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Coronavirus: China is not safe while Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, experts say

China’s top epidemiologists have warned that the country may not yet be out of the woods with regards to the coronavirus pandemic and that the responses of the United States and Europe to the global health crisis will be pivotal to how it unfolds.Covid-19, the disease caused by the pathogen, is unlikely to be eradicated in the near future and achieving herd immunity is not a practical solution to the problem, they said.“Europe has become more serious about [social] distancing … which is crucial…

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How long will a coronavirus vaccine take? A Q&A with Jerome Kim, head of the International Vaccine Institute

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to sicken thousands, universities and companies around the world are working on a vaccine for the Covid-19 disease.Given the gravity of the crisis, the mission comes with obvious challenges – not least the lack of information on Covid-19, including whether an infected person can build a natural immunity to a second infection.Dr Jerome Kim, the director general of the International Vaccine Institute and an expert on the evaluation and development of…

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Coronavirus: mafia buys food for Italy’s poor to expand influence amid pandemic

Criminal organisations in Italy are distributing food and ordering interest-free lending to the needy to try to extend their influence, Italian anti-mafia author Roberto Saviano has warned.Italy’s mafia groups are also poised to snatch up struggling businesses as the country – which is in crisis over the deadly coronavirus pandemic – awaits European funding to boost its battered economy, he said.“If Europe doesn’t intervene soon the multiplication of mafioso money that’s already in Germany,…

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Avlon: How Trump has moved from denial to defecting blame

CNN's John Avlon explains how President Trump has gone from denying the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic, to blaming others for the crisis.

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‘Where is God in a pandemic?’ Pastor Rick Warren explains

During a CNN town hall on coronavirus, Pastor Rick Warren answers a question submitted from a viewer about where God is during a crisis, such as a global pandemic, and how he could allow it to happen.

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Boeing offering buyouts as it projects recovery will take years

Boeing is offering employees buyouts as its CEO said it will take years for the airlines and aerospace industry to recover from the coronavirus crisis.

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Feeling overwhelmed? Top tips for staying positive online during the coronavirus crisis

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The Refugee Act reminds us to not forget our humanity — especially now

As the global Covid-19 pandemic unfolds, it puts into sharp focus how the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies may lead to (yet another) humanitarian crisis -- this time along the US-Mexico border, where thousands of asylum seekers are living in overcrowded makeshift encampments, many without running water. If there were a coronavirus outbreak in one of these encampments -- which are already short on medical supplies -- the results could be catastrophic.

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Former Obama official on Trump’s remark: ‘Just false’

Ambassador Susan Rice, National Security Adviser to President Obama, said that the US government has been aware of the threat of a global health crisis for decades, and she personally briefed President Trump's then-incoming National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn on the matter during the transition.

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