Ohio Gov. DeWine tells ‘Your World’ positive coronavirus test ‘certainly scared me’

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s experience of testing positive for the coronavirus Thursday before testing negative in a follow-up test “certainly scared me,” the Republican told “Your World” Friday. “I went to Cleveland, drove to Cleveland to meet the president,” DeWine told host Neil Cavuto. “Then, of course, when you go meet the president, you get a test […]

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Canada Has Placed Its First Vaccine Order, but Don’t Expect a ‘Silver Bullet’

For Canadians anxiously craving an inoculation against the coronavirus, this week brought both optimism and words of sobering caution. ImageCanada has signed a vaccine supply contract with Morderna, based in Cambridge, Mass.Credit…Tony Luong for The New York Times The federal government on Wednesday announced the first of many major deals to buy vaccines from two […]

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Trump says coronavirus relief executive order could come by the end of the week ‘if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage’

President Trump threatened to take coronavirus relief into his own hands “if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage.” Trump said if coronavirus negotiations continued to stall, he would sign an executive order deferring the payroll tax until the end of the year, starting July 1 retroactively, and extend enhanced unemployment benefits. He did not state […]

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New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

New York State, the center of the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world four months ago, is now one of the few places in the country that may be able to safely reopen schools, several public health experts said after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo gave districts permission to do so. Mr. Cuomo announced Friday that […]

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US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage

WASHINGTON — U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government’s jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic damage from the pandemic could last far longer than many observers originally envisioned. The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the previous two months. At any other […]

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Cubs-Cardinals series postponed after another St. Louis player tests positive for coronavirus

A new positive coronavirus test in the St. Louis clubhouse has forced the postponement of this weekend’s Cubs-Cardinals series. | Jeff Roberson/AP The Cardinals were to resume play tonight after being sidelined since July 29. ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals’ series against the Cubs was postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for COVID-19. […]

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Italy extends furlough support in new stimulus package

4/4 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Naples 2/4 By Giuseppe Fonte ROME (Reuters) – Italy approved on Friday a new stimulus package aimed at helping businesses and families survive the coronavirus crisis, while Rome waits to receive funds from the European Union’s Recovery Fund. The government would use the extra spending, […]

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Why the Coronavirus is More Likely to ‘Superspread’ Than the Flu

For a spiky sphere just 120 nanometers wide, the coronavirus can be a remarkably cosmopolitan traveler. Spewed from the nose or mouth, it can rocket across a room and splatter onto surfaces; it can waft into poorly ventilated spaces and linger in the air for hours. At its most intrepid, the virus can spread from […]

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Pakistan to roll back lockdown measures as COVID-19 death numbers decline

Pakistan is planning to roll back most of its coronavirus lockdown measures as cases drop, according to reports. The main focus is to reopen most public spaces starting Aug. 10, including all restaurants and parks, and some theaters, cinemas and public transport, said Asad Umar, head of Pakistan’s task force to fight the pandemic. SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY […]

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Sharon Williams, a Nurturer on the Police Force, Dies at 54

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. In her years with the New Orleans Police Department, Sharon Williams had an unusual way of dealing with the many troubled young women she came across, some of them homeless. She “adopted” them, her sister […]

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Carrie Lam: Hong Kong to offer free, one-time coronavirus testing to all residents

Hong Kong will roll out a program to offer free, one-time coronavirus testing for all of its citizens as part of an aggressive push to contain the pandemic, sources report. A team of medical officials from mainland China will help to expand the testing capacity as the city moves to identify asymptomatic carriers of the […]

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Tribeca Film Festival sets 2021 return after coronavirus delay

After it was forced to scrub this year’s edition due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tribeca Film Festival has announced it will return in 2021. Next year’s festival will run from June 9 to 20 in New York City. “We look forward to celebrating the 20th anniversary and to honoring what our founders Jane Rosenthal […]

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Cubs-Cardinals game postponed after another St. Louis player tests positive for coronavirus

A new positive coronavirus test in the St. Louis clubhouse has forced the postponement of Friday’s Cubs-Cardinals game. | Jeff Roberson/AP The Cardinals were to resume play tonight after being sidelined since July 29. Friday’s Cubs-Cardinals game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis has been postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for COVID-19, […]

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How Accurate Are Virus Tests? Ohio Governor’s Results Show Positives and Negatives

Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio received a negative coronavirus test result on Thursday, hours after a positive test result had stopped him from meeting with President Trump in Cleveland. The contradictory results during a high-profile moment underscored the challenges of testing, an issue that has repeatedly stymied the virus response in the United States. “I’m […]

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Coronavirus helps subscription numbers at struggling Dish Network

The coronavirus pandemic has helped stanch the bloodletting at Charlie Ergen‘s struggling satellite TV company Dish Network. The Englewood, Colo.-based company on Friday reported fewer than expected subscriber losses for the three months ended June 30, thanks to stay-at-home orders that kept customers at home watching TV. Dish, which has been hurt by the growth […]

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A Formula 1 Season Like No Other

Five months ago, Formula 1 came within two hours of starting its season. The coronavirus was spreading globally, and when a member of McLaren tested positive and the team withdrew from the Australian Grand Prix in mid-March, the event was canceled before the first practice session on a Friday morning. It sparked a tumultuous period […]

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India hits 2 million coronavirus cases as health volunteers strike

NEW DELHI – As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on strike complaining they were ill-equipped to respond to the wave of infection in rural areas. Even as India has maintained comparatively low mortality rates, the disease […]

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Australia central bank warns of GDP hit from Victoria lockdowns

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s central bank on Friday warned that the latest coronavirus containment measures in Victoria state are expected to subtract at least 2 percentage points from national growth in the current quarter. Victoria’s capital of Melbourne, Australia’s second most populous city, entered a six-week total lockdown on Thursday, shuttering shops and businesses and requiring […]

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative for virus after earlier positive test

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus, Friday, Aug. 6, 2020, ahead of planned meeting with President Donald Trump. | John Minchillo/AP File The GOP governor tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day before he was to meet with President Donald Trump COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike […]

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Africa reaches 1 million coronavirus cases

Africa has reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, but health experts believe the real figure could be far higher. The World Health Organization (WHO) called the significant number of new cases a “pivotal moment,” and is urging countries to respond by decentralizing their coronavirus response services, as the virus is accelerating in rural areas. “We […]

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus before Trump meeting

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus, Friday, Aug. 6, 2020, ahead of planned meeting with President Donald Trump. | John Minchillo/AP File The GOP governor took the test as part of standard protocol before he was to meet Trump at an airport in Cleveland. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, an early […]

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead a planned meeting with President Donald Trump. The Republican governor’s office said Thursday that he took the test as part of standard protocol before meeting Trump at an airport in Cleveland. He had planned to join the president on a visit to the […]

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Ohio governor tests positive for coronavirus ahead of Trump visit

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for the coronavirus hours before he was set to greet President Trump at the Cleveland airport, his office announced on Thursday. As part of the standard protocol, DeWine was tested for COVID-19 before he was scheduled to meet with Trump. The state’s lieutenant governor, Jon Husted, tested negative for the virus. The […]

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ViacomCBS says worst is over after 12 percent coronavirus drop

ViacomCBS, home of “Survivor” and MTV, saw a 12-percent slump in sales last quarter as the coronavirus pandemic sent ad sales down 27 percent. The declines were offset, however, by growth in the media company’s streaming business, which saw revenues rise 25 percent as more consumers hunkered down at home during the pandemic. Despite the […]

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