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Using drones to detect coronavirus? It’s not as crazy as it sounds

Could drones be used to monitor the spread of coronavirus? Absolutely, says CEO of a top drone company.
Tags: Trends, Surveillance, Drones, Ai, Emerging Tech, Coronavirus

African students in Wuhan just want to be evacuated

If African governments really cared about their citizens in China, they would bring us home The post African students in Wuhan just want to be evacuated appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: China, Africa, Article, Brics, World Health Organisation, Wuhan, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Judge Blocks Transfer Of Coronavirus Patients From Travis Air Force Base To Costa Mesa

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) —  A judge has temporarily blocked the transfer of coronavirus patients from Travis Air Force Base to Costa Mesa. The federal government planned to transfer as many as 70 coronavirus patients from the base to a facility in Costa Mesa this weekend, but city leaders filed an injunction to block the transfer in an effort to protect their community. I’ve just learned that a judge has granted a temporary injunction blocking the transfer of #coronavirus patients to #CostaMesa this w...
Tags: Japan, News, China, Local, Sacramento County, Fairfield, Department of Public Health, Costa Mesa, Travis Air Force Base, Coronavirus

Coronavirus causing dip in Chinese imports at Ports of L.A., Long Beach

The ongoing closure of factories in China due to the coronavirus continues bringing higher-than-normal cancellations of ships from that country to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, officials said Friday, Feb. 22 — capping off a trio of events that have combined to slice cargo volumes at the nation’s largest port complex. “The virus has had a major impact on the global supply chain,” said Port of L.A. spokesman Phillip Sanfield. While cargo numbers generally fall off in February due to the...
Tags: La, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Trade, World Health Organization, Local News, Port, Operations, Hubei Province, Port of Long Beach, Noel Hacegaba, Wuhan City

Fairview Development Center in Costa Mesa considered for housing coronavirus patients, city asks court for injunction

Costa Mesa officials are asking a federal court to block possible plans to house patients who have been exposed to coronavirus at the Fairview Development Center. The city filed a request for a legal injunction on Friday, Feb. 21, after learning a day earlier that Fairview was being considered by federal and state officials as a quarantine site. State Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, whose district includes Costa Mesa, said other sites are also under consideration.  It wasn’t immediately clea...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Community, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Foley, Costa Mesa, Hassan, Fairview, Health and Human Services Agency, Katrina Foley, Harbor Boulevard, Top Stories LADN

Costa Mesa asks court to stop relocation of patients diagnosed with coronavirus to Fairview Development Center

The city of Costa Mesa is seeking a court injunction to stop plans it said it learned of for relocating dozens of patients diagnosed with the coronavirus from Travis Air Force Base in Northern California to the Fairview Development Center on Harbor Boulevard. The request to stop the plan was filed Friday, Feb. 21. Named in the filing are the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Governor’s Of...
Tags: News, Cdc, Sport, Soccer, Community, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Northern California, Foley, Costa Mesa, Hassan, Fairview, Travis Air Force Base, Katrina Foley, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

Amazon's Trash Chute of a Marketplace Is Now a Hotbed for Products Claiming to 'Kill' Coronavirus

It’s no secret that Amazon’s marketplace is overrun with garbage—literal or otherwise—and that the company struggles and often fails to manage its own massive marketplace that lumps legitimately trustworthy brands and products in with third-party sellers. Amazon’s latest challenge appears to be regulating a burgeoning…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fake, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus

Officials Confirm First Case Of Coronavirus In Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Sacramento County Public Health officials have announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Sacramento County. Sacramento County Public Health said the confirmed case is travel-related. Officials said the individual returned from China to the United States on Feb. 2 and has since self-quarantined and taken precautionary measures upon their return home. The individual began displaying mild symptoms during the self-quarantine. Sacramento County Public ...
Tags: News, Cdc, China, US, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, United States, Sacramento County, Sacramento County news, Coronavirus, Sacramento County Public Health, Peter Beilenson, Sacramento County Sacramento County Public Health, Sacramento County Public Health Department, Sacramento County Department of Health Services

Things Are Not Looking Good for Stopping the Coronavirus

The prospect that the new coronavirus, whose outbreak has been so far largely confined to China, could become a pandemic is seeming more likely today. This week, several countries have reported local clusters of the disease outside of mainland China, suggesting the virus is freely circulating there. Meanwhile, a new…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Outbreaks, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Italy Has Its First Local Transmission of COVID-19 as 3 People Test Positive

Three individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in Italy, officials from the Northern Lombardy region said on Friday, raising the total number of cases in the country to six. The individuals had not traveled to China, marking the first instance of local transmission in Italy. The Italian Health Ministry has ordered anyone who has been in direct contact with these individuals to be quarantined for two weeks. All residents living in Codogno and Castiglione d’Adda—the two Lombardy to...
Tags: News, China, Uncategorized, Rome, Italy, Al Jazeera, Wuhan, Lombardy, Castiglione, Health Ministry, Wuhan China, Northern Lombardy, Onetime, Giuseppe Conte, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Italy Reports 17 Total COVID-19 Cases as Cluster Quadruples in One Day

