How loneliness hurts your health

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Loneliness is as bad for our long-term health as smoking, and we're pretty lonely, according to a new survey from Cigna: 43% of American adults said they always or sometimes lack companionship; 27% rarely or never "feel as though there are people who really understand them;" 19% don't feel there are people they can turn to.

The impact: Among people who said they never have in-person interactions, 50% are in fair or poor overall health, compared with just 12% of those who have daily in-person interactions.

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Economists say Trump's coronavirus reopening plan is dead wrong

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President Trump's proposal to get business around the country back open by Easter Sunday, April 12, will do more harm to the economy if the coronavirus outbreak has not been contained, economists say.

Why it matters: Such a plan would sow uncertainty in markets and among customers and business owners and make the recession longer and harsher.

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

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Prince Charles, 71, has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing "mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health," a royal spokesperson announced Wednesday.

Why it matters: The spokesperson also said that "it is not possible to ascertain" from whom the prince caught the virus, given the number of public events in which he took part recently — which could become a problem for other leaders across the globe.

How the coronavirus is changing Joe Biden's campaign playbook

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He built a TV studio at home, starts each day with three hours of medical and economic impact briefings, and checks in with congressional leaders. And, we're not talking about President Trump.

State of play: Joe Biden is overhauling his campaign — and standing up a shadow presidency of sorts — amid a national emergency that's eclipsed all other news.