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Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 1.5m as UK and US suffer worst daily death tolls

Boris Johnson still in intensive care but condition improves; virus fears halt Saudi military operations in Yemen; global trade could fall up to a third. Follow the latest updates. US sees highest one-day death tollCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – live See all of our coronavirus coverage 1.20am BST Donald Trump has blamed the World Health Organization for failures in the initial response to the coronavirus pandemic, even threatening ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, China, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: Germany sees further drop in cases as Japan prepares for state of emergency

US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’; UK PM Boris Johnson in hospital; South Korea reports fewer than 50 new cases; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positiveLatest developments: at a glanceBoris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirusUK coronavirus - liveAustralia coronavirus – latestSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.21am BST The Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, has said the country is planning to let smaller shops reopen on 14 April, with the aim of reopening all shops and malls from 1 M...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Indonesia, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in hospital as Japan prepares for state of emergency

US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’; South Korea reports fewer than 50 new cases; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive; Follow the latest updates.Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestAustralia coronavirus – latest Sweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.24am BST Related: Monday briefing: Boris Johnson in hospital for 'as long as needed' 6.18am BST Export expectations in Germany’s car sector have fallen to their lowest level since...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Sweden, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology, Boris Johnson


COVID-19: All you need to know about testing for this coronavirus

One of the key factors in tackling the spread of COVID-19 across the globe is testing. In South Korea, for example, mass testing has been used to try and quickly identify and isolate those with the disease. Testing is also vital to calculate accurate infection and survival rates – data that is critical for getting public safety measures right. And as this coronavirus continues to spread, people are being offered tests for sale, either at a high price from private clinics – including one for £375...
Tags: Startups, South Korea, Science, World, Syndication, Coronavirus


South Korea Names Man Allegedly Behind Online Video Blackmail Ring

South Korean authorities reportedly have taken the rare measure of publicly identifying a man who authorities say sexually exploited 74 women, including 16 minors, into producing graphic and dehumanizing videos of themselves that were then shared with paying members of private chatrooms on Telegram.Read more...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Telegram, Blackmail, Sexploitation


10 Covid-busting designs: spray drones, fever helmets, anti-virus snoods

Companies the world over are directing their ingenuity at the fight against the coronavirus. Here are the front-runners, from sanitising robots to a 3D-printed hospital wardDesigners, engineers and programmers have heard the klaxon call. The last few weeks have seen a wave of ingenuity unleashed, with both garden-shed tinkerers and high-tech manufacturers scrambling to develop things that will combat the spread of Covid-19.Many of their innovations raise as many questions as they answer, though....
Tags: Apps, South Korea, Science, Design, Technology, Education, China, Research, UK News, World news, Culture, Architecture, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Art and design, Research and development


UN: 85% of new infections, deaths coming from Europe and U.S.

By DAVID RISING and CHRIS BLAKE BERLIN — Infections and deaths globally from the coronavirus are expected to increase “considerably” when global figures are published later Tuesday, the World Health Organization said. Overnight reporting showed 85% of the new cases are being reported in Europe and the United States, said Dr. Margaret Harris, a WHO spokeswoman. On Monday, WHO counted more than 334,000 total cases globally. Harris said “but in fact the outbreak is accelerating very rapidly and the...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Business, Japan, New York, Science, London, News, California, Washington, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin


UN: 85% of new infections, deaths coming from Europe and US

By DAVID RISING and CHRIS BLAKE BERLIN — Infections and deaths globally from the coronavirus are expected to increase “considerably” when global figures are published later Tuesday, the World Health Organization said. Overnight reporting showed 85% of the new cases are being reported in Europe and the United States, said Dr. Margaret Harris, a WHO spokeswoman. On Monday, WHO counted more than 334,000 total cases globally. Harris said “but in fact the outbreak is accelerating very rapidly and the...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Business, Japan, New York, Science, London, News, California, Washington, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin


One chart shows how South Korea got its coronavirus outbreak under control in less than a month

South Korea seems to have wrangled its coronavirus outbreak. The number of daily confirmed cases peaked February 29, and has decreased ever since.
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Scientists have been sounding the alarm on coronavirus for months. Why did Britain fail to act? | Richard Horton

The warnings from China and Italy were loud and clear. But politicians and their advisers wasted valuable time – and lives will be lost as a result• Richard Horton is editor of the Lancet medical journalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOn 24 January, Chinese doctors and scientists reported the first description of a new disease caused by a novel coronavirus. They described how a strange series of cases of pneumonia had presented in December in Wuhan, a city of 11 milli...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, China, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Wuhan, Lancet, Hubei, Richard Horton, Thailand Japan


2 charts show how the coronavirus outbreaks differ between the US and South Korea

While the US's daily number of new coronavirus cases continues to climb, South Korea's daily totals are dropping over time.
Tags: South Korea, Science, US


Two charts show how the coronavirus outbreaks differ between the US and South Korea

While the US' daily number of new coronavirus cases continues to climb, South Korea's daily totals are dropping over time.
Tags: South Korea, Science, US


Coronavirus vaccine test opens with 1st doses given

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and CARLA K. JOHNSON SEATTLE  — U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday — leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges. With a careful jab in a healthy volunteer’s arm, scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle begin an anxiously awaited first-stage study of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed in record time after the new virus exploded fro...
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'We could be Italy': US Surgeon General says country needs to get 'aggressive' like South Korea and China to fight coronavirus pandemic

