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Cops Are Wearing Covid-19 Helmets As Reality Just Gets Weirder During Pandemic

Rajesh Babu, a police officer in Chennai, India, has started wearing a helmet while enforcing a lockdown of the country’s 1.3 billion people. But it’s not just any helmet. Babu’s headgear is designed to look like the new coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19. And it’s just one more sign that our current…

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U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Surpass Number Killed On 9-11

The U.S. covid-19 death toll reached over 3,000 on Monday night, surpassing the number of people who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when 2,977 people were killed. The grim milestone comes from the latest figures updated by Johns Hopkins University, which has maintained an online tracker for the…

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DOJ Reviewing Stock Trades Made by Lawmakers Before Covid-19 Market Crash: Report

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have started to review the sale of stock by lawmakers like Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina before the markets crashed over concerns about covid-19, according to a new report from CNN. Burr and other Republican senators received a…

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Announces He Tested Positive For Covid-19 in Twitter Video

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for covid-19, according to a new video tweeted out by Johnson himself. Johnson assured citizens of Britain that he’s fully capable of leading the country from self-isolation, all thanks to modern technology.

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Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn’t Have Heath Insurance

A 17-year-old boy in Los Angeles County who became the first teen believed to have died from complications with covid-19 in the U.S. was denied treatment at an urgent care clinic because he didn’t have health insurance, according to R. Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, California. Roughly 27.5 million Americans—8.5…

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Instagram Muscleman Arrested For Allegedly Peddling Fake Covid-19 Cure

Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, an Instagram weightlifter and self-described “Genius Entrepreneur,” was arrested in the Los Angeles area yesterday for allegedly peddling a fake cure for covid-19, the disease that has so far infected at least 69,210 Americans and killed at least 1,046.

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Louisiana Could Run Out of Ventilators Next Week As Covid-19 Deaths Spike

The Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, warned on Wednesday that the state could run out of life-saving ventilators by next week after the number of covid-19 cases spiked dramatically in the past few days. Louisiana has currently identified at least 1,785 cases and 65 deaths from the new coronavirus, making it…

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Australia’s Tourist Island Full of Quokkas Converted Into Covid-19 Quarantine Zone

Rottnest Island, an Australian tourist destination, is being converted into a quarantine zone for 800 cruise passengers during the covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Australia’s public broadcaster. The island is famous for being one of the only places in the world with quokkas, a docile marsupial that…

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India Locks Down Entire Population of 1.3 Billion For 21 Days

The government of India will ban all 1.3 billion people in the country from leaving their homes for 21 days, according to a new declaration made Tuesday night by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The total lockdown is an effort to slow the spread of covid-19, an illness that has already sickened at least 519 in India and

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U.S. State Department Seeks Help From Foreign Aid Recipients For Scarce Medical Supplies

The U.S. State Department is scrambling to procure medical supplies and equipment from recipients of U.S. aid in Eastern Europe and Asia, according to leaked memos seen by Foreign Policy magazine. The news comes as the entire world struggles with the covid-19 pandemic that has infected over 380,000 and killed over…

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