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Trump news – live: President now admits coronavirus deaths won’t slow until June as hospital ship arrives in New York harbour
Donald Trump has branded House speaker Nancy Pelosi “a sick puppy” during an interview with Fox and Friends after extending the timeline for the US to remain in lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic until at least 30 April, abandoning his “aspiration” to have the country back in business by Easter.The White House’s top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, has meanwhile warned that his projection of a potential 100,000 to 200,000 American deaths is “entirely conceivable” if not enough is done to mitigate the crisis, with the president commenting that containing the disaster to that level would represent “a very good job”.
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North Korea banned tourists and quarantined thousands of people in its efforts to fight coronavirus.
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Mercedes Formula One, along with engineers at University College London and clinicians at University College Hospital London (UCLH), has developed a machine that eliminates the need for ventilators for COVID-19 patients. What Happened The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority, which regulates medical devices in the United Kingdom, has given its approval to the device, which will be delivered to the UCLH and three other hospitals for trials, according to the BBC.If these trials are successful, up to 1,000 Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices could be made with production starting next week.Andy Cowell, Managing Director of the Daimler AG (OTC: DDAIF) owned Mercedes-AMG High-Performance Powertrains, commented on the support that the Formula One community was extending to the battle against the pandemic, "We have been proud to put our resources at the service of UCL to deliver the CPAP project to the highest standards and in the fastest possible timeframe."Why It Matters Medical device development can take years, but University College London engineers reverse-engineered a simple device to produce the ventilator substitute quickly and at scale.As CPAP machines push an air-oxygen mix into the lungs in a steady flow at high pressure, there is no need to use a face mask, heavy sedation, or to insert a tube into the airway.CPAP machines are being used in the treatment of COVID-19 in China and Italy. In Italy, over 2,000 patients are currently utilizing such machines.Price Action On Friday, Daimler OTC shares closed 7.26% lower at $30.The company's shares closed 8.06% lower at $30.13 in Frankfurt. See more from Benzinga * Trump Boasts About His Coronavirus Briefing Ratings Being As High As 'The Bachelor' * Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan Donate M To Gates Foundation Coronavirus Accelerator * Cramer Reveals Stock Favorites, Says Intuitive Surgical A 'Winner'(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
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Andy Cohen shares what helped him recover from COVID-19.
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Border Patrol Stopped a Chinese Biologist Carrying Viable SARS, MERS Viruses at Detroit Airport in 2018
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Detroit Metro Airport stopped a Chinese scientist carrying vials believed to contain the MERS and SARS viruses in November 2018 — just over a year before the first reported Wuhan coronavirus case, according to an FBI tactical intelligence report obtained by Yahoo News.“Inspection of the writing on the vials and the stated recipient led inspection personnel to believe the materials contained within the vials may be viable Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) materials,” the report reads. The vials were labeled “Antibodies”, and the unnamed scientist said he was asked to deliver them to a researcher at a U.S. institute.The report also lays out a pattern of Chinese interference, detailing two other cases from May 2018 and September 2019, in which different Chinese nationals tried to enter the U.S. with undeclared flu strains and suspected E. coli, respectively.“The Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate assesses foreign scientific researchers who transport undeclared and undocumented biological materials into the United States in their personal carry-on and/or checked luggage almost certainly present a US biosecurity risk,” the report states. “The WMDD makes this assessment with high confidence based on liaison reporting with direct access.”The FBI has stepped up its efforts to combat Chinese espionage operations in recent months after admitting failures in preventing the recruitment of U.S. researchers by Beijing’s “Thousand Talents Plan.”“With our present-day knowledge of the threat from Chinese plans, we wish we had taken more rapid and comprehensive action in the past,” John Brown, assistant director of the counterintelligence division at the FBI, told a Senate subcommittee in November. “The time to make up for that is now.”In January, the head of Harvard University’s chemistry department was federally charged with failing to disclose funding from the Chinese government, after he hid his involvement in the talents program, which encourages the stealing of U.S. intellectual property.China has come under fire for its handling of the coronavirus, despite pushing propaganda, which has been parroted by Western media, in an attempt to shift criticism to the U.S. A study released earlier this month detailed how the Chinese Communist Party could have prevented 95 percent of total infections if it had acted sooner to limit the spread and warn others.