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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warns of mass death, condemns 'false hope,' and tells us his city will be on lockdown for another 2 months — and to 'be prepared for longer'

Los Angeles residents will be confined to their homes until at least May, Mayor Eric Garcetti told Insider on Wednesday. Click title to read more.

Coronavirus in California: What You Need to Know

Thirty-three people in the state have tested positive for the virus, and at least 8,400 people who have returned from overseas are being monitored. California officials said this week that they had bolstered efforts to confront the growing threat of the coronavirus, declaring that they were prepared and pursuing aggressive measures to thwart its spread.

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Coronavirus Cases Surge in U.S. and Europe

Sense of crisis deepens in U.S. as worldwide cases approach 100,000. The U.S. government rushed testing kits to a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of California on Thursday as the number of new cases and deaths related to the coronavirus in the United States continued to rise. So far, 14 deaths have been linked to the virus — all but

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Coronavirus updates live: WHO declares COVID-19 disease to be a pandemic

For the first time, the World Health Organization called coronavirus disease, COVID-19, to be a pandemic. Meanwhile, the United States now has more than 1,000 people infected with coronavirus — but testing in the U.S. is still ramping up, meaning that number could continue to climb. On Wednesday, the governor of New York questioned the

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Flu Taking a Toll, Pediatric Deaths Hit 17-Year High

Northern and western states are now being hit hard. Currently the influenza B strain is appearing most often around the country. The CDC announced high numbers of pediatric deaths related to the flu. The United States may be gearing up for one of the worst flu seasons in years, health experts predict. The Centers for Disease

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Flu season calming down but still claiming lives

While health officials in the United States wait to see just how bad a public health challenge COVID-19 will pose, they still have to deal with an all-too-familiar challenge: flu. It’s been a bad flu season. Not the worst ever, but bad. “It started very early this year,” says Emily Martin, associate professor of epidemiology at

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