The Washington Post
U.S. and global stock markets soared Monday, April 6, as investors took in overseas progress against the coronavirus, even as Americans have been warned that the coming week will be the "hardest and saddest" of the outbreak as infections near their peak.
A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first known animal in the United States to contract the virus, the zoo and federal officials said Sunday, April 5. The four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia was tested for COVID-19 after she and several other lions and tigers came down with a dry cough starting March 27, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a statement. Officials believe that an asymptomatic zookeeper carrying the virus somehow transmitted the disease to the tiger while caring for the animals.
Cory Deburghgraeve, a 33-year-old Chicago physician, on his job amid the coronavirus pandemic, as told to Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow: - - - I could be the last person some of these patients ever see, or the last voice they hear. A lot of people will never come off the ventilator. That's the reality of this virus. I force myself to think about that for a few seconds each time I walk into the ICU to do an intubation.
LONDON - In a rare televised speech, Queen Elizabeth II urged the British people Sunday, April 5, to show their self-discipline and quiet resolve during the coronavirus pandemic that has already taken nearly 5,000 lives here.
Dozens of influential donors gathered last week to hear from former vice president Joe Biden. But rather than mingling over cocktails at the home of a notable host, the guests signed on using a personalized link to a videoconferencing call - the default venue in the socially distant era. It's the new normal for Biden, whose fundraising has hit new roadblocks after sweeping victories in March's primaries as Americans have turned their focus to the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, his fundraisers say.
WASHINGTON - Americans are being advised to steel themselves for one of the most agonizing weeks in living memory as President Donald Trump and his advisers predict that parts of the country are nearing a peak of cases of covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The president at Sunday's, April 5, White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing hailed numbers from New York showing a one-day decline in deaths while warning that New York and New Jersey, have "really become a very hot zone." Still, Trump, along with Vice President Mike Pence, projected confidence not matched by the
WASHINGTON - By the time Donald Trump proclaimed himself a wartime president - and the coronavirus the enemy - the United States was already on course to see more of its people die than in the wars of Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined.
This week, union workers at a Ford manufacturing plant outside Detroit raced to set up new production lines. But instead of making hybrid car batteries, the usual output from the factory, they are preparing to churn out tens of thousands of ventilators, joining the sprint against the clock to fight the coronavirus. Scrambling to get production underway, the workers took apart a ventilator and 3-D scanned each of the roughly 300 parts, creating computer simulations of how the device could be assembled efficiently.
LUMMI NATION, Wash. - They hastily piled all the dumbbells and treadmills in the back of a gym to make room for 23 extra hospital beds. The beds aren't needed yet, but on a reservation where residents suffer high rates of disease that exist throughout Indian Country, the Lummi Tribal Health Clinic in Washington is bracing for the deadly coronavirus.
Wisconsin's state legislature refused to take up a proposal to cancel in-person voting for Tuesday's primary, one day after Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, called for delaying the contest and abruptly convened a special legislative session on the issue, amid the intensifying coronavirus pandemic.