Gov. Cuomo Slashes Medicaid as New York Struggles to Get Handle on COVID-19 Cases

New York remains the epicenter of the crisis in the U.S., representing nearly half of the country’s fatalities. Over the weekend, more than 1,200 New Yorkers died within a 48-hour window,...

Iowa Governor Rejects Fauci’s Stay-at-Home Advice

Donald Trump’s characteristic (and characteristically unreflective) 180-degree turn last weekend on the need for much more rigorous quarantining to stop the coronavirus pandemic stimulated a number of Republican governors to get off the...

Florida Governor’s Social Distancing Order Exempts Religious Gatherings

In Florida, a statewide remain-at-home order went into effect early Friday, after Republican Governor Ron DeSantis ended his weeks-long opposition to strict social distancing measures. Houses of worship are exempted under...

“Sheep Going to Slaughter”: NYC Medical Workers Protest Lack of Protective Equipment

At the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, doctors and nurses wearing surgical masks and scarves held a demonstration Thursday to protest a critical lack of PPE — personal protective equipment. Montefiore nurse: “We...

If you’ve been financially impacted by the coronavirus, you may be able to pause...

Many employees are out of work or facing reduced hours as US businesses temporarily close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Lenders are empathizing with people who are struggling to pay their...

Amid Coronavirus, San Francisco, New York, Deem Marijuana Businesses ‘Essential’

When San Francisco announced its "shelter in place" order this week, it said only "essential businesses" could remain open to support the public's needs, such as grocery stores and gas stations....

How The Coronavirus Is Impacting The Cannabis Industry

It is about all anyone is talking about, understandably. Mostly the fear of the unknown and the inconsistent messaging from some officials are driving the intense focus on the coronavirus, which...

Bitcoiners Are Biohacking a DIY Coronavirus Vaccine

Anonymous bitcoiners are taking the search for a coronavirus vaccine into their own hands – bypassing academia, pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The “biohacking” effort by...

Timeline: Trump administration’s response to coronavirus

As the virus continues to spread across the United States, the nation is reeling, with schools closed, sporting and cultural events shut down, and an economy in danger of lapsing into...

Endangered destinations

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension:...

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