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ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to Americans not to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands if they don’t have to. In its warning, the CDC cited an increased risk of the coronavirus in the territory and limited medical resources for those who

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MIAMI — Cruise ships’ close-contact environments increase the risk of spreading infectious diseases as we’ve been reminded by multiple COVID-19 outbreaks on ships this year. And the risk of spreading disease doesn’t stop when passengers disembark. Along with last week’s announcement that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would

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SAN JUAN — A U.S. Navy destroyer is believed to have a significant coronavirus outbreak on board as it carries out a counter-narcotics mission in the Caribbean, U.S. officials told Reuters News Service today, marking the latest challenge for the military in dealing with the virus. The officials, speaking on

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WASHINGTON — The number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States rose by nearly 2,000 in the past 24 hours to reach 40,661 on Sunday (April 19), a tally from Johns Hopkins University showed. The rise in deaths, by 1,997, is marginally above the 1,891 which Johns Hopkins data showed a day

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas Senator Marvin Blyden has issued a letter to Senate President Novelle Francis requesting that he schedule an immediate meeting of the Committee of the Whole to discuss issues surrounding COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. Senator Blyden expressed his concerns about the risks the

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MIAMI — Shares of cruise line operators fell on Friday after the U.S. Department of State said Thursday that U.S. citizens should “reconsider” traveling on cruise ships to or within Asia over concerns about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus has sickened more than 76,000 people worldwide. Carnival Corp. CCL, -1.91% was down 1.5%, Norwegian

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TOKYO — American passengers quarantined aboard a cruise ship in Japan where scores of people had tested positive for the novel coronavirus are to be evacuated on Sunday, according to an email sent to them by the U.S. embassy in Japan’s capital city. “The aircraft will arrive in Japan the

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FORT LAUDERDALE — A Caribbean cruise has been cut short after more than 300 people on board the ship began vomiting and suffering from diarrhea. The Caribbean Princess was carrying more than 3,000 passengers and more than 1,100 crew members on a two-week trip that began on February 2. But

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ATLANTA — The CDC says it’s making progress in the investigation into vaping lung injuries and deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this weekend that vitamin E acetate, in combination with THC may be to blame for the national outbreak of e-cigarette lung injuries. THC is the

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The human body demands a well-rounded, highly nutritional diet in order to function. Although most health-nuts and casual dieters have heard of vitamins, fiber, and complex carbohydrates, critical minerals often fail to win the attention they deserve. Iodine, a critical part of a healthy diet that supports several key anatomical

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