Tag Archives: United States

COVID-19 death toll in U.S. passes 7,100

  14m ago Confiscated supplies will be sent to medical professionals Doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus battle in New York and New Jersey will receive nearly a million medical supplies confiscated by the FBI, CBS New York reports. Earlier this week, federal authorities seized a huge …

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In Hungary, the Coronavirus Is Just an Excuse

Outside Hungary, other parliaments and assemblies have found ways to keep working. It’s true that Britain’s Parliament is in early recess; members departed for Easter six days earlier than they otherwise would have. But they have a designated date of return, and they are already setting up systems to conduct …

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Why We Laugh at the Coronavirus

Liz Neeley: How to talk about the coronavirus The why of humor has long been a mystery. For ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, it was a dangerous phenomenon, something that had the potential to undermine authority and the good order of society. Laughing at those in charge …

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South Korea cases top 10,000

Travelers wearing protective masks and suits walk through Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, on Monday, March 9, 2020. SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: More than 1,011,000.  Global deaths: At least 52,800.  Top 5 countries: United States …

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Four Ways the Coronavirus Is Changing the Planet

But the response to the pandemic has unwittingly produced some other large-scale, though less conspicuous, effects. In a bittersweet twist, the surreal slowdown of life as we know it has presented researchers with a rare opportunity to study the modern world under some truly bizarre conditions, and they’re scrambling to …

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