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America’s response to the coronavirus is the most American thing ever – CNN

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America's response to the coronavirus is the most American thing ever - CNN

Coronavirus Live News and Updates – The New York Times

Trump, seeking to deflect blame, turns criticisms of his administration on the W.H.O.

President Trump threatened to permanently cut off all funds to the World Health Organization Monday night, a dramatic escalation of his repeated attempts to deflect blame for his handling of the pandemic that has killed more than 90,000 people in the United States during the past several months.

In a late-night, four-page letter to the director general of the W.H.O., Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Mr. Trump accused the global health group of failing to act quickly and aggressively enough against the virus in its early days, in effect denouncing the organization for the very missteps and failures that have been leveled at him and his administration.

Public health experts have said the presidents public denials of the viruss dangers slowed the American response, which included delayed testing and a failure to stockpile protective gear.

In the letter, the president said that the W.H.O. belatedly declared the outbreak of a Public Health Emergency of International concern on January 30, more than a month after the virus was first detected. But Mr. Trump did not declare a national emergency until weeks later, despite being aware of the virus and its dangers.

Mr. Trumps letter also contained falsehoods and misleading statements. He wrote that the W.H.O. consistently ignored credible reports of the virus spreading in Wuhan in early December 2019 or even earlier, including reports from the Lancet medical journal.

But in a statement Tuesday morning, the Lancet pointed out that the journal published no report in December, 2019, referring to a virus or outbreak in Wuhan or anywhere else in China. The journal said its first reports about the coronavirus were published on January 24, just four days before the W.H.O. declared an international emergency.

The president has railed against the W.H.O. for weeks as his own political and public health crisis at home has intensified, saying the group is in the thrall of China, where the virus originated. In the letter, he said the group was responsible for many deaths because it failed to challenge the version of events from Xi Jinping, the president of China, regarding the origin of the virus and its initial spread.

But that criticism from Mr. Trump was particularly ironic given his own very similar comments about China early in the pandemic, when he was trying to complete negotiations on a trade deal with the country. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency, Mr. Trump tweeted on Jan. 24. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!

On Tuesday, member states agreed to launch a probe into the global response to the coronavirus pandemic. The resolution, which was sponsored by the European Union and supported by more than 100 countries, was adopted without objections.

The resolution calls for an impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation into the international response to virus, including by the W.H.O. Mr. Trump had been insisting that the health agency investigate the origins of the virus and whether it was created in a Chinese lab. Such claims have been widely dismissed by scientists.

China did not object to the resolution, but Mr. Xi on Monday said any such inquiry should wait until the health crisis is brought under control.

The forum, which Mr. Trump declined to address, will conclude today.

Mr. Trump, who halted the U.S. contribution to the W.H.O. last month, also wrote that the United States would reconsider its membership in the W.H.O. because it was so clearly not serving Americas interests.

But by freezing support for the group in the middle of a global health emergency, the president risks abdicating the United States usual role as a global health leader. The announcement of a $2 billion contribution by Mr. Xi on Monday underscored the potential consequence of Mr. Trumps decision. Last year, the United States contributed about $553 million of the W.H.O.s $6 billion budget, with China providing $43 million.

All I can tell you is, so far I seem to be OK, he said, explaining that he takes a daily pill. The White House physician said later that Mr. Trump had no symptoms and had regularly tested negative for the virus.

The drugs can cause dangerous abnormalities in heart rhythm in virus patients, the F.D.A. warned, saying they should be used only in clinical trials or hospitals where patients can be closely monitored for heart problems.

Several doctors said they were alarmed that Mr. Trump was using the bully pulpit of the presidency to tell the public he takes a drug that has not been proven to be effective against the coronavirus, but which does have known risks.

Dr. Steven E. Nissen, the chief academic officer of the Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, said he had treated patients who developed a life-threatening arrhythmia.

This disorder can be lethal, Dr. Nissen said. My concern would be that the public not hear comments about the use of hydroxychloroquine and believe that taking this drug to prevent Covid-19 infection is without hazards.

In fact, there are serious hazards.

Early studies of hydroxychloroquine in the laboratory, which showed that the drug could block the virus from attacking cells, prompted enthusiasm. But the studies of the drug in humans have largely proved disappointing, and some have pointed to serious side effects in people with heart problems.

Im not going to get hurt by it, said Mr. Trump, 73, explaining that he was making the disclosure in order to be transparent with Americans. It has been around for 40 years for malaria, for lupus, for other things. I take it. Front-line workers take it. A lot of doctors take it.

As the United States plunges into the worst economic downturn in decades, there is growing concern that the Treasury and the Federal Reserve are being too timid and halting in their approach as they scramble to rescue the economy.

Whether they are being assertive enough will be front and center today when the Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and the Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, testify before the Senate Banking Committee on the programs for the first time.

Lawmakers have begun warning the Fed and Treasury that they may fall short of congressional intent by being too risk averse and designing programs that could exclude borrowers in desperate need of help.

On Monday, a report from the congressional commission overseeing the Fed and Treasurys efforts pointed out that most of the $500 billion that Congress allocated in March to the Treasury to support businesses and local governments had yet to be used and raised questions about how the rescue programs would work.

The Treasury Department has yet to extend any of the $46 billion it was given to support airlines and national security-related companies and the Fed, whose newer and riskier lending programs are meant to be backstopped with the remaining $454 billion, has just one such program underway.

Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, plans to ask about the degree of risk being taken, and in a letter sent to Mr. Mnuchin and Mr. Powell on Monday he argued that all taxpayers will be better off to the extent more businesses can access affordable financing.

Senator Patrick J. Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, said he expected questions to arise about the time it had taken to roll out key programs. Im starting to get a little concerned about that, he said.

Saddled with debt, and entering a job market devastated by the pandemic, millions of young people, especially those without college degrees, face an exceptionally dicey future.

They are new to the job market with scant on-the-job experience and little or no seniority to protect them from layoffs. A large body of research along with the experience of those who came of age in the last recession shows that young people trying to start their careers during an economic crisis are at a lasting disadvantage. Their wages, opportunities and confidence in the workplace may never fully recover.

And in the worst downturn in generations one with no bottom in sight the pattern is beginning to play out with a vengeance. From March to April, employment dropped by a quarter for workers 20 to 24 years old, and 16 percent for those 20 to 29. That compares with about 12 percent of workers in their 50s.

For some younger workers, this is the second blow in barely a decade. An analysis by the McKinsey Global Institute noted that the generation that first entered the job market in the aftermath of the Great Recession is now going through its second once-in-a-lifetime downturn.

Molly Zerjal, 32, of St. Louis, lost a communications job at Wells Fargo during the last downturn. Now, Ms. Zerjal works in marketing at a different financial firm, and shes afraid it could happen again.

Im not an essential worker: marketing and communications is a nice to have, she said. Every day, Im like, Oh, God, what could happen today? Its like P.T.S.D.

In a new report, Temperature Screening and Civil Liberties During an Epidemic, the A.C.L.U. said that such technologies could give people a false sense of security, potentially leading them to be less vigilant about health measures like wearing masks or social distancing. The group also cautioned that the push for widespread temperature scans during the pandemic could usher in permanent new forms of surveillance and social control.

In its report, the A.C.L.U. recommended that public health experts study the effectiveness of temperature-scanning technologies to determine if the trade-offs are worth it. Otherwise, the group said, the fever-screening systems should not be deployed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a lower-tech solution: Ask employees to take their own temperature either before coming to the workplace or upon arrival at the workplace.

Therese Kelly arrived for her shift at an Amazon warehouse in Hazle Township, Pa., on March 27 to find her co-workers standing clustered in the cavernous space. Over a loudspeaker, a manager told them what they had feared: For the first time, an employee had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Some of the workers cut short their shifts and went home. Ms. Kelly, 63, got to work.

In the less than two months since then, the warehouse in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania has become Amazons biggest Covid-19 hot spot.

Local lawmakers believe that more than 100 workers have contracted the disease, but the exact number is unknown. At first, Amazon told workers about each new case. But when the total reached about 60, the announcements stopped giving specific numbers.

The best estimate is that more than 900 of the companys 400,000 blue-collar workers have had the disease. But that number, crowdsourced by Jana Jumpp, an Amazon worker, almost certainly understates the spread.

Fever checkpoints at the entrances to academic buildings. One-way paths across the grassy quad. Face masks required in classrooms and dining halls. And a dormitory-turned-quarantine facility for any students exposed to the coronavirus.

That was one vision for the fall semester at the University of Kentucky conjured up by a special committee last week and not the most dystopian scenario.

In a series of meetings on Zoom, dozens of key leaders at the university debated whether and how to reopen the campus in Lexington, Ky., amid an active outbreak. Similar discussions have taken place at almost every American college and university over the last few weeks.

On Monday, Notre Dame became one of the first major universities in the country to announce detailed plans for bringing back students, saying it would implement a regimen of testing and contact tracing, put quarantine and isolation protocols in place, and require students to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public.

Notre Dames decision is in contrast to an announcement last week by the California State University System, which will keep its 23 campuses largely shut and teach nearly half a million students remotely. Most other universities have said they are planning to reopen in the fall, but have yet to announce specific plans.

The University of Kentucky allowed a reporter from The New York Times to listen in on its discussions, in part to show how deliberately administrators were working through the possibilities in such fraught times for the country.

This is a moonshot, to do something this quickly, said Eli Capilouto, the universitys president.

Data released on Monday offered the most granular picture yet of the pandemics lethal rampage through New York City, reinforcing earlier signs that the coronavirus has affected immigrant, black and Hispanic residents disproportionately.

