Twitter users say Dan Patrick thinks older Americans want to "die for the Dow."
Newfoundland has recorded its first death from coronavirus, while an Ontario care facility for seniors continues to be hard hit. Elsewhere, Spain has joined Italy and the United States as the only countries in the world to exceed China's recorded count of COVID-19 cases. Get the latest on what's happening around the world and in Canada.
A five-minute, point-of-care coronavirus test could be coming to urgent care clinics next week, and experts say it could be "game-changing." The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued Emergency Use Authorization to Illinois-based medical device maker Abbott Labs on Friday for a coronavirus test that delivers positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes, the company said.
Some Republicans say it’s God’s punishment for a sinful society. Others say it’s an anti-Trump hoax. But here’s a take you’ve probably never heard before: COVID-19 saves lives. That’s the claim made by Kathaleen Wall, a Texas Republican running for Congress in 2020, in a particularly ill-advised Facebook post thanking Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton for declaring abortions non-essential medical care, effectively shutting down abortion clinics across the entire state.
Prosocial behavior was linked to intelligence by a new study published in Intelligence. It was found that highly intelligent people are more likely to behave in ways that contribute to the welfare of others due to higher levels of empathy and developed moral identity.
A model predicting the progression of the novel coronavirus pandemic produced by researchers at Imperial College London set off alarms across the world and was a major factor in several governments' decisions to lock things down. But a new model from Oxford University is challenging its accuracy, the Financial Times reports.