Tag: coronavirus

U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass Vietnam War toll

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK — The U.S. coronavirus death toll climbed above 58,000 on Tuesday, surpassing the loss of American life from the Vietnam War, as Florida’s governor met with President Donald Trump to discuss an easing of economic restraints. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, among the latest to lock down his state against the pandemic, has been…

Trump backtracks on cancelling coronavirus press briefings

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump’s pause in holding White House coronavirus briefings only lasted the weekend as officials said he would participate in one on Monday to update Americans on an expansion in virus testing. Trump’s advisers have been arguing that the sessions, held nearly every day for more than a month, had begun…

New York hospitals play ‘songs of hope’ as coronavirus patients go home

In the 11 days he spent fighting COVID-19 at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, there was one thing Mark Schwarz couldn’t figure out. “Occasionally throughout the days there, you would randomly start hearing music playing and wonder, ‘What’s that for?’” Schwarz, 54, said Tuesday. On Monday, when it finally came time for Schwarz to go home from…

Asia pivots toward plants for protein as coronavirus stirs meat safety fears

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Demand for plant-based protein foods is surging in Asia, suppliers say, as suspicion over possible links between wild animal meat and the new coronavirus drives some consumers, particularly in Hong Kong and mainland China, to rethink diets. A pork cutlet dish made with plant-based meat Omnipork is displayed for the camera…