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Coronavirus: North-South divide ahead of key EU meeting

Italy and Spain accuse northern European countries of not doing enough to help as economies struggle.
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Italy Is Sending Another Warning

This is what a country a month into lockdown looks like: desperate, hungry and scared.
Tags: Freelancing, News, Unemployment, Italy, Labor and Jobs, Self-Employment and Independent Contracting, Naples (Italy, Campania (Italy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Late in the Game, Russia Steps Up to Covid-19

For once, Vladimir Putin followed in the path of his American counterpart, President Trump, and with similar results — a greater risk of catastrophe that might have been avoided.
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Germany, European Union, Italy, Epidemics, Merkel, Trump, Angela, Politics And Government, Vladimir V, Donald J, United States International Relations, Moscow (Russia


Life 'hanging by a thread' for Italian cancer patients in coronavirus crisis

Treatment and transplants for some postponed as hospitals are turned over to treat virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSince the coronavirus outbreak hit Italy, Francesca Masi has felt her life has been hanging by a thread. She was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a rare bone marrow cancer, in 2016 and was due to have a transplant this month, but now fears it will be postponed as the country deals with the pandemic.Access for thousands of cancer patients in need of chem...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Cancer, Society, World news, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Coronavirus outbreak, Francesca Masi


U.S. Deaths Top 10,000; Possible Plateau in N.Y.: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- More signs emerged that the crisis may be easing in some areas, sending stocks soaring. Italy, France, Germany and Spain reported lower numbers of new cases. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo said deaths were showing indications of hitting a plateau. U.K. deaths slowed for a second day, even as they passed the grim milestone of 5,000. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized Sunday after 10 days in isolation, was moved to an intensive-care unit.JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chie...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, News, California, France, Oregon, Germany, Angela Merkel, Nigeria, Israel, Spain, Bloomberg, Austria, Hungary, Canada


U.K. Purchased Millions of Unreliable Coronavirus Tests from China

The United Kingdom on Monday revealed that all 17.5 million Coronavirus antibody test kits the country ordered from China are unreliable when used outside "severely ill" populations."The test developed in China was validated against patients who were severely ill," Professor John Bell, coordinator of coronavirus testing for Public Health England, told reporters. "Whereas we want to use the test in the context of a wider range of levels of infection….So for our purposes, we need a test that perfo...
Tags: News, China, Spain, Czech Republic, Britain, United Kingdom, Italy, Boris Johnson, John Bell, Public Health England, Bell, Prime Minister s Office, PMO, Jan Hamacek


Austria, Czech Republic Will Relax Some Anti-Coronavirus Measures

BERLIN (AP) — Austria and the Czech Republic said Monday they plan to relax some restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus starting after Easter, getting ahead of their European counterparts as they announced proposals that would begin a slow return to normal life. The Austrian government said it aims to allow shops shuttered because of the pandemic to reopen in phases beginning in just over a week. But Chancellor Sebastian Kurz cautioned that authorities could activate the “emergency b...
Tags: Europe, News, Berlin, Ap, Czech Republic, Prague, Austria, Vienna, Italy, Cabinet, Interior, Sebastian Kurz, Kurz, Jan Hamacek, Hamacek, David Taintor


Comparing Wuhan to Italy and New York

There’s some very tentative information today that New York may be nearing the peak of its outbreak. I want to emphasize very tentative. If we go by the progression in the hardest hit countries in Europe, even if this is at or near the peak we are likely to see more days where numbers spike again. And I will finally say that there has been evidence of some numbers slowing over weekends. With all that, the number of fatalities in New York was lower yesterday and today than it was on Saturday when...
Tags: Europe, New York, News, China, New York City, Italy, Wuhan, Cuomo, Josh Marshall, Lombardy, Bill DeBlasio, Wuhan China, Editors' Blog


Possible N.Y. Plateau; Europe Sees Signs of Easing: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- More signs that the crisis may be easing in Europe emerged. Italy, Germany and Spain reported lower numbers of new cases, and the Netherlands had the smallest increase in deaths in a week. Austria took the first steps toward restarting its economy.U.K. deaths slowed for a second day, even as they passed the grim milestone of 5,000. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized as a precaution after 10 days in isolation failed to improve his condition.JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Exe...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, News, California, France, Oregon, Germany, Angela Merkel, Nigeria, Israel, Spain, Bloomberg, Austria, Hungary, Canada


