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Virus cases spike in California county on Mexican border

Virus cases spike in California county on Mexican border 1

EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — As much of California begins reopening businesses amid improved coronavirus conditions, a farming region on the state’s border with Mexico is experiencing a spike in hospitalizations that some believe is driven by American citizens who live in Mexico coming to the U.S. for care.

How quickly different parts of California reopen is driven by the ability by country officials to control the virus. So the surge in the Imperial Valley region could hurt its perpetually struggling economy, which is heavily intertwined with the large industrial city of Mexicali, Mexico.

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Coronavirus-triggered layoffs in US hit nearly 39 million

Coronavirus-triggered layoffs in US hit nearly 39 million 2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits in the two months since the coronavirus took hold in the U.S. has swelled to nearly 39 million, the government reported Thursday, even as states from coast to coast gradually reopen their economies and let people go back to work.

More than 2.4 million people filed for jobless aid last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the outbreak that has triggered nationwide business shutdowns and brought the economy to its knees, the Labor Department said. That brings the running total to a staggering 38.6 million, a job-market collapse unprecedented in its speed.

The number of weekly applications has slowed for seven straight weeks, and last week the figures declined in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Yet they remain immense — roughly 10 times the typical figure before the crisis struck.

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Coronavirus cases spike in populous countries, signaling more trouble ahead

Coronavirus cases spike in populous countries, signaling more trouble ahead 4New hot spots have emerged globally signaling more trouble ahead as cases have been spiking in several populous nations: from India to South Africa to Mexico.

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‘We’ve been muzzled’: CDC staffers say White House putting politics ahead of science

'We've been muzzled': CDC staffers say White House putting politics ahead of science 5

(CNN)In the early weeks of the US coronavirus outbreak, staff members in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had tracked a growing number of transmissions in Europe and elsewhere, and proposed a global advisory that would alert flyers to the dangers of air travel.

But about a week passed before the alert was issued publicly — crucial time lost when about 66,000 European travelers were streaming into American airports every day.

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