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Coronavirus News: The streaming boom amid the COVID-19 epidemic

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With so many of us staying home amid the coronavirus epidemic, we are watching TV in record numbers. Ratings are up across all forms of television, but we are streaming shows like never before.
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Coronavirus In Minnesota: Number Of Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Rises To 986

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MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Department of Health officials on Monday said the number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 986, up from 935 on Sunday. Meanwhile, 470 no longer need isolation.
One more Minnesotan with COVID-19 also died, bringing the state's death toll up to 30.
Positive cases continue to cluster in the Twin Cities metro, with 280 cases in Hennepin County alone. Ramsey and Olmsted counties are both nearing 100 cases.
According to the MDH, approximately 28,128 tests have been completed in Minnesota, with just over 19,000 done in external laboratories.
Since the outbreak...
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The COVID-19 Disaster Has Been Decades In the Making-And Both Republicans and Democrats are to Blame | Opinion

1 month ago   |   By

Like in Pearl Harbor and 9/11, the writing was on the wall. We need to reform and reconfigure the global and national public health systems to prevent this from reoccurring.
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Jay Rankin on COVID-19: We need more troops at home to prepare for the double whammy of natural disasters and coronavirus

1 month ago   |   By

The Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence are rushing to keep the country's defence sector alive and functioning, while their public servants are mostly sequestered in their homes. They're also preparing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic if asked by the government - which is no small task, especially with a severely reduced workforce. But they're not going to be able to do much if we keep our forces engaged overseas this year.
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Researchers slash number of forecast COVID-19 deaths in NC

Researchers slash number of forecast COVID-19 deaths in NC

1 month ago   |   By

University of Washington health researchers now predict North Carolina will see about 500 total deaths from COVID-19 through early August. That's less than a third of the deaths previously forecast.
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They will be playing baseball in Korea before the U.S

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Even if South Korea is ahead of the U.S. in responding to COVID-19, the return of sports is precarious at best.
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Indiana reports 139 deaths as total cases near 5,000 in the state

Indiana reports 139 deaths as total cases near 5,000 in the state

1 month ago   |   By

Twelve more COVID-19 deaths have driven Indiana's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic to 139, while the total number of cases approached 5,000, state health officials said Monday.
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States Can't Fight Coronavirus on Their Own-And the Founding Fathers Knew It

States Can't Fight Coronavirus on Their Own-And the Founding Fathers Knew It

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The United States currently faces an unprecedented crisis caused by the international pandemic. The nation has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in the world and the numbers are rising exponentially. Many governors have led the offensive against the novel coronavirus in their own states, including notably California's Gavin Newsom , Ohio's Mike DeWine , New York's Andrew Cuomo and Maryland's Larry Hogan. They have pulled out all the stops acquiring protective gear for medical workers, purchasing ventilators for patients and ordering strict shelter-in-place measures to slow the spread of...
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William Watson on protectionism in the face of COVID-19: First we shutter Saskatchewan

1 month ago   |   By

The fever from coronavirus can last a couple of weeks, a terrible length for a fever, but then the large majority of people are over it - for life, we all hope. The intellectual fever from the coronavirus crisis may last much longer. In the end, the damage from it could actually be greater.
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Praying in time of COVID-19: How world's largest mosques adapted

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As mosques ban congregational prayers due to coronavirus, many set up live-streaming to broadcast prayers and sermons.
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Indiana coronavirus: What to know about 4,944 COVID-19 cases, 139 deaths | Latest news updates

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As the number of COVID-19 cases increases across the U.S. and around the world, the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Indiana has reached 4,944, with 139 deaths in the state.
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U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Could Be Highest in the World Within a Week

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The daily death toll in the U.S. has surpassed that of Italy's for several days and its total death count could potentially reach nearly 40,000 in about a week, according to new projections.
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U.S. Coronavirus Hotspot Updates: The Latest on COVID-19 Cases in New York, Detroit, New Orleans

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The peak of the outbreak is expected to hit all three hotspots at the same time.
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America's National Security Software Needs an Upgrade

America's National Security Software Needs an Upgrade

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The outdated U.S. security apparatus was completely unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus update: IL COVID-19 cases climb to 11K with 274 deaths; Governor Pritzker, President Trump spar over federal resources

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Illinois now has more than 11,000 COVID-19 cases and state leaders including Governor JB Pritzker say more federal resources are needed before the virus peaks.
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Doctor's Note: Is obesity a risk factor for coronavirus?

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Doctors are reporting that a high number of COVID-19 patients who develop complications are overweight or obese.
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U.S. Set To Eclipse 10,000 COVID-19 Deaths, More Than Triple The Toll Of The 9/11 Attacks, As Nation Enters Its Toughest Week Yet: Coronavirus By The Numbers

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A daily look at the coronavirus numbers you need to know
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WATCH: SpaceX astronaut launch

WATCH: SpaceX astronaut launch

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