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VIDEO: Philly fans talk sports in the time of coronavirus

Philadelphians are notoriously passionate about sports. How are they feeling about the various stops, starts, ups, downs, and general adventures in the pro sporting leagues during this unprecedented situation with the coronavirus pandemic? Well, that depends. We found fans all along the spectrum, with opinions that ranged from frustrated and angry — at the virus, the coaches, the government — …

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FDA, Red Cross urge coronavirus survivors to donate plasma as demand increases

FDA and Red Cross are pleading for plasma donations.  (iStock) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Red Cross are pleading for Americans who have recovered from the novel coronavirus to donate plasma amid an ongoing shortage. The FDA stated those who have fully recovered from COVID-19 may be able to help current virus patients by donating their …

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Coronavirus Leads to More Use of Contactless Credit Cards and Mobile Payments Despite Cost and Security Concerns

WASHINGTON – With consumers worried about touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of mobile payments and contactless credit or debit cards has significantly increased in the past few months, according to research released today by the National Retail Federation and Forrester. “Health experts say there is no clear evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted by cash or credit cards but …

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Fauci, Azar cast doubt on Putin’s coronavirus vaccine claim

Two leading voices on health issues in the U.S. are expressing skepticism about Russian President Valdimir Putin’s claim that his country was the first to develp a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine. Putin’s claim on Tuesday sparked immediate doubts about the science and safety behind the purported achievement. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious …

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A new, improved PPP coronavirus loan program is in the works

The Paycheck Protection Program stood out as an early success of the government’s pandemic relief effort, but it ended with a whimper and left billions of dollars unallocated when small businesses got spooked by the ever-changing rules. Even as Democrats and Republicans fight over other aspects of another major stimulus bill, they have largely agreed on how to revamp the …

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Coronavirus updates: US records more than 1,000 new deaths from COVID-19

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 741,000 people worldwide. Over 20 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due …

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