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Health officials encourage smokers to kick the habit during coronavirus outbreak

Quitting your smoking habit may help you ward off the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

(CNN) —If you still need a good enough reason to quit your smoking habit, how about this one, it could help you to fight off a coronavirus infection. If you need help figuring out where to start, best methods to use or even what may work best for you, the Quitline can help. You can reach them by calling 1800-…

Singer, Songwriter John Prine dead at 73

One of American's most revered singers-songwriters dies from complications from coronavirus

The coronavirus has claimed the life of one of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters. Tuesday evening John Prine died due to complications from the coronavirus according to his family. Winner of a Lifetime Achievement Grammy earlier this year, Prine penned classics like ‘Angel from Montgomery’ and ‘In Spite of Ourselves’. Prine was 73 years old Categories: Digital Exclusives and Features

Some insurance companies to reimburse customers after outbreak keeps them home

With so many states implementing 'Stay at Home' orders, some insurance companies are issuing returns to customers

(CNN) —Two insurers — Allstate and American Family Insurance — announced Monday they will give back about $800 million to their auto insurance customers because people are driving far less during the coronavirus crisis. Allstate said it will refund about 15% of premiums paid by its customers in April and May, which comes to a total of about $600 million….

Early data shows black Americans may be at higher risk of coronavirus

Less healthcare access, preexisting medical conditions among factors behind why coronavirus appears to hit blacks more

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) (CNN) —- Black Americans have more existing medical issues, less access to health care, and are more likely to work in unstable jobs — all factors that have made the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately hurt blacks more. While everyone is susceptible to Covid-19, black Americans are at higher risk, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said during…

Tesla makes ventilators using car parts for COVID-19 victims

One automaker is jumping into the fight against coronavirus by producing life saving ventilators

(CNN) — Tesla says its working to help address the shortage of ventilators for coronavirus patients. The company posted this video, saying it shows engineers designing ventilators using car parts. The engineers say those parts include what’s called a Mixing Chamber and a Touchscreen from Tesla vehicles. Tesla has been working with ventilator maker Medtronic but it’s unclear if that…

Coronavirus leads to biggest job loss seen in a decade

The global pandemic leaves more than 700 thousand people out of work in the United States

(CNN) —The Federal Government reports the U.S. economy lost 701-thousand jobs in March as the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis started to take its toll. Economists say this is the first time the economy lost more jobs than it gained in a month period, the last time was in September of 2010. Most of the job losses were at restaurants and bars,…

3M says it will comply with order to make more masks for the US

(CNN) – The world’s largest maker of respirator masks says it will comply with President Trump’s order to make more critically needed N-95 masks for the United States. Trump invoked the Defense Production Act Thursday, ordering 3M to ramp up production of N-95 masks. The DPA also requires 3M to prioritize its respirator orders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency….

The mask debate: if you wear one, here’s how

(CNN) – There’s been a lot of talk of whether healthy people who aren’t healthcare workers should wear masks and gloves in public. Though, health experts seem to be changing their suggestions. So if you do wear a mask and even gloves, how do you know you’re wearing them properly? Watch the video above for the report? Categories: National News,…