The data reported deaths in the city by ZIP code for the first time. The breakdown showed that of the 10 ZIP codes with the highest death rates, eight had populations that were predominantly black or Hispanic; three of the ZIP codes in Queens had populations that were mostly foreign-born.

The data was released several hours after Mayor Bill de Blasio reiterated that he did not expect the city to meet the states criteria for beginning to reopen until the first half of June. Some businesses in five of New York States 10 regions were able to reopen, with restrictions, on Friday; another region, western New York, was poised to begin reopening on Tuesday.

Also on Monday, police officers answering a complaint found about 60 students studying at a Hasidic yeshiva in Brooklyn, the latest of several episodes that have ignited tensions between the authorities and Hasidic Jews over enforcement of social-distancing rules.

Restaurants, offices and retailers in Connecticut can reopen on Wednesday, with restrictions, but the reopening of hair salons and barbershops was delayed until June. In New Jersey, batting cages, golf-driving ranges, horse riding and private tennis clubs can start up again on Friday.

Parents are learning how to navigate difficult conversations with their children about death, job loss and sickness, all while trying to answer questions they barely understand. Hopefully, we can help.

The residents of Wuhan, China, are getting back to normal. But in other places, like Ecuador, the situation is growing dire.

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A.C.L.U. Warns Against Fever-Screening Tools for Coronavirus – The New York Times

Airports, office buildings, warehouses and restaurant chains are rushing to install new safety measures like fever-scanning cameras and infrared temperature-sensing guns. But the American Civil Liberties Union warned on Tuesday against using the tools to screen people for possible coronavirus symptoms, saying the devices were often inaccurate, ineffective and intrusive.

In a new report, Temperature Screening and Civil Liberties During an Epidemic, the A.C.L.U. said that such technologies could give people a false sense of security, potentially leading them to be less vigilant about health measures like wearing masks or social distancing. The group also cautioned that the push for widespread temperature scans during the pandemic could usher in permanent new forms of surveillance and social control.

The organizations advisory reflects a wider tension in the United States over concerns about reopening the economy at a time when the virus is still spreading undetected in various regions of country.

In particular, the report said that infrared temperature-sensing guns can be unreliable partly because they gauge skin temperature, in contrast to oral thermometers, which calculate core body temperature. The guns provide a superficial measure, the report noted, that can vary if a person is sunburned, is sweating or has just come in from outside.

Similarly, the report said that many free-standing thermal cameras, which gauge a persons temperature at a distance, can be inaccurate, finicky and may need to be frequently recalibrated.

Even if the temperature-scanning tools were more accurate, however, the A.C.L.U. said they could miss many people who were infected with the coronavirus but not running a fever.

Nobody should imagine that blanketing our public spaces with thermal sensors is going to serve as any kind of effective automated Covid detection network, Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst with the A.C.L.U., wrote in the report, or that this technology is likely to contribute significantly to stemming the spread of the virus.

To meet surging demand from factories, warehouses and office buildings, technology makers haven been rushing to market a range of thermal cameras as coronavirus fever-screening tools. Companies have been encouraged to do so by the Food and Drug Administration. The agency said in April that it would temporarily allow device makers to market thermal cameras, which have not been vetted by federal health regulators, for temperature checks in places like warehouses and factories.

But IPVM, an independent site that tests surveillance cameras, reported this year that numerous makers of temperature scanners had overstated their accuracy or made false claims. Among other things, the site identified systems that automatically adjusted peoples temperatures to put them in the normal range or that failed to detect high fevers. The site also found companies that were marketing heat-sensing tools designed simply to detect the presence of humans, or for fire detection, as fever-screening devices.

A core issue is there are no independent tests of thermal camera performance, IPVM said in a recent overview of the technology. This has allowed manufacturers to tout products meant for body/fire detection as a fever solution, or falsely claim pinpoint accuracy at long distances.

In its report, the A.C.L.U. recommended that public health experts study the effectiveness of temperature-scanning technologies to determine if the trade-offs are worth it. Otherwise, the group said, the fever-screening systems should not be deployed.

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Illinois makes it a misdemeanor for business owners who flout pandemic restrictions.

The owners of restaurants, bars and other establishments in Illinois that open too soon can now be charged with a Class A misdemeanor under a measure enacted by the governor.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, filed an emergency rule on Friday that his office said was intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as a growing number of businesses defy stay-at-home orders across the country.

In Illinois, where a stay-at-home order remains in effect through May, a Class A misdemeanor carries a punishment of up to a year in jail and up to a $2,500 fine. The rule also applies to businesses such as barbershops and gyms, according to Mr. Pritzkers office.

Jordan Abudayyeh, a spokeswoman for Mr. Pritzker, said in an email Sunday that the measure provided an additional enforcement tool for businesses that refuse to comply with the most critical aspects of the stay-at-home order.

As of Sunday, 4,177 people had died from Covid-19 in Illinois, according to state health officials, and there have been 94,191 confirmed cases of the virus.

Conservative state lawmakers have criticized the measure. Senator Dan McConchie, a Republican and a member of the Senates Public Health Committee, called it an affront to the separation of powers in a Twitter post on Sunday.

Ms. Abudayyeh, the governors spokeswoman, said that bringing misdemeanor charges against business owners was not a first resort.

Law enforcement has relied heavily on educating business owners about the order and always first discusses the regulations with business owners to urge compliance, she said. Only businesses that pose a serious risk to public health and refuse to comply with health regulations would be issued a citation. The rule gives law enforcement a tool that may be more appropriate and less severe than closing the business altogether.

In neighboring Wisconsin last week, the state Supreme Court struck down the states stay-at-home extension, siding with Republican legislators in a high-profile challenge of the emergency authority of a statewide official during the pandemic.

Governors struggle to find the right balance on reopening.

The pain of the coronavirus shutdown, in terms of wrecked economies and shattered lives, has been unmistakable. Now, governors across the country are contemplating the risks of reopening, particularly if it produces a surge of new cases and deaths.

This is really the most crucial time, and the most dangerous time, Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio, a Republican, said on the CNN program State of the Union on Sunday. All of this is a work in progress. We thought it was a huge risk not to open. But we also know its a huge risk in opening.

The push to reopen has been fueled by swelling frustration, as unemployment soars, businesses declare bankruptcy or announce they cannot survive the shutdowns, and fears intensify about enduring economic devastation. Some businesses have even reopened in defiance of state orders.

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, a Democrat, said on CNN, I deeply understand the stress and anxiety that people have, that entire dreams have been torn asunder because of the shutdowns, their savings account depleted and their credit ratings destroyed.

The question is, he added, how do you toggle back and make meaningful modifications to the stay-at-home order?

But governors also acknowledged concerns about a fresh resurgence of the coronavirus, and they are haunted by images of restaurants and stores packed with patrons with uncovered faces.

This is a virus were still learning a lot about, Mr. DeWine said.

The response to the virus has been defined by the balance between trying to curb the viruss spread and trying to minimize the economic harm. In much of the country, the pendulum has swung toward favoring the economy.

The shift has come as the national figures for reported new cases of the virus have declined in recent weeks, and as more states have allowed a wider array of businesses to return to operation. More than two-thirds of states have relaxed restrictions significantly. California, New York and Washington are among those partially reopening on a regional basis. Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey remain fully shut down.

This economy will recover; it may take a while.

Jerome H. Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, said that while he expected the U.S. economy to recover from the sharp and painful downturn brought about by the coronavirus, that process would take time potentially until the end of 2021.

This economy will recover; it may take a while, Mr. Powell said in a preview of the CBS program 60 Minutes, which is scheduled to air Sunday evening. It may take a period of time, it could stretch through the end of next year, we dont really know.

Asked whether the economy could recover without an effective vaccine, Mr. Powell suggested that it could make a start, but not get all the way there.

Assuming that theres not a second wave of the coronavirus, I think youll see the economy recover steadily through the second half of this year, he said. For the economy to fully recover, people will have to be fully confident, and that may have to await the arrival of a vaccine.

The interview with Mr. Powell, which CBS said was recorded on May 13, follows a blunt speech he gave the same day, warning that the economy may need more financial support to prevent permanent job losses and waves of bankruptcies.

Wondering what a coronavirus test is like? Watch Cuomo get swabbed on live TV.

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Im going to show you how fast and easy it is to take the test. And demonstrate why there should be no reluctance. This is Dr. Elizabeth Dufort, who is in the appropriate P.P.E. wear. Nice to see you, doctor. You make that gown look good. Head up a little bit. Head up. Close your eyes. Close my eyes. Why do I need to close my eyes? You can question the doctor. Thats OK. Why do I need to close my eyes? For comfort. Comfort. It might make you tear a little bit. If I fall asleep? Then well have you sit down. Thats it? Thats it. Nothing else. Told you. Thank you very much, doctor. That is the whole test. Im not in pain. Im not in discomfort. Closing my eyes was a moment of relaxation. There is no reason why you should not get the test.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo provided a lasting image on Sunday for fellow New Yorkers who may be apprehensive about getting tested for the coronavirus he invited a doctor to stick a swab up his nose during his live news briefing on the pandemic.

It is so fast and so easy that even a governor can take this test, Mr. Cuomo said.

Mr. Cuomo then stood up and turned to a doctor, who was holding a cotton swab and was wearing coveralls, a face shield and gloves. Camera shutters clicked furiously as the doctor guided the swab up the Mr. Cuomos nostril.

Thats it? he said. Thats it? Nothing else?

New York has the capability of conducting 40,000 tests per day at 700 sites, said Mr. Cuomo, who noted that testing would be critical to monitoring the spread of the virus as the state begins to reopen.

