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Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency. Is It Too Late?
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Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency. Is It Too Late?

TOKYO — For months, Japan has confounded the world by reporting a relatively low rate of coronavirus infections without imposing the kind of stringent measures used by other nations. As the country now declares a state of emergency in the face of a worrisome rise in cases, medical experts are wondering whether the move on...

Don’t Go To THE GROCERY STORE
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Don’t Go To THE GROCERY STORE

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said today at a press briefing that three U.S. hotspots — New York City, Louisiana and Detroit — are likely to hit their peaks in cases and deaths in the next six or seven days, NPR reported.

Navy Captain TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS
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Navy Captain TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS

The Navy captain who was recently removed from command of a nuclear aircraft carrier that had at least 155 cases of COVID-19 aboard, has tested positive for the virus, according to The New York Times. Captain Brett Crozier was fired after a letter he had written to the Navy —  outlining the impossibility of social distancing...

Should You Breastfeed if You Have the Coronavirus?
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Should You Breastfeed if You Have the Coronavirus?

As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, we’re working to answer the questions on many parents’ minds. This is a fast-moving situation, so some information may be outdated. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s live coronavirus coverage here.

Pink Tests Positive
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Pink Tests Positive

Pink revealed on social media Friday night that her family has been quarantined for weeks after she tested positive for coronavirus. The superstar singer said she and her 3-year-old son Jameson were already self-isolating when they started showing symptoms several weeks ago. Her primary care physician “fortunately” had access to tests, she said, and she tested positive. 

Friday Summary
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Friday Summary

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Social Security recipients will not be required to file a “simple” tax return in order to receive stimulus payments under the CARES Act. AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins explains.

Mandatory Masks – White House
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Mandatory Masks – White House

The White House is expected to announce a new policy, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that would urge Americans to wear cloth masks in an effort to prevent coronavirus spread, according to a federal official familiar with the policy.