Month: March 2020

Gun stores ordered to close as LA county continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic

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Gun stores ordered to close as LA county continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic

Explainer: China’s symptom-free coronavirus carriers raise fears of new wave of infections

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March 25, 2020 By David Stanway SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The existence of a substantial but unknown number of asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus in China has raised concerns among the public that people could still be spreading COVID-19 without knowing they are sick.

Source: Explainer: China’s symptom-free coronavirus carriers raise fears of new wave of infections

Ford to help GE, 3M make more coronavirus supplies

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Ford Motor is bootstrapping ideas with GE Healthcare and 3M to help them dramatically increase their production of much-need medical supplies to fight the coronavirus. Why it matters: Ford and other automakers specialize in cranking out cars in high volume, using global supply chains.

Source: Ford to help GE, 3M make more coronavirus supplies

FDA approves treatment of critically ill coronavirus patients using recovered patients’ blood

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The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday new emergency protocols allowing allowing the plasma of those who’ve recovered from the novel coronavirus to treat patients who are critically ill with COVID-19. Why it matters: The number of coronavirus infections in the U.S. had risen to almost 54,900 and the death toll to 783 by Tuesday night.

Source: FDA approves treatment of critically ill coronavirus patients using recovered patients’ blood

Praying in a pandemic: Communal worship hard to resist for some

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Many churches, synagogues and mosques have closed for the first time, but some cannot resist group prayer despite risks.

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Iran rejects ‘foreign’ help as virus death toll nears 2,000

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Islamic Republic alleges French medical charity MSF staff would serve as ‘spies’ if deployed on the ground in Iran.

Source: Iran rejects ‘foreign’ help as virus death toll nears 2,000