There is nothing about this test that should intimidate people from not taking this test, he said.

Calling into a golf broadcast, Trump says he wants big, big stadiums loaded with people.

In a telephone appearance during a televised charity golf exhibition Sunday, President Trump said he enthusiastically supported the return of live sporting events during the pandemic.

We want to get sports back, we miss sports, Mr. Trump said during NBCs broadcast of a skins game match involving Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. We need sports in terms of the psyche of our country. And thats what were doing.

While Sundays exhibition was contested without spectators, Mr. Trump said he hoped that future events would be teeming with fans.

We want to get it back to where it was, we want big, big stadiums loaded with people, he said.

He later added, We want to get back to normal where you have the big crowds where theyre practically standing on top of each other, not where theyre worried.

I would love to be able to have all sports back, Dr. Fauci said. But as a health official and a physician and a scientist, I have to say, right now, when you look at the country, were not ready for that yet.

Thirteen sick sailors seemed to recover. Then they tested positive again.

Thirteen sailors aboard the virus-stricken aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt have retested positive for Covid-19 after seeming to have recovered from the disease, Navy officials said on Sunday.

The infected sailors, who had all tested negative twice before reboarding the Roosevelt in recent days, have been removed from the warship to self-quarantine. The Roosevelt has been docked in Guam since March 27 as Navy officials wrestle with how to deal with sickened sailors, disinfect the vessel and prepare for it to resume operations in the Western Pacific.

Navy officials have said they are aggressively screening and testing as crew members return to the Roosevelt after quarantining at the U.S. military base in Guam, as well as at hotels and in other lodging there. Officials on the ship are requiring masks and repeatedly cleaning and sanitizing to prevent another outbreak of the virus, which has infected about 1,100 crew members since March. One sailor has died.

About 2,900 of the 4,800 crew members are now back on board. They are under strict orders to report to doctors the slightest cough, headache or other flulike symptom. In the past week or so, the new testing even turned up a sailor who tested positive for tuberculosis. That set off a wild contact-tracing scramble that found no other cases on board, Navy officials said.

The results of the Navys latest investigation into events surrounding the Roosevelt are due by the end of this month.

Recent research in South Korea suggested that dozens of patients there who had tested positive a second time after recovering from the illness appeared to be false positives caused by lingering but likely not infectious bits of the virus.

You could feel it going through your veins. A teens battle with a virus-linked syndrome.

When a sprinkling of a reddish rash appeared on Jack McMorrows hands in mid-April, his father figured the 14-year-old was overusing hand sanitizer not a bad thing during a global pandemic.

When Jacks parents noticed that his eyes looked glossy, they attributed it to late nights of video games and TV.

When he developed a stomachache and didnt want dinner, they thought it was because I ate too many cookies or whatever, said Jack, a ninth-grader in Woodside, Queens, who loves Marvel Comics and has ambitions to teach himself Stairway to Heaven on the guitar.

But over the next 10 days, Jack felt increasingly unwell. His parents consulted his pediatricians in video appointments and took him to a weekend urgent care clinic. Then, one morning, he awoke unable to move.

He had a tennis ball-size lymph node, raging fever, racing heartbeat and dangerously low blood pressure. Pain deluged his body in a throbbing, stinging rush, he said.

You could feel it going through your veins and it was almost like someone injected you with straight-up fire, he said.

Jack, who was previously healthy, was hospitalized with heart failure that day, in a stark example of the newly discovered severe inflammatory syndrome linked to the coronavirus that has already been identified in about 200 children in the United States and Europe and killed several.

Colorado offers an alternative, much lower, count of its Covid-19 deaths.

What is the difference between deaths among Covid-19 cases and deaths due to Covid-19? In Colorado, that distinction in wording changes the total by about 30 percent.

Until Friday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had been including anyone who had Covid-19 at the time of death in the official total, a practice consistent with the C.D.C.s counting criteria. By that reckoning, Colorado had 1,192 deaths as of Friday.

But the state said it would now also report a lower figure those for whom the disease is considered the sole cause of death, with no other complicating factors. Counting that way knocks the states total down to 892.

Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, defended the change on Sunday.

The C.D.C. criteria include anybody who died with Covid-19, he said on Fox News. What the people of Colorado and the people of the country want to know is how many people died of Covid-19.

Health experts have warned for weeks that inconsistent reporting protocols and insufficient testing have led to an undercounting of coronavirus deaths nationally. North Dakota and Alabama have both experimented with death counts similar to Colorados new approach, but have continued to report the C.D.C.s way.

Mr. Polis acknowledged that the virus, which he called a bad bug, can be particularly dangerous for older people and people with underlying medical conditions those who would be most likely to be excluded from the states sole-cause count.

As Alaskas salmon season opens, another coronavirus case adds to concerns.

A second fisheries worker in Alaska has tested positive for the coronavirus, adding to fears that the isolated fishing towns that have so far avoided infections could face challenges as thousands of seasonal workers pour in for the start of Alaskas summer seafood rush.

State officials said the positive case was identified Friday in the city of Dillingham. The infected worker, an employee of Trident Seafoods, had recently arrived and tested positive at the end of a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Earlier this month, a worker who had arrived in the fishing community of Cordova also tested positive.

Some locals have expressed concern about the fishing season, which began in Cordova with the pursuit of the famed Copper River salmon. In Dillingham, hospital leaders at the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation had requested that the fishing season remain closed, arguing that the arrival of thousands of outsiders put the community at risk.

To prepare for the influx of workers, state and local government officials have put in place strict quarantine procedures, social-distancing requirements and aggressive testing. Some companies are requiring their workers to stay on site, where the seasonal crews often sleep in bunkhouses.

State officials said the worker who tested positive in Dillingham was removed from the area. None of that persons contacts in the city have so far tested positive.

Congress appears no closer to a deal on further stimulus spending.

The passage of a $3 trillion stimulus package by the House on Friday appeared to bring Congress no closer this weekend to a deal on coronavirus aid, as pleas for more assistance collided with a conservative push to wait and see whether staggered state reopenings and previous aid packages arrest the economic free-fall.

The Republican-controlled Senate is not expected to take up the legislation that the Democratic-controlled House approved on Friday. Instead, the Senate will turn to a number of pending nominations before an expected Memorial Day recess. Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Republicans to reconsider.

Time is of the essence, she said in an interview aired Sunday on the CBS program Face the Nation. In the past bills, they put forth their proposal, and then we worked in a bipartisan way that we anticipate now.

They may think its OK to pause, but people are hungry across America, she added. Hunger doesnt take a pause.

Republican leaders have played down what Democrats say is an immediate need for relief, arguing that it was too early to allocate additional funds after Congress previously passed close to $3 trillion in relief.

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, has laid down a red line, saying that strengthening liability protections for health workers and businesses moving to reopen must be part of any future package.

Ms. Pelosi said on Sunday that she had no red lines, but she singled out a provision in the bill passed on Friday that would strengthen federal protections for essential workers.

The best protection for our workers and their employers is to follow very good OSHA mandatory guidelines, she said, referring to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. That protects the workers, protects their lives, as well as protects the employer if they follow the guidelines. Remember, when people go to work, they go home.

The legislation the House passed on Friday, which Democratic leaders acknowledged amounted to an opening offer, faces some opposition from within their party, including in the Senate.

I think what Pelosi did in the House it is significant, said Senator Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who caucuses with the Democrats. I have some disagreements with it, and I want to see the Senate improve on it.

Fall school openings are shrouded in uncertainty.

A major question on the minds of many parents is whether their childrens schools will reopen in the fall. So far the plans and guidelines that have emerged are a patchwork, and state leaders are divided about whether it is possible to have the schools ready in time and what it will take to do it safely.

Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado said on Sunday that starting the school year open would not guarantee that they stayed that way. There might be times, if theres an outbreak at a school, that it has to convert to online for a period of weeks until its reasonably safe to return to school, he said on Fox News Sunday.

Governor Polis said his state was considering measures like staggering start times, class schedules and breaks to minimize crowds in hallways.

California will proceed slowly and methodically in allowing crowds to gather again anywhere, including schools, Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Sunday, and that may mean that some schools in the state reopen while others remain closed.

Its all predicated on data, on science, not just observed evidence, he said on CNN. Each part of California is unique.

Both governors noted that while children were not often affected as severely by the virus as adults are, they were potential spreaders.

This is no question from an epidemiological perspective that this is a less severe, almost infinitesimal fatality rate for kids, Mr. Polis said. But the thing is, kids live with parents, they live with grandparents, kids are around teachers, so thats where it gets a little bit more complicated.

Health issues that affect minority groups are making the pandemic worse, Azar says.

Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of health and human services, suggested in televised remarks on Sunday that the high death toll from Covid-19 in the United States, compared with other nations, was due at least in part to the prevalence of underlying health issues in minority communities.

Unfortunately, the American population is very diverse, and it is a population with significant unhealthy comorbidities that do make many individuals in our communities, in particular African-American minority communities, particularly at risk, Mr. Azar said on the CNN program State of the Union, adding, That is an unfortunate legacy of our health care system that we certainly do need to address.

The host, Jake Tapper, pressed Mr. Azar on whether he was trying to place the blame for the pandemic on its victims. I want to give you an opportunity to clear it up, Mr. Tapper said, because it sounded like you were saying that the reason that there are so many dead Americans is because were unhealthier than the rest of the world, and I know thats not what you meant.

Mr. Azar responded: We have a significantly disproportionate burden of comorbidities in the United States obesity, hypertension, diabetes these are demonstrated facts that make us at risk for any type of disease burden, of course, but that doesnt mean its the fault of the American people.

