CNN’s Brooke Baldwin cleared of coronavirus, shares video of coronavirus nasal swab test: ‘Brain tickler’

Brooke Baldwin is virus free. The CNN Newsroom host announced on Thursday that she tested negative for the coronavirus just 20 days after she was diagnosed with COVID-19 in early April. Now, she hopes to “do some good” by helping those currently ill while gearing up to return to television on the 27th. Baldwin shared the good news with everyone on her … Continue reading CNN’s Brooke Baldwin cleared of coronavirus, shares video of coronavirus nasal swab test: ‘Brain tickler’

Beyoncé is helping put $6 million toward coronavirus relief efforts

Beyoncé has announced one way she plans to help provide COVID-19 relief. The "Formation" singer shared a message on her website Thursday explaining how she is concerned with the huge amount of mental and personal health burdens placed on essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. She also makes note of how African Americans make up a … Continue reading Beyoncé is helping put $6 million toward coronavirus relief efforts

Eminem feeds Detroit health care workers with his ‘mom’s spaghetti’

"Knees weak, arms are heavy" no doubt applies to health care professionals who have been working tirelessly to help people in need during the coronavirus crisis, and Eminem is showing them support in his own fitting way. The rapper recently sent containers of prepared spaghetti to feed the staff of Henry Ford Hospital in his hometown of … Continue reading Eminem feeds Detroit health care workers with his ‘mom’s spaghetti’

Expedia raising $3.2 bn to weather pandemic hit

San Francisco (AFP) Expedia on Thursday appointed a new chief executive and said it would raise $3.2 billion to ride out the devastating slump in the travel industry linked to the virus pandemic. The online travel booking service will also furlough workers, and its board and top executive will forgo cash pay for the rest … Continue reading Expedia raising $3.2 bn to weather pandemic hit

Serie A season to be extended until August 2

Milan (AFP) Italian football chiefs on Thursday announced that the end of the Serie A season will be pushed back from June 30 to August 2 to finish the season suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic. Federation president Gabriele Gravina said the FIGC would "adopt a resolution in the coming hours to postpone the end of … Continue reading Serie A season to be extended until August 2

EU agrees trillion euro Covid-19 rescue deal – but procrastinates on details

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to build a trillion euro emergency fund to help recover from the coronavirus pandemic, avoiding another all-night bust-up but leaving divisive details until the summer. With the EU's Brussels headquarters under lockdown - along with most of Europe - the 27 leaders held a four-hour video conference to consider proposals, rallying around a bigger common budget for 2021-27 … Continue reading EU agrees trillion euro Covid-19 rescue deal – but procrastinates on details

Gilead disputes report that its drug flopped in leaked coronavirus trial

FOSTER CITY, CALIFORNIA (REUTERS) - A closely-watched Gilead Sciences Inc experimental antiviral drug failed to help patients with severe Covid-19 in a clinical trial conducted in China, but the drugmaker said the findings were inconclusive because the study was terminated early. Gilead shares closed down 4.3% after the data was inadvertently released and first reported … Continue reading Gilead disputes report that its drug flopped in leaked coronavirus trial

UK economy crumbling under coronavirus strain; questions mount over lockdown exit

LONDON (REUTERS) - The United Kingdom's economy is crumbling under the strain of the coronavirus lockdown and government borrowing is soaring to the highest levels in peacetime history, increasing pressure on the government to set out an exit strategy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, recuperating at his country residence after being seriously ill with Covid-19, is … Continue reading UK economy crumbling under coronavirus strain; questions mount over lockdown exit

Two British doctors launch legal challenge to UK government over protective kit

LONDON (REUTERS) - Two British doctors who have been exposed to Covid-19 patients have launched a legal challenge against the government over what they say is a lack of protective kit and unclear guidance on when and how it should be used. The issue of personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors and nurses on the … Continue reading Two British doctors launch legal challenge to UK government over protective kit

WHO to launch initiative to share Covid-19 drugs, tests and vaccines

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it would announce a "landmark collaboration" on Friday (April 24) to speed development of safe, effective drugs, tests and vaccines to prevent, diagnose and treat Covid-19. The Geneva-based agency, in a brief statement issued late on Thursday, said the initiative with partners aims to make technologies … Continue reading WHO to launch initiative to share Covid-19 drugs, tests and vaccines

TED group backs pandemic response effort

San Francisco (AFP) The big-ideas TED Conference said Thursday it was allocating prize funding this year to a project aimed at tackling pandemics like the COVID-19 outbreak and related health initiatives. The organizers said the "Audacious Project" fund aimed at supporting innovation to deal with global problems would provided unspecified grants from the multimillion-dollar pool. … Continue reading TED group backs pandemic response effort

Saudi announces Ramadan starts Friday amid virus fears

Riyadh (AFP) Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest shrines, has announced that the holy fasting month of Ramadan will start Friday, as Muslims worldwide face unprecedented restrictions to counter coronavirus. "Based on the sighting of the new month's moon ... it has been decided that Friday is the start of the month of Ramadan," the … Continue reading Saudi announces Ramadan starts Friday amid virus fears