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C.D.C. Says More Than 9,000 Health Care Workers Have Contracted Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday that 9,282 health care professionals had contracted the coronavirus in the United States as of April 9 and that 27 had died from it. The agency cautioned that the numbers were most likely higher than reported because of inconsistencies in data-gathering and the lack of …

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Trump slams WHO over coronavirus response, suspends US payments

President Trump on Tuesday announced that the US would suspend payments to the World Health Organization, saying the group had failed to report accurate information[1] from China during the early stages of the pandemic. “I am instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted[2] to assess the …

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As Bodies Accumulate, So Do Fears of a High Coronavirus Toll in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador — Guayaquil, Ecuador’s business capital, has been the site of Latin America’s most aggressive outbreak of coronavirus, overwhelming its hospitals and burial system and causing bodies to be left in the streets. Now, some government officials say there is reason to believe that the death toll may be many times higher than the …

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‘Born to Kill’ gangster David Thai seeks release over coronavirus fears

Notorious Chinatown gang leader David Thai, who started the violent Vietnamese syndicate “Born to Kill” in the 1980s, is seeking release from federal prison to avoid the coronavirus outbreak — but federal prosecutors have warned he’s still a threat to society. Thai, who is serving a life sentence for murder and racketeering, pleaded for release …

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Far-right US politicians label lockdowns anti-constitutional

SPOKANE, Wash. — In deeply conservative eastern Washington state, a prominent state lawmaker kicked out of his Republican Party caucus labels the coronavirus[1] as a foreign bio-weapon, accuses Marxists of using the pandemic to advance totalitarianism and rails against lockdown restrictions imposed by the Democratic governor. A California teleconference last week to consider sport fishing …

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On-the-spot pictures for strangers illustrates Anthony Causi’s generosity

Anthony J. Causi, the beloved sports photographer who lost his month-long battle[1] with the novel coronavirus Sunday night at the age of 48, was known for illuminating more than the pages of The Post’s sports section with his eye-catching images. He will also be remembered for his generosity to everyday people. One Massachusetts couple, in …

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