Europe is seeing further signs of hope in the coronavirus outbreak as Italy’s daily death toll was at its lowest in more than two weeks and health officials noted with caution that the curve was finally descending
Louis CK is finally rolling out jokes about the #MeToo crisis that seemed to tank his career. The comedian, who has admitted to masturbating in front of female colleagues, is making light of the whole affair in a special available on his website for $7.99, Variety reports. "How was...
Highlights of this day in history: Bomb strikes a West Berlin disco; Gen. Douglas MacArthur and billionaire Howard Hughes die; Educator Booker T. Washington born; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sets an NBA record; Katie Couric to become CBS anchor. (April 5)
The United States has entered one of the most critical weeks so far in the novel coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. According to Reuters, the death toll is exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana. Some governors are also calling for a national stay-at-home order. In New York, deaths had fallen slightly on Sunday from the day before, for the first time in a week. However, there were still nearly 600 new deaths from the coronavirus and more than 7,300 new cases. Places such as Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington, D.C. are also beginning to see a rise in fatalities.
Remembering Maya Angelou Marguerite Annie Johnson was born on April 4, 1928, and died on May 28, 2014. Here are five facts in honor of the poet. 1. Angelou was the second poet in history to read a poem at a presidential inauguration. 2. She worked with both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. 3. She was named Wake Forest University's first Reynolds Professor of American Studies in 1982. 4. Angelou was the first black woman to conduct a streetcar in San Francisco. 5. Prior to becoming a poet, she was in an opera, ‘Porgy and Bess,’ and a journalist. Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou!
(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday he believed there needed to be a mass rollout of rapid testing in order to achieve a “return to normalcy” after the peak of the novel coronavirus crisis passes in the United States in the coming weeks and months. Cuomo, whose state is the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, said New York was part of an effort to develop a program that would identify people who are both negative and not in a vulnerable category, allowing them to go back to work.
For decades, it was believed to be impossible to run a marathon in less than two hours. Then, in October, Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to do it. How? Knox Robinson spent time with Kipchoge at his rural training camp in Kenya, and in an extensive piece for GQ...
Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. The donation will go to Feeding America, a Chicago-based network of more than 200 food banks that feed 46 million people. Feeding America is ranked the second-largest U.S. charity by revenue, according to 'Forbes.' In 2019, the nonprofit reportedly generated $2.9 billion in revenue, most of which went toward sending food to pantries. Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said Bezos's donation is the largest single gift in the organization's history. Jeff Bezos, via Instagram
Hikers on the Appalachian Trail face difficult decisions as the coronavirus pandemic worsens: postpone a dream or ignore warnings and keep hiking. (April 4)
Some bad press for American Airlines: Three flight attendants tell Mother Jones they were forced to keep 11 passengers—the only ones on board—confined to the last three rows despite social-distancing rules. "The reasoning behind it is, well, they bought basic economy fares, so we can't put them further...
The prediction was chilling enough that it reportedly got President Trump to change course : An epidemiological model from Imperial College London showed that 2.2 million Americans could die if the government took no action to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But after the US and UK governments did...
Colorful chalk messages reading, ‘thank you for what you’re about to do’ and ‘you’re extraordinary,’ are left for hospital workers on sidewalk in New Orleans. (April 3)
Walmart is due to begin enforcing social distancing in its stores to fight the coronavirus pandemic. According to Business Insider, Walmart stores will allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet of space. To ensure a lower human density in the stores, Walmart employees will stationed at store entrances and will count customers to admit them one by one. The average Walmart store is about 180,000 square feet. By that calculation, there should be no more than 90 customers in an average-sized store at any one time. Walmart has designated a single entrance and a single exit for each of its stores so that all arriving customers will filter through one entryway.
America’s surgeon general is raising the specter of the gravest attacks against the nation in modern times to steel an anxious country for the impending sorrow he says will touch untold numbers of families in the age of the coronavirus
Happy Birthday, Pharrell Williams! Pharrell Lanscilo Williams turns 47 years old today. Here are five fun facts about the producer. 1. He released the first 24-hour music video for "Happy." 2. Pharrell got his nickname, Skateboard P, in high school. 3. His debut solo single, “Frontin,” was the 34th best-selling song of 2003 in the U.S. 4. The Neptunes were discovered by Teddy Riley after entering a high school talent show. 5. He plays the drums and keyboard. Happy Birthday, Pharrell Williams!
At the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, officials and public health authorities recommended against the public wearing masks. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned that wearing masks could increase the risk of catching the virus. According to Gizmodo, the government also said health care workers who needed them were short in supply. But now that people know that the virus can spread before people start feeling sick, it might be more necessary. According to Gizmodo, it then makes sense for people to wear masks because they might be contagious without knowing it.
Accused of profiting off insider information, Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler defended her stock deals by saying they were made by financial consultants acting on their own. So far, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, she's presented no evidence of that. Loeffler and her husband, Jeff Sprecher, sold stocks in a list of...
Chris Cuomo Details 'Haunted' Night With Coronavirus The CNN anchor hosted Wednesday's episode of 'Cuomo Prime Time' live from his basement. He is self-quarantining one day after announcing that he tested positive for COVID-19. Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo added that he had a fever of around 103 degrees “that wouldn’t quit." Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo said he experienced hallucinations of his late father, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, who died in Jan. 2015. Chris Cuomo, via CNN