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DOJ backs lawsuit against Michigan governor’s stay-at-home measures

The Justice Department said in a court statement Friday evening that it was supporting the seven businesses that had filed a lawsuit challenging Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a statement of interest in the case, the department called the Democratic governor’s coronavirus executive orders for her state,…MORE

Pangolins may have incubated the novel coronavirus, gene study shows

Pangolins may have incubated the novel coronavirus, gene study shows

A deep dive into the genetics of the novel coronavirus shows it seems to have spent some time infecting both bats and pangolins before it jumped into humans, researchers said Friday. But they said it’s too soon to blame pangolins for the pandemic and say a third species of animal may have played host to…MORE

One in 10 Covid-19 patients with diabetes die within a week, study finds

One in 10 Covid-19 patients with diabetes die within a week, study finds

One in 10 coronavirus patients with diabetes died within the first seven days of hospitalization, and one in five needed a ventilator to breathe, according to a new study by French researchers. Diabetes is one of the underlying health conditions that health experts believe put people at greater risk for developing more severe symptoms of…MORE

What protesters say is fueling their anger

What protesters say is fueling their anger

As protesters gather in cities like Minneapolis, Atlanta, Charlotte and other cities across the US, frustration continues to grow over the death of George Floyd. “There needs to be change, officers need to be trained better,” one protester who was arrested in Atlanta told CNN’s Nick Valencia as he was being detained by police. A…MORE

A look at why ex-police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with third-degree murder

Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck for more than 8 minutes and prosecutors want to hold the fired Minneapolis police officer accountable for Floyd’s death. Chauvin, 44, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter — two felonies where intent is a key element. CNN has reached out to Chauvin’s attorney…MORE

Trump decision to leave WHO endangers global health, medical groups say

Trump decision to leave WHO endangers global health, medical groups say

Groups representing infectious disease doctors, pediatricians and general physicians all protested President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization on Friday, saying it will make it harder to fight the coronavirus pandemic. It could also endanger children, the American Academy of Pediatrics said. “The Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the WHO…MORE

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