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Trump said Obama team botched H1N1 swine flu response, but is it true?

President Trump blamed the Obama Administration Friday for completely botching its response to the 2009 outbreak of H1N1, known as swine flu. “For decades the @CDCgov looked at, and studied, its testing system, but did nothing about it,” the president tweeted. “It would always be inadequate and slow for a large scale pandemic, but a …

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Netanyahu’s corruption trial postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

A Jerusalem district court announced on Sunday that it was postponing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criminal trial for two months because of restrictions arising from the outbreak of the coronavirus. Netanyahu was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to face charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in connection to a series …

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Australia Imposes 14-Day Self-Isolation On All International Travelers

SYDNEY (Reuters) ― Australia will impose 14-day self-isolation on international travelers arriving from midnight Sunday and ban cruise ships from foreign ports for 30 days, mirroring restrictions in nearby New Zealand aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the new measures after a meeting with a newly formed …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Airport Screenings Cause Long Waits; Trump Tests Negative

Spain and France announced drastic, countrywide restrictions on Saturday to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Spain ordered all citizens to confine themselves to their homes — and to leave only to buy food, go to work, seek medical care or assist the elderly and others in need. Officials in Spain reported 1,500 new cases, …

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Infected people without symptoms might be driving the spread of coronavirus more than we realized

These officials have emphasized that the virus is spread mainly by people who are already showing symptoms, such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing. If that’s true, it’s good news, since people who are obviously ill can be identified and isolated, making it easier to control an outbreak. But it appears that a Massachusetts coronavirus …

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Surveillance and Containment Measures for the First 100 Patients with COVID-19 in Singapore — January 2–February 29, 2020

Yixiang Ng, MSc1*; Zongbin Li, MBBS1*; Yi Xian Chua, MSc1; Wei Liang Chaw, MSc1; Zheng Zhao, MSc1; Benjamin Er, MSc1; Rachael Pung, MSc1; Calvin J. Chiew, MPH1; David C. Lye, MBBS2,3,4,5; Derrick Heng, MPH1; Vernon J. Lee, PhD1,6* (View author affiliations) View suggested citation Summary What is already known about this topic? First detected in …

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Businesses Overrun Email Inboxes With Coronavirus Updates – CBS Detroit

(CBS Local) — Businesses, schools, organizations and charities are flooding email boxes with messages explaining how they are handling the coronavirus outbreak. It seems like everybody from banks to local coffee hang out spots are writing to let people know what measures they are taking to create a safe environment during the crisis. The emails …

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Massachusetts Casinos To Temporarily Close Amid Coronavirus Concerns – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — The three casinos in Massachusetts will temporarily close amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Gaming Commission announced Saturday that operations at Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino will stop Sunday at 6 a.m. The decision will be re-evaluated in two weeks, said the commission. During the closure, the casinos will …

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Mass Closings Expands To Bucks, Chester Counties After 4 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Philadelphia Region – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is expanding mass closings to Bucks and Chester Counties after four new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases were reported the Philadelphia region. Two of the cases are adults from Montgomery County, one case is an adult from Philadelphia and another is an adult from Chester County. All are either in …

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Joe Biden Decisively Defeats Trump in Arizona, a State He Won in 2016, Several Polls Show

Several polls conducted over the past week among Arizona voters show former Vice President Joe Biden decisively winning over state residents in hypothetical general election matchups against President Donald Trump. Biden, the 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner, is several percentage points ahead of Trump in polls which pit the two head-to-head in the upcoming November election. …

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