The federal agency that issues visas is almost broke.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency that administers the countrys lawful immigration system, says it could be insolvent by summer, and has asked Congress for $1.2 billion to stay afloat.

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Rice University was one of the first universities to announce that it would limit classes after the Thanksgiving break. The Houston school is scheduled to reopen for its fall semester in August, Rice University President David Leebron said, but it will conclude in-person classes before Thanksgiving due to a possibility of a second coronavirus wave.

As we thought about it,the important thing was really to bevery flexible, very agile andvery adaptable.And that meant if we had to makequick decisions to go completelyonline, we could make a quickdecision to do that, he added.

Leebron said the university decided to also offer "dual delivery," meaning that every possible class will be taught simultaneously both in person and remotely.

The university hasnt yet worked out all the details, but Leebron said it wanted to be able to accommodate students with health conditions who are concerned about in-person classes as well as students who may have a hard time getting to campus, particularly international students.

Leebron said the coronavirus will fundamentallychange the university system in some ways.

I thinkuniversities are going to becomemore nimble, more flexible, morepersonalized for students I think it is going to makeuniversities, in that sense,better into the future, he said. But,again, I want to emphasize ourstudents made very clear theyreally do want to be back witheach other and on our campus, he said.

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‘Something we’ve never seen before’: Scientists still trying to understand baffling, unpredictable coronavirus – USA TODAY

Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators "it is without a doubt that there will be infections" in the fall and warned of more deaths without adequate response. USA TODAY

MILWAUKEE The new coronavirus has spread like wildfire, killed and spared people of all ages and all health conditions, baffled doctors, defied guidance and conventional wisdom, and produced an unprecedented array of symptoms.

There's never been a virus like it.

"This gets into every major biological process in our cells," said Nevan J. Krogan, a molecular biologist at the University of California, San Francisco, who has studied HIV, Ebola, Zika, dengue and other viruses over the past 13 years.

"At the molecular level, it's something we've never seen before, and then look at what it does to the body the long list of symptoms we've never seen that before."

As Americans debate the reopening of businesses, bars, schools and other aspects of everydaylife, it's important to understandthe virus weare up against andwhy it has sown so muchsuffering and confusion.

At first, the virus was thought to be mostlya risk to older adults and people with chronic illnesses; its primary point of attack, the lungs. Then 30- and 40-years-olds with the virus began dying of strokes. Recently,a small number of infected childrenhave died of a mysterious illness resembling Kawasaki disease.

'Like a war': Pfizer head of vaccines talks finding a treatment for coronavirus

Symptoms of COVID-19 range from fever, coughing and shortness of breath tothe lossof smell and taste andthe angry red swelling that has come to be known as "COVID toes."Studies have found that damage fromSARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19,isn't limited to the lungs; itcan includethe heart, liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal systemand bowels.

To understand avirus' "motivation" why it does what it does keep in mind that it is aparasite. Itlives inside its humanor animal hosttaking what it needs at the expense ofthehost.

As long as itfinds hosts withoutimmunity, and as long as its ownmutations do not weakenits ability to spread and multiply,the virusthrives.

Key benchmarks of a virus are how widely it spreads and how deadly it is to those it infects.

In the five months since it was first identified in Wuhan, China, SARS-CoV-2 has infected more than 4.5 million people across the globe, killing more than 300,000.

"The thing that strikes me about the clinical aspect is the shear amount of transmissibility," said Megan Freeman, a virologist and specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

"There are very few viruses that are more contagious than this one," agreed Mark Schleiss, an investigator for the Institute of Molecular Virology at the University of Minnesota.

A single COVID-19 patient spreads the diseaseto a median of 5.7 people, making it twice as contagiousasthe 1918 Spanish flu, according to areport in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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The rateof infection in the U.S.whatexperts are referring towhen they talkabout "flattening the curve" has slowed. Even so, thenation is still averaging about 1,000 COVID-19 deaths a day, roughly twice the number of deaths from 9/11 every week.

Thousands of theworld's best scientists have worked with remarkable speed seeking to understand the new coronavirus. They deciphered its genetic code in barely a week and have produced scores of papers suggesting possible treatments and vaccines.

"The canvas we call COVID-19 was blank 16 weeks ago," said Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "We've filled in a lot of dots, but we have so much more to go."

"We don't understand HIV that well in my opinion," Krogan said, "and we've been studying that for decades."

Scientistsknow somebut not all of the reasons the new coronavirusspreads so easily. Freeman points to several factors, including one thatdistinguishes SARS-CoV-2from the virus it closely resembles, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

SARS attacks the lower respiratory system, whose job it is to pullin air from the upper respiratory system.

SARS-CoV-2, however, attacks the upper respiratory system, the pathway that allows air to travelin and out of the lungs aswe breathe. The upperairway is also the system involved when we cough.

The upper respiratory system offers a more efficient means of spreading, Freeman said.

"That's why it is more transmissible. ... When this emerged probably there was some mutation that adapted it to use the upper airway, and the upper airway has made it very successful."

A seconddifference between SARS and SARS-CoV-2involvesthebond that allows viral cells to attach to human cells andinfect them. With both viruses, this bond forms between theSpike Protein on the virus and a regiononthe outside of the human cell called the ACE-2 receptor.

Both viruses usethis bond to enter cells,but the bond is much stronger with the new coronavirus than it was with SARS. That is why many of the potential treatments so far are designed tounderminethat bond.

"You always want to target the Achilles' heel of the virus, something the virus does not have the luxury of changing too much" explained Maria Elena Bottazzi, a professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicineand co-developer of a potential SARS vaccine that is going to be tested on SARS-CoV-2.

Althoughpublic health leaders compared the new coronavirus to seasonal flu early on, coronaviruses have a special feature that separates them from other viruses likeflu. Theyhave their ownproofreading system that helps limit mistakes in theirgenetic code known as mutations.

"Flu viruses make six and a half times more mistakes than coronaviruses do," Freemansaid.

Even as the spread of the virus slows in the United States, some researchers fear what will happen if major outbreaks hitpoorer, densely populated cities in Africa.

"Look at the problems we've had," Poland warned. "Now amplify that through areas that have civil wars, that have corruption, that have scarce resources. That's a humanitarian disaster in the making."

The virus' skill at spreading poses one challenge; what it does inside the human body poses another.

Much of what scientists have learned so far about the new coronavirus suggests that it is aremarkabledestroyer at both the micro and macro levels, decimatingindividual cells andentireorgans.

At the molecular level, the virus disrupts some of the mostfundamental functions of life: cell division; the systemcells use to talk with one another; and their abilitytomake proteins.

The proteins ourbodies make help uscarry out almost every human action from eating and walkingto breathing and thinking.

Once a person ingests the new coronavirus, it enters the lungs and directly infects the air sacs, the microscopic workhorses that take in the air we breathe. In serious cases, the air sacs fillwith fluid, leaving less and less room for oxygen. This is a feature of what is known asCOVID-19 pneumonia.

The pneumoniacan lead to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, a severe breathing condition that deprivesthe vital organs of oxygen.

A healthy blood oxygen level is usually between 95% and 100%. Below 90% is low. Some COVID-19 patients have been found to have blood oxygen levels below 65%.

As the air sacs are infected and damaged, this triggersthe immune system, which can lead to a dangerous condition calleda cytokine storm. In a cytokine storm, the immune system goes into overdrive andwinds up killing both healthy and diseased cells.

One of the most subtle and deadlyoffshoots of low blood oxygen is a condition called silent hypoxia.

As described by emergency room doctor Richard Levitan in a commentary inThe New York Times, silenthypoxia allows patients to develop low blood oxygen levels without realizing the problem until it dips intodangerous territory. Theybreathe faster to compensate for the lack of oxygenbut are unaware they arebreathing faster.

Levitan suggested that people can bypass long waits for coronavirustests,usinga simple devicecalleda pulse oximeteras an early warning system for detecting COVID-19 pneumonia.The device, which fits over your finger, measures blood oxygen levels, and can be boughtat pharmacies without prescription for about $30.

Unfortunately, SARS-CoV-2 does not restrictits damage to the lungs.

The virus also causes blood clots, which haveled to people in their 30s and 40s dying from strokes.

And then there are the recent cases in New York and Paris of childrenwith COVID-19 who develop symptoms closely resemblingKawasaki disease. The diseasebegins with a rash and fever, inflames blood vessels, andeventually can damage the coronary arteries that deliver blood to the heart.

"What is it about COVID-19 that it produces Kawasaki disease?" said Schleiss, at the University of Minnesota, who estimates he has seen more than 1,000 Kawasaki cases in his medical career.

"I don't think SARS-CoV-2 is a cause of Kawasaki disease, but it is the cause of something very similar."

Every few weeks, SARS-CoV-2 seems to reveal new and disturbing oddities.

A recent studyfrom China published in the journal JAMA Network Open, reported finding the new coronavirus in the semen of six of 38 infected men, raising concern that it may be possible to transmit the virus through sexual contact.

The virus also hasbeen found in patientstool samples and untreated wastewater. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that standard methods atwastewater treatment plants should be effectiveenough to protect workers.

Such discoveries, however, raisefundamental questions, as we try to return toour old lives. Have we yet determined all of the ways the virus can spread from one person to another? Are there activities that may poserisks we have not anticipated?

At the University of California, San Francisco, Krogan said it will be important to examine the genetic scripts of both those who suffer severe cases of COVID-19and those who getmild or no disease at all.

"There are 30-year-olds and some of them are asymptomatic and others are on respirators. What the hell is that all about?"

