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A massive Times Square billboard is displaying a 'Trump Death Clock' showing US coronavirus deaths in real time, and the creator says he wants to help tour it around the US

A massive Times Square billboard is displaying a ‘Trump Death Clock’ showing US coronavirus deaths in real time, and the creator says he wants to help tour it around the US

The "Trump Death Clock" seen in Times Square on May 8, 2020. The screen is displaying the number of US COVID-19 deaths as of May 7.
The “Trump Death Clock” seen in Times Square on May 8, 2020. The screen is displaying the number of US COVID-19 deaths as of May 7.

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  • The “Trump Death Clock” is a giant digital billboard in New York City’s Times Square showing the number of US coronavirus deaths in real time.

  • The 56-foot screen, which has been up since May 8, protests the inaction of President Donald Trump’s Trump administration in the early days of the outbreak.

  • The number is based on work by epidemiologists Britta Jewell, from Imperial College London, and Nicholas Jewell, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

  • The creator of the “Trump Death Clock” now says he will help facilitate its tour around the country following its success in New York City.

  • “We will help them bring it there — whether it’s projecting it on your house or

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The New York Times said a senior reporter 'went too far' after he slammed Trump and said the CDC director should resign

The New York Times said a senior reporter ‘went too far’ after he slammed Trump and said the CDC director should resign

Donald G. McNeil Jr, a science reporter for The New York Times, appeared on CNN on Tuesday.
Donald G. McNeil Jr, a science reporter for The New York Times, appeared on CNN on Tuesday.

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The New York Times says a senior reporter “went too far” in publicly slamming President Donald Trump and calling on the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to step down.

In a Tuesday interview, the science and health reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. told the CNN host Christiane Amanpour that the US had only itself to blame for a woeful response to the coronavirus outbreak.

“We completely blew it for the first two months of our response,” McNeil said. “We were in a ‘headless chicken’ phase.”

“It is the president’s fault,” he added. “It is not China’s fault.”

McNeil also called for the resignation of Robert Redfield, the CDC’s director.

“We fiddled around for two months,” he said. “We had a test on March 5, and it didn’t work.

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The number of coronavirus infections in Santa Clara, California may be up to 85 times higher than testing shows, according to new research

The number of coronavirus infections in Santa Clara, California may be up to 85 times higher than testing shows, according to new research

A medical professional administers a coronavirus (COVID-19) test during a drive-thru testing station on March 26, 2020 in Daly City, California.
A medical professional administers a coronavirus (COVID-19) test during a drive-thru testing station on March 26, 2020 in Daly City, California.

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To start opening the US back up and lifting lockdowns, experts need to have an accurate sense of how many Americans have been infected with COVID-19.

Lack of adequate testing, and the prevalence of asymptomatic carriers who are infected but never sicken, have made it hard to pin down this statistic. But antibody tests can help determine whether a person already had COVID-19, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. 

Researchers from Stanford University tested 3,300 Californians from Santa Clara County for coronavirus antibodies to understand better how many people in the area have already been infected.

Their results, published Friday in a study that has yet to be peer-reviewed, suggest that in Santa Clara County, in early April, the number of people who are or

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13 Times Women in Sports Fought for Equality

13 Times Women in Sports Fought for Equality

It’s been a momentous couple of years for women in sports. Between the USWNT’s and WNBA’s high-profile fights for better pay and working conditions, to pro runners challenging the industry status quo on maternity compensation, we’ve entered an era when female athletes across sports are standing up, speaking out, and demanding their fair share.

But today’s impassioned athletes aren’t the first women to fight for a better future in sports—and they won’t be the last. Here, we round up 13 times women have taken a stand for equality in sports. From the first woman to publicly run the Boston Marathon to the champions behind collegiate athletic scholarships for women and more, these stop-at-nothing game changers have blazed a smoother, brighter path forward for us all.

USWNT Sues for Equal Pay

On March 8 (International Women’s Day), 2019, all 28 members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team sued the U.S.

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Dr. Oz is offering Trump advice for handling the coronavirus. Here are 8 times he's made false or baseless medical claims.

Dr. Oz is offering Trump advice for handling the coronavirus. Here are 8 times he’s made false or baseless medical claims.

Oz attends a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey, July 2, 2019.
Oz attends a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey, July 2, 2019.

