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Apr 15, 2020

Trump directs halt to payments to WHO during virus pandemic

President Donald Trump said this week he was cutting off U.S. payments to the World Health Organization during the coronavirus pandemic, accusing the organization of failing to do enough to stop the virus from spreading when it first surfaced in China. Trump, who had telegraphed his intentions last week, claimed the outbreak could have been […]

Mar 12, 2020

WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic, urges aggressive action

The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic and urged aggressive action from all countries to fight it, as U.S. stocks plunged into bear market territory and several American cities joined global counterparts in banning large gatherings. By using the  charged word “pandemic” after shying away from calling it so earlier, the U.N. health […]

Mar 10, 2020

Missouri virus case shows 1 exposure can mean major response

The 20-something college student didn’t know she had the new coronavirus as she flew home from a study abroad program in Italy, landing at one of the nation’s busiest airports. She took a train to a St. Louis station shared by Amtrak and the Greyhound bus service. Her father, who was exposed to her but […]

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