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Trump's Executive Order on Social Media Is the Worst Kind of Bullshit

On Thursday, Donald Trump escalated his inane, frothing, and mostly one-sided feud with Twitter and other social media companies he has accused of silencing right-wing voices online to a dangerous, legally questionable new level.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Technology, Fcc, Social Media, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Trump, Tech Policy, The Mods Mods Act


UK coronavirus live: Britain claps for carers and celebrates frontline workers

Johnson unveils lockdown relaxation measures; Durham police say they won’t take further against against Cummings; UK death toll rises by 377 to 37,837Full story: groups of six can meet in England from MondayScientists warn R-rate still very high amid lockdown relaxationDominic Cummings potentially broke lockdown rules, say policeGlobal coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.24pm BST That’s it from me, Nadeem Badshah. To continue following our coronavirus coverage, check...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, France, UK News, Britain, Paris, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Durham, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Nadeem Badshah, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: groups of six people can meet outside in England from Monday; No 10 backs Cummings

Boris Johnson unveils lockdown relaxation measures; Durham police say there will be no further action against No 10 adviser over breach of lockdown rules; UK death toll rises by 377 to 37,837Full story: Cummings potentially broke lockdown rules, say policeJacob Rees-Mogg accused of bungling Commons return NHS will keep data of people with coronavirus for 20 yearsGlobal coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.30pm BST Vallance says the most recent ONS figures suggest:The ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, NHS, Boris Johnson, Ons, Durham, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Patrick Vallance, Rees Mogg, Vallance, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: UK coronavirus live: No 10 backs Cummings after police conclude possible 'minor breach' of rules

Durham police say there will be no further action against No 10 adviser over breach of lockdown rulesTory anger at Cummings grows as dozens of MPs defy Boris JohnsonHancock: it is public’s ‘civic duty’ to follow test-and-trace instructionsGovernment target of 200,000 Covid-19 tests ‘meaningless’ – expertsGlobal coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.24pm BST Here is the full statement issued by Durham police to say Dominic Cummings will not face further action.On March ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, Boris Johnson, Durham, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Durham Constabulary, Coronavirus outbreak, Boris JohnsonHancock


UK coronavirus live: Durham police fined two people for travelling from London

Fines came a week after Dominic Cummings made similar journey, police reveal, as statement on adviser’s trip expectedTory anger at Cummings grows as dozens of MPs defy Boris JohnsonHancock: it is public’s ‘civic duty’ to follow test-and-trace instructionsGovernment target of 200,000 Covid-19 tests ‘meaningless’ – expertsGlobal coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.27pm BST The Speaker, Lindsay Hoyle, has written to MPs regarding the early recall of parliament next wee...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, UK News, House, Boris Johnson, Durham, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Lindsay Hoyle, Suella Braverman, Coronavirus outbreak, Boris JohnsonHancock


How Netflix’s Space Force Acts Like a Parallel Universe to Our Own

Fans looking to blame something or someone that the American version of The Office hasn’t returned need only look to the stars. In the seven years since that show’s end, its creator and executive producer Greg Daniels has been working almost solely on shows with space or sci-fi themes. His latest show, Netflix’s Space…Read more...
Tags: Space, Politics, Comedy, Science, Interview, Office, Netflix, Military, Streaming, Steve Carell, Donald Trump, Greg Daniels, Space Force


Anger over Dominic Cummings' actions has 'encouraged lockdown rule-breaking'

Government scientific adviser warns rejection of guidance raises risk of virus resurgenceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA scientific adviser to the government has warned that public anger over the conduct of Dominic Cummings has encouraged some people to break lockdown rules, raising the risk of a resurgence in coronavirus infections. Related: Tory revolt grows as minister resigns over Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, Dominic Cummings, Coronavirus outbreak


It’s time to shark up y’all

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola Earthlings, A few months back, when our beards were shorter and our fuses were longer, we collectively took solace in Netflix‘s “Tiger King” and Nintendo’s Animal Crossings: New Horizons. Remember that? Those were simpler times. We identified with the tigers in their cages – not only were they locked up, but some...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, Newsletter, Tech, Netflix, Nintendo, Coronavirus


Everyone wants to 'follow the science'. But we can't waste time on blame

The Royal Society president says scientists must not be made scapegoats for policy failuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn 1981, a virus that had jumped the species barrier some decades earlier to infect humans began to wreak havoc among the gay community in San Francisco and New York. A taskforce was set up to study the cause of this disease, and it took a few years to identify HIV as the definitive cause of Aids and its genome to be sequenced, and nearly 15 years...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, Science, San Francisco, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Aids and HIV, Royal Society, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Cannabis is more effective at preventing and treating COVID-19 than hydroxychloroquine