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  • Dr. Mehmet Oz, a television host and adviser to President Donald Trump, is one of the most well-known celebrity doctors in the country. 

  • But his health recommendations are not always supported by scientific evidence.

  • Here are eight times Oz made false, baseless, or misleading scientific claims.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Among Dr. Mehmet Oz’s achievements are ten Emmy awards, a syndicated television show, an Ivy-League medical degree, and a rapport with Donald Trump, who appeared on his show in 2016.

Oz is also one of President Trump’s health advisers. Since 2018, he’s served on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, Oz has been thrust into the spotlight once again, appearing frequently on programs like “Fox and Friends,” one of Trump’s favorite shows. A

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In times of disease, divisions always fester

In times of disease, divisions always fester

Throughout our history, we have been inclined to consider epidemic diseases as coming from elsewhere, brought in by outsiders. Fear of the other — different nationalities, races and religions — persists today, even though we have far more knowledge about the pathophysiology of disease. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we are seeing worrisome signs in this country.

New rapidly spreading diseases have always elicited fear and anxiety. When the causes of illness and mechanisms of spread were obscure, suspicions often settled on disfavored groups. In the 14th century Black Death, Jews were blamed for starting and spreading the outbreak, and many were murdered or exiled. The poor and foreigners have often been stigmatized as unhygienic infection carriers.

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In 19th century America, the threat of cholera was often cited by those who wanted to restrict immigration. During an 1892 cholera epidemic, President Benjamin Harrison referred to

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18 times people around the world spread love and kindness to lift spirits during the coronavirus pandemic

18 times people around the world spread love and kindness to lift spirits during the coronavirus pandemic

A message of hope stating "Everything will be fine, I will stay at home" on the balcony of a building in the historic center during COVID-19 pandemic in Italy on March 25, 2020 in Carpi, Italy.
A message of hope stating “Everything will be fine, I will stay at home” on the balcony of a building in the historic center during COVID-19 pandemic in Italy on March 25, 2020 in Carpi, Italy.

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  • The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly around the world, reaching at least 172 countries and resulting in more than 20,000 deaths.

  • But as one-third of the world has been put under lockdown, the global community has come together to spread love and kindness through volunteer work, music, and inspirational videos.

  • Here are some inspiring moments of communities choosing to lift each other’s spirits in the face of a crisis.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As the coronavirus death toll continues to rise daily, and an increasing number of countries administer strict lockdowns, it can be easy to feel discouraged, depressed, and uncertain of what the future holds.

But

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US Virus Outbreak Changing New Orleans

New Orleans’ ‘Let the good times roll’ now ‘Wash your hands’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A week ago, revelers jammed bars in the French Quarter and New Orleans’ Irish Channel neighborhood ahead of St. Patrick’s Day while hotels, taverns and restaurants looked ahead to what is usually a lucrative festival season.

Now, the party is suddenly and decisively over. Coronavirus dread has settled uncomfortably over this most social of cities, where public gatherings are banned and 15 of Louisiana’s 20 COVID-19 deaths had been recorded as of Saturday.

While Gov. John Bel Edwards openly worries that the state’s ability to deliver health care could be overwhelmed in another week, the metro area has become one of the nation’s hot spots for the virus, home to the vast majority of the more than 760 infected statewide.

Two new testing centers for the disease closed within hours of opening Friday, having run through the day’s first allocations of tests.

“Laissez les bon temps

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‘You can’t take these things away from people in times of stress’

‘You can’t take these things away from people in times of stress’

California Governor Gavin Newsom sent shockwaves through the West Coast on Thursday when he officially ordered all 40 million of the state’s residents essentially shelter in place (meaning stay home unless buying basic necessities or seeking medical care). But among the “essential services” that he deemed will remain open — on top of pharmacies and food stores — was, perhaps surprisingly, marijuana dispensaries.

Popular dispensary MedMen, which operates 33 stores in nine states including 12 in California, says it is operating with modified hours, but all stores remain open (except for one in Monterey Bay, Calif. which is closed due to local jurisdiction). “As of now, we have been deemed an essential business in the markets that have established protocol,” Christian Langbein, the company’s spokesperson says. “We are closely following recent guidelines released by each state and local jurisdiction, plus that of the CDC and the WHO in the best

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