Trudeau says Canada won't retaliate for US mask…

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government won’t bring retaliatory or punitive measures after the Trump administration announced it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks

Coronavirus Shaming Is, Sadly, Now a Thing

Bella Lamilla was hospitalized in terrible shape, but did she know what others were saying? One hopes not. "It was ugly," says her great-nephew. "It hurt a lot." That's because Lamilla, Ecuador's "patient zero," was ripped apart on social media for contracting the coronavirus—one of several known incidents of...

Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming…

Even as Ecuador's coronavirus “patient zero” agonized in intensive care, strangers began tearing her reputation apart online

Germany Hurls Big Accusation at Trump Over N95…

German officials are accusing the Trump administration of "modern piracy" after 200,000 high-quality masks were apparently seized before reaching Germany, the Wall Street Journal reports. Seems the N95 masks—sought after by medical professionals for protection against the coronavirus—were made by the US company 3M's factory in China...

Hunt for medical supplies creates marketplace of…

Intense global demand to get protective equipment for doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus battle is prompting states and hospitals to compete against themselves in a shady marketplace where prices are soaring

As Virus Sweeps Through UK, a Rare Move From Queen

The British prime minister came down with COVID-19 ; so did Prince Charles . Now, the latter's mum will take to the mic Sunday to address the coronavirus that's already infected more than 38,000 in the United Kingdom as of Friday, with just over 3,600 deaths. The BBC reports that...

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Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus…

Authorities are clamoring to secure additional body storage wherever possible as U.S. officials estimate the death toll from the coronavirus could reach as high as 240,000

Corona Has Stopped Brewing Beer

Corona is once again making headlines, and we're not talking about the virus. Well, we kind of are. Per AFP , Grupo Modelo—the Mexican brewer that owns Corona beer, as well as the Modelo and Pacifico brands—on Thursday suspended production at its 11 breweries in Mexico through the end...

Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of…

Entire countries are on lockdown

56% of Coronavirus Deaths Occurred in Just 3…

On March 26, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide hit 500,000. A week later, it reached 1 million , according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker . Almost a quarter of the cases—and 6,000 of the more than 53,000 COVID-19 deaths—are in the US. The true...

Knifeman in France kills 2 in attack, terror…

French authorities have opened a terrorism inquiry after a man wielding a knife killed two people and wounded five others as residents of a town south of Lyon shopped for food amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus Cases Just Hit a Bad Milestone

About 4pm EDT Thursday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the world passed 1 million. As high as that is, USA Today reports, the real toll is higher. "The million is clearly way under what the actual number will be," said a doctor and the CEO of New...

AP PHOTOS: Meals for Paris' marginalized amid…

Amid the coronavirus lockdown in France, charity workers are preparing more than a thousand meals a day for migrants and the homeless on the half-abandoned grounds of a former Paris hospital whose patron saint was devoted to the poor

Court: 4 Men Jailed in Murder of WSJ Reporter Are…

The four men jailed in Pakistan for the 2002 kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl are set to walk free. British national Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh has been awaiting the outcome of an appeal since he was sentenced to death for murder, terrorism, and kidnapping for...

The Latest:Trump approves Arizona's major…

President Donald Trump approved Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s request for a major disaster declaration

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US Getting Medical Supplies From a Surprising…

It's Vladimir Putin to the rescue? Russia has sent a military cargo plane to the US with masks and other medical equipment, reports Politico . It was due to arrive Wednesday, though the exact details of what it's carrying remain unclear. The move came after a one-on-one phone call between Putin...

African elite who once sought treatment abroad…

The coronavirus could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their own nations

Report Casts Doubt on China's Coronavirus Stats

The US surpassed China in coronavirus deaths Tuesday. Or did it? Bloomberg News reports that the US intelligence community thinks Beijing is lying about its stats, both in terms of infections and deaths. The story is based on interviews with three anonymous US officials familiar with a classified report given...

New York gets ventilators in China; Trump wants…

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Chinese government is facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state

It Was Bound for Haiti, Turned Into a Ghost Ship

The MV Alta washed up on an Irish shore in February after some 18 months adrift at sea. In a piece for Wired , Matt Burgess explains that the category of people to have seen the ghost ship over that time is a remarkably narrow one: "It was only spotted once,...

China honors virus victims with 3 minutes of…

With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-staff, China held a three-minute nationwide moment of reflection to honor those who have died in the coronavirus outbreak

Notes Pulled From Western Wall, With a Twist

He stood at one of the world’s holiest sites and prayed for those who've contracted COVID-19. Then Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of Jerusalem's Western Wall, watched as thousands of written prayers crammed into the crevices of stone were removed. This happens twice a year before Passover and Rosh Hashana, per the...

AP Sources: Shipping tycoon helps Venezuela in…

A controversial shipping magnate has stepped in to prevent Venezuela from running out of fuel amid the coronavirus pandemic

UN: We've Seen Nothing Like This Since WWII

As confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide move relentlessly toward the 1 million figure, the United Nations is warning that the outbreak is the biggest test it has faced since it was formed in 1945. The global body called for international cooperation to fight the pandemic Wednesday, warning that it is "attacking...

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At Madrid field hospital, staff seeks to provide…

A convention center in Madrid has been turned into a makeshift field hospital, holding more than 1,000 patients with the coronavirus

'Against the Law to Fake Having COVID-19' on…

This April Fools' Day, very few people are in the mood for being pranked—or for reading news stories more surreal than what is already happening. Companies like Google have called off their annual corporate jokes and in some countries, authorities have warned that anybody spreading misinformation about the outbreak...

UN chief: Cease-fire appeal backed by parties in…

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that warring parties in 11 countries have responded positively to his appeal for a global cease-fire to tackle the coronavirus pandemic