#33 Litany of Fear 2020

During the first two weeks of 2020 we were exposed to a litany of fear by practically every media outlet–corporate, alternative, social platforms. Fearmongering is a mind/behavior control technique. How can we prevent ourselves from being captured by fear campaigns? First, learn to recognize the daily obsessive repetition of words and images that are designed to produce a knee-jerk fear reaction in a large number of people. Second, ask questions and seek the background knowledge that is not being offered by the relentless, oversimplified messages coming in through your digital devices. Third, figure out what you can and cannot control, and take whatever sane actions you deem necessary. Fourth, turn off and exit the digital world. Find beauty and joy in the here and now– in the real-life people and things that you can see, hear, touch, smell and taste.

Here are the headlines offered up by the New York Post during the first two weeks of March, 2020. This is not information. It is propaganda designed to terrorize people. I offer the Post’s headlines not because they were the worst offenders, but because they were typical of the time.

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NYC officials: Don’t panic after first confirmed coronavirus case
March 1, 2020 | 10:45pm
New York City officials are urging folks not to panic over the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the state on Sunday. Shortly after the Big Apple case was…

Second US coronavirus death reported in Washington state
March 1, 2020 | 9:31pm
The coronavirus has claimed a second life in the US — a man in his 70s who died in a Seattle-area hospital, officials said Sunday. The man, who had underlying…

First case of coronavirus confirmed in New York City
March 1, 2020 | 8:08pm
The first case of coronavirus in New York City was confirmed Sunday to be a woman in her late 30s who recently traveled to Iran, a state official said. Gov….

Panicked city shoppers stock up at Costco amid coronavirus fears
March 1, 2020 | 6:31pm
Hundreds of on-edge shoppers packed a Brooklyn Costco on Sunday to stock up on water, rice and other supplies amid fears of a coronavirus epidemic. Panicked purchasers — many of…

Delta, American Airlines suspend flights to Milan amid coronavirus outbreak
March 1, 2020 | 4:28pm
Delta and American Airlines will suspend all US flights to Milan in the wake of an elevated travel warning issued over the spreading coronavirus, the companies announced this weekend. Delta..

Postal worker tests positive for coronavirus in Seattle suburbs
March 1, 2020 | 3:42pm
The employee, a woman, works at a package-sorting facility in Federal Way.

Trump announces intensified traveler screenings over coronavirus concern
March 1, 2020 | 3:22pm
Screenings will be added for travelers coming from Italy, South Korea and elsewhere.

France’s Louvre Museum shut down amid spreading coronavirus crisis
March 1, 2020 | 2:52pm
The Louvre Museum in France was closed Sunday amid fears that tourists visiting the famed site could infect its employees with the coronavirus. The world’s most popular museum shut its…

Coronavirus may have been spreading in Washington state for weeks: experts
March 1, 2020 | 12:06pm
Washington state’s coronavirus outbreak that claimed a life over the weekend suggests that the bug has been spreading there for nearly six weeks, according to experts. Trevor Bedford, an associate…

Surgeon General begs public: ‘STOP BUYING MASKS!’
March 1, 2020 | 11:52am
America’s top doctor is begging people to stop panic-buying face masks — fearing a shortage could cause an even bigger medical threat. “Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS!” US Surgeon General…

Coronavirus fears send West Coast shoppers into panic
March 1, 2020 | 11:36am
Panicked shoppers have been clearing shelves though fears that they could soon be forced to self-quarantine at home if the coronavirus spreads. Photos on social media show empty shelves and…

Australia confirms first death from coronavirus
March 1, 2020 | 10:50am
Australia reported the country’s first death of the coronavirus was a former passenger of the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise. The 78-year-old man died early Sunday in the intensive care unit…

Pence: ‘There’s no question’ US will have more coronavirus cases
March 1, 2020 | 10:28am
Pence also said “it is possible” other Americans will die from the virus.

US coronavirus cases jump to 71, West Coast is hardest hit
March 1, 2020 | 4:41am
The number of coronavirus cases in the US stood at 71 early Sunday, according to the Center for Disease Control officials. The majority of those cases — 44 — were…

MARCH 2 https://nypost.com/2020/03/02/

How the MTA plans to stop coronavirus from spreading on public transit
March 2, 2020 | 11:51pm
The MTA will routinely disinfect stations, trains and buses as a precaution against coronavirus, transit officials said Monday. Starting Monday night, transit workers will deep clean the entire system using

Georgia announces two confirmed cases of coronavirus
March 2, 2020 | 11:32pm
The governor of Georgia announced on Monday night that two people in the state have tested positive for the coronavirus. Gov. Brian Kemp said during a press conference that both…

Everything you need to know about the stock market amid coronavirus fears
March 2, 2020 | 10:38pm
Last week, Wall Street had its worst crash since the financial crisis started in 2007. But on Monday, stock prices had a record-breaking increase on hopes that central banks around…

Swine flu survivors recount terrifying pandemic as coronavirus concerns grow
March 2, 2020 | 7:57pm
New Yorkers who lived through past pandemics share their experiences.

Wuhan’s makeshift coronavirus hospital closes amid drop in new cases
March 2, 2020 | 7:23pm
China has closed one of the makeshift hospitals that was rapidly built to battle the coronavirus epidemic — now that the last recovered patients from the facility were discharged, state…

Nearly 30 first responders quarantined over coronavirus fears in Washington state
March 2, 2020 | 7:05pm
More than two dozen first responders near Seattle are being quarantined after they were dispatched to a coronavirus-hit nursing home — which had four residents who succumbed illness, according to…

Coronavirus is here: Keep calm and wash on!
March 2, 2020 | 6:57pm
COVID-19 has arrived in New York. No one should be surprised — or panicked. “We said early on it wasn’t a question of if but when,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted..

How to avoid germs on the subway as coronavirus hits NYC
March 2, 2020 | 5:35pm
Here are several safeguards so you can ride the rails without fear.

No more handshakes: Nation’s top doctor has some tips to avoid catching coronavirus
March 2, 2020 | 5:12pm
The nation’s top doctor Monday urged people to elbow-bump — and sing “Happy Birthday’’ while washing their hands to draw out the cleaning ritual — to try to help prevent…

Ex-CDC head says kids may be secret coronavirus carriers
March 2, 2020 | 4:50pm
The ex-director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that the deadly coronavirus may be “impossible” to contain — and that kids may be secret carriers…

Coronavirus panic sends Park Slope Food Coop into organic food-buying frenzy
March 2, 2020 | 3:43pm
Coronavirus panic has sent the famously crunchy Park Slope Food Coop into “chaos” as people stockpile organic goods to brace for a local outbreak  — with a skirmish breaking out…

Four more people die of coronavirus in Washington state
March 2, 2020 | 2:33pm
Four more people have died from the coronavirus in Washington state — pushing the nation’s death toll up to six.

NYC will spend $20M to fight coronavirus spread
March 2, 2020 | 1:56pm
The Big Apple estimates having to spend about $20 million to fight the spread of coronavirus, New York City’s budget czar said Monday. Melanie Hartzog, director of the Mayor’s Office…

Pentagon prepping for ‘variety’ of coronavirus scenarios — including pandemic
March 2, 2020 | 1:51pm
The Pentagon said Monday that it is preparing for a “wide variety of scenarios” involving the coronavirus — including a possible pandemic — and feverishly working on a vaccine. In…

FEMA reportedly preparing for possible coronavirus ’emergency’
March 2, 2020 | 1:44pm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing to act in anticipation that President Trump will declare a national emergency to deal with the spreading coronavirus, a new report said Monday….

NYC doc says he has to ‘plead’ to get coronavirus tests kits
March 2, 2020 | 1:09pm
The Manhattan woman who tested positive after returning from Iran is only the 32nd test done in the state, says Dr. Matt McCarthy.

Trump: Scientists working on coronavirus vaccine, ‘maybe a cure’
March 2, 2020 | 12:35pm
President Trump mused about finding a “cure” for the coronavirus and defended the safety of his campaign rallies ahead of a White House meeting with drug company leaders.

New York can now complete coronavirus tests in just 12 hours
March 2, 2020 | 12:33pm
New York state can now get the results of coronavirus tests in as little as 12 hours “from start to finish” — as opposed to several days, Gov. Andrew Cuomo…

Coronavirus panic, violence breaks out as British cruise docks on African island
March 2, 2020 | 10:45am
Violent protesters threw rocks and bottles as they tried to stop a cruise ship docking on their idyllic Indian Ocean island — even though there was no known coronavirus threat,…

Trump meeting with pharma execs to discuss coronavirus vaccine
March 2, 2020 | 10:36am
President Trump will discuss efforts to produce a vaccine with pharmaceutical executives.

Rhode Island teen has coronavirus after European school trip
March 2, 2020 | 10:18am
A Rhode Island teen tested “presumptive positive” for coronavirus and another woman was being evaluated for the infection — with officials saying the pair went on the same school trip…

United Airlines warns of more flight cuts due to coronavirus crisis
March 2, 2020 | 9:24am
United Airlines will likely cut more flights due to reduced demand from travelers over fears of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report.

NYC’s first coronavirus patient is health care worker, Cuomo says
March 2, 2020 | 8:13am
The first person to test positive for coronavirus in New York City is a healthcare worker who acted in a “textbook way” to try to avoid contaminating others, Gov. Andrew…

Texas woman tests positive for coronavirus a day after release from isolation
March 2, 2020 | 7:47am
A Texas woman who was evacuated from Wuhan, China was finally released from isolation this weekend — only to test positive for coronavirus the next day.

Top aide to Iran’s supreme leader dies from coronavirus
March 2, 2020 | 7:10am
Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi died in a Tehran hospital on Monday.