A team of scientists from Canada have identified at least 13 strains of cannabis sativa they believe can aid in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The President of the United States of America has spent the past few weeks touting a dangerous drug called hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic treatment for COVID-19. Unfortunately, the president’s expertise is in reality TV, not medicine. Several studies have shown that hydroxychloroquine, a drug designed to treat malaria, has dangerous side-...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, Insights, Tech, Canada, Donald Trump, United States of America, Coronavirus


Ministers rejected school reopening plan recommended by Sage experts

Documents reveal that PM’s current plan was not among those modelled for scientistsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA low-risk scenario where pupils in England would attend school on alternating weeks was presented to the government as the most likely way to gain popular support before ministers instead settled on their plan for a widespread reopening on 1 June, newly published papers have revealed.The government’s plan for reopening schools to entire classes of recept...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Science, Education, Children, Society, UK News, Schools, Education policy, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: former Tory party chair says NHS surcharge 'immoral' and 'monstrous'

Row over making migrant care workers pay NHS surcharge deepensFewer young adults sticking to lockdown rules, study showsBoohoo and biotech firm develop saliva home testing kitCoronavirus global updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coverage 12.16pm BST The London assembly has said it will resume its investigation into Boris Johnson after the IOPC ruled against undertaking a criminal investigation over his ties to US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri while he was London mayor. ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, London, US, Conservative, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Johnson, Chris Patten, Greater London Authority, Emma Barnett


UK coronavirus live: launch test and trace or risk second wave, NHS leaders warn

Government told it is running out of time to kick off testing systemCoronavirus global updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coverage 7.55am BST My esteemed colleague Sarah Boseley has written a very good explainer on the government’s test, track and trace strategy, which is dominating the headlines this morning. But in brief, the strategy aims to: 7.44am BST Security minister James Brokenshire is touring the TV and radio studios for the government this morning. Respon...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, James Brokenshire, Brokenshire, Sarah Boseley, Coronavirus outbreak


Senators Demand FTC, DOJ Scrutinize Potential Merger of Uber and Grubhub

Four U.S. senators are pressuring the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to “closely monitor the negotiations” between Uber and food delivery giant Grubhub Seamless to merge their parasitic services into one market-dominating giant.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Politics, Science, Technology, Mergers, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Uber Eats, GrubHub, GrubHub Seamless, Uber Grubhub Merger


Report: CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield Concerned Trump Admin Has It Out for Him

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield is on thin ice at the White House, according to a Wednesday report by CNN, with sources telling the network Redfield is personally concerned that he may be out of a job during the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Cdc, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Redfield, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Robert Redfield


Conservative-Dominated Wisconsin Supreme Court Tosses Out State's Coronavirus Emergency Order

In a jaw-dropping move on Wednesday, the conservative-dominated Wisconsin Supreme Court threw out the entirety of the emergency shutdown order Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ administration ordered to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Republicans, Protests, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Tony Evers, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Conservative Dominated Wisconsin Supreme Court


95,000 have entered UK from abroad during coronavirus lockdown

Government chief adviser fails to give estimate of how many have arrived with Covid-19At least 95,000 people have entered the UK from overseas since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed, one of the government’s chief scientific advisers has revealed, while repeatedly failing to provide an estimate of how many of these people had Covid-19.Appearing before MPs on the science and technology committee, Prof John Aston, the chief scientific adviser at the Home Office, admitted that had tougher restri...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Home Office, Coronavirus outbreak, John Aston


UK coronavirus live: Hancock says care home deaths nearly halved in last few weeks

Health secretary dodges questions over people’s legal right to refuse return to work; Rishi Sunak expected to extend furlough schemeStarmer says Johnson giving no clear direction out of lockdownGlobal coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.18am BST Good morning. I’m Andrew Sparrow, joining the blog for the day.It’s going to be a busy day. Here are the main items on the agenda. 9.04am BST The number of people dying in care homes has nea...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Social Care, Boris Johnson, Johnson, BBC Radio, Hancock, Andrew Sparrow, Matt Hancock, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Hancock refuses to say whether people have legal right to refuse return to work

Rishi Sunak expected to extend furlough scheme amid criticism of Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdownStarmer says Johnson giving no clear direction out of lockdownGlobal coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.18am BST Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the reproduction rate of Covid-19 in the UK is “broadly in the middle of the range” of 0.5 to 0.9, insisting it is definitely below one.Speaking in an earlier interview on Sky News, Hanco...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Hancock, Rayner, Matt Hancock, Angela Rayner, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak


The country is being run by a second-rate ad agency. No wonder we feel vulnerable | Suzanne Moore