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Staying safe isn’t just about hygiene and distance. It’s about time, too. – CNN

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The Pandemics Long-Lasting Effects on Weddings – The Atlantic

Social-distancing measures are likely to make big wedding celebrations essentially impossible for the rest of this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that Americans cancel gatherings of more than 10 people for organizations that serve higher-risk populations, and many states have imposed limits on the number of people who can gather for any sort of party or event.

Read: A guide to staying safe as states reopen

Dave Grossman, who lives in New York City, was supposed to get married in April at an old luxury hotel 25 miles outside the citybut in early March, New York State officials directed residents to cancel any gatherings of more than 50 people. Grossman and his fiance initially rescheduled their wedding for August, but then the venue announced it was closing for the remainder of the year. Now theyre not sure when, or where, theyll get married.

Grossman, 44, and his fiance, 40, both had a specific vision for what they wanted their wedding day to look like. Watching their dream crumble before their eyes, Grossman said, has been devastating: This was supposed to be the most exciting timelike, Were getting married soon! Instead, its all stress. Naturally, though, the idea of a smaller, more low-key wedding is now starting to look more and more appealing to the pair.

When the coronavirus first hit, Kristen Maxwell Cooper, the editor in chief of the wedding website The Knot, initially saw a lot of couples push their ceremonies to later this year. But the pandemic has become a more prolonged ordeal than many of those couples expected at firstso some are turning to what Maxwell Cooper and her team at The Knot have dubbed mini-monies, for miniature ceremonies. Small enough to comply with size limits on gatherings and also to responsibly practice social distancing, these are pared-down, minimalist events with usually around 10 peoplejust their family, maybe, she said. Some or all of the ceremony may be virtual. They may have a virtual officiant or something like that. Maxwell Cooper added that most of the couples shes seen opt for the mini-mony still plan to have a bigger celebration later on, after restrictions have lifted.

Read: We need to stop trying to replicate the life we had

Amy Jones, a wedding planner in Connecticut, told me that a few of her clients whose weddings were planned for spring and summer 2020 have chucked their original plans for a big event and gone the mini-mony route. This is especially true of those who want to get married on the sooner side so they can start a family. But more common, as Jones and other people who work in wedding-adjacent industries told me, are the clients who are (perhaps optimistically) rescheduling their weddings for the same weekend next year. As a result, scores of weddings that were supposed to take place in 2020 have been moved to 2021, and they land on the calendar on top of the weddings that were already planned for 2021 before the coronavirus arrived.

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Coronavirus Testing For The Dead? It Can Help Reveal The Scope Of The Pandemic : Shots – Health News – NPR

Medical examiners and coroners are the last stop for investigating unexpected deaths, including those who may have died of COVID-19. In April, the Cook County Medical Examiner opened a surge center to handle overflow from Chicago-area hospital morgues. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

Medical examiners and coroners are the last stop for investigating unexpected deaths, including those who may have died of COVID-19. In April, the Cook County Medical Examiner opened a surge center to handle overflow from Chicago-area hospital morgues.

As the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, all eyes have been on the medical workers and public health disease detectives fighting on the front lines and sometimes giving their lives to bring the coronavirus under control.

But as efforts to test for the coronavirus and trace cases continues, medical examiners and coroners play a vital if often unsung role. These "last responders" are typically called on to investigate and determine the causes of deaths that are unexpected or unnatural, including deaths that occur at home.

In the early days of the outbreak, a scarcity of tests often hampered their efforts. Now, as that equipment gradually becomes more widely available, these professionals may be able to fill in answers about how people died and if those deaths were related to the coronavirus. And these confirmed cases can also help investigators trace contacts who may also be infected.

Those changes won't happen at once or uniformly across the country, experts predict. In addition, an increase in postmortem testing is likely to put coroners and medical examiners in the middle of a debate heating up about the true number of COVID-19 casualties.

Determining how many people the virus has killed is an ongoing bone of contention. Some defenders of the Trump administration's response charge that death estimates are inflated, often because they include people who were presumed to have died of the disease but not tested for it. Administration critics counter that the chaotic rollout of testing and treatment led to thousands of needless deaths that aren't represented in the official death toll.

Even now, months after the emergence of COVID-19 in the United States, the availability of test kits and testing materials, such as nasal swabs, remains inadequate in many places. Public health experts agree that broad-based testing is critical for people to safely emerge from lockdown and for businesses and other institutions to safely reopen.

"Some localities are prioritizing testing sick people over dead people, and that's probably a good decision if they have limited testing available," says Dr. Sally Aiken, the medical examiner for Spokane County, Washington, who is also president of the National Association of Medical Examiners.

As availability increases, however, stepping up postmortem COVID-19 testing could uncover important clues about the spread of the virus, experts say.

During the pandemic, many sick people have stayed at home and died there rather than seeking help at hospitals overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.

In April in New York City, for example, a reported 200 residents died at home each day, compared with 20 such deaths before the pandemic, a spokesperson for the city's medical examiner told WNYC, the local public radio station.

Tests were not possible in many of those instances. But with more tests, such cases are now getting attention.

"Most of the ones we test are the individuals who die at home," says Gary Watts, the coroner in Richland County, S.C., who is president of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners.

If family or friends say the person had symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the coroner's office will typically do a nasal swab to test for the virus, he says. If the test is positive and the office can determine the cause of death without an autopsy, one will generally not be performed.

Coroners and medical examiners have similar responsibilities but their backgrounds are often different. Coroners are typically elected officials who may or may not have a medical degree. Medical examiners are typically medical doctors and may have a specialty in forensic pathology.

Like Watts, Dr. Kent Harshbarger, the coroner for Montgomery County, Ohio, which includes the city of Dayton, says his office now has enough tests to determine if COVID-19 was involved in suspect deaths, unlike during the pandemic's early days.

With more postmortem testing, "you can do better contact tracing," he says.

A few medical examiners and coroners are now stepping up testing significantly, performing tests on all the bodies that are brought in, says Aiken.

"They're surprised at some of the people who are positive," including suicides and car accidents, she says.

One reason for increasing testing is to protect the staff who are handling the bodies, says Dr. Judy Melinek, a forensic pathologist in the San Francisco area and CEO of PathologyExpert.

If a body at the morgue is positive for COVID-19, "you want to avoid doing an autopsy unless it's absolutely necessary," Melinek says, because of the risk of becoming exposed to the virus through aerosolized particles or blood. Plus, she noted, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends against performing autopsies in COVID-19 deaths.

Even if coroners and medical examiners aren't doing extensive nasal-swab testing on the recently deceased, they can provide vital information later on, some note.

It's standard practice to take blood samples from patients who are sent to the morgue, and coroners and medical examiners typically keep blood samples on hand for up to a year. Testing those blood samples for antibodies to the coronavirus, which would indicate a prior infection, could give public health experts a clearer sense of when the virus arrived in the United States and the extent of its spread.

It won't identify every undiagnosed infection, since antibodies don't show up until one to three weeks after infection occurs, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People may die before then. Still, postmortem antibody testing could provide useful information, experts say.

"If we can figure out when [the virus] arrived in the U.S., we can figure out a lot more about how this virus came through and was undetected," Melinek says.

Going forward, as public health experts and politicians contemplate decisions about reopening the country for business and the possibility of a resurgence of the virus, the more concrete information available the better, experts say.

"Postmortem testing is helpful and important when it is balanced by the logistical feasibility of doing it," says Lorna Thorpe, a professor of epidemiology at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. "When politics enters this space, it's nice to have confirmed cases so that it can't be critiqued."

Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation that is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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Pompeo backs away from theory he and Trump were pushing that coronavirus originated in Wuhan lab - CNN

U.S. and China Trade Coronavirus Accusations, Sparking Fears of a New Cold War – The New York Times

Britains government promised 100,000 daily tests. It delivered, but at a cost.

On May 1, a visibly relieved Matt Hancock announced that the British government had exceeded its target of 100,000 coronavirus tests a day. As health secretary, Mr. Hancock had set the goal after enduring intense criticism for the countrys lagging coronavirus testing program.

He called the milestone an incredible achievement.

But leaked documents and interviews with doctors, lab directors and other experts show that the push to hit the April 30 deadline and arguably salvage Mr. Hancocks career placed a huge strain on public laboratories and exposed other problems that are now slowing efforts to further expand coronavirus testing.

Days before the deadline, some hospitals in England were given 48 hours to rapidly expand testing to thousands of health care workers and patients, even though they were not exhibiting any symptoms of the virus, the documents show.

At the same time, public labs across the country raced through limited supplies of the chemical reagents needed to carry out a flood of tests after the government promised to replenish their supplies. Two weeks later, some labs still havent received the stocks they need, forcing some to reduce the number of new tests they can process, several lab managers said.

Britain has recorded the most coronavirus deaths of any country in Europe, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative government have come under mounting criticism for an often-inconsistent response to the pandemic, especially on testing.

The pandemic is battering U.S.-China relations, raising fears of a new Cold War.

Evil. Lunacy. Shameless. Sick and twisted. China has hit back at American criticism of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic with an outpouring of vitriol as acrid as anything seen in decades.

The bitter recriminations have plunged relations between China and the United States to a nadir, with warnings in both countries that the bad blood threatens to draw them into a new kind of Cold War.

At about the same time, China, citing the urgency of the pandemic, demanded that the United States promptly pay its delinquent United Nations assessments, which by some calculations now exceed $2 billion. China, the second-biggest financial contributor to the U.N. budget behind the United States, fully paid on May 1. The United States responded by saying it customarily pays assessments at years end and that China was eager to distract attention from its cover-up and mismanagement of the Covid-19 crisis.

