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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has acknowledged that a single Covid-19 patient in a nursing home could rip through the facility like “fire through dry grass.” His order that facilities treat all infected patients remains, however.
Early antibody testing for the coronavirus in 19 New York counties suggests up to 2.7 million people could have been infected in the state alone, meaning the real death rate may be much lower, Governor Andrew Cuomo has revealed.
A majority (54 percent) of mainland Brits don’t care whether Northern Ireland stays part of the UK or reunites with the Republic of Ireland – and less than a quarter would be upset if it left.
All five nuclear-capable B-52 strategic bombers departed their forward base on the Pacific island of Guam just days after taking part in an ‘elephant walk’ show of force. The US Air Force says it wants to be more unpredictable.
With the WHO under attack for alleged complacency in dealing with Covid-19, the roles of other international organizations could be put under the spotlight, too. Is this a chance to rethink how global institutions should function?
A show of force by the US on its Pacific island of Guam this week was a message to ‘China, North Korea and maybe Russia,’ a sharp Fox News reporter covering Pentagon news noted. Too bad his own channel doesn’t agree.
Photos of a ‘mass grave’ for coronavirus casualties on New York City’s Hart Island sent the media into overdrive overnight, even launching calls to dig up President Trump’s properties instead. The truth, while grim, was different.
The US Air Force has reported intercepting two Russian scout planes that entered its “defense identification zone” off Alaska. Moscow says it was a training flight and the planes came nowhere near US airspace.
The commander of USS Theodore Roosevelt hit by Covid-19 has been relieved of duty, with the military stating he was “overwhelmed” by the crisis, after writing a letter pleading for infected sailors to be evacuated.