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Theme Park Bits: Coronavirus, and…Well, That’s About It

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Well… And more? You might have noticed there hasn’t been a Theme Park Bits column in the last week-plus here at /Film. I probably don’t need to tell you why; maybe it’s more accurate that I shouldn’t have to tell you why. As the coronavirus pandemic has all but closed the entirety of the world, it’s impacted many of the major entertainment hubs of the world, from sports to movie theaters to theme parks. Of course, because the Disney theme parks are spre...
Tags: Movies, California, Cdc, Disney, United States, San Diego, Theme Parks, Universal, Walt Disney World, Gavin Newsom, Disney Springs, Shanghai Disneyland, Main Street USA, Tokyo Disneyland, Disney Wonder, Art Smith


More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, experts have started to question official guidance about whether ordinary, healthy people should protect themselves with a regular surgical mask, or even a scarf.The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to state that masks don't necessarily protect healthy individuals from getting infected as they go about their daily lives.The official guidance continues to recommend that masks should be reserved for peop...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Cdc, Taiwan, United States, New York Times, Who, World Health Organization, Iceland, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Baylor College of Medicine, South China Morning Post, Fishman, University of Pennsylvania Health System, King County Washington, China Italy


NY Shutdown Forces Kimber Mfg. to Cease Production During Pandemic

Kimber's Desert Warrior 1911 is among the many pistols the NY-based gun maker will be delaying production on. U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Following New York's declaration that it is in a State of Emergency, New York-based Kimber Manufacturing Inc. was forced to close its NY manufacturing effective immediately. This is because NY is only allowing businesses that the government designates as essential to continue operation, and firearm manufacutrers and sellers are not among that list. In response,...
Tags: New York, Guns, Cdc, Montana, Alabama, Kimber, Kimber Manufacturing Inc, Yonkers, Grogan, Shooting Industry News, 1911, Facebook Twitter YouTube, Kimber Mfg Inc, Greg Grogan Kimber, NY Shutdown Forces Kimber Mfg, State of Emergency New York


This Week in Apps: Apple launches a COVID-19 app, the outbreak’s impact on social and video apps and more

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry saw a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s “State of Mobile” annual report. People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies h...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Social, Gaming, Apps, Instagram, Cdc, Tech, Smartphones, Monetization, Growth, App Annie, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus


Small Businesses Doing Their Part to Produce PPE for Medical Staff Shortages

With the COVID-19 epidemic causing ripples across the global supply chain, companies are trying to come with grips with shortages in key inputs for their production. Hard hit is the manufacturing sector that produces vital medical supplies. These include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves and medical robes. Recent weeks have seen a surge in medical supplies and protective gear as numbers of those infected rose across the nation. The problem was further compounded with fac...
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Coronavirus concerns locked down the motion picture home, but can’t stop the show

What do you do to keep your retirement community’s residents engaged and amused when the coronavirus crisis puts a stop to most physical interaction? If you’re the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills, where more than 250, so far COVID-19-free entertainment industry veterans and spouses live, you do what comes naturally: You put on a show. Since extreme measures began March 9 to keep its elderly residents safely, socially distanced (no leaving the 14-acre campu...
Tags: News, Cdc, Retirement, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Starbucks, Iceland, Motion Picture and Television Fund, Facetime, Grace, Southern California, Susan, Valley, Frankie, Jennifer


The Government’s Speech and Why It Matters

For the Symposium on Helen Norton, The Government's Speech and the Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2019).Helen Norton As I explained in my earlier post on this symposium, a key thesis of my book is that the government’s speech carries unusual power for both value and harm precisely because of its governmental source. As I wrote, “The government is unique among speakers because of its coercive power as sovereign, its considerable resources, its privileged access to key information, and ...
Tags: Cdc, Nih, Branding, Cortez, Guest Blogger, Trump, Centers for Disease Control, Sonja West, Koop, Everett Koop, Jack Balkin, Balkin, Nathan Cortez, Helen Norton, National Institute of Allergies, Constitution Cambridge University Press


Cough, Fever, Fatigue? Head to CDC's Online Coronavirus Symptom Checker

Title: Cough, Fever, Fatigue? Head to CDC's Online Coronavirus Symptom CheckerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2020 12:00:00 AM
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Meth Use, Addiction on the Rise Among Americans: CDC

Title: Meth Use, Addiction on the Rise Among Americans: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/26/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2020 12:00:00 AM
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Coronavirus Update 3-27-2020 number 2: More answers from the DOL on the FFCRA, and another Zoominar

Late yesterday, the DOL published a second round of FAQs (numbers 15-37) answering more questions on the operation of paid family and sick leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Here’s what the DOL has to say: Employers are entitled to require documentation from employees in support of their need for paid family leave or paid sick leave under the Act. This documentation includes a copy of the Federal, State or local quarantine or isolation order, written documentation by a h...
Tags: Law, Cdc, DOL, Jeff Nowak, FMLA, Federal State, Jon Hyman, Norah


Fact check: Claim of new symptoms for COVID-19 is partly false

Neither the CDC nor WHO lists vomiting or loss of appetite as symptoms of the virus, and diarrhea is very rarely reported.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Cdc, Who, Usa Today


Coronavirus: UC Davis Faculty Member Tests Positive For COVID-19

UC DAVIS (CBS13) – A UC Davis faculty member has tested positive for coronavirus, according to Chancellor Gary S. May. In a video update released on Friday, the chancellor said the faculty member recently traveled to Europe and developed symptoms on March 19 after returning home. May said the individual has been home since and has not been to campus since March 5. May said the faculty member already notified their colleagues of the diagnosis and will remain in self-isolation at home. The campus ...
Tags: Europe, News, Cdc, Local, Syndicated Local, Spain, Yolo County, UC Davis, Gary, Coronavirus, UC Davis Faculty


Watchmen Cast Become the Washmen in New PSA!

