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WeWork Can't Pay the Rent

WeWork has bailed on April rent on some of its locations as the beleaguered coworking space company goes into a financial spiral amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Real Estate, Science, Technology, Softbank, Bloomberg, WeWork, Wegrow Wework Welive Wedie, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


CDC Strips Page on Hydroxychloroquine of 'Unusual' Guidance for Doctors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has changed text on their website to remove guidance for physicians on the possible usage of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, two drugs touted as a wonder cure for covid-19 by Donald Trump, on patients.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hydroxychloroquine, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Chloroquine


A Family in Lockdown Recreated The Simpsons Opening and It’s Absolutely Joyful

Sure, you could be watching an awful lot of The Simpsons on Disney+ right now. But why not make your own version?Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Fox, Streaming, The Simpsons, Fan Films, Disney Plus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


CDC Urged to Release Testing Data as Coronavirus Kills Black Americans at Alarming Rate

More than a dozen U.S. senators are now pushing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to release its data on which Americans are getting access to covid-19 testing kits. The request, issued directly to CDC Director Robert Redfield on Tuesday, comes amid concurring reports that the virus is killing black Americans at a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, New York City, Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Genius Trump Threatens to Defund World Health Organization at Height of Coronavirus Pandemic

The president has a new talking point, and per usual, it’s a thinly veiled distraction that if acted on could cause untold harm.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, United Nations, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


New Data Shows Black Americans Are at a Higher Risk for Covid-19 in Some States

As the U.S. starts to collect more data on covid-19 infection rates, researchers are starting to break down that data into race and ethnic groups rather than just by age. While it’s too early to draw solid conclusions, researchers have noticed that black Americans have been disproportionately impacted by the virus in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID, Sars Cov 2


Here's What We Know About Coronavirus Risks to Children, According to the CDC

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to try detailing how covid-19 is affecting children in the U.S. Children tend to experience milder symptoms and are less likely to be hospitalized, the report found.Read more...
Tags: Science, Children, Cdc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Martin Shkreli Asks for Three Month Prison Furlough, Supposedly to Help Fight Coronavirus

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive and possible goblin-kobold hybrid best known for acquiring the rights to and jacking up the price of HIV drug Daraprim before scoring seven years in a cell for securities fraud, is trying to get out of prison by claiming he might be of use in the fight against the novel…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Prison, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli, Uh Huh, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Location Tracking to Fight Coronavirus Is Dangerous and Possibly Pointless

How much surveillance do we need to stop a pandemic? As the novel coronavirus spreads, testing and health system resources are becoming more and more scarce, while normal life has screeched to a halt for millions of people under shelter-in-place orders. The solution to both these problems, according to some…Read more...
Tags: Science, Location Tracking, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, False Trade Offs


5 Binge-Worthy TV Shows You Can Make Workout Games Out Of

Social distancing is affecting our bodies just as much as our minds. Without the ability to hit the gym or go to an exercise class, our physical routines have been upended. You might be substituting extra sessions of your favorite shows, or trying something new. Why not try a little workout while you watch?Read more...
Tags: Science, Fitness, Exercise, Steven Universe, Rick And Morty, The Witcher, The Good Place, The Mandalorian, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Watch It Nerds, Binge Worthy TV


Conservative-Dominated Courts Kill Wisconsin Election Delay, Absentee Voting Extension

The Wisconsin state Supreme Court on Monday blocked Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ last-ditch effort to halt primary elections on Tuesday, ensuring that in-person voting will commence tomorrow despite the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court shot down extended absentee voting deadlines in a…Read more...
Tags: Health, Elections, Science, Voting, Supreme Court, Scotus, Wisconsin, U S Supreme Court, Tony Evers, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Wisconsin Elections


How to Make a Face Mask From a T-Shirt or Coffee Filter and Bandanna

Following new guidance issued last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that people in the U.S. wear masks in public settings to mitigate the spread of covid-19 between individuals who may be asymptomatic—and as available masks are desperately needed by health workers on the front lines of the global…Read more...
Tags: Science, Masks, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Latest Coronavirus Science: Heart and Brain Damage May Be More Common Than We Thought

New research and surprising developments are teaching us more about covid-19 and the coronavirus that causes it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized Over Covid-19 Concerns

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized Sunday after he has continued to exhibit covid-19 symptoms in the 10 days since his diagnosis, according to multiple reports. Johnson’s office elaborated that he was admitted to an undisclosed London facility for additional testing based on advice from his doctor,…Read more...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


UK Authorities Turn to Social Media Platforms for Help Squashing Dangerous Coronavirus 5G Hoax

Several cellphone towers across the UK went up in flames this week after a bogus conspiracy theory linking the pandemic to the rollout of 5G began to pick up traction online. This string of arsons, as well as widespread reports of related physical and verbal threats directed at broadband engineers, has authorities…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, Science, Youtube, Whatsapp, United Kingdom, National Health Service, Conspiracy Theories, Hoaxes, Social Media Platforms, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Zoom Makes Common-Sense Security Measures Default After Wave of Troll Attacks

