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What it’s like to be infected with coronavirus | The Washington Post

Numerous reports from those with the coronavirus said that at first, they just had a general sickly feeling, almost as if they had a cold. Then a couple days later a headache developed followed by a fever and body aches. Almost everyone has also experienced a bad cough, throat pain, and even shortness of breath. Overall the virus can play ... Read More »

Coronavirus halts military travel in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan | Defense One

A 14-day stop-movement order has been issued for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. No one is allowed to go to CENTCOM’s AOR, and if soldiers are slated to deploy, they must have a 14-day quarantine period. Those who were set to be outbound from the countries are currently on hold for at least two weeks. Currently 2,600 personnel from ... Read More »

Exclusive: Inside the military’s top secret plans if coronavirus cripples the government | Newsweek

The continuous spread of the coronavirus has led to people questioning what would happen if a large percentage of the U.S. government contracted the virus. Also, what will occur if things continue to get worse and possibly out of hand? While President Trump has currently tested negative for COVID-19, if one of these scenarios does occur there are contingencies in ... Read More »

State Department declares Level 4 Travel Advisory: tells Americans not to travel abroad | Forbes

The U.S. State Department has declared a Level 4 Travel Advisory for all Americans, stating they cannot travel abroad. Level 3 had previously been instated, encouraging citizens to rethink travel plans. Reports have also noted that Secretary Mike Pompeo agrees with the decision. Numerous other countries have already been at a Level 4 and more are expected to follow. Currently ... Read More »

The world’s fastest supercomputer identified chemicals that could stop coronavirus from spreading, a crucial step toward a vaccine | CNN

The world’s fastest supercomputer built by IBM has been running simulations to determine which drugs have the most effect against COVID-19. This computer has now identified 77 drug compounds most likely to cure a patient, meaning we have taken a major step in creating a vaccine. This can also be used to help better treat patients with the virus before ... Read More »

COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic has a natural origin | Science Daily

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus spreading across the globe has led some to speculate that it was created in China as a biological warfare weapon or experiment. An analysis done on the public genome sequence has shown that there is no evidence that the virus was engineered or altered in a lab and is completely natural. Scientists have compared genome sequence data with ... Read More »

As China’s virus cases reach zero, experts warn of second wave | Bloomberg

While China has no new reports of coronavirus cases, another wave of infections is likely to occur. Cases throughout Europe are spreading at a faster rate than in Asia, with countries going on full lockdowns. Despite efforts in China to slow the infection rate, and the recent reports of no new cases, the virus is hard to detect for at ... Read More »

Explainer: On the front lines of developing a test for the coronavirus | Navy Times

A physician scientist in charge of a lab that studies viruses has shared what is going on in the U.S. and around the world with the lack of COVID-19 testing. First, while there are tests and trials currently in the works, no medication is currently available to cure or seriously treat any severe coronaviruses. Testing capabilities in the U.S. are ... Read More »

New ISIS leader to be labeled ‘specially designated global terrorist’ by US | Fox News

Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, the new leader of the Islamic State, has been officially labeled a specially designated global terrorist. Al-Mawla took control after his predecessor, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, killed himself when cornered during a raid in 2019. The new label prohibits any American from having any interaction with the terrorist leader, as well as interests in property and business. Al-Mawla ... Read More »

White House says more drive-through coronavirus test sites to open this week | NPR

States with the highest amount of coronavirus cases will be getting more drive-through testing sites. These sites will be capable of testing 2,000 to 4,000 people a day, with senior citizens and healthcare workers given priority. This announcement comes shortly after the realization that some of the test kits distributed earlier on were defective. President Trump has received a mix ... Read More »