We are told to ‘stay alert’, but if alertness could conquer this virus, we would all be fine. The message is about shifting responsibility away from the government and on to the publicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSomeone won Sunday night’s Numberwang, but it wasn’t any of us. What we can do, and who we can do it with, has been turned into some sort of fake algebra with a red-and-blue PowerPoint hump. Boris Johnson, all clenched fists and lockdown hairdo, was resolu...
Tags: Politics, Science, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Suzanne Moore, Coronavirus outbreak, Bromptons England


'It's all Greek to us': what the papers say about Boris Johnson's lockdown exit plan

Four days after many newspapers looked forward to a widespread easing of restrictions on ‘Magic Monday’, the story looks very differentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe dangers facing Boris Johnson as he tries to manoeuvre the country out of lockdown are starkly illustrated by Monday morning’s front pages featuring the prime minister’s heavily caveated statement to the nation.Four days after many newspapers looked forward to a widespread easing of restrictions on “M...
Tags: Politics, Science, Media, UK News, Newspapers, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak


Nicola Sturgeon leads criticism of UK's new 'stay alert' coronavirus lockdown advice

Labour says government’s latest messaging risks making people think lockdown is overCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government’s new advice for people to “stay alert” instead of “stay at home” has been criticised for being unclear about whether the lockdown is over, with Nicola Sturgeon saying Scotland would stick with the original message at this critical point in the epidemic.The government briefed the latest “stay alert” messaging to the media overnight, ahe...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak


We Might Finally Get a Basic Income

Joined by Senators Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey, Kamala Harris is pushing new legislation that would provide up to $2,000 a month for every U.S. resident. There’s another term for that: a universal basic income. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Universal Basic Income, Ed Markey, UBI, Ed Markey Kamala Harris


UK scientists condemn 'Stalinist' attempt to censor Covid-19 advice

Exclusive: report criticising government lockdown proposals heavily redacted before release Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernment scientific advisers are furious at what they see as an attempt to censor their advice on government proposals during the Covid-19 lockdown by heavily redacting an official report before it was released to the public, the Guardian can reveal.The report was one of a series of documents published by the Scientific Advisory Group on Emerge...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Censorship, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak, Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies Sage


UK scientists furious over attempt to censor Covid-19 advice

Exclusive: report criticising government lockdown proposals heavily redacted before release Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernment scientific advisers are furious at what they see as an attempt to censor their advice on government proposals during the Covid-19 lockdown by heavily redacting an official report before it was released to the public, the Guardian can reveal.The report was one of a series of documents published by the Scientific Advisory Group on Emerge...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Censorship, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak, Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies Sage


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Visiting Random Animal Crossing Islands

Politicians aren’t exactly able to go door-to-door meeting folks at the moment, but Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing the next best thing—or maybe even the better thing—and heading out to meet folks in Animal Crossing instead.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nintendo, Animal Crossing, Nintendo Switch, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


'Mixed messages': UK government's strategy fuels fears of rule-breaking

Critics of No 10 warn U-turns undermining efforts to keep public safe from coronavirusFirst people were meant to stay at home to save lives from coronavirus, and then government sources raised the prospect of picnics with pals and sunbathing in the park just before a sunny bank holiday weekend.Boris Johnson told the nation that scientists thought face masks might help stop the spread of the disease, but no change was made to the government advice that they were not needed outside medical and car...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Dominic Raab leads daily briefing as death toll reaches 30,615

Government misses 100k testing target for fifth day in a row; PM urges ‘maximum caution’ on lockdown easing; Welsh schools will not reopen on 1 JuneBlack people more likely to die from Covid-19, ONS findsRevealed: secret report gave ministers warning of care home Covid-19 crisisCoronavirus latest: at a glanceCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm BST Q: Will you take steps to protect BAME workers in frontline jobs?Raab says the government is looking very c...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Race, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, BAME, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: PM urges caution on lockdown easing; Welsh schools won't reopen on 1 June

ONS says black people at higher risk of dying from Covid-19; Sturgeon will consider allowing more outdoor exercise; Notting Hill Carnival cancelledBlack people more likely to die from Covid-19, ONS findsRevealed: secret report gave ministers warning of care home Covid-19 crisisCoronavirus latest: at a glanceCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.14pm BST EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan has claimed the British team negotiating with Brussels on the future trade ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Race, Eu, UK News, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Brussels, Ons, Sturgeon, Brexit, Will Johnson, Hogan


UK coronavirus live: Johnson says 'maximum caution' needed as part of lockdown easing; Notting Hill carnival cancelled

ONS says black people at higher risk of dying from Covid-19; Sturgeon will consider allowing more outdoor exercise; Johnson to give speech on lockdown plans at 7pm on SundayBlack people more likely to die from Covid-19, ONS findsRevealed: secret report gave ministers warning of care home Covid-19 crisisCoronavirus latest: at a glanceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.31pm BST NHS England has announced another 383 deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, ...
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