Beginning Sunday, Zoom will begin requiring passwords and enabling virtual waiting rooms by default in an attempt to tamp down on the flood of troll attacks that’s accompanied its ballooning userbase in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacking, Streaming, Hackers, Trolling, Zoom, Teleconferencing, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


China Gives New York 1,000 Ventilators as U.S. Government Continues to Drag Its Feet

At least China is taking New York’s ventilator shortage seriously, even if President Donald Trump won’t.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, China, New York City, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Newyork, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, China Gives New York


Everyone Should Be Wearing a Face Mask

There is no single solution or policy that will get us through this coronavirus pandemic, but there is one thing that every American should be doing if possible, and that’s wearing a face mask whenever you’re likely to come into contact with others.Read more...
Tags: Science, Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


FEMA Contractor Tracing Coronavirus Deaths Uses Web Scraping, Social Media Monitoring

On December 31, few Americans had ever heard the word “coronavirus.” It was unfathomable that in cities like Pittsburgh, the National Guard would soon be deployed to work food lines that stretch beyond sight. Few knew the emotional strain of having to physically separate themselves from a loved one for weeks on end.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fema, Pittsburgh, National Guard, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Wisconsin Governor Finally Admits Coronavirus Pandemic Should Delay Election

Democratic Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has called at the absolute last minute for legislators to delay the state’s upcoming election and switch to vote by mail in order to prevent people from heading to the polls during the coronavirus pandemic. But it appears to be too late.Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Voting, Wisconsin, Tony Evers, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Disney Decides on New Marvel Movie Dates, Drops Artemis Fowl to Streaming

Because it’s still unclear if and when countries across the world will manage to get on top of the covid-19 pandemic, there is no way of knowing when it will once again be safe for the public to return to everyday life and pile into movie theaters. This has led to Disney pushing back the release dates of a number of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Public Health, Streaming, Black Widow, Mulan, Marvel Studios, Indiana Jones 5, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jungle Cruise, Captain Marvel 2, Artemis Fowl, The Eternals, Thor Love And Thunder, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


Tests That Can Tell Who Has Had the Coronavirus Are Here, With Some Limitations

This week, the U.S. government approved the first blood test in the country that will look for the antibodies produced by the body to fight the novel coronavirus. Such a test can reveal whether someone is actively infected by the virus, as well as whether they were previously infected but recovered. While these tests…Read more...
Tags: Science, Testing, Antibodies, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


HBO Made a Bunch of Stuff Free to Watch, Here's What You Should Check Out (or Skip)

HBO is getting in on the social distancing relief. The network has announced that dozens of its shows and Warner Bros. movies have been made available to stream without a subscription, starting today. We’ve picked some things you might want to check out, and some to probably avoid. You’re not that desperate.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Vampires, Warner Bros, True Blood, Happy Feet, Smallfoot, Detective Pikachu, Nancy Drew The Hidden Staircase, Lego Movie 2, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Social Distancing, Watch It Nerds


Leaked Memo Shows Amazon Elite Outlining Smear Campaign Against Fired Employee: Report

Amazon has been scrambling to perform damage control amid alarming reports from employees and demands from lawmakers regarding its lackluster response to the covid-19 pandemic, but on Thursday the e-commerce giant’s PR crisis spiraled even further.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Amazon Keeps Finding New Ways to Screw Over Its Warehouse Workers Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Amazon has been scrambling to perform damage control amid alarming reports from employees and demands from lawmakers regarding its lackluster response to the covid-19 pandemic, but on Thursday the e-commerce giant’s PR crisis spiraled even further.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Elon Musk's BiPAP Machines May Be Better Than Nothing, at Least

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he’d be sending desperately needed “FDA-approved ventilators” to hard-hit hospitals across the nation dealing with the coronavirus crisis—but they haven’t been the high-grade kind needed to keep intensive care patients alive. Instead, those sent off so far appear to be Bilevel…Read more...
Tags: Health, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Fda, CPAP, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, Bipap


Watch These 5 Genre Series You’ve Always Wanted to Try, Now That You Have All the Time

We’ve all said it. We’ve nodded along as our friends and co-workers gush about a series, pulled it up on our phones and panic-glared at the number of episodes, and then politely said “I’ll check it out when I’ve got the time!” knowing full well that we will never have the time. Well, times have changed...and suddenly …Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Movies, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Animation, Battlestar Galactica, The Expanse, Dragonball, Naruto, One Piece, Star Trek The Original Series, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Watch It Nerds


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


Man Tries to Ram Train Into U.S. Navy Hospital Ship, Doesn't Even Come Close

Prosecutors say a train derailment in San Pedro near the Port of Los Angeles on Tuesday was an intentional attempt to either sink the hospital ship USNS Mercy—which the U.S. military deployed to the region as part of relief efforts—or just crash somewhere near it.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Port Of Los Angeles, Conspiracy Theories, San Pedro, USNS Mercy, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, You Only Get This Chance Once, Navy Hospital Ship Doesn


'It Feels Like We’re Surrounded by the Virus on All Sides'

Welcome to Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from a stay-at-home parent, a seamstress in a theater, an IT worker, a music school teacher, and a 911 operator.Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Sick Days, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2



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