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DHS Report: China Hid Virus’ Severity to Hoard Supplies

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it, intelligence documents show. Chinese leaders “intentionally concealed ...
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Virus-Fueled Conspiracy Theories Take Aim at Hospitals

WASHINGTON — China is pushing back against President Donald Trump and some of his officials, who’ve flirted in recent days with an outlier theory that the coronavirus was set loose by a Chinese lab that let it escape. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman ...
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Sen. Rubio Fingers Journalists for ‘Glee’ in Virus Deaths

NEW YORK — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, pressed to identify media figures that he said expressed “glee” at Americans getting coronavirus, has cited an editorial cartoonist, a magazine writer, an online tech publication and an online editor. “Our story is anyth...

Can Blood From Coronavirus Survivors Treat the Newly Ill?

WASHINGTON — Hospitals are gearing up to test if a century-old treatment used to fight off flu and measles outbreaks in the days before vaccines, and tried more recently against SARS and Ebola, just might work for COVID-19, too: using blood donated from patien...