(CNN) Ali Wentworth has tested positive for coronavirus after falling ill with tightness in her chest and a high fever. " The actress and wife of "Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos, took to Instagram with the news on Wednesday, writing: "I have tested positive for the Corona Virus. High fever. #stayhome"Wentworth is home with Stephanopoulos and their two daughters, but is self-isolating in a separate room. She explained how she started to feel ill while out walking her dog.
April 02, 2020 16:09 UTC
This summer’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee is being pushed back to mid-August because of the coronavirus pandemic, the biggest disruption yet to the presidential campaign as a result of the crisis. The gathering will now take place during the week of Aug. 17, the Democratic National Committee said. That delays by about a month the date when the party’s eventual nominee can start using general election dollars to directly confront President Trump.
April 02, 2020 16:08 UTC
The number of gun background checks hit an all-time high in March as panicked Americans rushed to buy firearms during the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal Bureau of Investigation performed an estimated 2.375 million background checks for gun sales, the record for a single month since the modern background check system was instituted in 1998, according to a new analysis. Last March, the FBI performed 1.3 million.
April 02, 2020 16:07 UTC
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that those infected with the novel coronavirus can spread it for one to three days before showing signs of the illness — such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath — hence making them “presymptomatic” spreaders. The CDC in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) looked at some 243 cases of COVID-19 in Singapore from Jan. 23 through March 16. Presymptomatic transmission likely occurred in at least 10 of the 157 cases, according to the report. CORONAVIRUS ‘RAPID ESCALATION AND GLOBAL SPREAD’ HAS WHO CHIEF ‘DEEPLY CONCERNED,’ HE SAYS“In the four clusters for which the date of exposure could be determined, presymptomatic transmission occurred 1–3 days before symptom onset in the presymptomatic source patient,” it reads. Essentially, the study suggests that anyone may be a carrier of the virus, whether they show symptoms or not.
April 02, 2020 16:07 UTC
While acknowledging that ultimately it wasn’t the central bank’s call, Dallas Fed leader Robert Kaplan said Thursday elected leaders probably would need to provide more stimulus to the economy to help it navigate the coronavirus crisis. Consumers are under heavy pressure and will struggle to come out of the crisis when the health threat subsidies, Mr. Kaplan told CNBC in an interview. Given the troubled outlook, the central banker didn’t call for more Fed action, but he said elected leaders have a role to play here.
April 02, 2020 15:58 UTC
As long as we’re all at home, we’d like to see and hear about your souvenirs. By the way, we don’t necessarily want to see the souvenir you love the most or the costliest one. Toy Trabant, 5 inches long, Berlin, circa 1995. (Christopher Reynolds/Los Angeles Times)AdvertisementI bought this toy Trabant in Berlin, circa 1995. In Tallinn, I lined up with grumpy residual Russian troops to trade rubles for kroons.
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April 02, 2020 15:56 UTC
On Tuesday he said during an interview with MSNBC that it was “hard to envision” the convention taking place as scheduled. The arena, Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum, and a nearby convention center are both available the week of Aug. 17, but they are booked the week before with the annual convention of the insurer Northwestern Mutual. “This is the right decision for the safety of those involved in the convention and for Milwaukee,” said Alex Lasry, a senior official with the Milwaukee Bucks who led the city’s convention bid. One of Mr. Biden’s strongest constituencies is older Americans, the population most vulnerable to the virus, and the lingering effects of the outbreak could still have an effect on which delegates are able to travel. While Mr. Biden has a nearly insurmountable delegate lead over Senator Bernie Sanders, his last remaining rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, he cannot take formal control over convention planning until he clinches the nomination or Mr. Sanders drops out of the race.
Source:New York Times
April 02, 2020 15:54 UTC
Bonds have pulled away from stocks in the race for returns since the turn of the century. Since the close of trading on Dec. 31, 1999, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, known as the Agg, has netted investors a cumulative total return of 176% through Wednesday, according to FactSet. The benchmark S&P 500 stock index, in...
