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Many 'Flu' Cases in Seattle This Winter Were Actually Covid-19, Study Finds

The start of the covid-19 pandemic in the U.S. may have been earlier and far larger than official records indicate, according to a new study. Researchers found that a substantial portion of people, including children, in Seattle who were suspected of having the flu this past winter likely had covid-19 instead. It also…Read more...
Tags: Science, Flu, Seattle, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Covid-19 Testing Center Opens on Disney World Property [Updated]

The Most Magical Place on Earth might be open , but at least its cast members now have a place nearby to see if it’s impacted them. Walt Disney World finally has a covid-19 testing center that can serve park employees and their families, following repeated demands from one of the park’s unions. Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Unions, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Disney World Property

Everything Seemed to Just... Stop

Tags: Work, Science, Labor, Sick Days, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Google Assistant Now Resorting to Singing a Song to Get People to Wear Masks

Back in March, the Google Assistant learned a new song that detailed the proper technique and duration for washing your hands as a way to help combat the spread of germs and viruses. But just this week, it appears the Google Assistant has learned a new tune that reminds people to put on a mask before going out in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Masks, Ai, Digital Assistant, Consumer Tech, Google Assistant, Covid 19, Just Wear A Mask, Google Assistant Learns A New Ditty

Facebook Will Now Tell You Where That Viral Covid-19 Story Came From

Back in June, Facebook rolled out a new feature that tells its mobile app users if an article they are about to share is more than three months old. While users aren’t prevented from sharing an older article, Facebook said at the time it was an attempt to get people to stop and think about what they were about to…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Misinformation, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Facebook Will Now Tell

Florida Sheriff Bans Masks As State's Covid-19 Death Toll Breaks New Daily Record

Billy Woods, the sheriff of central Florida’s Marion County, banned masks for all deputies and visitors to the sheriff’s office starting Tuesday, according to a new report from the Ocala Star Banner—a strange decision to make in the middle of a pandemic that’s still wildly out of control.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Activism, Masks, Marion County, OCALA, Ocala Star Banner, Billy Woods, Kent Guinn, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Anti Mask

Alamo Will Now Let You Watch Movies the Way You've Always Wanted—Alone

Well, folks, Alamo is finally letting its customers view movies the way they’ve always dreamed: in a private theater with a hand-selected group of friends and family and without some snotty kid kicking your seat the whole time. The bad news is that we’re still very much in the middle of a global pandemic, and right…Read more...
Tags: Science, Alamo, Alamo Drafthouse, Movie Theaters, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Russia Approved a Covid-19 Vaccine Because It Can

Vladimir Putin has laid claim to the first covid-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow. On Tuesday, he announced on state television that Russia had approved the vaccine, saying that “I know that it works quite effectively, it forms a stable immunity.” This…Read more...
Tags: Science, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Moscow, Coronavirus, Covid 19

New York Comic Con Has Been Canceled, Will Move Online

The stretch of sad (but predictable) convention news continues. New York Comic Con 2020, meant to take place in October in Manhattan, has been canceled because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Instead, ReedPop will be partnering with YouTube to move the convention online, similar to what San Diego Comic-Con did last…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Youtube, Manhattan, Conventions, New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, New York Comic Con 2020

Bill Gates Says U.S. Covid-19 Testing Program Is a ‘Screw-Job’ With an Easy Fix

Billionaire tech legend Bill Gates says testing for coronavirus in the U.S. has been a “screw-job” that’s providing very little value because test results aren’t coming back quickly enough. Most Americans are waiting several days and sometimes weeks to get their covid-19 test results, something that Gates says can be…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Microsoft, Cdc, Bill Gates, Vaccines, Donald Trump, Gates, Ted Talk, President Trump, Seema Verma, Coronavirus, Covid 19

'Most Americans now know someone who has been infected with COVID-19'