Florida declares public health emergency after two coronavirus cases
March 2, 2020 | 12:11am
Two cases of the deadly coronavirus were identified in Florida late Sunday — prompting Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a public health emergency. The patients, both adults from the Sunshine…

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Amazon worker in Seattle tests positive for coronavirus
March 3, 2020 | 10:38pm
An Amazon employee in Seattle has become the company’s first US worker to contract coronavirus, a spokesperson confirmed to The Post on Tuesday night. Amazon was alerted today of the…

North Carolina coronavirus case linked to Washington state nursing home
March 3, 2020 | 9:45pm
The first case of coronavirus in North Carolina was reported on Tuesday, and officials said the patient traveled to a Washington state nursing home where five of its elderly residents…

NYC shoppers panic with second case of coronavirus confirmed
March 3, 2020 | 9:34pm
Harried shoppers descended on city stores Tuesday as a second case of coronavirus was confirmed in the state, stocking up on staples — and disinfectants — as if the end…

Coronavirus vaccine ‘a month or so’ from human tests, White House expert says
March 3, 2020 | 8:09pm
A coronavirus vaccine will be ready for testing on humans in “a month or so” — but it will take at least a year for it to be safe and…

White House summons airline CEOs to talk coronavirus, tracking passengers
March 3, 2020 | 8:03pm
Vice President Mike Pence says the White House will be hosting the CEOs of airlines at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and how best…

Cuomo wins bid to expand emergency powers for coronavirus
March 3, 2020 | 6:44pm
ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo scored a dramatic expansion of his emergency powers that left even top Democrats wary thanks to provisions tucked inside of a hastily drafted $40 million spending…

Why hospitals and nursing homes are the likely coronavirus epicenters
March 3, 2020 | 6:21pm
The first nine coronavirus deaths in the United States show the biggest risks aren’t traveling abroad, or riding mass transit, or attending crowded events. The riskiest place to be is…

NYC lawyer with coronavirus is in ‘severe’ condition
March 3, 2020 | 6:10pm
The lawyer, identified by sources as Lawrence Garbuz, 50, runs a boutique law firm with his wife that also employs one of their four kids as a paralegal, according to…

Here’s the good news about coronavirus
March 3, 2020 | 5:48pm
So here’s the good news about the coronavirus. The average healthy person who gets the virus might suffer a dry cough, fatigue and fever and be sidelined for a week…

Members of coronavirus patient’s Westchester synagogue ordered to self-quarantine
March 3, 2020 | 5:31pm
Folks who attended services at a Westchester County synagogue tied to New York’s second coronavirus case were ordered to self-quarantine on Tuesday because they may have been exposed to the.

To really stop coronavirus, MTA would need to clean 24/7, expert says
March 3, 2020 | 5:05pm
The MTA would likely need to have its entire workforce cleaning and disinfecting trains, buses and stations around the clock to stop the deadly coronavirus from spreading, according to a…

Coronavirus patient may have commuted on Metro-North
March 3, 2020 | 4:58pm
The Manhattan lawyer hospitalized with coronavirus commuted regularly from his home in New Rochelle on the Metro-North Railroad, according to a report Tuesday. But it’s unlikely that he used the…

US could test up to 1 million people for coronavirus by end of week, FDA says
March 3, 2020 | 4:50pm
Federal officials say the US will have the capacity to perform as many as 1 million coronavirus tests by the end of the week — but a lawmaker is calling…

WHO chief: We are in ‘unchartered territory’ with coronavirus epidemic 
March 3, 2020 | 4:34pm
The head of the World Health Organization warned the coronavirus outbreak has now reached “unchartered territory” with more than 90,000 cases across the globe. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stopped short…

Ninth person now dead in US from coronavirus
March 3, 2020 | 3:49pm
At least nine people have now died from the coronavirus in the US — including two who tested positive after their deaths, officials said Tuesday. The death toll had risen…

Doctors, nurses ‘dangerously ill-equipped’ to fight coronavirus: WHO
March 3, 2020 | 3:35pm
Health care workers are “dangerously ill-equipped” to battle the coronavirus because of shortages of protective gear, the head of WHO said Tuesday. “We are concerned that countries’ abilities to respond…

Marco Rubio: Russia, China and Iran are waging disinformation war over coronavirus
March 3, 2020 | 2:48pm
The slanders are outrageous. But such disinformation also risks fatal consequences to the populations that receive it. To combat disinformation, we must identify the sources of deception campaigns, educate the

US death toll from coronavirus rises to 7
March 3, 2020 | 2:15pm
A seventh person has died in the US from the coronavirus — and the patient’s infection didn’t come to light until days after death, a report said Tuesday.

Dow plunges nearly 1,000 points despite Fed’s surprise rate cut
March 3, 2020 | 1:09pm
The Federal Reserve’s first emergency rate cut in more than a decade failed to quell Wall Street’s fears about the coronavirus epidemic kneecapping the global economy. The Fed’s surprise decision…

Australia using biosecurity law to restrict coronavirus patients
March 3, 2020 | 11:58am
SYDNEY – Australia will use a little-known biosecurity law to restrict the movements of people suspected of having the coronavirus, its attorney-general said on Tuesday. Australia on Monday confirmed the…

China predicts coronavirus ‘victory’ as new cases hit 6-week low
March 3, 2020 | 10:15am
The country’s health ministry announced just 125 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest number since figures have been made available.

Second coronavirus case confirmed in NY, Jewish schools close on virus fear
March 3, 2020 | 9:02am
Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy, a Jewish day school in the Bronx, closed Tuesday because of “a suspected case of coronavirus in the community.”

Coronavirus now an ‘outbreak,’ possibly a ‘pandemic,’ expert says
March 3, 2020 | 8:42am
A doctor on the front lines of battling coronavirus in the US said this week that the rapid spread of the deadly bug has risen to the level of an…

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After first coronavirus death, California declares state of emergency
March 4, 2020 | 9:25pm
LOS ANGELES — Hours after California announced its first death related to the novel coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency over the spreading illness, which has struck…

Grand Princess cruise cancels voyage to Mexico after latest coronavirus death
March 4, 2020 | 6:19pm
The Grand Princess was traveling to Ensenada, Mexico, but instead headed Wednesday to San Francisco following news that a 71-year-old passenger died from the virus after returning home, the company…

Five more NY coronavirus cases confirmed, bringing state total to 11
March 4, 2020 | 4:51pm
“There was another person who is being tested who came in contact with a 50-year-old lawyer, a friend of the lawyer who spent time in close proximity in a number…

‘Contagion’ is climbing the charts amid coronavirus fears
March 4, 2020 | 3:50pm
“Contagion” is going viral. The 2011 killer virus flick starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon and Jude Law is climbing the charts, according to the New York Times, as the coronavirus…

More than half of coronavirus patients globally have recovered
March 4, 2020 | 2:51pm
The coronavirus death toll is climbing worldwide — but so is its recovery rate. More than 50,000 people globally have bounced back from the flu-like illness since it was first…

New York Law School closes after student’s brush with coronavirus patient
March 4, 2020 | 2:39pm
New York Law School has closed its Lower Manhattan campus after a student reported coming into contact with a New Rochelle lawyer who, along with his family and a neighbor,…

Yeshiva University cancels classes after student diagnosed with coronavirus
March 4, 2020 | 12:12pm
One student told The Post they were “trying to stay off campus as much as possible.”

Novel coronavirus death rate higher than first thought, WHO says
March 4, 2020 | 10:25am
Early reports had pegged the death rate at 2.3 percent, while a study of the virus’s spread in China published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine had…

Wife, children, neighbor of Westchester coronavirus victim also test positive
March 4, 2020 | 9:32am
The infected family members are home on self-quarantine, health officials say.

Italy closes all schools, universities, theaters as coronavirus death toll rises
March 4, 2020 | 9:17am
“None of us can be sure about the future evolution of the disease,” said Angelo Borrelli, head of the Civil Protection Agency.

Chinese researchers say 2 types of coronavirus could be infecting people
March 4, 2020 | 8:19am
Two separate types of the novel coronavirus — one more aggressive than the other — could be infecting people during the sweeping outbreak, Chinese scientists revealed in a new study….


Don’t listen to these crackpot coronavirus myths
March 5, 2020 | 7:26pm
Bad actors, charlatans and the generally ill-informed will continue to capitalize on the widespread coronavirus panic — and The Post is here to debunk these so-called cures.

What to avoid in NYC this weekend if you’re worried about coronavirus
March 5, 2020 | 6:51pm
New York City may be the city that never sleeps — but it might be safer for some New Yorkers to give it a rest this weekend amid the coronavirus…

Over 2,700 NYC residents quarantined in homes over coronavirus fears
March 5, 2020 | 5:17pm
About 2,800 New York City residents are under quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus — and some could face fines or jail time if they venture outside their…

2,300 left cruise ship after passenger tested positive for coronavirus
March 5, 2020 | 2:32pm
Some 2,300 people were allowed to depart a cruise ship in Greece just one day after officials revealed that an Austrian tourist who had already disembarked had tested positive for…

Public spaces empty as COVID-19 coronavirus infections spread
March 5, 2020 | 2:15pm
As COIVD-19 cases increase across the globe, populations shy away from large public gatherings, and use social distancing to prevent infection.

9 new coronavirus cases confirmed in New York, including one on LI
March 5, 2020 | 1:38pm
Eight of the new cases are in Westchester, connected to a single New Rochelle lawyer, identified by sources as 50-year-old Lawrence Garbuz, while the ninth is on Long Island, Cuomo…

US hospitals may be overwhelmed by patients in worst-case coronavirus scenario
March 5, 2020 | 12:43pm
If COVID-19 hits really hard it could lead to 10 million of those needing care also needing a hospital bed — and as many as 2.9 million needing intensive care, according…

2 Westchester districts close schools amid coronavirus outbreak
March 5, 2020 | 11:21am
Two Westchester school districts have closed their classrooms because of coronavirus scares — in an “an abundance of caution” as a local outbreak that has seen at least 10 confirmed…

Coronavirus patient recovers after treatment with unlikely drug: report
March 5, 2020 | 11:05am
A 62-year-old man who became Spain’s first coronavirus patient is believed to have made a full recovery after being treated with an HIV drug, according to a report. Miguel Ángel…

Dozens of Grand Princess cruise passengers will be tested for coronavirus
March 5, 2020 | 10:57am
The Coast Guard is expected to deliver sampling kits to the ship via helicopter.

Two more coronavirus cases confirmed in NYC
March 5, 2020 | 7:38am
Two more people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus in New York City, Mayor de Blasio said Thursday – bringing the total number in the Big Apple to four.

Brooklyn court gets disinfected after lawyer learns of coronavirus connection
March 5, 2020 | 3:38am
Brooklyn Civil Court got a thorough disinfecting on Wednesday after the city learned that a lawyer who works there goes to the same Westchester synagogue as attorney Lawrence Garbuz, 50….


