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UK's Johnson spends night in ICU; not on…

A British government minister says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent the night in the intensive care unit of a London hospital, but is not on a ventilator

Firefighters Get Unusual Call About Foam Spill

Britain’s Yates Fire Department got a rather unusual call not long ago.

Japan's Prime Minister Declares State Of…

The month-long order applies to seven prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka.

Trump: I Sent Help to Boris Johnson

President Trump said Monday that he'd offered "help" in treating British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in intensive care battling COVID-19. Trump said he'd asked two "leading companies" with experience treating "ebola, AIDS, others" to "contact London immediately," per Politico . As for the treatment offered, "it's a very complex...

Zoo cams surge in popularity during virus crisis

With Americans sheltering in place amid the coronavirus outbreak, zoos and aquariums across the nation have expanded their offerings of live webcams, providing people with "online safaris" to help entertain, educate and even ease the angst. (April 6)

Soccer Player Carli Lloyd Speaks Out About Tokyo…

Toykyo was supposed to host the Summer Olympics in July 2020 but now it might be rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the Olympics would be held “by the summer of 2021.” According to Allure, two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd was set to compete in the Olympics for soccer. Lloyd said while she was disappointed about the changes, she’s “thankful” they were delayed and not cancelled. She said: “Our team has been playing very well under our new head coach Vlatko, and I knew we would go into the Olympics prepared and ready.”

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The Latest: Italian and Catalan MotoGP races…

The Italian and Catalan MotoGP races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak

6 Mild COVID-19 Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

6 Mild COVID-19 Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore 1. Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting Study, 'American Journal of Gastroenterology' 2. Excess mucus production Though this symptom is also often associated with the common cold and allergies, it has been reported in over a third of COVID-19 patients. 3. Aches, pains and headaches These are common symptoms with most viruses. 4. Fatigue Dr. Susan Besser, via 'Prevention' 5. Sore throat Respiratory viruses can cause postnasal drip and a constant cough, leading to a sore throat. 6. Lost sense of smell According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, this "has been seen in patients ultimately testing positive for coronavirus with no other symptoms." If you are experiencing multiple mild or severe symptoms of COVID-19, call your doctor. They will be able to tell you if you qualify for testing and where to go from there.

White House Trade Adviser And Dr. Anthony Fauci…

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro and Dr. Anthony Fauci got into a fight during a coronavirus task force meeting. The fight was over how much the White House should support a malaria drug to fight COVID-19. According to Business Insider, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner updated the task force on different drug trials. Navarro then passed out folders praising the “clear and therapeutic efficacy” of the malaria drug. Fauci then pushed back saying there’s only “anecdotal evidence” of the drug working and that made Navarro upset.

New Worry: Grocery Workers Now Dying

Grocery store employees are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic—and now they're dying. The Washington Post reports that at least four have died from COVID-19 in recent days, and many more have tested positive. The deaths include: A Trader Joe's employee in Scarsdale, NY, with underlying health...

Landspout overhead wows onlookers

Some fairly astonished onlookers saw a landspout swirling overhead in Laton, California, on April 6.

Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks

Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. The donation will go to Feeding America, a Chicago-based network of more than 200 food banks that feed 46 million people. Feeding America is ranked the second-largest U.S. charity by revenue, according to 'Forbes.' In 2019, the nonprofit reportedly generated $2.9 billion in revenue, most of which went toward sending food to pantries. Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said Bezos's donation is the largest single gift in the organization's history. Jeff Bezos, via Instagram

Japan declares state of emergency, ramping up…

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus

Eugene Levy: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ depiction of…

The stars of hit comedy "Schitt's Creek" celebrate the show's depiction of love and why they removed "negativity from the town" in which its set. (April 7)

After 4 Days of Declining Numbers, Spain Sees a…

Declining or at least flattening coronavirus numbers in world hot spots ( including New York ) have buoyed hope in recent days, but Spain just recorded at least a temporary reversal of that. The nation registered 743 new deaths from Monday to Tuesday, up about 100 from the previous 24-hour...

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Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in…

A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services

Here's How Soil Gets Its Peculiar Smell

Scientists have figured out why soil has such a unique smell.

Coral Bleached Along Entirety Of Great Barrier…

The ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies says this is the first time it's seen widespread damage along the entire 1,400-mile reef.

Beauty Queen Trades Crown for Stethoscope

Bhasha Mukherjee was crowned Miss England last year—but with the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the UK, she has now returned from the overseas charity work she was doing so that she can work as a doctor in her home country. Mukherjee was a junior doctor, but took a break from...

Eugene and Dan Levy talk tearful end of ‘Schitt…

Father and son Eugene and Dan Levy reveal on set tears as they wrapped filming on their hit comedy show, "Schitt's Creek." (April 7)

Wisconsin Governor Signs Executive Order To…

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order about postponing Wisconsin’s primary election. According to Reuters, he wants to move the election from April 7 to June 9. Evers cited health risks as the reason but Republicans said they would challenge it in the state Supreme Court. Evers tried to cancel in-person voting and extend the time to return absentee ballots into late May. Republicans rejected that proposal and Evers then moved forward with his executive order.

Global shares rise on optimism over progress in…

Global shares are rising, fueled by hopes the peak of the coronavirus pandemic surge may come soon

The Pandemic Has Led to a Global Drop in Air…

The Pandemic Has Led to a Global Drop in Air Pollution Satellite images from the European Space Agency have shown that air pollution levels around the world have decreased as a result of the slowing of industrial activity. The ESA’s Sentinel-5P satellite has shown that nitrogen dioxide levels over cities in Asia and Europe are significantly lower than in the same period last year. Paul Monks, a professor of air pollution at the University of Leicester, has said that a reduction in air pollution may benefit those vulnerable to COVID-19. Paul Monks, via Wired Monks also referred to the sudden shift as the “largest-scale experiment ever seen.”

Pink Said She And Her Family Had Coronavirus But…

Pink announced she tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago and has already recovered. She said her family was already staying at home and continued to do so while they got better. According to Reuters, the family took the test again and have not been confirmed negative. The singer said the accessibility to testing was an “absolute travesty and failure of our government.” Pink said she would donate $1 million to a hospital fund and a Los Angeles fund.

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Martin Shkreli Has a Coronavirus Deal for Feds

Disgraced pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli would like to be allowed out of federal prison for three months, pretty please. In return, the so-called "pharma bro" says he'll research treatments for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. "As a successful two-time biopharma entrepreneur, having purchased multiple companies, invented multiple...

Waterspout spotted offshore

A waterspout was spotted north of Coyote Point Park in California on Monday, April 6.

Chris Cuomo Details 'Haunted' Night With…

Chris Cuomo Details 'Haunted' Night With Coronavirus The CNN anchor hosted Wednesday's episode of 'Cuomo Prime Time' live from his basement. He is self-quarantining one day after announcing that he tested positive for COVID-19. Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo added that he had a fever of around 103 degrees “that wouldn’t quit." Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo said he experienced hallucinations of his late father, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, who died in Jan. 2015. Chris Cuomo, via CNN