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Tokyo Disney parks closing for two weeks over coronavirus

Tokyo Disney parks closing for two weeks over coronavirus

Disney is closing down its theme parks in Japan as the novel coronavirus outbreak in that country escalates. Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea will shut down on Saturday and stay closed through March 15, the parks’ operator Oriental Land announced on Friday. The closure comes in the wake of a request by Japan’s government to cancel…MORE

The US has its first novel coronavirus-related drug shortage

The US has its first novel coronavirus-related drug shortage

The United States has its first novel coronavirus-related drug shortage, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The maker of an unnamed drug that has recently been added to the FDA Drug Shortages list told the agency that the shortage is due to the novel coronavirus. On Tuesday, the FDA warned that these types…MORE

Healthy, easy snacks that kids will love

Healthy, easy snacks that kids will love

If you are like many parents I know, snacking has become a predictable daily ritual. The opportunity presents itself at after-school pickups, group playdates, before and after sports or homework, and when there’s simply no other activity to engage in at the moment. Children in the United States snack about three times per day, with…MORE

Pence’s public health record raises concern as coronavirus spreads

Pence’s public health record raises concern as coronavirus spreads

Stock markets are tumbling (it was the largest single point drop in history Thursday), there’s a mysterious new case in California and the world map is lighting up with countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The White House responded by telling public health officials to coordinate the communications through the office of Vice President Mike…MORE

Trump seeks a ‘miracle’ as virus fears mount

Trump seeks a ‘miracle’ as virus fears mount

President Donald Trump is hoping for a “miracle” that will make the coronavirus disappear but tanking stock markets and signs the disease is stalking America are delivering their verdict on his scattershot management of the crisis. A historic Wall Street sell off, the first case on US soil that could not be traced to travel…MORE

Chicago Tribune shakeup rankles newsroom staffers

Chicago Tribune shakeup rankles newsroom staffers

Chicago Tribune staffers on Thursday learned about a massive shakeup in its masthead through a series of morning emails. Editor-in-chief Bruce Dold and Managing Editor Peter Kendall were leaving. Colin McMahon, senior vice president and chief content officer at the newspaper’s parent company Tribune Publishing, would take over as editor in chief. The departures of…MORE

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