San Francisco FBI employee diagnosed with coronavirus, reports say
March 6, 2020 | 11:52pm
An FBI employee at a small satellite office in San Francisco has tested positive for coronavirus, multiple reports said Friday. FBI officials said that the agency has notified every person…

New Jersey now has 4 coronavirus cases, including health care worker who treated 10 patients in NYC
March 6, 2020 | 9:39pm
New Jersey logged its fourth coronavirus case Friday as officials detailed that one of the patients — a medical professional at an unnamed Big Apple medical facility — treated 10…

The nightmare of living quarantined under the coronavirus: A first-person account
March 6, 2020 | 5:56pm
I find myself trapped at home thanks to the simple act of attending a funeral at my synagogue — and while our quarantine so far is “voluntary” we all understand…

Apple advises 12K workers to stay home as coronavirus ‘precaution’
March 6, 2020 | 5:55pm
Apple is encouraging all employees at its headquarters to work from home to combat the spread of the coronavirus — joining other tech giants like Microsoft and Google. The company…

Fed judge wants NYC inmates’ temps taken before court appearances amid coronavirus fears
March 6, 2020 | 5:22pm
“If the temperature is 100.4 or above, such detainees should not be produced and the Court, forthwith, be notified,” Judge Colleen McMahon ordered.

DOE officials plan for potential school shutdowns over coronavirus
March 6, 2020 | 5:00pm
The Department of Education is getting ready for the possibility that city public schools might have to be closed amid the ever-widening coronavirus emergency, The Post has learned. The nation’s…

Capitol Hill on edge as lawmakers and staff fear coronavirus outbreak
March 6, 2020 | 4:21pm
WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill will stay wide open amid the deadly coronavirus health crisis — panicking members of Congress and staff who say the building is unprepared for an outbreak….

Gap closes NYC office after employee contracts coronavirus
March 6, 2020 | 3:01pm
Staffers of the preppy clothing brand were spotted coming in and out of the 55 Thomas Street building in Tribeca to collect their belongings, with some using hand sanitizer and…

Neighbors warn Utah woman cleared of coronavirus to stay away
March 6, 2020 | 2:51pm
Jerri Jorgensen — who was left behind in Yokohama by her husband Mark and spent 45 days in quarantine on the Diamond Princess — finally landed in St. George on…

Grand Princess cruise passengers to learn coronavirus test results
March 6, 2020 | 1:46pm
More than 3,500 people on board the Grand Princess cruise ship left in limbo off the San Francisco coast will learn their fate Friday — when dozens of coronavirus test…

11 more coronavirus cases confirmed in New York
March 6, 2020 | 1:25pm
Of the new cases, eight are in Westchester and two are in Rockland County — all people with ties to Lawrence Garbuz, 50, the midtown lawyer who was confirmed to…

National Guard air-drops coronavirus testing kits to cruise ship
March 6, 2020 | 1:19pm
Dramatic video captures the moment the California National Guard air-dropped coronavirus testing kits to the Grand Princess cruise ship in California.

British Airways employees test positive for coronavirus
March 6, 2020 | 12:53pm
British Airways and many other airlines have offered unpaid leave to their workers amid a drop in passenger demand due to the deadly outbreak.

Iran official dead from coronavirus as global cases reach 100,000
March 6, 2020 | 10:38am
The novel coronavirus has infected nearly 100,000 people worldwide — spreading to around 90 countries and even slipping past the walls of the Vatican.

NYC man linked to Westchester lawyer has coronavirus
March 6, 2020 | 10:26am
A Manhattan man in his 50s is the latest person to test positive for coronavirus in New York City, bringing the total number of cases in the Big Apple to…

US coronavirus death toll rises to 14
March 6, 2020 | 9:30am
The coronavirus death toll in the United States jumped to 14 on Friday — with all but one case in Washington state. Two more people have died from the bug…

Love in the time of coronavirus: Photos show wife visiting quarantined hubby
March 6, 2020 | 8:04am
Heartbreaking photos captured an 88-year-old woman separated from her 89-year-old husband, who is in isolation at a coronavirus-hit nursing home in Washington state. Dorothy Campbell on Thursday visited Gene, her..

Rabbi for synagogue at center of NY coronavirus outbreak tests positive
March 6, 2020 | 3:58am
The rabbi of Young Israel in New Rochelle — the synagogue at the center of a Westchester County outbreak — has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a tweet…

Two Manhattan prep schools close over coronavirus concerns
March 6, 2020 | 12:38am
Two elite Manhattan prep schools will be closed Friday for a “thorough cleaning” due to a family that’s being monitored for the coronavirus, The Post has learned. Both the all-boys…


First coronavirus case confirmed in Washington, DC
March 7, 2020 | 11:32pm
The first coronavirus case had been reported in the nation’s capital. A man in his 50s who lives in Washington, D.C., tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said….

Pennsylvania announces 2 new coronavirus cases, bringing state total to 4
March 7, 2020 | 11:17pm
Two new coronavirus cases were confirmed in southeastern Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Saturday, bringing the state’s total to four cases. The new patients live in Montgomery County and are…

Italy moves toward China-style lockdown to stop coronavirus spread
March 7, 2020 | 8:25pm
The number of coronavirus cases in Italy leaped by more than 1,200 Saturday, prompting the government to move to lock down the entire northern region of Lombardy, and 11 nearby…

What life is like inside Milan amid Italy’s coronavirus epidemic
March 7, 2020 | 6:46pm
Shireen Gorgin Botura, 30, and Matt Botura, 29, American students living in Italy for two years and working as English teachers, tell The Post’s Sara Dorn about the dramatic changes…

FDNY firefighters won’t be dispatched to potential coronavirus cases
March 7, 2020 | 5:18pm
They’re not the Bravest when it comes to the coronavirus. The FDNY won’t dispatch its firefighters to potential coronavirus patients, leaving its paramedics and EMTs to handle them alone, The…

Uber driver with coronavirus isolated in Far Rockaway hospital
March 7, 2020 | 4:10pm
The Uber driver who tested positive for coronavirus is in stable condition in a Far Rockaway hospital, officials there said Saturday. The patient is a man in his 30s from…

Congress preps plan to work from home amid coronavirus outbreak
March 7, 2020 | 2:54pm
Congress is bracing for coronavirus with a plan that could direct Capitol Hill staffers to work from home. The House Administration Committee will launch a center Monday to coordinate computers…

Cancer patient on coronavirus-stricken cruise may miss chemo
March 7, 2020 | 2:46pm
A North Dakota retiree with advanced cancer is worried she’ll miss her next round of chemotherapy if she has to stay on the Grand Princess cruise ship, where 2,400 passengers…

Amtrak cancels Acela nonstop service between NYC, Washington due to coronavirus
March 7, 2020 | 12:56pm
Amtrak is suspending Acela nonstop service between New York and Washington through late May because of falling demand due to the coronavirus outbreak. The high-speed trains are popular with business…

Italy calls in retired doctors to help combat coronavirus epidemic
March 7, 2020 | 12:46pm
Italy is calling in retired doctors to help fight the worsening coronavirus epidemic in the country, which has the highest death toll of any country but China. Europe’s hardest-hit country…

Cuomo declares state of emergency in NY as coronavirus cases soar
March 7, 2020 | 12:34pm
Saturday’s numbers more than doubled the cases in the city, which stood at five on Friday. There were 21 new cases in the state, which reported 44 the day before,…

Grand Princess cruise passenger describes hellish coronavirus quarantine
March 7, 2020 | 12:31pm
A passenger quarantined on board the Grand Princess says he and his wife are trapped in their tiny room like “mushrooms kept in the dark,” getting little information about the…

Coronavirus claims two elderly victims in Florida
March 7, 2020 | 8:28am
Coronavirus claimed its first East Coast victims — two seniors in Florida — as the number of cases in the U.S. climbed to 340 Saturday. Both people who died were…


Coronavirus-infected Vietnamese heiress attended fashion weeks in Milan, Paris
March 8, 2020 | 11:43pm
A coronavirus-stricken Vietnamese heiress attended fashion week shows in Milan and Paris before she was diagnosed, a report said Sunday. Nga Nguyen, the 27-year-old daughter of a steel magnate, went…

Scarsdale Public Schools, Manhattan’s Brearley School cancel classes over coronavirus
March 8, 2020 | 10:51pm
The Scarsdale Public School District in Westchester decided to cancel classes until March 18 upon learning Sunday that a middle school teacher tested positive for coronavirus. “The impacted faculty member…

Everything officials have revealed about New York’s coronavirus cases
March 8, 2020 | 10:11pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday provided more details on New York City’s 13 coronavirus patients and their conditions. The new details came as the mayor said cases in the…

Columbia, Hofstra University cancel classes over coronavirus concerns
March 8, 2020 | 9:35pm
A Hofstra student reported flu-like symptoms Sunday after attending a conference with a person who later tested positive for coronavirus.

About 4M coronavirus tests available by end of next week, White House expert says
March 8, 2020 | 9:20pm
Around 4 million coronavirus tests will be available by the end of next week, a White House expert said on Sunday. White House coronavirus task force expert Dr. Anthony Fauci…

Ted Cruz self-quarantining after meeting coronavirus-stricken CPAC attendee
March 8, 2020 | 9:03pm
Sen. Ted Cruz is quarantining himself after coming into contact 10 days ago with an attendee of the Conservative Political Action Committee conference who was later diagnosed with the coronavirus….

Coronavirus going to hit its peak and start falling sooner than you think
March 8, 2020 | 8:52pm
Nations are closing borders, stocks are plummeting and a New York Times headline reads: “The Coronavirus Has Put the World’s Economy in Survival Mode.” Both political parties have realized the…

State Department tells Americans to stay off cruises during coronavirus crisis
March 8, 2020 | 5:54pm
“U.S. citizens, particularly travelers with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship,” officials advised.

Travel chaos as Italy issues coronavirus quarantine
March 8, 2020 | 5:47pm
Panicked travelers rushed to flee northern Italy before more than a quarter of its population was placed under lockdown Sunday to combat coronavirus outbreak. Chaos ensued as people tried to escape…

Bill Gates’ foundation to fund coronavirus home-testing kits
March 8, 2020 | 5:13pm
The foundation has already committed $5 million to battle the coronavirus in the Seattle area.

WHO offers advice about using cash as coronavirus continues to spread
March 8, 2020 | 4:53pm
The World Health Organization has urged people handling cash to soap up after as the coronavirus continues to spread to tens of thousands of people across the world, according to…

Cuomo: ‘No reason’ to shut down mass transit over coronavirus yet
March 8, 2020 | 3:56pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn’t ready to pull the brakes on public transit just yet, he said on Sunday as he urged New Yorkers to remain calm in the face of…

Rockland County caterers test positive for coronavirus, guests ‘may have been exposed’
March 8, 2020 | 3:53pm
Two caterers from Ramapo tested positive for the illness after working two gatherings in Monsey.

