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Pink attacks ‘travesty’ of US testing after contracting COVID-19

Pink attacks ‘travesty’ of US testing after contracting COVID-19

Entertainment
Pink has demanded more COVID-19 testing in the US after revealing she contracted the deadly virus.In an Instagram post, the singer described the illness as "serious and real" and said it affects the "young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor". She described current testing efforts as a "travesty" and urged people to stay at home. Image: Pink and Jameson at an awards show in November She wants testing to be "free and more widely accessible" and has donated a million dollars to two emergency funds.Pink and her son Jameson, three, were showing symptoms of COVID-19 two weeks ago, she said. ...
Coronavirus: China mourns Covid-19 victims with three-minute silence

Coronavirus: China mourns Covid-19 victims with three-minute silence

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device China has mourned the victims of the coronavirus outbreak by observing a three-minute silence, bringing the nation to a halt.A day of remembrance was declared in China on Saturday to honour the more than 3,300 people who died of Covid-19.At 10:00 local time (03:00 GMT), people stood still nationwide for three minutes in tribute to the dead.Cars, trains and ships then sounded their horns, air raid sirens rang as flags were flown at half-mast.The first cases of coronavirus were detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province late last year.Since then, the virus has swept the globe, infecting more than one million people and killing nearly 60,000 in 181 countries.In Wuhan, the epicentre of Chin...
Sweden determined it has smarter strategy for dealing with COVID-19

Sweden determined it has smarter strategy for dealing with COVID-19

World
Stockholm is a world away from the lockdowns affecting the rest of Europe.The streets are quieter than normal, but there are still plenty of people about. In the King's Gardens they stroll in the spring sunshine, breaking the conventions on social distancing as they huddle together for a selfie beneath the cherry blossom. Sweden is aiming for herd immunity, where around 60% of a population catches an illness By t...
Spread of COVID-19 on USS Roosevelt is ‘ongoing and accelerating,’ captain says

Spread of COVID-19 on USS Roosevelt is ‘ongoing and accelerating,’ captain says

Business
March 31 (UPI) -- The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt is pleading with the U.S. Navy for more resources to help contain a coronavirus outbreak aboard the ship and avoid possible deaths. The aircraft carrier docked in Guam last week so its crew of 5,000 sailors could be tested for the novel coronavirus. At the time, 23 members of its crew had tested positive for the virus. On Wednesday, Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly told reporters that three crew had tested positive for the virus. Now more than 100 sailors are infected, and according to Capt. Brett Crozier, in a four-page letter first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, the situation is rapidly deteriorating. According to Crozier, only a small contingent of soldiers have been off-boarded, and most remain aboard the...
Flu, COVID-19 pose dual threat to health as winter season closes, CDC says

Flu, COVID-19 pose dual threat to health as winter season closes, CDC says

Health
March 27 (UPI) -- The flu has taken a backseat to COVID-19 in the minds of Americans, particularly as the winter season winds down, but its effects are still being felt, according to a report released Friday. There was a slight uptick in cases of influenza across the country during the week ending March 21, with an estimated 1 million Americans becoming infected. The added cases bring the total for the 2019-20 flu season to an estimated 39 million, according to the latest FluView report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency estimates that 400,000 Americans have required hospitalization for the flu -- up 10,000 from the prior week -- and 24,000 have died, including 155 children, which is a high since the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009. CDC noted that it's possibl...