Coronavirus

Coronavirus, spreading in Brazil’s interior, threatens to ‘boomerang’ back to major cities

By Pedro Fonseca

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The novel coronavirus, now spreading through the smaller towns of Brazil’s interior, risks returning to major cities in a so-called “boomerang effect,” as a lack of specialized medical treatment forces patients into larger urban centers.

The impact of a potential second wave of new cases in urban centers could complicate attempts to reopen businesses and get the economy going again, experts said.

“The boomerang of cases that will return to the (state) capitals will be a tsunami,” said Miguel Nicolelis, a leading medical neuroscientist at Duke University who is coordinating a coronavirus

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Should you turn off your air-conditioning if someone in your home has the coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know.

75% of all American homes have air conditioning.
75% of all American homes have air conditioning.

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  • After studies suggested air-conditioning could blow coronavirus droplets further than 6 feet, some people have asked whether they should turn off the AC in their homes.

  • Researchers in China found air-conditioning blew droplets around a restaurant, infecting 10 people. A US study found the best way to ventilate a remove to prevent viral spread is to open a window.

  • If you can’t open the window due to allergies, keep your air-conditioner on but don’t let it get too cold, because coronaviruses fare better in the cold. 

  • If somebody in your

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India to restart some passenger trains even though coronavirus infections jump

By Sanjeev Miglani

NEW DELHI, May 11 (Reuters) – India announced a limited re-opening of its giant rail network beginning on Tuesday after a nearly seven-week lockdown, despite also reporting its biggest single-day jump in coronavirus cases.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has faced increasing calls to end his government’s stringent lockdown of the nation’s 1.3 billion population, with political parties, businesses and citizens saying the containment measures have destroyed the livelihoods of millions that rely on daily wages for sustenance.

The shutdown, which has been repeatedly extended to stave off a surge in infections, is in force until May 17.

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A night at Trump’s D.C. hotel, the GOP hot spot emptied by coronavirus

“Hello, Ms. Weinberger.”

In better times, it might be impressive when a security guard you’ve never met before opens the door of a five-star hotel and greets you by name. It might mean that you’re important, or at least that someone is trying to make you feel important. But during the coronavirus pandemic, this sort of personalized greeting comes with the sinking realization that you may well be the only guest to have checked in that day.

It was just after 5 p.m. at the Trump International Hotel, and in normal times, guests are greeted by white-coated doormen, but this

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