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Fears around coronavirus spread as illness reaches more countries

Countries that have coronavirus cases as of March 1, 2020.

Fatima Zaidi, Contributing Writer
March 1, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

Tension and fear rise in regions outside Asia such as the Middle East and Europe as global cases of infection and death from coronavirus – known as COVID-19 – continue to rise at an alarming rate.  While the cases of the novel coronavirus appear to be moderating in China, the global count for con...

WHO declares coronavirus a global health emergency

In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, photo, a staff member wearing a hazardous materials suit hauls a bin at a hospital that reported a coronavirus death in Yichang in central China's Hubei Province. China is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the country's most important holiday.

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer
February 3, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

On Friday, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global health emergency, signaling the severity of the virus while the State Department released a statement saying all Americans should cease travel to China.  The WHO declaration comes a week after the organization initially decl...

DePaul Public Safety breaks down coronavirus plan ­— or lack of

A woman wears a mask as she walks near Chinatown in London.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor
February 9, 2020
Filed under Campus News, News

As coronavirus cases continue to appear globally, including two in Chicago, anxiety is on the rise. For a university integrated into a major city like DePaul, that fear may seem more pressing. What would DePaul do if a student or faculty member was diagnosed with coronavirus? Public Safety’s Cheryl Hover...

Congress passes $2 trillion coronavirus relief act

In this Thursday, April 2, 2020 file photo, Jovita Carranza, administrator of the Small Business Administration, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House n Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump listen. Millions of small businesses are expected to apply for a desperately needed rescue loan Friday, a stern test for a banking industry that has had less than a week to prepare for the deluge. Small businesses will be seeking loans from the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program, which was put in place to help them retain workers and pay bills during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ernesto Hernandez, Contributing Writer
April 4, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

On March 27, in an effort to stimulate the economy and provide relief for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, offering trillions in aid. The $2 trillion stimulus package received a unanimous vote in the Senate l...

Coronavirus is ‘moving too fast’: With its third confirmed case, Illinois struggles to keep up

Coronavirus is ‘moving too fast’: With its third confirmed case, Illinois struggles to keep up

Mackenzie Murtaugh and Brita Hunegs
March 1, 2020
Filed under Metro, News

It was a tumultuous weekend in Chicago. On Friday, police shot a man traveling from train car to train car at the Grand Red Line stop. Sunday might have raised the overall mood of the city with the annual Polar Plunge, where thousands gather to take a dangerous leap into Lake Michigan to raise money an...

What you need to know today about the coronavirus outbreak

A victim of the Covid-19 virus is evacuated from the Mulhouse civil hospital, eastern France, Monday March 23, 2020. The Grand Est region is now the epicenter of the outbreak in France, which has buried the third most virus victims in Europe, after Italy and Spain. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

Associated Press
March 23, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

The head of the World Health Organization says the coronavirus outbreak is accelerating but insists “we can change the trajectory of this pandemic.” More than 1.5 billion people — one-fifth of the world’s population — were urged or ordered to stay home Monday to try to blunt the spread of coronavirus....

Gilead drug proves effective against coronavirus in US study

In this March 2020 photo provided by Gilead Sciences, a vial of the investigational drug remdesivir is visually inspected at a Gilead manufacturing site in the United States. On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the company says its experimental antiviral drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major U.S. government study that put it to a strict test.

Associated Press
April 29, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

An experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major study, shortening the time it takes for patients to recover by four days on average, U.S. government and company officials announced Wednesday. Gilead Sciences’s remdesivir is the first treatment to pass such a strict...

WHO declares coronavirus crisis a pandemic, urges world to fight

In this Tuesday, March, 10, 2020 photo, paramedics test samples taken from patients suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus, at a laboratory in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

Associated Press
March 11, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

GENEVA (AP) — Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and inadequate government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but added that it's not too late for countries to act. By reversing course and using the charged...

DePaul cancels spring break study abroad trips because of coronavirus concerns

DePaul cancels spring break study abroad trips because of coronavirus concerns

Jonathan DeCarlo and Ella Lee
March 8, 2020
Filed under Arts/Life

As winter quarter draws to a close, spring break is usually the only thing on students’ minds. But this year, there’s also been something else: coronavirus. DePaul has canceled all of its upcoming spring break study abroad trips, President A. Gabriel Esteban announced in an email Monday evening. Th...

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

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Associated Press
March 16, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don't get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national shutdown may be needed. Governors and mayors closed restaurants,...

Ill. coronavirus cases top 200, include 42 tied to nursing home

Medical personnel at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, conduct drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Park Ridge, Ill., Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Associated Press
March 19, 2020
Filed under Metro, News

An additional 128 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Illinois, including 20 more individuals living or working at a nursing home in a southwestern suburb of Chicago, state officials announced Wednesday. The additional results bring the state's total to 288 cases in 17 counties, according...

OPINIÓN: México merece aporte federal para combatir la pandemia del coronavirus

El presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, llega para su conferencia de prensa diaria, con funcionarios de salud, al palacio presidencial en la Ciudad de México.

Izabella Grimaldo, La DePaulia Opiniones Editor
March 31, 2020
Filed under La DePaulia, Opiniones

MÉXICO- Mientras la pandemia sigue creciendo globalmente, este vecino de los EE.UU. está tomando medidas pequeñas para combatir la propagación del coronavirus.  El presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, conocido como AMLO, ha sido criticado localmente y globalmente sobre la seriedad que e...

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