Family at center of Westchester coronavirus cases breaks silence
March 8, 2020 | 3:01pm
New Rochelle attorneys Lawrence and Adina Garbuz both tested positive for the virus, along with two of their children.

Coronavirus patients experience certain symptoms before ‘tipping point’ of dying: expert
March 8, 2020 | 2:08pm
Coronavirus cases reach a “tipping point” where patients start to experience symptoms that indicate that they’re in danger of dying, according to a report. The patients who are at risk…

Westchester school with no coronavirus cases closes for rest of year
March 8, 2020 | 12:47pm
The Keio Academy, which has ties to a Japanese university, will close its campus in Purchase.

US Marine tests positive for coronavirus
March 8, 2020 | 12:34pm
An unnamed Marine stationed at Fort Belvoir tested positive Saturday.

New York now has over 100 confirmed cases of coronavirus
March 8, 2020 | 12:12pm
Governor Cuomo called on the CDC to increase the number of labs allowed to test for coronavirus.

Coronavirus-stricken cruise ship to dock in California
March 8, 2020 | 10:25am
The coronavirus-hit Grand Princess ship will dock in Oakland, California, where sick passengers will finally be whisked away to hospitals, the cruise said. Princess Cruises said the liner, which has…

The extreme way a coronavirus patient was taken to the hospital
March 8, 2020 | 1:19am
A chilling photograph shows the extreme measures taken to safely transport Nebraska’s first corona­virus case — an Omaha woman who may have contracted the virus on a recent trip to…


NJ declares state of emergency as coronavirus cases surge
March 9, 2020 | 11:28pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday declared a state of emergency to “contain the spread of COVID-19.” Eleven people in the Garden State have tested positive for coronavirus, though…

Passengers begin to disembark from cruise ship carrying coronavirus patients
March 9, 2020 | 10:17pm
The cruise ship with nearly two dozen people infected with coronavirus on board that has been stuck for days off the coast of California began disembarking passengers on Monday. By…

NYU switching to remote classes over coronavirus concerns
March 9, 2020 | 8:36pm
New York University is switching to remote classes on Wednesday at all of its US campuses to help safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus, school officials said Monday. “We…

Boston, Dublin cancel St. Patrick’s Day parades amid coronavirus fears; NYC still on
March 9, 2020 | 8:05pm
New York City still plans to hold a St. Patrick’s Day parade amid the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday — as both Boston and Dublin announced the

Coronavirus in NY: MTA chief calls subways safe — but also says avoid them
March 9, 2020 | 6:20pm
The MTA’s chairman on Monday insisted mass transit is safe to ride amid the coronavirus outbreak — then advised New Yorkers to avoid the subway so they don’t get sick…

Human lab rats needed: Would you get infected with coronavirus for $4,500?
March 9, 2020 | 6:14pm
Are you sick of being healthy? Would you like to experience the coronavirus firsthand? Look no further than the Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre in London, which is looking for…

Coronavirus can travel much farther than previously thought, study finds
March 9, 2020 | 5:55pm
The coronavirus may be able to linger in the air for at least half an hour, last for days on some surfaces, and travel almost 15 feet, a new study…

Italy’s coronavirus lockdown extended to entire country
March 9, 2020 | 5:41pm
All of Italy will be placed under lockdown as the country battles against the spread of the deadly coronavirus, officials said Monday. Italy’s prime minister said he would extend to…

First EMS worker in city tests positive for coronavirus
March 9, 2020 | 5:27pm
The first EMS worker in the city has tested positive for the coronavirus, the union said Monday. The man got the potentially deadly bug from his girlfriend, an airline flight…

Inside Italy’s quarantine zone amid the coronavirus outbreak
March 9, 2020 | 4:58pm
Images from hospitals inside Italy’s coronavirus quarantine zone show medical workers suited up in hazmat-style gear to care for patients. The alarming photos show infected patients being treated by doctors…

Dow loses over 2,000 points, worst single-day drop ever, as oil prices crash
March 9, 2020 | 4:30pm
The Dow Jones industrial average suffered its worst single-day point drop ever — smashing through records set earlier this month — as an oil price war rattled investors who have…

Coronavirus could live on your phone for nine days — here’s how to clean it
March 9, 2020 | 4:02pm
Before you pick up that smart device and refresh your social media feeds to reveal the latest coronavirus news: beware. The dreaded virus could be festering on your phone for…

Coronavirus transmission in NYC could last until September, official says
March 9, 2020 | 3:35pm
Transmission of the coronavirus could last in the city until September, the Big Apple’s health czar said Monday. “September may be the end of transmission,” although that’s just the “best…

City’s coronavirus toll rises, including Bronx girl, city worker: de Blasio
March 9, 2020 | 3:17pm
There are now 20 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the city — including a 7-year-old girl from the Bronx and a city government worker, Mayor Bill de Blasio said…

Otherwise healthy NJ coronavirus patient says he’s ‘getting worse’ every day
March 9, 2020 | 1:16pm
A New Jersey medical worker who was the Garden State’s first coronavirus patient says every day his health is “getting worse” — and warned others to take the bug more…

Seattle hospital offers drive-through coronavirus testing
March 9, 2020 | 11:44am
University of Washington Medical Center Northwest converted the first floor of a parking garage into the infectious disease clinic.

Coronavirus in Italy: ICU video shows patients struggling to survive
March 9, 2020 | 11:25am
At an intensive care unit in Cremona, Italy, coronavirus patients are being treated by medical staff in protective suits. This rare look inside an ICU shows patients on ventilators lying…

Connecticut has its first coronavirus patient
March 9, 2020 | 11:00am
Connecticut has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus — a resident who was likely  exposed on a recent trip to California, according to officials. Gov. Ned Lamont said the…

Stock plunge wipes $24B from fortunes of world’s wealthiest
March 9, 2020 | 10:59am
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, the richest man alive, was down $4.7 billion Monday morning.

Coronavirus cases in Nassau County nearly double overnight
March 9, 2020 | 10:50am
Forty residents are now in mandatory quarantine.

De Blasio weighs in on possibility of citywide quarantine
March 9, 2020 | 10:40am
“I think people are getting a little ahead of ourselves and we should be careful.”

Streets of Milan are eerily empty amid coronavirus lockdown
March 9, 2020 | 9:52am
The usually crowded city of Milan is more or less shut down after the government, hoping to stop the spread of coronavirus, imposed a lockdown across several regions in the…

6 dead as Italian prisoners riot over coronavirus-related lockdown
March 9, 2020 | 9:15am
Riots broke out in almost dozen Italian prisons Sunday.

Parent of coronavirus patient breaks quarantine to attend father-daughter dance
March 9, 2020 | 6:50am
The father and sister of a woman presumed to be the first Missouri resident to have the virus disregarded orders to self-quarantine.


‘We’re very worried’: Officials fret coronavirus will tank NYC economy
March 10, 2020 | 10:31pm
State and city officials openly worried Tuesday that the coronavirus outbreak could wreak havoc on New York’s banking and tourism industries — blowing new holes in their budgets. Gov. Andrew…

The New York Times is urging its staffers to work from home
March 10, 2020 | 9:47pm
The New York Times is encouraging staffers to work from home in anticipation of a coronavirus crisis that could prevent its staffers from coming into the office. “We want to…

Mum’s the word for Brooklyn hospital treating coronavirus patient
March 10, 2020 | 9:47pm
A confirmed coronavirus patient is being treated at Brooklyn Hospital Center — but the case is being kept hush-hush, according to one fuming former volunteer, who quit after learning of…

Eerie photos show empty subway stations amid coronavirus panic
March 10, 2020 | 7:59pm
The new coronavirus brought the unthinkable: a lonely New York City commute. Dramatic photos shot by a Post photographer show a nearly empty Times Square subway station Tuesday afternoon as…

Assistant principal at Queens yeshiva tests positive for coronavirus
March 10, 2020 | 7:40pm
The assistant principal of a renowned Queens yeshiva has tested positive for coronavirus, The Post has learned. Yeshiva Har Torah in Little Neck canceled classes after Rabbi Etan Ehrenfeld contracted…

Coronavirus: Watch, prepare … and wait
March 10, 2020 | 7:20pm
Keep calm and carry on — but be ready. That’s the advice American authorities are giving us, and it’s sound. Panic is pointless, but prudent preparation is vital. After brief…

Coronavirus-stricken EMS worker is first Staten Islander diagnosed
March 10, 2020 | 6:58pm
The EMS worker diagnosed with coronavirus is a Staten Island resident, making him the first from the borough to contract the disease, sources said Tuesday. The troubling diagnosis, revealed Monday,…

Johns Hopkins doctor warns coronavirus ‘could happen here’ like Wuhan
March 10, 2020 | 5:25pm
The coronavirus outbreak gripping the US could grow to become as serious as the conditions in the Chinese city of Wuhan, a doctor warned. “What happened in Wuhan could happen…

Coronavirus vaccine could be ready by next month, Chinese officials say
March 10, 2020 | 4:48pm
“According to our estimates, we are hopeful that in April some of the vaccines will enter clinical research or be of use in emergency situations,” Zheng Zhongwei, director of the…

Rutgers cancels classes, tells students to leave campus due to coronavirus fears
March 10, 2020 | 4:07pm
The New Jersey state school has become the latest college to cancel classes due to spiraling coronavirus fears, officials said Tuesday.

Coronavirus symptoms usually take 5 days to appear, study says
March 10, 2020 | 3:10pm
Coronavirus symptoms usually take about five days to appear after exposure, and almost always emerge within two weeks — confirming that a 14-day quarantine is appropriate, according to a new…

Another federal judge orders coronavirus screening for inmates
March 10, 2020 | 2:13pm
Brooklyn federal Judge Roslynn Mauskopf issued a directive prohibiting prisoners at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn and other holding facilities in the jurisdiction from being brought to court if…

New Jersey’s first coronavirus death confirmed
March 10, 2020 | 1:13pm
The governor said victim is a man in his 60s from Bergen County who had a history of traveling between New Jersey and New York, and was admitted to Hackensack.

