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These are the two COVID-19 data sites I incessantly check

Even tho they are only updated once a day (at most) I check, check and re-check 91-divoc and the IHME COVID-19 Projections. The linear scale graphs on 91-divoc have given me the best picture of 'is the curve flattening' for the regions I watch. Tribalism runs rampant during Trump's Pandemic and I am naturally more focused on the regions where my loved ones live. IHME's projections give me an idea about what to expect based on data and models they've explained and I can trust. What comes ...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, News, Research, US news, Data, Trump, Pandemic, Stay Informed, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Data Over Propaganda, Death Count

Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million Worldwide as Deaths Top 50,000

The world reached two somber milestones this Thursday. There have now been more than 1 million reported cases of covid-19, the pandemic disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Earlier in the day, the reported death toll climbed past 50,000. Both numbers undersell the damage that covid-19 has wrought…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

We’re heading into the last week of March, though it may not seem that way since 2020 feels like it’s lasted a few decades at this point. A worldwide pandemic will do that. Here’s to hoping that on April Fool’s Day, we’ll all wake up to find this has just been an elaborate, communal dream sequence put in motion by…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Voting, Air Pollution, Drones, Alaska, Dinosaurs, Sci Fi, Westworld, New Mexico, Best of the week, Raptor, Pandemic, Hippos, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus

Clearstep’s COVID-19 chat-based screener goes in-depth to preserve healthcare resources

There are a growing number of symptom checker and screening tools that you can use at home if you suspect you might have contracted the new coronavirus that is causing the global COVID-19 pandemic. Most of these are relatively simple, including around three or four questions that basically cover the top reported symptoms experienced by anyone who has confirmed to have had the disease. Chatbot-based symptom checking software startup Clearstep has created its own COVID-19 screener, which goes more...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Florida, Science, Medicine, Cdc, Articles, Tech, Heart Attack, United States, Disease, Infection, Mobile Device, Johns Hopkins University, Chatbot

Small Trial Finds No Evidence That Hydroxychloroquine Works Against Covid-19

A small trial from China may already throw into question whether a treatment touted as a way to save people with severe covid-19 can really work. It found no evidence that the existing drug hydroxychloroquine alone was more effective for patients hospitalized with the novel coronavirus than standard care. However, the…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

New coronavirus research suggests vaccines developed to treat it could be long-lasting

A new study from Italian researchers suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic currently causing a global health crisis, is relatively slow to mutate – meaning that any effective vaccine that is developed to prevent people from getting infected should be broadly effective across geographically separated populations, and over a relatively long period of time. The research, conducted by two independent teams working separate from one another, including s...
Tags: Health, TC, UK, Science, Medicine, Tech, Rome, United Kingdom, Flu, Viruses, Wuhan, Thermo Fisher Scientific, John Hopkins University, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Ancona University Hospital

Kinsa’s fever map could show just how crucial it is to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread

Smart thermometer maker Kinsa has been working on building accurate, predictive models of how seasonal illnesses like the flu travel in and among communities — and its fever map is finding new utility as the novel coronavirus pandemic grows globally. While Kinsa’s US Health Weather Map has no way of tracking the spread of COVID-19 specifically, as it looks only at fevers tied to geographic data, it could provide easy-to-grasp early indicators of the positive effects of social distancing and i...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, US, Tech, Model, United States, New York Times, Dalziel, Miami, Influenza, Kinsa, Ben

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...
Tags: Science, Movies, Theatre, Disney, Theaters, Streaming, Video On Demand, Live Streaming, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Google Assistant Now Sings You Through the Proper Way to Wash Your Hands

As part of a collab with the World Health Organization, Google announced a new Assistant command Friday to walk (or, rather, sing) users through one of the most basic yet crucial defenses against spreading potentially fatal contagions: washing your hands.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Pandemic, Google Assistant, Coronavirus, Covid 19, World Health Organization Google

What We Think We Know About the Coronavirus Is Going to Keep Changing

With new information about the novel coronavirus seemingly arriving every hour on the hour, it’s perfectly understandable to feel confused and discombobulated. With that in mind, here’s a mantra I’ve held close to my hopefully healthy lungs for almost three months now: The things we think we know about covid-19 are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

The subreddit r/coronavirus is a pretty great COVID-19 news source with 1.2M+ members

About a million of the people who are members of the Reddit discussion group r/coronavirus joined in just the past week. The subreddit is getting some recognition now as a pretty reliably good source of community-moderated news and information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Probably helps that the subreddit's team of volunteer content moderators include people like Emerson Boggs, 25, a Ph.D. student and virologist at the University of Pittsburgh. Other members of that volunteer mod group include...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Nbc, Nbc News, Reddit, Outbreak, John Torres, Boggs, Pandemic, April Glaser, Olivia Solon, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Emerson Boggs

YouTube Launches Verified Coronavirus Coverage Hub on Homepage

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, YouTube announced Thursday that its homepage will now feature a news shelf of trustworthy COVID-19 coverage for users to easily source up-to-date news.Read more...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Youtube, Social Media, Reddit, Outbreak, Conspiracy Theories, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Sen. Richard Burr Sold Up to $1.56 Million in Stock While Publicly Saying U.S. Is Ready for Coronavirus

Just a few weeks before telling wealthy constituents in private that the global spread of the coronavirus would be “akin to the 1918 pandemic” and while he was in a position to receive briefings from intelligence agencies on the matter, Senate Intelligence Committee chair and Republican Senator Richard Burr sold off…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Congress, Outbreak, Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen Richard Burr, Richard Burr, Pandemic, Hmmm, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Your Racism Is Showing: Coronavirus and the Racist History of Pandemics

Coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, has traveled across the world, and its numbers—of new infections and deaths—are quite distressing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, Healthcare, Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, Pandemic, Coronavirus Pandemic

Real Number of U.S. Coronavirus Cases Could Be as High as 150,000, New Estimates Suggest

The official tally of covid-19 in America is climbing steeply as more people are finally being tested, with at least 80,000 people tested and more than 8,000 reported cases as of March 19. But preliminary forecasts created by epidemiologists paint a far grimmer picture of the novel coronavirus’s spread in the U.S.: We…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

How to survive social distancing according to science

Social distancing asks us to repress our evolutionary desire for human contact and interaction. Experts worry long periods of the practice will have unforeseen consequences on our mental health. We look at seven ways to help us mitigate social distancing's harmful effects. In response to the COVID-19, government and public health officials have asked us to steer clear of each other. Called "social distancing," the idea is to limit the transmission of the disease by lessening the contact we hav...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Cdc, Relationships, Africa, Happiness, Mental Health, Depression, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Community, Disease, Npr, University of Florida

USDA Fights to Take Away Food Stamps From 700,000 Americans Despite Pandemic

The Trump regime is continuing to argue in federal court that it should be allowed to take away food stamps from roughly 700,000 Americans on April 1, according to a new report from the Associated Press. The news comes as covid-19 has already sickened at least 9,415 Americans and killed 150, with many cities going…Read more...
Tags: Science, Usda, Fox News, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, Pandemic, President Trump, Sonny Perdue, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Covid-19 Is Already Wreaking Havoc on the Blood Supply

Covid-19 is expected to tear through the already fragile U.S. healthcare system, as waves of pneumonia and severe respiratory illness begin to flood the country’s emergency rooms and hospitals. But the outbreak is also imperiling a vital part of our medical infrastructure: the blood supply.Read more...
Tags: Science, Blood Donation, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

How Medical Students May Help Fight Covid-19

The global coronavirus outbreak will continue to change our lives in ways we can’t yet anticipate. But one of the more relevant questions about this upheaval, given fears that covid-19 will overwhelm our hospitals and doctors, is how medical schools plan to respond to the pandemic and whether medical students will…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

How Optimistic Should We Be About the First Covid-19 Vaccine Trial?

On Monday, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced they had started the first human trial of a possible vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind covid-19, with the first test subject receiving their shot that very day. But while this trial, based in Seattle, and other upcoming ones are certainly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Vaccines, Seattle, U S National Institutes of Health NIH, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

We Failed to Track Early Covid-19 Cases, So Here's What Happens Now

For many people in the U.S. who fear they’re already sick with covid-19, the past few weeks have been a confusing maze of bureaucracy and inadequacy, only to be told at the end that they won’t be able to get tested.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Covid-19 Is Spreading Far and Wide From People Who Don't Feel Sick, New Research Finds

More and more research is starting to confirm a troubling suspicion scientists have had about covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus: People without symptoms can not only spread the infection but are actually fueling its pandemic spread across the globe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Trump Extends Travel Ban to UK and Ireland, Tests Negative for COVID-19

Now if only we could get him to stop shaking so many people’s hands.Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, White House, Ireland, Outbreak, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Pandemic, National Emergency, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Trump Extends Travel Ban

What the Fuck Was That?

Donald Trump announced a national emergency over the outbreak of the novel coronavirus spreading across the country on Friday, for some reason bringing along the CEOs of some of America’s largest companies to trot up to the podium and explain the merits of public-private partnerships that they’ve formed with the feds.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, America, Outbreak, Donald Trump, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Latest Science on Covid-19: First U.S. Transmission, China's Elusive Patient Zero, and More

Our scientific knowledge of covid-19 and the coronavirus that causes it, SARS-CoV-2, is fast expanding. And while much of this research is preliminary, released on preprint servers not yet peer reviewed, it nonetheless could provide key insights about a pandemic that’s set to drastically affect the world for some…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Countries Move to Stop Empty "Ghost Flights"

The coronavirus pandemic has put many of the worst things about the global economy into sharp relief. The Trump administration is considering prioritizing oil companies over healthcare, New York is paying people in prison less than a dollar an hour to make state-branded hand sanitizer, and internationally, airlines…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Flying, Pollution, Greenhouse Gases, Trump, Pandemic, Coronavirus

WHO Officially Declares a Pandemic, Decries 'Alarming Levels of Inaction'

COVID-19’s spread around the globe has passed the point of no return, according to the World Health Organization. On Wednesday, WHO officially declared the outbreak of disease caused by a novel coronavirus a pandemic, the second to have occurred in the 21st century. Meanwhile, the U.S. is scrambling to make screening…Read more...
Tags: Science, World Health Organization, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, World Health Organization On Wednesday WHO

Google Asks All U.S. Staff to Work From Home as COVID-19 Spreads

Google has asked all of its North American employees—well over 100,000, counting all those working under parent company Alphabet, and a similarly massive number of contractors—to work from home due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Business Insider reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Medicine, Microsoft, Outbreak, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Google Asks All U S Staff

You Should Probably Cancel That Thing

Judging from my inbox and the daily requests for advice I’m now getting from co-workers and friends, it’s safe to say that many people are wondering about how the coronavirus should affect their immediate plans—and the somber truth is that it should affect them a lot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Why Won't the WHO Call This a Pandemic?

This weekend, the coronavirus outbreak officially reached more than 100 countries, touching every continent but Antartica. China is no longer the only hotspot, with large epidemics currently affecting South Korea, Iran, and Italy, while other countries like the U.S. are almost certainly dealing with huge numbers of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Italy, World Health Organization, Pandemic, South Korea Iran, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Antartica China

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