Now, professional bodies and experts in Europe's worst-hit countries want more support to tackle the psychological impact on staff -- particularly if a second wave strikes. "We've got all the ingredients for a major risk of post-traumatic stress disorder," said Belgian mental health expert Xavier Noel. - Depression and suicide risk - Europe has officially seen nearly 175,000 deaths from more than two million cases, and across the continent the battle to save lives has taken a punishing toll.
Peru and Chile are among the region's worst hit. They now hold the world's highest infection rates per capita over a seven-day rolling average.
Brazil reported the highest daily COVID-19 death toll in the world Tuesday with 1,039 people killed, the fifth straight day the country has topped the list. Latin America's largest country, which has emerged as a new epicenter in the coronavirus pandemic, has seen its daily death toll surge past that of the United States, the hardest-hit country so far. The US recorded a death toll of 657 in the past 24 hours, said the Johns Hopkins University tracker.
Mexico’s health department reported 501 deaths from the coronavirus Tuesday, a new one-day high and the first time the figure exceeded 500. The number of new cases also set a daily high, with 3,455 additional infections confirmed. Mexico has so far recorded nearly 74,560 confirmed cases and 8,134 deaths, though officials acknowledge the number of cases is probably several times higher due to Mexico’s extremely low rate of testing.
Iconic world sites from the New York Stock Exchange to the Church of the Nativity reopened their doors Tuesday from the coronavirus pandemic, but new alarm bells rang in Latin America over a spike of infections. In a symbolic return of a high altar of capitalism, the New York Stock Exchange -- which had gone exclusively virtual for two months -- allowed a limited number of traders to return to the trading floor, wearing masks to reduce the risk of infection. The reopening boosted the mood as the benchmark Dow Jones index surged more than 2.2 percent, casting aside grim predictions that the world could be entering a new Great Depression after millions of job losses.
Yahoo Canada will be asking doctors, researchers and other medical experts about how COVID-19 is progressing and things we all need to keep in mind during this pandemic.
"It's OK to not feel OK," the Duke of Cambridge said in a message to encourage people to care for their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nicaragua, criticized by its Central American neighbors for doing little to halt the spread of the coronavirus, on Tuesday reported a significant rise in COVID-19 deaths and infections. The Washington-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Tuesday projected a "sharp increase" in the number of infections in Nicaragua and complained of a lack of official data on the virus' spread in the country. Nicaragua's health ministry provides only weekly, and not daily, updates on the coronavirus.
Terry Crews says there is nothing he's more grateful for these days than the health of his wife, Rebecca Crews.
As the United States begins to reopen restaurants and other businesses, Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel goes through do’s and don’ts of getting back to some sort of “normal” during the coronavirus pandemic, such as how often to wash a fabric mask and if it’s a good idea to give hugs through a plastic barrier.
President Trump threatens to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if Governor Roy Cooper does not lift restrictions to allow 'full attendance' at the event.
On a day when the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic neared 100,000, President Trump sought to direct the nation’s attention back to the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic as a way to smear the reputation of his Democratic rival Joe Biden, who was vice president at the time.
Bart Van Ark, The Conference Board Chief Economist, joined Yahoo Finance's Myles Udland, Seana Smith, Rick Newman, and Akiko Fujita to discuss May's consumer confidence number and his outlook for the U.S. economy.
David Rogier, MasterClass CEO, joins The Final Round to discuss the company's latest funding round for $100M and the rise of remote learning in the wake of COVID-19.
Alabama’s requirement to have witnesses sign an absentee ballot is not a violation of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Department of Justice argued in a brief Monday. The Justice Department filed the statement of interest in a lawsuit that contends Alabama’s election procedures jeopardize the health of voters — especially older and black voters and those with disabilities — during the coronavirus outbreak. The Justice Department said Alabama’s absentee witness requirement does not violate the Voting Rights Act.
On Tuesday, Telsey Advisory Group analysts led by Cristina Fernández upgraded shares of Williams-Sonoma to outperform from market perform, and doubled their price target on the stock from $40 to $80. Fernández joins The Final Round to discuss the factors behind the bullish call, and their outlook for home furnishings retailers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jesse Edgerton, J.P. Morgan Senior Economist, joins The Final Round to discuss predictions for what the U.S. GDP will look like in the coming quarters and his forecast for unemployment numbers amid COVID-19.
Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins Seana Smith to break down the day's price action in stocks as well as a long in Nvidia (NVDA), a Yahoo Finance Premium Investment Idea.
On Tuesday, Novavax announced that it was moving forward with its clinical trials for its coronavirus vaccine. This comes as a Merck announced it would begin to develop its own vaccine with IAVI and that the company would purchase Austrian vaccine maker Themis Bioscience. Yahoo Finance’s Anjalee Khemlani joins The Final Round to break down the latest news about the coronavirus.
International health authorities expressed concern Tuesday over signs the spread of the new coronavirus is still accelerating in Brazil, Peru and Chile. "In South America, we are particularly concerned that the number of new cases reported last week in Brazil was the highest for a seven-day period, since the outbreak began," said Carissa Etienne, director of the Washington-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Yahoo Finance’s Emily McCormick joins Akiko Fujita to discuss the outlook on air travel as states begin to reopen.
Yahoo Finance’s Sibile Marcellus joins Akiko Fujita to discuss her recent interview with Duke Energy CEO and President Lynn Good.