National Guard deployed to NY community with ‘largest coronavirus cluster’
March 10, 2020 | 1:04pm
The National Guard will be deployed to enforce a mile-radius coronavirus “containment area” in overwhelmed New Rochelle, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday — as the number of New York cases…

NJ patient fighting coronavirus unable to talk from illness
March 10, 2020 | 10:54am
The New Jersey health care worker who was the Garden State’s first coronavirus case says he’s unable to talk because his body is still too exhausted from battling the dangerous…

HHS unsure how many Americans have been tested for coronavirus
March 10, 2020 | 10:33am
“We actually have a surplus at the moment that [is] awaiting orders to be shipped,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

Cuomo announces new coronavirus cases in NY, warns number will rise
March 10, 2020 | 9:39am
The number of people infected with the coronavirus in New York state has gone up by about 25, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday — a day after the total stood…

California restaurant checking diners for fever amid coronavirus crisis
March 10, 2020 | 9:21am
Patrons who refuse a temperature check are denied service.

American Airlines slashes domestic flights as coronavirus tanks demand
March 10, 2020 | 9:11am
US airlines are slashing flights and cutting executive pay as the coronavirus outbreak tanks demand for air travel. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines on Tuesday said they will reduce…

Doctor treating coronavirus patients: ‘Schools should be closed immediately’
March 10, 2020 | 8:22am
A doctor in an upscale Los Angeles suburb who is treating coronavirus patients insisted this week that “schools should be closed immediately,” as he said  “nothing” in his decades-long career…

Italian doctor at heart of illness shares chilling coronavirus thoughts
March 10, 2020 | 8:02am
An Italian doctor at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak that has placed the country under lockdown has painted a grim picture of the deadly illness. Meanwhile, another doctor in Bergamo told the newspaper Corriere della Sera that doctors are forced to choose whom to treat on the basis of their chances of survival.

Big Apple coronavirus cases up, de Blasio says he won’t shut down city
March 10, 2020 | 7:39am
Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted Tuesday that there would be no Italy-style lockdown in the Big Apple to contain the coronavirus, even as he announced five new cases to bring…

St. John’s University asks students to vacate dorms amid coronavirus outbreak
March 10, 2020 | 1:36am
St. John’s University asked students living in on-campus dorms to return to their homes and announced the school will be suspending in-person classes amid the coronavirus outbreak. Effective Tuesday, the…


Corey Johnson wants NYC to limit ‘nonessential’ large gatherings
March 11, 2020 | 10:26pm
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson on Wednesday called for the Big Apple to limit nonessential events that draw large crowds in light of the coronavirus outbreak — a direct conflict…

NBA suspends season after Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus
March 11, 2020 | 9:44pm
SAN FRANCISCO — The NBA suspended its season “until further notice” Wednesday night in the wake of a Jazz player testing positive for coronavirus. And just like that, the league…

Trump suspends travel from Europe over coronavirus fears
March 11, 2020 | 9:16pm
President Donald Trump says he will suspend all travel from many European countries in a desperate effort to halt the coronavirus. Trump announced the unprecedented travel ban Wednesday night in..

Doctor with coronavirus shares daily symptoms on Twitter
March 11, 2020 | 8:20pm
A doctor with coronavirus is giving his followers a day-by-day look at the disease’s symptoms as it takes hold of his body. Dr. Yale Tung Chen got infected while treating…

Healthcare worker at Jacobi Medical Center tests positive for coronavirus
March 11, 2020 | 8:14pm
A healthcare worker at Jacobi Medical Center recently tested positive for the coronavirus, The Post has learned. The staffer is from Westchester and has a connection to the coronavirus cluster…

I’m worried about coronavirus — and you should be, too
March 11, 2020 | 8:08pm
Fine, I’ll say it: I’m afraid of it, the virus. For a significant share of readers, that’s enough to write me off. “It’s just like the flu, but not as…

‘Super spreaders’ could turn gyms into coronavirus hotbeds, doctor warns
March 11, 2020 | 7:07pm
Coronavirus-infected fitness enthusiasts could turn gyms into hotbeds for the disease,  a doctor says. Dr. Norman Swan told Australian outlet ABC that the sweat of people with the virus could…

What we learned about the coronavirus today: Stocks drop, events canceled, celebs react
March 11, 2020 | 6:21pm
The global coronavirus outbreak was officially declared a pandemic by the United Nation’s World Health Organization on Wednesday. The virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, China, has now spread to…

CBS closes NYC offices after two employees positive for coronavirus
March 11, 2020 | 5:44pm
Broadcasting giant CBS ordered its staff in two Manhattan offices to work from home after two employees tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday, the network announced. The network will be closing…

Hospitals will soon be ‘creamed’ by coronavirus, ex-Trump adviser warns
March 11, 2020 | 5:31pm
A former Homeland Security adviser warned that the US is just over a week away from the nation’s hospitals “getting creamed” by the rapidly spreading coronavirus, reports said. Tom Bossert,…

Tests show new coronavirus lives on some surfaces for up to 3 days
March 11, 2020 | 5:05pm
The new coronavirus can live in the air for several hours and on some surfaces for as long as two to three days, tests by US government and other scientists…

Eight more coronavirus cases reported in New Jersey, state total at 23
March 11, 2020 | 3:13pm
Twenty of the people infected by the potentially deadly virus had been hospitalized — Gov. Phil Murphy told reporters.

SUNY and CUNY cancel in-person classes over coronavirus pandemic
March 11, 2020 | 2:47pm
The CUNY and SUNY systems will cancel all in-person classes beginning next week and institute remote learning due to coronavirus fears, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday afternoon. Pressure on the…

Coronavirus cases creep above 200 in New York, 48 in NYC
March 11, 2020 | 2:44pm
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus across New York state rose Wednesday to 212, while the five boroughs have now tallied 48 positive diagnoses, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo….

Massachusetts declares state of emergency as coronavirus spreads
March 11, 2020 | 2:25pm
Massachusetts declared a state of emergency as the number of coronavirus cases in the state jumped to 92 — the bulk of them connected to a biotech company conference held…

Bill de Blasio resists closing MSG, Broadway amid coronavirus pandemic
March 11, 2020 | 2:20pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday swatted down the idea of potentially canceling events in large city gathering points like Madison Square Garden and Broadway in the near future over…

Pressure mounts to close CUNY campuses amid coronavirus outbreak
March 11, 2020 | 1:59pm
The university system is holding out against closure while private schools — including NYU and Columbia — have opted to shut down and shift to remote learning.

NYC publishers tell employees to work from home
March 11, 2020 | 1:48pm
The city’s biggest publishers are telling their employees to work from home in response to the worsening coronavirus crisis. Vanity Fair and Penguin Random House, the book publishing giant, joined…

New York federal court cancels ‘non-case’ activities amid coronavirus
March 11, 2020 | 1:45pm
The federal court district that covers Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchester County has canceled all non-case-related activities as the coronavirus outbreak spreads in New York, authorities said Wednesday. Chief Judge…

‘Uncontained global spread’: WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic
March 11, 2020 | 12:49pm
‘We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction.”

Coronavirus outbreak ‘going to get worse,’ admits White House expert
March 11, 2020 | 12:06pm
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, warned lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday that the outbreak is “going to get worse.” “I can say we…

Coronavirus patients with mild symptoms may be highly contagious
March 11, 2020 | 10:58am
Coronavirus patients with mild symptoms are likely to be extremely contagious soon after being infected with the bug, a new study says. Researchers revealed in the study published in the…

Angela Merkel warns that 70% of Germans could get coronavirus
March 11, 2020 | 8:40am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said up to 70 percent of her country’s population could be infected by the coronavirus – stressing the need to slow its spread.

Woman quarantined with body of husband who died of coronavirus
March 11, 2020 | 7:18am
An Italian woman whose husband died of the coronavirus has been stuck with his body in their apartment for the past two days because of quarantine restrictions, according to a…

NYC’s John Jay College closes after student tests positive for coronavirus
March 11, 2020 | 12:23am
A student who attends classes at John Jay College in Manhattan has tested positive for coronavirus, the university said on Tuesday night. The woman developed symptoms over the weekend and…

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18-month-old boy tests positive for coronavirus in Hong Kong
March 12, 2020 | 11:33pm
An 18-month-old boy in Hong Kong has tested positive for the new coronavirus, making him among the youngest patients to contract the disease, according to a local report. His parents…

Ohio, Maryland and New Mexico close all schools amid coronavirus outbreak
March 12, 2020 | 10:43pm
Ohio, Maryland and New Mexico have each ordered statewide school closures as a result of the coronavirus crisis sweeping the nation. The closings in the Buckeye State will last from…

Coronavirus brings first XFL season to a halt
March 12, 2020 | 9:20pm
The XFL has suspended play halfway through its maiden season because of the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced Thursday. “Currently, the XFL will not be playing its regular-season games,” the…

NYC’s largest Chinese restaurant, closes as coronavirus hurts business
March 12, 2020 | 9:20pm
Jing Fong, the city’s largest Chinese restaurant, has closed. After 48 years in business, the iconic restaurant known for its classic dim sum carts, is shuttering due to a slowdown triggered…

City schools will remain open despite coronavirus concerns, Carranza says
March 12, 2020 | 9:08pm
City schools will remain open indefinitely despite mounting coronavirus fears, Chancellor Richard Carranza told a parent group Thursday. Carranza said the decision was driven by the roughly 100,000 students either…

A timeline of how coronavirus spread through the NYC area
March 12, 2020 | 8:54pm
The New York Metro area’s coronavirus outbreak is a case study in how the illness can spread at lightning-speed in a packed, high-traffic petri-dish environment. Since COVID-19 hit the Empire…

Coronavirus sends the sports world into darkness
March 12, 2020 | 6:38pm
Look, we are a reasonable people, a rational nation. Despite occasional appearances to the contrary, we know sport isn’t life and death, that it is only vaguely real life at…

Manhattan federal courts suspend new trials due to coronavirus
March 12, 2020 | 6:29pm
The suspension comes as the Southern District of New York attempts to limit the number of people entering federal courthouses in Lower Manhattan and in Westchester County amid the outbreak,…

Coronavirus forces Hollywood to push back major movies
March 12, 2020 | 6:07pm
The coronavirus has set Hollywood back on its heels. On Thursday, Universal Pictures pushed back the release of “Fast & Furious 9” — the latest installment of its blockbuster car-chase…

‘It’s hell in there:’ NYC food stores mobbed amid coronavirus fears
March 12, 2020 | 5:54pm
A panic-buying fever swept through the Big Apple Thursday, as mobs of freaked-out New Yorkers frantically scoured store shelves for any remaining supplies amid spreading coronavirus fears. “We’re freaking out…

