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CDC Official: This Is Just The Beginning of America's New Coronavirus Surge

This is just the “beginning” of a dangerous new wave of coronavirus cases that could become more deadly as it reaches an older population in the U.S., according to Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC. The U.S. has identified at least 2.59 million cases and over 126,000 deaths, the highest numbers…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, California, Cdc, Youtube, Masks, America, Pandemics, Centers for Disease Control, JAMA, Anne Schuchat, JAMA Network, N95, Coronavirus, Covid 19


UK Exports Two New Coronavirus Cases to Covid-Free New Zealand

New Zealand has identified two new cases of coronavirus after going 24 days without a single active case, according to an announcement by New Zealand health officials on Tuesday. The two cases have been identified as two women from the UK who were granted exemptions to travel within New Zealand to attend a funeral…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, New Zealand, Disease, Donald Trump, Pandemics, President Trump, Jacinda Ardern, Ashley Bloomfield, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Covid Free New Zealand


U.S. Hits 2 Million Coronavirus Cases As Trump Ignores Pandemic to Threaten 'Ugly Anarchists'

The U.S. has officially identified over 2 million coronavirus cases, the highest number in the world, according to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker. The country has at least 112,924 deaths, also the highest in the world, and things are expected to get even worse in the coming…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Viruses, Seattle, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Pandemics, Tulsa, Johns Hopkins University, Trump Rallies, Juneteenth, President Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Autonomous Zone


The meat industry could spawn the next pandemic, new report finds

'We are just in the middle of a perfect storm right now'
Tags: Meat, News, Trends, Farming, Disease, Pandemics


President Trump Throws Tantrum Over Social Distancing Rules at Upcoming Convention

President Donald Trump has threatened to move the upcoming Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the governor doesn’t guarantee its convention space can ignore social distancing guidelines. The convention is scheduled to occur from August 24 to 27 at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center, which can seat over…Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, Disease, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Charlotte, Trump, Election 2020, Republican National Convention, President Trump, 2020 Election, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, Mis C


Alabama Running Out of ICU Beds For Coronavirus Patients As State Reopens

Alabama is running out of ICU beds to treat coronavirus patients, according to the mayor of Montgomery, the second largest city in the state. The dire news comes as Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, continues to lift restrictions put in place last month to slow the spread of covid-19.Read more...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Germany, Alabama, Virus, New Zealand, Michigan, Donald Trump, Montgomery, Pandemics, Kay Ivey, President Trump, Steven Reed, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus Thwarts Rescue of Endangered Albatrosses Menaced by Giant Mice

The covid-19 pandemic has forced a delay to an effort to protect vulnerable seabirds from large, invasive mice on an island in the South Atlantic Ocean. The suspension left a team of conservationists stranded in one of the most remote places on Earth, an ordeal that finally ended this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Conservation, Mice, Pandemics, South Atlantic Ocean, Gough Island, Seabirds, Covid 19, Giant Mice


108 Million People in China Put Into Lockdown After 34 New Coronavirus Cases Detected

The Chinese province of Jilin has placed about 108 million people into lockdown on Monday after roughly 34 new cases of coronavirus and one death were identified in the region over the past few weeks, according to a new report from Bloomberg News. The new lockdown demonstrates widespread fear in China of witnessing…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Bloomberg News, Jilin, President Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Lockdowns


U.S. Government Proposed Manipulating CDC Guidelines to Avoid Mask Shortages: Whistleblower

The U.S. government proposed manipulating information about whether N95 masks worked to fight the spread of coronavirus in the general public, according to Dr. Richard Bright, a whistleblower who testified publicly for the first time on Thursday. The deception was an effort to avoid shortages and keep masks available…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Masks, Donald Trump, Richard, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Pandemics, Centers for Disease Control, Jerome Adams, N95, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Rick Bright, Richard Bright, U S Government Proposed Manipulating CDC


U.S. Government Proposed Manipulating CDC Guidelines to Avoid Mask Shortages

The U.S. government proposed manipulating information about whether N95 masks worked to fight the spread of coronavirus in the general public, according to Dr. Richard Bright, a whistleblower who testified publicly for the first time on Thursday. The deception was an effort to avoid shortages and keep masks available…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Masks, Donald Trump, Richard, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Pandemics, Centers for Disease Control, Jerome Adams, N95, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Rick Bright, Richard Bright, U S Government Proposed Manipulating CDC


Here's What New Zealand Did Today After Two Months of Coronavirus Lockdown

The government of New Zealand lifted most of the country’s strict lockdown measures today after almost two months. What did New Zealanders do? They went to stores, they got tattoos, they met up with friends (in groups of no more than ten), and they got haircuts. Lots of haircuts.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Health, Science, Government, Georgia, Tourism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Pandemics, International Travel, President Trump, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Hong Kong to Give Free Masks to Every Family As It Prepares to Reopen Economy

Hong Kong’s government announced a plan to give every family at least 10 free face masks as it prepares to reopen large parts of society later this week. The region of 7 million people has experienced 14 full days without any community transmission of the new coronavirus, setting the stage for local politicians to…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Masks, Disease, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Carrie Lam, President Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Chinese State Media Slams U.S. Response to the Coronavirus...with Lego

