A Port of Los Angles locomotive engineer has admitted trying to crash a train into a hospital ship, federal prosecutors say. According to a court affidavit, 44-year-old Eduardo Moreno told investigators that he intentionally derailed the train at full speed on Tuesday because he thought the USNS Mercy might be...
Here's the latest for Wednesday April 2nd: NY State coronavirus deaths double in 3 days; Navy officials say 3,000 to be off aircraft carrier by Friday; Florida Gov. orders people statewide to stay home; Mayor tells L.A. residents to wear masks in public.
The Defense Department ordered 100,000 “military-style body bags for potential civilian use.” According to Gizmodo, COVID-19 spread to all 50 U.S. states and four U.S. territories. Johns Hopkins University of Medicine tracker recorded over 209,000 confirmed cases and over 4,750 deaths. While FEMA has not specified a time they want the body bags, they said as soon as possible. FEMA also requested the military provide a “mortuary affairs support team for New York.”
5 Ways Coronavirus Will Change the Way We Eat COVID-19 will change many things about the way we live. Here are 5 ways it will change how we eat. 1. More home cooking 2. More healthy eating 3. More food safety 4. Less exotic foods 5. More local eating
The World Health Organization (WHO) supports people in quarantine playing video games. Twitch and Activison Blizzard encourage people to maintal physical distance but connect with others through video games. The two companies are part of a campaign called #PlayApartTogether. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said: “Games are the perfect platform because they connect people through the lens of joy, purpose and meaning.
One of the biggest challenges the Treasury Department has in getting Americans their checks from the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is tracking down people who don't file tax returns. Now, at least one key group of nonfilers will see that process expedited. The official word, delivered from Treasury...
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of UK, Tests Positive for Coronavirus The 55-year-old leader of Britain made the announcement via Twitter on Friday. Boris Johnson, Twitter He is the first Western leader to confirm that he has contracted the virus. In a video message, Johnson reiterated that he will not turn his duties over to someone else. Boris Johnson, Twitter After pushing back against dramatic measures to curb the spread of virus in the U.K., Johnson imposed a lockdown for the nation earlier this week. Heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, also revealed this week that he has contracted the coronavirus. Queen Elizabeth II, 93, is said to be in good health.
New data shows that the coronavirus pandemic is hitting especially hard in New York City neighborhoods that tend to be poorer and might be more likely to have many people living under one roof
The mayor of Los Angeles urged 4 million residents to wear masks to combat the coronavirus when they walk out in public. Mayor Eric Garcetti reminded people to practice safe social distancing as he donned a black cloth mask to make his point. (April 2)
Sobering numbers from the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus pandemic tracker : The US has now recorded more than 5,100 COVID-19 deaths, behind only Italy and Spain, and numbers are continuing to rise sharply. More than a quarter of the US deaths have been in New York City. In Spain, the...
Heartbreaking news from Connecticut: A 6-week-old baby in the Hartford area is believed to be one of the youngest coronavirus victims anywhere in the world. Gov. Ned Lamont says the newborn was brought to a hospital unresponsive last week and could not be revived, WWLP reports. Tests this week confirmed...
The Associated Press asked young people across the globe to talk about their lives amid the coronavirus pandemic. Using mobile phones, they provided all the footage and photos. AP Video produced by Martha Irvine. (April 2)
The Federal Trade Commission announced its suing e-cigarette manufacturer Juul for breaking antitrust law. The lawsuit comes after Juul sold a big chunk of its company to tobacco company Altria Group. According to Gizmodo, Juul sold 35 percent of themselves for $12.8 billion to Altria. Altria used to be in direct competition with Juul but agreed to not compete in return for some ownership in Juul. The deal allowed Altria to appoint an observer to Juul’s Board of Directors and appoint three members to the board.
FDA Calls for Zantac to Be Pulled From Market The FDA is instructing that all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by brand name Zantac, are pulled from the market immediately. Over the counter Zantac is used to treat acid reflux and heartburn. An ongoing investigation has determined that contaminant levels in these heartburn medications increase over time. When stored at higher-than-normal temperatures, these contaminants pose a risk to public health. The contaminant, N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, is the probable human carcinogen that the FDA has been investigating since 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA advises against returning medicine to a drug take-back location and suggests following disposal instructions on the medication guide instead.
The coronavirus pandemic is causing an unprecedented surge in protective equipment. The largest glove manufacturer in the world is Malaysia's Top Glove Corporation. The company is having to limit order sizes to cope with a shortage of supplies. They have upped production at its 44 factories, reports Business Insider. Altogether produce 200 million natural and synthetic rubber gloves a day. But even that's not enough to keep up with the dire need for gloves. More than 200 countries and territories globally have reported cases of the coronavirus.
Joe Biden is on course to become the Democratic nominee—but it may not become official until a lot later than expected. The candidate said Wednesday night that the Democratic National Convention should be pushed back from July to August because of the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Times reports....
There has been a major reduction in air pollution worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dexter Henry explores how air quality has changed with people sheltering in place.
Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus The Clarence House released a statement confirming the diagnosis. The Clarence House, via statement The prince's wife, Camilla, does not have the virus. The Clarence House, via statement Due to his hectic schedule, it is not yet known how and where the Prince of Wales came in contact with the virus. The Queen, who last saw Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on March 12, is "following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare." According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen remains in "good health."