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Amazon's Trash Chute of a Marketplace Is Now a Hotbed for Products Claiming to 'Kill' Coronavirus

It’s no secret that Amazon’s marketplace is overrun with garbage—literal or otherwise—and that the company struggles and often fails to manage its own massive marketplace that lumps legitimately trustworthy brands and products in with third-party sellers. Amazon’s latest challenge appears to be regulating a burgeoning…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fake, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus

Things Are Not Looking Good for Stopping the Coronavirus

The prospect that the new coronavirus, whose outbreak has been so far largely confined to China, could become a pandemic is seeming more likely today. This week, several countries have reported local clusters of the disease outside of mainland China, suggesting the virus is freely circulating there. Meanwhile, a new…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Outbreaks, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Moscow Using Facial Recognition to Enforce Coronavirus Quarantine of 2,500 Travelers from China

Moscow is using facial recognition technology to enforce a quarantine on thousands of people who arrived in Russia from China, over fears of the new coronavirus that has killed over 2,000 people worldwide, according to a new report from the Moscow Times. The news comes as the virus, which causes an illness dubbed…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, Moscow, Disease, Outbreaks, Sergei Sobyanin, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Moscow Using Facial Recognition

Trump Regime Overruled CDC, Flew Coronavirus-Infected Americans on Plane With Healthy People: Report

The U.S. State Department overruled the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), choosing to bring 14 Americans who were infected with the new coronavirus back from Japan, according to the Washington Post. The new report raises serious questions about the U.S. government’s decisions at a time…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Prisons, Washington Post, Cdc, China, Wuhan, Pandemics, U S State Department, Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Anne Schuchat, Outbreaks, Gordon Chang, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus

2 Cruise Ship Passengers Die of Coronavirus, Raising Death Toll Outside China to 11

Two passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship currently docked in Yokohama, Japan have died from COVID-19, according to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. They’re the first passengers from the cruise ship to die since it was put under quarantine on February 5, raising Japan’s death toll from the new coronavirus to…Read more...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Japan, Science, China, Iran, Disease, Yokohama Japan, Outbreaks, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Shincheonji Church of Jesus

Scientists Create Atomic-Level Image of the New Coronavirus's Potential Achilles Heel

Scientists studying the new coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people in China have published an atomic-resolution image of the protein that the virus uses to gain access to cells. This feat, which was accomplished using a Nobel Prize-winning method, could aid in the development of treatments or…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Epidemiology, Cryo EM, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Sony Backs Out Of PAX East Over Coronavirus Concerns

PlayStation is pulling out of PAX East due to “increasing concerns” related to the illness colloquially known as the coronavirus, it said on the PlayStation blog today. Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Sony, Kotaku Core, PAX East, Coronavirus

Global Death Toll from COVID-19 Surpasses 2,000, Though China Maintains Outbreak Slowing Down

More than 2,000 people have died from the ongoing outbreak of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing the latest figures including an updated tally from China’s National Health Comission.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, China, Cnn, Outbreak, 2019 Ncov, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID, National Health Comission

Why Are HIV Drugs Being Used to Treat the New Coronavirus?

On Tuesday, the Japanese government announced it will begin clinical trials to test treatments for the deadly new coronavirus that’s engulfed China and spread to over two dozen countries. Rather than new drugs, they’ll be studying existing medications already used to treat HIV and other viral diseases. But why exactly…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Chinese Media Declares Hospital Director Dead From COVID-19, Then Alive, Then Dead Again

Liu Zhiming, the 51-year-old director of Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan, China, died at 10:54 AM local time Tuesday morning after being infected with coronavirus, according to the Wuhan Health Commission. Multiple Chinese state media outlets like the People’s Daily and Global Times reported Liu’s death yesterday but…Read more...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, Cambodia, Flu, Wuhan, Pandemics, Weibo, Liu, Yokohama, Hubei Province, Wuhan China, Outbreaks, Diamond Princess

With the Arrival of Infected Cruise Ship Passengers, U.S. Practically Doubles Its Cases of Coronavirus

