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World academies urge scientific, policymaking communities to help control COVID-19

The current COVID-19 outbreak was first reported on 31 December 2019. On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic.
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Coronavirus Erupts in Africa—Along With Deadly Rumors and Fear

ABUJA, Nigeria—Since late February, when Nigeria recorded its first case of COVID-19, taxi driver Ola Yusuf has been picking up passengers arriving at the busy Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos who are coming from countries badly hit by the coronavirus."Sometimes I carry up to four people, who are either friends or from the same family," Yusuf told The Daily Beast over the phone. "I'm often paid in cash" (a potential vector of disease).A day after the country's 12th case of...
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Senior WHO adviser appears to dodge question on Taiwan's Covidresponse

Canadian Bruce Aylward, who visited Wuhan in February, appeared to hang up or be cut off when pressed on Taipei’s record Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA senior advisor at the World Health Organization (WHO) appeared to hang up on a journalist who asked about Taiwan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and then dismissed further questions because they had “already talked about China”.It comes amid continued criticism of the WHO’s approach towards both Taiwan and C...
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Tax, other scammers take advantage of coronavirus fears

Pixabay/CDC Coronavirus relief checks still are weeks away from arriving in our bank accounts or snail mail boxes, but crooks already are trying to trick us out of the money. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says its ScamTracker already has detected crooks impersonating as government officials and calling about the money authorized under the just-enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. New hooks, old scams: COVID-19 is a new bait, but the scam scenarios are ou...
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Trump Copies New Orleans’ Tragic 1853 Yellow Fever Playbook

After two weeks of skyrocketing coronavirus cases, Orleans Parish—the Louisiana county that includes the city of New Orleans—on Friday recorded the highest per capita death rate in the U.S. from COVID-19, according to The Times-Picayune/ The New Orleans Advocate. With 997 cases and 46 deaths (more than half of the state’s total fatalities) reported by health officials, the city where jazz began has seen deaths surge to 11.76 deaths per 100,000 people, almost twice that of the second highest rank...
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Nigeria: COVID-19, Force Majeure And Frustration - Andersen Tax LP

The coronavirus, COVID-19, which originated in Wuhan, China, is spreading around the world with such speed that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a pandemic.
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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...
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Hundreds of former DOJ officials and federal judges urge Prez Trump to commute sentences and create emergency advisory group to respond to COVID-19 challenges

The folks at Fair and Just Prosecution has discussing a notable new plea for more action from Prez Trump to address COVID-19 challenges in our nation's criminal justice system.  From the start of the press release (with bold in the original): Today 405 former DOJ leaders, attorneys, and federal judges — including 35 former United States Attorneys who served under both Republican and Democratic Administrations —issued an asking him to take immediate action to reduce the population in federal...
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COVID-19: $800+ million to support small businesses and crisis response

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 help the World Health Organization (WHO) and more than 100 government agenc...
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The Nature of Coronavirus versus Seasonal Flu

THE NATURE OF CORONAVIRUS VERSUS SEASONAL FLU SIMPLY EXPLAINED BY VISPI KANGA Here is a little more information on the virus that may help explain a few things that people don’t understand and feel confused as to why Coronavirus is such a bigger deal than Seasonal flu. Both are infectious respiratory illnesses. It has to do with RNA sequencing (genetics). While sequencing DNA gives a genetic profile of an organism, sequencing RNA reflects only the sequences that are actively expressed in the cel...
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UK: How UK Employers Can Deal With The Special Circumstances Created By The Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Gowling WLG

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points...
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United States: The March To Cancel: Contract And Insurance Implications Of Coronavirus-Related Event Cancellations - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The same day, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and Major League Soccer all suspended their seasons.
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Deep Dive: Asia Performance in the Time of COVID-19 | By Laura Resco

COVID-19 swept through Asia first. Chinese health officials first reported the outbreak to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Dec. 31, 2019, and the rapid spread of the virus prompted aggressive containment measures across the entire region. The impact on the hotel industry was swift and severe, because many Asian travel markets rely heavily on Chinese visitor demand.
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Medical roundup

Telemedicine has become a crucial tool during the crisis. 2017 paper discusses the regulatory barriers that had constrained it [Shirley Svorny, Cato Policy Analysis; earlier here, here, and here] “Wondered why it’s been so hard to ramp up production of surgical masks and respirators? Why haven’t private companies flooded into the market to meet peak demand? Because they are regulated medical devices and new versions require FDA approval which can take months to obtain.” [Paul Matzko thread on ...
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"Correctional Facilities In The Shadow Of COVID-19: Unique Challenges And Proposed Solutions"

The title of this post is the title of this lengthy and comprehensive new posting at the Health Affairs Blog.  I recommend the lengthy piece in full, and here is how it gets started: As the global COVID-19 pandemic accelerates, it is critical to note that incarcerated people in the U.S. have a constitutional right to healthcare services that meet community standards, and that older adults and those with chronic and/or serious medical conditions in prisons and jails are at grave risk of experien...
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Small Alcohol Distillers Step Up to Meet Hand Sanitizer Demand

