A top New York surgeon warns that the coronavirus has 'breached' hospital walls and infections could peak in 22 to 32 days

With the hospital system at risk of being overwhelmed, Dr. Craig Smith issues a warning: "The hard data has become alarming."
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YC startup Felix wants to replace antibiotics with programmable viruses

Right now the world is at war. But this is no ordinary war. It’s a fight with an organism so small we can only detect it through use of a microscope — and if we don’t stop it, it could kill millions of us in the next several decades. No, I’m not talking about COVID-19, though that organism is the one on everyone’s mind right now. I’m talking about antibiotic-resistant bacteria. You see, more than 700,000 people died globally from bacterial infections last year — 35,000 of them in the U.S. If we ...
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With Covid-19 Closing Theaters, This Distributor Is Taking the Movie-Going Experience Online

Movie theaters worldwide have been shuttering in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak since there—understandably—aren’t a lot of butts in seats between limitations on public gatherings, mandatory quarantines, and widespread adoption of social distancing practices. Several major studios such as Disney and …Read more...
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UK military planners drafted in to help feed vulnerable in Covid-19 outbreak

Food stockpilers told they should be ‘ashamed’ as prime minister urges Britons not to make mother’s day visitsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageKey military officials are to help ensure food and medicines reach vulnerable people isolated at home during the coronavirus crisis, as part of a nationwide campaign to protect more than a million people most at risk of being hospitalised.Community pharmacies, voluntary groups and food retailers are in talks with the government ...
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The Walking Dead's Youth-Oriented Spinoff World Beyond Has Been Delayed

The second generation of The Walking Dead’s world is going to have to wait a bit longer for their journey, as The Walking Dead: World Beyond has been delayed.
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New York Has Over 45,000 Tests So More Infections Were Found

The US has had over 182,000 coronavirus tests and 25,000 confirmed cases. New York has had over 45,000 tests and has over 11,000 confirmed cases. As of the afternoon of March 19, there have been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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The FDA just approved a new rapid coronavirus test that can diagnose the virus in 45 minutes

The rapid test, made by California-based Cepheid, got emergency clearance on Saturday, eight days after the FDA approved a rapid test from Roche.
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We have a once in a generation responsibility to confront Covid-19 | Sadiq Khan

America seems reluctant to lead in this crisis: so Europe, and Britain, must step upCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 is the biggest health, social and economic emergency we have faced since the second world war. And while we’re only at the beginning of the process of halting its spread, we will be living with the consequences for many years to come.Our first responsibility is to save lives. That means giving our fantastic NHS staff the time and resources they ...
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Google’s Coronavirus Website Is Nothing Like Trump Described

Google finally unveiled its coronavirus website today. Yes, that website, the one that President Donald Trump said Google was building that the company had no idea it was building. The website, while a good resource to obtain information on covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, is nothing like what…Read more...
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Doctors warn coronavirus could overwhelm NHS ‘within weeks’

Intensive care audit shows sharp rise in admissions to critical care as London hospitals struggle to copeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe numbers of coronavirus patients needing life-or-death care have been doubling every three days, a report by senior doctors has revealed. London is worst affected, but the rest of the UK will soon be hit with a similar surge, the document warns.The audit of intensive care carried out since the epidemic began shows that patients ne...
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Sonic the Hedgehog Is Racing to a Digital Release Earlier Than Expected

As the novel coronavirus continues to shake up, well, everything, media companies have started to adapt. One big change is that digital releases are suddenly much more likely to come sooner rather than later, what with the box office pretty much nonexistent. Read more...
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Twitter Uses Its Blue-Checkmark System for Good and Streamlines Verification for Covid-19 Experts

Twitter has announced that it’s ramping up the verification process for its infamously arcane blue-checkmark system and prioritizing qualified health professionals in the face of this ongoing pandemic.Read more...
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Italy surpasses its own record death toll for a single day, with 793 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

As of March 21, Italy has now recorded a total of nearly 5,000 deaths related to the novel coronavirus, and more than 53,500 infections.
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Patton Oswalt Is the Greatest Kaiju in This Goofy Short Film

Kaiju. Japanese game shows. Patton Oswalt getting beat up. Really, this short film has it all. Read more...
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Trump's Embrace of Unproven Drugs to Treat Coronavirus Defies Science

