iHeart radio stations. Fox said the performers...
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New Yorker Tries Singing Out Window, Gets Classic NY ResponseCan Italy's magic be recreated on the streets of New York City? A video on Twitter suggests otherwise. In the video, posted by actor Zoe Stuckless, a man is heard singing out his window near East 93rd Street—much like quarantined Italians sang in a moving video from Siena earlier...
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European Council President Charles Michel, left, speaks during a joint media conference with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, on screen right, after an EU summit by video conference in Brussels, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Following the informal video conference, members of the European Council adopted a statement on the EU actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 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. (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP)
Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?Europe’s fractured union came under new pressure this weekend
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Fauci Projects 'Millions of Cases' in US, 100K DeathsThe US could have 100,000 to 200,000 deaths before the COVID-19 pandemic is through, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. Although the projections could change, the infectious disease expert said, "We're going to have millions of cases," the Hill reports. Fauci, a member of the president's coronavirus task force,...
Newser8 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with supply chain distributors in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death tollPresident Donald Trump is bracing the United States for a grim death toll from the coronavirus pandemic
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Maine Mob Fells Tree to Force Quarantine: CopsA group of armed Maine vigilantes is apparently here to help a couple of out-of-towners make the decision to self-quarantine: As the Portland Press Herald reports, several armed men cut down a tree on Friday on the island of Vinalhaven and dragged it across the driveway of the rental home...
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File---In this file picture taken April 24, 2019 Thomas Schäfer (CDU), Minister of Finance of Hesse, comments on the status of the evaluation of the "Panama Papers" at a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany.  (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP, file)
Death of German finance official linked to virus crisisThe state finance minister of Germany’s Hesse region, which includes Frankfurt, has been found dead
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Canada's First Lady Has RecoveredMore than two weeks after being diagnosed with the coronavirus , Canada's first lady, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, says she's got a clean bill of health. "I wanted to give you all an update: I am feeling so much better and have received the all clear from my physician and Ottawa Public...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 file photo, medical personnel are silhouetted against the back of a tent before the start of coronavirus testing in the parking lot outside of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. As cases skyrocket in the U.S. and Europe, it’s becoming more clear that how healthy you were before the pandemic began plays a key role in how you fare regardless of how old you are. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus diseaseOlder people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable
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