Astronauts taking precautions to keep coronavirus from spreading to space
March 12, 2020 | 5:34pm
Astronauts preparing for an international space mission are taking precautions to avoid bringing coronavirus to space, according to a report. NASA’s Chris Cassidy along with Russian astronauts Ivan Vagner and…

De Blasio declares city state of emergency to stem coronavirus
March 12, 2020 | 4:38pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday declared a state of emergency over the spread of the deadly coronavirus and predicted that New York City would have 1,000 confirmed cases by…

Chinese official blames coronavirus outbreak on US military
March 12, 2020 | 4:35pm
A Chinese government spokesman has tried to blame the US army for the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization this week. Chinese Foreign…

Dow closes down nearly 10 percent in biggest decline since 1987
March 12, 2020 | 4:19pm
The Dow Jones industrial average fell by almost 10 percent on Thursday as fears of the coronavirus escalated — it’s biggest decline since the stock market crash of 1987. The…

WHO urges world to ‘double down’ on fighting coronavirus after declaring pandemic
March 12, 2020 | 4:17pm
The head of the World Health Organization urged countries to “double down” on fighting the coronavirus a day after declaring the global health threat a pandemic. “Describing this as a…

Coronavirus can survive 5 weeks in body after infection: study
March 12, 2020 | 3:19pm
Scientists have discovered that coronavirus could linger in patients for more than a month, which means it’s possible they could transmit the virus long after symptoms subside. The duration of…

Woman who survived coronavirus shares her early symptoms
March 12, 2020 | 3:17pm
At last comes a measure of reassurance about the effects of the global pandemic: A woman who has fully recovered from coronavirus is a living, breathing beacon of hope. Elizabeth…

NYC expected to have moratorium on public gatherings in wake of coronavirus
March 12, 2020 | 2:11pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce a moratorium on large events and public gatherings after days of resisting the measure — as his former health commissioner said she’s…

Catholic schools prep for closures amid coronavirus crisis
March 12, 2020 | 2:11pm
The Archdiocese of New York is closing Catholic schools next week and perhaps longer due to coronavirus, officials said Thursday. “Informed by expert health officials and the Health and Safety…

Broadway will go dark tonight amid coronavirus panic
March 12, 2020 | 2:07pm
Broadway will shut down four to six weeks beginning tonight, due to the coronavirus outbreak, several sources told The Post.

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Citi Bike struggling to keep up with coronavirus ridership spike
March 13, 2020 | 11:28pm
Citi Bike is struggling to keep up with a coronavirus-induced ridership spike, The Post has learned. Ridership on the Lyft-owned bikes through the first 11 days of March was 517,768,…

Serena Williams taking extreme coronavirus measures
March 13, 2020 | 10:51pm
Serena Williams is planning to keep herself in isolation in an attempt to remain safe from the “serious” coronavirus pandemic. The 38-year old tennis star, who posted on her Instagram…

‘Frozen 2’ heads to Disney+ early to help families cooped up by coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 10:48pm
The Walt Disney Co. will release “Frozen 2” on Disney Plus several months early to give families cooped up by the coronavirus a welcome distraction — and give its streaming…

Whole Foods suggests workers share paid time off amid coronavirus outbreak
March 13, 2020 | 10:42pm
Whole Foods outraged its employees this week by suggesting healthy employees generously donate their unused vacation time to fellow workers who get sick during the deadly coronavirus pandemic. CEO John…

Restaurants starving as diners disappear during coronavirus crisis
March 13, 2020 | 10:19pm
As coronavirus continues to slam New York City’s restaurants, owners looking to save on payroll costs are opening later, closing earlier — and thinking about closing altogether. Jeremy Merrin, who…

Coronavirus in Italy is like ‘a world war’ as death toll soars
March 13, 2020 | 10:09pm
Italy recorded 250 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period — the most in the country in a single day — as the number of COVID-19 fatalities there reached 1,266, according…

Coronavirus name blame game is an insane distraction playing into Beijing’s hands
March 13, 2020 | 9:59pm
For sheer cynicism, this takes the cake: Democrats are calling House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy “racist” for using the term “Chinese coronavirus.” No joke: “Bigoted statements” that “blame Asians and…

We’ll get through this: America’s getting its act together on coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 9:46pm
Finally, some action. That’s the bottom line of Friday’s developments from the Rose Garden remarks. President Trump is at his best playing MC for the remarkable array of those who…

Attendance plummets as de Blasio faces mounting pressure to close schools
March 13, 2020 | 8:59pm
New York’s powerful teachers union and top city lawmakers demanded on Friday that Mayor Bill de Blasio close the city’s massive public-school system, saying the coronavirus crisis has made staying open…

For the love of God, Mr. Mayor: Close NYC’s schools!
March 13, 2020 | 8:57pm
Hey, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza: It’s time to close New York City’s schools. Now. As the city hunkers down to get through the coronavirus pandemic, it…

FDNY has 38 members under quarantine for coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 8:44pm
The FDNY has 38 members under coronavirus quarantine, and will be changing up staffing protocol to reduce further spread of the bug, the agency said Friday.  “That’s a number that…

Karlie Kloss’ doctor dad used Facebook to get coronavirus advice for Jared Kushner
March 13, 2020 | 8:35pm
A proud relative of Jared Kushner used Facebook to crowdsource advice that implied he was being solicited on behalf of the White House on the coronavirus pandemic — telling fellow…

NYC parents, teachers worried about coronavirus spread in public schools
March 13, 2020 | 8:32pm
Big Apple parents are scared their kids could catch the potentially deadly coronavirus at school — and are wondering how they’ll care for themselves and their children if the flu-like…

Doctor at Brooklyn VA Medical Center tests positive for coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 8:09pm
A doctor at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to officials and an internal memo. The March 11 memo obtained by The Post says…

Chicago, Boston, shut down public schools amid coronavirus outbreak
March 13, 2020 | 8:02pm
The Chicago and Boston public school systems will be closed beginning next week due to coronavirus concerns, officials in both cities said Friday. Boston schools will be closed beginning Tuesday…

Trump says outbound cruises suspended for 30 days over coronavirus outbreak
March 13, 2020 | 7:55pm
President Trump says four major cruise lines suspended outbound voyages at his request in response to the coronavirus outbreak. “At my request, effective midnight tonight, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and…

Nancy Pelosi, Trump administration reach deal on coronavirus aid package
March 13, 2020 | 7:42pm
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration reached a last-minute deal Friday on a sweeping coronavirus aid package that will provide free testing for all Americans. The…

Restaurant owners looking for rent relief over coronavirus slowdown
March 13, 2020 | 7:29pm
Restaurateurs staggered by the loss of customers to the coronavirus want relief on their highest operating cost — the rent. Phil Scotti, an owner of three P.J. Clarkes locations in…

Second newborn baby tests positive for coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 7:13pm
Another newborn has tested positive for the coronavirus Friday, marking what appears to be the second such case as the pandemic worsens. The London infant’s mother was rushed to a…

AMC and Regal movie theaters cut seating capacity over coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 7:08pm
And … cut! Movie theater chains are cutting back on the number of seats they’ll fill, the same day President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic….

Second Mar-a-Lago guest tests positive for coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 6:50pm
WASHINGTON — A second person who could have had contact with President Trump last weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, according to a new…

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board
March 13, 2020 | 6:46pm
Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates, who made the company one of the world’s most valuable technology firms, stepped down from the board on Friday to focus on philanthropic works related…

Two JPMorgan employees in NYC have coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 6:39pm
JPMorgan Chase said on Friday two employees at its headquarters in Midtown New York City have contracted the coronavirus. Company spokesman Brian Marchiony said the workers have been at home…

Ohio health officials believe 100K in state have coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 6:31pm
The coronavirus forecast in Ohio is grim. More than 100,000 people are believed to be infected with the coronavirus in the state — about one percent of its population, health…

NYC corrections union says inmate visits should stop over coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 6:19pm
The head of New York City’s correction officers’ union Friday called for a temporary halt on all inmate visitations until the city gets a “better grip” on the coronavirus pandemic…

Scientists believe they’ve made a huge breakthrough in coronavirus vaccine effort
March 13, 2020 | 5:59pm
A team of Canadian scientists has successfully isolated and grown copies of the coronavirus — bringing the world a step closer to finding a vaccine to fight the deadly illness…

A hospital-bed shortage looms amid coronavirus and other commentary
March 13, 2020 | 5:57pm
Health watch: A Hospital-Bed Shortage Looms America doesn’t have enough hospital beds to handle COVID-19 patients, warns Eric Boehm at Reason. And it’s thanks to needless red tape: state “certificate…

What we learned about coronavirus today: Drive-thru testing, stocks rebound
March 13, 2020 | 5:51pm
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a “state of emergency” over the coronavirus — and said he would “most likely” be tested for it after having contact with several people..

Trump elbow-bumps health care exec at coronavirus press conference
March 13, 2020 | 5:48pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gave what may be his first “elbow bump” greeting Friday in the Rose Garden as he declared a national emergency to combat the spread of…

Trump says he will ‘likely’ get tested for coronavirus soon
March 13, 2020 | 5:34pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he would “most likely” be tested for coronavirus “fairly soon” after having contact with several people who self-quarantined or tested positive for the…

Travel influencers say coronavirus is ‘impacting income massively’
March 13, 2020 | 5:26pm
Add travel influencers — an attractive cohort who post gorgeous photos in exotic destinations Instagram — to the list of professions that COVID-19 has sent into turmoil.

Italian doctor describes coronavirus patients’ last calls to loved ones
March 13, 2020 | 5:20pm
Doctor Francesca Cortellaro, from the San Carlo Borromeo Hospital in Milan, described the haunting final moments of those on their death beds, as the European country battles the worst outbreak..

