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Coronavirus: Hong Kong hits grim milestone of 1,000 cases as authorities urge people to stay home over Easter holiday

Hong Kong reached the grim milestone of 1,000 coronavirus cases on Saturday as authorities urged the public to stay at home during the long Easter weekend after thousands flocked to beaches and the countryside the previous day.Underlining the severity of the situation, a leading microbiologist said containing the outbreak before July was almost impossible as not enough people had developed immunity to the virus.The warning came as the city recorded 11 new infections, the fewest since March 17,…

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How Wuhan and the coronavirus are shaping China’s medical reforms

Wuhan was already a cause for concern among doctors long before it became synonymous with the novel coronavirus pandemic. The central Chinese city of 11 million people was foremost on the minds of the 3,600 family doctors attending a conference in Zhengzhou, the capital of neighbouring Henan province to the north.It was still only March 2019 and the gathering, a meet organised by the Cross Straits Medical Association and backed by the World Organisation of Family Doctors, came to the conclusion…

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Amid the threat of coronavirus, new swarm of billions of locusts threatens millions in Africa

Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak some countries had seen in 70 years.Now the second wave of the voracious insects, some 20 times the size of the first, is arriving. Billions of the young desert locusts are winging in from breeding grounds in Somalia in search of fresh vegetation springing up with seasonal rains.Millions of already vulnerable people are at risk. And as…

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This week’s Time magazine cover spotlights coronavirus front line workers, from cafeteria employees to paramedics

The "essential workers" charged with keeping America afloat during the coronavirus pandemic risk their lives daily. Now, the health care workers, grocery store employees and everyday people we depend on are telling their own stories on the cover of Time magazine this week.

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Trump tries to push fast-forward on the pandemic

A startling 6.6 million people filed their first claims for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total for the past three weeks to 16.8 million people. That's about 11% of the US labor force -- a shocking number, given that unemployment was at a historic low until the pandemic erupted -- and a grim new indicator of the scope of damage the coronavirus has wreaked on the US economy.

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How People with Autism Forge Friendships

Most autistic individuals want to and can make friends, though their relationships often have a distinctive quality

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Cats may get coronavirus, but experts say it’s nothing to worry about

Yes cats (and ferrets) can coronavirus and maybe carry it, but they are dead ends when it comes to transmitting to people, experts say.

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Europe’s most illiberal democracy lurches toward autocracy as pandemic gives Europe’s police new powers

While people in Europe are giving up some hard-won freedoms to contain the cornavirus, the pandemic is being used by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban as a cover for a power grab. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

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Cats Can Get Coronavirus, Study Suggests–But Pet Owners Need Not Panic

Scientists say it is unclear whether felines can spread the virus to people

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30 days that brought the world to the brink of a depression

Monday, February 17. The novel coronavirus outbreak is raging in China, but fewer than 1,000 people have been infected outside the country. With the virus out of sight and mostly out of mind, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stands just shy of 30,000 points, driven by the longest US economic expansion in history.

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