On Monday, the U.S. flew in more than 300 Americans after they spent almost two weeks stuck on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which had seen hundreds of its passengers test positive for COVID-19, the official name for the coronavirus. However, among the people that came back to the U.S. were 14 passengers that…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Disease, Coronavirus

China Enlists Tech Titans to Help It Track Coronavirus With Color-Based QR Codes: Report

In its latest dystopian stab at curbing the spread of COVID-19, the Chinese government has employed two of the biggest tech giants in Asia to help it roll out a nationwide color-based tracking system to keep tabs on those suffering from coronavirus symptoms, according to a new Reuters report.Read more...
Tags: Asia, Science, China, Alibaba, Tencent, World Health Organization, Reuters, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID

The First Death from Coronavirus Outside Asia Has Been Reported in France

France reported the first death due to coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, outside Asia on Saturday. According to health authorities, the victim was an 80-year-old Chinese tourist from the Hubei province, the center of the outbreak, who arrived in France on Jan. 16. The man was hospitalized shortly after his…Read more...
Tags: Health, Asia, Europe, Science, France, Hubei, Coronavirus

Another Tech Event Canceled Over Coronavirus Concerns, This Time in the Bay Area

Facebook will no longer hold its global marketing summit in San Francisco next month, the company announced Friday, in what many are calling the Bay Area’s first reported cancelation attributed to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, San Francisco, Bay Area, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19

China Using Drones in Increasingly Dystopian Ways to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak

Authorities in China have deployed drones to combat the spread of coronavirus in a variety of ways since the outbreak began, including disinfectant drones and drones that fly around with a loudspeaker to tell people they should keep their masks on. But there’s another way that police in China have started to use…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Drones, Robots, Jetsons, Outbreaks, Children of Men, Tiktok, Coronavirus, Covid 19

China Reports 6 Health Workers Dead and 1,716 Sickened by Coronavirus

Health officials in China announced on Friday that the new coronavirus has sickened at least 1,716 health care workers and killed six. Roughly 87 percent of those health workers infected with COVID-19 were in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, according to Chinese state media outlet China Daily.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, Pneumonia, Hubei, Outbreaks, CGTN, Diamond Princess, National Health Commission, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Zeng Yixin, China Reports 6 Health Workers Dead

The Coronavirus Robot Is Real Swole But Real Dumb

The coronavirus robot has one thing going for it: out of all the androids that have asked me if I’ve experienced diarrhea in the past seven days, this one is definitely the most swole. Sadly, the machine (called Promobot) is also a total himbo—ultimately just a laggy iPad attached to a large, imposingly muscular metal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Robots, Promobot, Coronavirus, Disruption Has Its Limits

China Reports Over 15,000 Coronavirus Cases in Single Day Using New Diagnostic Guidelines

China reported 15,152 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, according to state broadcaster Xinhua, the largest jump in a single day and up significantly from the few thousand confirmed cases China typically reports daily. Chinese health authorities also reported 254 new deaths, the largest number in a single day…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, China, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Xinhua, Centers for Disease Control, Hubei Province, Scott Gottlieb, Ying Yong, Jiang Chaoliang, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Please Do Not Drink Silver to Kill the Coronavirus

Wherever mass tragedy strikes, there will be vulturous hucksters looking to take advantage of people’s fears. The outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus in China and other countries is no exception. Medical quacks are already trying to sell the very bad idea of swallowing silver to ward off the virus—something that’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Scams, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Mobile World Congress Cancelled Over Coronavirus Fears [Update: GSMA Confirms]

Companies have been canceling appearances at Mobile World Congress 2020 left and right—to the point where GSMA, the conference’s organizer, has decided to pull the plug on the event entirely. Read more...
Tags: Science, MWC, Mwc 2020, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Rip Mwc 2020

Cruise Ship Previously Rejected by Five Countries Over Virus Fears Will Finally Be Allowed to Dock