April 02, 2020 15:45 UTC
Smith, who is treating 72 COVID-19 patients, said that he has been treating "everybody with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin [an antibiotic]. A study published earlier this month by French researchers suggested that COVID-19 patients could be treated with antimalarial medication and antibiotics in the battle against the novel coronavirus. “We think it's real,” Dr. Oz said on Thursday. Recently President Trump has spoken out about the potential promise of hydroxychloroquine to help treat COVID-19 patients. “So we ought to think about looking at it for doctors and nurses and loved ones of people who get ill,” Dr. Oz said on Thursday.
April 02, 2020 15:33 UTC
While the pandemic tears across the globe, so to do the unprecedented and innovative changes in pharma, manufacturing, and care delivery. The salient question is can hospitals and private practices adjust/adopt quickly to ramp up telehealth services? What do these new “relaxed” rules mean to the average Medicare patient? The delivery of telehealth services requires a robust AV connection where the clinician and the patient can exchange real time information. Clinicians can expand their care and reach Medicare patients via telehealth given the flexibility of current federal regulations; now clinics must scramble to deploy tele-solutions under stressful and challenging times.
April 02, 2020 15:33 UTC
Massive amounts of medical supplies, even hospitals and medical centers, are being delivered directly to states and hospitals by the Federal Government. The complainers should... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2020....have been stocked up and ready long before this crisis hit. 51 large cargo planes coming in with medical supplies. I am asking healthcare workers across the country:If things are not urgent in your own community, please come to New York. If you can, help us: https://t.co/hr8dG89QK2We will return the favor in your hour of need.
April 02, 2020 15:11 UTC
The monstrous increase in jobless claims gives some sense of how hard the hit to the U.S. economy from the novel coronavirus will be. Recognizing the depths of the problem is important. The Labor Department on Thursday reported that the number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits last week rose to 6.65 million from 3.3 million a week earlier. That dwarfed the 665,000 hit in the worst week of 2009, as well as economists’ median forecast of 3.1 million—not that forecasts are what count most right now.
April 02, 2020 15:00 UTC
As businesses have been forced to shutter during the pandemic, a stunning 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, after 3.3 million filed the week before that. NORTH AMERICAN BOX OFFICE SUFFERS $600M DEFICIT YEAR-OVER-YEAR CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: REPORT"Mitch McConnell must call the Senate back into session," she said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is now calling on Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia to make sure that people can quickly collect their unemployment benefits. "You must move heaven and earth to make sure that Americans are able to receive their unemployment benefits ASAP," Schumer said. "His signature ensures access to incentives for businesses to retain workers and continue paying them, as well as enhanced unemployment benefits.
April 02, 2020 14:48 UTC
(CNN) Russian President Vladimir Putin knows how to make a very small investment for an outsized public-relations gain, and the Covid-19 pandemic has been no exception. "Trump gratefully accepted this humanitarian aid," Peskov said, according to RIA. But in a statement, US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus emphasized that the shipment was a purchase, not a donation. Leave aside for a moment the controversy in Russia around the shipment: Internationally, it's a relatively inexpensive way for Putin to build goodwill with President Donald Trump. For both a Russian and international audience, then, the aid shipments send a powerful visual signal: Putin, once again, is playing the decisive man of action.
April 02, 2020 14:48 UTC
“We’ve never seen such major sweeping postponements in the wedding industry,” says Renée Dalo, owner and lead wedding planner of Moxie Bright Events in Los Angeles. Some may lose deposits with vendors; others are suddenly without jobs and are juggling wedding payments with other bills. If your wedding is several weeks or months away, you may have time to get wedding insurance. RELATED LINKS:NerdWallet: Coronavirus Stimulus Checks, Debt Relief and Your Finances https://bit.ly/nerdwallet-coronavirus-guideNerdWallet: Laid Off Due to Coronavirus? Take These 6 Steps https://bit.ly/laid-off-coronavirusNerdWallet: How Expanded Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits Work https://bit.ly/coronavirus-unemployment-benefitsNerdWallet: Wedding Insurance: What’s Covered, Who Sells It and Prices https://bit.ly/nerdwallet-explains-wedding-insurance
April 02, 2020 14:45 UTC