Watchmen Cast Become the Washmen in New PSA! At this point, a new season of HBO’s Watchmen probably isn’t happening, at least not with Damon Lindelof at the helm. Lindelof confirmed earlier this year that he was officially bowing out of the series. Regardless, that hasn’t stopped him from revisiting the show for a special PSA to address the novel coronavirus pandemic. In order to encourage good hygiene during this stressful time, Lindelof rounded up several Watchmen cast members for a short v...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, TV, Movies, Instagram, Cdc, Smart, Fbi, TV News, Damon Lindelof, Trent Reznor, Red Scare, Vickers, Laurie, Ingram, Atticus Ross


Disney Parks to Remain Closed Indefinitely

Disney to keep parks closed indefinitely A couple of weeks after announcing the temporary closures of its California, Paris and Florida Disney parks, The Walt Disney Company has announced it will be keeping all parks closed until further notice amidst global coronavirus concerns. (Via Deadline) RELATED: UPDATE: U.S. & Paris Disneyland + Disney World Temporarily Closing A statement from the company reads: While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVID-19, the saf...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Cdc, Disney, United States, Disneyland Resort, The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Parks, California Paris, Florida Disney, COVID, U S Paris Disneyland Disney World


Warning: Quick coronavirus blood test could spell trouble, experts say

As some rushed to grab a quick, $47 blood test from a doctor in Little Saigon that can detect antibodies to the novel coronavirus in just minutes, the Orange County Health Care Agency issued a stern warning against them this week. Orange County Health Care Agency Officer Dr. Nichole Quick during a news conference in Santa Ana, CA, to announce the county’s first coronavirus (COVID-19) death on March 25, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) “These non-approved tests can ...
Tags: Facebook, South Korea, News, California, Cdc, China, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Fda, Disneyland, Orange County, Ucla, David Geffen, Disney World, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


CS Recommends: Deadly Class, Plus Podcasts & More!

CS Recommends: Doom Eternal, Plus Books, Music & More! Stuck inside? Don’t know what to watch/read/play/listen to? ComingSoon.net has got you covered. In this week’s CS Recommends our staff gives you solid tips on the best media to consume during your downtime, including Deadly Class & more. Check out our picks below! RELATED: March 24 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases MAX EVRY’s RECOMMEND: The Movies That Made Me: Pandemic Parade Click here to listen or download! My favorite current movies ...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Nbc, Cdc, Horror, Ben Affleck, Syfy, Thailand, Ocean, Ford, Bank, Nick Offerman, Morgan Freeman, Alec Baldwin, Parks


The CDC will set up a coronavirus 'surveillance and data collection system' as part of the $2 trillion stimulus bill, which President Trump just signed into law

The CDC will launch a new "surveillance and data collection system" to track the spread of coronavirus in the US, per the coronavirus relief bill signed into law Friday.  The agency would receive emergency funding as part of the bipartisan stimulus package. Of that, $500 million will go public health data surveillance and analytics infrastructure modernization.  Tracking the spread of the virus will be a balancing act for the agency, which will have to navigate privacy laws as it expands its s...
Tags: Cdc, Senate, China, Singapore, US, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Trump, HIPAA


2020 Overlook Film Festival Postponed Indefinitely

2020 Overlook Film Festival postponed indefinitely More bad news on the way for horror fans today as the 2020 Overlook Film Festival, a four-day event that was planned to be held in New Orleans in May, will be postponed indefinitely due to concerns over the global pandemic. RELATED: China Re-Closing All Cinemas Nationwide The team behind the event were “hoping to celebrate and share our love for all things horror together” with the genre’s community, but that in looking to “do our part of ...
Tags: Movies, Cdc, China, New Orleans, ComingSoon


Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Friday March 27

Beauty brand L’Oréal has offered its factories to produce hand sanitizer. The cosmetics giant’s brand La Roche-Posay will provide hydro-alcoholic gel to hospitals, nursing homes and main partnering pharmacies throughout Europe, while its other Garnier brand will dispense millions of units of the gel to all of its European clients in the food distribution channel. “In this exceptional crisis situation it is our responsibility to contribute in every possible way to the collective effort,” said Je...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Europe, Sweden, Microsoft, Cdc, Advertising, US, America, Getty Images, Fox, University, Elton John, Cbs, James Corden, Bahrain


