• I reported on the coronavirus for 3 months - then I got it. Here's what my battle with COVID-19 has been like

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    I've been reporting on the coronavirus pandemic for Business Insider since early January.
    Two weeks ago, I started feeling mild symptoms: body aches and chills. A week later, I had trouble finishing a sentence without gasping for air.
    Two doctors told me I had COVID-19, but my case wasn't severe enough to test or to admit me to the hospital. I've been waiting it out at home.
    I had prepared all along for this possibility, but it seems my local and federal officials hadn't.
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  • U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic

    U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment.
    A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment needed by front-line health care workers.
    By that time, hospitals in several states...
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  • Trump reportedly dismissed January coronavirus warnings from Health Secretary Alex Azar as 'alarmist'

    Trump reportedly dismissed January coronavirus warnings from Health Secretary Alex Azar as 'alarmist'

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump dismissed warnings from Health Secretary Alex Azar about the threat posed by the coronavirus in January as "alarmist," reported The Washington Post Saturday.
    Azar was reportedly concerned that the president was not taking his warnings seriously enough, but officials told
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