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Pence aide who had COVID-19 returns to work – ABC News

May 26th, 2020
Pence aide who had COVID-19 returns to work – ABC News

Vice President Mike Pence’s chief spokeswoman says she’s recovered from the coronavirus and is back at work May 26, 2020, 5:33 PM 1 min read WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence’s chief spokeswoman said Tuesday that she has recovered from coronavirus and is back at work. President Donald Trump confirmed on May 8 that Katie Miller, Pence’s press secretary, had tested positive for COVID-19. She is one of two people working at the White House complex known to have tested positive for the virus. Miller said in a tweet that she has returned to work after undergoing... Read More

COVID-19 outbreaks at 9 facilities in one city, including food processing plants – ABC News

May 26th, 2020
COVID-19 outbreaks at 9 facilities in one city, including food processing plants – ABC News

County health officials say at least 153 workers tested positive at one plant. May 25, 2020, 8:45 PM 8 min read One California city is grappling with COVID-19 outbreaks at nine of its industrial facilities, including one food processing plant that reported having at least 153 positive cases, according to health officials. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said the largest outbreak occurred at the Farmer John meatpacking plant in Vernon, California, which is owned by Smithfield Foods and produces Dodger Dogs, among other products. Health officials said 153 employees... Read More

Peru seemed to do everything right. So how did it become a Covid-19 hotspot?

May 26th, 2020
Peru seemed to do everything right. So how did it become a Covid-19 hotspot?

(CNN)Peru was one of the first nations in the Americas to take strict preventative coronavirus measures, like stay-at-home orders, curfews and border closings. So how did it become one of the hardest hit? As of Monday, Peru had more than 123,900 confirmed coronavirus cases and 3,600 deaths — putting it second only to Brazil both in number of cases and deaths in Latin America. The two countries had handled the epidemic entirely differently: While Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro downplayed the dangers posed by the coronavirus, Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra declared on March 15... Read More

Brazil’s Bolsonaro joined Trump in downplaying COVID-19, but now faces US travel ban – ABC News

May 26th, 2020
Brazil’s Bolsonaro joined Trump in downplaying COVID-19, but now faces US travel ban – ABC News

Since 2019, President Donald Trump has found a fellow nationalist warrior in Brazil‘s Jair Bolsonaro, the controversial right-wing populist president of Latin America’s largest country, and for the last few weeks, they’ve found common cause in downplaying the threat of the coronavirus and urging their countries to “reopen,” even as local governors implement restrictions to stem the virus’ spread. That’s part of what made a late Sunday night announcement from the White House so notable: Recognizing the threat of the coronavirus spreading from Brazil... Read More

Canada wants national sick leave plan in place for second wave of pandemic

May 26th, 2020
Canada wants national sick leave plan in place for second wave of pandemic

Ottawa, Canada (CNN)Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is trying to give all workers a minimum of 10 days paid sick leave per year as Canada starts to prepare for a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Nobody should have to choose between taking a day off work due to illness or being able to pay their bills. Just like nobody should have to choose between staying home with Covid-19 symptoms or being able to afford rent or groceries,” Trudeau said during a news conference in Ottawa Monday. As of Monday, Canada has reported more than 85,000 cases of coronavirus... Read More

WATCH: Coronavirus daily update: May 26, 2020 – ABC News

May 26th, 2020
WATCH: Coronavirus daily update: May 26, 2020 – ABC News

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Vehicle theft spikes in COVID-19 pandemic – ABC News

May 25th, 2020
Vehicle theft spikes in COVID-19 pandemic – ABC News

The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press May 25, 2020, 9:30 PM 3 min read LOS ANGELES — The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves. Despite silent streets and nearly nonexistent traffic, vehicle larcenies shot up 63% in New York and nearly 17% in Los Angeles from Jan. 1 through mid-May, compared with the same period... Read More

Trump threatens to move convention out of North Carolina over COVID-19 restrictions – ABC News

May 25th, 2020
Trump threatens to move convention out of North Carolina over COVID-19 restrictions – ABC News

He fired off a series of tweets on Memorial Day aimed at the governor. May 25, 2020, 8:18 PM 6 min read President Donald Trump‘s first message on Memorial Day was a stark warning to Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina that if the coronavirus restrictions in the state are not lifted, the RNC might move its 2020 convention to another state. The convention is currently scheduled for Aug. 24 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, but North Carolina — which entered the second phase of its reopening schedule last week — still prohibits mass gatherings at large venues. “I... Read More

Distress in seniors surges amid coronavirus pandemic

May 25th, 2020
Distress in seniors surges amid coronavirus pandemic

(Kaiser Health News)As states relax coronavirus restrictions, older adults are advised, in most cases, to keep sheltering in place. But for some, the burden of isolation and uncertainty is becoming hard to bear. This “stay at home awhile longer” advice recognizes that older adults are more likely to become critically ill and die if infected with the virus. At highest risk are seniors with underlying medical conditions such as heart, lung or autoimmune diseases. Yet after two months at home, many want to go out into the world again. It is discouraging for them to see people of other... Read More

What you need to know about coronavirus today

May 25th, 2020
What you need to know about coronavirus today

A version of this story appeared in the May 25 edition of CNN’s Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. (CNN)The message from Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, could not have been any clearer. Wearing a face mask is critical to reducing the spread of coronavirus, especially since many carriers don’t even know they’re contagious, she said yesterday. Masks are becoming even more important now that restrictions are starting to lift in many US states. Public health officials are... Read More