Contagion Cast Shares PSAs on Stopping Spread of the Coronavirus

Contagion Cast Shares PSAs on Stopping Spread of the Coronavirus Deadline brings word that the cast of Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 film Contagion has filmed PSAs regarding how to help people protect themselves and their community during the coronavirus era. Soderbergh, the actors, and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns and Participant have partnered with scientists from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health to share evidence-based information about COVID-19. You can watch the clips, f...
Tags: Videos, Movies, Cdc, China, Steven Soderbergh, Hulu, Cw, Extras, Amazon Prime Video, Jennifer Ehle, Soderbergh, ComingSoon, Mailman School, Scott Z Burns, Coronavirus, Matt Damon Kate Winslet Laurence Fishburne


Google pledges to donate $800 million and 3 million face masks in an effort to combat the coronavirus (GOOGL)

Google announced it is pledging $800 million to assist businesses and crisis response efforts to fight the coronavirus.  Part of Google's pledge includes a donation of 2-3 million face masks in the coming weeks. This is the latest effort by Google to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google on Friday announced an $800 million pledge to support businesses and health organizations fighting the coronavirus. Part of that pledge includes donatin...
Tags: Google, California, Cdc, Trends, World Health Organization, Pichai, CDC Foundation, Google Cloud, Magid Glove Safety


Ilhan Omar and Bernie Sanders are demanding that Amazon come up with a safety plan for workers as online orders soar amid coronavirus

Democratic lawmakers Rep. Ilhan Omar and Sen. Bernie Sanders demanded that Amazon take steps to protect its warehouse workers in a letter published Friday.  Amazon's US sales have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus outbreak. The company announced it would hire 100,000 new workers to handle the in Some Amazon warehouse workers don't have access to hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, according to a CNBC report Friday. Omar said in a tweet that Amazon is "putting the lives of workers at risk by ...
Tags: Amazon, Cdc, Kentucky, US, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Omar, Bezos, Sen Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, PDT An Amazon


5 Steps to Keep Your Car Clean During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Follow these five simple tips to keep your car clean during the Coronavirus outbreak. With the rise of COVID-19 cases around the country, many are disinfecting everything they come in contact with. Along with household items and devices, don’t forget about your car and the unknown germs you could be bringing in and out. Properly sanitizing the most frequently touched parts of your car is important. However, your interior is made up of a number of materials which should be treated differently....
Tags: Cdc, Guides, Autos, World Health Organization, Michigan, Epa, Richard, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Car Care, Richard Reina, Car Love


Apple and the CDC's COVID19 self-diagnosis app

Apple and the CDC have released this app to help you self-diagnose in the event you are wondering if you have COVID19. I think most of the world imagines every tickle in their throat as the beginning of the end. COVID19 Screening tool for IOS
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Cdc, Coronavirus, Covid19


Apple makes coronavirus screening app in partnership with CDC

Apple on Friday released a website and an iOS app that allows users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms, marking another response to the pandemic by a major tech platform.
Tags: Apple, News, Cdc, Stories


Legoland theme parks in U.S. extend coronavirus closures to mid-April

Legoland theme parks in California and Florida have extended their temporary closures to mid-April amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced theme parks across the United States to shutter operations. Legoland California will remain closed until April 15 and Legoland Florida will stay closed through April 14, according to posts on the parks’ official Twitter pages. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subs...
Tags: Florida, California, Cdc, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Harry, Amusement Parks, Legoland Hotel, Legoland Hotels, Legoland Florida, Legoland California, Southern California, Knott


Half the residents who tested positive for the coronavirus in a Washington nursing home did not yet have symptoms, but they were highly contagious

Half of COVID-19 cases at a care home were asymptotic. That may mean up to half of contagious patients may not be caught, per a new CDC report.
Tags: News, Cdc, Washington


Great British Bake Off Production Delayed

Great British Bake Off production delayed amidst pandemic concerns Shut down your ovens, Great British Bake Off viewers, as no new recipes will be heading your way anytime soon as Love Productions has announced it will be delaying filming on the upcoming 11th season amidst concerns of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, according to Deadline. RELATED: Netflix Reportedly Exploring Possibility of Little Britain Revival The Channel 4 series, which streams internationally via Netflix, was set ...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, Cdc, Netflix, TV News, Great British Bake Off, Public Health England, BBC Radio, Newbury, Sandi Toksvig, ComingSoon, TV Premiere, Love Productions, Coronavirus, Netflix Renews Love


Google Donates $800 Million in Cash and Ads To Fight Coronavirus

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, announcing in a blog post: As the coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen around the world, it's taking a devastating toll on lives and communities. To help address some of these challenges, today we're announcing a new $800+ million commitment to support small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), health organizations and governments, and health workers on the frontline of this global pandemic. Our commitment includes: $250 million in ad grants to he...
Tags: Google, Cdc, Tech, Sundar Pichai, World Health Organization WHO, Google for Education, Google Cloud, Opportunity Finance Network, Magid Glove Safety


Apple releases coronavirus screening app in partnership with CDC

Apple on Friday released a website and an iOS app that allows users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms, marking another response to the pandemic by a major tech platform.
Tags: News, Cdc, Stories