The cycle of tit-for-tat statements and actions is solidifying longstanding suspicions in Beijing that the United States and its allies are bent on stifling Chinas rise as a global economic, diplomatic and military power.

Hard-liners are calling on Beijing to be more defiant, emboldened by the Trump administrations efforts to blame China for the rising death toll in the United States. Moderates are warning that Beijings strident responses could backfire, isolating the country when it most needs export markets and diplomatic partners to revive its economy and regain international credibility.

Now, the clash with the United States over the pandemic is fanning broader tensions on trade, espionage and other fronts disputes that could intensify as President Trump makes his contest with Beijing a theme of his re-election campaign.

Our Southeast Asia bureau chief describes parenting through the pandemic.

Hannah Beech, the Southeast Asia bureau chief for The Times, is based in Bangkok and covers conflict and natural disasters in about a dozen countries. Among them is Myanmar, where she has reported on the militarys campaign of ethnic cleansing targeting the Rohingya Muslim minority. In the course of her reporting in the region, she has met children whose parents killed themselves as suicide bombers and others who watched as soldiers bayoneted their relatives.

I didnt want to be that parent, the one who talks about how when I was a child I had to walk uphill both ways, in the snow, just to get to school.

For one thing, I spent some of my childhood in Bangkok, where I now live with my husband and two sons. There is no snow in Bangkok and not much uphill.

So when my boys, ages 10 and 12, ask me at dinner what I did on a reporting trip going away again, as they call it I often hesitate.

Well, Mama interviewed women who were raped when they were trying to flee their homes, doesnt seem quite right for the dinner table. Or, Well, Mama put Mentholatum under her nose because it makes death smell a little less bad.

But I dont want to coddle them either. My husband and I ensure that the kids eat what we eat, even if its okra. We make them read The Times.

I find myself, too often, comparing them, in their privileged bubble of international school and summer camp in Maine, to the boy I met in a refugee camp or the girl with the big eyes who lost her parents in one of Southeast Asias drumbeat of disasters: earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, landslides, floods, plane crashes, bombings.

Brazils health minister stepped down after less than a month.

Brazils health minister, Nelson Teich, announced on Friday that he was stepping down less than a month after taking the job, after clashing with President Jair Bolsonaro over the presidents refusal to embrace social distancing and quarantines.

While governors and mayors in much of the country have urged Brazilians to stay home as much as possible, Mr. Bolsonaro has implored them to go out and work, arguing that an economic unraveling would be more damaging to the country than the virus. This week he classified beauty salons and gyms as essential businesses that should remain open.

Brazil has recorded more than 200,000 confirmed infections and over 14,000 deaths, and those figures, among the highest in the world, are rising sharply. Experts say the numbers grossly undercount the toll extent of the epidemic because Brazil has limited testing capacity.

Officially, Brazil is recording more than 800 deaths per day, second only to the United States.

During a news conference Friday afternoon, Mr. Teich did not provide a reason for his resignation.

Life is made up of choices, and today I chose to leave, he said. I didnt accept the job for the position itself. I accepted it because I thought I could help the country and its people.

A replacement had not been announced as of Friday afternoon. It was unclear whether Mr. Bolsonaro intended to appoint a new minister with medical expertise. The second-highest ranking official at the ministry, Eduardo Pazuello, is an active-duty Army general who has been in the job a few weeks.

Germany enters recession as its economy, Europes largest, grinds to a halt.

The German economy suffered its worst contraction since the 2008 global financial crisis, shrinking by 2.2 percent in the January-March period from the previous quarter as the shutdown of activity to halt the spread of the coronavirus pummeled growth. Those figures, combined with a revision downward to the economic growth tally for the end of 2019, mean that Germany has entered a recession.

The German government, which reported the data on Friday, said the biggest hit came in March and will probably be worse in April, when consumer spending, capital investment and exports a major driver of growth in Germany fell off a cliff.

Things will get worse before they get better, Carsten Brzeski, the chief eurozone economist at ING, said in a note to clients.

While the worst of the pandemic is beginning to ease, with Germany and other countries slowly easing their lockdowns, Germanys contraction was a reminder that even if the virus dissipates, the economic fallout could put pressure on the European and global economy for months or years. Germany is not only Europes largest economy, it is one of the most dynamic in the world.

Germany and its neighbors are spending hundreds of billions of euros in fiscal measures to stem the damage, and economists say more stimulus will be needed. Still, the huge fiscal support that Germany has provided to businesses and individuals, equal to around 30 percent of gross domestic product, could allow it to exit the economic crisis earlier and stronger than most other countries, Mr. Brzeski wrote.

Nations led by women offer lessons in handling an unprecedented crisis.

And like several other countries that have done well in handling the pandemic, they are led by women.

These successes may not prove anything intrinsic about womens leadership, but could, experts say, offer valuable lessons about crisis management.

For starters, the presence of a female leader can signal that a country has more inclusive political institutions and values. That bodes well for a handling a crisis: Taking information from diverse sources and having the humility to listen to outsiders are crucial for successful pandemic response, Devi Sridhar, the Chair of Global Health at the University of Edinburgh Medical School, wrote in the British Medical Journal.

Ms. Merkels government, for example, considered epidemiological models, the input of medical providers and the success of South Koreas efforts. By contrast, governments in many countries with high death tolls have relied primarily on their own advisers, with few channels for dissent or outside views.

President Trumps refusal to wear a mask aligns with a common view that a strong leader exhibits a swaggering notion of masculinity projecting power, acting aggressively and showing no fear.

Women, however powerful, often have to avoid such behaviors or risk being seen as unfeminine, said Alice Evans, a sociologist at Kings College London.

Male leaders can overcome gendered expectations. But it may be less politically costly for women to adopt cautious, defensive policies because it does not violate perceived gender norms.

Ms. Ardern, after imposing a strict lockdown, addressed New Zealand via a casual Facebook Live from her home. She expressed empathy for the anxious and offering rueful apologies to those startled by the emergency cellphone alert that announced the lockdown order.

Filmmakers are working again in Iceland and Australia. Heres how.

Baltasar Kormakur, the Icelandic director best known in the United States for Everest and Contraband, turned to a color-coded armband system to get his Netflix sci-fi series Katla back into production in Reykjavik after the coronavirus shut it down in mid-March.

The producer Lucas Foster made the difficult and expensive decision to isolate his entire cast and crew in a small town in Australia to make a reimagined horror film based on the Stephen King short story Children of the Corn.

The two filmmakers are among the few who have found their way back into production amid a pandemic. Everyone wants to know how they did it.

Mr. Kormakur uses armbands to keep groups of people apart: Those wearing yellow can be near the camera; the actors, and the makeup and costume professionals wear black and spent most of their prep time in a cordoned-off area of the set; and the producers, script supervisors and visual effects people wear red and are sequestered near the monitors. A lucky few have blue armbands, giving them access to all areas of the set.

This way we could monitor each other, he said. Its hard with crews. People have a tendency to roam, and its easy to lose control of it.

On Mr. Fosters set, the cast and crew were required to fill out wellness questionnaires at the beginning and end of each day. Temperatures were checked. Surfaces were sanitized.

During one particularly challenging sequence shot at night, the actors were dressed in neoprene suits both to keep them warm and to offer them another level of protection when they came in close contact during the scene.

Ty, a British rapper known for a lyrically thoughtful, musically polyglot approach to hip-hop and for serving as a bridge between generations of British rap, died on May 7 in London. He was 47.

His death was announced on a GoFundMe page that had been established by a family friend, Diane Laidlaw, while he was hospitalized with complications of the coronavirus. He was placed in a medically induced coma, woke from it and later died of pneumonia.

In the late 1990s and 2000s, just before the early flickers of the rap-adjacent genre known as grime presaged a sound and scene with a firm British identity, Ty was among the most adventurous British M.C.s a wordplay-focused scene-builder indebted to American movements like the Native Tongues and the New York underground. Though he received critical acclaim, including a nomination for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2004, he often expressed his frustrations with how the more commercial strains of hip-hop tended to shut out unconventional voices.

Ty didnt fit neatly into any hip-hop archetypes, in England or anywhere else. I hate the word alternative, he told The Independent in 2008. I hate the word off-key, I hate the word jazzy and I hate the word laid-back. Im not a laid-back person.

But even though he was difficult to neatly categorize, Ty was widely respected for his relaxed but complex storytelling. Charlie Sloth, the British hip-hop D.J. and radio host, called him a true foundation of UK rap in a Twitter tribute.

Chinas economy, now a bellwether, shows hints of recovery. Can it last?

Many countries have been watching Chinas economic performance closely because it is several months ahead of the rest of the world in coping with the virus, which has sickened more than 4.4 million people and killed more than 300,000. The Chinese economy shrank in the first three months of this year for the first time since Mao Zedong died in 1976.

Factories caught up on orders that they had struggled to fill earlier this year, when the coronavirus pandemic raced across the country. The countrys industrial production was up 3.9 percent from April of last year, better than most economists expected. Production had been down 1.1 percent in March from a year earlier and had plunged in February, when the virus outbreak was at its worst in China.

But shopping and fixed asset investment stayed weak. Retail sales were down 7.5 percent in April compared to a year earlier, marginally worse than economists expectations.

We should be aware that given the continuous spread of the epidemic abroad, the stability and recovery of the national economy is still faced with multiple challenges, said Liu Aihua, the director general of the agencys department of comprehensive statistics.

Strong exports kept factories busy last month. Many factories were catching up on orders placed while Chinese cities were locked down. But orders for further exports have stalled, according to surveys of purchasing managers.