Italian officials said Friday an additional 14 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, up from six who were previously diagnosed in the northern part of the country — bringing the total to 17. Officials from the Northern Lombardy region first reported that three individuals tested positive for coronavirus in Italy early Friday. The individuals had not traveled to China, marking the first instance of local transmission in Italy. Officials reported additional cases at a press conferen...
Tags: News, China, Uncategorized, Rome, Italy, Al Jazeera, Wuhan, Lombardy, Castiglione, Northern Lombardy, Onetime, AP China, Giuseppe Conte, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID

What Car Sales Look Like When You Can’t Go Outside

Forgive us for mentioning the coronavirus, or whatever it’s called now, once again. As the highly infectious illness spreads in China (and now South Korea and Iran), a staggering piece of data shows what happens to a country’s auto sales when the one-party state won’t let citizens leave their home. After wartime-like measures went into […] The post What Car Sales Look Like When You Can’t Go Outside appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, China, Sales, Iran, Autos, News Blog, Chinese auto sales, Coronavirus

Should I Hold Off On Buying A Car Because A Recession May Be Coming?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing car purchases based on global economic factors, why new some cars have massive discounts, and can junkyard cars be diamonds in the…Read more...
Tags: Recession, Used Cars, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Dealerships, Quick Car Buying Questions, Coronavirus

Moscow Using Facial Recognition to Enforce Coronavirus Quarantine of 2,500 Travelers from China

Moscow is using facial recognition technology to enforce a quarantine on thousands of people who arrived in Russia from China, over fears of the new coronavirus that has killed over 2,000 people worldwide, according to a new report from the Moscow Times. The news comes as the virus, which causes an illness dubbed…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, Moscow, Disease, Outbreaks, Sergei Sobyanin, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Moscow Using Facial Recognition

Bio Roundup: Agile Approval, Coronavirus Collabs, Spruce’s $88M & More

The price of insulin, a life-saving treatment discovered a century ago, has been a flashpoint amid the broader drug pricing debate. The FDA is trying to tame high insulin prices by encouraging price competition.The FDA has historically regarded insulin as a drug. But insulin isn’t a chemical drug, it’s made from biological material. Under a rule change published this week, the FDA will classify insulin as a biological product. When the change takes effect on March 23, would-be competitors will ...
Tags: Startups, Ipo, Trends, Merck, Vc, Astrazeneca, Fda, National, Contraception, Novartis, Pfizer, Allergan, Women's Health, Abbvie, Biotech, Insulin

Marriott Extending Status, Waiving Cancel Fees and Points Expiration For Chinese Members

Following a similar move already announced by Hyatt, Marriott is extending elite status by a year for residents of China and its Special Administrative Regions (as well as Taiwan so as not to get in trouble by differentiating it) due to the coronavirus outbreak and concomitant drop in travel to and from the region. This is based on account address date as of February 1, 2020. Marriott is also extending Suite Night Awards and Free Night awards for these customers won't expire points in these memb...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, China, Taiwan, Marriott, Hyatt Marriott, Marriott Bonvoy, Coronavirus

Japan Readies Auto Industry for Coronavirus Complications

Yep, we’re still talking about the damned coronavirus. But how could we not, with the situation being obfuscated from all sides as the outbreak just seems to worsen? Both Japan and South Korea have reported their first deaths relating to the virus; meanwhile, the unsettling theory that 2019-nCoV was created in a Chinese laboratory has grown […] The post Japan Readies Auto Industry for Coronavirus Complications appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Government, China, Supply Chain, Production, Industry, Editorials, Autos, Automotive Industry, Suppliers, News Blog, Coronavirus, New Coronavirus Countermeasures Automobile Council

Virus cases balloon in South Korea as outbreak shifts, spreads

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and MATT SEDENSKY SEOUL, South Korea  — Schools were shuttered, churches told worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings were banned as cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, the newest front in a widening global outbreak. The country said two people have died and 204 have been infected with the virus, quadruple the number of cases it had two days earlier, as a crisis centered in China has begun strongly reverberating elsewhere. The multiplying caseload in Sou...
Tags: Health, Asia, South Korea, Japan, News, China, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, World Health Organization, Seoul, Christ, Chung, Santa Clarita, Seoul South Korea

Valve will sell ‘far fewer’ Index VR headsets due to coronavirus outbreak

There will be some Valve Index headsets available to buy before the release of Half-Life: Alyx, but not many.
Tags: Gaming, Hardware, News, Trends, Valve, Alyx, Valve Index, Half-Life: Alyx, Coronavirus

Trump Regime Overruled CDC, Flew Coronavirus-Infected Americans on Plane With Healthy People: Report

