Ship tied to Australia virus deaths sails into Manila Bay

A cruise ship being investigated in Australia for sparking coronavirus infections anchored in Manila Bay yesterday to bring Filipino crew members home. The Ruby Princess joins at least 16 other cruise

Uber, Airbnb lay off thousands as virus upends sharing economy

In a world where the coronavirus pandemic has turned social distancing into a new way of life, companies whose business models bank on people’s willingness to share their personal space

Struggles in India, Brazil, US show virus fight far from won

Even as countries moved forward yesterday with easing their coronavirus restrictions and restarting their economies, a large cluster of infections linked to a market in India and the first lockdown

Seoul reports panic buying in N. Korea amid economic woes

The coronavirus pandemic has likely taken a heavy toll on North Korea, forcing leader Kim Jong Un to avoid public activities and his people into panic buying for daily necessities,

Taiwan makes new push for inclusion in World Health Assembly

Taiwan’s exclusion from the upcoming World Health Assembly would harm the global response to the coronavirus pandemic and cannot be excused by mere rules of procedure, the island’s health minister

Generous Egyptian grandma was family ‘jewel’

Gold and silver streamers fluttered in the breeze, hung from house to house down the alley, a festive sign of the holy month of Ramadan. Usually, Ghaliya Abdel-Wahab would be giving

Virus-afflicted 2020 looks like 1918 despite science’s march

Despite a century’s progress in science, 2020 is looking a lot like 1918. In the years between two lethal pandemics, one the misnamed Spanish flu, the other COVID-19, the world learned

Four new cases in South Korea; China show work on containment

China and South Korea, which had early, intense outbreaks of the coronavirus, together reported only four new infections yesterday and were slowly resuming public events after months of containment efforts. Meanwhile,

US couple’s nightmare: Held in China, away from daughter

The first thing Daniel Hsu noticed about the room was that there were no sharp edges. The walls were covered with beige rubber, the table wrapped in soft, grey leather.

Analysis | Unlike 2008 crisis, pandemic has no leader, no global plan

When financial markets collapsed and the world faced its last great crisis in 2008, major powers worked together to restore the global economy, but the COVID-19 pandemic has been striking

Leaders aim to drum up billions for virus vaccine research

An alliance of world leaders is holding a virtual summit hoping to drum up billions of dollars to fund research into a vaccine for the new coronavirus as well as

DHS report | China hid epidemic’s severity to hoard supplies

U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to

Hawaii, other islands tamp down virus | Isolated by oceans

Flying to a faraway beach might seem like the perfect way to escape a pandemic, but for isolated Pacific islands, controlling the coronavirus means cutting off tourism. Hawaii has among the

Trump pushes economic reopening, ups virus death projection

Anxious to spur an economic recovery without risking lives, President Donald Trump insists that “you can satisfy both” — see states gradually lift lockdowns while also protecting people from the

National traumas familiar for virus-hit, unscathed countries

National traumas or major political convulsions have been familiar and bloodied territory in the latter 20th and early 21st centuries for some of the countries currently ravaged by the coronavirus. Whether

Sum of all fears still can’t dispel speculation about inflation

Even a calamity of disease, death and economic destruction afflicting the world all at once isn’t enough to suppress the notion in some quarters that inflation could return with a

Washington fans anti-China rhetoric to shift responsibility for Covid-19 crisis

With Covid-19 cases and deaths mounting daily, the U.S. government has intensified attempts to fan the flames of anti-China rhetoric to divert attention from its direct responsibility for the crisis. The

US allows use of first drug shown to help virus recovery

U.S. regulators on Friday allowed emergency use of the first drug that appears to help some Covid-19 patients recover faster, a milestone in the global search for effective therapies against

China silent amid global calls to give Africa debt relief

African leaders are asking what China can do for them as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to destroy economies and wipe out some 20 million jobs across a continent where Beijing

Oxford vaccine could be ready by September

In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the laboratory sprinting fastest is at Oxford University, according to an article published this week by the NYT. Most other teams

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