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Brazil is on course to become the country with the world’s second-highest number of coronavirus infections later on Friday, as President Jair Bolsonaro faces intensifying pressure for his handling of the epidemic. At present, the U.S. has recorded by far the highest number of Covid-19 infections worldwide, with 1.5 million reported cases and nearly 95,000
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A pack of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate medication is held up on March 26. John Phillips | Getty Images Hospitalized Covid-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug President Donald Trump says he’s taking to prevent the coronavirus, had a higher risk of death than those who didn’t take it, according to a study published Friday in The
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Forbici Modern Italian’s temporary outdoor dining tent in Tampa, Florida. Forbici Modern Italian There’s not usually a white 1,800-square-foot tent set up in the street outside Forbici Modern Italian in Tampa, Florida. Then again, few things are as they were before the coronavirus pandemic.  Tampa’s Snow Avenue embodies that new world, thanks to a pilot
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Ford started resuming vehicle production in the U.S. on May 18, 2020 with new coronavirus safety protocols such as health assessments, personal protective equipment and facility modifications to increase social distancing. Ford It wasn’t a matter of if but when someone with Covid-19 would unknowingly enter an car factory as tens of thousands of autoworkers
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The collapse of two Michigan dams on Tuesday following heavy rainfall has triggered concerns over how precarious dam infrastructure in the U.S. is inadequate to handle severe weather.   Aging dams will increasingly fail as climate change makes extreme precipitation and storms more frequent and intense, scientists warn. “A lot of the country’s infrastructure systems were built
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Pedestrians walk past the Target logo reflected in a window at City Point in Brooklyn, New York. Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty Images Target‘s online business has boomed during the coronavirus pandemic and that’s pushed the company to solve a riddle for retailers: How to turn rising e-commerce sales into rising profits. The big-box
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, May 15, 2020. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Donald Trump said Monday that he has been taking anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for over a week to prevent coronavirus infection even though it is not yet
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Investors and health officials appear to grow increasingly worried about a potential second wave of Covid-19 cases and further economic downtown, as states and foreign governments move ahead with lifting restrictions. Stocks sold off on Tuesday, with the Dow shedding roughly 400 points in the final hour of trading and the Nasdaq Composite and S&P
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Rick Bright, deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response for Health and Human Services (HHS), speaks during a House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Toya Sarno Jordan | Bloomberg via Getty Images Covid-19 has the potential to eclipse the 1918 flu pandemic that killed more than 50
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Republican Sen. Rand Paul challenged one of the Trump administration’s top health advisors on the coronavirus pandemic, questioning why the U.S. shouldn’t reopen schools in the fall when relatively few children die from Covid-19.  “Shouldn’t we at least be discussing what the mortality of children is?” Paul asked White House coronavirus task force advisor Dr.
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Many recovered Covid-19 patients are reporting a longer road to “full health” than expected and some appear to have relapsed, the World Health Organization said Monday. Researchers around the world are still trying to understand exactly how the coronavirus affects the human body. WHO officials say they are working with governments and hospitals around the
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