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Facebook to warn users who ‘liked’ coronavirus hoaxes

Facebook will soon let you know if you saw or interacted with dangerous coronavirus misinformation on the site. The new notice will be sent to users who have liked, reacted to, or commented on posts featuring harmful or false claims ...

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Reopening could require thousands more public health workers

Before Washington state lifts its stay-at-home order, public health workers in Seattle’s King County want to be ready to douse any new sparks of infection. That task, they say, requires at least 20 more investigators to call people who test ...

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Nurses suspended for refusing COVID-19 care without N95 mask

Nurse Mike Gulick was meticulous about not bringing the coronavirus home to his wife and their 2-year-old daughter. He’d stop at a hotel after work just to take a shower. He’d wash his clothes in Lysol disinfectant. They did a ...

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Military sees no quick exit from ‘new world’ of coronavirus

The U.S. military is bracing for a months-long struggle against the coronavirus, looking for novel ways to maintain a defensive crouch that sustains troops’ health without breaking their morale — while still protecting the nation. Unlike talk in the Trump ...

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In nod to governors, Trump walks back total authority claim

President Donald Trump said he’s open to some states “reopening” before federal social distancing guidelines expire at the end of month, as he appeared to back off his claim of absolute authority to decide when the time was right to ...

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Far-right US politicians label lockdowns anti-constitutional

In deeply conservative eastern Washington state, a prominent state lawmaker kicked out of his Republican Party caucus labels the coronavirus a foreign bio-weapon, accuses Marxists of using the pandemic to advance totalitarianism and rails against lockdown restrictions imposed by the ...

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Trump claims he has ‘total’ authority over reopening economy

President Donald Trump claimed the “total” authority to decide how and when to reopen the economy after weeks of tough social distancing guidelines aimed at fighting the new coronavirus. But governors from both parties were quick to push back, noting ...

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Fauci comments on US virus response seem to draw Trump’s ire

Social restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus could have saved lives if they’d been started earlier, and when they’re eased new cases are certain to arise, said the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, seeming ...

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Kansas governor sues in dispute over in-person services

Kansas’ Democratic governor filed a lawsuit Thursday after a Republican-dominated legislative panel overturned her executive order banning religious and funeral services of more than 10 attendees during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Laura Kelly said “the last thing” she wants to ...

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The deadly polio epidemic and why it matters for coronavirus

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) By Carl Kurlander, University of Pittsburgh, via The Associated Press The fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic may feel new to many of us. But ...

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HHS: Federal stocks of protective equipment nearly depleted

The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face shields, gowns and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients. The Department of Health and Human Services told The Associated ...

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