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CDC posts info on additional COVID-19 symptoms

CDC: “Watch for symptoms – People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness. This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you…”
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Leaving Off Mask At Mayo Clinic, Pence Said He Wanted To Look Workers 'In The Eye'

Vice President Pence on Tuesday said he was following CDC guidelines in not wearing a face mask during public appearances since he is frequently tested for the coronavirus.

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What Is WHO And What Does It Do?

The organization at the eye of the coronavirus pandemic is taking heat from U.S. critics. Here's a look at its history, its mission and its role in the current crisis.

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Best Google Smart Speaker Deals (April 2020): Nest Mini, Hub Max, and More

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 18:06
From the Nest Mini to the Hub Max, you can save money if you're looking to build a smarter home. 
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Coronavirus Has Now Killed More Americans Than Vietnam War

The number of lives taken by COVID-19 in the U.S. has reached a grim milestone: More people have died of the disease than the 58,220 Americans who perished in the Vietnam War.

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5 Big Mistakes We Can Make Fighting the Covid-19 Pandemic

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 16:43
Staying at home is a big sacrifice. But lifting shelter-in-place orders too soon is one of the many mistakes that will make the crisis even more brutal.
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Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Scheduled To Sail From New York City

The iconic vessel was intended to provide overflow capacity to the New York metropolitan area but ultimately wasn't needed as badly as first feared.

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NBA Says Teams Can Reopen Practice Facilities In Early May, If Local Rules Allow

There will be restrictions, including no practices and no more than four players at a facility at one time.

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Trump Plans To Beef Up Meat Production After Coronavirus Hits Plants

President Trump will invoke the Defense Production Act to ensure plants keep running. Workers have said they need more protection after illnesses and deaths on the line.

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San Francisco Enlists A Key Latino Neighborhood In Coronavirus Testing

To get better data this week on a hard-hit community, the public health department and researchers are offering free testing for everyone over age 4 in a broad swath of the Mission District.

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'Hometown Heroes Or Whatever': Low-Wage Workers Want More Than Praise

In this lockdown, low-wage workers have been publicly declared "essential" — up there with doctors and nurses. But the workers say their pay, benefits and protections don't reflect it.

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Former Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton Endorses Joe Biden

The 2016 Democratic nominee for president endorsed Biden in the November face-off against President Trump during a live stream event on Tuesday.

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For Airbnb, 2020 Was Supposed To Be A Banner Year. Then The Pandemic Hit

AirBnb CEO Brian Chesky tells NPR that he expects his company to survive the coronavirus pandemic by emphasizing cleanliness, and acknowledging that travel is likely changed forever.

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Beijing Slams India's 'Unfair' Decision To Cancel Chinese Antibody Testing Kit Order

India's decision came on Monday amid accuracy concerns surrounding the kits. It's the latest irritant in a relationship that's come under increasing strain over the coronavirus.

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NYC Emergency Room Physician Who Treated Coronavirus Patients Dies By Suicide

"She tried to do her job and it killed her," Dr. Lorna Breen's father said of the 49-year-old doctor, who also contracted the coronavirus. His daughter was a hero, Breen says.

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House Cancels Plans to Return to Washington on May 4, Senate Preps Plans For Session

The House Majority Leader initially told House Democrats the chamber would convene next week but reversed course. A bipartisan task force is looking at options for remote voting and committee work.

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New Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Mail Voting Amid Pandemic

Despite a partisan divide over increasing absentee voting, about half of all Republicans support universal access to a mail ballot, according a new Pew Research poll.

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2015 GAO Report on Air Travel and Communicable Diseases was ignored

AIR TRAVEL AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES: Comprehensive Federal Plan Needed for U.S. Aviation System’s Preparedness GAO-16-127: Published: Dec 16, 2015. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2015. “All of the 14 airports and 3 airlines GAO reviewed have plans for responding to communicable disease threats from abroad, although the United States lacks a comprehensive national aviation-preparedness plan aimed at preventing and containing the spread of diseases through air travel. U.S. airports and airlines are not required to have individual preparedness plans, and no federal agency tracks which airports and airlines have them. Consequently, it is not clear the extent to which all U.S. airports and airlines have such plans. The plans GAO reviewed generally addressed the high-level components that GAO identified as common among applicable federal and international guidance, such as establishment of an incident command center and activation triggers for a response. GAO identified these components to provide a basis for assessing the breadth of the plans. The plans GAO reviewed for each airport were developed by, or in collaboration with, relevant airport stakeholders, such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) airport staff. As provided in Annex 9, the Chicago Convention, an international aviation treaty to which the United States is a signatory, obligates member states to develop a national aviation-preparedness plan for communicable disease outbreaks. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and CDC officials contend that some elements of such a plan already exist, including plans at individual airports. However, FAA has reported that individual airport plans are often intended to handle one or two flights with arriving passengers, rather than an epidemic, which may require involvement from multiple airports on a national level. Most importantly, a national aviation-preparedness plan would provide airports and airlines with an adaptable and scalable framework with which to align their individual plans—to help ensure that individual airport and airline plans work in accordance with one another. DOT and CDC officials agree that a national plan could add value. Such a plan would provide a mechanism for the public-health and aviation sectors to coordinate to more effectively prevent and control a communicable disease threat while minimizing unnecessary disruptions to the national aviation system…”

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Pence Says His Earlier Comments About Testing Were Misunderstood

At issue: test distribution versus test completion. The vice president said his statement in March about 4 million tests referred to test distribution.

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