Trump Travel Ban Spooks Us Stocks; Nba Suspends Season; US Death Toll At 38 With help from the CDC, we answer some of Google's most searched questions about the coronavirus crisis. USA TODAY The coronavirus pandemic brought about pandemonium on Wednesday night that figures to be bad news for U.S. stock markets on Thursday. In the aftermath of a dizzying single hour that included President Donald Trump announcing a European travel ban for 30 days during a nationally televised address from the Oval Office and the NBA suspending its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for coronavirus, Dow futures dropped more than 1,000 points — a worrying sign that U.S. stocks could further slip after the longest-running bull market came to an abrupt end on Wednesday. The Twitter announcement by beloved actor Tom Hanks that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive for coronavirus while in Australia added to Wednesday night's flurry of unnerving news, as did the first reported positive case on Capitol Hill, a staffer for Democratic Sen.
Lakers overwhelm shorthanded Heat in Game 2 to take control in NBA finals Anthony Davis got most of his points with a feathery shooting touch. LeBron James flexed his muscle to bulldoze his way to damage. And whenever the lead looked even the tiniest bit threatened, the Los Angeles Lakers had an answer. The NBA finals are halfway to a coronation. James finished with 33 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, Davis made 14 of his first 15 shots on the way to 32 points, and the Lakers took a 2-0 lead in the title series by beating the shorthanded Miami Heat 124-114 on Friday night. The Lakers shot 51%, making 16 consecutive shots from two-point range in a stretch that started late in the first quarter and ended late in the third.
Coronavirus: US health official warns of dangerous second wave Image copyright Getty Images A second wave of coronavirus cases in the US could be even worse than the first, the country's top health official has warned. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield said the danger was higher as a fresh outbreak would likely coincide with the flu season. Covid-19: How you handle this Labor Day will help steer the course of the pandemic, doctors say 1. Be responsible. Keep gatherings small, have them outside, wear a face mask when you're not eating or drinking, and stay 6 feet away from anyone outside your household whenever you have your mask off. 2. Benefits of Medjool Dates in 2020 People are always looking for healthier eating choices. Can you believe one of the best options for a healthy snack dates back to before 3000 BC? Medjool dates are just one of hundreds of varieties of the fruit of the date palm tree. They originated in the Middle East.
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Liverpool's Sadio Mané to self-isolate after testing positive for Covid-19 Liverpool have been handed another setback with their influential winger Sadio Mané testing positive for Covid-19. The forward is the second player at Anfield to test positive in a matter of days following Thiago Alcântara’s result which forced Liverpool’s new signing into a period of self-isolation. Mané, who has been in fine form for the Premier League champions, will now miss Sunday’s game at Aston Villa. The club say the 28-year-old has “displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall”. A club statement read: “Sadio Mané has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines.
Measles resurgence fear amid coronavirus Image copyright Science Photo Library Measles outbreaks may occur as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, officials say, because some vaccination programmes are having to be delayed. Unicef says 117 million children in 37 countries may not get immunised on time. 2020 census mired in political controversy President Donald Trump's summer directive removing undocumented immigrants from the number of people used when dividing seats in Congress threatens to overshadow the final weeks where census workers follow up with households that have not yet completed the survey. The September 30 deadline for collecting responses is a month earlier than the administration had proposed when adjusting for the coronavirus -- and is being implemented despite internal warnings the move would "reduce accuracy." The White House has significantly expanded its visibility of internal Census Bureau operation. Senior administration officials created several new positions and moved in handpicked aides from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' office without describing the appointees' new responsibilities -- prompting a request from the agency's inspector general for the appointees' job descriptions and qualifications. The Census Bureau did not respond to requests for comment. Challenging environment
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Stores designate shopping time for seniors vulnerable amid coronavirus: Safeway, Whole Foods, Target and more Panic shopping from coronavirus has recently left store shelves empty, so some stores are setting aside time for their elderly and at-risk shoppers. USA TODAY Some retailers are setting aside time for their most vulnerable customers to shop. Acknowledging that older adults and persons with underlying health conditions are more susceptible to COVID-19, a growing number of stores are dedicating time or opening earlier for senior shoppers and other at-risk groups. Because of panic shopping, which has left store shelves empty, at-risk groups including seniors have had difficulty getting supplies. Walmart's announced it is introducing an hour-long senior shopping event March 24 that will be held every Tuesday through April 28 for customers 60 and older.
Donald Trump's malignant spell could soon be broken Barring a twist inconceivable even by the standards of 2020, we will soon know the result of the US presidential election – and it will almost certainly be a cause for rejoicing. Donald Trump, the man who has haunted the world’s dreams and sparked a thousand nightmares, has all but lost. On 20 January 2021, he will probably leave the White House – or be removed if necessary. The Trump presidency, a shameful chapter in the history of the republic, will soon be over. True, it is taking longer than we might have liked.