Let it be stated that the Xinhua News Agency is widely known as being a and the organization’s journalistic integrity should generally be viewed as questionable. That said, its unfavorable read on the United States’ slow response to the covid-19 pandemic is pretty on…Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Lego, United States, Who, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Mike Pence, Xinhua News Agency, Plagues, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Chinese State Media Slams U S Response


Entrepreneurs are seeing mini-empires of Airbnb properties collapse

People who launched mini-empires of Airbnb rental properties are experiencing extreme financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, reports The Wall Street Journal. These are people who bought or leased residential property with the sole intention to list them on Airbnb. In March alone Airbnb lost $1.5 billion in canceled bookings. From The Wall Street Journal: Smaller players have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars each buying homes for short-term rentals. Jennifer Kelleher-Ha...
Tags: Post, News, Airbnb, Michigan, Pandemics, Lockdown, Kyle Glenn, Coronavirus, No Bookings, Jennifer Kelleher Hazlett, Clawson Mich


NASA Rocket Scientists Designed a Rapid-Production Ventilator in Just 37 Days

Introducing VITAL, a prototype ventilator designed expressly for quick and easy mass production. Developed by NASA engineers, the device could alleviate ongoing supply shortages in the U.S. and around the world as the covid-19 pandemic rages on.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Pandemics, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Ventilators


South Korea's Coronavirus Epicenter Reports No New Cases For First Time Since February

The city of Daegu, South Korea reported no new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, the first time that’s happened since February after spending months as the country’s epicenter for covid-19. Daegu identified its first case on February 18 and South Korea quickly rolled out a massive testing regime in the city to…Read more...
Tags: Health, South Korea, New York, Science, Donald Trump, Seoul, Pandemics, Daegu, President Trump, Mass Graves, Daegu South Korea, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Boy, I Picked the Worst Time to Start Playing The Division 2

As the world started to realize the true scope of the spread of the novel coronavirus, it seemed like many people turned to apocalyptic and pandemic-based fiction as a peculiar balm to soothe their nerves. I did much the same, but in a more video game fashion, and found that it was much harder to soothe my nerves than…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ubisoft, Apocalypse, Pandemics, Massive Entertainment, The Division 2, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Post Apocalyptic Fiction


Alabama Disavows Plan to Deny Ventilators to Covid-19 Patients With Disabilities

Alabama no longer plans to deny ventilators to people with cognitive disabilities if hospital equipment becomes scarce, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Alabama’s plan, originally published in 2010, would have taken away life-saving ventilators from people with intellectual…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Alabama, Fox News, Discrimination, Donald Trump, Bill Oreilly, Pandemics, Eugenics, Health And Human Services, HHS, President Trump, Roger Severino, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Cannabis dispensaries essential

Cannabis dispensaries and grocery stores usually don’t have much in common. The same can be said for dispensaries and delivery warehouses, or dispensaries and wastewater treatment plants. But in the era of COVID-19, one common thread ties these service locations together: They’ve all been deemed essential. Of the nine states with legal cannabis in the United States, all but Massachusetts have kept recreational dispensaries open. The number of dispensaries that have remained open is much high...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Bloomberg, Cannabis, United States, Michigan, John, Las Vegas, Nevada, Denver, Pandemics, Leaflink


Cops Are Wearing Covid-19 Helmets As Reality Just Gets Weirder During Pandemic

Rajesh Babu, a police officer in Chennai, India, has started wearing a helmet while enforcing a lockdown of the country’s 1.3 billion people. But it’s not just any helmet. Babu’s headgear is designed to look like the new coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19. And it’s just one more sign that our current…Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Las Vegas, Inequality, Pandemics, Chennai India, Babu, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Rajesh Babu


Annalee Newitz looks at the Great Plague of London and 17th century social distancing

Annalee Newitz has a piece in The New York Times about the "Great Plague" of London (1665-1666)--the last outbreak of bubonic plague in England--which ended up taking the lives of almost a quarter of the city's population. A lot of English people believed 1666 would be the year of the apocalypse. You can’t really blame them. In late spring 1665, bubonic plague began to eat away at London’s population. By fall, roughly 7,000 people were dying every week in the city. The plague lasted through most...
Tags: Post, England, London, News, New York Times, Oxford, Cambridge, Isaac Newton, Pandemics, Annalee Newitz, Charles II, Bubonic plague, Social Distancing, Coronapocalypse, Great Plague of London


The 5 types of pandemic villians

Does anyone ever read the introductory paragraph preceding a listicle like this? I sure don't. I always skip straight to the numbered list. So without further ado, here are the 5 types of villains making the pandemic worse for everyone else: 1. DENIERS People who are hostile to science, evangelical Christians, sociopaths, members of Trump's loyalty cult, and those whose investment portfolios are under threat. Credo: "Coronavirus is George Soros / Bill Gates / libtard-concocted fake news designed...
Tags: Post, London, News, Walmart, Pennsylvania, Harvey Weinstein, Prince Charles, Nevada, Pandemics, Robin, Trump, Balmoral, Roy Moore, Citrix, Jerry Falwell Jr, Rush Limbaugh