The Westerdam cruise ship will be allowed to dock in Cambodia, according to a new statement from cruise ship operator Holland America Line. The ship had previously been refused entry by five countries over concerns that passengers might have been infected with the new coronavirus that has killed 1,116 and sickened…Read more...
Tags: Cruises, Health, Japan, Science, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Who, World Health Organization, Outbreak, Viruses, Cruise Ships, Holland America, Carnival Cruises, Sihanoukville, Guam

There's Now an Official Name for the Wuhan Coronavirus Illness

The World Health Organization has finally come up with a name for the illness caused by a newly discovered coronavirus that’s infected at least 40,000 people and killed over 1,000 worldwide. Meanwhile, scientists elsewhere have coined a new name for the virus itself.Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Outbreaks, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Cruise Ship Denied Entry by Multiple Countries Over Coronavirus Fears Despite Having No Cases

The government of Thailand has denied a Dutch-based cruise ship entry to its ports over coronavirus fears, despite the fact that no one on board has any signs of the illness that has killed at least 1,018 people and sickened over 43,000 globally.Read more...
Tags: Cruises, Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, Thailand, Bangkok, Cruise Ships, Holland America, Westerdam, Anutin Charnvirakul, Coronavirus, Ms Westerdam, Hollad, Diamon Princess, World Dream

Sony, TCL, and Amazon Pull Back on MWC Plans Due to Fear of Coronavirus

Following similar announcements from companies including LG, Nvidia, and Ericsson, Sony, TCL, and Amazon have just announced today that they too will pull back on their plans to attend Mobile World Congress 2020. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Android, Science, Smartphones, MWC, Trade Shows, Mwc 2020, Coronavirus, LG NVIDIA, Coronavirus Already Screwing Up Mwc, Sony TCL, Amazon Pull Back, Ericsson Sony TCL

Coronavirus Cases on Cruise Ship Skyrocket as China Records Highest Single-Day Death Toll

The number of coronavirus cases on a cruise ship currently docked in Yokohama, Japan has dramatically risen by 65, bringing the total number of cases linked to the passenger vessel to 135, according to Japan’s NHK News. Read more...
Tags: Cruises, Japan, Science, China, Public Health, Xi Jinping, Who, World Health Organization, Outbreak, Wuhan, Cruise Ships, Sars, Yokohama Japan, Katsunobu Kato, NCP, Diamond Princess

Nvidia is the First U.S. Company to Pull Out of Mobile World Congress Over Coronavirus Risks

The Mobile World Congress (MWC), the wireless industry’s premiere event of the year, has lost its first U.S. attendee. Nvidia has announced that it will not attend MWC in Barcelona, Spain due to concerns over coronavirus, making it the fourth exhibitor to withdraw or scale back its participation in the event.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Nvidia, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona Spain, Coronavirus, First U S Company

Coronavirus Has Now Killed More People Than SARS Worldwide

The coronavirus outbreak has been compared to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic of 2002-2003 for obvious reasons. Both diseases originated in China, are caused by a similar virus and are believed to have originated in wild animal markets. However, new data released this weekend reveal that…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Sars, Coronavirus

Coronavirus Has Now Killed More People Than SARS

The coronavirus outbreak has been compared to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic of 2002-2003 for obvious reasons. Both diseases originated in China, are caused by a similar virus and are believed to have originated in wild animal markets. However, new data released this weekend reveal that…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Sars, Coronavirus

Ongoing Coronavirus Outbreak Postpones Reopening of Apple Stores in China

Apple told its Chinese employees that although it would be working on reopening its corporate offices and contact centers in the country next week, retail stores would remain closed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Science, China, Apple Stores, Coronavirus

Coronavirus Fears May Bring Mobile World Congress to a Halt

The wireless industry’s biggest event of the year, Mobile World Congress, is still on the books for the end of February, but now the trade show’s future is in doubt after one of its largest exhibitors just pulled out due to the spread of Wuhan coronavirus.Read more...
Tags: Science, Wuhan, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Coronavirus

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