No new coronavirus cases under investigation in Ontario, chief medical officer says

There are currently no new novel coronavirus cases being investigated in Ontario, the province's chief medical officer of health announced Tuesday, largely chalking it up to the tests themselves improving.
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A group of moderately ill people were given hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to ease their symptoms quickly, but more research is needed.
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A member of the Arkansas House said Wednesday he's tested positive for the coronavirus and state health officials reported two more people have died from the outbreak.
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Matthew FeeneyDeadly misinformation spread across social media long before COVID-19 emerged, but amid the ongoing pandemic attempts to tackle such content are once again in the limelight. These efforts provide an opportunity for classical liberals to emphasize the importance of freedom of association and to prepare for discussions about how private institutions handle misinformation amid a  crisis.Too often we think of the freedom of speech to be a  freedom that protects speakers from government censorship. And while the freedom to speak is a necessary condition for a functioning liberal society it&rsqu...
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This article is very much important to each and every one of us. Please read and retweet it. COVID-19: Further Evidence that the Virus Originated in the US.https://t.co/LPanIo40MR— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517)March 13, 2020This deliberate disinformation was met withcalls for Twitter to remove Zhao ’s tweets. Twitter refrained from removing the tweets but posted an update to their misinformation policies,stating: “Official government accounts engaging in conversation about the origins of the virus and global public conversation about potential emergent treatments will be permitted, unless the content co...
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The move would have made it easier for people who have recently lost jobs to obtain health insurance.
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Another set of Central Ohio employers has announced plans to cut or furlough jobs this week. Express Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) joined the region's other publicly traded apparel companies in announcing furloughs as its stores stay closed indefinitely. According to a news release, "most store associates and a number of corporate associates" will be furloughed, with halts to both hiring and merit ra ises as well. The company has 16,000 employees, about 3,200 of whom are full-time. "The specific actions that…
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Walmart Inc. said it will begin screening employees for COVID-19 symptoms as they report to work, including taking their temperature, and will send them home with pay and encourage them to seek medical treatment if they are symptomatic. Walmart, along with other providers of groceries and household items, is considered an essential business while other retailers have shut down during the pandemic. This comes as workers at companies including Amazon-owned Whole Foods and grocery delivery service…
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Cape Cod Healthcare has come under fire from union nurses after announcing the closure of one of its maternity and pediatric inpatient units during the coronavirus epidemic.   The move will permanently transition all obstetric and pediatric units at Falmouth Hospital to the campus at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, beginning April 6. The 95-bed hospital said the units at Falmouth would be transitioned to adult patient care units capable of treating patients needing ICU- level care. The hospital added…
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[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has apologised to victims and Kenyans in general for the police brutality witnessed at the beginning of the ongoing dusk-to-dawn curfew which was imposed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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