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A Gen Zer who contracted the coronavirus during his spring break says the White House"s response to the pandemic is one of the main reasons why people aren"t taking it seriously

Max Schulman Max Schulman, a junior at Vanderbilt University, contracted the coronavirus while on spring break in Barcelona, Spain. He is now encouraging other spring breakers to start taking the virus seriously.  "T.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 26th, 2020

The model that Trump is using to make decisions about the coronavirus shows shutdowns and social distancing could save 2 million lives

Associated Press As many as 2.2 million people in the United States are predicted to die from COVID-19 without mitigation, according to an analysis that the White House is using to guide its response that was released Tuesday.  Deaths.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider14 hr. 54 min. ago

Key Words: People are being jerks during the coronavirus pandemic — and there’s a new word to describe them

Buying every toilet paper roll in sight? Enjoying beer pong on your favorite spring break beach? Can’t be bothered to wash your hands or cover your mouth when you cough? Snot rockets? Then you just might be one of these people......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 22nd, 2020

Businesses close their doors as the fight against global coronavirus pandemic intensifies

Businesses nationwide are bracing for increased federal restrictions after a weekend that saw the coronavirus pandemic strengthen its grip on the way people work and live. Vice President Mike Pence at a White House briefing on Sunday said new federal .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 16th, 2020

Trump to discuss coronavirus response with Wall Street chiefs

President Donald Trump will meet with Wall Street executives on Wednesday to discuss the financial industry's response to the coronavirus and the toll it is taking on small businesses, markets and the broader economy, the White House said......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 11th, 2020

LIVE UPDATES: People in New York"s first "containment zone" speak out, Bill Gates releases his 3-point plan to defeat the coronavirus

Dave Mosher/Business Insider We'll keep this page updated with the biggest coronavirus headlines of the day. Check back for updates.  Here's the latest: The White House projects that s.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider5 hr. 54 min. ago

The White House projects that shutting down the US to stop the coronavirus could save 2 million lives

Associated Press As many as 2.2 million people in the US are predicted to die from COVID-19 witho.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider12 hr. 54 min. ago

Dispatches from a Pandemic: ‘Police used rubber bullets to disperse people lined-up outside a grocery store’: As South Africa hunkers down, coronavirus will hit poor residents hardest

South Africa’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has improved from previous health crises, but the police and military have been concentrated in the poorest areas......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 31st, 2020

Dow logs nearly 700-point gain as investors focus on efforts to slow down coronavirus

U.S. stock indexes ended sharply higher Monday, with the main benchmarks booking gains of at least 3% as investors appeared to take comfort from a more sober tone from the White House about the coronavirus epidemic. The Dow Jon.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 30th, 2020

Trump berated a black journalist, telling her to "be nice" and not "threatening" at a coronavirus briefing, but she refused to take the bait

Screenshot/White House PBS NewsHour reporter Yamiche Alcindor confronted President Donald Trump with his own statements during the daily coronavirus taskforce briefing on Sunday as US coronavirus cases rose to nearly 140,000. In response, T.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 29th, 2020

Nancy Pelosi slams Trump for considering loosening coronavirus social distancing guidelines: "As the president fiddles, people are dying"

Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak, calling it "deadly." Her commen.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 29th, 2020

Apple just released a COVID-19 app backed by the CDC that tells you whether to quarantine or get tested — here"s how it works (AAPL)

AP Apple released a COVID-19 screening app Friday in collaboration with the CDC and the White House. The app, called Apple COVID-19, tells people whether to take measures like social distancing or seek out a coronavirus test b.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 27th, 2020

Coronavirus: Top execs at Floor & Decor taking pay cuts

The reductions are "in response to the current business environment as impacted by the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 26th, 2020

COVIDIOT: The latest slang people are using to describe spring breakers, toilet paper hoarders, and politicians during the coronavirus pandemic

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Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 26th, 2020

New York Gov. Cuomo says ‘we’re still on the way up the mountain’ when it comes to coronavirus cases

The White House has advised people who have traveled from NYC to other areas to self-isolate......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 26th, 2020

Lifesaving devices for coronavirus patients are "breaking down," so the company famous for explaining Apple device repairs is crowdsourcing ways to fix medical ventilators

iFixIt iFixit is famous for tearing down Apple devices and showing people how to repair them. Now, it's helping to keep crucial medical equipment operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The company is building a central resource for the main.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 25th, 2020

Americans will be able to take money out of their retirement accounts penalty-free during the coronavirus pandemic

Maskot/Getty   The Senate and White House came to a bipartisan agreement on a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday. In addition to making direct payments to American workers, the bill also relaxes the retirement account wit.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 25th, 2020

Amazon Temporarily Suspends Taking Orders In India Following 21-Day Nationwide Lockdown

Joining scores of countries that have gone into a lockdown in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, India entered a 21-day nationwide lockdown, effective midnight March 25. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMar 25th, 2020

Florida"s spring break problem shows a political pandemic divide: Red and blue states are treating coronavirus differently

Michele Sandberg/Getty Ima.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 24th, 2020

US Lets Up On Import Tariffs For Chinese Medical Supplies

The White House's trade negotiating office assured U.S. medical supplies importers that it will not impose import tariffs on Chinese products such as ventilators, oxygen masks and nubilators during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMar 23rd, 2020

Trump says the coronavirus is hurting his personal businesses and he doesn"t know if his hotels will accept government bailouts

Alex Brandon, File via AP President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday that his own businesses are taking a financial hit as a result of the novel coronavirus.  He said he didn't know wheth.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 21st, 2020