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NY Wants The Nation’s Breathing Machines, But Supply Is Low

New York’s scramble to find enough breathing machines to treat its rapidly expanding legion of coronavirus patients illustrates a problem vexing hospitals and governments worldwide. In his nationally televised briefings this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made desperate pleas to other states and the federal government to send breathing machines that the state […]

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As Virus Toll Mounts In NY, More Hospitals Sought

New York’s battle to keep its hospitals from being overwhelmed by the coronavirus outbreak is entering a critical phase, as officials race to get hospitals built and supplies in place before medical centers become completely overwhelmed. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered schools closed statewide for at least two more weeks. New York City Mayor Bill de […]

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NY Delays Presidential Primary; Trump Eyes A Quarantine

As coronavirus cases kept rising in the national epicenter of New York, President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering a quarantine affecting residents of the state and neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday he wasn’t sure what the president meant but didn’t “like the sound of it.” Meanwhile, […]

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Trump Signs $2.2T Stimulus After Swift Congressional Votes

President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. Acting with unity and resolve unseen since the 9/11 attacks, Washington moved urgently to stem an […]

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Trump Considering Quarantine For NY, NJ And Connecticut

President Donald Trump said he was considering a quarantine as early as Saturday for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, though it wasn’t clear whether he had the power to order state residents to stay put. Trump told reporters at the White House that he had spoken with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis […]

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Israel: 3,619 Cases, 12 Dead, Israeli In Italy Dies Of Coronavirus

There are 3,619 people diagnosed with the coronavirus in Israel as of Motzei Shabbos, with 54 in serious condition, of which 43 are on respirators. Two more patients passed away from the coronavirus on Friday both of them elderly people with serious underlying illnesses. The Health Ministry stated that 1,828 patients have only light symptoms […]

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“Bnei Brak is turning into Italy, almost every Chareidi is infected”

A senior doctor in a hospital in central Israel warned about the travesty that could occur in Bnei Brak on Channel 12 News on Friday. “What’s happening in Bnei Brak is like what’s happening in Italy,” the doctor said. “Almost every Chareidi [in Bnei Brak] who is tested is positive for the coronavirus. There are […]

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Trump Accuses GM Of Overpromising On Breathing Machines

President Donald Trump attacked General Motors Friday, alleging that the company promised to build thousands more breathing machines than it can deliver for coronavirus patients and that it wants too much money for them. “As usual with ‘this’ General Motors, things just never seem to work out,” Trump wrote on Twitter, adding that the company […]

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National Bills Coming Due, With Risk; Consumers See It, Too

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ____ UNDER REVIEW: This week, the U.S. reported that a staggering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a […]

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‘Choppy Waters’ Await Navy As Virus Strikes Aircraft Carrier

The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled Friday to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and Iran. The Roosevelt and its contingent […]

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NYC Subway Driver Dies After Train Fire; Police Investigate

A fire in a shopping cart on a New York City subway train led to the death of the conductor and injuries to several other people early Friday, and authorities are investigating it as a crime, officials said. Fires were reported at three other stations along the same subway line, and authorities are investigating whether […]

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For Nursing Homes, Symptoms Aren’t Enough To Tell Who’s Sick

An investigation at a Seattle-area nursing home concluded that symptoms aren’t enough to identify who is infected once the coronavirus enters a long-term care facility. People without symptoms could have the virus, so it won’t work to simply separate residents with symptoms from others. Investigators found that screening based on symptoms alone may be failing […]

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Federal Prisons Struggle To Combat Growing COVID-19 Fears

When a federal correction officer geared up for duty recently at a Florida prison complex, he added an N95 mask amid coronavirus fears. He has a sister who had an organ transplant and an elderly mother at home. But a supervisor ordered him to take it off and threatened disciplinary action if he refused. At […]

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WATCH: The Kosel Stands Almost Empty due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus on Erev Shabbos Vayikra 5780

A live report on the desolate silence as the Kotel stands almost empty due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Residents like Old City tour guide Tzvi Satt @secretsoftheoldcity try to maintain a presence there all the while abiding to the social distancing guidelines.

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Rav Gershon Edelstein: SEVERE PROHIBITION to Daven in Shul!!

translated by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com Instructions from Rabbeinu Maran Rosh HaYeshiva HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein Shlita for Guarding our Health Dr. Meshulem Hart, Pediatric Specialist and Allergist Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5780 I was asked to delineate the following public health guidelines: Do not pray in shuls and closed off areas, only in open […]

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URGENT MESSAGE: Lakewood Bikur Cholim Begging For People NOT MAKE MINYANIM – Situation Is VERY Critical

The director of Lakewood Bikur Cholim, R’ Yehuda Kaszirer has released an urgent message to the Lakewood community. In an audio message given to YWN, Kaszirer pleads with people to not make Minyanim and listen to Rabbonim and doctors. More than 200 Lakewood residents were taken by Hatzolah to the hospital just this week. There […]

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CORONA VICTIM: Dr. Mark Allen Respler Z”L Of Boro Park

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Dr. Mark Allen Respler Z”L, a well-known urologist who lived in Boro Park. He was in his mid sixties. Dr. Respler worked at Ahava Medical & Rehabilitation Center. He leaves behind a wife – Dr. Yael Respler who is  well-known psychotherapist – and four children. He was […]

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Due to Coronavirus Restrictions, Israel Sees Rise in Domestic Violence

With more and more Israelis forced to stay at home with their families 24/7, it is worrying that there has been a  dramatic rise in the number of reported cases of domestic abuse. Over the course of February, there was a 5 percent increase in the number of reported cases of domestic abuse when compared […]

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WATCH: Deblasio Says NYC Could Be Shut Down INTO MAY

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared on “Good Morning America” and said that the coronavirus pandemic could last into May. “We think this crisis is going to grow through April and into May,” the mayor told George Stephanopolous. When asked if New York City Schools could be closed through May, the mayor responded, […]

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WATCH: Boris Johnson Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, while the number of infections in the United States surged to the most in the world and Spain announced a record number of virus deaths overnight. Johnson’s office said the prime minister was tested after showing mild symptoms for the new […]

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