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Coronavirus: Trump’s moves to hold medical supplies tip Trudeau to China

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Andy Blatchford on politico.com on April 4, 2020.Parallel efforts to combat the coronavirus are fraying an already tense alliance as Justin Trudeau struggles to rely on the Trump administration for critical medical supplies, driving the prime minister to face a…

Coronavirus: gun rights group sues Los Angeles over closure of firearms stores during outbreak

A gun rights group is suing the city of Los Angeles, arguing that an order that closed stores that sell firearms during the Covid-19 pandemic is unconstitutional and pre-empted by state law.The lawsuit, whose plaintiffs include the California Rifle & Pistol Association and stores selling firearms in the San Fernando Valley, states that although Mayor…

Coronavirus: furloughed CERN physicists release design for Covid-19 patient ventilator

A group of physicists and engineers affiliated with the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) have developed a prototype ventilator designed for Covid-19 patients as health authorities in the US and Europe scramble to treat those stricken by the respiratory ailment.The high energy ventilator (HEV) designed by 31 now-furloughed CERN associates is meant to address…

Coronavirus latest: China sends over 1,000 ventilators to crisis-hit New York as death-toll passes 3,500; UK deaths continue to rise

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday that China is facilitating the shipment of 1,000 ventilators to his state, as he continues to shop for more of the life-saving devices ahead of a growing number of coronavirus patients who will need them.The number of people infected in the US has exceeded a quarter-million, with…