The 7 best at-home fitness apps to use during the coronavirus outbreak
March 13, 2020 | 5:16pm
Afraid of hitting the gym because of coronavirus? You might not have to ever leave your living room. Fitness apps offer on-demand and live classes featuring everything from your basic…

What to watch on TV this weekend as you hide from coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 5:15pm
Folks are hunkering down at home this weekend as the coronavirus pandemic forces us to give each other more personal space — and fewer handshakes. Plus, professional sports leagues, Broadway…

Coronavirus crisis creates massive wait times for NYC grocery delivery services
March 13, 2020 | 5:10pm
City residents are flocking to online grocery delivery services such as FreshDirect and AmazonFresh amid the coronavirus — creating massive wait times. On Friday, delivery time slots with FreshDirect for…

90-year-old woman may be oldest New Yorker to contract coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 4:53pm
A 90-year-old patient at a Westchester County nursing home is the latest New York resident — and likely the oldest — to contract the coronavirus, a facility rep said Friday…

9/11 Memorial and Museum closes amid coronavirus pandemic
March 13, 2020 | 4:51pm
“In accordance with the guidance provided by our state and local governments regarding large public gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily closed,” a sign next to…

NYC evictions halted as response to coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 4:51pm
The Real Estate Board of New York and owners representing more than 150,000 rental units in the city pledged Friday to put a three-month moratorium on evictions in response to…

Deadspin comes back to life just as sporting events pause over coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 4:46pm
Deadspin — the irreverent sports blog that was left for dead following a staff exodus last year — is back, even though there are no more sporting events to cover…

Is food delivery safe during the coronavirus pandemic?
March 13, 2020 | 4:38pm
Can your takeout take YOU out?

Dow surges after Trump declares coronavirus national emergency
March 13, 2020 | 4:31pm
The record rally came a day after the blue-chip index suffered its worst drop in more than three decades.

Duggars finally flip Arkansas mansion, bagging more than $1M
March 13, 2020 | 4:27pm
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, stars of the reality TV show “19 Kids and Counting,” have successfully flipped one heck of a house. A Northwest Arkansas mansion renovated by the…

Why NCAA’s last-ditch plan to save March Madness didn’t work out
March 13, 2020 | 4:18pm
As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held over three weeks because of concerns about the coronavirus, organizers scrambled to devise a plan for a 16-team…

India reports first two coronavirus-related deaths
March 13, 2020 | 4:16pm
India has confirmed its first two coronavirus-related deaths. A 68-year-old woman from Delhi, who had underlying health conditions, has died of the bug, the BBC reported Friday. The woman was…

Coronavirus hasn’t forced NASA to push back next Mars rover yet
March 13, 2020 | 3:59pm
Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, NASA said it currently has no plans to push back the launch of its Perseverance rover to Mars, Fox News has learned. “We are proactively…

App aims to limit coronavirus exposure in medical waiting rooms
March 13, 2020 | 3:56pm
As medical waiting rooms in some countries overflow amid the coronavirus pandemic, ratcheting up the risk of more people being exposed to the deadly pathogen, two physicians have launched a…

DC Metro is first transit system in US to cut service over coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 3:49pm
The DC Metro will run reduced service next week to slow the spread of coronavirus, officials said Friday. The move makes DC the first city in the country to reduce…

Trump declares national emergency over widening coronavirus outbreak
March 13, 2020 | 3:40pm
President Trump on Friday declared a national emergency over the widening coronavirus outbreak in the US, freeing up billions to tackle the pandemic and rolling out a new testing strategy…

Cuomo says daughter was quarantined, ‘possibly’ exposed to coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 3:30pm
Cuomo did not say which of his three daughters with ex-wife Kerry Kennedy had been quarantined — only that she was no longer was.

Coronavirus or keto? Study shows diet causes flu-like symptoms
March 13, 2020 | 3:14pm
Feeling faint? Fear not, keto dieters. You may be able to blame your symptoms on the extreme low-carb, high-fat diet — and not the coronavirus. A new study in the…

Two of Miami’s top clubs close due to coronavirus state of emergency
March 13, 2020 | 3:10pm
Two of Miami’s most popular nightclubs shuttered their doors as the threat of coronavirus bore down on the city Thursday. Liv at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel and Story at…

Italian doctor dies from coronavirus in region hit hard by outbreak
March 13, 2020 | 3:04pm
The head of a medical association in a northern Italian region heavily hit by the coronavirus died of the bug this week, state media said. Dr. Roberto Stella, 67, succumbed…

Spread of coronavirus ‘much worse’ than Ebola, expert claims
March 13, 2020 | 3:04pm
Professor Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told Sky News that the coronavirus pandemic has the potential to turn into a “really bad situation.”

New York jury trials suspended amid coronavirus outbreak
March 13, 2020 | 3:04pm
State courts have suspended new civil and criminal jury trials starting Monday amid the coronavirus outbreak, a judge announced Friday. Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks made the announcement in a…

How to clean germs from your smartphone without damaging it
March 13, 2020 | 3:01pm
You’re washing your hands countless times a day to try to ward off the coronavirus. You should also wash that extension of your hand and breeding ground for germs

Los Angeles, San Diego schools closing amid coronavirus pandemic
March 13, 2020 | 2:59pm
Los Angeles and San Diego will shut down their school systems due to the growing coronavirus outbreak, district officials announced Friday. The closures, effective Monday, were announced in a joint…

Tylenol sales surge on coronavirus concerns
March 13, 2020 | 2:59pm
Johnson & Johnson is seeing a spike in demand for its Tylenol over-the-counter pain killer and other self-care products, the company said on Friday, as the global spread of the…

Brooklyn Bishop gives Catholics pass for Sunday Mass over coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 2:55pm
Some local Catholics are getting a pass on attending Sunday Mass thanks to the potentially deadly coronavirus. Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio “has dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend..

Disney stops production on all live-action films amid the coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 2:47pm
It’s a whole new world out there. As a precaution, Disney has temporarily halted all production of its live-action films due to the coronavirus, including the highly anticipated remake of…

Houston drivers can skip paying tolls thanks to coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 2:45pm
Drivers throughout greater Houston, Texas, are being told to keep their cash when it comes to toll roads — and just pay later — thanks to the coronavirus. Toll-booth operators…

Defiant French stick to cafe culture despite coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 2:42pm
PARIS – At lunchtime in a busy Paris restaurant area, hundreds of people are soaking up the sun, eating, chatting and smoking on cafe terraces and adamant that the coronavirus…

Mayor of Miami tests positive for coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 2:28pm
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced Friday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus — four days after he attended a Mar-a-Lago conference with a Brazilian government official who…

New York Public Library to close temporarily over coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 2:26pm
The New York Public Library says it will close all of its 92 locations starting Saturday through at least March 31 to help minimize the spread of coronavirus. “The best…

Coronavirus survivors may be left with reduced lung function
March 13, 2020 | 2:23pm
The Hong Kong Hospital Authority announced the findings after studying the first wave of patients who had fully recovered from COVID-19, the South China Morning Post reported.

Coronavirus chaos continues at NYC grocery stores
March 13, 2020 | 2:22pm
Fearful of the swiftly spreading coronavirus, New Yorkers — or their nannies — lined up in the rain outside supermarkets and mega-stores Friday morning to scour shelves for food and…

Coronavirus in NY: Teachers union head calls for closure of city schools
March 13, 2020 | 2:16pm
New York’s powerful teachers’ union called for an immediate shutdown of the city’s public school system due to coronavirus fears.

WHO says Europe is new epicenter of coronavirus pandemic
March 13, 2020 | 2:15pm
Europe is now the “epicenter” of the global coronavirus pandemic as it aggressively spreads through Italy and other European nations — at the same time as it has slowed in…

US government doesn’t plan to shut down Wall Street over coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 2:04pm
Buckle up: The stock market’s roller-coaster ride won’t likely end anytime soon — and the government has no plans to shut it down so it can cool off. Bigwig investors..

NYPD mulls HOV limits in event of coronavirus transit shutdown
March 13, 2020 | 1:57pm
Police officials are contemplating restricting weekday access to arterial roads that feed into Manhattan to vehicles with four or more passengers if coronavirus forces the closure of the city’s transit…

Catholic schools in Brooklyn, Queens will be closed next week
March 13, 2020 | 1:47pm
Brooklyn Diocese Superintendent of Schools Thomas Chadzutko said that buildings will be thoroughly cleaned during the closures and that the Diocese will do its best to accommodate families without home…

Nassau County declares state of emergency as coronavirus outbreak grows
March 13, 2020 | 1:37pm
“We’re not doing this to make anyone panic, but as a precautionary measure to access resources, authorize emergency spending, and allow me to take further action to keep residents safe,”..

Two people with coronavirus were in Manhattan, Brooklyn courts
March 13, 2020 | 1:36pm
A legal intern who spent the last two weeks in Manhattan Family Court, tested positive for the virus after going to the hospital Monday with pneumonia. Meanwhile, a Vera Institute…

World’s largest water fights canceled amid coronavirus fears in Southeast Asia
March 13, 2020 | 1:33pm
BANGKOK – Southeast Asian countries are canceling or scaling back traditionally boisterous Buddhist New Year celebrations next month, citing the coronavirus pandemic as they call off water-soaked street parties and…

Stranded Chinese truck driver-turned poet goes viral amid coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 1:32pm
Xiao Hongbing, 50, a native of Hubei Province – where the coronavirus emerged in the city of Wuhan – has been sidelined by the outbreak and the stigma of being.

Apple WWDC conference cancels in-person events
March 13, 2020 | 1:31pm
Apple’s app developers are the latest victims of the coronavirus pandemic, with the iPhone-maker announcing Friday that it will move its annual developers conference online. The conference, known as WWDC…

Louisiana postpones presidential primary due to coronavirus outbreak
March 13, 2020 | 1:29pm
Louisiana’s presidential primary scheduled for Saturday, April 4 will be delayed by two months due to the coronavirus outbreak in the Bayou State, election officials there said Friday. Secretary of…

Grubhub will waive commission fees for restaurants hurt by coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 1:28pm
Online food delivery company GrubHub Inc said on Friday it will temporarily suspend collecting commission fees of up to $100 million from independent US restaurants hit by the coronavirus outbreak….

