Coronavirus New Orleans: Mardi Gras would agree with been canceled if Trump gave “red flags,” Mayor LaToya Cantrell says

The mayor of New Orleans said Thursday that she would have canceled the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations last month if the federal government had been clearer about the dangers posed by coronavirus. Orleans Parish is now one of America’s hardest-hit regions during the pandemic — with the nation’s highest per capita death rate from…

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Rihanna donates security equipment to New York Metropolis hospitals

NY hospitals battle virus: “A catastrophe” Rihanna and her nonprofit organization, the Clara Lionel Foundation, have donated much needed personal protective equipment to New York City hospitals, which are overwhelmed with sick patients amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday praised the pop star, tweeting in part, “We’re so appreciative of your help…

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Coronavirus: Italy bans funerals, and a lot are being buried by myself

An emergency national law in Italy has banned civil and religious ceremonies, including funerals, amid the coronavirus pandemic — an unprecedented move for an overwhelmingly Catholic country. It is one of the many restrictions against gatherings that have been put in place to try to stop the spread of the disease in Europe’s epicenter.  A man…

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Customer pointers $10,000 on day sooner than restaurant’s coronavirus-linked layoffs

Naples, Florida — The owner of a southwest Florida restaurant is trying to figure out who left a $10,000 tip for its employees just before the state’s eateries were ordered to close their dining rooms during the coronavirus pandemic. The man’s generosity meant the 20 staff members at the restaurant split the cash, with each…

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Fresh York Governor Andrew Cuomo responds to stimulus bill: “I accept it reckless”

Cuomo: Congressional aid is not enough New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that the stimulus bill passed by the Senate to offer Americans relief during the coronavirus crisis helped unemployment insurance and small businesses but did little to aid local or state governments. He said that what’s happening to any state or city government is…

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How Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are serving to their followers during the coronavirus crisis

Kevin Bacon on his #IStayHomeFor campaign “Thank You, Next” hit maker Ariana Grande is giving a helping hand to her fans suffering a great financial loss during the coronavirus crisis. The Grammy award winner has been sending $500 and $1,000 via Venmo to fans struggling from the economic slowdown. A report by Page Six quoted…

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“We are tremulous”: ER doctor urges American citizens to preserve home as medical affords descend

Across the country, hospitals are waging war against an invisible enemy. As the number of cases in the U.S. continues to rise, the health care system is becoming increasingly taxed — and in some hospitals, supplies are already running low. Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency room physician at Brown University, knows what medical providers are facing…

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U.S. Navy vet freed from Iranian penitentiary with coronavirus symptoms desires to come support home

U.S. Navy vet sentenced in Iran Washington — A Navy veteran released from an Iranian prison last week on a medical furlough says he’s sick with coronavirus symptoms and is requesting a humanitarian evacuation to the United States for medical treatment. Michael White was hospitalized Wednesday in a crowded ward for coronavirus patients in Iran and…

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Coronavirus disaster puts White Condo messaging to the take a look at

Washington — After weathering a two-year investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and a five-month long impeachment process, President Trump is facing the most urgent and difficult communications challenge of his presidency with the coronavirus pandemic. Politicians and strategists have been pressing him for cohesive messaging on the crisis as the public looks…

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