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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

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

How Coronavirus and Climate Change Show the Limits of Globalization

Over the past few decades, the world has become connected in unprecedented ways. And in 2020, we’re living with those impacts in full force.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Globalization, Wuhan Virus, Covid 19, Fuck Fossil Fuels

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

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

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

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

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