COVID-19 cases among US health care workers top 62,000

Halfpoint/iStock(NEW YORK) — Of the 1.68 million people the U.S. infected with COVID-19, at least 62,000 of them are doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.  That’s according to data just released by the Centers for Disease Control a Prevention.  At least 291 health care workers have died.  The number of infected health care workers may actually be significantly higher: …

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President Trump calls for states to open “ASAP” as death toll nears 100k

iStock/Kameleon007 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) — After the World Health Organization cautioned that the globe faces a second wave of COVID-19 if social distancing guidelines aren’t followed, President Donald Trump is urging states to forge ahead with reopening efforts to stimulate the economy. While claiming his golfing expedition over the Memorial Day weekend constituted “exercise,” the president tweeted that he’s already seeing promising …

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President Trump calls for states to open “ASAP” as death toll hits 100k

iStock/Kameleon007 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) — After the World Health Organization cautioned the globe of a second wave of COVID-19 if social distancing guidelines aren’t followed, President Donald Trump is urging states to forge ahead with reopening efforts to stimulate the economy. While claiming his golfing expedition over the Memorial Day weekend constituted as “exercise,” the president tweeted that he’s already seeing promising signs …

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Burger King revealing oversized crowns, onion-loaded burgers to encourage social distancing

Photo by Jesús Hellín/Europa Press via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — While restaurants the world over have shifted their operations to promote safer service in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Burger King is keeping its sense of humor about it.  In a tweet, the fast food giant revealed it has been distributing massive, sombrero-looking cardboard crowns for its patrons, to keep some social distance …

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Andrea Bocelli confirms he recovered from COVID-19 and donated plasma

PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images(MILAN) — Andrea Bocelli has confirmed that he’s recovered from COVID-19. The Italian tenor, who delivered an uplifting Easter performance in Milan when his whole country was in lockdown last month, revealed the news in a statement obtained by ABC News. “The pandemic which has shaken the world has also affected — albeit mildly — me …

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Hotel using COVID-19-emptied rooms to shine encouraging messages to the world

Daniel Sergei/Sergei Photography – @sergeiphoto(VIRGINIA) — Like many hotels, the DoubleTree Hotel in Northern Virginia has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s turning lemons into lemonade by using the lights in its unsold rooms to spell out encouraging messages.  The Washington Post reports hotel management wanted to “illuminate messages of hope” to commuters on Interstate 395 between Virginia and …

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