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Why America now has the most coronavirus cases

World Mar 28, 2020

Why America now has the most coronavirus cases

From the first known patient in late January to now almost 100,000 infected, the United States has earned the unwanted distinction of leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases. Close to 1,500 people have succumbed to the COVID-19 illness — though for now the death ...

COVID-19 transmission: What we know

Commentary / World Mar 28, 2020

COVID-19 transmission: What we know

by Faye Flam

There is not yet an ironclad scientific consensus on exactly how the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is spreading, but experts are getting a pretty good sense of it. That understanding needs to be central to our strategy of combatting the virus with minimal ...

Commentary / World Mar 28, 2020

Why nobody mentions universal basic income

by Gwynne Dyer

When you lock the people down (to save their lives), you inevitably close down a lot of the economy as well. And the lockdown will definitely have to last in most countries until May or June. U.S. President Donald Trump’s promise of a “beautiful ...

COVID-19 crisis hasn't ruined Marcus Rashford's recovery

Soccer Mar 28, 2020

COVID-19 crisis hasn't ruined Marcus Rashford's recovery

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford said his recovery from the back injury that has sidelined him since January has not been affected by the coronavirus crisis. Rashford sustained a double stress fracture in an F.A. Cup tie against Wolverhampton that initially looked set to rule ...

German Cup semifinals postponed

Soccer Mar 28, 2020

German Cup semifinals postponed

The German Cup semifinals scheduled for late next month have been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, the German Football Association said Friday. Eintracht Frankfurt, featuring Makoto Hasebe and Daichi Kamada, were due to face Bayern Munich away in the first semifinal on April 21, ...