Here are the 5 kinds of pandemic villains who are making things worse for the rest of us

Does anyone ever read the introductory paragraph preceding a listicle like this? I sure don't. I always skip straight to the numbered list. So without further ado, here are the 5 types of villains making the pandemic worse for everyone else: 1. DENIERS People who are hostile to science, evangelical Christians, sociopaths, members of Trump's loyalty cult, social media toilet lickers, and those whose investment portfolios are under threat. Credo: "Coronavirus is George Soros / Bill Gates / libtard...
Tags: Post, New York, London, News, Walmart, Pennsylvania, Harvey Weinstein, Prince Charles, Nevada, Sportsball, Pandemics, Robin, Trump, Balmoral, Roy Moore, Citrix


Man dead, wife in hospital after ingesting what they thought was a drug touted by Trump

On their website, the Arizona medical group, Banner Health, is reporting that a man has died in their care after self-medicating against COVID-19 using what they mistook for an anti-malaria drug that Dear Leader had mentioned during one of his campaign rallies briefings in recent days. A man has died and his wife is under critical care after the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate, an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks. Within thirty minutes of ingestio...
Tags: Post, News, Arizona, Pandemics, Trump, Don, Banner Health, Vaughn Hillyard, Preventable Deaths, COVID-19, COVID, Coronapocalypse, Quack Science


Man dead, wife in hospital after ingesting drug touted by Trump

On their website, the Arizona medical group, Banner Health, is reporting that a man has died in their care after self-medicating against COVID-19 using an anti-malaria drug that Dear Leader had mentioned during one of his campaign rallies briefings in recent days. A man has died and his wife is under critical care after the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate, an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks. Within thirty minutes of ingestion, the couple experien...
Tags: Post, News, Arizona, Pandemics, Trump, Don, Banner Health, Vaughn Hillyard, Preventable Deaths, COVID-19, COVID, Coronapocalypse, Quack Science


U.S. State Department Seeks Help From Foreign Aid Recipients For Scarce Medical Supplies

The U.S. State Department is scrambling to procure medical supplies and equipment from recipients of U.S. aid in Eastern Europe and Asia, according to leaked memos seen by Foreign Policy magazine. The news comes as the entire world struggles with the covid-19 pandemic that has infected over 380,000 and killed over…Read more...
Tags: Asia, New York, Science, Masks, State Department, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Eastern Europe, Tyvek, U S State Department, Mike Pompeo, President Trump, Respirators, N95, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Target Donates N95 Mask Inventory to Hospitals, Apologizes For Selling Masks in Seattle

Target has apologized for selling N95 masks in some of its Seattle stores after a photo of the masks went viral on social media. Personal protective equipment like masks are in short supply for doctors and nurses across the country as the covid-19 pandemic worsens, and Target has now has pledged to donate its supply…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Washington, Seattle, Target, 3m, Pandemics, Jay Inslee, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Join the Mask Force, help manufacture DIY emergency PPE supplies

The ever-clever and resourceful Danielle Baskin has created a site for the online coordination and distribution of DIY-produced filter masks, face shields and other PPE (personal protective equipment). In times of emergency, the CDC allows production for crisis capacity scenarios. Homemade supplies are an emergency supply for overwhelmed hospitals and we have to prepare right now for it. While factory capacity is limited, we are building a distributed factory of crafters, DIYers, and organizers ...
Tags: Post, News, Makers, Cdc, 3d Printing, Pandemics, Danielle Baskin, COVID-19, Mask Force


Prusa Research develops 3D-printable face shield in three days

Last week, I reported on Czech 3D printer company, Prusa Research, converting over some of their manufacturing capability to producing hand sanitizer. Now, the company has, within three days of prototyping, created a 3D printable face shield. Josef Prusa writes: We were notified on Facebook that doctors are in great need of face shields and that there is already a great face shield design available online. We took it as a starting point and decided that we would adjust it for easier and faster 3...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Prague, 3d Printing, Pandemics, Josef, Good Deeds, Josef Prusa, Czech Ministry of Health, COVID-19, Prusa Research, Adam Vojtech Today, Martin Havrda, University Hospital Vinohrady, Adam Vojtech


FDA gives go-ahead to Maryland bio-firm to accept orders on their COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test Kit

From BioSpace via Alberto Gaitán: ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 20/20 BioResponse, a business unit of 20/20 GeneSystems, Inc. announced today that it will begin taking orders for its CoronaCheck  COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test Kit. (The test is intended to identify persons having an immune response against SARS-CoV-2.) The company’s action follows discussions with officials from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) this week after the agency’s March 16 Guidance issued to “expand the numbe...
Tags: Post, Usa, News, Maryland, Cdc, Fda, Pandemics, Alberto, U S Food Drug Administration FDA, Alberto Gaitán, Coronavirus, COVID-19, ROCKVILLE Md BUSINESS WIRE, BioResponse, GeneSystems Inc, FDA Rapid Antibody