“The U.S. has reached a landmark of sorts in its so far not very successful battle with the virus that causes Covid-19 — most Americans now know someone who has been infected,” writes Justin Fox at Bloomberg, about coronavirus social data from Navigator Research, shown above. From Navigator Research: Key takeaways: • Trump’s approval ratings on handling the pandemic remain deeply underwater. • For the first time since the pandemic began, a majority of Americans know someone who has been i...
Tags: Post, New York, Science, News, China, Bloomberg, US news, Public Health, Italy, Trump, Continental Europe, Justin Fox, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Navigator Research

MTA: If Only Masked iPhone Users Could Unlock Their Phones Some Other Way

New York’s public transportation agency would like Apple to come up with some way of unlocking phones that doesn’t involve passengers lowering their masks to use Face ID, according to ABC News.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, New York, Science, Subway, Public Health, Public Transit, Mta, Buses, Public Transportation, Face Masks, Face Id, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Georgia School in Viral Photo Closes Indefinitely Following Covid-19 Outbreak

Administrators at a Georgia High School got a taste of the Streisand Effect last week when they suspended two students for shared images of students navigating packed hallways between classes while a pandemic rages across the state. The photo went viral and one student used the free time to do TV news hits. Now, the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Georgia, Schools, Georgia School, Georgia High School, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Let's Check in on How Coal's Doing During the Pandemic

Big Oil has hogged the spotlight of fossil fuels in decline since the coronavirus pandemic began. Which, sure, it’s news that some of the richest companies on Earth have floundered once everyone decided to stay home. Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Coal Comfort

Cats Can Get And Spread the Coronavirus to Other Cats, Study Finds

A new study is the latest to bring some mixed news when it comes to covid-19 and cats. The study found evidence that cats infected with the coronavirus that causes covid-19 can easily spread it to other cats within two days of exposure. However, none of these cats documented in the study become sick once infected,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Pets, Coronavirus, Covid 19

U.S. Issues Bizarre Warning About 'Health Risks' in New Zealand During Covid-19 Pandemic

The U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning for New Zealand this week, warning Americans to exercise “increased caution” because the country poses a “health risk” due to the covid-19 pandemic. In reality, New Zealand hasn’t had community spread of the coronavirus in months and has just 23 active cases of the…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Science, Canada, New Zealand, Disease, U S State Department, US State Department, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus, Covid 19, U S Issues Bizarre Warning About Health Risks

This Devious—And Mostly Legal—Ad Scam Is Bleeding Small Businesses Dry

For the past few months, a lot of folks—this reporter included—have watched their favorite local bookstores, pizza joints, and coffeeshops get systematically gutted by the economic tumult that came with the current pandemic. Back in April, academics predicted that this economic carnage would result in over 100,000 of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Small Business, Cybersecurity, Ad Fraud, Covid 19, E Crimes

Covid-19 Sent a Healthy 40-Year-Old Man Into Life-Threatening Catatonia, Doctors Say

A man’s encounter with covid-19 likely led to him experiencing life-threatening catatonia that erased days of his memory, according to doctors in Sweden. Though the man was able to recover without serious brain damage thanks to prompt treatment, the doctors warn that the man’s case may highlight a never-before-seen…Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Brains, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Neurological

Honestly I Just Want to Get Off This Ride

Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? How are you coping with reopening? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line “My Covid Story” and…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Sick Days, Essential Workers, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Frontline Workers, Corona Stories

Facebook Finally Deletes a Trump Post Over Coronavirus Misinformation

Facebook has finally done the least it could do, for the first time ever deleting a post by Donald Trump for spreading misinformation about the novel coronavirus. Twitter in turn restricted Trump’s re-election campaign account from tweeting at all until it deleted an identical post.Read more...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, Technology, Social Media, Donald Trump, Finally, Trump, Misinformation, Pandemic, Trump Post, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Southwest Has Decided Not to Sanitize Your Seat Belt as Frequently

