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Sea turtles are thriving as coronavirus lockdown empties Florida beaches

With the beaches in Florida closed in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, researchers are seeing less plastic and waste, fewer people and vehicles on the beach and less disorientation for emerging hatchlings that’s caused by artificial lights on the beach, David Godfrey, Executive Director for the Sea …

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Asymptomatic coronavirus cases at Boston homeless shelter raise red flag

“These are larger numbers than we ever anticipated,” said Dr. Jim O’Connell, president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. “Asymptomatic spread is something we’ve underestimated overall, and it’s going to make a big difference.” O’Connell said Thursday that across the country medical professionals have just been looking …

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The CDC illustrators who gave the coronavirus its face

When medical illustrators Alissa Eckert and Dan Higgins at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started working on an illustration of the novel coronavirus, little did they realize that it would be the image people around the country and the world would see every day during the pandemic. After …

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10 coronavirus-unit nurses are suspended, potentially for weeks, for refusing to work without N95 masks

Two nurses at PSJHC told CNN that they, along with eight other nurses, were suspended with pay after refusing to enter coronavirus patient rooms on April 9 without N95 masks. The hospital said there were no N95 masks for them and insisted they wear surgical masks instead, the nurses said​, …

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Coronavirus death toll rises at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home

Fifty-six residents of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in total have died — seven of those residents tested negative for the virus and one test is unknown. Additionally, 92 veteran residents and 81 employees have tested positive for Covid-19, according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Health …

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New Jersey nursing home: 36 are dead from coronavirus at ‘overwhelmed’ facility

The nursing home is now under investigation by the state’s attorney general. The nursing home, the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center, is split into two buildings designated I and II. Twenty-eight people died at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center II, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health said, which is …

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Colin Kaepernick is donating $100,000 to coronavirus relief efforts targeting communities of color

The fund, which launched as part of the activist’s “Know Your Rights” campaign, will focus on food, shelter relief, education, personal protective equipment and incarcerated populations to help stop spread of the virus and provide further resources. “Black and brown communities are being disproportionally devastated by Covid-19 because of hundreds …

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Gerald Glenn: Bishop’s four family members infected with coronavirus

“I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus,” he told worshipers during the sermon on March 22, saying that he was not afraid of death. His church announced his death Sunday. His daughter, Mar-Gerie Crawley, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night that they’ve not been able …

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5 things to know for April 16: Coronavirus, protests, testing, White House, economy

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Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. Coronavirus  French President Emmanuel Macron is leading the charge for a worldwide truce so …

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