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3M sues New Jersey company for alleged price gouging of masks to NYC officials

3M N95 particulate filtering face mask are seen at a store in East Palo Alto, California, United States on January 26, 2020. Yichuan Cao | NurPhoto | Getty Images Industrial company 3M announced Friday that it is suing a New Jersey company for alleged price gouging and illegal trade practices involving N95 respirators, a key… Read More »

Google may help UK officials track coronavirus social distancing

By Adam Vaughan The UK government is looking at ways of tracking people’s movementsChris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images Google is discussing sharing aggregated and anonymised location data from its apps with the UK government, to show whether people are practising social distancing to combat the coronavirus. The technology giant told New Scientist it was at… Read More »

As US officials shift tone, Trump stops short of 1 provider ask

Wednesday marked a turning point in coronavirus outbreak with the World Health Organization officially calling it a pandemic and the U.S. president addressing the nation in prime time. Still, some providers worry it’s not enough. Hours after hospital executives met with President Donald Trump, he did not declare a disaster or national emergency. The American… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: Chinese health officials say death toll has risen to 132

People wearing face masks ride escalators inside Hankou Railway Station on January 22, 2020 in Wuhan, China. A new infectious coronavirus known as “2019-nCoV” was discovered in Wuhan last week. Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below in Beijing Time, beginning on Wednesday. 9:30 am: Hong Kong… Read More »

First death reported from vaping-related lung illness, officials say

Two young women vape outside the shop they work at, Cloud99 Vapes, in Manhattan borough, New York. Melissa Fares | Reuters One person has died after being hospitalized with a severe lung illness after using an e-cigarette, the first death doctors have linked to vaping, Illinois officials said Friday. The death comes as federal and… Read More »

CDC, state health officials investigating link between vaping and severe lung disease

States with the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under investigation, according to CNN’s survey. Illinois has 10 confirmed cases, while 12 more are under investigation. California is looking into 19 such cases. The New York State Department of Health said Friday it was “actively investigating” 11 cases. Indiana and… Read More »