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Bowing to Inevitable, Trump Extends Social Distance Guidelines Through April as Coronavirus Toll Mounts

Bowing to Inevitable, Trump Extends Social Distance Guidelines Through April as Coronavirus Toll Mounts

President Trump—backtracking on his professed desire to open the country in time for Easter—announced that the administration’s social distancing guidelines would be extended for another 30 days, through the end of April.

U.S. Now Has More Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Than China, Italy and All Other Countries

U.S. Now Has More Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Than China, Italy and All Other Countries

Global leader:  The United States now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country.   As of mid-day Friday, there were more than 566,000 confirmed cases worldwide, and over 25,000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker.  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19, but said his symptoms are mild. Confirmed…

Pesticides and Produce: Environmental Group Lists Cleanest and Dirtiest Fruits and Vegetables

Pesticides and Produce: Environmental Group Lists Cleanest and Dirtiest Fruits and Vegetables

An environmental advocacy group is out today with its annual report on pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables. Raisin lovers, take note.

Nearly all conventionally-grown raisins have traces of two or more pesticides, according to government test data cited in a new report. That’s worrisome, says the environmental group that authored the report, because raisins are such a popular children’s snack.

Coronavirus Cases Soar With More Testing, and Lives are Upended in the U.S.

Coronavirus Cases Soar With More Testing, and Lives are Upended in the U.S.

With the numbers soaring as more people get tested, there were more than 46,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., and about 600 deaths by mid-day Tuesday, mostly in New York, Washington and California. Even so, President Trump said he is considering easing social distancing guidelines to help the economy.

"I win. I got the most toilet paper."

“I win. I got the most toilet paper.”

Is Hoarding a Problem of Messaging, Selfishness, or Simply COVID-19 Fear?

Americans are being told to limit public interactions during the coronavirus pandemic, and to stay at home as much as possible. They’re also being told not to denude grocery shelves by hoarding food and other essentials. But have these messages at times been contradictory? If people are supposed to avoid venturing out in public, including…