Southwest Airlines is reportedly scaling back its sanitation efforts between flights, with flight crew being told that sanitizing seat beats and armrests will not be part of this process. The airline said the new policy is focused on “optimizing” staff and shifting heavy cleaning to evenings.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Flights, Southwest Airlines, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Common Cold Coronaviruses Might Prime the Immune System to Recognize SARS-CoV-2

A group of scientists think they’re closer to understanding why some people’s immune systems seem to recognize the coronavirus that causes covid-19, despite the person never having been infected by it. The team’s new research released Monday suggests that past infections with much milder but related coronaviruses that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Immunity, T cells, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Pranksters Stream Porn During Zoom Hearing for Alleged 17-Year-Old Twitter Hacker

Pranksters disrupted judicial hearings on Wednesday for the 17-year-old Florida kid who allegedly hijacked the accounts of prominent Twitter users last month, according to multiple people on the teleconference call. There were several intrusions during the first attempt at the hearing, and it was finally stopped after…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Porn, Pornography, Pornhub, Pandemics, Video Calls, Video Calling, Zoom, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Our Garbage Zoom

Zombie Stories Are Going to Have to Change

At the core of every book, video game, television series, or movie involving a zombie apocalypse is an idea about humanity’s drive to consume, or how easy it would be for civilizations to crumble in the midst of an unforeseen disaster. Like, for instance, the sudden spread of a deadly virus that swept its way across…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Zombies, Resident Evil, Plagues, The Last of Us, Contagion, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Train To Busan Peninsula, Pendemics

Science Twitter Got Catfished by a Fake Professor Who 'Died From Covid'

A bizarre saga of events played out on social media over the weekend, embroiling much of the close-knit world of scientists, academics, and researchers on Twitter. It started with accusations that Arizona State University’s actions had exposed one of their faculty members, an Indigenous woman and anthropologist, to an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hoaxes, Arizona State University, BethAnn McLaughlin, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sciencing_bi

Drastic Decline in ER Visits Suggests Many People Avoided Critical Medical Care in March and April

A new study out Monday seems to confirm anecdotal reports from health care workers: Emergency rooms across the U.S. saw a massive decline in visits in March and April, possibly because people feared contracting covid-19 if they sought medical care.Read more...
Tags: Science, Emergency, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Testing Czar Admits Covid-19 Tests Have 'Limited Utility' When Pandemic Is Out of Control

The person overseeing America’s national covid-19 testing strategy, Adm. Brett Giroir, admitted on Sunday that tests and contact tracing are of “limited utility” when an outbreak of disease is raging in a completely uncontrolled manner. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic is completely out of control in the vast…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Tests, Brett Giroir, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Ancient Microbes, Virtual Comic-Con, and Mind-Boggling Sperm, Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Since the world is both metaphorically and, in some places, literally on fire these days, I’ve replaced doomscrolling through my feeds with something more wholesome to preserve my already perennially shaky mental state: farming sims. Nice try, depressing news, but I can’t hear you when I’m 100+ hours deep in Stardew…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Farming, Power Rangers, Sperm, Comic Con, Big Oil, Best of the week, Umbrella Academy, Best Of Gizmodo, Stardew, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Verticalfarming

Birx Says Coronavirus Outbreak Is 'Extraordinarily Widespread,' Recommends Some Wear Masks at Home

Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, sent an alarming message about the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. on Sunday. Birx said that what the country is experiencing now is different than in March and April, which saw the rapid acceleration of virus transmission in the country. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, White House, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Deborah Birx, Birx

Creepy Doll Annabelle Is Just as Restless in Quarantine as Everyone Else

The Conjuring breakout star/creepy, creepy doll Annabelle is facing her own sort of quarantine: unable to shoot more spooky movies, she’s forced to live on the New Line Cinema lot, more or less entirely alone. How has she been coping? According to this filmed short, about as well as everyone else. Which is to say:…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Warner Bros, Annabelle, New Line Cinema, Quarantine, The Conjuring, Annabelle Comes Home, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

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