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Trump’s daily briefing inflames critics

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/24/20, 11:12 am

President Donald Trump sent his detractors into an uproar with offhand remarks about things that kill the coronavirus. At a White House briefing on Thursday, William Bryan, head of the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security, presented new research on how sunlight and household cleaners can eliminate the virus in the environment. The president then took the podium and expounded on Bryan’s comments, asking the doctors present if they were testing the use of ultraviolet or very powerful light or disinfectants as treatments for the coronavirus.

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Hospice care and soul care

Health | Christians working in hospice find opportunities to serve patients, families, and churches in their valley of suffering
by Charissa Koh
Posted 4/23/20, 04:56 pm

Lloyd Wilson remembers his first experience with hospice care: His brother was preparing to marry, and the fiancée’s mother was enduring the final stages of breast cancer. Her health declined fast, and the family scrambled to hold the ceremony on a Saturday afternoon in the mother’s bedroom while she received hospice care.

Wilson said that was the first wedding where he really understood “till death do us part.” The mother died soon after, and Wilson realized: “So much happens at that last part of life that is rich and meaningful and deep that is not talked about.” 

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California investigates pandemic beginnings

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/23/20, 12:22 pm

The coronavirus likely began spreading in California as early as January, state and national health officials reported on Wednesday. A person with the virus died on Feb. 6 and another on Feb. 17, weeks before the first official recorded U.S. death from COVID-19 in Kirkland, Wash., according to autopsy tissue analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr.

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