Coronavirus

‘Healthy’ 19-year-old dies from COVID-19 after returning to college

A 19-year-old college student at Appalachian State University in North Carolina has died from COVID-19. Officials at the university say the young man was ‘healthy.’
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Easier, faster and cheaper COVID-19 test becoming available worldwide

The World Health Organization is rolling out a new test that can show whether someone has the virus in about 15 minutes. The rapid antigen test is as simple as spitting on a piece of paper and waiting for it to change color.
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Thousands of American Airlines pilots and flight attendants facing layoffs amid midnight deadline

Thousands of pilots and flight attendants for American Airlines are facing a midnight deadline, uncertain whether they will have a job tomorrow. The federal Payroll Support Program is due to expire, even as negotiations continue in Washington.
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How to tell the difference between the flu, a common cold and COVID-19

With the ongoing pandemic, it’ll be difficult to determine the difference between the flu, the common cold, and COVID-19. The similarities among the illnesses are pretty broad, but the differences could make it easier to identify what you contracted.
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Is a third wave of coronavirus on the verge of hitting the United States?

Earlier this summer, an uptick in the number of positive cases began to increase around the country. Now as we head into the cooler fall and winter months, new data appears to suggest America is on the precipice of a third wave of the novel virus.
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How much stimulus money did people in other countries receive?

Lawmakers continue to discuss a new COVID-19 relief deal and whether Americans will receive a second round of stimulus checks. How much money did other countries give away?
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Second stimulus check: 7 things to know now about the status

While lawmakers have failed to come to an agreement on a new coronavirus relief package, Americans continue to hold out on the possibility of a second stimulus check. Here are 7 things to keep in mind.
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Disney to lay off 28,000 workers at CA, FL parks due to COVID-19

Disney to lay off 28,000 workers in its California and Florida parks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month, the company asked the California Governor for help in reopening Disneyland.
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‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parson had COVID-19 and reveals how his character would have handled the pandemic

“The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons revealed that he had COVID-19. Parson discussed how he would imagine his character Sheldon would handle the pandemic.
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The helpful tip Dr. Fauci says to do before taking a COVID-19 test

Have you wondered what the COVID-19 test is like? Dr. Anthony Fauci, immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, offered a helpful tip before receiving a COVID-19 test.
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