Rockets’ Russell Westbrook tests positive for coronavirus

Houston Rockets star guard Russell Westbrook has tested positive for COVID-19. He didn’t travel with the team to Orlando, Fla., last week for the NBA’s restart. “I tested positive for COVID-19 prior to my teams departure to Orlando,” he tweeted. I’m currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am […]

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‘CMA Best Of Fest’: See Pics Of Carrie Underwood & More Performing During TV Special

Due to COVID-19, CMA Fest couldn’t happen as planned in 2020 — so the organization is taking a trip down memory lane by airing the most buzzed-about performances from years’ past! The 2020 CMA Music Festival had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, country music fans will still get their fix with […]

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‘Few dozen’ US Marines get coronavirus on Japan’s Okinawa, official says

Marines at two American military bases in Japan have been infected with COVID-19, according to U.S. officials. The Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) based in Okinawa posted a message to Twitter Saturday regarding the outbreak, detailing the measures being taken to limit the spread of the disease. “In light of recent clusters of positive COVID-19 cases on Okinawa, […]

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Another player tests positive for coronavirus in MLS Orlando bubble

Sporting Kansas City confirmed Friday that one of its players has tested positive for COVID-19. At least 22 players from four teams have tested positive since entering Major League Soccer’s quarantine bubble on June 27. SKC was among the last teams to arrive in Orlando, checking into the league hotel on July 5. In accordance […]

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Why We Still Don’t Know Enough About Covid-19 and Pregnancy

At the end of April, Denise J. Jamieson, M.D., a member of the Covid-19 task force at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and chairwoman of gynecology and obstetrics at the Emory University School of Medicine, noted in an email that it was “remarkable” how much we still do not know about Covid-19 in […]

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New York to send coronavirus treatment Remdesivir to Florida amid surge in cases, Cuomo says

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that he would send the COVID-19 treatment Remdesivir to Florida as the state struggles with a resurgence of positive cases of the novel coronavirus. Cuomo said Friday that New York would send “enough Remdesivir” for Florida to care for the “280 COVID-19 patients” in need of the treatment, which […]

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A Rescue Plan for the Planet? Watch Our Debate Here.

[embedded content] The devastation of Covid-19 has forced swift and startling change around the globe. To combat the coronavirus, governments poured money into rescue programs, companies adapted their goals and production, central banks permitted exceptional stimulus packages and many societies mobilized to shield the most vulnerable. The New York Times hosted a debate on July […]

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Pandemic concerns force CIAA to halt all fall sports

The CIAA announced it will cancel all fall sports because of the increase in COVID-19 cases. | Steve Reed/AP The conference of 12 HBCU programs said several of its schools are located in states experiencing dramatic increases in new COVID-19 cases. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a conference comprised of historically black […]

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Coronavirus unlikely to be spread by children, research suggests

As schools contemplate reopening amid rising COVID-19 cases, an awkward truth is emerging: We’re the problem, not our kids. For months, we’ve kept children carefully isolated, pleading with them to behave, wear masks, wipe their boogers and not hug Gram and Grandpa. We’ve assumed this new virus acts just like the flu and common cold […]

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Take Five: A bull with underlying health conditions

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York 2/2 1/EUROPE: FINAL COUNTDOWN Southern European bonds and the euro have rallied hard in the two months since France and Germany mooted a 750 billion-euro ($848 billion) post-COVID-19 recovery fund. On July 17-18, European leaders meet to hammer out details. […]

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Market stress could return, UK finance industry warns BoE

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London LONDON (Reuters) – Stress in financial markets could yet make a comeback, Britain’s finance industry warned the Bank of England last month, with Brexit and global political risks auguring for a difficult end to the year. Minutes published on Thursday from a […]

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Texas Republican’s in-person Houston convention canceled over coronavirus

A day after the state surpassed 10,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a single day, Houston officials on Wednesday canceled the Texas Republican Party’s in-person convention, saying the spread of the coronavirus made it impossible to hold the event as scheduled. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city’s lawyers exercised provisions in the contract […]

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Ryder Cup postponed until 2021 in hopes ‘thousands of spectators’ can be present

The Ryder Cup has been postponed until 2021 in Wisconsin after the COVID-19 pandemic raised uncertainty that the loudest event in golf could be played with spectators present. The announcement Wednesday had been in the works for weeks as the PGA of America, the European Tour and the PGA Tour tried to adjust with so […]

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Business interruption insurance claims are a worry, BoE says before court rules

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread in London By Carolyn Cohn and Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – The biggest uncertainty now facing insurers is whether they will have to pay for a raft of business interruption claims, the Bank of England said, as a court prepares to rule on whether existing policies […]

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Business interruption is big unknown for insurers, says Bank of England

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread in London LONDON (Reuters) – Potential claims by companies for business interruption remain the insurance industry’s biggest uncertainty ahead of a court ruling, the Bank of England said on Wednesday. Anna Sweeney, the BoE’s executive director for insurance, said the sector has remained robust in the […]

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Visa Waivers, Vouchers, Flight Discounts and Other Travel Lures

In some countries where Covid-19 cases are receding, governments are attempting to entice travelers to help save battered tourism industries with offers of discounted flights, vouchers for local attractions and free entry to tourist sites. A few are even offering to pay travelers’ medical expenses if they are infected with the virus. For now, Americans […]

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New Zealand to charge man with COVID-19 who allegedly escaped quarantine, went shopping: report

Authorities in New Zealand say they will press charges against a man with COVID-19 who allegedly escaped managed isolation on Tuesday and went shopping at a local supermarket in Auckland, according to multiple reports. The 32-year-old had recently spent time in India. He allegedly fled quarantine by squeezing through a fence at the Stamford Plaza hotel, which is being used for managed isolation amid […]

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UK’s Sunak to map out next moves in COVID recovery plan

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak will announce on Wednesday his next moves to prevent a wave of job cuts from snowballing into a full-blown unemployment crisis in the world’s sixth-biggest economy. Sunak is already on course to […]

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Tom Hanks is disappointed in Americans for coronavirus response

Tom Hanks didn’t name names, but decried the U.S. response to COVID-19 during a 10-minute appearance on “Today” on Tuesday. (Watch video clips below.) “There’s a darkness on the edge of town here, folks,” he said. “Let’s not confuse the fact. It’s killing people. … You can say, ‘Well, traffic accidents kill a lot of […]

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EU sees deeper recession, less steep rebound for euro zone

2/2 © Reuters. Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Frankfurt 2/2 By Philip Blenkinsop and Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The euro zone economy will drop deeper into recession this year and rebound less steeply in 2021 than previously thought, the European Commission forecast on Tuesday, with France, Italy and Spain struggling the most […]

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UK consumers remain cautious about returning to high streets

© Reuters. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Leicester LONDON (Reuters) – The number of shoppers visiting retailers was down by nearly 50% last week compared with a year earlier and the amount of money spent in pubs and restaurants as they reopened last weekend suffered a similar fall, data showed on Tuesday. The figures […]

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