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Europe’s hospitals running out of ICU meds for COVID-19

Nine leading European university hospitals are warning they will run out of essential medicines needed for COVID-19 patients in intensive care in less than two weeks as they are increasingly crushed by the pandemic.

Stranded cruise ship passengers describe chaotic flight home

A jet carrying 359 people including hundreds of American and Canadian cruise ship passengers home from France landed at Atlanta’s international airport on Friday as emergency responders prepared to screen them for the coronavirus, federal officials said.

Despite COVID-19 travel bans, stem cells arrive from Poland in time to treat Spokane leukemia patient

When travel bans apparently stalled medical transport of donor stem cells for her husband, Spokane resident Janet Terpko made calls all weekend to federal and foreign officials. On Monday, Terpko said the material is expected to arrive soon in Seattle from a Poland donor. Based on a registry, the woman was a best match for her husband Jared Weeks’s stem cell transplant for leukemia.

World virus infections pass 200,000, Europe’s borders jammed

Desperate travelers choked European border crossings Wednesday after countries implemented strict controls to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, which has now infected more than 200,000 people worldwide and killed more than 8,000.

Brave new world: Wartime tactics against coronavirus foe

U.S. President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency Friday, as deaths spiked across Europe and countries around the world mobilized to slow the spread of a disease that has already infected more than 137,000 people.

U.S., European military commanders possibly exposed to virus

At least two top European military commanders tested positive for the new coronavirus after a conference on an American military base in Germany, and the commander of U.S. Army Europe has isolated himself in case he also was exposed, officials said Tuesday.

Italy sees virus cases rise 45%; 11 dead

Italy reported a 45% one-day increase in people infected with the coronavirus as other countries in Europe recorded their first cases Tuesday, producing evidence that travelers are carrying the virus from the European outbreak’s current epicenter.

Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs of stabilizing at its Chinese epicenter but posed new threats far beyond.