With hand sanitizers going out of stock in stores and distribution centers, it is leaving many without during the coronavirus outbreak. Alcohol distillers are trying to fill the gap. This is in part due to the Tax and Trade Bureau giving the green light for alcohol beverage producers a special exemption to make hand sanitizer. Before the coronavirus outbreak, the production of sanitizer was minimal due to low demand. However, the demand for sanitizers has peaked exponentially because of the gro...
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Statement from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts: Coronavirus Update II

The safety of our guests and team members around the world is a top priority. We have provided the thousands of independently owned and operated franchised hotels in our network and our managed and owned properties worldwide with helpful guidelines and safety information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detailing how to identify COVID-19 symptoms and mitigate its transmission.
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WHO and UNWTO Calling On Innovators And Entrepreneurs To Accelerate Tourism Recovery

In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new solutions to help the tourism sector recover from COVID-19.
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Calling On Innovators And Entrepreneurs To Accelerate Tourism Recovery

In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new solutions to help the tourism sector recover from COVID-19.
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IBM and The Weather Channel launch detailed local COVID-19 maps and data tracking

There are already a number of resources available for mapping the spread of confirmed COVID-19 cases both in the U.S. and globally, but IBM and its subsidiary The Weather Company have launched new tools that bring COVID-19 mapping and analysis to more people via their Weather Channel mobile app and Existing tools are useful, but come from fairly specialized sources including the World Health Organization (WHO) and Johns Hopkins University. This new initiative combines data fro...
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Hackers Hijack Routers' DNS To Spread Malicious COVID-19 Apps

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: A new cyber attack is hijacking router's DNS settings so that web browsers display alerts for a fake COVID-19 information app from the World Health Organization that is the Oski information-stealing malware. For the past five days, people have been reporting their web browser would open on its own and display a message prompting them to download a 'COVID-19 Inform App' that was allegedly from the World Health Organization (WHO). After f...
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New crowdsourced COVID-19 symptom map could build a more complete pandemic picture

A new initiative by the Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School could provide a new kind of signal for those studying the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the U.S. The ‘Covid Near You’ map developed by researchers at both organizations, asks individuals to self-report any potential COVID-19 symptoms, as well as if they’ve taken a test, and then maps that activity on a rolling two week basis. This isn’t a map of confirmed COVID-19 cases – other sources for that information ...
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United States: How Does The Designation Of Coronavirus As A Pandemic Impact Healthcare Employers? - Ford & Harrison LLP

As most employers know, on March 10, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) a pandemic. While COVID-19 will impact employers in multiple ways,...
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New York governor issues dire warning as coronavirus rates rise faster than expected

Andrew Cuomo said hospitals are unequipped for deluge and called on Trump for federal help * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverageNew York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has issued his most dire statement yet about the coronavirus pandemic, warning that coronavirus infection rates are rising much faster than expected and the state’s hospitals are woefully unequipped for the deluge.“The inescapable conclusion is that the rate of infection is going up,” Cuomo said at a press...
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How China, the US, and Europe are using robots to replace and help humans fight coronavirus by delivering groceries, sanitizing hospitals, and monitoring patients

The coronavirus outbreak that originated in China has killed more than 17,000 people worldwide and infected more than 398,000, according to recent totals. The virus, which causes a disease known as COVID-19, has spread to 169 countries, and the majority of infections and deaths are now outside of China. As the outbreak spreads, robots are being used to disinfect, take temperatures, and even prepare food. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Around the world, robots are being us...
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How to make group FaceTime calls with up to 32 people while social distancing due to coronavirus (AAPL)

FaceTime is Apple's video chatting feature available on Apple products, and group FaceTime calls first became available in 2018. Communication tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams have seen downloads spike as people are encouraged to stay in their homes due to the coronavirus.  The coronavirus outbreak has killed more than 15,000 people worldwide and infected more than 353,000, according to recent totals. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With people forced to work and learn ...
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Coordinated response required to optimize telehealth during COVID-19 pandemic

Eric Perakslis Contributor Share on Twitter Eric Perakslis, PhD is a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University, Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and Innovation Advisor to Médecins Sans Frontières. He has significant experience leading technology efforts in infectious disease outbreaks. As the COVID-19 epidemic scales exponentially across the United States, calls for expended use of telehealth...
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Turkey: The Fight Against Coronavirus In The Workplace: A Data Protection And Employment Law Perspective (Part 1) - Ersoy Bilgehan

As of 30 January 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) has declared "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" due to the Covid-19 disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus
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Reverse Mortgage Industry Adapts in Eye of Coronavirus ‘Hurricane’

The reverse mortgage industry is taking a series of major steps in order to prepare for the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic, mobilizing working groups, changing or amending company policies to encourage social distancing with borrowers and employees, and seeking new regulatory relief in order to ensure that continuity of business is maintained for the duration of the current crisis. This is according to a “town hall” webinar hosted by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association ...
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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 15,000 as WHO warns spread of virus is accelerating

UK coronavirus live updatesUS coronavirus latest updates‘This is not a film’: Italian mayors rage at lockdown dodgersBolsonaro claims coronavirus crisis a media trick See all of our coronavirus coverage 5.27pm GMT The spread of the coronavirus is accelerating, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, with more than 300,000 cases now recorded and infections reported from nearly every country worldwide. It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases of Covi...
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