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports lowest day-to-day rise in infections in a week

Spain deaths lower for fourth day in a row; Germany sees further case drop; Japan prepares for state of emergency; US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’Latest developments: at a glanceEurope’s numbers offer hope as US nears peak momentUS coronavirus - latestUK coronavirus - liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.20pm BST Two hospitals each with a capacity of up to 1,000 beds are to be build in Istanbul, Turkey, to treat coronavirus patients, the country’s president has said, according to AF...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Germany, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Middle East, Microbiology


Cuomo Suggests ‘Possible Flattening of the Curve’ in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was cautiously optimistic at his Monday briefing, stating the number of coronavirus-related deaths has been “effectively flat” for the past two days, indicating a “possible flattening of the curve” in the Empire State.“While none of this is good news, the possible flattening of the curve is better than the increases that we have seen,” Cuomo said at a press conference in Albany. “The big question we are looking at now is, what is the curve? When [the number of new case...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Queens, Italy, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, City Council, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Albany, Central Park, Cuomo, Levine, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, Billie Jean King National Tennis Center


Scale

One of the things that is lost in the tsunami of statistics about the COVID-19 epidemic is something as elementary as national and jurisdictional population. When we look at death tolls how does this compare to a country’s population. On this per capita basis Spain and Italy are far and away the worst hit major countries in the world. (I say major countries because some city states like San Marino or Andorra have outsized numbers with relatively few fatalities.) In Spain there have been 282 deat...
Tags: Usa, UK, New York, News, France, Spain, New Jersey, Italy, Louisiana, Andorra, San Marino, Josh Marshall, Editors' Blog


New York's 'system for managing our dead' overwhelmed, says NYC councilman

This is a shocking, sobering thread from New York City Health Council member Mark D. Levine, who you should be following on Twitter. “NYC’s healthcare system is being pushed to the limit,” said Levine on Monday, April 6. “And sadly, now so is the city’s system for managing our dead. And it, too, needs more resources. “This has big implications for grieving families. And for all of us.” Levine adds, “Soon we'll start 'temporary interment.' This likely will be done by using a NYC park for buria...
Tags: Post, Death, New York, News, New York City, US news, Brooklyn, Italy, Manhattan, Levine, Pandemic, Dept of Defense, OCME, NY National Guard, This Is Bad, Coronavirus


New York City plans to temporarily bury coronavirus victims in a park

New York City is looking more and more apocalyptic every day.As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives in the U.S's coronavirus epicenter, every aspect of city's resources for managing the dead have been overloaded. So to deal with the influx of dead bodies that have overtaken morgues, funeral homes, and cemeteries, the city will soon begin using a park for temporary burials, New York City Councilmember Mark Levine announced Monday.Levine, the chair of the council's health co...
Tags: News, New York City, Italy, Trump, Allies, Robert Kennedy, Levine, Mark Levine, OCME, 2020New York City


The EU can emerge stronger from the pandemic if Merkel seizes the moment | Timothy Garton Ash

One member state has become a dictatorship as others spiral into debt. Germany must lead through the coronavirus crisis Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“Europe will be forged in crises,” said Jean Monnet, one of the founding fathers of the European Union, “and will be the sum of the solutions adopted for those crises.” What kind of Europe emerges from the coronavirus crisis will depend on the answers given to three tests.First, the Hungarian test: can a dictatorship b...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Economics, Eu, European Union, World news, Hungary, Italy, Merkel, Viktor Orban, Timothy Garton Ash, Fidesz, European Community, Monnet, Jean Monnet


With hospitals stressed, U.S. enters 'peak death week' in coronavirus crisis

The United States entered what an official called the "peak death week" of the coronavirus on Monday while a watchdog report said hospitals were struggling to maintain and expand capacity to care for infected patients. The U.S. death toll, which topped 10,000 on Monday, was rapidly closing in on Italy and Spain, the countries with the most fatalities to date at nearly 16,000 and about 12,500 respectively, according to a Reuters tally of official data. "It's going to be the peak hospitalizati...
Tags: News, Abc, White House, Spain, United States, Italy, Good Morning America, Reuters, Brett Giroir


