Month: March 2020

Maine became the latest state Tuesday to order residents to remain at home during the coronavirus pandemic. It joins New York, New Jersey, California and Washington — all among the hardest hit by the spread of COVID-19 — in limiting residents’ movements to curb the virus’ spread.  The U.S. counts the most coronavirus cases of any country,
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Pedestrians walk passed signage at Cigna headquarters in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Health insurers Cigna and Humana are now waiving patient cost-sharing on all treatment for coronavirus, including hospitalizations and ambulance transfers, for their insured members and employer plans. “Our customers with COVID-19 should focus on fighting this virus and
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Health care professionals take a break awaiting patients as they test for COVID-19 at the ProHEALTH testing site in Jericho, New York, March 24, 2020. Steve Pfost | Newsday RM | Getty Images Researchers are warning that the coronavirus pandemic could inflict long-lasting emotional trauma on an unprecedented global scale. They say it could leave
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Donated blood is collected at Bloodworks Northwest on March 17, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Karen Ducey | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration will allow doctors across the country to begin using plasma donated by coronavirus survivors to treat patients who are critically ill with the virus, under new emergency protocols approved Tuesday. The
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In the last week, a group of thirty volunteers from tech companies like Apple, Amazon and Alphabet put together a website called “covidnearyou” that aims to track the coronavirus as it spreads.  The idea started when Prem Ramaswami, the head of product at Alphabet‘s Sidewalk Labs, and his wife, started feeling sick more than a week ago. When
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Dr. Sonia Macieiewski samples proteins at Novavax labs in Rockville, Maryland on March 20, 2020, one of the labs developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images The number of people who have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, has topped 300,000 as the pandemic continues to
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Medical workers and other officials gather outside of the Brooklyn Hospital Center where testing for the coronavirus has started on March 19, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images New York City accounts for roughly a third of all the coronavirus cases in the nation with 5,151 confirmed
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens while Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corp., right, speaks during a meeting with tourism industry executives at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. travel and tourism industry is seeking $150
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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO testifies during a Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing where they testified on the influence of foreign operations on social media on September 5, 2018. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call Group | Getty Images Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg on Monday said no one knows how big the impact coronavirus will on
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Brian Cornell, the Chairman and CEO of Target Corporation, reaches out and shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump after the president declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 13, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Donald Trump and
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Stephen J. Ubl, CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the industry’s main trade group, said Tuesday it has closed its headquarters in Washington D.C. after a visitor tested positive for COVID-19. PhRMA learned Monday night that
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An Amtrak Acela passenger train departs Union Station in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amtrak has cancelled its Acela nonstop service between Washington, D.C. and New York as one of its safety measures amid concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus.  “The safety of Amtrak’s customers and employees is our top
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Y Combinator Demo Day Y Combinator On Friday, Silicon Valley’s premiere start-up factory, Y Combinator, announced that it will move its 30th Demo Day, scheduled for March 23, to an online-only format. It will not host company founders, investors and members of the media in-person due to increasing fears over the spread of coronavirus. Founded
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