Tally of US coronavirus patients hits 57, as CDC official warns country could experience 'community spread'

The latest tally of novel coronavirus cases in the United States has jumped to 57, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as one of the agency's top officials warned Tuesday that health experts expect to see the virus spread.
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Even as new and faster tests become available, lengthy delays to obtain results continue and test materials are running low, compounding the crises hospitals are facing.
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Arkansas' governor on Tuesday opposed allowing cities to issue their own stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus outbreak while the state resists such a restriction.
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Jeffrey Miron andErin PartinSome immigration opponents want lawmakers tocancel the H1B visa lottery, which admits 85,000 skilled immigrants per year. Their position may reflect a belief that high ‐​skilled immigration is especially dangerous during the COVID-19 pandemic. If so, they have the analysis backwards.Not only do highly skilled immigrants help U.S. companies develop new technologies and innovations; many serve on the front lines of the medical response to COVID-19.Medical professionals make up roughly5 percent of H1B visa applicants out of the top 100 occupations. These doctors, nurses, and technicia...
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Catherine StrausCato ’sCenter for Educational Freedom has been thinking hard about the coronavirus and its impact on our education system. Here ’s a quick roundup of our work furnishing suggestions and resources for the suddenly homeschooling and grappling with the education policy implications of the coronavirus lockdown.Help for the Newly HomeschoolingHomeschooling During the COVID-19 PandemicHomeschooling expert Kerry McDonald recorded a  three‐​part Cato Daily Podcast series on homeschooling and the coronavirus. All three episodes are embedded in this blog post, which also summarizes each epis...
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Publication date: Available online 6 April 2020Source: Antiviral ResearchAuthor(s): Tiffany Tang, Miya Bidon, Javier A. Jaimes, Gary R. Whittaker, Susan Daniel
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Chauncey DeVega interviews Steve Hassan, a cult expert with personal experience. (He was a Moonie.) It's definitely worth your while to read the whole thing. He explains how cults of personality work and why Trump cultists are impervious to facts or logic. For those of us on the outside, it seems incomprehensible how this repulsive, stupid, malicious, narcissistic pathological liar, bully and coward can possibly attract the admiration of anyone or find anyone to believe the constant flow of bullshit out of his mouth. To Hassan, it seems, it's no mystery. I'll give you a taste, but you have to read it.Donald Trump fits the ...
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Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University said Tuesday they have developed a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, as nearly 1.4 million cases of the virus have been confirmed across the world. Matthias Schnell, director of the Jefferson Vaccine Center in Philadelphia, said Coravax is made from part of the current coronavirus, which is combined with another proven vaccine that serves as a carrier. “The benefit is that the ‘carrier’ vaccine has already been rigorously tested, and s hown to be safe…
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Universities must be given extra protection during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure their financial survival because of their vital contribution to the economy, local communities and crucial medical research, unions are warning the government today (Tuesday). In a joint letter to higher education minister Michelle Donelan, five unions representing higher education (HE) staff ask for urgent assurances that universities will not be allowed to go under as a result of the outbreak, backed up with legislation. UNISON, University and College Union (UCU), GMB, Unite and the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) say the sect...
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Nearly 820 people in the Kansas City region have been infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by a strain of coronavirus, The Kansas City Star reports. At least 22 people have died, according to the Star. Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. is set to begin a small test of a vaccine against the coronavirus in Kansas City and Philadelphia. The Pennsyvania-based biotech company (Nasdaq: INO) said in a Monday release that it received Food and Drug Admini stration permission for the 40-person study, which…
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