Despite the progress, tens of millions of migrant workers are unemployed. Many white-collar workers have suffered pay cuts. Weak consumption has some economists wondering how long China can sustain an economic rebound.

For Britains unlikely national hero, The first step was the hardest.

Tom Moore is charming, droll and confoundingly energetic. At age 99, he was mowing the lawn and driving his car. When he broke his hip 18 months ago, he bought a treadmill to speed his rehabilitation.

Hannah Ingram-Moore, his daughter, said she knew her dad was a good story, but nothing could have prepared them for the media whirlwind that has swept Mr. Moore, a decorated World War II veteran, to superstardom.

He has become a one-man fund-raising powerhouse for Britains National Health Service, a national symbol of British pluck and an all-around hero all by doing 100 laps of an 82-foot walk on the brick patio next to his garden in Marston Moretaine, a tranquil village an hour north of London.

The first step was the hardest, he said in an interview conducted by video link. After that, I got into the swing of it and kept on going.

It was his daughter who suggested posting a charity challenge online to try to raise 1,000, about $1,220, for the N.H.S.

He did a bit better than that.

Before long, news outlets from multiple continents were broadcasting pictures of Captain Tom ambling with his walker, military medals gleaming on his blue blazer. With deaths mounting and the economy crumbling, he was an antidote to a time with no actual antidotes.

Mr. Moore, who turned 100 on April 30, raised 32.8 million.

He drew a direct line from the beleaguered health workers of today to the soldiers of his generation.

In the war, we were fighting on the front line and the general public was standing behind us, Mr. Moore said. In this instance, the doctors and nurses and all the medical people, theyre the front line.

Sweden stayed open while much of Europe was shut. New numbers show the toll.

Swedens coronavirus outbreak has been far deadlier than those of its neighbors, but the country is still better off than many others that enforced strict lockdowns.

By late March, nearly every country in Europe had closed schools and businesses, restricted travel, and ordered citizens to stay home. But one stood out for its decision to stay open: Sweden.

The New York Times measured the impact of the pandemic in Sweden by comparing the total number of people who have died in recent months to the average over the past several years. The totals include deaths from Covid-19, as well as those from other causes, including people who could not be treated or decided not to seek treatment.

In Stockholm, where the virus spread through migrant communities, more than twice the usual number of people died last month. That increase far surpasses the rise in deaths in American cities like Boston and Chicago, and approaches the increase seen in Paris.

Across Sweden, almost 30 percent more people died during the epidemic than is normal this time of year, an increase similar to that of the United States and far higher than the small increases seen in its neighboring countries. While Sweden is the largest country in Scandinavia, all have strong public health care systems and low health inequality across the population.

Its not a very flattering comparison for Sweden, which has such a great public health system, said Andrew Noymer, a demographer at the University of California at Irvine. Theres no reason Sweden should be doing worse than Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Slovenia becomes the first country in Europe to declare its epidemic over.

Slovenia became the first European country to declare an end to its national coronavirus epidemic on Friday, easing border crossings into the small Alpine country for residents of the European Union and announcing that classes in some schools and day care centers would resume as early as Monday.

Its a success, and we did it together, Jelko Kacin, a government spokesman, said at a daily televised briefing on Friday.

The spread of the coronavirus in Slovenia is under control and there is no longer a need for extraordinary restrictions, the government said in a statement, but added that preventive measures such as social distancing and wearing masks in closed spaces would remain in place for the population of some two million.

Slovenia moved quickly and early to introduce measures to stem the spread of the virus, with the government declaring a nationwide epidemic on March 12 and imposing tight restrictions on movement around the country as the disease ravaged neighboring Italy. The public has largely abided by the tough rules and the number of deaths and confirmed infections from the virus has remained comparatively low.

With the new announcement, citizens of E.U. countries can now freely cross into Slovenia at designated border crossings, the government said. But citizens outside the bloc will have a 14-day quarantine period after entry.

Earlier this month, the government began easing restrictions and lifted the ban on movement within the country. Last week, cafes, shops and museums reopened and public transportation resumed. Cultural events in theaters and concert halls will remain suspended at least until the end of the month.

But throughout the crisis, the right-wing government of Prime Minister Janez Jansa has faced criticism, with the opposition accusing him of exploiting the pandemic to silence critics, including the nations public broadcaster, and empower police.

Forget soda and snacks. These vending machines are selling the new essentials: Masks.

As public life begins again in Germany, face masks have become an essential accessory, required in schools, in museums, on public transportation and in most businesses.

Now a number of the countrys ubiquitous vending machines Germany has nearly 580,000 are being restocked to provide easy access to masks.

At least six leading vending machine operators are now offering masks and disinfectants in their machines.

We recognized early on that there is a real need to obtain the most important hygiene articles quickly and easily in order to actively counteract the spread of the coronavirus, Manuela Zimmermann, the head of Selecta Germany, a large operator that will restock 500 of its machines to carry masks and disinfectants. Our machines are there, where the people are.

A mask is 2 euros ($2.17) at a Selecta machine.

Holger Ballwanz, the director of a vending machine company in Berlin, has taken the idea one step further, introducing a tiny vending machine designed to just sell one item face masks.

His company Flavura, which typically specializes in coffee vending machines, came up with a design he calls the Maskomat, which he says is easier to set up and maintain and takes up less space than a traditional vending machine.

Imagine I get to the barber and realize Ive forgotten my mask in the office, he said in a telephone interview. A barber could have one of those in the shop.

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In explaining his cautious optimism about Texas response to the novel coronavirus, Gov. Greg Abbott has often homed in on one cheery-sounding figure: the number of Texans he says have recovered from the virus, which, he boasts, tops that of almost every other state.

The Texas figure, which stands at 28,371, is not an actual tally of the patients no longer experiencing any symptoms, but instead an estimate based on a string of assumptions about the virus longevity. And its difficult to say where Texas really ranks in recoveries, in part because many states, including most of the countrys most populous California, Florida and Pennsylvania do not report the number at all. PolitiFact Texas recently rated Abbotts claim about Texas high ranking half-true.

Some states dont report how many patients have recovered because it simply isnt feasible to track everyone who tested positive for the virus, and there are too many conflicting methods for estimating the count.

And experts say recovery estimates mean little: There is no cure for the new coronavirus, so the number of recoveries best reflects how many people have fallen ill from the virus in a given state the more infections, the more recoveries.

At a press conference Monday, Abbott made a slightly different claim, reporting that with the help of our hospitals, our recovery rate is one of the best in the country. PolitiFact found earlier this month that Texas ranked 16th for recovery rate among states that are reporting recoveries. A spokesman for the governor did not return a request for comment about his source for the claim.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses clinical criteria to determine when a person is recovered enough to stop self-isolating: either a negative coronavirus test, or improvement in respiratory symptoms and fever over a period of several days.

Texas calculates its recovery total by splitting surviving patients into two groups: an estimated 20% who require hospitalization and an estimated 80% who do not. Texas considers the surviving patients who required hospitalization recovered after 32 days and those who did not require hospitalization recovered after 14 days.

Its working with the tools you have and the knowledge that you have, said Angela Clendenin, an epidemiologist and biostatistician at Texas A&M University School of Public Health. The formulas are sound. They make logical sense. But at the same time, knowing that that's probably the closest we can get to an estimate doesnt always mean its going to be highly accurate.

Many coronavirus patients are never tested because they are asymptomatic or only mildly symptomatic. As many as tens of thousands may not be captured in the states figures, Clendenin said.

And the 14-day recovery assumption may be off base, with some patients reporting long-term health impacts. How to classify the people who experience lasting respiratory issues as a result of the virus?

Other states calculate the number differently or not at all.

It would take a lot of resources to track status on each individual daily until they recovered, said Will Finn, a spokesman for the state of Washington. Because of that, the state is not able to track recoveries, he said.

A spokesperson for Floridas health department said some states and countries measure a case as recovered when a person has had COVID-19 for more than 14 days, while others [rely] upon hospital discharge data neither of which completely capture recovery of the full COVID positive population.

Michigan, for example, includes patients who are alive 30 days after the onset of the illness.

If states are using different criteria, then comparisons are not meaningful, said Shelley Payne, a professor of medical education at the University of Texas at Austin. Tracking the number of new infections and the rate of infections is more important, Payne said.

White House guidelines do not identify recovered patients as a metric states should consider when weighing how fully to reopen, and Abbott hasnt identified it as one either. But the recovery total he boasts about does factor into another important metric for the state: its hospitalization rate.

Abbott has said he uses the hospitalization rate to determine how much to reopen the states economy. The hospitalization rate is calculated using the estimated total of recovered patients.

That rate, which the state reports has been decreasing, is calculated by dividing the number of people who are hospitalized by the number of active cases, a figure arrived at by subtracting the estimated recoveries from total confirmed cases. That means the important metric is based on the states recovery estimate.

Abbott has also boasted that the states estimate of recovered COVID-19 patients has surpassed the number of patients with active COVID-19 cases. But that is only logical, because the number of estimated recovered patients accumulates over time. It would require a spike in cases for the number of active COVID-19 patients to overtake the total number of patients who have recovered over a period of more than two months.

Disclosure: Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune's journalism. Find a complete list of them here.

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"When the hoarding started, my 30-day supply was in back order," said Thebarge. "The scenario really scared me, what would happen to me if I couldn't get HCQ?"

While the US seems to hold sway with its ally India in obtaining the finished product, there's a bigger issue earlier in the supply chain.

India gets around 68% of its raw materials -- known as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) -- from China. Any disruption in that supply chain can create a major problem, especially during a pandemic.

