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African Americans are at higher risk of death from coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus sweeps across the United States, it appears to be infecting and killing black Americans at a disproportionately high rate, according to a Washington Post analysis of early data from jurisdictions across the country. The emerging stark racial disparity led the surgeon general Tuesday to acknowledge in personal terms the increased risk…

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Fact check: Trump makes more false claims about the coronavirus at Tuesday briefing

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday made inaccurate claims about the World Health Organization and delivered more of the false statements that have become a signature trait of his daily coronavirus briefings.At CNN, we start with the facts. Visit CNN’s home for Facts First.We are still reviewing some of Trump’s comments at the daily White House…

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Who gets a shot at life if hospitals run short of ventilators?

But the idea makes some uncomfortable. A Maryland panel rejected the priority access, arguing those sick enough to need the life-sustaining machines would be unlikely to return to their jobs anytime soon and that defining who is and who is not a health-care worker in a crisis is too morally fraught.While President Trump and members…

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China lifts lockdown on Wuhan as city reemerges from coronavirus crisis

(CNN)China has ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the original epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, as the city reemerges from a deadly outbreak that is now raging across the globe.But even as Wuhan reopens its borders after 76 days, some restrictions within the city will remain in place, and officials warn that the threat of further…

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Kayleigh McEnany set to become fourth Trump press secretary

(CNN)The White House’s communications staff got a shakeup Tuesday with the announcement that Kayleigh McEnany, the Trump 2020 campaign’s press secretary and high-profile Republican communicator, is joining the team as the Trump administration’s fourth White House press secretary.McEnany comes to the role with a bevy of Republican communications and television experience, beginning with an internship…

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Coronavirus: California scrambles to issue extra $600 jobless payments amid economic meltdown

More than 2 million Californians have recently filed for jobless benefits, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday, and state officials are scrambling to get newly out-of-work residents the larger unemployment benefits enabled by the federal CARES Act to ease coronavirus-spawned economic devastation. Gov. Newsom estimated at a news briefing on Tuesday that about 2.3 million people…

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Acting Navy secretary offers to resign over handling of virus-stricken aircraft carrier

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly. | Alex Brandon, File/AP Photo Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday following an uproar over a profanity-laced address to the crew of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Sunday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced. Modly submitted his resignation letter to Esper on Tuesday after meeting with…

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Acting secretary of the Navy has submitted his resignation after calling ousted aircraft carrier captain 'stupid'

Washington (CNN)Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday, a day after leaked audio revealed he called the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt “stupid” in an address to the ship’s crew, according to a US official and a former senior military official.The Navy and Department of Defense did not respond to a request…

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New York coronavirus deaths jumped by 731 Monday, the biggest daily increase, Gov. Cuomo says

Coronavirus deaths in New York surged by 731 on Monday, the biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 fatalities since the outbreak began a few months ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.The jump in fatalities comes even as the number of intensive care admissions starts to decline, giving the state some needed breathing room to ramp up…

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Why black Americans are at higher risk for coronavirus

(CNN)Black Americans have more existing medical issues, less access to health care, and are more likely to work in unstable jobs — all factors that have made the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately hurt blacks more.While everyone is susceptible to Covid-19, black Americans are at higher risk, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said during an appearance on…