Month: April 2020

Page: 87

FOX(LOS ANGELES) — Elton John, Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish and other major music stars gathered together for the Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America on Sunday, and raised nearly $8 million to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and salute the strength and resilience of the U.S. people during the health crisis. Highlights included Demi Lovato performing […]

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has infected more than 823,000 people around the world. Over 174,000 of those patients have recovered from the the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19. More than 40,000 people across the globe have died, according to data compiled by the Center […]

Marco_Piunti/iStock(NEW YORK) — Emergency medical service workers in Queens, New York, described living and working in what amounts to a “war zone” as they seek to help residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have thousands of people that are sick. Thousands that are dying,” Oren Barzilay, president of FDNY-EMS Local 2507, told ABC News on […]

iStock/f11photo(LAS VEGAS) — As many Americans are told to shelter at home during the coronavirus pandemic, a striking image showing Las Vegas’ homeless lying on the ground of an outdoor parking lot designated as a “temporary shelter” has drawn swift criticism online. The photo shows several homeless people outside the city’s multi-use Cashman Center, positioned […]

iStock/demaerre(NEW YORK) — With countless American families cooped up together amid stay-at-home orders for the coronavirus pandemic, some law enforcement officials said they fear an unintended consequence of long-term, close-quarters living: a potential rise in domestic violence incidents. So far there has been only a slight uptick in domestic violence calls to police, according to […]

ABC News(BEAUMONT, Texas) — An elementary school principal who had to quickly pivot her school to remote learning amid the novel coronavirus pandemic has implemented an array of tools for students, parents and teachers. She’s even created an encouraging acronym out of the word “CORONA.” Belinda George, the principal at Homer Drive Elementary school in […]

ABC News(NEW YORK) — New York City has launched an online portal that provides residents with information and updates if they or someone they know has contracted the coronavirus. The website, which launched Friday at, allows New Yorkers to self-report confidential information if they or someone they know has contracted the disease, shows symptoms, […]

Stephanie Keith/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A 68-bed makeshift hospital is expected to open in Central Park on Tuesday in an effort to ease some of the strain on the city’s hospitals that have been bombarded with COVID-19 patients. The field hospital in New York City is comprised of 14 tents and will receive patients first […]

Courtesy Jhoanna Buendia(NEW YORK) — Hospital workers across the globe who made an oath to save the lives of patients are finding themselves fighting for their own, with increasing numbers of doctors and nurses falling victim to the deadly COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. Jhoanna Buendia, an intensive-care unit nurse in England, said her aunt […]

ABC News(NEW YORK) — On Tuesday, we are watching the South for severe weather and the West for possible feet of snow. Let’s start with the South where a storm system is moving across the Gulf Coast with severe storms. These storms could produce damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes. Cities that will […]

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