As scientists and pharmaceutical companies race to find an effective treatment and vaccine for Covid-19, there are fears the current vulnerabilities in the supply chain could expose the US -- and other countries -- to drug shortages, just when they need them most.

The US has pledged to "Buy American" drugs going forward, and Indian plans to ramp up its own API production, but will they be able to replace supplies from China during this pandemic -- or even the next?

Karan Singh, managing director of Indian pharmaceutical company ACG Worldwide, says the government realized its huge population was never going to be able to afford imported patented drugs, and needed to find a solution.

Indian companies excelled in reverse engineering big-name drugs and launched copycat versions -- legally. But it wasn't only India that wanted these products, and in the mid-1980s, regulatory changes opened up the US market more open to cheap copycat drugs, too.

Naturally, the pharmaceutical giants, which had invested millions of dollars in creating new drugs, pushed back, and in 1995 the World Trade Organization (WTO) introduced an agreement giving drug patents 20 years' protection -- and companies were given 10 years to comply.

The WTO conceded that member states could grant licenses to manufacturers to make generic versions of patented medicines needed to protect public health.

Now that company is working to reverse engineer three drugs being tested to fight Covid-19 -- Remdesivir, Favipiravir and Baloxavir. "Twenty years later we are again in the forefront here in India with regards to medicines necessary to combat Covid-19," said Dr Yusuf Hamied, chairman of Cipla.

Still, overcoming challenges from intellectual property rights is only half the story.

"(When) China shut down because of Covid-19, we got desperate," said Vinay Pinto, executive director at Wallace Pharma, one of the country's leading manufacturers of HCQ.

"We are still facing a lot of difficulty in getting imports from China," PC Mishra, director of India's Directorate General of Foreign Trade said in late April. "If we compare March 2020 and 2019, imports from China are down by 40%."

Jayasree Iyer, the executive director of Access to Medicine Foundation, a non-profit that analyzes pharmaceutical industries, says there is also a fear among pharma companies that they "may not have enough stocked-up APIs for their next set of commitments."

India used to have a thriving bulk drug and API industry, but when import restrictions were lifted in the early 1990s, its generic drug manufacturers began getting raw materials from China, where some APIs can cost up to 30% less, according to the CII-KPMG report.

"Large incentives were given by the Chinese government to Chinese pharmaceutical companies to set up large API plants," said Singh of ACG Worldwide. "Because of the sheer size and scale of these facilities they were able to leverage economies of scale to drive cost down."

There are now more than 7,000 API manufacturers in China compared to around 1,500 plants in India, where big players like Sun Pharma and Cipla are a rarity, according to the CII-KPMG report.

This is not the first time India's pharma sector has been affected by a slowdown in China.

After that, the Indian government explored the idea of building Mega Pharma Parks to produce APIs but the project was reportedly shelved due to a lack of financial assistance.

However, the most recent supply shortages have caused a rethink.

On March 21, the Indian government revived plans for Bulk Pharma Parks as part of a $1.3 billion package to boost domestic production of bulk drugs and exports.

It includes establishing three bulk drug parks with common infrastructure facilities and a production-linked incentive scheme to promote domestic production of 53 critical key starting materials, drug intermediates and APIs.

"This is a much-needed step, but we will have to see how it's implemented at state level. In the past we have faced immense challenges for environmental clearances or accessing finance," said Dr Kamal Vashi, Vice President of Mangalam Drugs and Organics, one of India's API manufacturing companies.

The United States, too, has recognized the need to become more self-sufficient.

Speaking about Trump's "Buy American" executive order, he said that after this pandemic, the American government would source essential medicines, medical supplies and equipment only from American companies.

The push to reduce the US's reliance on other countries for drugs has gained bipartisan support.

"India is the source of 24.5% of generic drugs sold in the US," she said. "This appears to suggest that we don't need to worry about generics coming from China. In fact, India is dramatically dependent on China for raw materials and chemical intermediates that are used to make active pharmaceutical ingredients."

In short, the US will only not be reliant on China if it cuts ties with India, too.

Nicole Longo, public affairs director at pharmaceutical lobbying group PhRMA, says US plans to move all pharmaceutical manufacturing onshore vastly "underestimate the significant time, resources and other feasibility challenges and complexities involved."

"They also ignore the strength of a robust and geographically diverse global supply chain," she added.

Indian pharmaceutical companies say it will take time to build up their API production capacity -- and reduce their reliance on China.

"Covid-19 has been an eye opener," said Dinesh Dua, Chairman of Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council (Pharmexcil). "The government has done more in the past few weeks than what it has done in the past few years. But even if we start now, it will take us at least 10 years to end our dependency on China."

Philippe Andre, who audits pharmaceutical companies' manufacturing practices in China, endorses a more collaborative approach. "The solution would have to be international, through some sort of system where the producer countries would have to ensure they have sufficient capacity to continue supplying the world during a crisis," he said.

For now, India appears to have little choice but to rely on China for the majority of its APIs -- and the US to rely on India for the majority of its drugs. The true test of that supply chain will will come when -- or perhaps if -- scientists find a treatment or vaccine for Covid-19.

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F.D.A. Clears Another Coronavirus Testing Kit for Use at Home – The New York Times

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted emergency clearance for a coronavirus testing kit that will enable individuals to take a nasal sample at home and send it to a laboratory for diagnostic testing, the second such approval it has made.

Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the agencys Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement that the new test not only provides increased patient access to tests, but also protects others from potential exposure. Health care workers can risk infection when they administer diagnostic tests.

The kit, made by Everlywell, will contain a swab for individuals to use to take a sample from inside the nostrils, and a tube filled with a saline solution to put it in for sending to one of two private lab companies: Fulgent Therapeutics or Assurance Scientific Laboratories. The company plans to partner with additional laboratories.

Some public health researchers have warned that at-home nasal swab tests can be less accurate than the specimen collection performed by health care providers, which involves inserting a long nasal swab through the nose into the back of the throat.

Christina Song, an Everlywell spokeswoman, said consumers will first take an online screening survey to determine whether they meet federal guidelines for the test. The survey will be reviewed quickly by health care providers affiliated with PWNHealth, the companys telemedicine partner. If a consumer qualifies for the test, one will be shipped out immediately.

From the moment that you hit the order button, to the moment that you get the test results on your phone or device, that process is designed to take three to five days, Ms. Song said.

The test kits will be available later this month, according to Ms. Song, and will cost $135.

In announcing its authorization for the Everlywell testing kit, the F.D.A. said the company had leveraged data from studies supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UnitedHealth Group to show that the specimens would stay stable during shipping.

Everlywell makes a variety of products that individuals can buy online or in stores, among them at-home test kits for diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases and high cholesterol.

Some of the companys products, such as those purporting to test for food sensitivities, have come under criticism. Everlywell was also one of several businesses that drew attention from members of Congress in March for entering the market for coronavirus test kits in March without F.D.A. approval.

Everlywell, which had promoted its at-home kit as a consumer product, said in a statement at the time that it had not sold any of the kits to consumers, but was providing the test materials at cost to hospitals and health care organizations who can commit to providing the test for free to their workers and patients.

The F.D.A.s announcement on Saturday follows other recent emergency use authorizations for coronavirus testing kits that also permit individuals to take samples at home. One, sold by LabCorp, also uses a nasal swab to collect a sample, which is then sent to the lab. The other, developed by a Rutgers University laboratory, called RUCDR Infinite Biologics, in partnership with Spectrum Solutions and Accurate Diagnostic Labs, is for collecting a saliva sample.

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Delaware County Woman Claims She Contracted Coronavirus After Nursing Home Staff Placed Positive Patients In Her Room – CBS Philly

WALLINGFORD, Pa. (CBS) Pennsylvania health officials are placing a focus on nursing homes, who have bear the brunt of COVID-19 cases. Now, the state is announcing new steps to prevent further outbreaks.

For more than a month, Donna Osowski was a resident at ManorCare Health Services in Wallingford.

The 68-year-old was recovering from a stroke, needing physical therapy to walk. She went into the facility as the pandemic began to flare up.

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They were putting me into another room and I said, Oh, am I going in by myself? And she said, No, youre going in with another woman, but she only has a 99 fever,' Osowski said. I said, What? Thats one of the symptoms.

Well, they put me in this room by myself, then they bring her down. Shes coughing a lot. I said you people are really kidding me, Osowski said.

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State data shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities approaches 75% of all deaths in some counties.

Osowski, a grandmother to nine boys, says staff members continued to place COVID-19 positive residents in her room. She eventually contracted the virus herself.

I was completely healthy when I went in there, Osowski said.

Pennsylvania officials have been faulted by family members of nursing home residents for a lack of preparedness to contain the virus.

CBS3 questioned state leaders if enough had been done to assist nursing homes.

Thats a very difficult question, obviously, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Director Randy Padfield said. The challenge is that no two nursing homes or long-term care facilities are created equally. So trying to generalize against a number of them is very difficult. Theyre all prepared to different degrees.

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Cases Top 63,000, Death Toll Climbs To 4,500

ManorCare Wallingfords parent company released the following statement, reading in part: We have taken significant additional precautions to minimize risk to patients and employees and have had systems and processes in place to help reduce the risks associated with the novel coronavirus We are in very close communication with our medical director, clinical support team, and local and state health officials about the appropriate steps to serve the best interests of our patients, employees and visitors.

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Meanwhile, the state is ramping up testing for residents and staff of nursing facilities to gauge the full toll the virus has taken.

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Massachusetts and Connecticut become the final states to begin reopening – CNN

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