At a long-winded White House briefing Friday, President Donald Trump enthusiastically and repeatedly promoted the promise of two long-used malaria drugs that are still unproven against the coronavirus but are being tested in clinical trials."I'm a smart guy," he said, while acknowledging he couldn't predict the drugs would work. "I feel good about it. And we're going to see. You're going to see soon enough."But the nation's leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci...
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Saturday's Best Deals: Meat Themometers, Turntables, Super Mario 3D Land, Jackets, and More

A sale on Adidas apparel, a multi use turntable, clearance on a winter jacket, and Super Mario 3D Land headline for Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
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The Magicians Has One Last Musical Episode Up Its Sleeve

Here’s a quick preview.
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Mother dearest: 20 ways to love your mum

Have a movie night in, say thank you and don’t blame her… loving your mother can make all the difference – to your own life as well as hersIf you’re lucky enough still to have her around, there’s no one on earth you go back further with than your mother. The bond between a mother and her adult child can be frenzied and fraught, loaded and exasperating, undermining and energy-sapping. As with all family relationships, so much of what’s going on is unsaid or coded. An outsider can only sense the r...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Science, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Mother's Day, Philippa Perry

Here's why 5G and coronavirus are not connected

Rumors of a supposed connection between coronavirus and the rollout of 5G wireless service in China found a home on social media. Here's what we know.
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An infectious disease expert explains how he stays safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and the hardest precaution he's had to take

Mark Pasternack, a pediatric infectious disease expert at Massachusetts General Hospital, describes how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed his life.
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This New Species Is Named After the Plastic Inside It

Some species are named after beloved teen activists or Lady Gaga. Others are named after plastic. Before science even discovered this deep-sea crustacean, plastic had infiltrated its stomach. So scientists named it accordingly. Meet Eurythenes plasticus.Read more...
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Threat of widespread storms, rain to deter outdoor breaks amid social distancing

An active weather pattern looks to deliver wet weather, and even severe thunderstorms through parts of the country, all before the conclusion of the first week of spring.A storm that will spread a spring snowstorm from the Midwest into the Northeast through Tuesday, will also be responsible for starting off the train of wet weather in the mid-Atlantic."For those looking to take a break from being in their homes by taking a walk around the block or at a neighborhood park, unfortunately, Monday do...
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Google launches Covid-19 page and search portal with safety tips, official stats and more, US-only for now

Google says Coronavirus has become its biggest search topic by a country mile this year, and to continue its efforts to harness that attention in the best possible way, late on Friday the company launched a new information portal dedicated to the pandemic as well as an improved search experience for desktop and mobile. The search experience, Google says, was updated in response to “people’s information needs expanding,” while the new information portal also provides the basic, most useful inf...
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People are stockpiling pot and sales are skyrocketing at dispensaries as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe

From Toronto, to San Francisco, to Amsterdam, cannabis products are flying off the shelves.
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Wintry chill to grip Northeast for the first weekend of spring

Chilly air that surged into the Northeast behind thunderstorms on Friday is set to stick around into the first weekend of spring.The cold air is courtesy of a powerful cold front which moved into the eastern United States behind a storm system on Friday, erasing the springlike temperatures.Locations where the mercury soared into the 70s and 80s F on Friday will likely be replaced with afternoon highs some 20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit lower on Saturday. In a matter of only 10 hours, the tempera...
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Drive-through testing centers are opening around the US — photos show how the makeshift operations check people for coronavirus

As the US lags behind other countries on coronavirus testing, states are opening drive-through centers to speed up the process.
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Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted

The truth about how you can catch coronavirus, how much more elderly people are at risk and what you can do to avoid infectionFind all our coronavirus coverage hereCoronavirus – latest news and updatesWhat are the symptoms and should I see a doctor?Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, whic...
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Washington state bore the brunt of the US's testing problems. It now has a third of all coronavirus deaths in the country — here's a timeline of what went wrong.

As the site of one of the most severe outbreaks in the US, Washington is seeing the consequences of the US's testing blunders and delays.
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Washington state bore the brunt of the US' testing problems. It now has a third of all coronavirus deaths in the country — here's a timeline of what went wrong.

As the site of one of the most severe outbreaks in the US, Washington is seeing the consequences of the US' testing blunders and delays.
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