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Prisoners Are Being Transferred Directly Into A Coronavirus Outbreak At Rikers Island Jail

A man with asthma was transferred on Monday to Rikers Island, the infamous New York jail currently battling a coronavirus outbreak, from a nearby jail with no publicly reported cases.  At least 38 people at Rikers have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, including 21 incarcerated individuals and 17 employees, NBC reported on […]

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Danny DeVito Really Wants You To Stay Inside During The Coronavirus Outbreak

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) brought out the big guns to prove he’s serious about people staying indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, tweeting out PSAs from Danny DeVito, Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller on Sunday. The actors begged, pleaded and warned their fellow citizens not to go outside and risk spreading or exposing themselves to COVID-19, the illness […]

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American Expert Axed From CDC Post In China Months Before Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned. The American disease expert, a medical epidemiologist embedded in China’s disease control agency, left her post in July, according to four […]