U.S. coronavirus cases surge past 100,000 as doctors protest over medical shortages

NEW YORK — The sum of known coronavirus U.S. cases soared well past 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead, as weary doctors and nurses protested at shortages of scarce medical supplies that some have to keep under lock and key or even buy on the black market. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2UH4wWB

India needs at least 38 million masks to fight coronavirus-agency document

NEW DELHI — India needs at least 38 million masks and 6.2 million pieces of personal protective equipment as it confronts the spread of coronavirus, and has approached hundreds of companies to secure supplies quickly, according to a report by the country’s investment agency seen by Reuters. Read More More: https://ift.tt/39j5duw

If you bought a house before the coronavirus crisis hit, don’t expect force majeure to save you

Some have wondered whether a pandemic is considered force majeure (unforeseeable circumstances or “acts of God”), which could free them of their obligations in case housing prices were to plummet in the next few weeks. Others may be facing other liquidity issues. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2UnQ4Uo

Merkel thanks compliant Germans, shutdown to continue until at least April 20

FRANKFURT — Germans have been largely complying with rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, as confirmed cases in the country continued to rise and her chief of staff said the shutdown would not be eased before April 20. Read More More: https://ift.tt/3bBH83p

Japanese mountain vegetables are the epitome of spring

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J A s the snow melts and spring approaches, sansai (mountain vegetables) start to flourish. These greens are the true harbingers of Japanese spring, offering a refreshingly bitter counterpart to the typically mild vegetality of other spring vegetables such as peas and asparagus. Without exception, when you ask when the best time is to come […]

Chocolate, chips and coffee: The ideal snack combination?

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Chocolate-covered potato chips aren’t a new idea. It’s a tried-and-true combination that has proven to be a delight over the years. How do you improve on that?Supermarket chain Seiyu thinks bringing a third flavor into the mix can up the tastiness even more. It’s rolled out a new potato chip that doesn’t just have […]

Merkel thanks compliant Germans, shutdown to continue until at least April 20

FRANKFURT — Germans have been largely compliant with rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, as confirmed cases in the country continued to rise and her chief of staff said the shutdown would not be eased before April 20. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2UsFrQt

‘They are completely intertwined’: Tentative signs of recovery in China help some Canadian companies weather COVID-19 storm

One night in late January, Canadian Jacob Cooke found himself in Jiangsu province in China, desperately trying to find seats on a plane leaving the country and promising his brother, Joseph, he’d make it to Vancouver. Read More More: https://ift.tt/3dzJTEd

‘Unlike anything we’ve seen before’: Coronavirus lockdowns strain critical supply-chains in Canada

Canadian freight carriers are battling unprecedented challenges to deliver goods by land, air and ocean as sweeping travel restrictions, lockdowns and surges in demand strain critical links in global and domestic supply chains. Read More More: https://ift.tt/3dxaBh3

Hospital-Supporting Sanitizer Initiatives – BuzzBallz Has Shifted Operations to Make Hand Sanitizer (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The shortage of essential healthcare products like hand sanitizer continues to plague hospitals and first responders like in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is seeing new initiatives from… More: https://ift.tt/2WQqA3Q