Coronavirus 360

Coronavirus 360 is a special 24-hour info stream on RADIO.COM established to get updated info to Charlotte area residents as quickly and conveniently as possible.  You'll hear information about local Charlotte area topics and events as contributed by WBT News Talk 1110AM /99.3 FM, WFNZ and 107.9 The Link about a variety of topics from business closings to health updates.

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Post-pandemic, what did people in 1921 predict would happen in 2021?

What will life look like after the coronavirus pandemic? Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, posed another question: What did the people of 1921 think 2021 would be like?
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Airport to debut vending machines that will sell COVID-19 tests

If you’re traveling into or out of Oakland International Airport, you’ll soon find a vending machine that dispenses COVID-19 tests. Find out more about these to-go tests at RADIO.COM.
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Family who couldn’t smell due to COVID escapes house fire thanks to teen daughter

A family who lost their sense of smell after testing positive for COVID-19 were able to escape their home burning up in flames after their teenage daughter smelled the smoke.
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Man donates both stimulus checks to local foodbank: 'Everyone can do something'

One man decided to spend both of his stimulus checks to help others in need. Shannon Harshbarger from West Virginia got the COVID-19 relief bill in the mail and generously donated the money to the Facing Hunger Foodbank. Read more now.
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Dr. Fauci warns of 'more ominous' strains of COVID-19

As variants of the coronavirus have begun to pop up around the globe, Dr. Anthony Fauci is warning of “more ominous” strains coming out of South Africa and Brazil.
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18-year-old dies from COVID complications, family says he had it twice

A family in Colorado is suffering the loss of their 18-year-old family member Wilber Portillo after they allegedly say he died by contracting COVID-19 in November.
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Liv Tyler says testing positive for COVID was an ‘emotional and psychological’ experience

Liv Tyler shared details that she tested positive for COVID-19. The actress and daughter of Aerosmith musician Steven Tyler posted the tragic news on her official Instagram page.
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How to help kids process recent — and ongoing — current events

Kids are living through many back-to-back historic and potentially life-changing events. Here are some tips for parents trying to help their kids navigate it all. Read more here.
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At home during pandemic? Outlet overuse could increase fire risk

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing most of us to stay home for work, school and generally longer periods of time. As such, the outlets in your home could easily become overloaded, increasing the risk of starting a fire. Read more here.
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Lyft and Uber want to give you a ride to your COVID-19 vaccination

Ride sharing services want to help get you vaccinated. Lyft and Uber have been in communication with the Biden administration to figure out their role in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans. Read more now.
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