Month: March 2020

Loss of taste, smell key COVID-19 symptoms: British scientists’ study

LONDON (Reuters) – Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have COVID-19, according to a study of data collected via a symptom tracker app developed by British scientists to help monitor the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: A poster in the window of a pharmacy is pictured …

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Trump warns Americans of a tough two weeks ahead in coronavirus fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and his top healthcare advisers urged Americans on Tuesday to follow strict social distancing measures ahead of a “tough two weeks” that could see at least 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus in the United States. “It’s absolutely critical for the American people to follow the guidelines for the next …

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Volvo Cars in talks to reach emissions deal with California

A long exposure picture shows cars of Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo displayed in front of a showroom of Stierli Automobile AG company in St. Erhard, Switzerland April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Swedish automaker Volvo Cars confirmed Tuesday it is in talks with California to reach a voluntary emissions agreement. Mary Nichols, who …

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Lindsay Lohan says ‘I’m back!’ teasing new single amid pandemic

FILE PHOTO: 70th Cannes Film Festival – The amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS 2017 event – Photocall Arrivals – Antibes, France. 25/05/2017. Lindsay Lohan poses. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Lindsay Lohan, whose promising movie career crashed a decade ago in a string of legal woes and substance abuse, on Tuesday announced she was …

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Coronavirus: ECB announce £61m support package to help English cricket through pandemic

The England and Wales Cricket Board have announced a £61million interim support package to help English cricket withstand the financial impact of Covid-19.  The stimulus, made up of £40m available immediately to the professional structure and just over £20m for the recreational game, was announced on Tuesday by ECB chief executive Tom Harrison who also …

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Coronavirus lockdown results in police stopping man from playing ‘Pokémon GO’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Police in the U.K. have stopped a man playing “Pokémon GO” outdoors amid the country’s coronavirus lockdown. Officers in Stevenage in southern England told the man to go home, explaining that the popular video game does not qualify …

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Trump completes rollback of Obama-era vehicle fuel efficiency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday completed a rollback of vehicle emissions standards adopted under his predecessor Barack Obama and will require 1.5% annual increases in efficiency through 2026 – far weaker than the 5% increases in the discarded rules. FILE PHOTO: Traffic travels along a highway next to Los Angeles, California, …

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Trump calls for $2T infrastructure bill as ‘Phase 4’ of coronavirus response

President Trump on Tuesday called for a $2 trillion infrastructure bill to serve as “Phase 4” of the federal government’s coronavirus response efforts, just days after Congress approved a massive stimulus package worth even more than that. “With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is the time do our decades long …

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Can hydroxychloroquine prevent COVID-19? Study aims to find answers

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Currently, there is no known cure for the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the globe, but one possible remedy, the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, has received increased attention in recent weeks. A new study aims to confirm whether or not that attention …

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Coronavirus: Brexit will make it harder to fight future pandemics, Jeremy Hunt warns

Brexit will make it harder to fight future pandemics and reap the benefits of new clinical trials in the EU, Jeremy Hunt is warning. The current proposals for the UK’s full divorce will have “a significant impact on health and social care”, a letter sent by the head of the Commons health committee states. In …

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Elton John’s coronavirus ‘living room’ show raises $8 million for U.S. charities

FILE PHOTO: Elton John attends the 28th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, holding the Oscar for Best Original Song for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”, which he won with Bernie Taupin at the 92nd Academy Awards, in West Hollywood, California, U.S. February 9, 2020. REUTERS/David McNew/File Photo LOS ANGELES …

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Ken Shimura, popular comedian in Japan, dead at 70 after contracting coronavirus

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Ken Shimura, a popular comedian in Japan, has died after contracting the coronavirus, becoming the country’s first known celebrity victim of the disease. He was 70. Shimura — who drew inspiration from the late comedic icon Jerry Lewis and attracted fans of all …

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