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Since emerging in China in December, the coronavirus has infected nearly one million people and in march toward 50,000 lives lost to the Covid-19 disease is underway. The U.S. is preparing to what President Donald Trump warns "would be horrific days head".
The U.S. death toll from Covid-19 is now over 5,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Excerpts are warning Americans to brace for what could be up to 240,000 deaths in the United States.

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits has hit a record high for the second week in a row as the economic toll经济损失 of the coronavirus worsen, more than 6.6 million people filed jobless claims in the week ending March 28th, the U.S. Department of Labour has reported that nearly doubled the week earlier which was also a new a record. Unemployment in the United States, the world's biggest economy, have been around 3.5%. But now, tens of millions of Americans are under lockdown and most business in the U.S. are closed.
  
Stocks rose in volatile trading Thursday as oil prices jumped on expectation that Saudi Arabia and Russia will ease the pressure off the oil market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 117 point higher, or 0.8%. The S$P 500 was up 1/ by 1.1%, while the NASDAQ Composite climbed 0.7%.  The thurtyday/ the Thursday's stocks now*** briefly rose more than 500 points earlier in the day. WTI Crude surged 24% to trade back above 25 dollars a barrel Thursday after President Donald Trump told CNBC he spoke with the Russian leader and the Saudi Crown Prince and expected both countries to cut productions on about 10 millon barrels.
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As U.S. States lockdown their citizens, small businesses, small and large closed, and healthcare systems strained of function, one of America's most important healthcare excerpt is also having trouble. Doctor Anthony Fauci美国钟南山, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and the top U.S. expert on the coronavirus pandemic is downplaying the receipt of online threats and uneasy encounter with admirers. Fauci has been pushing stay-at-home orders and other strict emergency measures. He _____ had been the target of threats from far-right groups after publicly correcting some of U.S. President Donald Trump's statements about the pandemic. Despite Fauci's correcting Mr. Trump, the President has repeatedly applauded the doctor during regular Covid-19 news conferences at the White House.

Also in the United States, the government emergency stockpile of respiratory mask, gloves and other medical supplies is running low, leaving stats and the Trump administration to compete for personal protective equipments. If come to that, that's according to Department of a Homeland Security official.

Scientists are offering more evidence that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who showing no clear symptoms, while the Federal government issued new guidance, warning that anyone who exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier. A study by researchers in Singapore became the latest to estimated that roughly 10 percent new infections may be sparked by people who carrying the virus but have not yet suffered it's flu like symptom. In response to that study and others, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tweaking 稍作调整 how it define the risk of an infection for Americans.

The entire world is being told to use hand sanitizer手消毒液 to help to stop the spread of coronavirus, but where to get it? According to the BBC, if everyone in the world had one small bottle of sanitizer, we need 385 million liters of it. Before coronavirus, the world produced less than 1000 单位=300升 per year, about 300,000 liters. According to market analyst, * Adversary and Intelligence that helps explain the problem of getting hold a bit. On Amazon the types recommended by the World Health Organization are largely sold out, and sellers around the world have been accused of price gouging, but many claim they have been gouged themselves. That's because the price of key ingredient, alcohol, has increased dramatically.

And in China where the coronavirus outbreak was born, the city of Shenzhen has become the first Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat. It comes after the outbreak was link to wildlife meat --prompted Chinese authorities to ban the trade and consumption of wild animal.
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