Dr. Kong Yuefeng, a recovered COVID-19 patient who has passed his 14-day quarantine, donates plasma in the city’s blood center in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Barcroft Media | Getty Images Microsoft is working with a consortium of pharmaceutical companies to recruit people who have recovered from Covid-19 to donate
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Tech companies will be key to supporting California’s growing “army” of coronavirus contact tracers and ultimately reopening the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom told CNBC on Friday. Newsom’s plan for reopening the state is highly dependent on the capacity to test widely for the virus and to conduct contact tracing, whereby personnel identify and track people
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: At least 2,152,647.  Global deaths: At least 143,802.  Most cases reported: United States (667,801), Spain (184,948), Italy (168,941), France (147,091), and Germany (137,698).  The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins
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Iceland’s strategy to track the spread of the coronavirus can be used in the U.S., deCODE Genetics CEO Kári Stefánsson told CNBC on Wednesday. Stefánsson, whose Reykjavík-based company is known for its work analyzing the human genome, noted the obvious size differences between the U.S. and Iceland.  For starters, the U.S. has about 330 million people while
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A general view before the MLB baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 22, 2017, at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. Carlos Herrera | Icon Sportswire | Getty Images Major League Baseball says 27 teams will participate in an antibody testing study with Stanford University and the University of
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At a White House briefing meant to provide updates on the U.S. efforts to combat the coronavirus, President Donald Trump played a campaign-style video clip portraying his initial response to the disease as a bold success – further blurring the line between the government and his presidential reelection bid. “We have a few clips that
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Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, in an interview on February 17, 2016. David Orrell | CNBC  Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari said Sunday he expects the path to economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will be a “long, hard road,” pouring cold water on hopes for a “V-shaped” rebound. Kashkari, who
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File photo of an almost-empty passenger plane. Laurel Chor | Getty Images The country’s largest airlines will have to compensate taxpayers for billions in payroll grants to weather coronavirus, the Treasury Department said Friday, leaving the door open to an aid structure that sparked criticism from labor unions, some lawmakers and industry members. The Treasury
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This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: At least 1,595,350. Global deaths: At least 95,455. Most cases reported: United States (461,437), Spain (153,222), Italy (143,626), France (118,781), Germany (118,181). The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 7:40 a.m. Beijing time.  All times below are in Beijing time. 7:55
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Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Tasos Katopodis | Bloomberg | Getty Images White House officials are seeing “real evidence” that statewide lockdowns and other efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic are working in states
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses the coronavirus task force daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters White House officials worry that the COVID-19 outbreak is disproportionately hitting African Americans harder than other groups and are working with
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Captain Brett Crozier addresses the crew for the first time as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt during a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck in San Diego, California, U.S. November 1, 2019. U.S. Navy | Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Lynch | Reuters A since-fired Navy captain’s plea
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White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Another big coronavirus outbreak like the one New York City is bracing for could “dramatically change” the
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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon reported the largest one-day jump in coronavirus cases within the Department of Defense on Thursday.  The Pentagon reported a total of 1,638 cases within the Department of Defense on Thursday, an increase of 233 cases overnight. Of the 1,638 cases, 953 are active-duty military, 319 are civilians, 269 dependents and 97 contractors.
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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Chris Kleponis | Bloomberg | Getty Images The first human trial testing a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is “on track” with
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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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