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How two funerals helped turn one small Georgia city into a hotspot for coronavirus

When a retired janitor suddenly died in southern Georgia, crowds of relatives and friends flocked to a local funeral home and mourned together. Within weeks, their city was overrun by coronavirus cases. That cluster of coronavirus cases was linked to the funerals of 64-year-old Andrew J. Mitchell and another man, held in late February and…MORE

FBI sees spike in gun sale background checks amid coronavirus pandemic

The FBI reported a 41% surge in background checks by individuals attempting to purchase firearms in the United States last month, according to newly released data from the agency, a significant increase over the same period last year. The new figures indicate 3.7 million gun purchase background checks were conducted in the month of March…MORE

FEMA sends EMTs and paramedics to New York City to help amid coronavirus crisis

FEMA sends EMTs and paramedics to New York City to help amid coronavirus crisis

The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent hundreds of ambulances, EMTs and paramedics to New York City this week to help assist FDNY amid the coroanvirus pandemic. New York is considered the epicenter of the American coronavirus outbreak, with at least 83,712 reported cases of the virus and at least 1,941 deaths, according to CNN’s latest…MORE

2 dead from coronavirus, 45 ill after March choir rehearsal

Two people have died from Covid-19 and 45 people are ill after a March 10 choir practice in Washington state, health officials said. Of the some 60 people who attended the Skagit Valley Chorale rehearsal in Mount Vernon, 28 members have confirmed cases of the virus, according to Kayla Schott-Bresler of Skagit County Public Health.…MORE

Calling the fight against coronavirus a “war” can motivate but also mislead

Calling the fight against coronavirus a “war” can motivate but also mislead

Donald Trump has called himself a “wartime president” and said coronavirus is an “invisible enemy.” The former CDC director has warned of a “long war ahead.” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called on the public to support our “troops,” otherwise known as health care workers. The now-common metaphors comparing the efforts to stop coronavirus…MORE

Coronavirus has police everywhere scrambling to respond as their forces are reduced

Coronavirus has police everywhere scrambling to respond as their forces are reduced

Serving and trying to protect against a threat we can’t see, law enforcement officials around the country are grappling with policing during the coronavirus pandemic. Big departments such as in New York or Detroit are shifting resources and people around to ensure essential work gets done as their workforces are reduced by the virus. Sheriffs’…MORE

Cruise ships with hundreds of sick passengers to arrive off Florida coast early Thursday

Cruise ships with hundreds of sick passengers to arrive off Florida coast early Thursday

A pair of cruise ships carrying more than 200 guests and crew with flu-like symptoms, including eight passengers who tested positive for Covid-19, were expected off Florida’s coast early Thursday. But whether passengers will be allowed to disembark remained unclear. Calling the plight of those on board a “humanitarian situation,” Holland America ON Wednesday evening…MORE

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