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Wuhan coronavirus outbreak: News and updates

Wuhan coronavirus outbreak: News and updates

Hundreds of people have been sickened by a new coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV, in at least eight countries, including the US. Coronaviruses attack the respiratory system, sometimes targeting the cells deep within the lungs. Only seven, including 2019-nCoV, SARS, and MERS, have evolved to infect humans. The outbreak was first reported to the World Health Organization…
Russia’s coronavirus outbreak is getting bad. Putin says the worst is yet to come.

Russia’s coronavirus outbreak is getting bad. Putin says the worst is yet to come.

Russia’s much-feared coronavirus crisis is here — and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. Russia was always going to struggle if a large outbreak occurred in the country, and experts predicted one almost certainly would due to the country’s proximity to China and tightly packed cities, including the capital, Moscow. Plus, hospitals…
Will coronavirus cause a global recession? We still don’t know.

Will coronavirus cause a global recession? We still don’t know.

Well, that was bad. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 2,000 points on Monday, over growing fears about the novel coronavirus outbreak and oil prices. Markets in Europe and Asia also tumbled, in one of the worst weeks for stocks since the 2008 financial crisis. This is just the latest grim economic news.…
7 coronavirus cleaning questions, answered by an expert

7 coronavirus cleaning questions, answered by an expert

You, no doubt, have questions about cleaning and disinfecting to prevent and contain the coronavirus — there is so much mis- and disinformation going around, and sorting through advice can be overwhelming. I can help. First, here is the general advice I have to offer: Keep it simple and be diligent. Wash your hands frequently,…
Coronavirus and the 2020 election: a collapsing economy is a disaster for the incumbent

Coronavirus and the 2020 election: a collapsing economy is a disaster for the incumbent

Is the cratering economy going to damage Donald Trump’s chances of reelection? It’s a complicated question with no simple answer, but the signs point to yes. We don’t yet know how badly the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic will harm the US economy. It seems likely, though, that widespread “social distancing” that has led to school and…
The coronavirus is exposing America’s housing crisis

The coronavirus is exposing America’s housing crisis

On March 31, about 300 tenants received an email from their apartment management company. The email listed resources for tenants struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic, but the sign-off message was clear: The rent is still due. But whichever employee of Saturn Management, the Los Angeles property management company, sent the message to the 300…
How the coronavirus outbreak is affecting travel

How the coronavirus outbreak is affecting travel

American, Delta, and United Airlines will temporarily suspend all flights to mainland China in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak. The decision comes days after most major carriers announced reduced service to China; American will stop flights immediately through March 27, while Delta and United will suspend service starting on February 6. Earlier this week,…
The White House Is Asking Millennials — Yes, You — to Stay Home to Stop Coronavirus

The White House Is Asking Millennials — Yes, You — to Stay Home to...

WASHINGTON — The White House issued an urgent message to millennials: If you want to help fight COVID-19, you must chill with your partying. The administration unveiled new nationwide guidelines Monday that call for all Americans to avoid crowds of 10 people or more in any situation for at least two weeks, in the latest…
How the coronavirus works inside your body

How the coronavirus works inside your body

The virus responsible for the pandemic that has engulfed the globe — sickening almost half a million and killing more than 20,000 worldwide — is one of hundreds in the family of coronaviruses. Yet before the current outbreak, coronaviruses were poorly studied. They mostly circulate among animals, and in the few cases where they have…
8 questions about the coronavirus outbreak, answered

8 questions about the coronavirus outbreak, answered

The coronavirus outbreak, centered in China, is evolving at a dizzying speed. In the past 24 hours alone, Russia and Singapore sealed their borders to China and the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency. Meanwhile, the US government announced the first case of person-to-person spread on American soil, issued its highest-level…

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