The U.S. State Department overruled the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), choosing to bring 14 Americans who were infected with the new coronavirus back from Japan, according to the Washington Post. The new report raises serious questions about the U.S. government’s decisions at a time…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Prisons, Washington Post, Cdc, China, Wuhan, Pandemics, U S State Department, Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Anne Schuchat, Outbreaks, Gordon Chang, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak The post Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, China, Whatsapp, Article, National, Chinese Embassy, Quarantine, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country

Students ‘abandoned’ in Wuhan

Africans living in China want to be evacuated The post Students ‘abandoned’ in Wuhan appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: China, Africa, Article, Sierra Leone, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Mauritius, Wuhan, Ghana, Seychelles, Botswana, Chinese Government, Quarantine, Coronavirus, African governments, Lieden University

2 Groups Leave California Bases After Coronavirus Quarantines End

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE (AP) – More than 115 people ended their two-week quarantines at a pair of California military bases where they had been living since flying out of China during a deadly viral outbreak. None of those leaving Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego and Travis Air Force Base northeast of San Francisco on Thursday have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and they don’t pose any health risk, officials said. A group of 63 people were released from Miramar, the last ...
Tags: News, California, China, Local, San Francisco, San Diego, Wuhan, Miramar, Travis, Travis Air Force Base, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Coronavirus, Centers for Disease Control Meanwhile

Coronavirus and the Tokyo Olympics

With Japan being home to the second-highest number of people infected with the new coronavirus (there are currently 73 confirmed cases in Japan and 620 passengers tested positive aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship currently quarantined in the port of Yokohama), doubts about the safety of having Tokyo host the Summer Olympic Games are creeping in. In China, some Olympic qualifying tournaments have already been moved due to the virus, and with the Olympics starting on July 24, some are won...
Tags: Travel, Japan, London, China, Summer Olympics, World Health Organization, Tokyo, International Olympic Committee, All, Yokohama, Shaun Bailey, Tokyo Olympics, Coronavirus

Amazon item description includes "Shipped from Amazon Warehouse in US, Free from Virus"

My young son has an inordinate fondness of trucks, and while acquiring trucks yesterday I noticed that this Mercedes-Benz 1/20-scale Dump Truck includes the text "Shipped from Amazon Warehouse in US, Free from Virus." This fascinating statement suggests a consumer fear that seems absurd -- that one can contract coronavirus from toy trucks shipped directly from the Chinese factory. Note that the statement isn't in the actual product description text, but is embedded into a product photograph. T...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Toys, News, US, Cnn, Viruses, Mercedes Benz, Amazon Warehouse, Coronavirus, Channel RC Construction Vehicles

Bad Omen: Shutdown Extended in China’s Manufacturing Heartland

If you recall our piece from yesterday, automakers like Nissan are counting on Chinese workers to return to their factories on February 21st, thus preventing a widespread parts shortage that could idle plants on a global scale. That date would be the first day of resumed work in Hubei province following a government-mandated shutdown of […] The post Bad Omen: Shutdown Extended in China’s Manufacturing Heartland appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Supply Chain, Production, Industry, Autos, Nissan, Suppliers, Hubei, News Blog, Coronavirus, Manufacturing Heartland

2 Cruise Ship Passengers Die of Coronavirus, Raising Death Toll Outside China to 11

Two passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship currently docked in Yokohama, Japan have died from COVID-19, according to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. They’re the first passengers from the cruise ship to die since it was put under quarantine on February 5, raising Japan’s death toll from the new coronavirus to…Read more...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Japan, Science, China, Iran, Disease, Yokohama Japan, Outbreaks, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Shincheonji Church of Jesus

Coronavirus May Hurt China’s Long-Term Entertainment Industry Goals

Halting all film releases and closing cinemas over Chinese New Year was the most dramatic possible expression of the emergency response to the novel coronavirus threat that spread from the city of Wuhan in January. The movie distribution and exhibition sectors had been counting on a billion dollars of box office revenue over the 10-day […]
Tags: Asia, Spotlight, Berlin Film Festival, Wuhan, Coronavirus

Berlin Festival Braced for Coronavirus, But Greater Headaches Afoot for Chinese Industry

The Berlin Festival has taken a hit from the coronavirus epidemic that began in China, but the absence of Chinese buyers may signal wider industry problems. Festival organizers, who do not anticipate further virus-related damage, told Variety that 118 individuals set to attend from China have cancelled, out of approximately 21,000 accreditations. From other territories […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Spotlight, Markets & Festivals, Berlin Film Festival, Coronavirus

Not the Usual Haircut

All kinds of stores and shops in Shanghai have been closed for weeks. This past Tuesday, I went for a walk and noticed that a few barber shops were open. Yesterday I decided to finally get my first haircut of 2020. It was a somewhat unusual haircut. They took my temperature first. Everyone in the place wore a face mask (which has to be partially removed during the haircut to cut around the ears), and there was lots of disinfecting between haircuts. Hopefully we’ll put this coronav...
Tags: Society, Personal, Current Events, Shanghai, Linguistics, Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV