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USS Theodore Roosevelt now has 416 coronavirus cases in wake of captain's firing

Sailors cheer for ousted aircraft carrier captain. The U.S. Navy confirmed Thursday that 416 crew members onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier docked in Guam, have now tested positive for the coronavirus . The number of confirmed cases jumped by 130 people in one day with more than 1,000 tests still pending. On Wednesday, the Navy released a statement that said 93% of the crew had been tested for COVID-19 , the ... Full story

Liberty University presses charges against journalists who covered campus' being open during outbreak

Liberty University has pushed for criminal trespassing charges against two journalists who pursued stories about why the evangelical college in Virginia has remained partially open during the coronavirus outbreak. The college, in Lynchburg, Virginia, is led by Jerry Falwell Jr., a supporter of President Donald Trump who has suggested coverage of the epidemic was overblown. Falwell said the university is conducting classes online and obeying ... Full story

"I literally feel like I failed my dad": California surgeon's parents contract COVID-19

Los Angeles — A surgeon from San Diego is worried about his parents who are half-way across the country in Missouri. Both parents were diagnosed with COVID-19 , the disease caused by coronavirus . California physician Greg Mundis feels paralyzed. His father has been on a ventilator for three weeks at a hospital. Greg Mundis' parents seen in an undated photo. "You know I have had a lot of crying spells," he told CBS News. "Certainly the longer ... Full story

Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. reveal a startling truth about America's 'two pandemics'

By The Rev. Al Sharpton. Every day, we are inundated with information about the horrors of the coronavirus pandemic . We hear about the rising number of deaths , the increasing rate of infections, the mental anguish, the shortages of critical supplies in hospitals , the people struggling to pay bills and survive, the long lines at food banks and so much more. But lost in the coverage of this virus is one critical point that we simply cannot ... Full story

Judge rejects release of vulnerable Cook County Jail inmates, orders coronavirus testing

A federal judge on Thursday denied a request to release medically vulnerable inmates at Chicago's Cook County jail but ordered officials to step up coronavirus testing for detainees and improve sanitation protocols. The facility is experiencing one of the largest outbreaks from a single location in the country. Last week, attorneys for two detainees with pre-existing medical conditions filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern ... Full story

Covid vs. US Daily Average Cause of Death

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Yemen confirms first virus case

The coronavirus death toll in the U.S. showed some signs of slowing with just under 1,000 deaths between Thursday and Friday morning, although the nationwide death toll continues to climb and is nearing 17,000, according to an NBC News tally Friday. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New York State has reached 162,882. Globally, the number of cases passed 1.6 million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University , as countries ... Full story

Amazon building COVID-19 test lab for workers

Amazon is building a lab to test its workers for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. It’s the latest effort by the company to protect workers who are growing increasingly panicked as the virus spreads through Amazon warehouses. More than 50 Amazon-owned facilities have confirmed cases in the US, according to data compiled by the Financial Times , several with multiple instances of the virus. In a blog post announcing the ... Full story

Nuro gets the go-ahead to test its driverless delivery vehicles in California

Nuro Inc , the robotics company that raised $940 million in funding from SoftBank last year, has been given the go-ahead to test its autonomous delivery vehicles on the streets of some Californian cities. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Nuro is now allowed to test its low-speed autonomous delivery vehicles in Atherton, East Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and ... Full story

The COVID-19 default time bomb

Editor's note: Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas is professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a visiting professor at Princeton University. Chang-Tai Hsieh is professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The article reflects the authors' opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN. Without a comprehensive debt moratorium, the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to a wave of uncontrolled sovereign ... Full story