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Trump met with Brazil official who has coronavirus

📷 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications secretary, Fabio Wajngarten [RIGHT] instagrammed this selfie of himself hanging out with Trump and Pence before he tested positive for coronavirus.

Bolsonaro's press secretary hung out with Trump and Pence on Saturday and today tested positive for coronavirus.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both met this week ...

As Coronavirus infections near 100,000 worldwide, fear of mass deaths for the poor

The number of people around the world who are infected with the new coronavirus is close to 100,000 as of Friday, according to global health officials.

In the United States, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 226 in 19 states, including 12 deaths.

The virus that causes the potentially deadly respiratory illness COVID-19 ...

Screener at Los Angeles airport tests positive for coronavirus, federal officials say

Federal officials say a medical screener at Los Angeles International Airport has tested positive for coronavirus.

The DHS contractor was performing CDC medical screenings at LAX airport, and became sick. They have now tested positive for COVID-19.

The patient first exhibited symptoms Saturday, February 29.

Their last shift at LAX was on February 21.

From NBC ...

Coronavirus: Wall Street ends worst week since 2008, Dow closes down 350+ points

Recession fears are spreading, along with COVID-19. The coronavirus outbreak and unknowns about preparedness caused massive financial losses this week.

The Dow closed down 350+ points.

The S&P 500 dropped for the seventh day in a row, and posted its biggest drop in a single week since the 2008 financial crisis.

More from Reuters:

The S&P 500 fell ...

China: 116 new coronavirus deaths in Hubei

China's government health commission in Hubei province reported on Friday that the daily death toll from coronavirus rose by 116.

The Hubei province health commission did not report the total number of deaths from the newly identified virus, which was 1,310 on Thursday.

From Reuters:

Of the new deaths, 88 occurred in the provincial capital of ...

Coronavirus: ‘When Fury Overcomes Fear,’ a ‘Viral Alarm’ by Xu Zhangrun

This essay on the Wuhan coronavirus by Xu Zhangrun, translated from the original Chinese and annotated by Geremie R. Barmé on Chinafile.com, is absolutely amazing. I'm grateful it is now available for English-speaking audiences.

"rage against this injustice; let your lives burn with a flame of decency." Tsinghua professor ...

Chinese President Xi Jinping reappears for a coronavirus photo opp

After 12 days out of sight while the coronavirus death toll surged, Chinese President Xi Jinping finally made a public appearance on Monday. He wore a face mask and a medical worker took his temperature at a “front-line” coronavirus facility in the Chaoyang district of Beijing.

For the last two weeks, Xi has been out of ...

China mourns Li Wenliang, the Wuhan whistleblower doctor who warned of coronavirus outbreak

• Online tributes and expressions of grief for doctor who tried to sound alarm on NCoV

Online in China, where Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV has now killed at least 630 as of today, one death seems to have affected the entire country profoundly.

Li Wenliang was a medical doctor and a whistleblower who was reprimanded by authorities for ...

Video diary of Wuhan man whose wife is infected with Coronavirus

VIDEO: Episode One of “Our Coronavirus Diary.”

There is an incredible series of videos making the rounds today, and they are identified as being produced by a man in Wuhan, China, self-quarantined in his apartment with his wife--who is infected with the deadly Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

Hard to know how to verify the content.

Here's ...