Autocrats’ Quandary: You Can’t Arrest a Virus

The world’s strongmen are reverting to their standard playbook to project an aura of control. It’s a risky strategy for a chaotic crisis.
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Russia, European Union, Hungary, Egypt, Italy, Middle East, Epidemics, United Arab Emirates, International Monetary Fund, Erdogan, Human Rights Watch, Sisi, Turkmenistan


Devastated by coronavirus, did Bergamo's work ethic count against it? | Anna Bonalume

My home town took pride in hard work and enterprise. But a reluctance to go into lockdown might have been disastrousCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLombardy is one of the richest and most productive regions in Italy and Bergamo is its beating heart. It is also my home town: the city where I spent my childhood and adolescence. The province’s million inhabitants are characterised by a strong sense of belonging: to region and to family. They take pride too in a no-nonsen...
Tags: Europe, World news, Italy, Bergamo, Coronavirus outbreak, Anna Bonalume


Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Has More Detected Infections Than Italy and Spain Combined

As American states charted their own course in combating the spread, White House advisers sparred over the effectiveness of an untested drug. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain was in the hospital as his symptoms persisted.
Tags: News, White House, Spain, Britain, Unemployment, Italy, Epidemics, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Elizabeth Ii, Trump, Boris, Fauci, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Queen of Great Britain


Autocrats’ Dilemma: You Can’t Arrest a Virus

The world’s strongmen are reverting to their standard playbook to project an aura of control. It’s a risky strategy for a chaotic crisis.
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Russia, European Union, Hungary, Egypt, Italy, Middle East, Epidemics, United Arab Emirates, International Monetary Fund, Erdogan, Human Rights Watch, Sisi, Turkmenistan


Has Sweden Found the Right Solution to the Coronavirus?

If the COVID-19 pandemic tails off in a few weeks, months before the alarmists claim it will, they will probably pivot immediately and pat themselves on the back for the brilliant social-distancing controls that they imposed on the world. They will claim that their heroic recommendations averted total calamity. Unfortunately, they will be wrong; and Sweden, which has done almost no mandated social distancing, will probably prove them wrong.Lots of people are rushing to discredit Sweden’s approac...
Tags: Europe, News, Sweden, New York City, Britain, Paris, Italy, Switzerland, Guardian, Philadelphia, Norway, Brussels, St Louis, East Coast, Wuhan, John Fund


Coronavirus pandemic is historical test for EU, Merkel says

The coronavirus is the European Union's biggest ever challenge and member states must show greater solidarity so that the bloc can emerge stronger from the economic crisis unleashed by the pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday. Germany and the Netherlands have been criticised by Italy and Spain - the two countries worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak - for rejecting calls that the euro zone issue common debt to cushion the economic impact of the pandemic. Merkel reaffi...
Tags: News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Spain, European Union, Italy, Netherlands, Merkel


Spain’s New Virus Infections Fall as Austria Eases Lockdown

(Bloomberg) -- Spain reported the lowest number of new coronavirus cases in more than two weeks and German infections were the fewest in six days, tentative signs that the spread of the deadly disease is slowing in Europe’s worst-hit countries.The most recent figures from Spain, Italy, Germany and France suggest containment measures that have idled millions of workers are having an effect. While most leaders pleaded for patience, Austria became the first country in Europe to ease restrictions an...
Tags: Europe, News, Nbc, Abc, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Spain, Bloomberg, Rome, Austria, Vienna, Italy, Denmark, Health Ministry, Sebastian Kurz


Lockdown Can’t Last Forever. Here’s How to Lift It.

We need to hit and release the brakes on physical distancing, again and again, until we safely get to immunity.
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U.K. Premier Hospitalized; Japan Set for Emergency: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The daily death toll from the novel coronavirus declined in some global hotspots, and President Donald Trump said he sees signs the U.S. outbreak is beginning to level off.Stocks climbed as New York State fatalities fell for the first time and Italy had the fewest deaths in more than two weeks. Germany saw a fourth straight day of declines in new cases, though government officials have warned the worst of the crisis is yet to come.U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to a h...
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Birx: 'It's giving us hope of what our future can be'

Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday spoke about the declining numbers of new coronavirus cases and deaths in Spain and Italy. She believes it can offer hope to the United States.
Tags: News, Spain, Italy, Deborah Birx



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