Trump is woefully confused about why more coronavirus testing is vital

One exchange during Friday’s White House coronavirus press briefing illustrated that President Trump still fundamentally misunderstands why widespread and readily available testing is so crucial toward his goal of getting the economy back up and running again.

Asked by NBC’s Peter Alexander how he could possibly know that the coronaviruswill soon be in full retreat” without widespread testing, President Donald Trump said he’ll know because “people aren’t going to go to the hospital, people aren’t going to get sick.”

“You’re gonna see nobody’s gonna be getting sick anymore,” Trump continued. “It will be gone and it won’t …

8 great fitness apps for socially distant gym-goers

It’s been a little over two weeks since New York closed all gyms and fitness studios to curb the spread of the coronavirus. As more states followed suit, more gym-goers’ and fitness fans’ lives were disrupted in the process.

Granted, in the grand scheme of this pandemic, fretting over closed gyms and group fitness studios pale in comparison to the dire situation at hand. But for many people, fitness is a crucial part of life, for mental as well as physical health.

For me, physical activity is therapy, leisure, an escape, a hobby, and a stress reliever, all wrapped …

3 European countries are about to lift their lockdowns

Even as the coronavirus continues to rage across Europe, some countries in the region are considering loosening social distancing restrictions to regain a semblance of normalcy — and restart the economy.

But experts fear lifting those measures too early, or too quickly, could cause a surge of infections, deepening the region’s health crisis.

Austria plans to ease its lockdown next week; if it goes through with it, it will be the continent’s first nation to reopen its closed shops and restaurants. Denmark will open schools and day care centers on April 15, ending the country’s three-week-long halt. On April 9, …

Apple and Google want to turn your phone into a Covid-tracking machine

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Just when you were wondering why the world’s biggest tech companies weren’t doing more to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Apple and Google made a big announcement: They are joining forces to build an opt-in contact-tracing tool using Bluetooth technology that could help public health officials track the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The new tool brings with it not only hope for a quicker end to the pandemic, but also a host of privacy and security concerns.

The contact-tracing tool Apple and Google want to create would have your smartphone log when you’ve come into …

The 9 best movies you can now watch at home, from Trolls World Tour to Parasite

We’re weeks into pandemic lockdowns, and movie theaters remain closed for the foreseeable future. So film lovers have to look toward streaming services and “virtual theatrical” releases to see what’s new.

But each weekend, there have been plenty of choices. (And most of these recently added movies still remain available, too.) This weekend boasts rom-coms and thrillers, dramas and horror, and a certain jukebox musical featuring animated trolls.

Here are nine of the best movies, from all kinds of genres, that have become newly available to watch at home during the weekend of April 10 — some for …