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Facebook feature lets neighbors volunteer to help each other during pandemic

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted Mar 31st - 2:32pm

Facebook is rolling out a new tool that lets its users offer or request help from their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nursing homes have too few body bags, many uncounted dead

Lori Hinnant and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 10:00am

One by one, elderly residents of French nursing homes are going into forced isolation into their rooms. Their caregivers are walling themselves in as well. They are running out of body bags.

Community rallies to supply Utah County’s first responders with 3D-printed masks

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Mar 31st - 8:22am

Employees at a Utah County tech company spent the weekend creating protective masks with 3D printers, trading shifts and switching the materials in and out of the machines in an effort to protect first responders working amid COVID-19.

Europe's hospitals among the best but can't handle pandemic

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 1:19am

As increasing numbers of European hospitals buckle under the strain of tens of thousands of coronavirus patients, the crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world’s best health systems are remarkably ill-equipped to handle a pandemic.

School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for students

Meg Kinnard and Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 2:31pm

As schools shut down while coronavirus spreads, the digital divide widens between students with the tools to work remotely and those without.

Moscow goes into lockdown, rest of Russia braces for same

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 12:03pm

The Russian capital, Moscow, on Monday woke up to a lockdown obliging most of its 13 million residents to stay home, and many other regions of the vast country quickly followed suit to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

'Calling all scientists': Experts volunteer for virus fight

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 9:18am

Michael Wells was looking for a chance to use his scientific training to help fight the coronavirus when — on the same day the pandemic forced his lab to temporarily close — he decided to create his own opportunity.

Hawaii mountain telescopes close in response to virus order

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 8:52am

Observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 10:39pm

For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials sounded alarm about what was coming — and already here. That sunlit trail now has hit a wall.

Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 6:25am

Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem to be faring worse than women.

FDA authorizes 15-minute coronavirus test

Arman Azad, CNN  |  Posted Mar 28th - 5:24pm

Federal health officials on Friday approved a coronavirus test that can provide results in less than 15 minutes, using the same technology that powers some rapid flu tests.

Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters warm

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 28th - 10:11am

Climate change is imperiling the world's largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal collisions between whales and big ships that ply the same waters.

UN health agency settles in for long fight with virus

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 4:05pm

The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said Friday that widespread testing for the new coronavirus is crucial and countries should not be faulted for reporting higher numbers of cases. He also appealed for a shift toward public health strategies that allow us “to live with this virus” until a vaccine emerges.

Water shutoffs in sharp focus amid coronavirus outbreak

Kat Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 2:44pm

The advice is simple and universal: Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But for millions of people across the country, that’s not simple at all: They lack running water in their houses due to service shutoffs prompted by overdue bills.

Apple releases coronavirus screening app and website in partnership with CDC

Brian Fung, CNN  |  Posted Mar 27th - 2:35pm

Apple on Friday released a website and an iOS app that allows users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms, marking another response to the pandemic by a major tech platform.

The pandemic isn't fixing climate change

Opinion By John Sutter, CNN  |  Posted Mar 27th - 12:18pm

The internet has deemed 2020 canceled. And now everyone's looking for a silver lining.

From Dhaka to Gaza: How do you socially distance in a crowd?

Victoria Milko and Aniruddha Ghosal, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 11:28am

Josna Begum lives with her son in a house with four other families in a slum in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, the world’s most densely populated city. “Distancing is impossible for us,” she said.

Hawaii telescope protesters leave camp due to virus concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 9:15am

Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Hawaii's Big Island have pulled out of their camp due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

Phillip Anderson, Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 96

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 2:34pm

Philip Anderson, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who expanded the world's understanding of magnetism and superconductivity, has died. He was 96.