"When you look at the projections, there's every chance that we could be Italy," Adams said. More than 1,800 have died in Italy from COVID-19.
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, US, Italy, Adams


'Do not let this fire burn': WHO warns Europe over Covid-19

Europe now centre of pandemic, says WHO, as Spain prepares for state of emergency The World Health Organization has stepped up its calls for intensified action to fight the coronavirus pandemic, imploring countries “not to let this fire burn”, as Spain said it would declare a 15-day state of emergency from Saturday.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said Europe – where the virus is present in all 27 EU states and has infected 25,000 people – had become the centre of the epide...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


'Do not let this fire burn': WHO warns Europe over coronavirus

Europe now centre of pandemic, says WHO, as Spain prepares for state of emergency The World Health Organization has stepped up its calls for intensified action to fight the coronavirus pandemic, imploring countries “not to let this fire burn”, as Spain said it would declare a 15-day state of emergency from Saturday.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said Europe – where the virus is present in all 27 EU states and has infected 25,000 people – had become the centre of the epide...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


Spain to enter state of emergency as EU nations step up coronavirus measures

Evidence grows that outbreak is easing in South Korea and has passed its peak in China Spain has said it will declare a state of emergency as European governments and EU institutions take further radical steps to stem the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak and cushion its economic impact.The virus was now present in all 27 EU states and had infected more than 25,000 people, authorities said, prompting many countries to strengthen their response to the crisis beyond closures of schools, unive...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


Spain declares state of emergency as EU nations step up coronavirus measures

Evidence grows that outbreak is easing in South Korea and has passed its peak in China The Spanish government is to declare a state of emergency as European national governments and EU institutions scramble to impose further restrictions to stem the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic and cushion its economic impact.The virus is now present in all 27 EU states and has infected more than 25,000 people, authorities said, prompting many countries to toughen their response to the crisis beyond cl...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


European countries take radical steps to combat coronavirus

Evidence grows that outbreak is easing in South Korea and has passed its peak in China Governments, central banks and EU ministers have taken further radical steps to stem the spread of the coronavirus and cushion its economic impact, as evidence grew that in China the outbreak has passed its peak and in South Korea it is easing.The Covid-19 pandemic has infected more than 135,000 people and killed nearly 5,000 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins university tracker, disrupting travel, closi...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


'We're really fed up': Britons on life in coronavirus hotspots

UK citizens in China, South Korea, Japan and Italy detail their experiences as outbreak continuesWhile the spread of coronavirus in the UK is in its early stages, Britons around the world have been living with the impact of the virus for some time.In Hangzhou in China, just a few hundred miles from Wuhan, the city where the outbreak started life has slowly been returning to normal for Gav Munro, an artist, and his wife, Juliet, after being isolated at home for five weeks. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, Science, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Juliet, China South Korea Japan, Coronavirus outbreak


New catalyst provides boost to next-generation EV batteries

A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a new composite catalyst that could efficiently enhance the charg-discharge performances when applied to metal-air batteries (MABs).
Tags: South Korea, Science


New study presents hygroscopic micro/nanolenses along carbon nanotube ion channels

A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel technology, which allows carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to be easily observed under room temperature.
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'Without lockdowns, cases spread rapidly': These charts show how aggressive government intervention works to stop coronavirus outbreaks

There's a lot of data showing that lockdowns and mass testing, like in China and South Korea, really can help stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: South Korea, Science, China


New study presents efficient, solution-processed, hybrid tandem solar cells

A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has developed high?efficiency, solution-processed, hybrid series, tandem photovoltaic devices featuring CQDs and organic bulk heterojunction (BHJ) photoactive materials.
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Coronavirus death rates in South Korea reinforce a frightening pattern of how the disease affects older people

Death rates in South Korea have been lower than in other countries hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but elderly patients are still more at risk.
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Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing to Open in Colorado But Patients Need a Doctor's Note

The state of Colorado is opening the country’s second drive-thru coronavirus testing station in Denver on Wednesday, according to a press release sent to Gizmodo late Tuesday. But there’s one catch: People can only get tested if they receive a doctor’s note recommending a test for the virus.Read more...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Colorado, Australia, Cdc, Germany, Testing, Italy, Fda, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Denver, Pandemics, Mike Pence, Jared Polis, President Trump


A novel technique to produce cheaper and more efficient chlorine

A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled a novel catalyst (Pt1/CNT) for electrochemical chlorine generation.
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Breakthrough made towards building the world's most powerful particle accelerator

An international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has for the first time succeeded in demonstrating the ionization cooling of muons.
Tags: South Korea, Science


A novel technique to produce cheaper and more efficient chlorine (Cl?)

A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled a novel catalyst (Pt1/CNT) for electrochemical chlorine generation.
Tags: South Korea, Science


Where coronavirus cases are surging: more than 2,700 new cases in Europe, Italy hit hardest

The bulk of new cases were diagnosed and reported on Monday in Italy (1,492), Iran (743), France (410), Germany (317), and South Korea (248).
Tags: South Korea, Science, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Europe Italy



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