Cuomo wants to keep schools open so kids can have meals
March 13, 2020 | 1:23pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that he is against the mass closure of schools across New York over the coronavirus partly because kids dependent on school-food programs might not get…

New Rochelle gets drive-thru coronavirus testing
March 13, 2020 | 1:22pm
New York’s first coronavirus drive-through testing center opened Friday morning in New Rochelle — the Westchester County town with the highest cluster of COVID-19 cases in the United States. “This…

Rudy Gobert in trouble with Jazz teammates over coronavirus spread
March 13, 2020 | 1:15pm
First Rudy Gobert needs to get better. Then it sounds as if he needs to make amends in the Utah Jazz locker room. There’s reportedly “a lot of frustration” among…

Religious services curbed across Mideast over virus fears
March 13, 2020 | 1:13pm
JERUSALEM — Religious authorities moved to cancel or limit weekly prayer gatherings across the Middle East on Friday to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as they encouraged…

Italians sing in solidarity out of windows amid coronavirus isolation
March 13, 2020 | 1:13pm
Life in the streets of Italy has all but ceased, but behind closed doors — and out of open windows — Italians aren’t letting fear of the coronavirus pandemic keep…

PBA says NYPD isn’t doing enough to protect cops from coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 1:05pm
The Big Apple’s largest police union has filed a complaint with the city saying the NYPD isn’t doing enough to protect cops from the rapidly spreading coronavirus, the union announced…

Donovan Richards wants Queens borough president race delayed due to coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 1:03pm
The Queens Democratic Party’s candidate for borough president, Donovan Richards, said Friday that the March special election for the post should be delayed because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The councilman…

Private jet companies in Europe swamped with calls after Trump’s travel ban
March 13, 2020 | 12:55pm
The phone started ringing off the hook early Thursday at Swiss-based private jet company LunaJets, with desperate Americans on the other end of the line willing to pay big bucks…

Stock rally fades as investors ready for national emergency
March 13, 2020 | 12:50pm
Friday’s early morning stock rally started to fizzle by afternoon as the coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh on Wall Street and investors braced for President Trump to declare a national…

British Airways ‘survival’ mode means groundings and layoffs
March 13, 2020 | 12:41pm
The head of British Airways said coronavirus was causing an unprecedented crisis, warning that aircraft would be parked like never before and staff laid off, in a hard-hitting staff message…

Coronavirus won’t stop Royal Caribbean passengers who can’t get refunds
March 13, 2020 | 12:35pm
The growing coronavirus outbreak has forced cruise ship passengers in Florida to face a difficult dilemma — cancel their trip without refund or risk getting infected. Ana Trevino, 29, of…

Rome churches remain open after Catholics rail against ‘Christ in quarantine’
March 13, 2020 | 12:33pm
VATICAN CITY – A cardinal on Friday modified his order to close Rome’s churches to help contain the spread of coronavirus after Pope Francis cautioned against “drastic measures” and Catholics…

All the TV shows and movies delayed or canceled over coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 12:30pm
Despite the massive amounts of TV and movie-watching about to take place around the world, the entertainment industry, like much of the world, is grinding to a halt. Restrictions on…

NYC gets green light from FDA for automatic coronavirus testing
March 13, 2020 | 12:26pm
New York City will soon be able to process thousands of coronavirus tests daily, up from hundreds each day after the Federal Drug Administration gave emergency authorization for the tests…

NASCAR becomes one of last sports to bend to coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 12:23pm
NASCAR became the latest league to crack on Friday morning as coronavirus fears spread, announcing it was suspending the season two days ahead of a scheduled race in Atlanta. The…

Retired couple re-creates coronavirus-canceled cruise — in their living room
March 13, 2020 | 12:22pm
Cruise control.

Woman contracts coronavirus after contact with man who wanted to ‘spread’ it
March 13, 2020 | 12:14pm
A Japanese woman tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week just days after being at the same pub as an infected man who told officials he wanted to “spread the…

Trump expected to declare national emergency during news conference
March 13, 2020 | 12:03pm
President Trump is expected to declare a national emergency over the widening coronavirus outbreak in the US at a White House Rose Garden press conference Friday afternoon. “I will be…

Security guard at Manhattan federal prosecutor’s office has coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 12:02pm
A security guard who works in the US federal prosecutor’s office in Lower Manhattan has tested positive for the coronavirus, a source familiar with the matter told The Post on…

US colleges cancelling graduation over coronavirus fears
March 13, 2020 | 11:45am
Some colleges across the US have already canned graduation ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic — but dozens of others have left their students in limbo.

NFL Draft could be conducted over the phone amid coronavirus fears
March 13, 2020 | 11:44am
League officials are scrambling to save the 2020 NFL Draft in some form amid major coronavirus containment efforts that brought most sports to a halt on Thursday. Ian Rapoport told…

Coronavirus pandemic pushes Boston Marathon back
March 13, 2020 | 11:34am
The Boston Marathon will be pushed back nearly five months due to the coronavirus. Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday the marathon will be postponed from April 20 to Sept….

Coronavirus ‘would spread like wildfire’ through MLB: ex-Red Sox infielder
March 13, 2020 | 11:29am
Will Middlebrooks is worried about his friends in baseball. The former Red Sox infielder explained why he thinks the potential spread of coronavirus could be so dangerous within MLB, which…

Warren Buffett cancels ‘Woodstock for Capitalists’ over coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 10:56am
Warren Buffett is shutting shareholders out of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Yahoo will live-stream the meeting set for May 2 in Omaha,…

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro denies testing positive for coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 10:35am
Despite earlier reports in local media, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested negative for the coronavirus, according to a post on his Facebook page on Friday.

Success Academy will move to remote learning next week
March 13, 2020 | 10:31am
The operator currently runs 45 schools with roughly 18,000, mostly low income, students across the city.

Connecticut ‘doctor’ asks to be sprung from jail to fight virus
March 13, 2020 | 10:25am
A Connecticut man accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl told a judge he needs to be released from jail so he can keep treating patients with coronavirus, according to…

Masters postponed due to coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 10:17am
A tradition unlike any other is now a sports event like every other. The 2020 Masters golf tournament, the marquee event on the sport’s calendar, has been postponed due to…

Seton Hall in ‘disbelief’ after coronavirus destroys March Madness
March 13, 2020 | 10:04am
Seton Hall’s best season in 27 years will be forever marked as incomplete. The hope of a big March run ended Thursday afternoon, before the Pirates could play a postseason…

Premier League suspends play as Arsenal manager, Chelsea star have coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 9:52am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The Premier League and the Champions League were both suspended Friday as the chaos stemming from the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact soccer. Matches in England will…

FDA issues emergency approval for coronavirus test
March 13, 2020 | 9:49am
The FDA has issued emergency authorization for an automated coronavirus test that will speed up screening for the deadly bug by tenfold, the Swiss diagnostics maker Roche said Friday. The…

KFC rethinking that whole ‘finger-lickin’ good’ thing amid coronavirus crisis
March 13, 2020 | 9:44am
Ever eat fried chicken with a fork and knife?

Global coronavirus death toll tops 5,000
March 13, 2020 | 9:38am
The global death toll of the coronavirus pandemic has jumped to 5,043, according to a tally by Agence France-Presse based on official sources. Since the novel virus was first detected…

Coronavirus case from November could be patient zero
March 13, 2020 | 9:26am
A man from China’s Hubei province may have been the first person to contract the novel coronavirus — and it appears he became infected in mid-November, according to a report….

Corey Johnson calls for temporary shutdown of public schools
March 13, 2020 | 9:15am
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson called for a temporary closure of all public schools amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Nurse says coronavirus fight is like ‘world war’
March 13, 2020 | 8:58am
An Italian nurse whose close friend — a 59-year-old doctor whom she worked with — has died of the coronavirus described the onslaught as a “world war,” according to a…

Trump rips CDC, blames Obama for slow response to coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 8:41am
President Trump on Friday blasted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Barack Obama for slow coronavirus response.

How coronavirus was transmitted in first person-to-person case in US
March 13, 2020 | 8:18am
The first case of person-to-person coronavirus transmission in the US happened when a woman who traveled from China to Illinois in mid-January likely passed on the bug to her husband…

Apple reopens all stores in China as coronavirus wanes
March 13, 2020 | 8:12am
Apple has reopened all of its stores in China as the deadly coronavirus outbreak wanes there.

De Blasio insists NYC’s open for business — despite major closures
March 13, 2020 | 8:02am
Mayor de Blasio said Friday the city’s coronavirus tally remained at 95, with no new cases overnight, as he insisted the Big Apple was not shutting down. “New Yorkers don’t…

ISIS issues tips on how jihadists can avoid getting coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 7:35am
ISIS has jumped into the coronavirus fray as it issued a list of recommendations to its jihadists about how to ward off the evil bug.

Aussie official with coronavirus met with Ivanka, Barr
March 13, 2020 | 7:33am
A senior Australian minister who tested positive for the coronavirus had met with Ivanka Trump and Attorney General William Barr only days earlier. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, who was hospitalized…

It took about 48 hours for coronavirus to wreck US sports
March 13, 2020 | 5:12am
In a wild span of 48 hours of precautions and reactions to the spread of coronavirus, the sports landscape went from conducting business as usual to preparing for fan-less venues…

MLB must shut down all the camps
March 13, 2020 | 4:38am
PORT ST. LUCIE — Poet Robert Frost was a great baseball fan. It turns out he might have been a pretty good advance scout, too. Frost wrote: “The afternoon knows…

NHL facing challenging questions during ‘paused’ period
March 13, 2020 | 4:07am
So little is known about how the NHL is going to deal with this period of their schedule being “paused” due to the coronavirus pandemic. And even if there are…

Top Australian politician tests positive for coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 4:03am
The Australian Minister for Home Affairs said on Friday that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Peter Dutton, an Australian Liberal Party politician serving as Minister for Home Affairs since…

Jazz star who tested positive for coronavirus has Mets link
March 13, 2020 | 3:16am
PORT ST. LUCIE — Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell’s positive test for coronavirus brought the international crisis much closer to the Mets on Thursday. The Jazz played the Knicks at…

Two SI schools close after student tests positive for coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 2:56am
Two public schools on Staten Island closed Friday after a student who attends both locations tested positive for the coronavirus, the city department of education said. New Dorp High School…

Pornhub offers free premium service in Italy to ease coronavirus pains
March 13, 2020 | 2:24am
When in Rome? Italians can receive free premium porn content from a giant hub for Internet smut after Pornhub announced they will open their vaults of videos to the entire…

Brooklyn College student tests positive for coronavirus
March 13, 2020 | 1:12am
A student at Brooklyn College has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school said on Thursday night. The woman was in the hospital recovering from the illness and the college…


On March 16th all New York City schools were closed. On March 20th “non-essential” businesses were ordered to shut their doors by executive order. We went into our homes and gathered our families around us. We were told not to seek medical attention unless it was an “emergency”. We knew what that meant–a one way trip to the hospital where we would die alone hooked up to a ventilator. We waited to see who would sicken and who would die. A cough or a sneeze became a harbinger of doom. The media had groomed us to accept the emergency measures as necessary. We all looked forward to the day we could get back to “normal”. A quarantine was only 40 days, right? It should be over by May. Right????

I get on my knees and pray, we don’t get fooled again.


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