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Italy's coronavirus death toll passes 10,000. Many are asking why the fatality rate is so high

When Milan resident Antonia Mortensen was pulled over by police while driving recently, it wasn't for a traffic offense. It was to instruct her fellow passenger to sit in the back of the car and to check that both were wearing face masks.

Posted on 28 March 2020 | 2:15 pm


Spain is battling the black marketeers and price-gougers of the coronavirus crisis

Ernesto Ruiz Lopez, a pharmacist in Madrid, says he's never seen anything like this. He can't get protective masks, gloves or hand sanitizer from his regular suppliers, because they won't pay the sky-high prices, increasing at every stage of the chain, to obtain them. And he's wary of the intermediary sellers he calls "absolute pirates" trying to profit from shortages during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 28 March 2020 | 11:35 am


Black marketeers cash in on the coronavirus crisis

Unseasonably warm weather, Champions League football and other major events, homes on the beach and the café culture: just a few of the factors that may have helped carry an insidious virus across southern Europe -- from country to country and city to city, from Italy to Spain and Portugal.

Posted on 28 March 2020 | 1:37 pm


Bill Gates makes prediction about when coronavirus will peak

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-founder Bill Gates says that the US should shutdown the entire country for a short period of time to control the spread of the coronavirus and predicts that the number of cases will peak in late April.

Posted on 27 March 2020 | 9:18 pm


Dozens of young women in South Korea were allegedly forced into sexual slavery on an encrypted messaging app

One girl wrote the word slave above her genitals. Another was made to bark like a dog while naked.

Posted on 28 March 2020 | 7:09 am


London doctors overwhelmed by 'continuous tsunami' of patients

British doctor Katie Sanderson hit breaking point over the weekend. As she advised the family of a Covid-19 patient on where their loved one should die, she received an image on her phone of crowds of people sunning themselves in a north London park.

Posted on 27 March 2020 | 11:15 am


Air pollution drops as Europeans stay at home

Most Europeans are currently living under severe restrictions, stuck at home, desperately hoping for the coronavirus pandemic to pass soon.

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Millions of chickens are used to make vaccines each year. But that won't work for coronavirus

Across the United States, prized chickens are laying life-saving eggs at secret farms.

Posted on 27 March 2020 | 7:58 pm


Olympic athletes with OCD scrub their hands down to the muscle and tissue

Postponing Tokyo 2020 will have provided a sense of relief to many Olympians but the delay in the decision will have unnecessarily perpetuated the anxiety levels of athletes, many of whom suffer from clinical Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), according to a leading sports psychiatrist.

Posted on 28 March 2020 | 5:20 am


Italian soccer team delivers care packages to elderly fans during lockdown

The current coronavirus pandemic has plunged much of the world into unprecedented and uncertain times.

Posted on 28 March 2020 | 10:57 am


Experts are warning coronavirus puts the integrity of the 2020 election at risk

As states scramble to delay their spring primaries, election professionals and voting experts are anxiously looking ahead to November and warning that the coronavirus pandemic is already threatening the safety and integrity of the next presidential election.

Posted on 28 March 2020 | 8:50 am


CNN correspondent: Here's 2 problematic things this Oval Office photo shows

When signing the historic coronavirus stimulus bill into law, President Donald Trump was surrounded by fellow Republicans and expert members of the coronavirus task force, but no Democrats. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Posted on 27 March 2020 | 6:16 pm


The wealthy forge ahead with (slightly altered) travel plans in spite of 'stay at home' directives

While many hotels around the world are shuttering, a growing number are transitioning into medical facilities or making themselves available as temporary housing for nurses and doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus.

Posted on 28 March 2020 | 5:36 pm